1. Plan a plan. List everything you need to do during the holiday season, to which parties you’ll be invited and how much money you’ll spend. Cross off the least important, least necessary and least desirable events and tasks. Then review the list, and if you haven't reached your predetermined reduction, go through it again.
As the weather turns cool, the Treasure Valley is filled with many opportunities for new and time-tested activities. Area hikes are pleasant as the fall colors appear on the trees. Apples and pumpkins remind us of the traditions that harken back to past years. Choose one or more of these possibilities for enjoying this season.