Articles Posted in the gifts Category

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    engagement and bridal shower gifts

    Talking about this subject is very special to me these days since my oldest son, Nathan, is (finally!) engaged to his Lovely Lindsey and we have a wedding to look forward to this coming June. So you can imagine how happy I am to share all of these ideas with you! As I have mentioned [...]

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    jams made the easy way

    Have any of you noticed the great prices for fruit recently at your local grocers and farmers markets? Making jams is a nice way to take advantage of the abundance but it’s just too dang hot out there to be cooking the fruit and then boiling jars for canning. What I do is a quick [...]

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    pickling made easy!

    It’s that time of year, isn’t it? When we want to take advantage of the abundance of vegetables and herbs at the farmer’s markets or, better yet, from our own garden and are wondering what to do with all of it? Well, one thing you can do is pickle them! Not the ‘ work-intensive canning, [...]

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    daddy’s day homemade gifts

    Father’s Day. BBQ, baseball on tv (or, better yet; go to a game!), swimming, boating. All of this sounds like a typical Dad’s day to me. But the one thing that’s a big stressor for me? What in the heck do you give a GUY??? After all the ties, golf shirts, Hawaiian shirts, etc are [...]

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    chai tea: for you or as a gift

    Have you purchased Chai tea latte from your favorite spot & asked yourself: ‘Can’t I make this cheaper?’ Yes, you can! Not only can I have you making your own Chai tea lattes, I can also show you how to make a great Christmas gift for your friends and family! Making the tea is so [...]

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    valentines day-for everyone!

    I know that Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day for lovers to honor one another. But I like to think of it as a Day of Love for Everybody! What a great way to show all the people in your life how much you care about them! We have to first honor those who ARE [...]

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    gift giving guidelines

    Have you ever found yourself racking your brain over what gift to give your friends?  I used to spend so much time running around the mall, going in and out of different stores and praying for inspiration. I have finally come up with a little guideline to help me give them something that says they [...]

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    last minute holiday and hostess gifts

    You’re rushing around, can’t find your head, and all of a sudden, you think, ‘Oh, my gosh! I forgot a little something for Mary tonight!’ The holiday cookies are looking a little worn and you just can’t make yourself re-gift the fruit cake you got from Aunt Mabel. So what are you going to do??? [...]

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    the healing box

    The Healing Box When thinking of a gift for a family member or a close friend, I always try to customize it to their personal likes and/or hobbies. But there is one gift I’ve given that takes it up a notch. I call this gift ‘The Healing Box.’ During our lives we are always challenged [...]

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    homemade vanilla

    No, I am not one of Those People who have their whole Christmas list bought and wrapped by the month of August! Personally, I think anyone who says they’re ‘Done!’ before the middle of November is lying. But that’s another issue and I digress! What I am talking about is making Christmas gifts that need [...]