Christmas trees are one of the most popular decorations that homeowners choose to put up during the holiday season. These trees give your home a more festive feel, and there’s simply nothing like waking up to presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Christmas trees can be decorated however you like, complete with lights, ornaments, garland, bows and much more.
However, when you opt to put up a real, beautiful tree in your home, it is important to ensure that you take the necessary steps to prevent it from being a major fire hazard. In fact, thousands of household fires occur each year due to Christmas trees. Avoid this issue by taking advantage of the tips below.
Choosing a Tree
The first step in preventing a fire hazard is to select a tree that is in good, living condition. When picking a tree, press your fingers together and run them along a branch to ensure that too many needles do not fall off. Those with needles that fall off in large clumps may dry up and die faster than healthier trees. [click to continue…]
I have tried several mineral makeups over the last several years, and I’m always amazed at how differently each of them perform! I don’t wear makeup often these days, but when I do, I choose natural makeup and go for a more natural look.
I love mineral makeup, because it’s typically very easy to get a natural look, or layer it on more for a more nighttime look. The most recent brand I had the opportunity to try is Mineral Hygenics.
They offer foundations that are long lasting, water and sweat resistant, and most importantly, made with only 4 ingredients! Their line of cosmetics is designed to be ideal for everyone, including people with very sensitive skin.
I received these items to review:
- Foundations in Medium and Medium Light
- Mineral Enhancer in Warm
- Finishing Powder in Silk Translucent
- Full Coverage Kabuki Brush
Their website made it very easy to choose the right colors with this chart.
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It might be the most wonderful time of the year but it can also be surprisingly stressful if you’re of a certain inclination. I’m talking about those of us who really like to make an extra effort at Christmas of course, those of us who could not possibly be satisfied with a knee-high Christmas tree and a plastic Santa on the front lawn. Christmas is the perfect excuse for us to ‘go all out’ and let our freak flags fly with elaborate decorations that really embody the warm, inclusive nature of the season and what says Christmas more than a colorful door wreath?
The wreath is the classic decoration that is as synonymous with Christmas as mistletoe and mulled wine. It’s also the first thing your guests will see before entering your home and as we all know how important first impressions can be, so it’s vital that your wreath makes the right impression. You could have a veritable Santa’s grotto waiting behind the door, but if your wreath isn’t up to scratch it all counts for nought.
As beautiful and inviting as ‘traditional’ wreaths (the pine leaves, the bells, baubles and red ribbons) can be however, as a Christmas ‘enthusiast’ surely you’ll want your own wreath to have a little something more about it? Something that reflects your personality, your passion for the season and your creative flair? Here we’ll be examining 5 original, creative Christmas wreath design ideas that will really make the entrance to your very own winter wonderland stand out this holiday season. [click to continue…]