You've probably got a summer gift list, right? Birthday gifts, hostess gifts, just-because gifts--even condolence and get well gifts. Time to find just the right thing? You don't have it. You'd like to find just the right gift but maybe you've got a lot going on this summer and time to shop isn't . . .
Books. One of my friends has a holiday tradition--she gives holiday books each Christmas. I was lucky enough to get one. But I also have one you can give for holiday gifts. It's called Gnome for Christmas and it's written by my dear friend, Diane Stringam Tolley, whose engaging writing I love. So . . .
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 . . .
Sometimes, the simplest decor tells the whole story. The brightly labeled contents of these tomato cans were used to make tomato sauce and the re-purposed to serve as a colorful pot for geraniums, waving their happy heads in the sunshine. This simple display vibrates with Italian intensity and joy. . . .
It's hard to come up with unique and creative gift ideas, especially for those who have just everything they need. Don't you think gifts we make ourselves are the most fun to give--and to get? These chalkboard flowerpots would be an interesting addition to any kitchen. The raffia gives them a . . .