Great source for handmade gift how-tos

Great source for handmade gift how-tos

As I mentioned in our Minted giveaway post, I’m not a huge fan of the holidays–mostly because it’s so hard for so many of us to resist all the messages to buy too much and do too much. However, I’m not a total Scrooge. I love giving and receiving gifts from the heart that haven’t(…)

Because sometimes I’m slow on the uptake…

Because sometimes I’m slow on the uptake…

…it didn’t occur to me that our little deal with Minted could be a giveaway, in which we’d share our good fortune. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? See our last post.) But when the nice guy at Minted sent me a code for store credit, and it was way more than I’d need for(…)

Getting a head start on the holidays

Getting a head start on the holidays

There are two things I thought we’d never do here: 1. Write a sponsored post. 2. Write a Christmas/winter holiday post before Thanksgiving. I’ve gotten on my soapbox before about my dislike of holiday craziness (for example, in an early-blog post here), and one of my pet peeves is the way in which Christmas has almost(…)

Our weekend kitchen make-over

Our weekend kitchen make-over

Erin (at the nifty travel blog A Week or a Weekend) thought it was mean to leave all of you hanging on Friday, wondering if we did or didn’t get the kitchen painted. So I’ll cut to the chase: We did!–despite the potential game-enders of a really nasty cold and gorgeous fall weather. Here’s a(…)