mini tin purses

When my daughter was about nine or ten she loved Altoid mints. This idea for purses made from the tins were a perfect project for her. She found instructions for these tiny tin purses in her American Girl Magazine and was smitten with them. These take me back to the days when my daughter had a short(er) attention span. Back to a time before a good book, an iPod, YouTube, or GoogleMaps, kept her engaged. Crafts that could be created in an hour or two, at the most, were ideal. We created these on a quiet vacation many summers ago. ...more
What a great idea! I absolutely love this :)more

Gift Guide - For Teens and Tweens

Teens and tweens, are some of the hardest people to buy for. That is, unless you buy them the latest and greatest tech gadget… But wait! There are other gift ideas that do not start with the letter ‘i’....more

Gift Guide - For L'il Ones (And Not So Little)

Every day, our kids are bombarded with commercials for toys they must have! Most of these toys will probably hold their attention for about five minutes and end up at the back of their closet....more

Gift Guide - For Her

It is that time of year when we bring you our annual Holiday Gift Guide Series to help you uncover unique, meaningful and simply succulent finds for your gift recipients. Predictably, we will commence with the Gift Guide For Her(one of our favorites) and continue with nine more specialty gift guides this season....more

Green Gift Ideas

Here are some gift ideas for the eco-friendly enthusiast.  Let's go green! Wildflower Seed Bomb, $14 from UncommonGoods: Each reusable muslin pouch holds five seed balls made from clay and worm castings to enrich depleted soil....more - $5.00 Gift Ideas

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Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Nine Gift Ideas for the Body-Loving Human

The holiday season is right around the corner, and sure, I could have picked a handful of ideas ideas to improve your health (seaweed shakes and fish fat toffees, anyone? Don't ask), but where's the fun in that? Good health begins with getting to know your body and considering its many parts as more than just things that occasionally break down to complicate your life. You're a beautiful machine! ...more
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Hostess Gift Guide

4 Frugal and Delightful Gifts for a Best Friend's Baby

My best friend in the world is having her first child this year, and I want to lavish gifts on her and her new family. I know I'm going to adore that kid. I want him to enter this world with everything from a lifetime membership to the National Park system to a magical tollbooth to a silver spoon from Tiffany . ...more
A home cooked meal!more