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Stay Stress Free During the Holidays


I am always looking for tips and tricks to help me make the Holiday season more beautiful and enjoyable…These stay stress free tips from M&J are just what I needed with just 8 days left until the big day. I hope you find them helpful…Merry Christmas!

Originally posted on M&J Blog:

The holidays are a  time for togetherness and celebration, but they can also be extremely stressful. From planning to shopping, hosting and decorating; the stress of the holidays can take the joy out of the most wonderful time of the year! Here are some ways to keep your cool during this busy season.

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Keep It Simple – When it comes to gift wrapping or decorating, you can use shortcuts without sacrificing style. Wrap all of your gifts with one type of wrapping paper, and then customize each with different trim.

Gingerbread from Honestly YumFocus on One Thing – Whether it’s wrapping the presents beautifully or making a gingerbread house even a seasoned architect would be envious of, focus on doing one or two things really well. If you put too much pressure on yourself to make everything perfect, you’re bound to crack.

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Accumulate Over Time – There’s no reason to buy or…

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The Bookworms’ Christmas Trees


I hope you are enjoying the wonderful holiday season…Christmas is my favorite of all of the holidays. This particular holiday seems to bring out the Martha Stewart in everyone…If you are a book lover you will really enjoy these creative Christmas Trees. Merry Christmas!!!

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Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix

In the giving spirit of Christmas the Gift of Saving Grace shared this incredible rendition of Carol of the Bells by the Acapella group the Pentatonix. I have chosen to reblog this to you on this 6th of December. Merry Christmas!


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Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill


Thanks to Sherry at Fabulous 50’s for this beautiful pictorial of the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill. A true labor of love and worthy of today’s Christmas reblog…Merry Christmas y’all!


Originally posted on Fabulous 50's:

Last night my husband and I drove an hour North to see the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio.  I was excited to test out my new photography skills, since I’ve taken a few classes, and am now shooting only in Manual mode and RAW format.  And because I now have a remote shutter release for night-time shots.  The 50 degree temperatures and weekday night made it the perfect time to go.  We didn’t freeze and weren’t squeezed by too many people!  We arrived at 5:30pm and there were already a few photographers set up even though the lights don’t come on until 6:00pm.  As we munched on some popcorn, since we didn’t have dinner, I talked with the other photographers a bit.  An announcer came on a loud-speaker two minutes before the lights came on to notify us and once they did, I heard a…

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SAVE SAEED, FREE SAEED! Use your voice – he can’t…


Step up…this is not a political issue. This is a human rights issue. Be Saeed’s voice. Let this be your random act of kindness today. Use your social medium platform today for something other than posting what you had for lunch. #FREESAEED


Originally posted on thesisterslice:

Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen, has been imprisoned in Iran for over a year for the crime of being a Christian.saeed-abedini-with-SONIn recent negotiations with the government of Iran over their nuclear program, his plight was left unresolved by our administration.Use your platform to speak out and demand his release. Don’t have a platform? If you have a voice or a cell phone or email or twitter account or face book page or instagram or linkedin or blog, etc – you have a platform. Use the hashtag: #freesaeed and/or #savesaeed on all your platforms today!What if it were you? What if it was your spouse, son, brother, father?

And lest you think that he is being cared for as a political prisoner know that he is in a horrific, over crowded prison. A prison in the middle of nowhere built to house 5,000 currently holds over 20,000. He…

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The World’s Top 10 Most Unconventional Christmas Trees


Every day this month I am going to reblog one post that screams Christmas…And this one form The Worlds top 10 of Anything and Everything! does just that. This post has captured some of the most unusual Christmas Trees I have ever seen. Each one is more amazing than the one before it…I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Merry Christmas!


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Some people have real ones, some have plastic ones and some people (like myself) even have fakes ones with built in lights! I am of course talking about Christmas trees! We all think out own trees are works of art, but some people like to make a nice festive tree out of anything they can find, so I would like to show you….

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Facebook is for keeping up with your friends and family, Twitter is for interacting with strangers, Linkedin is for professional networking…All I ever wanted to know about social media in one place. Great Post!


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All of your friends subscribe to your blog, right? What about your coworkers? Your family members? Your classmates or former classmates? People who don’t necessarily know you, but work in your field? People who don’t know you at all, but like to mock the same celebrities you do?

Chances are, your social network is larger than you think it is. Luckily, these days, there are more ways than ever to reach people who share your interests, your pet peeves, and your sense of humor. Done well, social networking is the single best way to make friends and influence people on the web.

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