Dreaming of holiday baking? For many of us, kitchen creations are integral to the holiday spirit. We love the feeling of family connection as we tuck pie crust into grandmother's pie dish, or when we follow a candy recipe written in a great-grandmother's spidery hand.
But when is enough enough? It's too easy to take on more baking than we can handle!
Holiday baking should be a pleasure, not a chore. Time to plan holiday baking with an eye to holiday simplicity!
Get ready for Christmas with holiday help from sister site Organized Christmas.
Back-to-school brings autumn sports events ... and dirty athletic shoes! Machine-wash athletic shoes in cold water (laces in but untied), then tie the laces and line them up next to the refrigerator vent. The warm air dries shoes quickly--and a dryer sheet tucked inside each shoe will rein in any residual odor.
Whether it's the front porch or foyer, apartment door or entryway, Thanksgiving will bring new scrutiny to the entry area of your home.
Remove clutter, clean and organize the portal to your household today. Check the front door, cleaning and polishing knob, knocker and any windows. Check the state of the welcome mat; is it time for cleaning or replacement? Check outdoor lights and replace any burned-out bulbs.
Declutter doorway storage areas so outdoor shoes, umbrellas or keys find an efficient, attractive home.
Hang a harvest wreath for a seasonal touch. Be ready to open the door to a wonderful holiday season!