November, 2015

How To Have A Stress Free Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2015 Country Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day when you enjoy time with your favorite people and allow yourself to be grateful for all of the love and happiness you have managed to find. The problem that many people encounter is that they spend so much time running around on Thanksgiving Day, trying to get the meal and house prepared, that they find the holiday stressful rather than enjoyable.

This year, you should commit yourself to a stress free Thanksgiving Day. It really isn’t difficult. You just need to follow these simple instructions. Continue Reading

How To Survive the Football Season

November 12th, 2015 Fall Decor

“Six months out of every year, I might as well be made of stone. Six months out of every year when I’m with him I’m alone.”

That’s the song “Six Months Out of Every Year” from Damn Yankees, a musical that deals– in part – with the perils of being married to a hardcore sports fan. The song is about baseball, but the sentiment works for any sport.

This time of year, that sport is football. From the first pre-season matches in August through Super Bowl Sunday at the start of February, pretty much every Sunday is game day. (And that’s not counting the Monday and Thursday games.) Continue Reading

Using Fall FOLIAGE to Inspire Your Country Decor

November 10th, 2015 Fall Primitive Decor

In many parts of the country, it’s the most colorful time of the year. Just go for a hike or take a drive through the country and you’ll see the proof.

Why not use that color to inspire your home décor, making things as lively indoors as they are outdoors? If you’re not quite sure how to do that, here are a few tips, pulled from Midwestern Living and Better Homes and Gardens, on using the shades of this season to inspire your country decor. Continue Reading

The Piper Classics Guide to a Stress-Free Country Christmas

November 2nd, 2015 country holiday decor

It seems like stores put out their Christmas-related items earlier every year. Halloween is still upon us when we spot the first glimpses of red, silver and green in the aisles.

On one hand, it seems like overkill. “Let us have one holiday at a time!” we say to ourselves.

But for some of us, two months’ notice seems pretty reasonable when we’re getting ready for the winter holidays. Continue Reading