Yuletide Celebrations: For a holiday gift, you can donate skills as a present

Families who’ve been hit with unemployment, high inflation rates and higher credit card fees are tightening their belts and coming up with creative ways to save money on holiday gift giving.Ideas such as taking no-spending months, giving the gift of manual labour and using accumulated credit card reward points to buy gifts are ingenious ways that folks can save on gifts.Here are some nifty and resourceful ways people are saving for the holidays....more

Because Cheap is How We Feel Handcrafting and Handcrafted Gifts

Because Cheap is How We Feel...more

First Ever Giveaway: Ruffles are Sew Very Nice

The Giveaway...more

Since there are no comments, is this still going on?! I love Gussy, so I'll leave a comment just ...more

Kiss the Cook-A Costello family cookbook

It's November, and you know what that means..Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.  To us that means family and friends gathering for food, fun and football! Our recipes this month will focus on that, and should you have any to share..by all means, it's not a party until everyone get's here!  Shoot us an email and maybe we'll feature your family favorite!...more

Easy Holiday Preparations

Admit it. Are there Glee Songs on Your iPod? Here's my Journey into Gleekdom

 The start of the holiday season is a perfect time to get out with the family to see a play or take in a musical. Plus, it’s also the time of year for the relentless pursuit of gift ideas. Soundtracks or DVDs of your favorite shows are tailor made to stuff stockings, for the kids, the husband—or maybe even yourself. ...more

I love GLEE. I love it because it brings back all that high school angst that I can view from ...more

A Christmas Poll

I have a Christmas gift poll going on on my blog. I'd LOVE lots of input!   www.AthenaBees.com Thank you so much!...more

I think that homemade gifts are full of WIN as long as they geared toward the person that is ...more

For Every New Facebook Fan of Big Heart Baby Clothing Co, 6 cents is donated to children’s charities.

Starting Today, October 24th, 2010 Big Heart Baby Clothing Co. will Donate 6 cents to children’s charities for every new person to “Like” Big Heart Baby on Facebook.Go to the Big Heart Baby Facebook Page, "Like" and suggest it to friends....more

Make Your Nuptials Delicious With Edible Wedding Favors

Recently, I've been to several weddings that offered terrific edible favors. My friends Susan and Don sent guests home with a jar of Old Bay Seasoning and Susan's recipe for crab cakes -- a perfect complement to their Ocean City, MD celebration. Here on the West Coast, my friends Roger and Michelle gave guests mint tea, a nod to their Moroccan-themed wedding and the restaurant where they first met. ...more
Love the idea of edible wedding favors.  I did the same with the favors for my daughter's Tea ...more

A T-Shirt for Charity

Big Heart Baby Clothing Co. sells an adorable line of infant and toddler apparel, and with every item sold, donates $5 to a Children’s Charity of your choice.  That’s right, when you purchase anything, you get to choose which cause you would like to benefit. If you don’t know any kids, they are now offering an Adult 100% cotton T-Shirt with their brand logo for anyone to purchase.  You can select which of the following causes you would like the $5 of each item purchased to benefit: Autism, Children’s Cancer, Juvenile Diabetes,...more