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Holiday Decorating Update: What I’ve Learned Through the Zones Approach

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my holiday decorating plans, explaining how I was going to put up my decorations only in specific zones. I added a note at the end of the post saying I’d update it later that weekend with photos because in my mind it was going to be that straightforward….


The Key Tool You Need to Keep Holiday Stress at Bay

When it comes to opportunities for making memories and establishing family traditions, December is like an all-you-can-eat buffet. In an ideal December, I would select only the most delicious items from that huge spread and enter the new year feeling satisfied but not stuffed. Unfortunately, that never happens. Of course I tell myself we don’t…

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The Most Important Step in Holiday Decorating

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving with loved ones! This morning I started taking down all our fall decorations in preparation for a Christmas and Hanukkah decorating extravaganza later this weekend. I was a little sad to dismantle our thankfulness wall, but saved some of my favorite entries, ones that feel particular to November…