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Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Nov 14 , 2016

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Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for everything we have, but few fun facts are good to know.  Thanksgiving is a time we spend with our friends and family and give thanks for all that we have as privileged Americans. While the tradition of Thanksgiving started during a morally questionable time period in American history, it has evolved into a holiday that humbles us (right before the ironic shopping rampage of Black Friday). "Wow" your guests with these fun Thanksgiving facts that could spark some interesting conversation. Fact No. 1: Tryptophan Turkey Those who don't do their Read Full Post

4th of July Plano TX

Jun 30 , 2015

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Coleslaw Recipe To Zest Up Your 4th of July

Celebrate The 4th of July In Plano, TX With This Recipe The 4th of July is just around the corner! That means that you will probably find yourself either hosting or attending a backyard barbecue or poolside party. There are a few 4th of July staples that will definitely be served—hamburger, hot dogs, watermelon, and corn on the cob—but you might want to mix up the rest of the recipe routine. Make your Plano, TX 4th of July interesting with this great recipe for creamy BLT coleslaw, a delicious new take on a barbecue classic. 4 slices of bacon 1 cup of mayonnaise 2 tablespoons of red Read Full Post

Does Your Insurance Cover Stolen Luggage?

Dec 22 , 2014

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Does Your Insurance Cover Stolen Luggage?

Make Sure Your Valuables Are Protected This Holiday Season It is a holiday miracle you are able to pull off every year- you get your spouse and the kids and the gifts and the luggage loaded up in the car and on the way to grandma’s house. Sure, the drive may seem long and the hassle great, but nothing can compare to a holiday season spent with friends and family. Holiday travel always seems to be more hectic than you anticipate. It is not just reindeer that dash and prance this time of year; you know the juggling act of running kids to the bathroom with your luggage balanced on your hip Read Full Post

Store and Organize Your Holiday Decorations the Right Way

Once the holiday season is over, it’s time to properly organize, pack, and store your seasonal decorations. Use these holiday storage tips to make the process a breeze. Create a designated space in your home for holiday decorations. Having everything in one place can make next year’s decorating stress-free. Consider storing your items, carefully wrapped, in plastic storage containers with air-tight lids. When storing boxes in attics, garages, or other areas prone to moisture, always put the boxes up off the floor on shelving or on a palette to keep your décor safe. Put Read Full Post

Don’t Let Your Plumbing be a Drain on Your Holiday

If you are like most people, you put stuff down the drain that you should not. Grease, large food scraps, paper towels and napkins can clog your plumbing surprisingly quickly. Holiday entertaining can be a particularly bad time for clogged drains. The best offense is a good defense when it comes to your pipes. Avoid putting food in the drain that does not belong. Grease and other liquid fats should be put in a waste receptacle and thrown away. Food scraps need to be thrown away as well, unless you use a garbage disposal. When it comes to the toilet, never put anything down the drain except Read Full Post

Things to Consider Before Giving a Car as a Gift

If you are planning to give someone a car as a holiday gift, there are some things for you to consider before making the purchase. You must put the title in the name of your recipient before you give the car as a gift. If you plan to give the car as a surprise gift, you’ll need to put the title in your name, and then transfer it after the recipient gets the vehicle. You may need to pay a federal gift tax, so include this amount in your budget before making the purchase. What’s more, you should determine ahead of time who will be paying for the insurance. The experts at Tri-Star Read Full Post

Fire Hazards Run High During the Holidays

The holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy time with your family, but the special season also boasts some scary statistics. Among those numbers are an increase in house fires. According to some surveys, home fires increase by 15% over the holidays. There's no worse time than during the holidays to lose your home. While many people think of Christmas trees as the biggest of hazards when it comes to holiday fires, candles are actually a bigger culprit. The open flame is especially dangerous when a candle tips over. Make sure all candles are on stable surfaces and that they you extinguish Read Full Post

Protect Your Identity During The Holidays

Although the holiday season should be filled with happy celebrations and joyful exchanges of gifts, there are plenty of people who would happily take advantage of other people, even during this wonderful time of year. Preparing for the holidays is no time to let one's guard down and become at risk for identity theft. Here are some basic steps for self-protection.  - Only shop online using trusted and reputable sites to avoid having credit card numbers stolen  - Secure all smart devices, such as phones or tablets, with auto lock so that thieves cannot get information off of them. Read Full Post

Tips for Safe Holiday Travel

The holiday season is notorious for hectic travel schedules. Being prepared can help keep you, your home and your possessions safe. Here are a couple of tips that can help make that happen: Have a travel checklist. Do this at least a week prior to your trip. Making sure you have everything you need packed and your home secured is important. It’s easy to overlook the little things like having the mail held, or locking the windows. Having a reminder will keep you on track.  Check with an insurance agent for coverage options. You may have a renter’s insurance policy with Read Full Post

Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano

With the holiday season close at hand, an outing to celebrate a seasonal event is a fun activity for the entire family. With that in mind, make plans to attend the Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano Christmas event at Haggard Park on Friday, December 6, when Texas will light up the night. The festivities begin at 6:00 PM and run until 10:00 PM so there is plenty of time to arrive and enjoy the evening. Best of all, it's free. Multiple stages will be set up featuring a variety of performances including local choir groups and entertaining dance groups. Hand bell choirs and carolers singing Read Full Post