September 2020

Autumn Calendar Check

Autumn Calendar Check: Schedule Now for an Organized Christmas

When you think about Christmas from a few weeks away, there’s a luxurious feeling of “plenty of time”, but as December draws near, the season’s pace quickens exponentially. Where did the time go?  

Take major action against the seasonal time crunch with a pre-season scheduling session. The goal: to arrange for all those little appointments that slip the mind so easily.

September 30, 2020
Travel tips for Christmas holiday

Tips for Holiday Season Travel

Holiday travel can be stressful at the best of times ... but this year offers unprecedented challenges to planning travel.  Safety advisories change daily, while new protocols require new planning--and flexibility!  Whether you're flying or driving, being prepared means you'll be better able to roll with the inevitable punches.

Try these tips to keep the “happy” in holiday travel:

September 28, 2020
House & Holidays Plan

House & Holidays Plan Week 5: Guest Room Week

Hospitality is a core value of the Christmas holiday season; time to plan for guests! 

This week in the House and Holidays Plan, we'll "think hospitality" as we prepare for house guests and focus on the guest room.

No guest room?  Take aim on the multi-function area that houses sleepover guests; otherwise, it's another bonus room week!

September 27, 2020
Gift closet for an organized Christmas

Gift Closet Guide: Get Organized for Christmas Giving

We should all have a friend like my friend Joyce. No matter what the occasion, she comes up with the perfect gift--even at short notice. 

Her wrapped packages are lavish and lovely, her cards are sweet and well-chosen--and she does it on a budget and without last-minute dashes to the shopping mall. Her secret? 

A gift closet.

September 22, 2020
Print a master gift list

Master Gift List: A Holiday Shopper's Best Friend

Every family has one: a gift-giver of extraordinary flair and creativity. Year after year, this paragon finds just the right gift, large or small, for every friend and relation, and all without breaking the bank. 

Her “just because” offerings are tiny jewels, she’s hip to the latest teen trends—and she never, ever hears the double-barbed response, “Oh, you shouldn't have--you really shouldn’t have!”

September 18, 2020