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Clutter Free Gift Giving
How do we stop homes from overflowing with "stuff" is a question that I get. The answer is simple....stop buying "stuff"! And the bonus answer is to stop having other people buy you stuff. Focus ins...
11/25/13 at 2:51 PM Organizing Those Gift Cards and Using Them 8/16/13 at 5:27 AM
Less Than 100 Days Until Christmas 9/20/12 at 9:22 PM
Ideas of How to Wrap Gift Cards
Gift cards have become a popular gift so the recipient can purchase what they want. Also, by giving restaurant, coffee shop and other gift cards for items that can be used, the recipient doesn't accu...
10/14/13 at 5:31 PM Bonus Gift Card Deals 12/2/12 at 11:28 AM
Avoid Clutter with Consumable Gifts 11/8/12 at 8:10 PM
Father's Day on a Budget
With Fathers Day fast approaching, its time again to figure out how you are going to celebrate the Dad in your life. Mary Hunt from Everyday Cheapskate has come up with some awesome gift ideas that do...
6/7/13 at 10:30 AM Gift Giving Doesn't Have To Break The Bank 12/10/12 at 8:38 AM
Potato Stamp Valentine
Well, this isn't exactly a recipe, but it does involve potatoes, so I figured I would share it with all of you! For Valentine's Day gifts this year, I decided we would get a little creative for the sp...
2/13/13 at 6:41 AM Chili Beer Brittle 12/20/12 at 8:32 PM
Vanilla Spice Almonds 12/11/12 at 4:47 PM
Buy Local, Home-Made
This Saturday, December 15th is a neighbor made arts & gift fiar at St. Michael's Church (4901 E. Superior Street/Duluth/Lakeside). It is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be over 30 booths of loca...
12/12/12 at 8:35 AM Arts & Gift Fairs This Fall in Duluth 9/14/12 at 3:12 PM
Women Made Art & Gift Sale Today 7/28/12 at 5:17 AM
Black Friday -- Shopping Can Be Fun, Really
Any of you with teenagers know that you're frequently unpopular with them for major issues like, say, breathing, and for awhile, our policy of not buying electronics, CDs, DVDs, or digital detritus re...
11/19/12 at 4:34 PM On a Quest with Google Maps 8/16/12 at 11:35 AM
Why I Knit 8/9/12 at 1:36 PM
Random Acts of Kindness
I asked my son why he had a letter from a nearby neighbor. He said," Read the letter." There was a check in there for $287.26." This check was made out to him and without devulging who it is from it s...
8/17/12 at 12:28 PM Art & Gift Fair 7/28/12 at 5:20 AM
Art and Home Made Gift Show, Saturday, July 28th 7/27/12 at 8:02 AM
Party a year in the planning...
This was really a simple, basic kid's birthday party, but with the build up that started, oh, about ONE YEAR ago, you'd think it would be much more complex. Basically, Ben wanted race cars. And then ...
4/11/11 at 2:17 PM Are there father/son woodworking retreats? 12/14/10 at 2:50 PM
Gifts, Please. 5/24/10 at 12:41 PM
Holiday Gift Ideas: Five Crowns
My family had a lot of fun over the Thanksgiving weekend playing this Rummy-like card game, Five Crowns. I've always been a big fan of Rummy, my favorite variation being Progressive Rummy, so when my...
11/30/10 at 10:55 AM Silverado Beads: Jewelry This Mother Could Love 10/6/10 at 7:41 PM
Baby Shower Gift Ideas: Hudson Baby 6-Piece Rainforest Layette Set 9/28/10 at 10:23 AM
Election Night Cheese Ball -- a winner for the holidays ahead
People in newsrooms all over the country will be working into the wee hours of tomorrow morning. My husband is one of those people. He headed back to the office just a little while ago with a bag of ...
11/2/10 at 7:05 PM Filled Pastry Crescents hit the (Hungarian) Spot 10/17/09 at 6:01 PM