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There are certain aromas that immediately bring Christmas to mind, from the fragrance of fresh pine to the scent of gingerbread straight out of the oven. Roaring fires, roasted chestnuts and peppermint candy canes all combine to create the indelible, unmistakable atmosphere of the festive season. Evoke the most pleasant Christmas scents the natural way with these tips.



Simmer a stove top potpourri

Whether you have company coming over or simply wish to enjoy seasonal scents while you wrap presents, try simmering a stove top potpourri. Combine ingredients like cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise and citrus peels in a saucepan and cover them with water before bringing the mixture to a simmer. The perfumed steam will fill your home with a

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We often hear from sellers who say they want to wait to list their home for sale until after the holiday season. This stems from fear of added stress during the holidays and being inconvenienced by showings. Sellers also assume buyers stop looking for homes during this time of the year. Now that buyers are able to search, filter, and scan through potential listings without leaving their couch; home buying during the holidays has never been easier. Here are three reasons why sellers should consider listing a home for sale during the holiday season.


1. Capitalize on less competition.

During the holiday season, sellers may be worried about having enough spare time to maintain the home for showings. Many sellers will then decide to wait to sell

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Quote of the Day:

"Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible." -Charles Dickens

Atlantans rejoice! Finding festive activities to do this holiday season is effortless. Whether you want to see shimmering lights, attend a parade, ice skate with friends, or simply walk around and drink hot chocolate, there is no shortage of amusement in Atlanta.


Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Seven years of beautiful lights setting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens aglow. This is a must-see in Atlanta! Nearly 2 million bulbs create spectacular light displays, including the new Nature’s Wonders in Storza Woods along with the Tunnel of Light and twinkling creations such as the Ice Goddess, the

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Are you selling your home during the holiday season of hosting parties, family get-togethers, and out-of-town guests? While it can be a challenging season to have your home on the market, it’s definitely not impossible to do! In our blog this month, we want to give you some simple tips for prepping your on-the-market home for the holidays. 

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home to Host For the Holidays:

• Have pictures taken BEFORE you begin decorating for the holidays. If your pictures are taken after the Christmas tree is set up and the garland is everywhere, you could be stuck with just holiday pictures well after Christmas if your home does not sell within that time frame. It’s better to play it safe and arrange for your pictures to be taken before

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There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than at home where it’s cozy, familiar and where memories live. If you happen to be moving to a new home for the holidays, you may be feeling added levels of emotion, excitement and anxiety. While this time of year can add to the usual stresses of moving, here are a few tips to get you through the holidays and settled into your new home with a bit more ease.

Open up the gift of time


Try to ensure that appointments with movers, landlords, helpers and rental companies are locked in ahead of time. These services get booked early for the holidays and holiday hours mean fewer options. 

Also, to put your mind at ease think about how company-provided holidays can give you the time to move and

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For many people, the holidays involve indulging in buffet tables loaded with lots of fattening, processed foods and sugary sweets.252281_390991937651265_1772590551_n

For those of us who strive the rest of the year to eat a healthy diet while leading busy lives, it can be a challenging time. Not only are we busier than ever, we know that all those foods we usually try to avoid are going to give us indigestion, sap our energy, and pile on the pounds.

“It really isn’t hard to give yourself, your family and friends the gift of delicious, nutrient-rich meals over the holidays,” says holistic chef and certified healing foods specialist Shelley Alexander, author of “Deliciously Holistic.”

“Instead of heading to the local supermarket, visit a farmers’ market, where you can buy fresh,

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