Non-Candy Valentines for Your Little Ones

Non-Candy Valentines for Your Little Ones

I’ve compiled a great list of non-candy valentines that are inexpensive, easy to put together and yet still cool enough to stand out in the sea of Disney princesses and Nickelodeon stars. (Or, I guess, depending on the age of your kids, One Direction and Star Wars?) In fact, most of the ideas I’ve gathered can be assembled with items from the dollar store – super easy and perfect if you’re on a budget, like me.

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How to Throw an Inexpensive New Year’s Eve Party

How to Throw an Inexpensive New Year’s Eve Party

It’s time to ring in the New Year, and there’s no better way to do it than with a New Year’s Eve party. But after all the holiday shopping, traveling and get-togethers, money can be pretty tight. So how do you throw an awesome New Year’s Eve party on a small budget? The Zing Blog has a few tips for you. From planning to party night, we’ll help you stay within your budget and still impress your loved ones.

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Quick Holiday Storage Lifehacks

Quick Holiday Storage Lifehacks

Ah, holiday storage. In an ideal world, I’d have a nice finished basement storage room where I could store loads of clear storage containers with all my holiday decorations inside. In reality, my entire collection has to share a tiny bedroom closet with suitcases, formal dresses and my Hobbit costume. While I’d love to be able to buy all sorts of storage solutions for my decorations, I’ve had to be a little more flexible and creative. As an added bonus, it’s much more inexpensive to engineer my own storage. Here are a few tips for dealing with your holiday storage this year.

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Last-Minute Gifts for Senior Citizens

Last-Minute Gifts for Senior Citizens

Senior citizens can be pretty hard to shop for. Every year, my grandma gets mad at me for getting her gifts because she “doesn’t need anything.” But I don’t get people gifts because I think they need something, I give gifts because I want them to know that I care. So what do you get the older man or woman in your life who claims to have everything? Well, if you’ve left the toughest bit of shopping until the very last minute, here are a few ideas.

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3 Ways to Accommodate Your Holiday Guests

3 Ways to Accommodate Your Holiday Guests

It’s that time of year again. Gifts are given, holiday lights go up and “holiday guests are coming to town!” – isn’t that how the song goes? You’re more than delighted to have family and friends stay in your humble abode, but then it hits you – you don’t have a guest room! You prefer to not have your guests sleeping on a pullout couch in the living room. Well, here are some suggestions on how to accommodate your holiday guests properly.

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Hosting a Holiday Gingerbread Competition

Hosting a Holiday Gingerbread Competition

The holidays are a great way to spend time with friends and family. Hosting a gingerbread building competition is a great way to get everyone involved in a fun, holiday-themed activity. There are no limitations when it comes to creativity with gingerbread. My family hosts a gingerbread-themed extravaganza every December. We all get together and spend an evening covered in frosting, full of laughter, in the kitchen.

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Holiday Travel: Journey with Efficiency

Holiday Travel: Journey with Efficiency

If you’re one of the over 90 million people who will be traveling this holiday season, you might face a host of obstacles to successfully arrive at your destination. With almost a third of the entire US population in transit, it’s no wonder highways and airports quickly become jam-packed. How can you arrive at your destination this winter season with as little hassle as possible?

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