Posts Tagged ‘beyond spelling manor’

How to Organize Your Gift Wrapping

As you may have heard, I am passionate about creating beautiful-looking gifts. I stock up on wrapping paper, ribbon and decorative present toppers all year round. You don’t have to live in a “manor” to have a well-organized space devoted to gift wrapping–you could transform a guest room bureau or a spare closet into your…
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Holiday Gift Tips

I love giving gifts at the holidays, but it can present some sticky issues. What if somebody gives a gift to you when you weren’t expecting it? (And you’re not prepared with something to give in return). Who should you gift, and how? Here’s a little advice: Prep a few “extra” gifts. It’s smart to…
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Host a Holiday Cookie Swap

If you’d like to do some holiday entertaining without the effort and expense required to host an evening affair, why not invite your girlfriends over for a cookie swap? These events are low-effort but big fun, and serve the practical purpose of letting each guest leave with an assortment of homemade cookies to serve at…
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China and Silver Storage Tips

For most of us this is by far the busiest time of year for our fine china and silver, so I thought I’d take a moment to share a few tips on storing these treasures properly. Whether you’re putting them away just until next week or until next year, it’s important that you pamper these…
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How to Make Gratitude a Habit

Soon after the calendar flips to November I start mentally planning a Thanksgiving menu (yum!) and anticipating the joy of the holidays. The days and weeks leading up to Thanksgiving are a great time to focus on being grateful for our blessings. And gratitude isn’t just a feel-good sentiment—there is evidence that feeling grateful is…
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