The Afternoon Nap, Chapter Two - Twinkle Lights and Holiday Tunes

My afternoon nap had not happened for a few days and I had been all right with that since my last nap had involved a strange dreamlike trip to an unknown kitchen where I whipped up the greatest spiced tea and cookies ever known to man. Then I woke to find it all on the table beside me as if that was normal. I have yet to describe how I feel about that nap. It could not have been a dream and that is the strangest part of all. So what was it? I did not know. Even though it seemed harmless I was left with an odd feeling....more

2014 Beauty Gift Guide: 15 Ideas for the Product-Obsessed

Believe it or not, Christmas is only five weeks away. (Five weeks! How?!) Whether you've already made a sizeable dent in your shopping list or you have yet to start, I've got you covered, from big to small, classic to trendy, extravagant to affordable. First up, shopping for the girl who loves all things beauty. ...more
Ayup - I'll take one of each of these please, BlogHer Claus.more

Nixed a Holiday Tradition? Which one? See mine!

Which holiday tradition have you finally spared yourself?The tree?Mailing cards? Baking 14,000,000 different types of cookies?We nixed the gifts. Yup, the gifts. Joy to the world!http://www.chicagonow.com/stop-and-blog-the-roses/2012/12/just-say-no-to-holiday-gifts/...more

textile tuesday...a cj treat

ah tuesday is here and that means more treasures and treats from craftjuice contributors...today i wanted to focus on the magic of textiles, i love to use fabric and odd bits in my mixed media jewelry pieces and am always amazed at what can be done with fabric, yarn and imagination...as the holiday seasons is fast approaching and the question of what should i get...?...more

Chalkboard labels turn ordinary into extraordinary.

I recently stumbled across a tutorial for these gorgeous glass canisters. While they are perfect in the kitchen, I can also imagine them in the bathroom filled with soap balls, cotton swabs, and other bathroom necessities. They'd also be gorgeous as a gift for the holidays, labeled and filled with your friend's favorite treats....more

Poetry Friday: A Gift Guide For Poetry Fans

Inspired partly by Jan Simpson's cool Christmas-for-Theatregoers list and by new Christmas poetry lists from The Independent UK and the Daily Mail, the latter a listing of new love poetry, we at WVFC feel obligated to offer the first of our...more

A Holiday Gift Guide for the Theatergoers on Your List

by Jan Simpson...more

Discovery Channel DVD Giveaway: "Storm Chasers"

The Discovery Channel is proud of its numerous adventure series and the many adventurous women who watch them. As a thank you gift, Discovery has sent us a couple of two-DVD sets from the Storm Chasers series to give away.... ...more

US House Energy and Commerce Committee Gives Holiday Gift - New Vehicle Child Safety Bill Passed!

I am so happy and excited to report that the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on a voice vote, passed a bill that would require federal regulators to consider ways of diminishing blind zones in large SUVs and pickups, prevent vehicles from rolling away and making power windows safer. ...more