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Holiday Decorating Styles

*By: Christi Shingara* It's the most beautiful time of the year! I love the holidays not only for the delicious foods, parties and family time, but most especially for the decorations. White and colored lights, wreaths, garland and ornamental Christmas trees make everything feel magical. Here are some distinctive decorating styles for the holidays. What…

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Half a Christmas Tree?

*By: Christi Shingara* On my way to work one morning, I was listening to the radio (yes, that's still a thing!) and the topic of discussion was living in small spaces and how to decorate for the holidays. As someone who has lived in many small spaces over the years, the challenge was always how…

The Joys (and Perils) of Picking Out the “Perfect” Christmas Tree

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Christi Shingara Throughout my childhood, we always had an artificial Christmas tree. While decorating it was something we undoubtedly looked forward to, I often wondered what it would be like to have that “real tree experience.” Now that I have a family of my own, we delve into the whole adventure…