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Giving Green, Giving Good this Holiday Season

Giving Green, Giving Good this Holiday Season

Yes. Handmade is great. I love handmade gifts. But sometimes there are just people in your life that don’t get the idea of handmade gifts or the suggestion to give to a charity instead. Those who might be offended that you…

{Greener} Gift Giving for the Holidays

{Greener} Gift Giving for the Holidays

  Instead of shopping on Black Friday, support Small Business Saturday. Sure, shopping Black Friday might net you a deep discount on the latest “must have” gadget at the big box stores. I guarantee, heading out on Black Friday will…

Last Minute Handmade Gift Ideas

One more week! One more week til Christmas! And you still don’t know what you’re going to take to your office mates or Great Aunt Sally. Not to worry. You can pull most of these gifts together in under an…

How to Make a Bow

How to Make a Bow

Everybody has one obscure skill, don’t they? Mine is the art of making a bow. Not the bend at the waist, thank-you-very-much kind of bow, but rather the twisting and tying of ribbon into a lovely package decoration kind of…

Tangerine Syrup

Tangerine Syrup

December means citrus around here – lots and lots of citrus. Two of my neighbors have trees that they can’t keep up with, so we’re eating tangerines and oranges hand over fist. When I ran across a recipe for tangerine…

Best Fudge Evah!

Best Fudge Evah!

I have the best recipe in the world for fudge. Seriously. You know those fudge booths at the fair where they charge one million dollars for a half pound? Hubby insists on breaking our bank every time he has the…

A More Sustainable Mother’s Day

How about a dozen red roses to celebrate your mom for Mother’s Day? Or not. Instead of giving mom a bouquet of roses that have likely been trucked in from a distance and grown with chemical pesticides and fertilizers, seek…