holiday shopping tips

if you have to shop this year…. {a few of my favorite deals}


I'm interrupting my normal posting schedule to bring you this little Public Service Announcement :-) While this year I am perfectly content to stay home and make pretty things, I do realize that not everyone has the time or desire to get all crafty around the holidays.  I totally get it; in fact, I was [...]

How to Save on Food for the Holidays


Thanksgiving.  Christmas Dinner.  Holiday Parties.  Seasonal baking.  For most of us, food plays a starring roll in our holiday festivities.  We all have our favorites, that certain special dish we only eat once a year.  Without it Christmas or Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same. Oh, the pressure. And while our mouths start watering at [...]

7 Smart Holiday Shopping Tips


It's that time of year, and unless you're one of those crazy annoying, er, I mean proactive people who manage to shop a little throughout the year and have all your holiday shopping done, you are probably starting to gear up for gift-giving season (or you're trying to avoid it like the plague and procrastinating [...]