Are you itching to get decorating for the holidays? Want to make something you can use again and again, year after year that is beautiful, sentimental and not a whole lot of work? Make a wreath. They’re stunning, simple and tell the neighbourhood (or just you and you alone) that the holidays have officially arrived. Here are 16 different ways to DIY a simple but elegant wreath this year.
Every family indulges in and celebrates the holidays in a different way—some families choose a different way to celebrate every year. With all the talk about Ashton and Mila not giving presents to their kids, parents everywhere are rethinking their holiday plans. Setting up eight or nine tiny trees (each about three feet tall) around the family room or the whole house, is a beautiful way to decorate and indulge in the holidays.
With the weather now colder and daylight hours fewer and farther between, you’re going to need more ideas than just going the the park to keep the little ones occupied. So why not plan some great kid-friendly holiday crafts for them to do? Most of these they can even do—dare we say it?—unsupervised. You could even invite another mom over with her littles, make a crafting party for them and sit back, sip your coffee (or wine… or whatever) and enjoy seeing the children at work. Who knows?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".