• 8 Gift Ideas for Housewarmings and Summer Parties

    Scenario: You have been invited over for a summer barbecue, party, or housewarming, and you want to bring a gift, but you are having trouble deciding on that special thing. In a case like this, it’s a good idea to think a little outside the box; while a bottle of wine or Grey Goose may be nice, you may want to offer your host and/or hostess a keepsake to enjoy, or perhaps even offer something that is fun or appropriate to the occasion. I know personally that when I receive a gift from someone, every time I use that particular item when I entertain, I fondly remember who gave it…

  • 10 Great Gift Ideas for Readers

    Are you trying to find that perfect gift for that special someone you know who loves to read? I’ve assembled a great list of varying priced gifts to help make your shopping a little easier. I scoured the internet for gifts that are varied and worthwhile. Besides gifting someone with an actual book to read (which is always nice!), you can go for one of these other ideas. Happy hunting! Simply click on the image and it will take you directly to the website. #1 – Book Ornament, $12.99, cafepress.com #2 – Book Lovers Flip Flops, $16.99, cafepress.com #3-Stainless Steel Travel Mug ($22.50) & others like this, cafepress.com #4 –…

  • My Noteworthy Love Affair

    “What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can’t reread a phone call.” ~ Liz Carpenter What makes a noteworthy love affair? That your heart goes a-flutter and warms your soul to the very core. At the book club I attended last week, we talked about what this generation of children will be missing. We all agreed that they will be missing love letters. They will be missing the opportunity to create a box and save all the letters and notes that have been written to them over the years. You can’t save a text and box it up. Or an email. Where’s the romance in that? I wouldn’t…