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Keep Calm: Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

Reduce stress before it begins. The holidays can be hectic specifically for working parents. It is important to reduce stress by focusing on the things that are special to you and your family and accepting that you may not be able to please everyone, including yourself. Reduce Stress The holidays can bring a lot of joy

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Stella Cheese Spinach Dip Easy Recipe

Stella Cheese is a perfect way to create a delicious spinach dip. Follow this easy recipe and allow me to show you how to host a stress-free dinner party with Stella cheese. Stella Cheese and I are collaborating to share with you how simple it can be to host elegant parties for your family and friends. From shredded

CrabPot Tree: See How We Decorated Our Home

My CrabPot Tree is Up

A CrabPot Tree is bright and beautiful christmas decoration to add indoors/or outdoors. When I saw the advertisements for the CrabPot Christmas Trees I was super excited to give them a try. I wanted to put the tree outside our home to brighten our yard. The company sent me a 3 foot tree to review at no cost and give my honest opinion.

The CrabPot tree arrived in a triangular shaped box.  One of the huge selling points is that the tree folds flat for storage. Since we are still moving into our home and finding a place for everything, having decoration that will be easy to store away was appealing to me.

The set-up was extremely easy. The tree came with ties all around and I simply untied it and unfolded the tree and stood it up. To my surprise it had a cord. It was my oversight because I thought it would be solar powered. Unfortunately I don’t have outlets outside, therefore I can’t put it outdoors. Below is a picture of the tree unboxed and set-up in my living room.
I obviously couldn’t leave it there because we were planning to place a larger real Christmas tree there for our gifts.

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I really liked it and wanted to display it . After much thinking, I decided to allow my daughter to move it in her bedroom.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: Afternoon Date with Hubby

Ballet is a romantic sport for the dreamy eyed girl like myself. Spectacular sets and beautifully costumed Russian dancers, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker was a treat for my husband and I to attend after a busy weekend. We attended the 3 p.m show on Sunday December 6th in Rosemont, IL.  The theater was draped in holiday lights and festive cheer, the perfect setting for an evening at the ballet.

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This made for a great afternoon out with the hubby. We left the kids behind and headed out for a date.

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