Some Holiday Hacks Tips and Tricks | Kenmore Holiday Blogger Summit 2013 | #HolidayHosting

Some Holiday Tips To Get You Through the Holidays | #HolidayHosting

Disclosure: I participated in the Kenmore Holiday Blogger Summit 2013 as a guest of Kenmore. All opinions are my own.

We had a fabulous time tonight meeting, greeting and sharing stories with the folks from Kenmore and the 14 bloggers attending the Holiday Hosting dinner.


I learned a few things tonight.


1) Kenmore really knows how to set up a holiday themed party:


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2) Kenmore knows how to feed a group of hungry women (btw, I never knew brussel sprouts could be sooooo good!):


3) They know how to put a girl on the spot (twice) as well as entertain us with hilarious comedians:



3) I still need a bigger fridge:


Now for some of the more useful information I learned tonight!

Holiday Hacks, Tips & Tricks…

* Use frozen grapes to chill room temperature wine.

* Need room temperature butter for a recipe in a hurry? Grate your stick of butter!

* Smoke in the room? Quickest way to get rid of the smoke in your kitchen, dip one end of a kitchen towel in water and “helicopter” it over your head.

* Throw all of your leftovers into a blender or food processor with a little chicken stock or vegetable broth… toss in a little thyme, curry or cumin and you have an amazing soup!

* Want a holiday smell without using the stove or warmers? Sprinkle cinnamon on your carpets and vacuum. The smell will permeate the house.

* New shoes just a little too snug? Fill a ziploc baggie with water, place it into your shoe and put the shoe into the freezer. The water will expand and stretch your shoes a bit by morning!


Do you have any hacks that make life a little bit easier? Please… share them below!



  1. courtney b says:

    I love the cinnamon idea !:) gonna try it…

  2. Sarah L says:

    I usually have frozen grapes in my freezer for a cool snack. Never thought of using them as contained ice cubes in wine or other drinks.

  3. Tonya says:

    What great tips! I absolutely love the smell of cinnamon. I will definitely be trying that on my carpets!

  4. Mariah says:

    That Kenmore fridge is huge! I would love to have one!

  5. Janel says:

    I love the butter tip! That fridge is enormous!!

  6. I love the frozen grapes trick!

  7. Tara says:

    I want a big fridge for Christmas! My sister has one like in the first picture by the tree, which is so big and so perfect.
    -Love the holiday tips especially the one that will help clear smoke from the room.
    I don’t have many tips, but here are the ones I know.
    -Use a turkey baster to fill the water for your Christmas tree to avoid water everywhere.
    -Cookie decorating is a fun activity for parties, and it doubles as a party favor.
    -Christmas balls in fruit baskets, vases, and candle holders makes cheap decorations.
    -Many Black Friday deals for major stores can be found online and generally ship for free to home or store.

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