What is funny to one person may not be funny to another, but laughter is the healthiest involuntary response (second maybe only to sleep) that your body can experience. Humor identifies common ground, breaks tension and brings people together. So why not spread it around this holiday season?...more
Ideas are all around you. Sure, all this browsing might not uncover the one perfect gift, but all you need is a little jolt of inspiration. That's all it takes sometimes for a good idea to spring from your mind.
I knew I was in trouble when my husband questioned the pile of packages by the front door.
“I have a good excuse,” I said.
One of his eyebrows arched. “Really?”
Both of my eyebrows went up. “Really,” I said....more
This blog post may not help the economy but it will help reduce clutter!
We buy and receive gifts for many occasions – birthdays, Christmas, weddings, baby showers, and even sometimes “just because”. The gifts may be given with love, be very thoughtful or just the perfect item. Don’t get me wrong; I love to give and receive gifts… certain gifts. Think about the last gift you gave.
Although it's exactly one day away, so... Actually, if I get exact on this, I'm pretty sure I turn 25 sometime around... 4:30 in the afternoon on Sunday? I know Mom told me once. I don't really remember. I was a wee bit busy being a newborn infant. ...more
Valentine's Day is coming up, and you've got less than a week to come up with the perfect present for the love of your life. What's it going to be? The usual flowers and candy? An original love sonnet? A trip to Greece? I don't know you and I'm no Dear Abby, so I can't tell you what the perfect present is -- but I can certainly tell you what it isn't. There are some things you just should not be gifting on Valentine's Day, no matter who you are or who your mate is.
Christmas is for the memories. Christmas is for the anticipation. Christmas, at least when you're the parent of two year olds, is not for the day, itself.On Christmas Eve, I excitedly brought down my horribly wrapped presents and placed them carefully under the tree in the most eye-pleasing manner I could manage. I stepped back to view my work, envisioning the happy day that was surely awaiting us.
Now that Christmas is finished, we are faced with the daunting task of putting away all the decorations. Usually, it's just a stash and dash type of method (do you remember the chaos it was when you unpacked everything this year?) but, there are some things that can make next year's decorating less stressful. Before you start putting decorations away, really look at the decorations you didn't use this year....more
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