Spruce Up the Entryway for the Holidays

Spruce Up the Entryway for the Holidays

If your entryway is strictly utilitarian without regard for style or it’s not really useful at all, maybe it’s time to turn coming home into a special moment with an attractive and highly-functional custom entryway or mudroom. Even a small space can be infused with color, style and beautiful […]

Decorating Do’s and Don’ts for the Holidays

This is the time of year when holiday decorating takes the world by storm, from individual homes to whole neighborhoods and shopping malls to downtown squares. October through January is jam-packed with holidays, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Chinese New Year and New Year’s Day. People of all faiths and beliefs celebrate […]

Nov 16, 2017|Categories: Seasonal|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Murphy Bed Lets You Sleep In Your Own Bed When Holiday Guests Arrive

That title sounds a little funny, doesn’t it? But not too many years ago it was considered polite to give up the master bedroom to visiting guests if there was not an available guest bedroom. Checking out online comments today shows that current attitudes to this somewhat antiquated act of hospitality have changed considerably.

Of course, […]

Nov 7, 2017|Categories: Murphy Bed, Seasonal|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Decorate for the Holidays with Kids’ Craft Projects

Nothing says “holiday cheer” like the box of ornaments and decorations that grows every year with new additions from crafty family members. Who doesn’t have a hand turkey, tissue paper ghosts and bread dough and popsicle stick ornaments?  Half the fun of decorating around Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah is reliving the fun times around […]

Create a Holiday Pantry for Entertaining Convenience and Efficiency

While most of us are social creatures and enjoy entertaining friends and family all year long, the holidays add a whole new level of pressure to entertaining. There are the favorite dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas, like Grandma’s chestnut dressing or Uncle Herbert’s famous ham glaze that have to make their annual appearance at the […]

Nov 10, 2016|Categories: Pantry|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Family-friendly, Holiday Pantry

Very few homes have a pantry that is off limits to anyone but Mom or the cook. Gone are the days of raised-eyebrow glare for trespassing into forbidden kitchen or pantry territory. The current trend to open living spaces–connecting kitchens, dining areas and living rooms–means the kitchen is for much more than just food preparation. […]