Tag Archive | 2014

Quick, delicious holiday entertaining ideas

Quick, delicious holiday entertaining ideas

StatePoint — If you’re playing host this holiday season, skip the complicated recipes that take hours of prep time and serve your guests easy, Mediterranean-inspired foods instead. Whether you’re throwing a lavish party or a casual get together, the simplest foods are often the best crowd pleasers. Packed with bold flavors, olives are an essential […]

Be a ‘sweet’ holiday host this year

Be a ‘sweet’ holiday host this year

StatePoint — Festive holiday parties are a winter staple. But how do you put a twist on the annual tradition? To add new flavor and excitement to your holiday gathering this year, consider incorporating a series of sweet surprises to delight your guests. The Perfect Pairing You’re probably familiar with the concept of pairing appetizers […]

Tips to update your home’s technology

StatePoint — When thinking about home updates, our attention so often turns to a fresh coat of paint or new décor, but some of the most practical, meaningful changes you can make to your home will truly modernize the way you live. Here are a few key tech updates to fully bring your home into […]

Clare celebrates Bronner tradition

Clare celebrates Bronner tradition

In the Fall of 1951, the Merchants from Clare Michigan were looking for someone to help with securing some Christmas decorations. They observed Wally Bronner, who was designing a window display for Jennison’s Hardware in nearby Bay City, Michigan. Immediately, they approached him about coming up with some designs to adorn the Downtown Clare streets. […]

Delight the five senses this holiday season

Delight the five senses this holiday season

StatePoint — To create a memorable holiday experience this year, turn your gifts, celebrations and home décor into a festive feast for the five senses. Beautiful Sights One sure sign that the holiday season has arrived at your home is when all the festive lights, décor and colors are on display. Trim your tree with […]

Four ways to celebrate the holiday season affordably

Four ways to celebrate the holiday season affordably

StatePoint — The holidays can be an expensive time for decorating, entertaining and shopping. Luckily, there are easy ways to save this holiday season, so you can spend more time celebrating and less time stressing over expenses. Create Typically, one of the largest expenses during the holiday season is gifts for friends and family. Instead of spending […]

Tips for choosing and preparing a holiday turkey

Tips for choosing and preparing a holiday turkey

StatePoint — Whether it’s your first or fiftieth time, the stress of roasting the holiday bird is enough to ruffle anyone’s feathers. Set yourself up for success with two simple rules: stick to the basics and start with great quality meat. Delicious meat comes from animals raised the way nature intended — no antibiotics or animal […]