It's time to switch up your normal party routine with a tea party — yes, a tea party! We're not talking the stuffy, proper, pinkie-raising party; what we have in mind is a modern (ahem, American) twist on a classic British favorite. After you've assembled homemade jams, fun takes on finger sandwiches, and even an easy-peasy scone recipe, CasaSugar will help you gather everything you need for a contemporary tea party — photo booth and crown confetti included. So fire up the oven and start brewing a pot of Earl Grey . . . it's teatime.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
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You've heard of wine and chocolate together, but how does beer fare? Samuel Adams brewery paired up with Tcho chocolate to create a craft beer and artisanal chocolate pairing to gift to loved ones during the holiday season. Although sold separately, the Samuel Adams Winter Classic Variety ($14 for 12-pack) is intended to complement the flavors found in Tcho's Samuel Adams Beer Lover's Chocolate Box ($17). We tried each of the pairings to see if beer and chocolate really do go well together. Take a look!
Earlier this month we asked you to submit your yummiest photos of holiday baked goods via Instagram, and sure enough, you got busy baking. Take a peek at the most delectable and inspiring dozen, guaranteed to make you want to whip out your whisk!
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