Mother’s Day 2017 Gift Guide

Every year about this time, the age-old question comes up to baffle lots of people: Practical or sentimental? The answer of

Cheapskate Etiquette: Cheap with Yourself Generous with Others

Face it. Living below your means requires a good bit of creativity from time to time. You have to get

Smart Gifts for College-Bound Grads

Although my grandsons are still quite young, I’m keeping this excellent reader tip handy for when they graduate from high school. What a

Fabulous and Easy Valentine Sweets and Treats

Let me break this to you gently: Valentine’s Day is next Thursday. This is Friday. Get the picture?

Thankfully, there’s a big beautiful

Look What I Got For Christmas!

I love gadgets and apparently I’ve not kept that a secret from my friends and family. I’m still excited about

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Many Happy Returns

What to do with three extra coffee grinders and charming needlepoint “Puppies in a Basket” throw pillow—gifts received and much

The Messenger

I’m so excited. Just one week from today, our kids and family will arrive. They’ll be home for Christmas! We’ll be

31 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Kids, Young Professionals, College Students, Moms and Dads, Too

Gift-giving is surely on everyone’s mind as we head into these last days before Christmas. It’s a wonderful holiday tradition—one in which

A Homemade Gift You’d Actually Love to Receive

Gifting friends, family, co-workers teachers and others with a jar of your own signature hand and body lotion will definitely put

DIY Holiday Gift Idea: Spa in a Jar

If you are at all familiar with a wonderful yet pricey personal care product, Salt Rub® by Origins, you may

Still the Most Perfect Homemade Holiday Gift

To me, homemade Christmas gifts are the best gifts—both to give and receive. In the past I’d begin to scramble about

6 Gifts of Summer to Make for Christmas

Even if you don’t have an abundant garden this year, don’t worry. You can still make these wonderful gifts of

EC Father’s Day 2016 Gift Guide

Since Father’s Day is a week away and since I have a feeling you’re as surprised by that as I

Our Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide Yet!

Since Mother’s Day is two weeks away and since I have a feeling you’re as surprised by that as I am

23 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Young Professionals, College Students, Moms and Dads, Too

Gift-giving is surely on everyone’s mind as we head into the final weekend before Christmas. It’s a wonderful holiday tradition—one

A Gift Tradition to Simplify Christmas

Awhile ago, one of my awesome readers sent along an idea that has stuck with me for

Holiday Gift Ideas for Grandparents

As gifting seasons go, the biggest one of all is just around the corner. Even so, I wouldn’t be surprised

Instant Relief for the Pressure of Gift-Giving

Without a doubt, autumn is my favorite season of the year. When the calendar flips to September, I know that

This Year’s Homemade Holiday Gifts: A Preview

A couple of weeks ago on the very same day I heard from two friends (you know who you are Andrea