Snow Covered Pine Tree Gallery Board

Decorate your living spaces with this affordable gallery board, featuring a winter snow-covered pine tree on a hill. Easily applied to walls with 3M velcro dots (4 supplied per board – please apply and remove with care). 22 more words


Christmas Gifts With A Wow - Not An Ow!

Big-Hearted Gifts on a Small-Sized Budget

There is satisfaction in settling on the perfect gift – something that shows how well you know the recipient and how much you care about your relationship with them. 519 more words


The magical, minimalist Christmas gift my kids clamor for {excerpt}

{Excerpt from my guest article at Her View From Home}

Grandma loved to tell the story, and I loved to hear it. The one of the (singular) Christmas gift her parents would give her and her 7 siblings. 225 more words

In My Kids

How To Bleach Dye a T-shirt To Make a Custom Graphic T

A few years ago my son’s academic team wanted a set of inexpensive shirts to wear for summer tournament season. Ordering custom printed t-shirts gets cost-prohibitive and the kids wanted to look coordinated, but not like clones. 980 more words


Writing with Style: Embellished Pens & Pencils

Yes, we are still working on the house. During one of my many trips to the hardware store I noticed a display of fancy-dancy pens. They had feathers and sequins, the sort of blingy things that my daughter would enjoy. 614 more words


Friday Finds, Jan. 29, 2016

Valentine’s Day is at our throats around the corner.  There’s a lot of marketing effort to get you to part with cash to show your loved one how much they mean to you.   293 more words

Gift Guide

Editor’s note: This story first published in 2014.

Warning: You have exactly three days to buy and wrap all of your Christmas gifts! But don’t worry — because we live in a nation full of procrastinators, you are far from alone if you haven’t finished your shopping. 524 more words