If you’re like me, you’ve been looking forward to gift giving season and have probably bought at least a few items already. The kids and/or grandkids have, most likely, already have been dropping hints and circling items in the Christmas Amazon catalog. I’m always going to get my people a lot of what’s on their special list, but whether or not they’re on the list, books are always going to be part of my holiday giving. I’ve read many, many books over the years to my kids and grandson, as well as donating them to children in need, and these are some of my favorite.
Christmas is just around the corner and while some are finished shopping and already wrapping, others may still be racking their brain for gifts to give to that special someone. If you’re one of those looking for a few Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Women, well then look or rack no further because I’ve got you covered with some fun holiday gifts any girl in your life will love. Most of these home, beauty, or wellness gifts can be found on Amazon so if you have a Prime membership, you’re [Read more…]
There are certain scents that always remind us the holidays are here. We all have our own favorite. The smell of pine trees may be your favorite, but if it’s orange and cinnamon, then this DIY Holiday Stovetop Potpourri will definitely fill your home and your senses will Yuletide joy!
I’m always amazed when I hear about the impractical, silly, or downright thoughtless gifts some of my friends have received. I’m talking about the same restaurant gift card 5 years in a row for people who rarely eat out. Or beautiful pierced earrings for a woman without pierced ears. Or the loud musical instrument for a child whose parents clearly disapproved of the “gift”! Those are the kind of gifts that leave a person wondering “What were they (the gift giver) thinking?” The thing is, they probably weren’t thinking. It doesn’t mean they’re a bad person, they probably just haven’t practiced how to be a thoughtful gift giver. And who’s gonna tell them they’re gifts are [Read more…]
Christmas is just around the corner! Yay!! I just started my shopping the other day at T.J. Maxx and as I bent over the jewelry counter to look at some earrings, I said to myself, “ NOOOO…do not buy any of the girls another pair of earrings! They don’t need them!!” (Of course, I considered getting them for myself, but that’s another subject). I got to thinking about what gifts I could get the special people in my life in the way of experiences instead of [Read more…]
The holidays can be a crazy time of year. There’s so much going on – decorating, holiday parties, buying gifts, trying not to buy gifts for ourselves… it’s just a lot all at once. But it’s important to remember the bigger picture this holiday season. We are always trying to be our best selves especially with our sustainability practices and that shouldn’t take a back seat during the holidays.
So I have compiled a short list, that doesn’t end here, of eco-friendly brands and potential gifts for this holiday season!
When Meagan and Christina suggested I write about holiday budgeting, I wasn’t too keen on the idea. I’m not a meticulous budgeter. I am a person who lives within their means and keeps debt to a minimum. I’m frugal at times, but [Read more…]