Festivus 101: How to Celebrate the Holiday for the Rest of Us

How to Celebrate Festivus

Are you tired of listening to the same Christmas songs over and over? Are you weary of commercials and ads that have a new holiday sale every week? Maybe you’ve been watching T.V. holiday specials since November 1. Perhaps you just spent Thanksgiving with all the relatives that drive you crazy and will be back again on Christmas. If you’re in need of a palette cleanser (so to speak) before Christmas and New Year’s, then it’s time to celebrate Festivus!


5 Things You Need to Know Before Hosting a Cookie Exchange

How to Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party, from Homemakers

Christmas cookie exchanges are proof that this is truly is the most wonderful time of year. As a host, you’ll be busier than an elf prepping and coordinating everything for your sugar-filled extravaganza. Luckily for you, we hosted our own cookie exchange this week and wrote down all our tips afterward. Keep reading to find out how to host your own chic cookie exchange!


27 Exciting Things To Do in Des Moines This Winter

27 Things to do in Des Moines This Winter

When I say, “snow day!” are you ready to grab the sleds or happy to snuggle up by the fireplace? Whatever your level of winter love, there are fun things to do in Des Moines for both the snow bunnies and those who appreciate winter from a warm, indoor fortress. Hibernating at home is simply not an option in our sparkling city. Keep reading to explore our entire list of winter activities and fun things to do in Des Moines all winter!


Home Storage Solutions for your New Years Resolutions

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One of the more common New Year resolutions can also be one of the most daunting: home organization and home storage.

Where do you begin? Instead of diving in, becoming quickly overwhelmed and abandoning it for another year, tackle it one room at a time with the goal of eliminating clutter and finding a home for everything.

Take a look at some of our favorite storage ideas.

5 Ways to Banish Winter Boredom

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“I’m boooooored.”

If you’ve heard that statement one too many times this winter, you’re not alone.

On the days when the temperature isn’t well below freezing, early thaws turn everything to mud—hardly convenient for little ones begging to be allowed outside.

That’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up some great ways to entertain little ones and maintain harmony in your home. You’ll have so much fun that you just might want winter to last a little longer. (We won’t tell.)