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4th Annual Winter Reading List: Get Warm with Great Books

Get ready to settle in with a mug of hot chocolate or cup of hot tea. The 4th Annual Winter Reading List is ready to

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How to Host a Fun Holiday Planning Party

Getting organized for Christmas can be a daunting task. And any big task is completed quicker and more joyfully when you have friends who can

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Creating a Holiday Budget-Make Your Holidays Simple!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we tend to get excited about spending time with family, the festivities, and all the delicious food. That is, until

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Simple Ways to Stick with a Holiday Budget

You may be dreading the idea of having a Holiday Budget in the first place. But here is a trick I learned to stick with

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