Do you remember when I told you about the magical powers of candle light. Well if you forgot let me remind you; Candle light offers a glow that not only softens the look of your skin, but make you look younger and flush. Now that you're caught up I want to let you in on another little secret.
Enter the secret power of holiday lights. I have holiday lights all over my sweet little abode. At night there is this magic moment when nothing but the glow of holiday lights is shinning and I look younger, my skin looks softer and I get a naughty holiday flush. Which brings me to my point. You should get holiday lights and put them all over your house, right now. I suggest getting red and white lights, because when you forget to take them down in January it won't matter, since Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Plus I'm pretty sure you can stretch them into working for Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day and Fourth of July. Happy Holidays!
Even though the holidays are not over, it's a good time to start planning what to do with all the leftover crap. Once you've thrown your parties, popped the champagne and it's time to deal with the aftermath. Here are a few tips to get you through your holiday hangover.
Wine - I currently I have more than my share of random bottles with bits of leftover wine. Instead of drinking it all, which has crossed my mind. I've frozen them for later. These little wine cubes make the perfect addition to a crock pot brisket.
Candy Canes - I've taken all the leftover candy canes and crushed them into a fine little powder, and stored them in an air-tight container. I can now use them for all of my baking, candy and cocktail concoctions. I'm currently infusing a little leftover vodka with my candy canes. Leaving me with a great peppermint vodka to add to a little hot cocoa.
Tissue Paper and Ribbon - I've gather all the extra tissue paper and I'm currently flattening it out in some heavy coffee table books. For the ribbon I've wrapped it around paper towel rolls and already have my DIY eye on the plan for it. If you've got leftover crepe paper make your own mini prize balls and store them for next christmas. By the time you open it will be a time capsule surprise ball.
Gift Boxes - Toss the flimsy ones and keep the sturdy ones. Study boxes can be painted, glittered, sequined, hodge podge, and turned into fashionable storage.
Club Soda - Use the flat club soda to water your plants. Most club sodas contain a phosphate that promotes growth.
Holiday Lights - Every year I put them away neatly, something happens over the summer and they become a tangled ball. This year I'm threw them in a box. Who knows they just might come out perfect come next November. My best friend Jenny is a big fan of always buying the cheap 99 cent lights, so at the end of the holiday season she just throws them away. If tangled lights are an issue for you, this might be the route you want to go. If you happen to have a big decorative birdcage laying around you can fill it with lights and display it all year long. I know what you're thinking, “Who in the hell, just happens to have a big decorative birdcage laying around?” You would be surprised.
Hangover - If you are still feeling a little woozy. One you drank way too much. Two you are going to want to snack on egg sandwich on white bread. The amino acid in eggs break down a toxin produced when alcohol is in the liver which adds to your hangover.
Holiday Cards - As for your holiday card collection, scan them onto your computer and toss them. The last thing you need is more clutter piling up. And now you will always have the memory.