The mailbox clam shell mystery

When I found the first clam shell in the mail box, I chalked it up to a fluke passerby. It was small with dirt crusted on one side, not very pretty.A few days passed. Between birthday celebrations and work, I forgot about the mollusk remains. That is, until Saturday rolled around and sitting in front of the red Netflix envelope was a new shell, with a small shriveled flower poking through....more
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Watch Yourself Martha

I crafted today. Well, ok that's probably overstating. I bought things and arranged it. You see the picture. I hit this out of the park. I mean for my first try. I saw the jar gift ideas on Pinterest and I loved them to bits, so I decided that was the thing I needed to do for my daughter's preschool teachers....more

10 End-of-Year Gifts Teachers Will Love

At the end of the year, many parents and students wish to give teachers a token of their thanks, but they're not sure what's appropriate. The best advice I have is: Know thy teacher. So, for example, if you're not certain the teacher drinks alcohol, don't offer a bottle of wine, and don't give gift certificates to a big, corporate bookstore like Barnes & Noble to someone who was petitioning the city council not to allow any more big box stores into your town because they drive out local businesses. ...more
Something that's not been mentioned here but I know my daughter's teacher LOVES would be ...more

How To Build a Gift Closet & Give More Generously

When I was younger, I thought I was the first person ever to have come up with the idea of a permanent stash of gift items you keep in your house for those "just-in-case" moments. I pictured a chest of drawers with purchased and homemade gifts and gift wrap for those inevitable birthday party invites my future children would have. ...more
reillysmom16  I think that's such an awesome idea.  We don't have kids yet, but I know I will ...more

Sunday Musings: Savory, Sweet or Spoiled

A few weeks ago I had purchased cream cheese to make cream cheese won-tons. Due to travel, and lack of inspiration, I never made the won-tons. Thus, I had cream cheese sitting in my refrigerator that I needed to use.I knew I needed to make something with it, either savory or sweet, or it would spoil. I eventually decided to make something sweet, chocolate fudge.Today I made two batches, one milk chocolate with marshmallows and one semi-sweet chocolate....more

Last Minute Valentine's Gifts

 I thought about titling this post, "Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts: What Your Significant Other Probably Really Wants Anyway", but then I thought, no, that's way too long for a title, however true it is. You're likely here for one of 4 reasons:...more

My top 5 Valentine's day gift ideas

The week of Valentine's day is funny.It is a frenetic search of: What am I going to give her/him (yes girls are not always that romantic, thank you very much, or just in lack of imagination -_-)But HEY !What about seeing a movie :) That's our plan this year. Poor students don't get to go to fancy restaurants, but we get to see Kingsman Secret Service. Don't get me wrong, this is gonna be a great night.AND...more

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Him & Her

 Today on my blog, I'm sharing a Valentine's Day gift guide for both women and men! Check it out here!...more

A Quick Care Package for the Bride-to-Be

This holiday season, I got a pretty spectacular phone call. I was standing in my living room, packing up some things for our family trip to see my parents for Christmas, and on the caller ID was my best friend Dani....more

I love my Christmas socks

An apology to my family: I know I am a pain to buy gifts for. Sorry about that. But, I can say that it is probably my Mom's fault. ...more