The holidays are over and the house is cluttered with leftover Christmas candy, discarded wrapping paper, tissue, a dried-out tree and gifts that aren’t really “you.” Now what? We’ve got 15 ideas for putting those holiday remains to good use. 15 ways to repurpose those holiday “unwanteds”
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. If you are traveling, be safe. If you are staying home, be well. We had a recent bout of stomach bug run through the family, and I’m certainly hopeful that you don’t catch what’s going around! I am looking forward to a quiet, travel-less holidays and maybe a little snow! What are you looking forward to? Enjoy the
I’ve been looking forward to writing this post only because that means I’m DONE with my Christmas shopping. Last year we spent $847.80 on Christmas gifts. This year, I spent a bit less. Family and friends – you know who you are – better not read this if you want to be surprised!!!! Here’s how much I spent on Christmas
I was chatting with Cameron Huddleston of Kiplingers yesterday about how to tell if your gift is going to be returned when I had a realization. I have given some truly terrible gifts. So bad that the recipient should have cut me out of their lives. Have you ever given a really bad gift? Please tell me I’m not alone!!! Can you believe I gave these terrible
Before you toss out your holiday cards, sift through them and save the ones with pretty artwork. This craft project also works with photos, though they will need a bit more attention in the gluing phase. It’s easy – and free – to turn old Christmas cards into Christmas ornaments! All you need is: old Christmas cards scissors glue ribbon cookie cutters (optional) I love making
As it gets closer to Christmas, there are still a few people on your gift list. You like the idea of something personal and homemade, but you don’t have a lot of time to put something together. We’ve rounded up a few easy ideas DIY gifts that won’t cost you too much money or time. Here are some ideas for memorable DIY gifts.
Baby’s First Christmas only comes around once, so why not make it special? The new parents on your gift list have most likely already gotten all the practical baby gifts they need – now it’s time to get festive! We’ve found baby items that will have everyone “oohing” and “ahhing.” And since we’re always on the hunt for a bargain, these prices won’t give you anything to
Don’t forget about your feline and canine friends this holiday season! They deserve treats, too. (Although that dog that shredded your couch cushions – the Lumps of Coal treats might be more appropriate.) Take a look at some of the great gifts we found for your four-legged family members. Don’t forget the pets on your Christmas list!
If gift giving seems more like a chore than a privilege, consider an “experience” gift. Tickets to a concert. A meal at a new restaurant. A visit to the spa. What I like about experience gifts is that you can pick a gift you know the recipient will enjoy. No questioning whether a particular sweater or pair of earrings is the right size or matches
I never knew what Lego gifts to buy for my nephews until I discovered these Lego books. For 8 years running my nephews have asked for Legos for Christmas. The challenge is that they have SO many thousands of Legos – I’m not kidding about the thousands – that no one really knows what Legos to buy for them anymore. What if they already have
A great gift is something the recipient will truly enjoy using or consuming, but wouldn’t necessary buy for themselves. That’s my philosophy, especially for folks who “have it all.” Which is why I bought bliss Body Butter for one of my sisters. (The original formula, Lemon + Sage in a 6.7 fl. oz squeeze tube is $29. Worth. Every. Penny). I first came across bliss Body Butter at
My husband wants a bluetooth adaptor for his 2004 Mini Cooper, a smallish purchase that makes his 10-year old car feel just a bit newer. We’re saving our money to build our dream home so we’re not buying new cars. Not even new used cars. Even if we had the money, I would never buy a new car and here’s why. But back to cars. While searching for