Decor Storage Solution: Holidays on Wheels!

There comes a time--and for me, it's at age 54--when your heart's desires and your body's demands come into conflict. To wit: I have a great love of decorating for seasonal holidays ... but I live in a three story house and my baby-boomer knees have begun to rebel at the seasonal tramp up and down stairs.

Solution: holidays on wheels!

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Christmas in July Poll: When Do You Start Planning For Christmas?

The Day After: "Start? I never stop planning for Christmas!"
17% (212 votes)
All Year Round: "I'm not nutso about it, but I work on Christmas throughout the year."
19% (241 votes)
In The Summertime: "When summer comes, I know the holidays won't be far behind."
19% (240 votes)
Back to School: "Once the kids go back to school, it's time to think about the coming season."
17% (223 votes)
Falling Leaves: "Autumn festivals and cooler weather get me in the mood for holiday planning'"
12% (158 votes)
Halloween Haunting: "Once we've had Halloween, I buckle down and get ready."
5% (65 votes)
Thanksgiving Purist: "I refuse to give in to seasonal creep. I celebrate Thanksgiving first. Really."
6% (83 votes)
December Dawn: "When the carols start playing in December, that's soon enough."
4% (53 votes)
December 24th: "I hit the mall and the market the day before (and yes, I'm probably a guy)."
0% (5 votes)
Total votes: 1280

Memorial Day: A Marine Mom Speaks

Marine Mom

On September 14, 2001, I sat down at my desk with a heavy heart. My task: to write the month's lead article for the newsletter I published at that time at OrganizedHome.Com.

But just three days after the collapse of the Twin Towers, it was impossible to think about cleaning closets or decluttering the pantry.

I started to write, anyway--and this piece was the result, two hours later. It was the cry of my heart as the mother of a United States Marine, a son who had been called to alert in response to the attacks on our country.

A reader suggested I share it here, on this day, to remind us all that Memorial Day has a meaning beyond the barbeques and the beach.

Here it is, right down to the old-style format of our site on that day. Enjoy--and remember:

My Child, My Home, My Country: A Marine Mom Speaks

Nibble, Nibble: Rhonda's Christmas Mice

Christmas Mice recipe

It's a cute addition to the Christmas cookie tray: Christmas Mice!

Confected from maraschino cherries, Hershey's-brand chocolate kisses, chocolate coating, sliced almonds and silver cake decorations, these tiny edible mice will make a sweet statement this holiday season.

From Christmas Notebook list mom, Rhonda:

Rhonda's Christmas Mice

Easy Craft Gift: Jiffy Pop® Popcorn Toppers

Jiffy Pop Popcorn Topper

It's a craft gift that's hot, fresh and easy to make: customized "popcorn topper" labels for pop-in-pan popcorn.

Better known as Jiffy Pop®, this perennial kids' treat is even more fun when spiffed up with a cheerful message and given as a gift for holidays, seasons or special occasions.

Free printable templates make it easy to make and give Jiffy Pop® Popcorn Toppers for holiday gifts throughout the year.

Use them for teacher gifts, secret sister exchanges or home teaching presents--and they're simple enough for children to make.


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