Last minute Christmas Gifts for Gardeners.

Christmas is right around the corner, and this is a perfect time to get gardening supplies, for yourself, or that gardener in your life. I’ll give some great gift ideas, for the beginning gardener, and even the expert green thumb in your life....more

Christmas Cactus

‘Tis the Season for Christmas CactiChristmas cacti are a very unusual gift if you think about it. A tropical, spiky plant normally does not conjure up ideas of reindeer or Santa Claus. However, for some reason, they caught on. These plants...more

Kitchen Think: Crazed? Here Are Some Last Minute Food-Related Gift Ideas...

Finished your shopping?Don’t stress… here are a few last-minute, under-$30 food-related items that, if you order today, are guaranteed to get there (and fit perfectly!) before Christmas....more

My Coleus is rooting

As you can see, My coleus is starting to root! How cool. In a few more days I can place it in soil and give it away for a Christmas gift. It even has the colors of Christmas! After I plant this fella, I haveanother spot of the coleus that i can propagate as well....more

Facebook Gift

 Facebook Gift ...more

Terrific Tuesday - Heart

Terrific Tuesday - I have a heart that is brave, compassionate and strong and that is terrific!...more

apple of my eye

 I was annoyed.  Here we were on a budget and my husband was off buying random things for his computer.  Didn’t he understand I’d see the bill?  Didn’t he get it that we are trying to be frugal?  The conversation went something like this:“I see you bought something at the apple store,” I said.  I was scrubbing food off plates after dinner.“Huh?”  He looks up at me from his magazine, looking empty and confused....more

A Frugal Valentine Gift

I know it's early but this is something you can start now.  This gift works not only for your significant other...but for children, friends, anybody you love.First, find a cute jar or container.  In addition, you'll need strips of paper.  Make them about an inch wide and two inches long.  You may also wish to put some ribbon around the top of the container....more

"The Gift of God

I Tim. 1:1-8 Timothy and Titus . ."i remind you to sitir into flame the gift of God"   The older I get the more I realize that my call is to proclaim with my life--spoken, written, and lived, that Jesus offers each of us meaning and hope, and promise--he is the Word in whom we find our meaning. That is the "flame" that has been stirred in me,and through ordination commissioned to proclaim. It has nothing to do with a career, money, but simply a vocation. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!...more

The Busy Mom's Guide to Gift Giving

Due to changes in my employment and general malaise due to life's uncertainties, i have been in no mood to deal with holiday gift giving. Are you feeling that same lack of holiday spirit?! Are you also too busy to allow the extra time needed for actual shopping?...more
great article - jen. The holidays are exhausting!more