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Holiday cleaning plan: make your bathroom shine

FORT WORTH, Texas: It’s easy to hide some rooms from guests. In contrast, the kitchen and bathroom are open to all. Last week we covered deep cleaning your kitchen. Equally important is the bathroom. The old axiom to clean “top to bottom, side to side” is the best way to accomplish your cleaning goals for ...

Red or White: The best 2018 Christmas Wine Guide

SEATTLE:.  With so many clamoring to snatch up last minute Christmas gifts, it can be easy to overlook many a great wine. This somewhat brief line-up comprises a list of white and red wines that will help make your Christmas meals memorable.  Or double as a great gift idea. Keep a few on hand, in ...

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How To Catch Santa: A Holiday How To! – A children’s book review

Laurel, MD: Every year when December rolls around, millions of children around the world think about Santa. Most of them make lists of presents they want to bring. Some are excited to pay the big man in the red suit a visit. But some children think about sneaking downstairs on Christmas Eve to see Santa ...

Armed Forces Day: Appreciation of America’s vigil keepers

Americans have been called to action again and again to help the free world fight against tyranny. The very least the nation can offer in return is genuine gratitude toward the men and women could be called upon to throw themselves into the divide between liberty and tyranny.

Holiday cleaning: The kitchen

It’s a labor of love for those of us who cook and bake a lot during the holidays but with these tips you won't labor so hard trying to keep it all clean..

Holiday house cleaning: bathrooms

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 11, 2015 — Now that the Halloween decorations have been put away, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. And for many that means cleaning and organizing your home to be ready for guests, parties and decorating. I spoke with cleaning expert Megan Hennes about tips and tricks to make ...

The holiday season in sorrow and joy

Strip down the holiday to what is most meaningful to you, then don’t worry about the rest. It isn’t important, so don’t make it important by mourning its absence.