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Handmade Holidays: Simple do-it-yourself gifts you can create in minutes

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Are you on a budget but want to give your friends well thought out gifts? These ideas are not only charming and heartwarming, but easy to make and super affordable. Hand-decorated ornaments Buying clear plastic ornaments and painting them by hand is the essential homemade craft to give to all of your friends and family.…

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Festive films: 10 classic Christmas movies to watch this holiday season

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Photo from Travis on Flickr, New Line Cinema, and Warner Bros. In the spirit of the winter holidays quickly approaching, here are 10 classic Christmas movies we all know and love. From the comedy-horror Gremlins, to the nostalgic How The Grinch Stole Christmas, take the time to sit back, relax and enjoy these films. Home…

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10 most iconic Christmas songs: The best Christmas tunes to roll in the holiday season

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Even though some of us may have began singing these festive songs at the start of November, now with Thanksgiving is over, and it’s really time to get in the spirit with these Christmas classics, in no particular order, and even new renditions! Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas This classic originally sung by Judy…

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The hurried holidays: 10 quick gifts to pick up when you’ve forgotten

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Photo by Jimmie on Flickr. During the holidays, time seems to pass quicker than you’d think. Before you know it, your friends are going to be looking at you waiting for their Christmas present. We’ve all been there. If you’re stuck in a holiday ruck, check out these gifts to get someone last minute. Amazon…

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10 Things you should know before coming into your local craft store for holiday shopping

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Rubber pumpkins, plastic Christmas trees, twinkling lights- all of which are great things you can purchase at your local Hobby Lobby or Michaels, but there’s some key things to know before you enter the wonderful artificial winter wonderland of holiday retail shops. 1. Walk in knowing what you’re going for:   This not only helps…

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A Genie Wishlist: A review on the Blue Genie Art Bazaar

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The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an annual event specific to Austin, where hundreds of local artists showcase and sell their sculptures, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photography, knickknacks, and just about any other creative thing you can imagine. Before my visit I didn’t know quite what to expect. I had imagined a museum of some sorts…

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Stuffed with goodness: Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes

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Eating healthy isn’t about cutting all of your favorite foods and desserts out of your diet or cheat days where you eat everything you didn’t eat the week before. Eating healthy may require cutting some foods out, but mostly, it’s about finding a balanced diet that works best for you (moderation is key!). With this…

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Find the perfect gift with our annual holiday gift guide

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