How have you been handling lockdown? For those who have lost loved ones, it is a time of deep grief. Many people are anxious over being forced to stay at home. They've lost income, jobs, the ability to feed their families. Others struggle over not being able to see loved ones, especially . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Ok, so we know that you're not going to circle the parking lot over and over looking for a place to park and then have to fight the mobs to actually buy something. No. It' s just too late in the season to do that. So sit back and look at a few carefully chosen gift ideas--and a few of them are so . . .
One of life's great thrills is wandering around and discovering random pleasures, some guilty and some not so much. Grocery store items I wish I hadn't noticed. So one day I was in Safeway with time enough to peruse shelves I normally rushed by. And these little goodies caught my eye. Europeans . . .
Over the holidays I hung out a bit in Macy's Housewares Department, one of my very favorite places, especially in San Francisco. And I saw a few things that fascinated me. There was a day when a small appliance this industrial-looking, this clunky and square, would never see the light of day. . . .
Here's a gift that doesn't cost a cent: a compliment. It surprises me how few times we think of saying something nice to another. Making someone feel good costs us nothing. Among our friends: "Your skin is just glowing!" "Your home is always so warm and cozy." "You make the best . . .
What gifts would be appropriate for men who have everything? That's a serious question. Sure, there’s a tie (does anyone wear them anymore?), a sweater or shirt, a book and all the standard go-to items that get wrapped and put under the tree. BORING. But if you’re like me, you just haven’t been . . .
You can have your calendar on your phone. Me? I like to actually SEE the entries and so for me, there's nothing like a stylish and fun calendar. I have the wavy-striped one above, which is academic and will last yet another year, yay! But here are some very cool calendars you'll want to consider. . . .