FREE OPEN HOUSE PRINTABLES — so you can keep a few doors closed!

Have you ever considered having a Christmas Open House  . . . but talked yourself out of it because you just didn't have time or energy to clean every.single.room?   Don't ever do that again!   If you have stairs, it's easy to keep the entire second floor off limits.     But there's another way to say OFF LIMITS. It's subtle, kind, and communicates—and I've used it on multiple occasions.  :-)   Print cute signs and put them on the doors you want to stay closed. Here are a couple of different styles.   RETRO CHRISTMAS MidCentury Reindeer Games   VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS   Victorian Santa's Workshop   These two images are available FREE for immediate ... Keep Reading...

The Not-so-glamorous Side of the Holidays: READ THIS IF YOU SHOP ONLINE!

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Favorite Ideas for Gift-Giving

Three weeks until Christmas, and your time is precious, so here are a few quick-and-easy (very random!) ideas for you this morning. These are NOT affiliate links.   Two Christmases ago, Renaissance Man surprised me with a set of sheets from BOLL & BRANCH. I love their company story—and was "wowed" by their detailed packaging—but let's be honest:  It's the verdict two years later that matters.   This is the only set of sheets I now use . . . and they get softer with every wash!  A+     A long-time family favorite both to give and receive:  PENZEYS SPICES. If you like to cook (or eat!), these high-quality spices are a "must".     RIDGID POWER TOOLS have been "must ... Keep Reading...