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New “Featured Items” Blog Tab!

We added a new element to our blog! Have you seen it? It’s our new “Featured Items” tab on the upper right corner!

On our “Featured Items” page, you can find out about current promotions happening on HomeSeasons.com, as well as seasonal home decor picks from our website for each holiday.

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We  just updated the tab with some of our new HomeSeasons Spring 2013 items! Use the drop-down menu to select different seasons and holidays. We’re going to update the tab with more items and holidays soon! Check it out!

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Happy New Year! 2013!

Before everyone heads off to celebrate for the weekend, we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Let’s all bring 2012 to a close and welcome 2013 with warm wishes!

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This year has been great for the HomeSeasons.com team. We hosted TWO giveaways for the holidays (Halloween and Christmas), and interacted with a lot of our readers. We’re glad to be able to get to talk to more bloggers, and find a few new blogs to read, as well. If you have a blog of your own, please leave us a link in the comments below for us to check out!

To bring 2012 to a close on our blog, we’re going to recap on a few of our favorite posts of the  year, one for each month!

If you missed any of these posts, don’t forget to take a look!

We hope everyone will have a great new year’s celebration! Enjoy responsibly! We’ll be back in 2013 with more holiday decor ideas and posts for everyone! Follow us to be updated with new posts! See you next year!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving from HomeSeasons!

HomeSeasons would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope everyone enjoys spending time over the long weekend with friends and family. Doesn’t matter how or where you celebrate, as long as you spend time with your favorite people!

Be grateful for all your accomplishments, big or small, and work towards things you want to achieve in the upcoming  year. Be thankful for the people in your life, whether they are always by your side or far away.

We will be continuing more winter holiday posts in the upcoming month, all the way up to the end of December! Stay tuned to our blog the next few weeks because we will be sharing ideas and posts all about Christmas! We’re excited for the holidays!

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Ways to Give Thanks for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is all about being grateful to everything around us and giving thanks. Though we should try to be thankful every single day, sometimes we get tied up in the mundane activities of life (or in the whirlwind of our busy lifestyles) and need a little reminder.

If you’re in the mood to spread more thanks around in your life, keep reading for more ideas! It will inspire people around you to do the same!

  • Set a good example to everyone
  • Send a bouquet of flowers to a loved one
  • Call up family or a friend who you’ve lost touch with
  • Volunteer your time to work at a food bank or shelter for the holidays
  • Donate food and clothing to the needy
  • Snuggle up with your pet to show them your love
  • Send a pie to your neighbor’s house
  • Participate in a toy drive for the holidays
  • Arrive at a holiday party early to help the host/hostess (& bring a present!)
  • Send holiday cards to friends and family far away to let them know you are thinking of them
  • Recycle and reuse holiday decorations from last year
  • Go caroling to spread holiday cheer
  • Stay positive

How will you be giving Thanks this Thanksgiving and holiday season? Please share with us below! We are thankful for all the readers of our blog! We are inspired to keep sharing holiday posts with everyone, and will continue through the holiday season. Stay tuned to for more posts coming up soon!

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Fall/Autumn Themed Pumpkins

Pumpkin decorating is not limited to only Halloween. It it great for fall as well! Though we may have to stray away from the jack-o-lantern faces and spooky witch carvings, there are dozens of other ways we can decorate a pumpkin for the season. All we need is a little inspiration!

We’re going to share some pictures we found that inspired the post today. No jack-o-lanterns here!

From Belle Maison

From Decorating Ideas Made Easy

From Update Dallas

From Craft Corners

From Inhabitots

It’s easy to transform a pumpkin to fall decorations (just make sure to stay away from the spooky)! Use classic patterns and colors. You’ll have your own fall pumpkin in no time, perfect for the upcoming holidays.

 

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Thanksgiving Turkey Main Course Alternatives

For many of you, cooking a whole turkey for Thanksgiving may be out of the question. Whether it is because you are hosting a very small Thanksgiving gathering, are vegetarians or vegans, or just don’t want to go through the trouble, there are many alternatives out there for you to substitute the turkey from the menu without sacrificing the important main course.

Today, we’re going to share with you some alternatives you can serve at Thanksgiving this year instead of turkey. This is definitely not to say that turkey can ever be substituted, but it’s always great to have other options, right? For more information on the pictures, be sure to click the accompanying link to be lead back to the original site!

From Good Housekeeping

Pot roast is a savory alternative to turkey. Not only will you still get the protein, the recipe can be altered to feed as many people as you need.

From Cook Nutri

For smaller families, a baked chicken is perfect! Prepare it the same way as you will a turkey, but cut down a portion of the ingredients!

From My Recipes

Try a quick an easy vegetable risotto. Use any vegetables you like (the picture above has eggplant and tomato), and garnish with a few herbs for decoration! Quinoa is also another healthy alternative.

From Blog Chef

If you don’t want to cook a whole turkey, turkey pot pie is also great! This is also great for Thanksgiving leftovers.

Just for kicks, here’s a little popcorn stuffed “turkey”!

From Kitchen Corners

Will you be serving turkey this Thanksgiving, or will you be opting for an alternative? Let us know in the comments below! To us, Thanksgiving isn’t just all about the food. It doesn’t matter whether you’re serving a 15 pound Butterball for a large group of family and friends, or enjoying a small pot roast with a few of your closest relatives. It’s all about the company and being thankful! Have fun!

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Feast Essentials: Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist

When you’re preparing for a Thanksgiving meal, how do you remind yourself of all the things you need to make for the feast? There are a few must-haves (such as turkey and cranberry sauce), but what about all the other bits and bobs that can get easily overlooked?

In today’s post, we’re going to share with you a quick list of things that can’t be missed for Thanksgiving dinner!

  • turkey
  • mashed potatoes
  • cranberry sauce
  • gravy
  • stuffing
  • pumpkin pie
  • veggie medley
  • sweet potatoes
  • green bean casserole
  • buttered carrots

With all of these foods prepared for Thanksgiving, your family is sure to be impressed! Don’t worry if you don’t have these exact entrees. They can easily be exchanged for similar foods. For example, no pumpkin pie? Other pies and desserts work just fine! Use your imagination and work with what you have! Let your family choose what they want to keep or exchange from the list!

What other items are on your Thanksgiving essentials list? Let us know below!

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