How to Update Your Home for the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, many families are participating in the annual ritual of dragging out the same old decorations and putting them in all their usual places. While traditions are undoubtedly important this time of the year, home decor is one area that always benefits from a change every now and then. Are you looking for new and unique ways to spice up your home for the holidays? If so, read on—we've compiled a list of pointers on how to get your home ready for the holidays this … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Season: 8 Brilliant Strategies to Beat the Holiday Rush

We all know that person—let’s call him Last-Minute Larry—who leaves every holiday task to Christmas Eve. Poor Larry. He shows up to Christmas dinner with gifts wrapped in plastic bags (the horror!) and an empty wallet after having gotten all but robbed at the shopping mall. Not only has Larry spent more money than the rest of us, he’s also put himself through more stress. If you can’t stand the idea of long lines, pseudo-deals and holiday traffic, then you’ve got to do everything you can to … [Read more...]

3 Things You Must Do Before Jetting Off On Your Family Winter Break

33% of U.S families enjoyed a winter vacation last winter. However, 48% say that they want to embrace a winter getaway this year. With a young family in tow and numerous factors to consider when planning your family trip, it's easy to forget something. But no matter how busy you are, it's crucial that you complete these tasks before you travel. Book a parking space More than 50% of Americans told the HNTB America THINKS survey that they find airports “stressful”. Thankfully, major airlines … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas – Try a Xmas Hamper!

Christmas is the time to be merry. It is the time to share and care, but it can quickly become a nightmare when you realise that you have to pick up gifts for your nit-picky friend, demanding kids and your expectant significant other. Then there’s the pressure of office secret Santa and buying presents for parents. Well, in short, there are enough ingredients for turning the holiday season into a Michael Bay movie. Thankfully, things don’t have to turn out like that because you are smarter … [Read more...]

Top 8 Holiday Destinations For 2017-18

Exquisite seafood and local delicacies along the French Canals; Pandas, The Great Wall and luscious Sichuan cuisine in China; and raw blues at Senegal's surfing spots! What more could you ask for a vacation bling? Whether it's New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day, the places listed below are sure to add excitement and fervor to your holiday. Take a look:  Senegal-Western Africa Senegal is a beautiful region located in Western Africa popular for its secret yet adventurous surfing spots. … [Read more...]

Six Ways To Be Prepared For Emergencies This Holiday Season

Christmas tree fires, electrical socket overloads, cooking disasters, and other such emergencies are incredibly rare this time of year, but the overall statistics provide very little comfort to families touched by these mishaps. As preparations for holiday parties enter their final phases, take a few moments to be ready for the unexpected. Following these tips should chase some of the few remaining shadows from your mind, giving you the extra peace of mind you need to truly enjoy the time with … [Read more...]

Tips For Staying Safe For the 4th of July

These safety tips can help keep you and your family safe this 4th of July! Did you know that the 4th of July is one of the most dangerous weekends of the entire years, says experts. They can see over 11,000 fireworks accidents in this weekend and more. Making sure you stay safe, is important. Follow these tips for staying safe for the 4th of July, to protect you and your family! Sparklers are the cause of 10% of firework related injuries, they burn more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. It always … [Read more...]

Citrusy Shirley Temple Black Drink

If you need a new "adult" beverage for the holiday season or a party, I recommend this Citrusy Shirley Temple Black Drink. It's the perfect time to pull out fresh cocktail recipes. You can serve them with appetizers at a party, or just have a few drinks with your friends at a small gathering. I remember growing up, I loved drinking Shirley Temples. I always wanted to add extra maraschino cherries, and I felt so very grown up with my tall glass and cocktail fruit. Now, I love a grown-up … [Read more...]