Gift of Sarcasm

 We took the girls Christmas shopping for one another the other day. Kallan had $20.00 to spend on her sister.  Nine-year-old Kallan loves to buy gifts for people, and she likes to get it right.  She scoured the mall for bargains and ended up buying:...more

Hey, it's you and you're on Blogher! We are really moving up in the world. I mean you. You ...more

The Blanket: An Unexpected Gift

Starting Fresh When I was 12, our family picked up and moved from South Central Texas to the Texas Panhandle. It had been a rough year or so for my parents. Exactly how rough it had been I'll never know, but I knew enough to know we were starting over. For my mom, the move meant going back home to family. ...more

stand out in my mind are the year of the Cabbage Patch Dolls and the year that my family lived ...more

Christmas Love

If I decorate the house with the beautiful bow of wool, flashing lights and bright gorgeous globe, but without showing love to my family, I just decorated the house.If I cook really hard in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing delicious dishes and arranged the dinner table beautifully, but without showing love to my family, I am just a cook.If I volunteered to cook at the community, singing hymns in a nursing home and give all the wealth to char...more

Give Books From Bloggers This Season

Books are one of my favorite gifts to give. Over the last couple of years I've been able to combine my joy of giving books with the fabulous writing I see online by giving people books written by some of my favorite bloggers. There used to be a time when such books were a rarity, but now more and more bloggers are making the transition to books. Here are some recent publications that would be an excellent addition to the bookshelves of those near and dear to you. ...more

Thanks for the list. I like the idea of supporting bloggers with a writing passion. ...more

Gift Guide for Women

Are women hard to buy for? We certainly don’t think so....more

Perfect Holiday Gifts for the Photographer On Your List

From the hobbyist snapshooter to the hardcore photography nut, one thing is for sure: It's hard to go wrong with a gift of gear, gadgets and accessories related to what can be a time-consuming, expensive and utterly addictive activity. Seriously, trust me on this. So now that it's time for holiday gifting, what to buy for the photographer in your life? ...more
I so want the purple bag!! more

App Addict? I've Got Your Gift Guide

I'm not going to lie. I delayed writing this post because I did not want anyone else to see the AWESOME gifts that can be had if you are addicted to a few iPad, iPhone, or whatever other devices apps there are out there. I wanted them all for myself, my family, and I wanted to make sure you didn't outbid or outbuy me. But out of love for you, my community, I will share my knowledge. I'm a giver. ...more

My son has JUST discovered this one. Perhaps a stocking full of oranges is in order? more

Gift Guide for the Family

There are moments when it’s most appropriate (and simple) to give a single but thoughtful gift to the family rather than to each individual member. Perhaps the gift is from one family to another, or it’s to say thank you for watching your home/pets/lawn/shoveling/getting the mail while you were away during the year or simply because you are being hosted....more

Holiday Gift Guide: Books and Magazines

Books and magazines seem to be the obvious holiday gift choice for the avid reader, but these reading materials are also perfect gifts for teachers, elementary school aged children, and people with specific interests....more