I haven't had much of a chance to decorate for Christmas yet, but I have been experimenting a bit with wreaths.
I wanted to write a story this year about people who have day-after-Thanksgiving traditions that aren't just about shopping. (I've already written about my family's tradition of attending Paxton's Christmas tree lighting.)
Ahh, the culinary wonders of Thanksgiving.
I can't decide if I'd rather eat all the customary dishes, or just think about all the possibilities of delicious combinations while my mouth waters.
Lately, I've been seeing frilly hair flowers, feathers and jewels in magazines and on fashion blogs. My December Real Simple magazine is no exception – it has an entire spread featuring unusual hair accessories.
I wrote a story for Sunday's paper about a new book called “Christmas in Illinois,” edited by James Ballowe.
Today, I thought I'd share this list of holiday tips I received as a story pitch. They come from Lorie Marrero.
It's been a while since I've written about any do-it-yourself projects – a combination of being busy and not wanting to reveal homemade Christmas presents.
Lucky for me, plenty of other bloggers are still making things and writing about them. A couple of these items can be used year-round, but several are holiday-centered.
It seems like everywhere I look, I'm seeing gift guides. They're in magazines, on blogs and sooner than you realize, they'll be popping up in The News-Gazette.
I know this time of year is busy and stressful for almost everyone, and of course, I'm no exception.