Jonesing for a Birthday Gift

I love gift giving.  I’ve spent countless hours out on little quests to find the perfect present to make a person feel loved and special.  I’ve been known to blow over my budget or visit ten different stores just to find something that will guarantee a birthday smile.  What do you do though when you Continue Reading…

A Bodacious Birthday Bash

My sweet Luke turned seven this year and I’m painfully reminded of the shortage of years left to give him  birthday celebrations that little boys dreams are made of.  So, I went all out and he had a blast. I’m so proud of Luke.  He’s one of those spirits that was born with endless passion, Continue Reading…

Booze Grams

Everybody’s got them on their gift list-people who have everything.  You fret, you worry, you stew over what in the world to buy for them when a special gift is needed.  It was out of this conundrum that the “Booze Gram” was born. A booze gram is basically a bottle of the “good stuff” of Continue Reading…

Cups of Cheer

One of the things I want to do on this blog is to feature ideas that are doable on a small amount of time.  There are multitudes of blogs and other sites out there that feature amazing crafts and projects, but they take a lot of artistic skill, expensive supplies, and most of all, large Continue Reading…

3 Musketeers and 20 Greenbacks

I personally don’t think it’s a bad idea to give money as a gift.  After all, if you can’t give a tropical vacation, what else do people really want anyway? A gift of moolah doesn’t have to be impersonal.  It’s all about presentation when it comes to personalizing a gift of green.  Dressing up  some Continue Reading…

A Taste of New England Gift Basket

On Christmas day this year, my husband’s parents came over to our house and visited with us.  We got to talking about where my father-in-law Raymond Havey grew up and what his childhood was like.  He’s from New Hampshire and if you listen really close, you can hear a little bit of that unmistakable New Continue Reading…

A Big Box of Birthday

My sweet little nephew AJ turned seven today.  AJ is the sweetest little boy and he is my son Luke’s best friend.  This is a picture of them finishing up baseball season last year. AJ’s favorite things in the world are his momma and his pajamas.  He also likes anything that sparkles or shines.  When Continue Reading…

Infinity Scarf

I was listening to Christmas music on the way home from work today in the car.  It was more of a necessity than a choice, when you get to a week out before Christmas it seems like they blast it through every radio station on the air waves, like it or not. I hate to Continue Reading…

A Great Man Gift

I know I’m not the only one that thinks the men on my list are IMPOSSIBLE to shop for.  I mean, what do men want anyway that’s actually legal to give? I came up with this little Christmas gift for a couple of those difficult men on my list this year.  It reminds me of Continue Reading…

How to Make a Pirate Cake

Why is it that no matter how simple or embellished, a birthday cake is such an integral part of the beginning of an age?  It is a beloved right of passage in the form of a sweet confection that is so cherished by its recipient. I used to buy my kid’s cakes at the store.  Continue Reading…