Paper Flowers

I saw a simple tutorial for paper flowers via Pintrest and decided to give it a try. The best thing about this project was that there was no measuring or folding required. Simply cut out irregular and haphazard circles and then roll. Plus, I had all of the supplies already on hand. Instead of a vase, I put the flowers in a reusable coffee mug since Erin has a love for warm beverages....more

A Family Christmas Box

My sister Cher and I were brainstorming about Christmas gifts for our children and grandchildren. The truth is...the older we get, the more family we have! So, obviously, the list gets longer. We used to do "boxes" for our daughters. Placemats, cologne, candles....etc. Then, there were the granddchildren, sons or son in laws.We decided to do a "family" box.Here is our list, so far:candlesplacematscolognefamily games that they can all play togetherdishtowelsBath and Body handsoap for all bathroomsbags of candy...more


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When Did Birthday Gifts For Ten Year Olds Become So Expensive?

How many of you remember back during the days of celebrating birthdays and your proud parents gift giving on your special day? I remember when I was a preteen and the am/fm hand held radio I received for Christmas made me the happiest girl on the planet! The ten speed bicycle became a thrill ride for my brothers LOL and life went on breezy, glorious and uncomplicated. Parents made their children proud on those special birthdays and holidays. My, how things have changed! Recently, one of my granddaughters celebrated her 10th birthday....more
DSI for all of you techi-challenged grandmoms like myself:)more

Help Eliminate Clutter – Stop Buying Useless Gifts

This blog post may not help the economy but it will help reduce clutter! We buy and receive gifts for many occasions – birthdays, Christmas, weddings, baby showers, and even sometimes “just because”.  The gifts may be given with love, be very thoughtful or just the perfect item.  Don’t get me wrong; I love to give and receive gifts… certain gifts.  Think about the last gift you gave. ...more

New Art and Print Cards by Akemanartist

I have been busy with new art and new ideas. A lot of my friends on Kaboodle LOVE this Rockin' Sea Turtle I did.

Father's Day: Under $50 Gifts for Procrastinators

Father's Day is this Sunday, June 19. What to do if you are, like me, on a budget and on a deadline? The bad news is that we only have one day to find a gift. The good news is that there are gifts that can be acquired in the next 24 hours, and under $50....more

For Father’s Day we gave Our Soldiers: 1000 Free Memberships to ...more

Contest Giveaway - Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid - Albert Schweitzer

Yesterday, I heard a sermon that was both a challenge and yet naive.  The theme was simple.  Real power is getting behind.  Getting behind another to help them take a step ahead. Numerous examples were given from Mother Teresa to Father Damien. In closing, the preacher uttered an Albert Schweitzer quote…Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.   ...more

EyeThink Inc - Unique gifts,toys,books and more for all

The Souper EyeThink Inc. has unique, affordable gifts for children and adults. Check out website as well as video of museum exhibit in Poland. A real "Wow" visual.  View interview with creator of EyeThink Inc. Browse through gift items. Something for everyone! The Souper...more