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7 Low Maintenance Ways to Make Your Artificial Tree Smell Real

Ah the mood-lifting and heart warming smells of the Christmas holiday. I have a few favorite scents (yes to chocolate cookies) and Christmas trees are toward the top of my list.  If you have an artificial tree it doesn’t mean you have to go without that real tree scent.  There are some great versatile and …

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Christmas tree branches with Advent calendar on dark wooden background.

14 Advent Calendar FAQs

Traditional, quirky, DIY, food inspired, for the kids- I love them all!  Ok, love may not be strong enough. I am actually OBSESSED with advent calendars. They make me so happy! If you’re here hopefully they make you smile too.   There are so many great options for advent calendars this year.  Check out suggestions for …

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pink, orange, white and magenta flocked Christmas trees

Everything You Need To Know About Flocked Artificial Christmas Trees

Nothing makes me feel like I’m in a traditional winter wonderland more than a beautiful flocked tree.  You can buy almost any height and width of flocked tree or you can turn your current tree into a flocked masterpiece with a little DIY project.  The same is true for other holiday items including wreaths and …

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Everything You Need To Know About Holiday Cookie Cutters

Look no further. You have found the ultimate guide for all things holiday cookie cutters.  No holiday is complete without a fun cookie baking session with family and friends.  Or possibly a late night solo baking session-this is one of my favorite ways to zen out during a busy holiday season.  Whenever and however you …

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Inflatable Christmas decorations on a grassy yard with snow in winter. Santa Claus, Christmas tree, and Snowman balloons stand side by side in front of the home.

Everything You Need To Know About Holiday Yard Inflatables

When it comes to holiday inflatables it was not love at first sight for me – at all. However, slowly but surely those loveable giants have stolen my heart. Yes, they are over the top and a tad ridiculous. But isn’t that the point? No one says “I sure hope I can find a small …

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How To Safely Store Your Holiday Mug Collection

Holiday collections of any kind are my jam!  From quirky to traditional, holiday collections make decorating extra fun.  Once you start a collection, you want to keep it safe so you can enjoy it again and again from year-to-year.  Proper storage is the key!   Here are my step-by-step recommendations for how to safely store your …

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How To Clean Artificial Garlands And Wreaths

One of the pros to owning artificial wreaths and garlands is that they will last for many years.  One of the cons that goes hand in hand is that you will likely need to clean them at some point. The good news is if you keep your pieces well maintained, cleaning won’t be an every …

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Close up of bare artificial Christmas tree on white wall.

How To Clean Every Type Of Artificial Christmas Tree

Chances are if you own an artificial Christmas tree you will likely need to clean it at one point or another. How many of you were today year’s old when you discovered this and now that’s why you are here? Come on, be honest.  (I was right there with you a few years ago!) Cleaning …

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