The holidays are in full swing! Needless to say, it’s been a busy season of wining and dining, hoping and coping; but above all, loving and laughing.
First, I want share some of my holiday decorating tips that made their way into People Magazine’s Special Holiday Issue.
Simple, easy and affordable! My ideas are sure to put a twinkle in your eye for no more than a swirl from your candy cane. You know I love ornaments; designed a million of them for HSN shoppers a few years back, so the idea of studding fruit with cloves to make pomanders for the tree is right up my alley.
And in honor of my Cleveland roots, I had to recreate the look of ice in my Southern California home. Check out my simple way to create Easy Ice Blocks below with nothing more than a glass decorative block, a handy drill and a string of lights.
With the countdown to Christmas and Hanukkah in less than two weeks, presents are on everyone’s mind. So how ’bout we let the word itself remind us that the best present we can give is being present to the ones we love. If it’s important to them, let it be important to us.
And since I’ve always believed that how we spend New Year’s Eve is a glimpse into the impending year, I will be home with the ones I love thinking about new and exciting ways to decorate the world with love and joy. And providing I survive 2nd and 3rd servings of my Mom’s oyster dressing and Eddie’s Banana Rum Caramel Cheesecake, I plan to delve into 2013 with an open hand and an open heart.
May we walk with compassion in our hearts, speak no complaints; and be truly grateful for everything that we have.
Until next year…