You didn’t think shopping was going to be normal this 2021 holiday season, did you? I mean, it’s 2021. Nothing is normal. No doubt you’ve heard about the supply chain issues making inventory scarce, and you’ve almost certainly noticed higher prices on just about everything. Unfortunately, neither of those problems will improve anytime soon. But don’t lose hope! Yes, shopping will look different in the
Are you the one who can’t wait to clean up the holiday décor on December 26th ……or do you savor those last bits of Christmas until the final days of January? Sometimes it takes forever to sweep up those last scraps of tinsel, pine needles and snippets of wrapping paper. If you are like me, you might continually be finding ornament hooks around the house for weeks to
Sometimes I remember back fondly to the holidays when my girls were only five or six years old. Oh how easy it was to shop for them! I could go just about anywhere and find gifts they would LOVE and I could find them on SALE. A little stuffed animal, a book about unicorns and a toy tea set would make their Christmas perfect! It
Father’s Day is just days away . . . do you have your gifts ready? Never fear: if you have Amazon Prime – or you’re willing to shell out for extra shipping charges – you can still order a gift and have it in time to surprise the dad in your life. No ties or mugs here. These are all gifts that will elicit genuine enthusiasm, with options
Looking for a gift for your mom, mother-in-law, or hoping to drop a hint for yourself? Think beyond flowers and breakfast in bed (though we like those things, too!) and take a look at our great gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Gifts a mother would love. 1. The Republic of Tea “Thanks Mom” Gift Set. Imagine putting your slippered feet up and relaxing with a cup of hot
Candy conversation hearts are cute, fun, colorful… and everywhere this time of year. These sweet craft ideas and recipes won’t cost you much, but are sure to be conversation starters. 6 Clever Ways to Use Conversation Hearts 1. Strawberries and Cream Cake. We “heart” this delicious dessert idea from Gimme Some Oven. You can make the cake from scratch, or just use their decorating idea. Either
If you think flowers and candy are just too generic and predictable for Valentine’s Day, we found some fun ways to show your loved one you care. 6 Funny Valentine’s Day Ideas 1. Cute and quirky Valentine’s Day cards. Forget that airbrushed couple walking on the beach – you want something cute and clever. Tiny Bee Cards on Etsy makes some of the silliest, wittiest cards you can find. This
Finding the perfect gift for your girlfriend can seem intimidating. At least according to my boyfriend who has been hounding me for gift suggestions since August! This list includes gifts that will impress even the pickiest of girlfriends and will surely lead to a kiss under the mistletoe this year. 8 Christmas Gifts for Girlfriend (Yours!) Lush Bath Bombs Want to make your girlfriend love you?
Christmas is just around the corner and I think a lot of us are under the wire for those last few names on our Christmas lists. I like to think of myself as a good gift-giver, but some people are just plain hard to shop for. Either I don’t really understand their tastes or they simply have everything they could possibly want or need. My fall-back
It’s that time of year and I can hardly believe it! I have always loved Thanksgiving and savor every moment of the time with food, friends, and family. Although I have never been a fan of Black Friday, I do consider Thanksgiving as a sort of panic-moment reminder to kick myself into gear with my gift list. I’ve shared some great ideas for kids as well
When it comes to Ugly Christmas Sweaters, the tackier the better. And if you’re thinking of throwing an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, you’ve got to go all-out gagworthy (in a good way). Here are some ways to assure your Ugly Sweater Party is delightfully hideous. Think beyond the sweater. If you’re a woman, you can add to your festive look with a skirt of bows, like
Whether you use a little calming lavender to help you sleep or a dab of tea tree oil for natural cleaner, the uses for essential oils are practically endless. The reality is that oils can be practical, therapeutic and also indulgently luxurious at the same time! Remember, each one is unique and should be used with knowledge and care, so I recommend checking Rocky Mountain Oils for
Yikes! Why does the first half of November speed past so ridiculously quickly? Now it’s practically Thanksgiving and I still have purchased NO gifts! Time to get serious and start “adding to cart”, but this year I have a slightly different mindset: can the gift be less about stuff and more about meaning? Now that the kids are covered with some well thought out gifts that
The holiday season is upon us, ya’ll, and this may be the first year ever that I’ve made it all the way to November without purchasing a single solitary gift! I’m still a very new minimalist and I am certainly not hardcore about it (I’m not downsizing to a micro-home, paring down my possessions to only 100 or vowing to live out of a backpack).
Now that fall is here many of us start thinking about the season of gifts! Everyone wants their presents to be appreciated, but in this age of consumerism it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect fit. Personally, I find myself struggling between an inclination to to give gifts that will be enjoyed and a desire to break the cycle of stuff and clutter in our culture. (Remember how I’ve been