5 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Christmas

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Deck the Halls with Christmas Cheer

That yuletide season is upon us once again, time to pull out all of the stops to create a Christmas wonderland inside and out. As you prepare to dive in to a decorating frenzy, take some tried and true tips from those who have gone before you to make your home the warm, welcoming place you want it to be. It’s time to open the doors to friends and family with a home that wraps itself around everyone and whispers, “It’s Christmas!”

You’ve Got to Have Greens

There’s no doubt that greens make the moment perfect at Christmas time. Whether you live in a place where the snow is falling and the cold winds blow or you’re in the tropics, you need to trim your home. Everyone knows that the tree is your centerpiece, but you need to remember your garland and wreaths. Turn to Balsam Hill reviews for inspiration.

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Dress the Place with Silver and Gold

There is something about shiny, silver and gold ornaments to really add some pizazz at Christmas time. Ribbons, ornaments, and other adornments in these classic colors will create a look that is timeless in your home. Give your walkway a finishing touch with silver and gold threaded through garland, topped off by more decorations in your trees or shrubbery. You’ll have many admirers turning their heads your way.

Keep it Simple

One of the best decorations at Christmas is white lights. When they are entwined in greens and dressed with ornaments, they bring back that old-fashioned feel to the holiday. Trim your yard, lamp post, and pathways with more white lights to draw visitors in. You’ll have a happy homecoming each day when you see those flashes of white twinkling brightly.

Don’t Clutter Your Home

As you trim your home from top to bottom, don’t allow clutter to get in the way. Open up as much space as possible to allow others to fully appreciate your décor. Put items in storage, get organized, and clear out anything that can go. You want your Christmas trimmings to be the focal point for this period of the year that is all too brief. Also, in stages as you decorate room by room. If you trim your home bit by bit, you won’t become overwhelmed. Each finished room will be a present to yourself.

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Helping the Troubled Teen Through Education

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As someone who has had troubled teens in her family and has seen firsthand the hardship they have faced, I know that helping the troubled teen is a very important step in guiding them to having a productive future life. One thing we can all do is be there for them and help them when they need it. We also need to be there for our young children; educate them and be the parent they need you to be.

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Troubled Teens Need Help to Change Their Lifestyle

Teenage boys with emotional, academic and social issues will turn into misguided adults if the proper help is not found. Parents should consider enrolling their son in therapeutic boarding schools for boys to rediscover a teen that can be respectful, happy, loving and trustworthy.

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10 Reasons to #LoveV8Protein Shakes & Bars #CollectiveBias


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As a busy mom, I crave snacks that are fulfilling, yet quick and convenient. But I hate tons of artificial and harmful ingredients, which compose many of the snacks available today. I was recently introduced to V8 Protein Shakes & Bars by #CollectiveBias, which are packed with tons of yummy, satisfying ingredients that keep me on the go with my busy schedule.

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Weekly Giveaway Linky – 12/12/14

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Welcome to my weekly giveaway linky! This giveaway linky will be posted every Friday. Feel free to add your giveaways!

Giveaway Linky Rules:

  • Make sure the following information is included: Ending date, Description of giveaway, open to US or WW. Example: 1/1 – $100 PayPal – WW
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  • Giveaways must be family-friendly.
  • I will periodically check through the giveaway linky to make sure the giveaways follow these guidelines and to remove expired giveaways. Any not following the guidelines will be removed.
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