12
Dec 17

You'll Be Pine-ing for This Chris-mas Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for puns. Inspired by The Mindy Project’s iconic Wreath Witherspoon, witty denizens of the internet have come up with their own celebrity inspired Christmas decorations—and they’re just delightful.

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09
Dec 17

The Half Wreath is the Only Way We’re Doing Wreaths This Year

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what gives the half wreath its undeniable je ne sais quoi. Perhaps it’s its deconstructed, minimal aesthetic; or maybe it’s just a blatant disregard for convention that we find so attractive. Whatever it is, one thing’s for certain…this elevated look is affordable, accessible, and totally DIYable for all.

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05
Dec 17

Tour Nick's North Pole Toy-Lover's Paradise — House Tour

Name: Santa and Mrs. Claus
Location: North Pole
Size: 2,500 square feet, with multiple 150-square=foot cottages on 25 acres
Years lived in: 195 years, owned

Move over, Martha. When it comes to decorating inspiration for the holidays, there’s only one influencer who truly makes their mark on every home, and his name is Santa Claus.

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03
Dec 17

9 Party Hosting Mistakes You Might Not Even Know You're Making

So you’re having a holiday party, and you want it to be perfect. Take a look at this list — and make sure to avoid these nine mistakes that even the most well-intentioned hosts and hostesses make.

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03
Dec 17

Brilliant Gifts Under $20 When a Card Just Isn't Enough

When it comes to close friends and family, buying gifts is often a lot easier. You know them, and you’re probably willing to spend a little more (not just money, but time and effort) to get them a gift that they’ll really love. But for everyone else on your list—when a card just doesn’t feel like enough on its own—there are small things you can do that they’ll definitely appreciate.

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30
Nov 17

Everyone On Pinterest Is Obsessed With This (Slightly Ridiculous) Holiday Decor Idea (& We Don’t Hate It)

In a day and age when social media and inspiration-heavy sites like Pinterest make you feel like everything you create for your home or how you decorate for the holidays has to be (literally) picture perfect and super chic, there are rays of hope that sometimes the internet is up for something slightly ridiculous. Case in point: the recent obsession with not-the-least-bit-elegant-but-maybe-pretty-great giant balloon Christmas lights.

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19
Nov 17

Science Makes the Case For Putting Up Holiday Decorations Early

To my fellow grinches, we might be too quick to judge our holiday loving brethren. According to a new study, those who bust out the winter wonderland decor early might have something to teach us Christmas cranks.

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19
Nov 17

5 Creative Holiday Cards that Won't End Up in the Landfill

Do you cringe at the thought of how many holiday cards are tossed in the recycling (or worse, the trash bin) come January 1st? If you’re trying to be more waste-conscious, or have friends and family who are, you might want to consider alternatives to traditional greeting cards. After all, you’re not a grinch. But the struggle to maintain your waste-conscious lifestyle during the holidays and still join in the generous spirit of the season is real.

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16
Nov 17

13 Ways to Use String Lights You (Maybe) Haven't Thought of Before

Twinkle lights, or string lights, or fairy lights, or Christmas lights, or whatever you like to call them, are one of the most affordable and ubiquitous of holiday decorations. Their simplicity—it’s a bunch of lights on a string, people—means they are not only useful for trimming trees, but also for a multitude of other uses. Drape these bright strands anywhere that needs a little holiday cheer, and maybe leave them up for the rest of the season to fight the winter blues. Here are 13 of our favorite ideas.

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10
Nov 17

Sephora Has an Advent Calendar —& It's Like Christmas Every Day

What they say is true; ’tis better to give than to receive. But I’m here with a life hack: In order to maximize your joy this holiday season, buy yourself a gift to become both the giver and the receiver. Two birds, one stone.

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