Holiday Kleen-Up

Decorative tombstones and cobwebs took over my house for a brief month’s time this fall, only to be replaced in the blink of an eye by turkeys and cornucopia. Finally, the halls were decked and stockings were hung. And just as fast as they snuck up on all of us, the holidays were gone. Although…

Kleen Sweep: Gearing up for the holidays Meal Plan of attack

Preparing for Out-of-Town Holiday Guests

Control the Chaos: Holiday Guests  In addition to hosting a memorable holiday meal with minimal mess , this year, Nick and I are taking on something new: playing host to a few out-of-town family members. Cue panic? Not quite. We’re planning ahead, making a few lists and checking them twice, to make sure our guests have…

Kleen Sweep: Gearing up for the holidays

Gearing Up for the Holidays: Meal Plan of Attack

You’ve Mastered the Big Meal… Now What? You’d think that planning, prepping and preparing the feast would be the biggest part of your celebrations… but you’d be wrong. For me, you can’t forget about that post-dinner cleanup! I’m already thinking of ways to save time (and spend more time with family!), and here are three…

Kleen Sweep Preparing for Out of Town Guests

Gearing Up for the Holidays: Cooking

3 Ways to Keep Calm and Prep for the Holidays Ready for the four scariest words you’ll hear all week? The. Holidays. Are. Coming. Ok… deep breaths… I’ve been hosting my family’s holiday dinners for a few years now. And what started as a relatively small gathering has, over the years, grown to a relatively large one,…