How to Host a Friendsgiving Feast

(Family Features) As one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, families have celebrated Thanksgiving for decades. However, as more and more hosts look to put a new spin on the festivities, Friendsgiving continues to grow in popularity. While the two “holidays” generally involve the same ideals – showing appreciation for loved ones, whether family or friends – cooking for both can be a challenge during this busy season. Consider these quick and easy ideas from the Friendsgiving experts at Sabra to celebrate this vibrant event with your closest friends. Decorations Plenty of planning and preparation goes …

5 tips to keep your packages safe this holiday season

(BPT) – According to the National Retail Federation, 41.4 million people shopped exclusively online from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday in 2018. As the holidays approach, online shopping will continue to grow in popularity, helping families spend more time celebrating the season and less time struggling through long disorganized lines, fighting massive crowds of frantic shoppers, and worrying about whether that must-have gift will still be on shelves at the mall. While online shopping offers up a convenient way to purchase holiday gifts, many consumers are concerned about their delivered packages going missing. Ensuring your online holiday purchases are securely …

3 things that may go wrong if you don’t winterize your house

(BPT) – Fall is here, which means, like it or not, cold weather is just around the corner. While most of us would prefer not to think about turning on our heat just yet, this is actually the best time to check your heating to ensure everything is operating as it should. Neglecting to winterize your home and letting small issues pile up can have big repercussions. Ahead of the winter season, HomeServe, a leading provider of service plans, repair and installation services for the home, wants to make sure you’re aware of three major things that may go wrong …

4 Ways to Treat and Trick Your Pet this Fall

(Family Features) The autumn season offers plenty of reasons to celebrate: nostalgic flavors, pretty leaves and a seasonal wardrobe change. Fall also typically features event calendars full of festivals, trips to pumpkin patches and hikes to take in the crisp air. While taking advantage of all the season has to offer, there are also ways to incorporate your furry friend into your favorite fall activities. Consider these tips for making the most out of the season, and visit temptationstreats.com and greenies.com for more information on treating your pet. Get Cozy with Your Pet If the sound of a good book …

7 Benefits of Living in The City That Are Hard to Ignore

Life in the city, suburbs, and countryside is different in many ways. If you’re leaning toward residing in the city, you’ll be able to reap these many benefits. Whether you’re new to adulthood or are thinking of starting a family, one decision everyone has to make is choosing the type of setting they want to live in. The city, suburbs, and countryside all offer many different ways of life. At the end of the day, it’s all a matter of preference. However, it is hard to ignore the many benefits of living in the city. Learn more about city living and if it’s …

5 Hacks For Moving Across Town

Moving across town can be stressful. Once you have decided that you’re going to move, you have to make necessary adjustments with your schedule in order to accommodate the moving process. This is especially true if you’re moving with the entire family or with kids. Fortunately, there are strategies which can help you move across town without ever losing your mind. Here are some tips for a move across the city: Start as soon as possible. As mentioned, you’ll have a long list of to-dos once you decide to move. For starters, you need to research the cost of living …

5 Time Saving Laundry Hacks

(Family Features) Between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying and folding, laundry can often feel like a daunting chore. While you can’t skip laundry completely, you can stop those baskets from overflowing with these time-saving tips from the laundry experts at Whirlpool. Sort clothes ahead of time. One way to make laundry more manageable is to sort as you go. Instead of tossing dirty clothes into a hamper, distribute items into separate bins. While the exact division depends on your wardrobe, you’ll want to separate dark and light colors, as well as clothing that needs special care. Pretreat stains. Once a …

Reduce Your Residential Risk

Advice to make your home storm-ready (Family Features) In the United States, more than 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year. These storms, which can be accompanied by high winds, hail and tornadoes, can cause power outages, fires and flooding, all of which pose serious threats to people and property across the country. When these storms hit, many of the features that make your home more comfortable and enjoyable can also pose serious risks. Learn how to prevent damage and protect your family’s safety from these common hazards. Landscaping Lush, well-developed trees provide valuable curb appeal, but they can also be dangerous …

5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You”

(Family Features) If gift-giving isn’t your strong suit, occasions like Valentine’s Day are likely to bring on stress and worry, but procrastinating will only serve to elevate your unease. Follow these steps to simplify your shopping, and while you may not come to love the task of finding the perfect gift, your loved one will undoubtedly appreciate your effort. Browse for ideas online. Many retailers offer special promotions and gift idea sections on their websites, so finding inspiration can be as easy as visiting the sites of your loved one’s favorite stores. There are also dozens of articles online to …

DAZZLE AND IMPRESS YOUR HOLIDAY GUESTS WITH YOUR NEW INFUSED MIXOLOGY SKILLS…CHEERS!

Introducing Tastemaker Complete Cocktail Infusing Set is Here Just in Time for Holiday Parties and Gift Giving Are you planning to host a holiday soiree this season? Impress your guests with your new infused mixology skills and make them a cocktail they won’t forget. Meet the Tastemaker Complete Cocktail Infusing Set! You’ll be whipping up 100% pure authentic concoctions with your own homemade infused spirits in no time. You can even design a specific one just for your holiday party. Tastemaker allows you to manage the purity and honesty of the infusion ingredients with no strange flavorings or additives. And it’s completely …