• How to Plan Thanksgiving dinner

    How to Plan Thanksgiving Dinner When You’re Crazy Busy ( Step by Step Guide With FREE Spreadsheet & Invitations)

    For many people, thinking about Thanksgiving dinner brings visions of turkey and pumpkin pie appearing effortlessly in front of them. But, for those who have actually hosted Thanksgiving dinner, you know there’s A LOT more to it than that. Time, money and planning all goes into creating the special scene on this nostalgic day. And hosting it is often squeezed into an already crazy schedule! So, if you’re overworked and overwhelmed but want to pull off Thanksgiving dinner, we’re here to hook you up. The following guide will break down all your Thanksgiving tasks into bite-size pieces. You’ll be super organized so you’ll have time to get ready for the holidays…

  • Do this when your party is flopping in order to entertain guests

    How to Entertain Guests (When Nobody’s Mingling & Your Party is Flopping)

    Ever wonder how to entertain guests when it seems like your party is taking a huge nose dive? After hosting my fair share of events, including some that were less than successful, I’ve come up with a few tricks to nip the silence in the bud and bring the party back to life. 5 Ways to Entertain Guests and Bring a Dying Party Back to Life 1. Make sure you’ve properly introduced your guests If your party includes guests from different circles of friends, introductions are key. While it’s ideal to introduce your guests to each other first thing, you can easily recover if you’ve forgotten to do so. And,…

  • Budget Thanksgiving hosting

    How to Host a GREAT Thanksgiving on a Budget

    Food is one of the biggest parts of Thanksgiving. Family and friends gather to reflect and express gratitude, around a welcoming table filled with mouth-watering flavors. And, while any host knows you want to provide your best, you can also do it on a budget! Here’s how: Plan, Prep & Shop Smart How to Stick to Your Budget During the Holidays – Especially When Hosting 1. Make a Strict Meal Plan Thanksgiving (and Christmas) should be planned out just like you do your weekly meals. Sure, this is probably going to be the biggest and most labor-intensive meal of the week, but you should attack it the same way. This…

  • 26 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Cheap

    Ever realized you forgot someone on your Christmas list AFTER you’ve spent your Christmas budget? Then this list of last minute gifts is for you! They’re cheap, cute and thoughtful AND best of all won’t have you stressed about money! Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for Cheap 1. Brown Sugar Scrub This last minute Christmas gift comes from crayonsandcravings.com. Brown sugar scrub is a great gift for people who like to pamper their skin — it helps exfoliate, it smells fabulous, and it only contains 3 simple ingredients. 2. Lavender Shower Melts These lavender shower melts are a great present for somebody who deserves to relax but is short on time. They dissolve…