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Thoughtful Gifts for Children (Alternative to Toys!)

Over the last couple of years, I have had a lot of fun sharing my favorite gift ideas with you. I have always loved giving gifts, even if I’m a minimalist at heart. I’ve made gift guides for Classy Gentlemen, for Ladies, and for Grandma. But one of my favorite demographics to choose presents for […]

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A Gift Guide for Grandmas

I recently asked my readers via Facebook about who they most need a gift guide for.  Quite a few people said “Grandma!”  I get it– our grandparents usually have everything they need, don’t ask for anything, and are generally tricky to buy for.  I have some nice ideas for you though… 1.  Potted Amaryllis or […]

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A Gift Guide for Ladies

How about a gift guide for ladies?  After I published 30 Classy Gifts for Gentlemen, my husband remarked that he really wished someone would make a similar one for all the guys out there to help them shop for their ladies.  Well. I am more than willing to help a guy out!  Of course, these […]

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Winter Project: A DIY Wreath from Foraged Materials

Today I have a really fun and beautiful project for you: A DIY wreath made with foraged materials. On Saturday, we took a family walk as usual, and I brought clippers for cutting wreath-making supplies. Everything in this wreath was foraged, and there are so many possibilities for how you can design yours, based on what you find around you.

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Foraging

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Glühwein: A Recipe for Cozy Times

Is it cold in your neck of the woods?  Temperatures are dropping pretty steadily over here.  Our little Victorian row house is full of charm– and full of cracks, where the cold winds blow right in.  We don’t want an astronomical heating bill, and we have already asked our landlord to do some weatherizations… And […]

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Homebrewing

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Christmas Charm at Elveden

How do you go about procuring your Christmas tree?  Usually, getting a tree is the first ritual for us in celebrating the Christmas season.  But I’ll be honest with you– most trees I’ve had have come from a huge selection at a K-Mart parking lot.  Nothing too romantic about it, that’s for sure.  Last year, […]

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