25 Ways to Show You Care

25 Ways to Show You Care

The Holiday season gives me the opportunity to show the people around me how much I care about them. I don’t have to spend a fortune in order to accomplish my goal. There are so many ways for me to show my appreciation for my friends. Midwest Living has created a wonderful list of ways for you to show others you care. They are so simple, you will wonder why you didn’t think of them yourself. Yet, as simple as they might be, each & every one of them might bring joy to one of the people on your list, a joy that stays with them throughout the year.

Ways to Care

The 12 No-no’s of Thanksgiving Part 12 Never Forget Gratitude

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Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no’s for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful.

In this  episode, Jean Ann offers ways to avoid stress by creating a schedule for Thanksgiving prep.

In this  episode, Jean Ann reminds you it’s not Thanksgiving without gratitude.

For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy

Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List

Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today

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Get Your Home Holiday-Ready in No Time

Get Your Home Holiday-Ready in No Time

I have been in crafting mode for weeks now. Preparing for 2 shows on the same weekend, there is glitter, thread & pieces of mesh all around my table!  It looks like a tornado went through the room! I guess one did ME! Time to get things cleaned up & organized for the Holidays! Before you go into a panic trying to clear up the everyday family clutter that may live permanently around your home, take a breath & take a moment to read this practical advice from All You. They offer ways to get your home ready for the Holidays without wearing yourself out! Then, you can relax with an eggnog & enjoy the season!

Holiday Prep

The 12 No-no’s of Thanksgiving Part 11 Never Overestimate Your Abilities

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Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no’s for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful.

In this  episode, Jean Ann offers ways to avoid stress by creating a schedule for Thanksgiving prep.

This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy.

For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy

Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List

Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today

Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Boks &  Gifts

The 12 No-no’s of Thanksgiving Part 10 Never Shop without a List

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Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no’s for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful.

In this  episode, Jean Ann offers ways to avoid stress by creating a schedule for Thanksgiving prep.

This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy.

For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy

Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List

Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today

Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Boks &  Gifts

The 12 No-no’s of Thanksgiving Part 9 Never Overestimate Your Time

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Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no’s for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful.

In this  episode, Jean Ann offers ways to avoid stress by creating a schedule for Thanksgiving prep.

This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy.

For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy

Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List

Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today

Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Boks &  Gifts

23 Elegant and Easy Thanksgiving Table Settings

23 Elegant and Easy Thanksgiving Table Settings

I like to set a beautiful table when I entertain. Corny as it may sound, I see my table as a lovely accessory that adorns my meal. The table & the food compliment one another.

I know many of you may panic at the thought of having to set a table for Thanksgiving, or any occasion this Holiday season. Table settings don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. You simply build them up, one item at a time, step back after each layer & look to see where you need more. Like accessories to an outfit, your table setting should compliment your menu, not overwhelm it! If you turkey gets lost in the setting, you have done too much.

Also, guests must be able to talk to one another across the table. If you have stacked your centerpiece so high that no one can see across it, again, you have done too much. Remember, bit by bit.

Still confused? Country Living to the rescue! They have put together 23 elegant & EASY table settings for you. I LOVE the rustic look to the setting in the photo above. Use these ideas to create your table or as a starting point for a creation of your own.

And when you are done, remember Coco Chanel’s advice concerning accessories, “Remove the last piece you put on!” Even Coco knew, we always go one step too far!

Table Settings

The 12 No-no’s of Thanksgiving Part 8 Never Forget to Take Care of Yourself

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Thanksgiving can be incredibly stressful. So much to do & very litle time in which to do it, no matter how late it is in the month. You can take much of the stress out of the season when you avoid these 12 No-no’s for Thanksgiving. In this series, Jean Ann points out some of the things we do that create our stress, then offers ways to make the Holiday more joyful.

In this  episode, Jean Ann points out the importance of putting yourself first this Holiday season

This Holiday season, work smarter, not harder when you celebrate a Thanksgiving of Simple Joy.

For more Thanksgiving tips,please visit SimpleJoy

Download your FREE Thanksgiving To-do List or Grocery List

Download or order The Simple Joy of Thanksgiving today

Shop My SimpleJoy Cottage Boks &  Gifts