Easy DIY gifts for everyone on your holiday list

Easy DIY gifts for everyone on your holiday list

Posted Posted in 2019, Advertising, Arts and Crafts, Christmas, Happy Holidays, Health & Wellness, Holidays, Hudson Valley Style

Top 5 Easy DIY gifts for everyone on your holiday list (BPT) – You want to find unique gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. Rather than search endlessly, have you considered making your own presents? DIY gifting is a growing trend, providing people the opportunity to create the ideal present with loved ones’ personalities in mind. Because it’s homemade, it’s customizable and one of a kind, with deeper meaning than anything that can be purchased at a store. Whether you’re an amateur DIYer, an avid crafter or don’t consider yourself creative at all, you can make the […]

5 ways to host a no-hassle holiday celebration this season - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

5 ways to host a no-hassle holiday celebration this season

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5 ways to host a no-hassle holiday celebration this season (BPT) – The holidays are supposed to be a joyous occasion, filled with warm memories of family and friends. When it’s your turn to host, however, the holidays can quickly turn into a stressful blur that involves cleaning, decorating and cooking all before the guests even arrive! Hosting loved ones doesn’t have to be this way. Try these five tips for a no-hassle holiday celebration and enjoy being fully present for the fun this season. 1. Cater in or stock up on pre-cooked holiday favorites Kick back and relax with […]

For a no-worries Noel, follow these 12 holiday safety tips

For a no-worries Noel, follow these 12 holiday safety tips

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For a no-worries Noel, follow the 12 safety tips of Christmas (BPT) – The fun, festive activities during the holiday season make it a favorite time of year for many people. At the risk of sounding like a Grinch, though, all that festivity can lead to unintentional safety hazards. For example, some 30 percent of all home fires and 38 percent of home fire deaths occur over December, January and February, reports the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). Fortunately, awareness is half the battle. As you enjoy the holidays this year, think about best practices for keeping you and your […]

Stress-busting speed-cleaning tips for the holidays

Stress-busting speed-cleaning tips for the holidays

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(BPT) – It’s no secret the holiday season can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially while guests are on their way. But with the right plan in place, even last-minute pre-entertainment cleaning can be efficient and stress-free, says Debra Johnson, Merry Maids home cleaning expert. In an online survey conducted this spring by Toluna, more than half of respondents admitted that most of their cleaning takes place just before guests arrive. With a bit more focus, this preparation can […]