Preparing for the upcoming holiday season: Christmas planner and gift ideas.

With the Christmas season just around the corner, now is the time to start planning for the parties, gifts and food!...more

I made the chutney in the slow cooker! So easy. This is copied from Julie Van Rosendaal on the ...more

Celebrate Aging Loved Ones When You Aren't There

Being around other people, pursuing favorite hobbies or finding new interests are part of a meaningful life.  A company in San Diego has designed an exclusive Celebration Dinner Parties encouraging seniors to maintain social ties with family and friends. Click here to read more on Celebration Dinners....more

Gift Ideas: baking kit

ok, so we're going to a chocolate party today. if this is your party, read no further!...more

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts from Bitches on a Budget

Mother's Day is right around the corner and we're here to help with five simple ideas she's sure to love. 1. Herbs ...more

Three Gift Ideas to Change the World

Every year, the international community spends more on gifts during the holiday season than is needed to end hunger for a year. Many of the gifts bought are soon forgotten—raise your hand if you’ve never received socks, candles, or bath salts in your Christmas stocking! Well, here are three ideas for anyone searching of original gifts ideas that will also help feed the world’s hungry! 1. Gift of Hope (gift.wfp.org)...more

How to Make A Flower Pin Out of Fabric

A few weeks ago, I decided to wander through Dear Lizzie, a small boutique near my home, to look for Handmade Christmas gift ideas. Right as I walked in the door, I spotted the perfect project.  It was a darling fabric flower pin, and I knew it would be easy to make at home.  It’s a perfect gift for a friend, mother, sister, or even a teacher.  The flowers at Dear Lizzie sold for about $15 dollars, but it cost me less than a dollar to make these.  And it was a quick project that took me less than half an hour. Here’s what you need for the project:...more

Like your galoshes, Love your umbrella

We should start an umbrellution.  Pitch your bleak and broken, eye-threatening umbrellas and invest a lil’ love in a vibrant ‘brella with some tang. Transform the sidewalk into a crusty canvas. Brighten the canopy.  Play in puddles.  Prance around the park.  You get the idea. Sounds like bliss. How do we do it? Let the wise Spokes speak. ...more

It's Not the Thought That Counts

I had such resentment when I went Christmas shopping today. Don't you know I'm the only one allowed to shop at the last minute?  How come every body else doesn't get their shit together so I can find a decent parking space in the mall two days before Christmas?   ...more

How To Get Expensive Gifts For Next to Nothing.

With money tight for almost everyone this year, here’s a tip that just might help everybody get all the expensive books, CD’s, video games, and DVD’s they want. And you won’t have to spend much if anything at all to do it. Have a gift exchange. Instead of buying those expensive presents, get together with friends and family and do an exchange. Here’s the hitch, all the items must be used. If you do buy something, it has to be used as well. ...more

Gifts That College Students Want

College student can be a tricky group to shop for, so I asked college students and recent college grads for gift ideas. Overall, practical gifts are best when shopping for a college student. Here are some of the responses that I got, as well as some that have always been my favorites to give and get: ...more