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12 Christmas Cocktails Guaranteed to Get You Under the Mistletoe with Santa

12 Christmas Cocktails Guaranteed to Get You Under the Mistletoe with Santa

In the lead up to Christmas, sit back, relax and sip on these 12 deliciously festive Christmas cocktails. Cheers to that!

Christmas is just around the corner. As much as the holiday centers on gift giving and receiving, comforting seasonal flavors and colorful decorations, Christmas is also about the booze. But I’m not talking about just any ol’ alcoholic beverage – I’m talking about cocktails catered to the holiday itself, incorporating cheer into every spiked sip. These Christmas cocktails ought to do …

10 Deceptively Simple Ideas for Last Minute Homemade Christmas Cards

Easy homemade Christmas card ideas.

Make your own easy homemade Christmas cards using one of these clever project ideas.

Well, you have done it again. You have procrastinated on sending out your Christmas cards. Don’t worry though, unless it is Christmas Eve, there is still plenty of time to make and send your own homemade Christmas cards. All you need is some inspiration, and we have got that covered for you.

Making your own homemade Christmas cards may seem like an extra hassle that’s just unnecessary at this time of year, but it is actually …

7 Game-Changing DIY Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

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Christmas tree decorating ideas that will compel you to break up with your store-bought decorations.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the same, tired Christmas tree decorations since… well, forever. Aside from the sentimental ones, I look at the rest and want to switch them out for newer models. Different models. I want to Google Christmas tree decorating ideas until my tree is filled with unique garlands and ornaments I won’t get sick of the next time I unpack my decorations. Sigh. But where to start?

Right here, silly! Here are …

Your Go-To Christmas Playlist with a Little Something for Everyone

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This year, turn up the volume on this Christmas playlist, which includes a bunch of new songs from popular 2014 artists as well as older tunes that deserve a place on this list, regardless of the year.

The following Christmas playlist will guarantee to bring you the holiday cheer as well as a few (probably much-needed at family time) laughs. Every year, it seems artists near and far try to crank out their own Christmas holiday albums, and rarely are we that impressed with the outcome. However, there are …

12 Simple, Elegant DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas to Deck Your Halls

Elegant Christmas decorating ideas.

Need some inspiration for Christmas decorating ideas that are fresh and elegant, but completely simple? Read on.

For those of us who celebrate Christmas, it’s way past time to stop procrastinating and deck those halls with boughs of holly in preparation for all our holiday entertaining functions. Your guests are expecting some festive holiday cheer after all.  But what if you are stumped for fresh Christmas decorating ideas that are both simple AND elegant? Don’t worry, we have you covered for all 12 Days of Christmas!

Use these Christmas decorating …

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe for DIY Clean Clothes Without the Chemicals

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It’s true – often the “eco” brands don’t quite live up to their toxic counterparts in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. However, this homemade laundry detergent recipe is incredible potent and easily rivals commercial brands.

All you need are a few simple ingredients and a large bucket and you’re on your way to 50+ eco-friendly loads of laundry. Your clothes will smell and look fresh and you can rest assured that your skin is no longer absorbing artificial fillers and fragrances from your clothes.

This is a basic all-purpose homemade laundry detergent …

8 Hangover Cures to Help You Survive the Holiday Party Circuit

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Hangover cures to help you enjoy your holiday party world tour with gusto.

Holiday parties are fun; the holiday party aftermath, not so much. There’s the headache, the nausea, the universe hating, and if you’re nursing your fifth hangover of the season, a pinch of self-loathing. Feeling as if your life is spiralling out of control this time of year is inevitable, but your post-party holiday hangover doesn’t have to be.

The best way to avoid a hangover is to stop it before it starts. Here are 8 hangover cures to keep …

The Many Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera

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The benefits of aloe vera are not new information. In fact, aloe vera has been used for centuries by cultures around the world as both a medicinal and beauty agent. Aloe vera is a panacea of sorts that has thoroughly earned its reputation.

Today, aloe is gaining more clout in health food circles. And now, with DIY natural beauty on the rise, consumers are stripping their skincare and hair products down to their very foundations, only to realize aloe vera is perhaps the most effective and straightforward natural ingredients out there to tend …