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6 Facts About Poinsettias

Poinsettias are a well-loved variety of houseplant. Their gracious (but bold) red and green leaves flourish in foil-covered pots in places public and private, augmenting the holiday spirit. †Rumored…

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How to Pet-Proof Your Christmas Tree

  Winter holidays are especially exciting, with all the sparkly lights and streamers, delicate ornaments and brightly colored garland, and donít get us started on the candies and treats! All o…

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Low Stress, Earth Friendly, Inexpensive Holidays (video)

I was on Ebru Today talking about a few ways to lessen the negative impact of our holidays on the environment. Itís that time of year. No matter what holiday you celebrate, it is all about home, he…

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12 Ways to Save Energy & Money This Holiday

The holidays are upon us again, and many of us are making efforts to green our seasonal activities. This year, as we plan festive celebrations with family and friends, how about keeping our energy usa…

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Living Holiday Ornments

Living ornaments add a touch of the unexpected to your holiday decor. And they will live on after the festivities end. Here are a few favorites: Above: The Gold Leaf Cup Ornament measures approxi…

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Simplify the Holidays: 12 Days, 12 Ways

We should all be prepared by now, but it seems every year the holidays can catch us off guard with endless piles of stuff. Iím not referring to the welcome stuff, either, such as gingersnaps, pine-sce…

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Simple Holiday Decor with Dried Foliage

As the holiday season looms, here are four easy ways to decorate in a seasonally appropriate way: using dried foliage. Each of these spaces make use of leaves and branches for arrangements that can w…

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4 Easy & Instant Holiday Decorations

Push the poinsettias aside; these four holiday decor ideas add unexpected charm and take minimal time and resources to create. Above: This simple pine bough can be made by weaving together a few fr…

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Feng Shui for a Vibrant Fall Home

I love anything and everything pumpkin - the fabulous colors, interesting shapes and, of course, the pie! One of my most enjoyable fall rituals is to fill my trunk with an abundance of the multico…

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10 Recycled DIY Halloween Decorations

Can you believe that Halloween is just over a month away? If you're planning to whip up some handmade Halloween decorations, now is the time to start! Why Handmade? Handmade decorations mean a time …

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