2012 Father’s Day Gift Guide: Part 1

June 8, 2012 Gifts

(Updated June 2012. Dang, we’re good. Each time we update our Father’s Day gift guide we realize how many excellent ideas we have. If you can’t find anything here you have one seriously hard to buy for dad on your hands.) Looking for a variety of fun, creative gift ideas for Father’s Day? We brainstormed and […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Uncommon Goods

May 29, 2012 Gifts

One of our favorite “go to” websites for gift giving is Uncommon Goods. Their offerings are fun, eclectic and in our humble opinion, just the right things. Here are some of our picks for Father’s Day 2012: Many years ago my beer “snob” brothers did a blind tasting, claiming they could tell the difference between […]

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Bling for Your Four-Legged Friend

May 12, 2012 Gifts

As I type this my awesome pup Keela is snoring next to me on the couch.  It’s raining outside. Very Excellent Husband Don just said, “the farmers are happy”  because every single time it rains he says that – and I smile and remember why I love him so much.  Doink the pig and Brandy […]

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

May 12, 2012 Gifts

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Have you figured out what to do for your mom? Here are some last minute ideas: For Reading Moms: How about sending her off for an hour or two with a freshly loaded Kindle or Nook? Or, if electronic readers aren’t her thing, a stack of the latest issues of her […]

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Free Mother’s Day Printable Cards: 2012

May 8, 2012 Gifts

It’s no secret I’m a sucker for free printable cards. Here are my favorite finds for Mother’s Day 2012. Enjoy! A fresh feeling, pink watercolor card from the wonderful Jessica Jones of How About Orange. A delightful, simple card.  Fun Mother’s Day clip-art and templates from Martha Stewart.  Cards for moms who like the old-fashioned […]

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Mother’s Day 2012 Gift Ideas: Etsy

May 2, 2012 Gifts

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gift ideas for Mother’s Day a great place to start is on the curated gift list pages of Etsy. Curated gifts are simply compilations of gifts by sellers of the Etsy community who find things they like and group them together. You can tell the most popular lists because it […]

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Shopping Saturday: Door Mat For Dog Lovers

April 28, 2012 Gifts

This is going to be my new front door mat  😎 perfect for dog owners everywhere. Available online at Target.

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Fred and Friends Makes Me Smile

February 28, 2012 Gifts

Every once in a while, I need to buy a little something to make me smile.  Or make somebody else smile.  Just a little something. I’m not a big fan of retail therapy.  Usually shopping doesn’t make me feel better – most times I can’t find anything I like or nothing fits and then I […]

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Great Free Valentine Printables

February 10, 2012 Gifts

Okay fellow Valentine procrastinators – here’s my annual favorite free Valentine printables and quickie gift idea list. Print Your Own Valentines Five fun fresh Valentine cards from the Sweet Muffin Suite blog. Here’s a cool “love is” tear off poster.  A sweet idea: “I love you more than…” fill-in-the-blank notes. Print several and leave them around the […]

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Two Small Just the Right Things

January 27, 2012 Food

I am on a beach getaway vacation at a villa in Mexico. And, not to sound like a whiner, I keep thinking there are two small just the right things I wish I had here with me that I don’t. The first is my AccuSharp Knife Sharpener. It occurs to me I ought to put […]

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