Quote of the Day

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
 
Kofi Annan
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Quote of the Day

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
 
Buddha

Riddle of the Day

Yesterday’s Riddle Answer: Eclipse it
 
Riddle of the Day: This mother comes from a family of eight,
Supports her children in spite of their weight,
Turns around without being called,
Has held you since the time you crawled.
 
Who is she?

Quote of the Day

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
 
Virginia Satir

Tis the Season

I write, because I am a writer. I try to help companies increase revenue, exposure, and their prestige. I focus on the holiday decorating companies. This is a fairly untapped niche for any writer that I know. When I first decided on writing for these companies, I asked a group in Facebook I’m in if it was a good niche. I was surprised by the overwhelming support I got from them. Everyone said it was a niche no one had ever thought to write for. I am going to share some of the things I plan to write for them. I have yet to land any clients, but Friday, I did have 3 companies call me back inquiring about my services. Enjoy.

5 Holiday Tips for a Winter Wonderland

The  joy of the holidays is upon us. Spending time with family and friends, giving the perfect gift to a loved one, and re-creating the essence of  Christmas with your decor brings a sense of warmth to the soul we can only feel this time of year.

Christmas should be spent by a yule-logged fire with family and friends, remembering Christmases pasts. Laughter, company, and the smell of evergreens should be the only things keeping a smile on your face.

Follow a few simple steps and you can relax, knowing you have created a holiday wonderland in and around your own home. Simple steps that use a little  creativity. With a little help from your family your house could be the most talked-about this holiday season.

1) Select a simple holiday theme. Bring the holidays to the inside as well as out.

2) Go big! “Less is more” does not apply around the holidays.

3) Use 2 to 3 colors for maximum effect. Silver, blue and white, or red, green, and gold are the most common.

4) Make sure your entrance is inviting. A wreath, garland, and bow will draw any eye to your home.

5) Rearrange your furniture to find a  focal point for your decorations, ideally your Christmas tree or fireplace.

If you follow these simple steps, maybe Ebenezer Scrooge will knock on your door to join the merriment.

Want the perfect bow on your presents? What should you do when a strand of lights go out? Is your table looking drab this holiday season? If you want tips on these and more, please stay tuned, and all your holiday decorating questions will be answered.