Lifestyle

Nothing is more satisfying than creating a memorable evening for friends and family and holiday parties demand a little extra sparkle. When the chaos of the season makes it seem impossible to make your dream party into a reality, simple elegant recipes can save the day. Here are five festive appetizers that will impress your guests without leaving you too exhausted to entertain and enjoy your own party. Using a few well-selected ingredients, they are easy to pull together and constructed so your guests can pick them up and pop them in their mouths without worrying about dripping all over thei... more ...
Although everyone wants to save money during the holidays, no one wants to be seen as a Scrooge. Decorating for the holidays shouldn't break the bank, so here's ten easy ways you can celebrate the season like Santa while penny-pinching like Scrooge.   1.) Boughs of holly can be found anywhere. Designer holly definitely does not deck the halls with any more cheer than fresh greenery from the backyard. If you don't have holly growing wildly in the yard, any greenery will do. Or, sneak behind the Christmas tree and cut a few twigs from the back. No one will ever notice and you&... more ...
Saving money at Christmas is easy when you follow a few simple guidelines for smart and savvy spending. Cut down on costs without cutting back on the fun with these top 12 ways to save big money during Christmas.   1. Best Deals Online The online retailers are your best bet for budget-friendly shopping all year round. Many online prices can undercut the best sales at the mall, so it's good to be vigilant searching for gifts online. When you buy online close to the holidays, be sure to leave some extra time for your package to arrive. The post service slows down in December and you ... more ...