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Jan 9, 2017

Keep Cozy with Thrifty Craft Projects

The holidays are now a memory, and everything has finally been put away — hopefully, following some “editing” that keeps the volume of your stuff in check and your shelves and closets clean and clutter-free. It’s time to hole up and prepare to cope with the worst that winter has to offer. Many people spend a […]
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Dec 27, 2016

Benefit from a Boxing Week

Yesterday was Boxing Day, a holiday observed in Great Britain since the Middle Ages that rewarded servants and employees who couldn’t celebrate Christmas on the 25th of the month with a box of presents, food, money or another appreciation for their service. The tradition likely arose in the early Christian era, when churches used alms boxes […]
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Dec 20, 2016

Get Organized Before Santa Arrives

Christmas is now only a few days away, and whether you’re responsible for cooking, giving, hosting, entertaining or all of the above, you probably still have a lot of chores to do. You want your holiday to go off without a hitch, and there’s not much time left to make sure everything is “just so.” You’ve cleaned […]
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Dec 5, 2016

Another Task for Your Holiday To-Do List

As the holidays kick off in earnest, you’ll have a host of tasks to deal with: Decking out your home, inside and outside, in a manner appropriate to the season. Buying gifts for the many family members, friends and colleagues on your list. Baking holiday cookies and other culinary delights. Somehow making time for that […]
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Nov 21, 2016

Make Room for Your Black Friday Buys

Since the advent of the indoor mall, the day after Thanksgiving — Black Friday — has become a holiday unto itself. The overwhelming, all-American desire to get a good deal on holiday gifts has made the day a huge event for consumers. And retailers are only too happy to oblige, since many chains look to […]
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Keep Cozy with Thrifty Craft Projects

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Photo: Christopher Paquette/Flickr

Benefit from a Boxing Week

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Get Organized Before Santa Arrives

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Another Task for Your Holiday To-Do List

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