A Guaranteed Way to Remember Your Valentine

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 […]

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 […]

Transform a Gift Card into a Fun Gift: So Easy, Even a Kid Can Do It

Are your kids at an age where all they want is gift cards?  My 14-year old son and his friends certainly are! To help make the gift a little more personal and the presentation a lot more fun, find out something the recipient likes (I’ve found texting the mom is the easiest way) and incorporate […]

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 […]

A Luscious Gift Perfect for Any Occasion: Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade caramel sauce, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love you because you are the perfect gift for any occasion and pretty much anyone on my list. I love you because you are decadent and luscious and a delicious splurge that is worth every single calorie. I love you because […]

Get Your Geek On! Celebrate a Once in a Lifetime Pi Day, 3/14/15

This Saturday, March 14th, is no ordinary Pi Day. It is The Big One. The Ultimate. The one mathematicians the world over have been waiting for because it only happens ONCE in a lifetime!  (Unless, as my ten-year-old daughter points out, you live past 100.) MATH CLASS WAS A WHILE AGO. REMIND ME WHAT PI […]

Gotta Get a Gift? Holiday Ideas You Can Put into Action Now

My daughter sat down at breakfast this morning and announced, “FINALLY! I can start counting the days until Christmas using my fingers.” Sure, if you’re a ten-year-old waiting for Santa come, this news IS very exciting. If, however, you are someone who has yet to decorate the tree, bake the cookies and select holiday gifts…panic […]

When Your Ho-Ho-Ho Wants to Go-Go-Go: Reclaim Your Holiday Joy

This is Gabriella. Actually, her full name is Gabriella the Gift Goddess. (Technically, I don’t know that her name is Gabriella…but it could be. I wondered if her name might be Lola, but I have a friend Lola and she’s blond, so I had a hard time getting past that.) I love this picture for […]

When your Ho-Ho-Ho turns to No-No-No: Reclaim Your Holiday Joy

This is Gabriella.  Actually, her full name is Gabriella the Gift Goddess. (Technically, I don’t know that her name is Gabriella…but it could be.  I wondered if her name might be Lola, but I have a friend Lola and she’s blond, so I had a hard time getting past that.) I love this picture for […]