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    Homes.com for the Holidays

    If you're looking for ideas, distractions or just good old fun, check out homes.com for the holidays, for tips, tricks and the occasional chuckle.


    Homes.com for the Holidays

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    It’s December which means it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to toast, cheers and be merry! What better way to get in a festive mood than whipping up a beautiful cranberry cocktail? Orange and cranberry make a great pair in this Cranberry Orange Sparkler. Add a few fun garnishes and serve for instant holiday cheer! Cranberry’s festive color and tart taste is perfect when paired with dry sparkling wine. The hint of sweet orange juice works perfectly for a very balanced and tasty drink!

    Cranberry Orange Sparkler Cocktail Recipe | Homes.com

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    Host A Neighborhood Christmas Brunch! Gather your neighbors and host a holiday brunch! The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to tap into your inner hostess with the mostess and invite your neighbors over for a cozy Christmas brunch. From donuts and coffee to mini mimosas and cinnamon rolls, you’ll get a chance to mix and mingle during this festive season. Take a look at my tips below, and I hope you’ll be inspired to host your own neighborhood party!

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    9 Ways to Prove Santa Came! Santa Claus Isn’t Real? Then How Do You Explain This? As grownups, we all know that Santa Claus is absolutely, 100% real – there’s no doubt about it. But there comes a time in every youngster’s life when they start to question many things about the world around them, and Santa Claus’s legitimacy as the bringer of gifts may fall under some suspicion. It’s up to us to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Santa Claus, being the stealthy old elf that he is, may leave behind a woeful lack of solid evidence of his visit. So we may have to help him out a bit. With that in mind, here are nine tried and true ways to prove that Santa Claus really does exist, and that he did indeed pay your home a visit this year.

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    Hanukkah Traditions In The Home

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    With December 18 being “Bake Cookies Day,” I knew I had to share this amazing recipe for pecan coconut cookies with you today! It’s my ultimate favorite holiday cookie because it’s easy to make and perfect for cookie exchanges, baking with the kids, and it’s so delicious!

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    Check out the 2015 Advent Calendar for the #DIY Fanatic! #HomesForTheHolidays

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    With December 18 being “Bake Cookies Day,” I knew I had to share this amazing recipe for pecan coconut cookies with you today! It’s my ultimate favorite holiday cookie because it’s easy to make and perfect for cookie exchanges, baking with the kids, and it’s so delicious! This cookie is crispy on the outside and oh so chewy on the inside. It’s got a touch of coconut and loads of pecan flavor. Plus, powdered sugar sprinkled on top reminds everyone of a winter wonderland making these cookies pretty too! I love packaging them up in clear containers and adorning with a big red bow for neighbor gifts! I definitely suggest sending this recipe along to parents, grandparents, friends, and any and all bakers in your life! It’s a keeper.

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    Sometimes one of the most challenging things about decorating for the holidays is the transition. The transition from fall to Thanksgiving. The transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The transition from Christmas to winter. What if you didn’t really need to transition? What if you could make a wreath that transitioned all the way from fall to winter and waved at Thanksgiving and Christmas as they passed by. This pinecone does all that, and you can make it in an afternoon. Here’s the simple DIY instructions for your seasonal superhero.

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    Nothing against your average luxury home, but there are just certain homes that take sumptuous living to an entirely new level… homes for which the term “opulent” doesn’t quite convey the level of beauty, craftsmanship, scale, and attention to detail on exhibit. 25220 Walker Road in Hidden Hills, California is just such a home. Calling this French Normandy-inspired masterpiece a home almost seems an injustice; truly this property is so much more than that. It’s a palace in every sense of the word. Let’s take the tour, shall we?

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    Check out the Home Depot And Homes.Com’s Guide To The Perfect Holiday Gifts For 2015

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    It’s true: the holiday season is now officially upon us. And that means it’s time to break out the holiday movies! With that in mind, we’ve put together an excellent selection of the perfect movies for you and your family during the holidays.

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    Here’s a few creative gift wrapping ideas for the upcoming holiday season!

    Creative and Fun Gift Wrapping Ideas | Homes.com

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    Spiced And Spiked Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail

    Spiced and Spiked Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail | Homes.com

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    How to create your own gift wrapping station! This will definitely come in handy this holiday season! bit.ly/1yY7py1

    Create Your Own Gift Wrapping Station

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    Ever wondered what the cost of the '12 days of Christmas' would cost? Check it out here!

    What 12 Days of Christmas Would Cost You Today

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    Add color to your #Christmas decor with these easy ideas!

    Easy Ideas to Add Color to Your Christmas Decor

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    Have a safe Holiday season! This infograph has lots of helpful tips! (Source: Allstate Insurance Blog)

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    Start a new holiday tradition with the family that you chose: Friendmas!

    New Christmas Tradition: Friendsmas |

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    These Frozen Inspired Twinkle Lights can be made in just minutes! Optimistic Mommy

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    PLAID & FAIR ISLE CHRISTMAS MANTEL Love this holiday decor!

    PLAID AND FAIR ISLE CHRISTMAS MANTEL - Mad in Crafts

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    One of the most fun #holiday traditions is the the Cookie Exchange Party! Check out the Homes.com blog to throw the BEST Cookie Exchange Party!!

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    Try this #DIY falling #snowflake #garland. This simple project will dress up any room, giving your home a #winter wonderland feel.

    DIY "Falling Snowflakes"

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    Busy Mom's Guide to Surviving the #Holidays! Holidays are busy for everyone, but especially moms! Use some of these tricks to survive the Holiday season! Check it out here --> bit.ly/1BwoNzX

    Busy Mom's Guide to Surviving the Holidays | Homes.com

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    Holiday Shelf Tree - Love this out-of-the-box idea, plus great for small spaces!

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    Who said you couldn't decorate your bathroom for the holidays?

    Thrifty Decor Chick: Christmas Home Tour!

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