What does the holiday spirit really mean? As you buy your holiday gifts, consider using part of your gift budget to help the world be a better place. Even a small gift-- $10 even--can be helpful. And it feels so good to do something for someone else. So here are a few ways to stay in the holiday . . .
When someone's hard to buy for Everyone's got that hard-to-buy for person on their holiday gift list, right? Going over my own list, I realized that I just couldn't think of what to give a certain person in my life. Nothing seemed to fit. And then, I found the perfect gift: Problem . . .
Ah, the romance of home for the holidays. NOT. For some the holidays are full of sweet family togetherness, joy and love. Not for you? Me neither. Never was. I could have used a "how to survive the holidays" manual. Maybe you could use one, too. Do any of these scenarios seem familiar? The . . .
I'm thinking that Halloween might be more than a fun dress-up holiday. It's a time when we can let loose with our inner freak or our inner angel. When, in the guise of a Halloween costume, we can let ourselves really be free, free to express any part of ourselves we like. I'm thinking of the friend . . .
The holidays are coming and you are looking for that just-right gift. The one that's unique and thoughtful and takes the person into consideration. So here are some unique holiday gift ideas for your consideration. Not sponsored in any way shape or form. One month delivery of a box of organic . . .
It's interesting to me that all of our national celebrations have to do with war and violence. The Fourth of July celebrates our country's independence, won through the Revolutionary War. Memorial Day is to remember war dead. Veterans Day is to honor those who must risk their lives in the service of . . .
Merry Christmas! We're making merry at our house today and I hope you're doing the same at yours. Warm wishes to you for a wonderful holiday. . . .
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, . . .
Labor Day was intended to celebrate the achievements of the American labor movement and workers. That's the real meaning of Labor Day. Of course, now it honors all kinds of workers. But really, it honors having a day off. Non-Labor Day, you might say. I vaguely remember my own labor days. Yes, I . . .
I'm doing my July 4 post early because you KNOW everyone will be blogging about it on "the day". I thought you might enjoy some older July 4 posts and I wanted them to go up in time to be helpful. Especially the pet tips. How to prepare your pets for the fourth of July was my subject last year. . . .