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Father’s Day gifts that Dad will actually thank you for

With Father’s Day just over a week away, it’s time to get serious about finding your gift. While there are many cute/amusing/clever options out there that are immensely fun to purchase, these are some gifts that Dad will actually thank you for. Continue reading “Father’s Day gifts that Dad will actually thank you for”

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Last minute Mother’s Day gifts – so you don’t get disowned

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and you don’t have a gift… Do not despair. There’s still time to come up with a present and keep your Perfect Off-Spring title in tact.

These are some last minute gift ideas that will keep you in the good books. Not only that, you don’t have to leave your desk or find a babysitter for the kids to pull this one off. Continue reading “Last minute Mother’s Day gifts – so you don’t get disowned”

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A dozen Easter basket ideas that don’t involve chocolate

Easter conjures up images of spring flowers, adorably fluffy bunnies, wicker baskets and chocolate. As a child I surprisingly didn’t like chocolate much, but I know I was a kid in the minority. My friends would look forward to gorging themselves on the rich milky brown stuff as Easter approached. Now I’m a parent of small children myself, I still look to avoid chocolate when it comes to this holiday. But what else can fill an Easter basket and still be appealing? Continue reading “A dozen Easter basket ideas that don’t involve chocolate”

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Gift guide: Galentine’s Day

It’s February, which as a friend put it is “love month”. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day on the 14th, but it’s also Galentine’s Day on the 13th. Leslie Knope, of tv show Parks and Rec, created this holiday, a day for celebrating the women in your life.  Continue reading “Gift guide: Galentine’s Day”

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9 ways to keep your friendships alive – from your phone

This week I read an article titled How to Maintain Friendships. It’s premise was the fact that as we get older it becomes harder to keep our friendships going as we get busier with work, children and other commitments. It mentioned 25 as being the age where we have the most social connections, but thereafter things decline. There are many documented benefits to being socially active and supported, including better health and longevity, so how do we reverse this trend and keep our friendships on track – especially when we don’t have much time?…  Continue reading “9 ways to keep your friendships alive – from your phone”

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9 More Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

This week I’m inspired by the Glitter Guide’s post 9 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season. The holiday season is the giving season so it seems appropriate to focus on ways to give back. Their list has some really creative ideas. (I can’t wait to check out Gratitude Collaborative and I’m intrigued by Give Back Box…) In the spirit of sharing, here are 9 more ideas to add to the list.  Continue reading “9 More Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season”

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5 Cyber Day Sales on Paper Goods

I love to send paper cards, read real magazines and create photo products I can touch. There’s something so satisfying about the tactile effect of paper. So now that Cyber Monday is here I’m enjoying the excuse to check out the sales and purchase some paper items. These are some of my favorites offers out there:  Continue reading “5 Cyber Day Sales on Paper Goods”