December 21, 2019

Merry Christmas, dear readers!  I hope you all get some quiet time this season to rest, reflect and enjoy.  For me, that rest and reflection time begins when school ends.  Santa Claus came to my preschool first thing in the morning this year.  And so did all the mommies.  And when they left 45 minutes later, and my wee preschoolers realized that they still had a whole day at school and were not leaving with said mo...

February 21, 2018

Yes, it's a little late.  What do you think of Valentine's Day?  Did you pay homage to Saint Valentine, a 3rd century priest who was martyred for marrying Christian couples and other helpfulness during the reign of Claudius?  Naturally; what else does one do while sipping champagne and nibbling strawberries?

I work in a preschool, so Valentine's Day is a big deal - exchanging cards, the party, singing...

November 30, 2017

Bustle:  Vim and I received our birthday presents from each other this past week, and we both sent each other necklaces!  How's that for maintaining the same wave length o'er the miles that separate us?

Should I mention that we are both September birthdays?  Yes, we're running a little late this year.  I blame Harvey.  Vim was planning to come to Houston, and we were going to celebrate our birthdays togeth...

Well, here we are!  It's our first sponsored post.  Please enjoy this Mother's Day Gift Guide we put together for the Liquidation Channel.

Every Mother’s Day, I find myself looking for new and meaningful ways to tell my Mom just how much she means to me.  Flowers and candy are always nice, but they can get old after a while; I always want to find something really outstanding that she’ll remember year after year...

March 27, 2016

I realize as I’m writing this that I am still delinquent in delivering Bustle’s now EXTREMELY late birthday present, so I’m hoping her ever generous, good grace will extend to me once more, as she reads this post.

Last weekend hailed the yearly spring spectacular that is my sister’s birthday!  Actually, my sister has been pretty low-key about her birthdays for years now, but I can never forget the elaborate themed b...

June 22, 2015

Jewelry seems to be the most popular gift item for me.  I'm not complaining; I'm just noticing that friends and family seem to celebrate my existence, my motherhood and the birth of Jesus with earrings and bracelets.  I've known Vim since we were 12, and I can count on one hand the number of gifts she has given me that have NOT been a jewelery piece.  In fact, when we were in high school our thing was big, dramatic...

June 9, 2015

A co-worker of mine just left for greener pastures, and I wanted to get her a little goodbye gift.  I put together this arrangement of colorful office supplies in eye-catching graphics to brighten up her new desk. 

I found everything at Michaels.  I think I’m going to have to confess something, dear reader.  I never thought I was one of those crafty-type ladies who hangs out at Michaels, but it would appear fro...

May 5, 2015

Stumped for ideas to wow Mom this Mother's Day?  Don't worry, Bustle and Vim have got your back!  

Presentation:  it's not everything, but....

If you're looking to make an impression, presentation counts.  And one easy way to take it to the next level is a beautifully assembled gift basket.  Way better than a gift bag!  Bustle blanched when I suggested this, but I promise you won't need etsy-level crafting...

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