Decorated homes focus of 'Farm Chicks' book
Wrap yourself in nostalgia with Country Living's "The Farm Chicks Christmas: Merry Ideas for the Holidays" by Serena Thompson.
The book focuses on the homes of "Farm Chick" Thompson and friends who share her passion for vintage holiday decorations.
The look is cheerful, colorful and sometimes kitschy, sprinkled with midcentury finds that will take many readers back to their childhood -- or to the childhood of their imagination.
Thompson, a Country Living contributing editor, includes instructions for homemade ornaments and decorations, recipes for holiday treats and plenty of ideas for adding playful touches to your own home.
"The Farm Chicks Christmas" is published by Hearst Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. It sells for $27.95 in hardcover.
Leave Thanksgiving table feeling less full
To enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without leaving the table as stuffed as the bird try this:
Eat slowly, savoring each delicious bite, and stop eating when you are at a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is starving and 10 is painfully stuffed.
You may feel like you could eat more, but since it takes about 20 minutes after you have stopped eating for your stomach to tell your brain that it is full, you will likely be satisfied by the time the dishes are cleared.
This way you will not only feel great, you'll have more scrumptious leftovers for the next day.
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