Careful How You Hang Those Christmas Lights

In the South, you can always tell that Christmas is getting closer simply by the noticing the amount of Christmas lights on people’s homes that are actually turned ON, not just the ones that are usually left hanging on the house year round.My husband and I were taking the kids and my in-laws to Lake Lanier Islands to see the “Night of Lights”, where you drive in your car, turn your radio to a certain station to hear coordinated Christmas songs, and watch the amazing light display that Lake Lanier is famous for....more

Christmas Party Ideas for Friends, Family and the Co Workers!

I can easily conjure up the sights, smells and sounds of the holiday season: evergreen and pine, bells, lights, busy shoppers, the color red, kisses, desserts, snow and shovels.  Oh yes, not to mention the smoke plumes that invade your home as your husband tries to ignite logs in your fireplace. Is that only at my house? ...more

8 Great Books To Give To Your Favorite Foodies

No matter how much time I spend looking up recipes online, I'm still happiest when I'm curled up in my favorite chair, flipping through a hard-copy cookbook for just the right recipe to make next. Cookbooks and food books are great gifts for anyone who loves spending time in the kitchen. Here are some of my favorite picks from books released by bloggers in 2012. ...more

Make holiday decorating an investment you can enjoy all year long

Whether you are getting ready for a huge company gathering or just an intimate dinner with friends, you want you home to really sparkle this holiday season.  But the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money on decorating just for a few weeks.  As real estate professionals, we help our clients focus on the aspects of home decorating that will provide returns immediately and for when they are ready to sell their house.  Here are our top picks on how to get the most for your money:...more

Your "Healthy Holiday" Coach


Holiday sweepstakes

Enter our Holiday Sweepstakes with great organic gift from Giggle ...more

Wine Lover's Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Affordable Wines to Give This Year

That holiday list you're making may seem really long about now. But there's one thing that a lot of people would love to find in their stocking -- and that's wine! ...more


Ahhh. Christmas Memories. At a family gift exchange a few years ago, I was excited to open this present from my brother and his girlfriend: Happy Holidays from the Christmas Bunny   ...more

Butterscotch Pudding Gingerdoodle Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

What flavors pop into your mind when you think “Christmas”? Peppermint? Chocolate? Almond? I think each of us thinks has a different list that probably comes from the same place in our hearts—we remember fondly what we made around the holidays when we were growing up. In my home, we spent a day or two in the kitchen making treats and packaging them up for friends, neighbors, teachers and family, and I remember looking forward to this every year. ...more
These look delicious Cassie! I love gingerbread flavor!more

Potato Latkes

I *love* latkes. Yum!more