Great Birthday Gift Idea for a Special Person turning 40

I love gifts that keep on giving.  You don’t just get a megadose of happy, you get lots and lots of doses of happy spread out over time.  It’s kind of like the difference between getting a beautiful delivery of flowers vs. getting beautiful flowers every month for six months.   Be Creative With Their […]

Sweet, Quick and Easy: Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas and Gifts

Got a plan for Valentine’s Day? Yes!  No… Maybe so? Whether you are starting from scratch or you want to make your gift even sweeter, here are some quick and easy gift ideas that can have even the most unprepared person going from zero to hero this Valentine’s Day. Sweet start:  begin their morning with a token […]

25 Quotes for Valentine’s Day

I love quotes!  I’ve assembled a mix of happy, sweet and thoughtful ones to inspire you this Valentine’s Day.  Enjoy!      

Cupid Has Amazon Prime: Valentine’s Day Gifts Delivered

I like to think of Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to remind the people we love most how special they are to us. Whether you give a hand-crafted card, treat them to a special dinner or gift a book with a sexy love note tucked inside, this holiday is meant for meaningful, heartfelt gifts. Remember, […]

FIVE Ways to Make Your Kid Feel More Loved this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers.  It’s for people that you just love!  And who better to be the object of your affection than your kids? Take advantage of the upcoming holiday and let your kids know how loved they are. The gesture doesn’t need to be grand or expensive, just something simple that lets […]

Do This NOW to Rock Valentine’s Day

Last night, I was out with friends and one of the guys was going on and on about how busy he was. He opened up the calendar on his phone, and started rattling off upcoming events: “Speech in LA” [swipe]; “Board meeting in San Diego” [swipe]; “Press conference for a joint venture launch”… On and on […]

Picture This: Romantic Valentine’s Day Gift

“Soooooo!  How did the two of you meet?” Most couples have been asked this question more times than they can remember. If the romance is new, the question elicits lots of breathy answers.  “You wouldn’t believe it!  We were at this party and we both reached for the last Swedish meatball at the SAME time!  What […]

Enjoy Holidays More by Shifting Your Attitude

Use These Words to Make Your Holidays Happy

The holidays can be warm, fun and amazing…but they can also be stressful as we try to figure out how to fit it all in.  After all, most of us have full schedules already and that’s without any trees that need trimming, gifts that need finding or cookies just waiting to be baked. This season, […]

Best Hostess Gifts this Thanksgiving

Picture this:  you wake up late on Thanksgiving morning and the first thing you are grateful for is that you have received an invitation to dinner and don’t have to peel a single potato.  You decide to turn on some of the parade before catching the football game.  Your biggest concern?  Making sure to eat […]

A Stranger Shares Her Story: A Most Unexpected Gift

I’m lousy at returning unwanted purchases to the store.  The search for the receipt, the desperately hoping you made it to the store within the return period, the standing in line just to admit defeat:  you bought something you didn’t want/couldn’t use/wasn’t as you expected.  You made a mistake and now you were standing in […]