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Tag: HGTV

Easy Thanksgiving Party Tips

We have shared some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes, but there is a lot more that goes into hosting than just the food. Our cable channel, HGTV has some useful tips to keep in mind when pulling everything together before the big day.

 

How to Check a Propane Tank Level

Are you planning to fry your bird? Don’t get stuck with an empty stomach due to an empty propane tank. All you need is some hot water and a little science to find your propane level.

 

5 Ways to Fold a Napkin

An easy way to add simple elegance to any table is by folding the napkins. Check out these creative folds that are sure to impress your guests.

 

How to Make Velvet Pumpkins

While you could really use any fabric you want, these velvet pumpkins are a super simple way to add a little pop of color to your tablescape this Thanksgiving.

 

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Fall Favorite Treats to Welcome the Season

With the current heatwave moving through, it is hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of fall. Even still, Great Plains Communications is gearing up for all the excitement the fall season brings. We have looked to our cable channel, HGTV and found some quick snacks to share with friends and family as the weather cools.

3 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

Talk about easy, these three simple recipes take barely any effort and pack all the warm flavors of fan favorite – pumpkin spice.

 

Pumpkin Spice Sangria

This recipe combines two fall favorites, pumpkin spice and apple cider. Place the bowl in a hollowed pumpkin for a quick and natural décor.

 

Mini Apple Pie Pops

Pumpkin not your thing? Try these adorable apple pie pops for a flavor of fall in a convenient hand-held fashion.

 

Are you not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and interested in learning more about the services we offer in your area? Call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

Labor Day Weekend and the Start to Cornhusker Football

Not only are we approaching a long weekend with a sunny forecast, but it is the start to the Nebraska Cornhusker football season! Saturday, September 2 marks the first game as we take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves at home in Memorial Stadium at 7 PM. The game will be aired on BTN. With an evening game, Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channel, HGTV for some tailgating tips.

After the game, you will still have two full days of weekend bliss to enjoy. What better way to revel in the nice weather and welcome the fall season, than to craft a wreath for your front door or as a gift. Below we have included a few beautiful designs we found from HGTV.

 

Giant Star Wreath

 

Floral Hula Hoop Wreath

 

Recycled Denim Wreath

 

We hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend! If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn about what services we provide in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas with HGTV

She checked for monsters under your bed, still holds the gold medal for best chicken pot pie, can’t carry a tune but was the last voice you wanted to hear as you drifted off to sleep. Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and the question is, what do you get the woman who was the supporting hand in who you are today? Great Plains Communications wants to take you back to the days when it wasn’t necessarily money you turned to, but handmade gifts you knew she would enjoy. We looked to our cable channel, HGTV for some DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas to keep in mind this holiday.

 

DIY Copper Jewelry Organizer

As simple as some copper pipe and craft glue, you will have a classic piece your mom will be proud to display her jewelry on.

 

DIY Modern Hanging Vase

With Mother’s Day not until this Sunday, there is plenty of time to make this modern hanging vase, with room to customize in the cement base.

 

DIY Gel Candles 2 Ways

These gel candles won’t just smell good; they will look great throughout your mom’s house. And while these are two examples, this is another craft that you can customize to your mom’s style.

Back-to-School Ideas by Food Network & HGTV

One box of colored pencils

Two pink bevel erasers

Four boxes of crayons

Eight glue sticks

These are just a few of the supplies on the list sent home with your kids as they start school. This time of the year is full of new routines and many new things. Great Plains Communications has teamed up with a couple of our cable television channels, the Food Network and HGTV, to bring you a few creative ideas on things like school lunches and organizers for all the new art supplies.

 

Giada’s School Lunch Ideas

 

Back-to-School Supply and Craft Storage with Dan Faires

 

We haven’t forgotten about the college students! Moving into a dorm room can be exciting and a little scary. With this video by HGTV, it could also be beautiful.

3 Totally Removable Dorm Décor DIYs with Tanner Bell

 

As you are checking off that supply list this month, remember that Great Plains Communications has some exciting Back-to-School promotions going on. To find out what is available in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.