I have a ten-year-old, and man, tweens are the worst people to shop for. Are they too old for dolls and toys? Are they too young for technical gizmos and clothes? No kid wants to open a gift card. I've scoured the pitches, the Internet and the catalogs to find these five fun gift ideas for tween girls. ...more
You probably accompanied a little Elsa while trick-or-treating. Or maybe the only song you've heard in the past year is "Let It Go." Or maybe you great people with your name and then say, "And I like warm hugs." Whatever the case and whomever the Frozen lover on your gift list, this guide contains unique items sure to surprise and melt hearts. Let's forego the big box stores and see what our independent, craftsy, awesome sellers have to offer our ice queen lovers....more
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.
Every year, as I write down my Christmas list for my husband to peruse, most of the items I ask for are gadgets and small appliances for our kitchen. What can I say? I love cooking! And, cooking is always better when you have the right tool to use.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and when I think of this particular day the first thing that pops into mind are gifts. I’m not talking about traditional gifts like chocolate and roses; no I have some other things in mind. As a matter of fact, these are gifts that you can enjoy with a special someone but the majority of them can be enjoyed solo. Yes, solo. I know all about solo celebrations because I’ve been single for many years now but single girls deserve love too. If you don’t love yourself first, who else is going to love you??...more
Conceived in 1966, Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday, celebrated between December 26 and January 1. The seven days represent seven principles to unite African-American communities. On each day, some families gather to reflect or demonstrate a principle.
If you ask people -- especially bloggers -- what it means to "blog," it's likely you'll get half of the answer: You write things on your blog, they might say. You share your thoughts with people in your own space, you might hear. People read what you have to say on a platform you've built, some may respond.
And they'd be half right.
The other half of blogging, the part that complements content creation -- the yin to the yang and the cream to the coffee -- involves content commentary on others' blogs. In the form of the mighty comment.
Do you remember the thrill of getting money when you were a kid? Even if it was a two-dollar bill when two dollars would buy you, um, nothing good? For some of us, the thrill of getting money never wore off. *cough* If you've got a money-lover on your holiday list, check out some of these cute ways to pass cash....more
Warning! It's officially last minute. If you still need a gift for your teenage daughter, your great-uncle Sal, your crazy running cousin, and other assorted family members, this post may be your only hope. The rise in subscription boxes over the past year or two has been both interesting and potentially dangerous for the click-at-home shoppers among us. ...more