Wishing You Well

  It isn’t shiny but our kinda minimalist Christmas tree is beautiful. I’m terribly un-crafty but the gingerbread ornaments, cinnamon sticks with ribbon and strings of cranberries were easy in terms of time and skill. My attempt at popcorn strings was a fail (took too long) and I never got around to making orange slices. [...]

The 10 Signs of a Bad Gift

Just eight days until Christmas. Eight days to get yourself in a panic when you unexpectedly receive a gift from someone and having nothing to give in return but your thanks. Eight days to think “it’s just not enough” and heat up your credit card with impulse purchases. Eight days to buy a bad gift. [...]

90 Clutter Free Gift Ideas

 90 Clutter Free Gift Ideas Are you getting complaints that you’re impossible to buy for since you de-clutterred your life and home? Or do you have a simple living enthusiast in your life that you’re struggling to find a gift for? Here is a list of 90 clutter free gifts to give and receive this [...]

5 Ways To Quell Gift Frenzy In Kids

My mother always wrapped presents and put them under the tree just a few days before Christmas. As a parent of six children I’m sure she learned quickly that the longer the gifts were out and visible, the more worked up we would get. There would be more fights between siblings and more tears about [...]

Just As You Are

It’s okay to buy gifts. It’s okay to feel good about it. If you’re reading here you might be feeling some guilt about holiday shopping. Even if you’ve prepared with lists and budgets and made some new traditions with friends and family that replace gift giving, you may still be feeling a gnawing guilt that [...]

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