Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Happenings

Looking for something fun to do during the holidays? Baltimore has a host of events to choose from. Check out the link below or share with us some of your favorite holiday past times.





Friday, November 25, 2011

Small Business Saturday - November 26th

Now that Black Friday has arrived, don't forget about Small Business Saturday. Please support our small businesses either at home or wherever you might be tomorrow.
On November 26, we're asking millions of people to shop small at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge.


http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Scoop



Now that the Turkey has been cooked, the dishes washed and the dinner guests have gone, put on your pjs and check out the Black Friday deals in advance! http://theblackfriday.com/






Good luck and shop til you drop!


















Happy Thanksgiving to all of our clients and guests! We are so thankful to work with such amazing people and wish you a very wonderful holiday with your friends and family.



Monday, November 21, 2011

Stress reducing Travel Tips

Flights

Be early: Get to the airport at least two hours early to allow time for check-in and security lines.
Check for delays: Check and double-check for flight delays before you set out for the airport through your airline or at www.portseattle.org/sea-tac (the airport's newly-redesigned and more user-friendly website). Sign up through airline websites for flight-delay alerts, too.

Go light: Travel with just a carry-on bag. You really don't need a suitcase full of stuff for just a few days, and traveling light saves lots of time (and, these days, money, because of checked-bag fees). Print out your boarding pass at home and go straight to airport security and, at the other end, waltz past baggage claim.

Follow the rules: Be good and obey airline rules on carry-on size and weight. Some airlines are cracking down on super-size carry-on bags, making passengers check them.
Liquids and other rules: Follow the liquids rule, too. Liquids in carry-on luggage must be in containers smaller than 3.4 ounces, fit in a quart-sized plastic bag, with just one bag allowed per person. Help airport security checks go faster by having your coat and shoes off and your laptop out. See http://www.tsa.gov/

Get their number: Have airline phone numbers handy in case of flight cancellations. It can be quicker to rebook by phone instead of at airport counters crowded with cranky passengers.
Don't forget your ID: Passengers 18 and older on domestic flights must show federal or state-issued photo ID at airport checkpoints. (Flying out of the U.S.? Passports are required for everyone.)

Splurge: Treat yourself. Consider buying a day pass to an airline lounge — nice seats, nice drinks, far fewer people than at gate waiting areas.
Upgrade to an aisle seat or seat with more legroom. Airlines might make you pay extra (they're masters of extra fees) but it could be worth it.
Splurge on noise-canceling headphones and block out the din on flights.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Turkey Time

Preparation is everything when planning dinner for a crowd.

Start with a menu and a list of every dish you'll be serving, including bread and drinks. Review recipes and note what you can do ahead. The day before the big dinner, set out serving pieces and utensils (label with Post-It notes to remind yourself which piece goes with which food).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Cocktails!


CRANBERRY PEACH BELLINI
These pretty drinks pair well at holiday gatherings with elegant bites, great friends, and a stocking full of good cheer.

Ingredients
1 cup pear nectar
1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
1 bottle Prosecco or other dry sparkling white wine

Directions
In a small pitcher or large liquid measuring cup, combine pear nectar and cranberry juice cocktail. Pour 1/4 cup juice mixture into each of eight champagne glasses. Dividing evenly, top with Prosecco or other dry sparkling white wine.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Beverage Ideas


Stir things up this Thanksgiving with some sensational and unique beverage selections. How about a Pumpkin Martini or an Apple Pie cocktail? Check out the recipe's below. Your guests will be most thankful! Need a little inspiration? Stop by Wxyz and try out some of our festive concoctions.




Apple Pie Cocktail
1 1/2 oz
vodka1 1/2 oz apple juice1 pinchground cinnamon

Pour both ingredients over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Stir well, dust with cinnamon, and serve.


Pumpkin Martini


Ingredients:
· 1/2 oz Sylk Cream Liqueur
· 2 oz vanilla vodka
· 1/2 oz pumpkin liqueur or pumpkin spice syrup
· 1 tsp whipped cream
· cinnamon stick for garnish
Preparation:
1. Pour the Sylk Liqueur and vodka into a
shaker filled with ice.
2.
Shake well.
3. Add the pumpkin liqueur or syrup.
4. Shake again.
5. Strain into a chilled
cocktail glass.
6. Top with a teaspoon of whipped cream.
7. Garnish with a
cinnamon stick.




Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving Table Ideas



Looking for simple yet festive ideas for your Thanksgiving Table this year? Check out this photo for inspiration. Also Watch for upcoming holiday tips we will be sharing on everything from festive beverage ideas and recipes to Thanksgiving dinner shortcuts.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Holiday fitness tips

Tis the season to worry about weight gain over the holidays. Help yourself stay on track by checking out the tips below.

You can be festive and fit!

http://www.blogger.com/www.livestrong.com/article/266056-healthy-holiday-fitness-tips

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holiday Time

The holiday season will be here before you know it. Need a place for your out of town relatives? We are "pet friendly" and happy to be your family's home away from home. Going to visit your relatives instead? We offer affordable "Park and Fly" packages which help planning your trip a little easier. Call us for special rates.