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Amazon’s Black Friday Sale: Our Picks For the Best Deals

Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. Whether you’re looking to find a great gift or are just shopping for a gift for your home (or yourself!), Amazon has some serious deals going on. We’ll be updating this post throughout the coming days with our picks for the best deals for your gift list and your home, so you won’t have to look far to snag a steal. (далее…)

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Cyber Monday is a Great Day to Buy a Vacuum

Vacuums aren’t really fun to buy. Sure, you’re happy to have one that makes the chore of vacuuming quicker and easier, but few of us relish plunking down our hard-earned cash for one. But if it’s time to upgrade, why not do it on a day when they’re heavily discounted? Just because you tuned out for Black Friday doesn’t mean you missed out on all the deals. (далее…)

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The Secret History of Thanksgiving (Or, Interesting Tidbits to Bring Up If You’re Seated Next to Great Aunt Mary)

Thanksgiving: Pilgrims, Indians, harvest, yadda, yadda, right? From your tender pre-school years of handprint turkeys (perhaps graduating to a construction paper cornucopia), you’ve been fed the basic narrative of the Thanksgiving holiday. And this narrative has gradually morphed into the modern traditions of turkey, pumpkin pie, football and watching a parade on television. Well, there are plenty of fascinating twists and turns to this holiday and they could come in handy as interesting chit chat if you find yourself seated next to someone you don’t know well for the duration of this long meal. (далее…)

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It’s Etsy’s Cyber Week & All These (& More) Are on Sale

I know, I know. Black Friday used to be a day. And then Cyber Monday came along. Now the two have stretched themselves into a mini shopping season. Not to let the big box stores have all the fun (and dollars), Etsy announced its own Cyber Week — perfect for people who prefer to give their money to the little guy (and gal). There are plenty of sellers participating and offering at least 10% off their usual prices (some much more). (далее…)

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It’s Etsy’s Cyber Week & All These (& More) Are on Sale

I know, I know. Black Friday used to be a day. And then Cyber Monday came along. Now the two have stretched themselves into a mini shopping season. Not to let the big box stores have all the fun (and dollars), Etsy announced its own Cyber Week — perfect for people who prefer to give their money to the little guy (and gal). There are plenty of sellers participating and offering at least 10% off their usual prices (some much more). (далее…)

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The Best Sources for Flannel Sheets & Our Favorites This Season

There may be two types of sleepers: those who love flannel sheets and those who have yet to discover their love of flannel sheets. Maybe because I grew up in a big old house that was quite cold in the winter, I’ve always found flannel sheets to be a comforting antidote to crisp fall and winter nights. Here are the best sources I’ve found for great flannel sheets as well as our favorite picks for this season. (далее…)

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10 Thanksgiving Games to Make the Holiday Fun for Everyone

Thanksgiving day can be a long one and you may need activities to fill up the time as you wait for the turkey to cook or as you recover between turkey and pie. Especially if you have a crowd, it’s a great time to get some party games going. Here are ideas for games to suit all ages and, especially, games that all ages can play and enjoy together. (далее…)

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Countdown to Christmas: 15 Advent Calendars for Every Budget

One year I want to make an advent calendar that my family can use for years to come. This is not that year. But using an advent calendar is a tradition I loved as a child and want to share with my children. Here are 15 of my favorites for sale this year: advent calendars in a variety of sizes, styles, and budgets to suit any home. (далее…)

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Your Thanksgiving Essentials Checklist

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year you have likely (hopefully!) started mapping out your meal, making your grocery list and devising a game plan for getting it all cooked. But don’t forget about your tabletop. Not enough forks to go around? Awkward. Here’s a checklist of essentials for your table to look over. See if you’re prepared and, if not, I’ve suggested some of my favorites below. (далее…)

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Pretty Tabletop Disposables for a Chill Friendsgiving Meal

The best part of Thanksgiving is not the centerpieces, fine china or napkin rings — it’s being together with loved ones and enjoying a long meal together. Whether you’re hosting a casual Friendsgiving or feeding a crowd, this is one holiday when using disposable tableware makes complete sense for a lot of folks and, best of all, no dishes! (далее…)

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