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How to Entertain in a Small House . . . and Survive

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A small cottage welcoming guests for the holidays. Photo: Courtesy of a must-read site — Tumbleweedhouses.com (click on photo to go to site)

Millions of people entertain in urban apartments without too much worry. In a city, it’s just accepted that you live in an apartment, and that it’s probably small. And years ago, didn’t most of our grandparents and parents entertain in their own small capes, ranch-style homes and bungalows without much fuss? So when did it become an embarrassment for us to invite people into a home that’s less than 2,000 square feet?  Continue reading “How to Entertain in a Small House . . . and Survive”

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No Matter How Frugal You Are, There’s a Reason Not to Buy Wine Under $5 a Bottle

It’s after the holidays, but let me save you the trouble of wondering whether to buy really, really cheap wine next holiday season.  Continue reading “No Matter How Frugal You Are, There’s a Reason Not to Buy Wine Under $5 a Bottle”