Jul
   06

 

 

Artificial Christmas Tree - Columbia Valley Fir

 
Customers choose their trees according to their tastes. While others like the full-shaped, traditional look, some prefer narrow trees that suit their space. For our Trees in Review today, we’re featuring the Columbia Valley Fir, one of Christmas Tree Market’s best-selling artificial fir trees.
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  Jul
   03

 

Christmas in July is a great way for the kids to feel the spirit of Christmas and enjoy summer parties at the same time. This year, have an easy time organizing a Christmas in July party with food stations your kids will love! Food or party stations allow your young guests to fill their plates just the way they want, and have fun in the process. Here are 5 party stations that you can prepare for your Christmas in July celebration!

Hotdog Bar

Hotdogs are always a crowd favorite, and can be cooked in no time! Prepare the toppings in advance but cook the hotdogs to order to make sure that they’re piping hot when served. Chili, tomatoes, onions, and coleslaw are great toppings for the kids, and they can get as much or as little as they want. This how-to from The Celebration Shoppe has tips on how to make your own hotdog bar without the stress.
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  Jun
   23

 

 
Artificial Christmas Trees - How to Set Up a Christmas Tree
 
Having trees in storage may damage some of its parts or break some lamps, so before the holidays arrive, make sure that your Christmas tree is still in great condition. A mid-year Christmas tree check-up gives you an idea of your tree’s state and lets you know if new bulbs or fuses are needed. Should you find that you need a new tree, you can already buy one a few months before the holiday rush.
 
To know the proper way of checking your artificial Christmas tree, here is a comprehensive how-to:
 
1. Make sure you have a lot of space
 
When working inside the house, move the furniture against the wall to give yourself more space to work. Protect your work area by putting down newspapers or a plastic sheet to catch any dirt that may have accumulated during storage. For pre-lit trees, make sure you have an electric outlet or extension cord nearby for light testing later on. If you need more space, you can the tree outside and work in your yard.
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  Jun
   23

 

Staging your home is no easy feat, and it can be even more difficult with kids around. Imagine adding staging errands on top of everything else you already do on a daily basis! Four years ago, my husband and I faced the daunting task of selling our home. It was challenging, having to stage our house while corralling four active kids. With a bit of time management, some creativity and organization, and a lot of planning, we were able to pull it off. Here are some tips to get your home in tip-top shape and ready for viewing in no time.

Think of Your Audience

stage for everyone
Photo from Fawn Over Baby

Make your home appeal to everyone by minimizing all the kid stuff — discard, donate, or store most of their toys. This will really cut down on the clutter and help you organize things much quicker. Neutralize the color palette in your nursery or children’s bedroom, too. You can still leave a few homey touches, but keep them to a minimum.

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  Jun
   15

 

The garden or lawn is the perfect venue for summer parties, and with warmer weather here, go ahead and create your guest list and start getting your garden ready for summer festivities! From stringing white lights to touching up your fence, here are some ideas for taking your outdoor space from shabby to chic.

Trim It Down

Garden Rock Border (www.onsuttonplace.com)
Photo from On Sutton Place.

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