According to a recent survey commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, this year, 61 percent of Americans who plan on celebrating New Year's Eve plan on celebrating at home. To help make your night the most memorable celebration ever, here are some great ways to ring in 2015 from the comfort of your own home.
(Family Features) While winter brings chilly temperatures and longer nights, there’s nothing that can bring a family together like a warm meal.
Emmanuel Dominguez and Jakiya Dixon like calling the shots.
(Family Features) The holiday season is a time of celebration – and there’s no better way to make the season’s celebrations extra delicious than with seafood, particularly lobster. Whether you’re hosting a holiday cocktail party, enjoying a casual meal or gathering family and friends for a feast, lobster makes a great addition to any holiday menu.
(Family Features) For many adults, the holidays are transformed by the chance to experience the wonders of the season through the eyes of children. There's no better way to elicit a merry twinkle all around than by creating festive holiday treats together in the kitchen.
(NAPSI)—Aristotle Onassis died forty years ago on March 15, 1975.
(NAPSI)—Get ready to up your holiday baking game with four showstopping but easy-to-prepare desserts from CanolaInfo and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
(BPT) - Tech gifts are hot this holiday season, and with all the latest gadgets and upgraded electronic devices, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many wish lists include the best in smart devices.
Holiday music and lights filled the night Saturday in Clermont as the Good Neighbor Program held its annual holiday concert, and Citrus Tower owners Greg and Suzie Homan lit the tower for the fourth year.
(NAPSI)—It’s a familiar scene in homes around the globe this time of year: The anticipation of the season is building and family traditions are coming alive. Children are on their best behavior waiting for Santa to arrive, mantels are decorated with monogrammed stockings, Christmas trees are filled with meaningful ornaments and decorations, parents are wrapping and hiding gifts, and lights are twinkling both inside and out. For many, these family preparations and traditions also include unveiling an Advent Calendar, a special calendar used to count down to Christmas with 25 doors or windows that house special little surprises when opened each day leading to Christmas.
(StatePoint) Climate control accounts for almost half the energy use in a typical U.S. home and is also the largest energy expense for most people -- but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple solutions, you can be friendlier toward your wallet and the environment this winter.
Wilfred Taylor couldn’t really remember how he got so open on Mainland’s first drive of the second half in its 42-7 playoff win over South Lake Friday.
(Family Features) Princess Cruises, one of the most famous names in sea-going vacations, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. To commemorate this important milestone, the company is honoring the iconic TV show, “The Love Boat,” which first introduced viewers to Princess Cruises and the art of cruising.
(Family Features) The highlight of many a holiday meal, desserts are adored by young and old alike. This year, complete your festive celebration with delightful desserts that feature California Dried Figs.
(BPT) - Today’s holiday wish lists certainly have a lot more digital items than they used to. Whether it’s for school, work or personal use, everyone wants the latest technology. If you’ve started your shopping search already, you know the market is full of different types of devices. So how do you know which technology is the right option for the loved one on your list? It can be confusing, but don’t worry; the information below can help you make a wise choice and ensure your gift is the star of the holiday season.
(StatePoint) Have some lit lovers in your life? Want to make stocking stuffers extra special for them this year? Here are a few great ideas:
(NAPSI)—Imagine taking tea at Lord’s Cricket Ground with “Downton Abbey” ‘s butler, actor Jim Carter; visiting the Royal Opera House with world-famous singer/conductor Plácido Domingo; getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament from the Speaker of the House of Commons; attending a West End musical with international singing star Jessie J; touring the Science Museum with physicist Professor Stephen Hawking; opening Tower Bridge, the most famous bridge in the world; and walking the red carpet at a film premiere.
(NAPSI)—Before you go over the river and through the woods this holiday season, you may care to consider these facts and tips:
(BPT) - The kitchen is the focal point of any home. It’s a place where you eat, congregate and celebrate life’s big moments. If you are an empty-nester looking for the kitchen of your dreams, a parent seeking to match your kitchen to your growing family or you simply feel inspired to change things for the better, it’s time to stop dreaming and start planning.
(StatePoint) La participación en programas extraescolares después de clases entre los niños hispanos aumentó de 15 por ciento en 2004 a 29 por ciento en 2014, según una encuesta de hogares encargada por la Afterschool Alliance. La edición de 2014 de “America After 3PM” determina que la demanda insatisfecha de actividades extraescolares es aún mayor: 57 por ciento de los estudiantes hispanos -- 5.5 millones de niños y jóvenes -- que no están inscritos en programas se inscribirían si hubiera disponible un programa, dicen sus padres.
(StatePoint) The holiday season can mean new routines, new décor and new foods in your home. While these temporary changes can be exciting for people, they can be hazardous to pets.
(BPT) - One of the top trends driving today’s housing market is the demand for energy-efficient homes that don’t sacrifice comfort for quality. If you’re looking to purchase a new home, green features can save money both now and in the future, with numerous earth-friendly benefits. Here’s what is trending for 2015 and beyond.
(BPT) - The holiday season makes for a memorable time of year, providing the chance to visit with old friends and relatives you might not see often. Equipping yourself with the right tools early on can be the key to enjoying a stress-free hosting experience this season, while ensuring your guests’ visit is as comfortable as possible. Following these simple tips will help you create a welcoming home so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy most.
(BPT) - As colder months roll in, your children will spend more time indoors so you'll need to be equipped with indoor activities that will capture their imagination and foster their creativity. Here are a few activities you can do with your kids and keep them active:
An Oklawaha couple’s love of the outdoors, which includes having to deal with nuisances like feral hogs and coyotes, will be featured on a new television show this week on the Sportsman Channel.