With the holiday season upon us, the Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Coming Home magazine is all about connection. We hope these winter lifestyle articles for homeowners bring you comfort and joy during the most wonderful time of the year!
‘Tis the Season to Save (P. 8)
The average person spends about $1,000 a year on holiday gifts and will take until July to pay it off. We asked a money coach to share her holiday spending tips so you won’t fall victim to the holiday spending hangover.
Mistle Toast (P. 12)
Get into the spirits with a twist on these classic holiday cocktails:
- Old Fashioned Punch
- Cranberry-Rosemary Julep
- Honey’s Winter Mule
Chemical-Free Oven Cleaning (P. 14)
To keep sweet treats from turning into lumps of coal, it’s important to give your oven a little TLC, too. All you need is baking soda, vinegar, lemons, and water—supplies already stocked in your kitchen—to make ovens merry and bright. Here’s how to clean your oven without the chemicals.
The Write Stuff (P. 19)
For some people, the days of writing informal letters are long gone. Casual notes to friends, forced apology messages to siblings, or general updates to faraway pen pals have all been replaced with emails, texts, or social media posts. While technology has helped us connect in ways we never could’ve imagined, handwritten letters still hold a special place in our hearts. The next time you have something to say, pick up a pen and use these letter-writing tips.
Hold on to the Memories (P. 26)
The holidays are all about connecting with people, and there’s no better way to bond over shared experiences than by reflecting on memories. We should remember happy moments of connection and love to strengthen our sense of family, self, and perspective. These are some of our favorite ways to preserve the traditions and precious moments that mean so much.