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Christmas sweaters accumulate in the back of everybody’s closet, festooned with marching reindeer, tipsy Santa’s, knitted snowflakes, frolicking elves, and lopsided tree ornaments. The Ugly Christmas Sweater tradition especially caught on in the UK, but now everywhere you look there are ugly sweater Christmas parties in the US. This year create your own Ugly Christmas sweater with the helpful DIY tips below. Materials You May Need Sweater Prowl gift shops, charity shops, yard sales, and vintage boutiques for likely candidates. You may find a tacky masterpiece that needs little alteration, but if you’re committed to your own unique vision, you…

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Ingredients: 1 bottle of wine of your choice (white, rose or a low-tannin red wine) 1 apple chopped 1 pear chopped 1 orange sliced 1 cup of cranberries ½ cup of Spirit Bomb (a blend of Irish whiskey, vodka, anise, cinnamon and spices) or ½ cup of Fireball or cinnamon whiskey ¾ cup spiced simple syrup Directions: Pour a bottle of wine into a pitcher. Add all of your fruit (apple, pear, orange and cranberries.) Add ½ cup of hard liquor of your choice (Spirit Bomb or a Cinnamon Whiskey.) Add ¾ cup of your spiced simple syrup. Stir the…

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Do you have travel plans this holiday season? If you’re taking a long road trip or jetting off to another part of the country, you might not be able to bring your furry friend with you. Boarding your pet while you’re away will give you peace of mind during your holiday travels and your pet might even enjoy it too. Ensure that your pet’s stay is comfortable and stress-free with these helpful tips. Research the Boarding Facilities in Your Area Before you decide which boarding facility to entrust with your pet, do your research. Look at all the options in…

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Holiday season is in full swing and it’s time to get dressed up for the occasion. Whether you’re spending time with family or going to a holiday bash, you’ll want to look your best and stay in trend for the season. Check out our guide to fabulous holiday dresses you’ll want to wear every year. Velvet Long-sleeve dresses can be found in many colors. The most popular for the holiday season is a dark green or crimson Christmas colors. Choose a knee-length dress with soft velour or velvet for a comfy and chic look. Turtleneck If you want to stand…

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It’s time for cocoa, carols, and winter crafting! What better way to get into that festive feeling than to break out the hot glue sticks and colorful felt. Get those creative, wintry juices flowing like eggnog in your favorite Christmas mug, it’s time make some holiday wreaths! When most people think of a wreath, they visualize green fir branches in a circle, with a festive red ribbon and jingle bells. While this “traditional” kind of Christmas wreath is a lovely idea, there are so many options to consider. Below are some DIY winter wreath projects that will add holiday flair…

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A cup of hot cocoa is a seasonal delight we all look forward to. Nothing beats coming in from the cold and warming up to a cup of hot chocolate. During the holiday season, sample the cocoa recipes below. Traditional Hot Cocoa Use this basic recipe as a starter for adding many variations of flavorings. Ingredients: 4 ounces sugar 2 ounces baking cocoa A pinch of salt 3 ounces hot water 32 ounces milk 3 drops vanilla extract Directions: 1) Mix cocoa, salt, and sugar together and place in a medium saucepan. Add the water. 2) Bring to a boil,…

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Gingerbread houses are a fun, time-honored tradition for many families. The joy of gathering around and helping to decorate and build this sweet holiday decoration is a happy memory for many. If you’d like to break away from using store bought kits and want to put your own spin on your gingerbread house, here are some gingerbread house decorating ideas to get you started. Make it Monochromatic Using one color scheme can really make your project pop. Buy different types of candies in shades of the same color and let the texture of the candies be your focal point. Pastel…

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Faux fur has always been one of winter’s hottest trends and this year it’s bigger than ever. With some of the biggest celebrities and fashion icons sporting this socially conscious fur alternative, faux fur is the go-to trend this season. Incorporating faux fur is incredibly simple, especially with the wide number of items that are currently being made using this fabric. If you are on the lookout for some winter inspiration, here are a few ways you can wear this look. The Classic Brown Coat The classic brown fur coat has always been a staple and is something that can look good…

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For some families, a Christmas card photo is the only family picture they take every year. Getting the picture perfect holiday cards can be a chore. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure you get a great photo for your holiday cards. Select a Good Quality Photo The point of sending a family photo in your holiday card is so your friends and relatives can see you and your family. If you use a tiny, blurry, grainy, or poor quality photo, no one will see you clearly. Make sure to take and select a high quality photo for your…

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If you want to be fashionable this holiday season, nothing quite finishes off an outfit like a little jewelry bling. From heart shapes to pearls, make your holidays brighter by adding a little sparkle to the perfect outfit. Heart Shapes Heart shapes are a symbol of romance and love. Wear this look in big proportions or choose a dark-colored stone pendant for a more stately style. Crystal Earrings Dazzle everyone at the office Christmas party this year with a pair of crystal earrings. Wear crystal earrings with a little black dress or with a beautiful red satin top. Be Artsy…

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