This Holiday Gift Could Really Backfire!

I think it's the perfect gift for the holidays.  But how will my son react when he finds out where I'll be sending him for the next five days?...more
@BeyondSiri Please do! I think it is a wonderful surprise! My oldest sister is an artist - it ...more


I have always though of myself as a fairly down to earth kind of girl, though I was once called "spoiled" by one of my girlfriends.  Granted, that was a long time ago, but I remember how shocked I was that anyone would perceive me as spoiled.  Once I joined her in the divorce category, and got a full-time job she was a lot nicer to me.  But,  here's the thing:  I want presents.  Please don't make...more
I like a goofy surprise too! I'm looking forward to a new penguin Pajama set! My mom buys me a ...more

The Most Frugal Gift of All

What could it be?  Your love and your time.  There are a multitude of ways you can give of yourself without spending a dime.Visit a friend.  If you haven't seen them in a while, just the sight of your face will be a gift.  Conversation with a friend is a priceless gift.Stop by the home of an elderly friend and clean their baseboards.  Sounds too simple, doesn't it?  But think how difficult that one chore can be for someone getting up in years. ...more

The Gift of My Dear Friend's Catch Phrases

If I were a tree and beneath my branches lay gifts adorned in lovely holiday fare, I would hide the small collection wrapped in gilded sheets of friendship tied with bows of years together....more

A Tip For Tuesday

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home A Tip For Tuesday   Some easy-peasy diy gifts for the hopelessly uncrafty:Flat-iron holder made out of a potholder....more

Gifts of Impermanence

If you have ever moved - ever packed up your worldly belongings and lugged them from place to place - then you will appreciate this rhetorical question: How much 'stuff' does one really need? Other than a ukulele and a grain grinder, I can't say I want for anything right now, which is why I'm asking my Loved Ones to gift me (and others) with Things That Go Away. For example:Candles...more
I am in total support of your ideas! All of the suggestions sound attractive to me, but ...more

once upon a time

The first notable thing about her is her eyes.  Other than that, she seems like a typical 10-year-old girl for the most part.  But not her eyes.  She doesn't look you in the eye when she speaks to you.  She doesn't look anyone in the eyes.  The words come out of her mouth, and the words are clear, the vocabulary well-developed.  Her eyes are directed at the ground....more
Beautiful - thanks for reminding me that everyone has hidden talents.  more

A Gift For A Special Aunt...

Make 'Em Laugh: Gifts of Comedy

What is funny to one person may not be funny to another, but laughter is the healthiest involuntary response (second maybe only to sleep) that your body can experience. Humor identifies common ground, breaks tension and brings people together. So why not spread it around this holiday season?...more
Wrong place for a general comment but, maybe someone will send me the right way . The font, ...more

10 Best Gifts for Single Moms (Tatted Mom Style)

Good gracious how life throws you curve balls. Around this time last year I posted Tatted Mom's List of 10 Best Gifts for a Stay at Home Mom. This year I want to carry on the tradition, but as I'm no longer a stay at home mom (damn curve balls), the list is altered somewhat. So, this year we have...10 Best Gifts for Single Moms (Tatted Mom Style)...more