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 Dozen Sweet Reasons

I always have really big lofty ideas for holiday treats, but I am so short on time that many of them never bud into actual creations.  In fact, this year I was going to do a whole Chinese New Year tablescape and menu as well as a Superbowl spread.   You don’t see these posts because 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…

That’s a Wrap!

Every year since Mason was born, we’ve had our family photos done at Christmas time for Christmas cards.  I tell you, those photography places know what they are doing.  They take a bundle of adorable photos in all sorts of poses and make you think you can’t live without buying at least a sheet of Continue Reading…

Merry Little Christmas Gifts

If I did this blogging thing for a living, I would have promptly posted all my Christmas ideas in November and early December in time for all you crafty girls out there to use them.  But, unfortunately, I do my living for a living, so here I am cramming all my Christmas posts into the 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…

Cute Ways to Give a Cookbook

I’ve heard other bloggers say they read cookbooks like novels.  I’m glad I am not the only one.  I’ve always had a passion for books, and cookbooks are my favorite kind. I especially love the glossy ones with a picture for every dish, or in contrast, the old shabby ones that you hear about from Continue Reading…