Renate Zoutberg

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8 Distinct (and Fabulous) Christmas Tree Styles

The Christmas tree is the heart of the season’s décor, I think. Just as different as one home’s style is from another, decorated Christmas trees are …

Decorations

Eco-friendly alternatives to Christmas trees

There are plenty of beautifully festive - and less wasteful - alternatives to the traditional Christmas spruce<p>I read recently that 20 million turkeys will be slaughtered this Christmas, and I was speculating if as many trees would be felled. To grow, transport for miles, and then dispose of our …

The 20 Most Beautiful Christmas Trees in the World

Are you traveling this holiday season? If you’re looking for a magical city where you can spend the holidays, perhaps today’s post will give you an …

14 of the most unusual Christmas trees in the world

People celebrate the festive season worldwide through an assortment of weird and wonderful traditions, but the decoration of Christmas trees is …

The Purple Crystal Christmas Tree

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Apartment Therapy

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Santa Claus Crackers

Assemble jolly hors d'oeuvres for a holiday party with kids among the guests. Your kids can be little helpers.

Figs and Prosciutto

Sweet and delicious, figs make the perfect pairing for a thin slice of Prosciutto di Parma -- which, by the way, is nitrate-free and low in saturated fat. Get more

Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes

To serve these bacon-wrapped potatoes as an appetizer, simply leave in the toothpicks they were secured and baked with. Remove them to serve as a side dish.

Cooking

Chocolate Peanut-Butter Hedgehog Truffles

The truffles can be made up to a week ahead and stored in a single layer, covered, in the refrigerator.

The 22 Most Expensive Homes Sold This Year

The most expensive home ever sold in the US hit the record books in 2014, and several famous properties changed hands.<p>From celebrity-owned estates in Los Angeles to sky-high mansions in Manhattan, here are the most expensive homes sold in the US in 2014.<p><i>*Thanks to our astute readers for pointing</i> …

Real Estate

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

21 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Instant

<i>Last year, we gave you a list of great Christmas songs. This year, we're re-gifting the concept. Enjoy 21 more songs that will surely brighten your holiday season.</i><p><b>Bing Crosby, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"</b><p><b>Johnny Mathis, "Winter Wonderland"</b><p><b>Kelly Clarkson, "White Christmas"</b><p><b>Eartha</b> …

Xmas Preparations Around the World

tomtoy

HOE GAAT JOUW KERSTBOOM ER DIT JAAR UITZIEN?<br>Wil je dat met ons delen? Dan pin met #tomtoyHappyTree<br>op pinterest! Wij zijn alvast begonnen met leuke …

The True Meaning of Thoughtful Giving

The executive team from Hand in Hand weighs in on what thoughtful giving means to them this holiday season.<p><b>Courtney Apple, cofounder and chief creative officer:</b><p>For me, thoughtful giving means sharing products with friends and family from some of my favorite social businesses. Being the owner of one …

DIY Simple Holiday Banner

Create this simple budget friendly modernist banner to add a little holiday cheer to your home decor without going into holiday overload! This banner …

Sewing

11 Last Minute DIY Christmas Decorations That Are Easy & Cheap

Holidays have a way of sneaking up on us and whether you need to spruce up the house before guests arrive, want to add a dash more cheer to an …

Decorations

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas From Fashion Designers Lela Rose, Misha Nonoo, Kelly Wearstler

Let's set the scene: It's 8 P.M. on Christmas Eve, and <i>someone</i> forgot to wrap her gifts. NBD! We enlisted three fashion designers to share their crafty DIY gift-wrap ideas—and they are positively genius.<p>__The designer: Kelly Wearstler<p>The tools: Paint + craft paper + string__<p>Wearstler used art …

Cheap And Easy 15 Minute DIY Party Ideas

So you’ve decided to have a few friends over for a little holiday gathering. If you’re anything like me, it seemed like a good idea at the time, but it’s not until the day before everyone descends that you realize you may have made a critical error in judgment.<p>Entertaining is expensive! And hard …