Great Custom Holiday Gift Ideas From

November 15, 2013 Gifts

The holidays are coming. If you want to get that special someone something truly unique how about a custom made gift? Recently we discovered Hatch, a wonderful new website for custom gifts. Think of it as a highly curated version of Etsy featuring a tasteful selection of products  from artists and craftspeople around the world. Here are […]

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Summer Find! Govino Shatterproof Wineglasses

July 31, 2013 Gifts

This summer I’ve gone on three trips with my parents in their RV. The first was to Nebraska where I visited my oldest daughter and my dad attended the College Baseball World Series. The second was a quickie trip through eastern Colorado and western Kansas (MUCH more fun than it sounds.) The third trip was […]

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5 Fab Father’s Day Printables

June 13, 2013 Gifts

Father’s Day is fast approaching. Here are four free and one inexpensive high quality Father’s Day card printables for 2013. The wonderful How About Orange blog always has a great Father’s Day card printable. This year select from  blue, red or brown. One Cool Dad card and coupon pack. This one isn’t free but a […]

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10 Great Gifts For Mom From Target

May 7, 2013 Gifts

Where better to look for Mother’s Day gifts than Target? Here are 10 gift ideas ranging from $10-$300. This Merona Satchel purse comes in a variety of fun bright colors perfect for summer. In honor of Mother’s Day Target is featuring a gorgeous selection of scarves from artist Vera Neumann. (Pictured above ‘Blossom Time.’ See […]

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Ten Free Printables and Other Quickie Ideas For Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2013 Gifts

Here it comes again Valentine procrastinators. You’ve got four days. Hope these links to some fun free Valentine’s printables (along with a couple other goodies) help. Hand drawn chalkboard Valentine’s from fun.kyt.time Printable tags and cards from Rubber Punkin Retro Valentine from Graphics Fairy A simple idea from Casa Sugar. Write a message with a […]

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Shopping Saturday: Jazz Up Your Tabletop

February 9, 2013 Gifts

 Looking for a pop of color to cheer you up in the midst of mid-winter? Check out these gorgeous dinner serving pieces from French Bull. // //

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Bravelets – Great Causes, Great Design

January 20, 2013 Gifts

For the first time IN MY LIFE, I clicked on a Facebook ad today. I’m so glad I did. Because I discovered Bravelets. Purchase a handsome bracelet for $35 bucks to support a cause and they’ll send $10 to a charity that supports the cause.  They have over sixty different causes they support. I think they’re beautiful […]

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Dress Up Your Cocktail For The Holidays

November 29, 2012 Gifts

As usual, there’s no rest for the weary at our house – that’s why it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve written anything here. We had a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends.  But of course there’s always a back story to everything that happens here.  Our 23 year-old, odd-sized oven went out the […]

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2012 Father’s Day Card Free Printables

June 14, 2012 Gifts

For those of you who prefer to make your own Father’s Day cards here are our 2012 free printable links. Free Father’s Day Card Printables Subway art is a common theme this year. Perfect for dads with its masculine feel: Here’s a fun subway style based on common “dad” sayings. The designer, Amy Proffitt, of […]

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2012 Father’s Day Gift Guide: Part 2

June 9, 2012 Gifts

(Updated June 2012) Here is part 2 of our Father’s Day Gift Guide with ideas for Smart Dads, Sports Dads and Techno (or not so techno) Dads and Foodie Dads. Smart Dad Sign dad up for an interesting class. At least twenty years ago I gave Alan and my dad a class at our local planetarium on summer […]

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