What’s Hot, What’s Not: 2016 Holiday Gift Giving Trends

Wondering what’s in and what’s out this year? Want to be in the know on this season’s most coveted toys? You’ve come to the right place!  🙂 Keep reading or click here if you’d prefer to download the PDF.                      

Easy and Joyful Holiday Gift Giving: GUARANTEED

Whatever you are doing when you read this, I can pretty much guarantee my 12-year old daughter would like to trade places with you.   Though you may be stuck in traffic or wading through an overstuffed inbox, she is Getting Braces right now.  She’s been dreading this day since she lost her last baby tooth […]

The Spirit of Christmas: Easy Way to Make Your Waiter’s/Waitress’ Day

At lunch yesterday, our waitress and I were talking.  She said while she always appreciates a good tip, it’s even more meaningful when someone takes the time to write “Thank you” on the receipt.  She said it makes her feel great because the person took the time to let her know her service mattered.  She […]

From Favorite Foods to Favorite Gifts in Five Easy Steps

Does the mere mention of chocolate start your mouth watering?   Do artisanal jams and jellies make your morning toast sing with delight?   The foodstuff of my affection is coconut. Whether toasted, shredded, or enrobed in chocolate, I swoon over all things coconut.  Give me a sweet treat and I will thank you.  Give me […]

Here’s What to Get the Person Who Has Everything

A friend said she needed to get a birthday gift for someone and didn’t have a clue where to start because the person had “everything”—fancy house; sports car; a wine collection to make a connoisseur weep. Making matters worse, my friend is someone with limited financial means and felt there was no way she could […]

Get Your Gift Today

What do you get when you combine a love of Christmas and a love of gifts? Why none other than my holiday e-book, Wrap with Love:  Holiday Gift Giving with Less Stress and More Joy.    My goal with this ebook was to help others find more joy in holiday gift giving and remove as much […]

Gotta Get a Gift? Steal My Teenaged Son’s Idea

Who is better at giving special gifts, men or women? I’m often asked that question and my answer is always the same—neither sex has a monopoly on giving great gifts.   Some men are thoughtful gift givers, some aren’t. Some women give amazing gifts, and some don’t. Who is better at giving special gifts, adults or […]

A Gift Guaranteed to Move Your Loved One to Tears

I never thought Kleenex could MAKE me cry, but they did. One of my dearest friends recently moved out of the country for an extended period of time. She and her family had been planning this adventure for a while, and their romantic notion of living abroad and experiencing another culture was nearly thwarted by […]

Steal this Gift Idea NOW: Five Things I Love About You

I believe great gift ideas are worth stealing…and this one is simply awesome! I was lucky enough to receive this lovely little (5” x 3”) book for my birthday from my dear, dear friend Shelley.  I was immediately intrigued by the title, “Five Things I Love About You.”  Things that are loved about ME???? Not […]