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Smarter Living: making life at home better

As the holiday season comes and brings house guests and dinner guests, some nasty nags may tag along - worry and stress. Karen Sullivan, writer and editor for The Charlotte Observer's SmarterLiving section, offers up some ideas to keep things merry and bright while entertaining.

Her first bit of advice for any hostess is to have a well organized kitchen. What a difference these simples changes can make! Check out her suggestions and ideas here.

And when it comes to setting an inviting table, Sullivan offers a low-stress solution - forget the traditional color-themed approach and go for a simple festive table. To see her specifics on table setting this holiday season, click here.