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{November 24, 2010}   Happy Thanksgiving Day!

An important day before Christmas is standing outside your door to step in. Yes, it’s Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving is not only about saying “Thank You”, it’s about making people around feel special for being there. No doubts, in this ultra fast generation, we are moving towards new heights of success at a faster rate, but we are lagging behind in humanity. While satisfying our hunger for success all of us have forgot about the blessings of God, received in form of family and friends.

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Everyone will agree on the fact that all of us are drowning into luxuries, holding burden of the world in hands, and can’t find time to love and appreciate, what we have. But yes, still we have time to whine and complain.. On Thanksgiving Day just, Stop and Think, What we actually have? Thanksgiving Day reveals the secret to appreciate abundance and live happily. It’s a pier necessity to thank Almighty God for all the love and affection He has shredded on us.

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Thanksgiving is that amazing time of the year, when we show our gratitude, affection, love and appreciation to everyone. It’s about bringing the complete family together around the same table for meal and share blessings, feelings and fill empty vents in each other. So, enjoy finger licking food and spread magic all around with two simple words” Thank You“.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

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{November 19, 2010}   Get Prepared for Black Friday!

Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. This shopping event takes place the next day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday is not an official holiday. Black Friday marks the unofficial start of Christmas shopping and celebration season. Most of the retailers decorate their stores weeks before the day actually arrives.

This year Black Friday is on 25 November and countdown has already begun. Merchants all over are tripping over each other to ensure they are the first one to offer the best and biggest deal for Black Friday sale. Retailers have already slashed prices on holiday favorite products as toys, electronics, laptops and much more. No doubts, this year there will be an incredible rise in online shopping and many stores are offering Free Shipping to attract customers. Apart from this, they are out with many deals which are eligible for online orders only. This may be one of the steps to reduce in-store crowed.

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Unlike previous year, due to recession there was a certain slug down but this Black Friday it’s time to shop. Merchants are putting up best Black Friday deals to strike consumers mind. Retailers like Wal-Mart, Sears, Best Buy, Macy’s, Staples, Target will be opening early in the morning at 5:00 a.m or even earlier and will be open till midnight. Stores like Toys R Us and Sears will be open on Thanksgiving Day as well. Pre-Black Friday Sales are already ‘ON‘. Big retailers have already leaked up their door-buster offers.

The hottest deals for this year would be notebooks and laptops. You can surely get very good deals at Best Buy, Dell, Sears, Wal-Mart, SonyStyle and Toshiba. In-spite of some smarter deals, desktops are not much in limelight this season.

Prices for HDTVs have really touched the ground. This year, it would be very economical to buy a powerful HDTV with sharp image clarity. Newegg, Target, Walmart, Sears, Best Buy, OfficeMax are offering some great deals on HDTVs this year.

Next top hit for the season will be Toys. Retailers are giving huge discounts on toys. Children are looking forward towards hi-tech toys. Toys R Us is giving up best deals on many top toys that you can find even with 50% discounts. Apart from this, you can save big with Target, Sears and Wal-Mart.

Apart from these, retailers are also providing smashing discounts on electronics, home appliances, gadgets, clothing, home decor and so on…List is long, really long, for this year Black Friday. You just think of something and you’ll surely get mouth watering savings on it. You can watch out online for much more offers and details. For consumers, it will be like hitting a jackpot, as there is tough competition among retailers to lure the consumers. Top merchants that have already released their Black Friday ads for the season are – Wal-Mart, Sears, Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, Toys R Us and Overstock.

So, this Black Friday, shop till you Drop!



{October 25, 2010}   Quick Tips For Thanksgiving Day

Halloween comes with lots of spooky scary creatures all around. Trailing is Thanksgiving Day that brings up the feeling of gratitude and appreciations in endless ways. It’s an important day when everyone shows their love, affection and gratitude towards the almighty GOD and the humanity.

Thanksgiving comes with lots of traditions and rituals. In today’s machine world, all of us have become mechanized just like robots. In this busy world we have no time for our nearer and dearer ones. But Thanksgiving day brings whole family around one table, eating same meal and discussing same issues that are often missed! Each one also shares their list of blessings they are thankful for. Thanksgiving day helps in discovering the true sense of happiness.

Along with all this joy, comes lots of work and mess to make the perfect for everyone. Here are certain tips to make your Thanksgiving day great and to help you avoid last minute hassles while doing Thanksgiving preparations.

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Start in Early November:

  • Prepare guest list. If gathering is shared keep a track of who is bringing what on your menu and also check any special food required for guests.
  • Prepare list of perishable and non perishable items. Place an order for a fresh turkey now.
  • Decide which glassware, flatware, table linens, napkins you will be using, clean them prior.
  • Plan about decorations and table setting.

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Two Weeks Ahead:

  • Make sure you have enough chairs and tables and plan seating arrangements accordingly. Make inventory of your table clothes and napkins.
  • Clean your refrigerator to make space for Thanksgiving meal and buy non-perishable groceries.

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One Week Ahead:

  • Quickly review your recipes and cooking schedule.
  • Prepare guest room with fresh linens. Also cleanup the house.

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Two Days Ahead:

  • Complete the house cleaning and put up major portion of wreaths and decorations likes candles.
  • Plan ahead for leftovers, organize bags and containers.
  • Shop for flowers, decorative items and perishable items as well.
  • Chill beverages and along with them clean and refrigerate vegetables. Clean and lay a fire at fireplace so it can be used later.

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One Day Ahead:

  • Peel potatoes, put them in a pot of clod water and refrigerate. Also finish of with chopping, peeling toasting that can be done before.
  • Prepare stuffing and pies, along with side dishes that can be baked ahead.
  • Do final touch up cleaning for rooms that will be used.

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Thanksgiving Day:

  • Take out all serving pieces and set on the counter table.
  • Distribute work among family members and relatives.
  • De-refrigerate turkey 2 hours before and fill stuffing. Make gravy and last minute vegetables.
  • Preheat oven to reheat food and breads.
  • Enjoy Thanksgiving turkey with wine! Later sever the dessert.

Hope these tips can save you from last minute Thanksgiving shopping hassles.



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