Dec 072014
 

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Do you have someone on your list this year that you just can’t decide what to get for them?  You know you want to give them something a little special but haven’t been able to hit the proverbial nail on the head when it comes to choosing.  How about giving them the gift of personal branding?

Get a Me Website - Domain.Me the personal domain name

If you look at Instagram and Twitter it’s easy to see that it’s not just brands companies or blogs that are getting social or putting their name on things.  Everyday folks (and more pets than I can count) want the chance to be heard or share what’s on their mind.  And now with a domain .ME website it’s easier than ever to carve out an online presence. Continue reading »

Nov 242014
 

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Growing up, before starting to have visions of sugarplums and noshing on candy canes while having a chat with Santa, a highly-anticipated seasonal occurrence was the arrival of the Hickory Farms gift basket.  Each year without fail, one was delivered to our house from one of the business contacts that worked with my Dad’s company.

Create holiday traditions with Hickory Farms' Beef & Turkey Hickory Sampler

I know it might not sound all that interesting for a kid, but it was always fun to open the box and sort through all the different items in each basket.  Sausages, cheeses, nuts, sauces, crackers, even those little mint candies – there was something for everyone.  Fortunately in my family everyone reached for a different selection from the box or basket, so everyone was able to enjoy their favorite. Continue reading »

Nov 102014
 

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Last year when we went to Maine to visit my family I also was excited to see my friend Em.  Em was one of my best friends in high school and even though we don’t get to talk every day, it’s still the kind of friendship where we text each other when our favorite movie is on TV.  And when we do have the chance to get together, it’s still an easy conversation.

Baking Across the Miles with Hallmark Northpole Gifts

 

Em has a sweet (and super-smart) daughter named Cam. Cam is 10 and when her mom came to visit at the house where I was staying, Cam came along.  It was actually great because Cam and Bubbles played together while we got caught up on each other’s lives.  (By the way, if you happen to be the aforementioned Em – stop reading here, please). Continue reading »

Oct 122014
 

This DIY MistleToes gift post is brought to you by DataRank and Burt’s Bees. All words, projects, and opinions are my own.

I’m getting a little bit giddy.  Christmas, which is my absolute favorite time of year, is getting closer by the day.  In fact, there are only a little over 73 days until the big day arrives.

DIY Pamper Your MistleToes Gift and Free Printable Tag

I like to work on my shopping list throughout the year, especially if I’m doing any handmade gifts, like the DIY whisk gift I shared last year.  This year I have a number of people to whom I would like to gift the gift of pampering.  So I thought I would put together these cute DIY MistleToes gifts. Continue reading »

Jul 222014
 

This DIY movie lovers gift basket post is sponsored by Pop Secret. All thoughts and words are my own.

I haven’t met too many people – any people? – that have said “I don’t really like movies”. The type of movie they enjoy may vary greatly from person to person, but everyone seems to enjoy them. Which is why a movie lovers gift basket is one of my go-to gift giving ideas.

DIY Movie Lovers Gift Basket for Under $10

These gift baskets are easy to put together, and with a little planning ahead, are really inexpensive. For example, I recently picked up a big popcorn bowl at Walmart in their summer clearance for $1. A set of four matching smaller bowls was also just $1. And you could always hit up one of the dollar stores, too. Continue reading »