The Top 10 Hacks for Easy Holiday Decorating

If you're looking forward to the holidays but not so much the time, effort or expense of decorating, we offer some of the top hacks for making the most out of your season while leaving more room in your budget for gifts, parties or a post-season vacation. Easy holiday decorating does not have to break the bank or take up all of your time.

Indoor Decorations

Here are seven excellent hacks for making a cheerful season inside the home. A few crafting supplies come in handy but nothing here requires you to be a Michelangelo or Rembrandt.

Table-top Christmas Trees: Starting with cone-shaped foam armatures, you can add just about any material to make a table-top Christmas tree. From real evergreen branches pinned around the cone and wrapped with delicate lights, to gumdrops...

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Getting Your Home Ready For Holiday Guests

Autumn’s here in Florida and the holidays are fast approaching! It’s time to bring out the decorations and prepare your Viera home for holiday guests. Getting a head start on holiday decorating can help make sure you get everything done in time. It will also avoid a time crunch and feelings of anxiety and frustration. Clean and Beautiful Start your preparations with a beautifully clean house. Cleaning everything from top to bottom will make your home feel fresh and inviting to your holiday guests. For any tasks that may be too time-consuming, or too physically demanding it’s a good idea to hire a service to save time and your sanity! By employing a cleaning service to do the difficult work, you can concentrate on other important matters, such as food, shopping, wrapping...

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Fall Decorating in One Day

Autumn is here and it’s time to get decorating! With the mild Florida temperatures, the Viera community can enjoy beautiful weather for decorating their homes for fall. Try some of the following suggestions for easy fall decorating you can accomplish in one day. The Flower Of Fall Chrysanthemums are lovely, cost-effective additions for fall decorating. These flowers have rich autumn colors such as burgundy red, golden yellow, deep orange, and regal purple. Readily available at garden centers and even grocery stores, you can easily disguise the utilitarian black plastic pot the plant grows in with a pretty woven basket in neutral colors. These flowers look especially nice when placed near a front door or for a table centerpiece. The only care they require is to be watered, and the flowers are long-lived. ...

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Florida Fall Gardening Tips

Planting a garden in the fall can be a rewarding adventure. However, if you live in South Florida and are starting a fall garden, you need to begin planting before the weather changes. The residual summer heat will launch your garden and help it to keep growing. In the early fall, the days are rather long thunder and lightning often prevails in the afternoon. In some areas, you can grow enough vegetables to enable you to harvest fresh food from the garden all year. You can still get the garden of your dreams ready this year, but you may need to do some research and experiment a little, to determine the perfect time for planting fall vegetables in your area. It may seem like a...

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What to Do With Your College Kid’s Room

When your teen leaves for college, it can be an emotionally trying time for you as well as your child, especially if they are leaving home for the first time. Instead of focusing on the sadness of your child’s absence, think about all the fun things you can do with the extra room in your Viera home. Keeping busy can make you feel better. Even if you only use the room on a temporary basis until your child returns home for holidays, you can still derive a lot of enjoyment from using the space. The room's repurposing can involve your child’s interests as well. For instance, both mom and daughter can share a dressing room, or dad and son can share a man cave. Your Very Own Dressing Room Have you ever dreamed...

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