Yes, it's giveaway time. Read on! It's not January, but I'm thinking about how badly I need to get organized. Maybe you've had the same thought? Now that I've retired from my business career, I'm kind of ad-hoc about being organized. That, combined with the occasional memory blip, means I'm not as . . .
Sometimes, the tiniest twist to a common gift can elevate a common gift to something special. Here are 10 ways to make gifts special with practical but fun touches the recipient will appreciate: 1. Elevate a gift card... Everyone loves a gift certificate to a favorite store. This year, add a . . .
WARNING: THESE UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS ARE NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! Holiday displays were up way before Thanksgiving this year, and the only time I liked it was when I was in the biting cold of my western New York state hometown. It felt appropriate then, but not home in California. Nonetheless, . . .
I don't know about you, but I think it can be fun to make gifts. When I found a recipe for an easy DIY lip scrub, I thought I'd share--wouldn't it be a great stocking stuffer? Oh, you want to know about lip scrubs --also called polishes? They're exfoliators that help keep your lips in tip-top . . .
When I saw this super-fun idea on HouseBeautiful.com, I simply had to share. So simple, so quick and so cute, plus easy on the budget. This particular do-it-yourself idea was presented as a way to refresh your old wooden spoons, but I think it's a great way to dress up brand new salad or kitchen . . .
The older we get the harder it is to find unique and suitable gifts, especially for those who have everything. Well, hold on to your stocking cap, because today's holiday gift guide has some ideas that you won't want to miss. Nothing like a pair of colorful, cozy socks for winter--but not just ANY . . .
I love giving gifts. The process of choosing just the right thing for my loved ones is one of my greatest pleasures. For me, it's not a materialistic thing, it's a giving thing. And despite our belief that there's nothing new in the world, I've found some interesting and unique holiday gift ideas. . . .
"Have hostess gifts gone by the wayside?" a friend asked me the other day? Maybe they have, along with all the other courtesies and manners that Amy Vanderbilt wrote about back in the day. Like RSVPs to events. Or couples who actually ask to bring a stranger to a wedding reception, as happened to . . .
Carnations are such happy flowers and this color combination is bright and cheery. These inexpensive little bouquets get a bad rap. They're pretty. They're hardy. They last a long time. And they come in just about every color under the sun. Best of all, they're super-affordable. I don't know about . . .
I don't know about you, but I'm tired of winter. But I know what Punxutawney Phil said last month: six more weeks. So to brighten these last few weeks up, I've got a little box full of wonderfully glittery eyeshadow in all shades, a Mosaic face powder with a little shimmer to it and a few more fun . . .