How to Stay Present During the Holiday Season

by M.E. Gray
How to Stay Present During the Holidays
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Despite what's depicted in Hallmark movies, the holidays can actually be a really stressful time of year. Not only that, but if you're not careful, added anxiety and pressure can cause you to miss the season all together. With Thanksgiving in the rear view and Christmas coming around the corner fast, how in the world are we supposed to stay in the present and enjoy what this season has to offer? While we may never regain the magic of the holidays that we felt as children (the whole no-Santa thing kind of ruins it, amiright?), there are ways to claim and nurture some new warm and fuzzy feelings. Here's how you can make the most of the season by soaking up the present.        

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Wrapping Paper and Bow Conservation

by DIY Maven

Wrapping Paper and Bow Conservation

Running out of wrapping paper and bows and need more FAST? I saw this on Martha yesterday and put the Curbly spin to it.

Supplies

Newspaper

What little wrapping paper you have left

Scissors

Tape

Martha’s Wrap

Wrap your present in newsprint. I like the stock quotes as they make a nice, uniform background.

Cut a strip of wrapping paper to circumference the present, fold in edges, wrap around package, tape strip together in back of present.

Maven’s Bow

Cut...

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Cheap Christmas Decorating: Gift Wrapped Door

by DIY Maven

Cheap Christmas Decorating: Gift Wrapped Door

Although we don’t see it often up in the northland–probably because of the snowstorms and such–I’ve heard down south it’s quite popular to gift wrap your front door for the holidays.

A novice at door-wrapping, I consulted the experts. Here’s a blow by blow to get the job done.

Supplies Needed

The same stuff you’d use to wrap a present, only more of them. Although, the instructions I found made a point of stating that it’s...

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