December 13, 2016

The holidays provide us with a wonderful opportunity to entertain our family and friends, catch up on old times, and make new memories that we will cherish for years to come.  Whether you plan on entertaining two or twenty-two guests, organization is key to a stress-free and successful gathering.

How many times do you think about having a few friends over, maybe your co-workers, or perhaps your neighbours?  Sounds like a great idea. Then you start thinking about what to serve, how to decorate, do you have enough glasses, napkins, cutlery or plates, and so on.  Chances are your thoughts go on overdrive and you become overwhelmed at the thought of getting everything done. So, you give up on your wonderful idea of hosting a holiday party.  However, by being organized you can remove that burden of stress and enjoy planning and entertaining in true holiday style.

We’ve compiled a list for you to use as a guideline to help you start planning your holiday entertaining.  By following...

November 30, 2016

This time of year can be overwhelming to many of us; however, we have a few ideas to help you create a bit more calm in your holiday season, and less chaos.  Like most stressful periods in our lives, the key to keeping ahead of the craziness is being organized.  Easier said than done, right?  With everything we need to juggle in our lives how can we possibly find time to organize the holidays – of all things?

Let’s start by changing our thinking a bit.  Don’t keep thinking it’s only one month until Hanukkah or Christmas; instead, tell yourself how lucky it is that there are four more weeks to go.  Four weeks is lots of time to get everything done if you are in the right mindset!  

Grab your iPhone, tablet, laptop, or notepad and pen.  It’s time to start making your list of things to do.  I prefer to use my iPhone as it rarely leaves my side and I can grab a quick look at the list no matter where I am.  Pen and paper work, too, but please don’t use a...

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