He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in still another village where he worked in a carpenter’s shop until he was thirty. Then for three years, he was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office …
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It is a social custom in this country to give cash gifts—also referred to as tips or gratuities—during the holiday season. But to whom? And how much? Here’s my take on the matter….
Even if you aren’t one, chances are pretty good you know someone who is a bonafide coffee snob. That’s because unmitigated devotion to coffee has reached epic proportions.
Looking for some great campervan gifts for friends or family members who just got their new van or more seasoned RVers? Check out these ideas, sure to please anyone living the dream! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . […]
Need a last-minute gift for a neighbor, friend, a beloved teacher, or anyone else on your gift list? Here are six great ideas that won’t take much time, and certainly won’t break the bank …
For years, I’d attempted to make caramel corn, without success. It was either too soggy or too chewy. Or the caramel turned sugary. Once, I needed a hammer and chisel to get the stuff out of the bowl.
I had really given up until my encounter with Popcornopolis. I had to figure this out―I had to find a way to create a reasonable facsimile in my kitchen that would hit the mark without breaking the bank.
I am excited to let you know is that I believe I have … oh my, yes! The recipe, instructions, and very important final step, all of that in today’s post ….
See you there! Love, Mary 👌❤️
If you could use an injection of fresh ideas for how to make this Holiday Season meaningful for the children in your life—whether near or far—take a lesson from my friend, Connie Copeland!
I am enjoying the unique holiday tips and tricks readers have been sending my way, to be shared with you. Over and again, I find myself saying, Wow! Why didn’t I think that? …
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I’ve never been a school teacher, but I am a parent. I wish I’d known years ago what I know now about what teachers really want for Christmas. I would have skipped the “Teachers Have Class!” coffee mugs and gone more for …
Mr. Hard-to-Buy-For is no match for these ideas that you can still order and get in time for Christmas!
And lot’s more here …
It’s that good. And what better time than this weekend to make Christmas gifts? So quick and easy!
Yes, I did make Apple Fritter Waffle Donuts. In fact, I’ve made this recipe four times in the past 30 days. I call it research. You know, honing my pastry skills. My family calls it delicious and please make some more!
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show those you love how much they mean to you. Here are some of my favorite DIY gift ideas that hit the mark for giftees of all ages—for less than $5 …
Yes, another Holiday Gift Guide, and not so much because I love creating these guides for you (I do!) but due to popular demand 👩🍳 ❣️
This is so much fun, no specific skills required. All of these ideas are super doable. More than that? We still have time …
You really can shop with CASH at Amazon, absolutely no credit card or debit card required. Let me show you …
Face it, some people are just not easy-to-buy-for. That’s why I’m here to help—I’ve got you covered!
Looking for fun stuff for the kids? Well, yes, because it can’t be ALL about socks, underwear, and science experiments. Sadly, we no longer have the Sears & Roebuck Wish Book to find all kinds of a fun stuff! But you can dry those tears because here are some of the best ideas ever for […]
Spending hours and hours creating Gift Guides for you, My Dear Readers, is the way I control my urge to splurge. Apparently my shopping gene doesn’t include actually owning the things I shop for—it’s the thrill of the hunt (no pun intended). And so, I let myself go nuts … for you! See how that works?
Short on cash this holiday season? Maybe it’s time to start thinking about gifts that don’t come from a store, but from the heart—a gift of time and talent. It’s going to require some (all?) of your free time over the next week or so, but it sure beats going into debt to buy a bunch of gifts for others—or missing out altogether because you refuse to show up empty-handed.
In today’s post …. idea starters! Practical, reasonable and doable Christmas gifts that don’t cost a dime!
See you there … xo m 🎁 ❣️
For nearly a decade I’ve been making vanilla extract for Christmas gifts. And every year I find myself scrambling because it’s a process that requires a minimum of three months—six months or even six years is even better! Vanilla extract gets better and better with age.
But all that has changed since discovering how to make vanilla extract using my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. Instead of months, Instant Pot vanilla extract takes about one week from start-to-gift!
Pretty sure you’re going to love this! See you there … xo m ❣️
If you are or ever have been plagued by credit card debt, I can nearly guarantee expenses related to Christmas have contributed greatly to that miserable situation. You know I’m right and unless we do something to stop that pattern, things are about to get much worse for you. Christmas is right around the corner. […]
Trust me on this. Magnificent Cinnamon Rolls in just 43 minutes from start to glorious finish—and just 3 ingredients!
Sure they want toys, but underneath it all what kids really want for Christmas (adults, too) just might surprise you. What we really want isn’t in a store.
So, how can we give those we love what they really want for Christmas? I have a few ideas in today’s post … and I hope you have some, too. Will you add them in the comments area? I can’t wait to read them.