Father's Day Crafts for Kids

Cute and easy ideas for kids to make homemade gifts for dad!http://sugarcreekchic.com/fathers-day-crafts-for-kids/ Kimberly ...more

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Many of us are just glad school is out.  No more rushing around in the mornings, no more making sure there is enough food in the fridge for cold lunches, no more homework!  But there is one thing left to do, and that is saying, "Thank you" to the teachers who have nurtured our children while at school.  Those who may have put band aides on or let the "I can't find it" slide just this once.  Let's give them some appreciation for their hard work so when they come back to school in the fall, they have some renewed gusto to give 100% to the new students.   ...more

Mother's Day at the Spa

My husband, God love him, is a wonderful partner, friend, and father, but he is the WORST gift-giver. I haven't had a birthday present from him in years, unless I bought it for myself. Two years ago he bought me a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, and he STILL doesn't understand why that was a bad gift. I think he has pretty much given up trying. He used to buy me perfume, flowers, gift certificates to the spa. Now I'm lucky to get him to buy milk on the way home from work....more

West Elm Art Print Challenge at Minted

West Elm, the purveyors of ultra cool and modern furniture + home decor, recently partnered with Minted, the purveyors of ultra cool and modern stationery + art prints! A match made in heaven, don't you think? The collaboration resulted in an Art Print Challenge at Minted, with the potential of, not only a cash prize of $1000, but also having your art prints sold exclusively at West Elm + Minted....more

The Listening Gift

Gift giving comes in many forms. It can be intangible and it can be subliminal.  During this holiday season of giving perhaps someone new will enter your life. A new friendship may be on the horizon. Wouldn’t it be great going in with a new skill?  This skill is called Active Listening.Active listening is a term used in many forms of coaching. It requires stillness and total presence with no judgment, no need to be right, defensive nor should there be any distraction.  Without pure objectivity, you cannot really hear. ...more

Hot drinks for cold nights!

Eventhough I only have a miniscule role to play, I love being a part of the blogging community. How amazing is it that you get to connect with all these awsome and inspirational people from all over the world and be allowed to take a peek into their lives? It's really an endless ocean of information and inspiration that I just love to dive into....more

Giving the Gift of Macaroni and Cheese

Great idea and who doesn't like mac & cheese/more

Reverb 2013 - Day 2

Gift giving and receivingFor me, this year, the two are actually one - Baby Boy. I was given the pleasure of becoming his parent as well as having aided in giving Baby as a gift to Hun. Honestly, even with all the difficulties I've had to date, there is nothing better than him. This year was amazing in that way....more

Holiday Gift Guide for the Moms in Your Life

So I have decided to make up some gift guides for the holidays. I know many people struggle with what to buy people for Christmas and that's part of the reason they go out and buy gifts on Christmas Eve. Of course, this isn't the only reason, some people are just procrastinators... cough cough...like me...cough. I have been getting progressively better with buying gifts ahead of time though, this year we will probably all have it completed on time. HOORAY! ...more
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Testimony

I am a quiet person and always have been.But my spirit has not always been quiet.When I was a child I had a temper and it flared often.I learned to control it when I was a teenager.It was then I realized anger had other outlets.My anger was quiet…rarely loud.But it was mean and spiteful.I hurt many people.I hurt myself....more