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3 Tips for Holiday Travel

3 Tips for Holiday Travel

Nov 23, 2014

1. Bring a Few Forms of Entertainment Whether you’re sitting in an airport or spending hours in the passenger seat, you’ll need something to kill time. Bring a book, some music or a game to pass the time. You might get bored having only one of the above on hand! 2. Keep Comfort in Mind No matter the length of your trip, the last thing you want is to be is uncomfortable in what you’re wearing. Bring layers so you can adapt to the temperature, and opt for that pair of sensible shoes in your closet. (Remember: sensible is does not have to mean ugly!) 3. Pack Light It’s one thing if you’re packing for a week-long trip. But if you’re just visiting family or friends for a long weekend, pack as light as you can. Chances are you can borrow anything you need, or pick it up at the local mall. Plus, you won’t have to add “heavy suitcase” to your list of holiday travel-related headaches!   One bonus holiday travel tip? Use emazeMe.com to bookmark restaurants to try when you reach your travel...

How to Make the Perfect Party Playlist

How to Make the Perfect Party Playlist

Nov 16, 2014

Setting the mood for any party or gathering requires a killer playlist, and making that playlist requires more than throwing together a quick list of good songs! Here are some tips to make a party playlist everyone will love. 1. Have the right technology What technology will you use? Where will this playlist be hosted? There are a number of software downloads that allow you to create playlists accessible on nearly any device. HINT: If all your music is on your phone, remember that you might not want to be without it all night! 2. Find quality speakers They’re not just for volume (though this is important). Make sure you have speakers that produce a clean, quality sound with just the right amount of bass. 3. Reference your plans How long is your party? Where is it being held? These are important things to consider in terms of your playlist length, as well as where you should physically position your speakers. 4. Take requests Don’t be selfish. Consider the crowd and throw in some of their favorites, too. Your guests will definitely notice, and love you for it!   Do you have any recommendations for places to buy speakers or other music equipment? COMMENT...

How to Plan Thanksgiving Break

How to Plan Thanksgiving Break

Nov 9, 2014

The holidays are coming up, and so is Thanksgiving break! Whether your kids are coming home from college, or have a few days off from elementary school, these fun family activities are perfect for this brief holiday break. 1. Mark your calendars Coordinate your schedules. Make sure to set aside times for family dinners, activities, and more! 2. Plan their favorite meals School, work and other responsibilities can make it hard to find time for your kids’ favorite meals. Use the mini-vacation to cook up something special! 3. Get everyone together Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be the only time to get family and friends together! Plan a casual pre- or post-Thanksgiving shindig and celebrate the most wonderful time of year. 4. Something sweet Spend a family day baking Thanksgiving desserts, or get a head start on sweets for the holidays coming up. Your home will smell amazing!   Make a holiday list of favorite places and providers on...

How to Pick the Perfect Restaurant for Your Guests

How to Pick the Perfect Restaurant for Your Guests

Nov 4, 2014

With the holidays coming up, chances are you’ll have some friends and family in town. Entertain them at the perfect restaurant by following a few of these tips! Make a list of options Keeping in mind your guests and their favorite foods and dietary restrictions, make a master list of options in your area! Email your guests beforehand Get their input. Send your guests your master list before they arrive. This will narrow down your choices and make sure they have a great time! Get recommendations¬† Get a recommendation from your local foodie friends. They might have the suggestion you’re looking for! Make reservations Once you’ve narrowed down your list, make reservations! Even if you have to cancel, it will be good to know ahead of time that you’ll have a place to go with your guests.   The best way to make your list of potential restaurants and get recommendations is with...