Monday, December 28, 2009


Doing something fun, creative and with food was the name of the game yesterday. I have so many recipes that I've never gotten to try we decided to start with this one. Just so you understand this recipe is from Canadian Livings Holiday Recipe magazine from 1997.
Aside from being adorable it also is tasty to make. There were a lot of licked fingers. (Thank goodness they weren't made as gifts but as a snack.)
I posted the recipe picture because the kids kept eating parts of theirs as they worked.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the Best Holiday Season and the Happiest New Year.

May you be blessed with health, wealth, and happiness. May all of your dearest wishes be fulfilled.

I'd also like to thank you all for making my life more interesting. I've certainly enjoyed the experience.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


This is the last contest of the year. It seems that my contests are too easy. People are just getting the answers just like that. I'm amazed. Anyway, I figured that I have to come up with something challenging. Then I got the idea of sudoku. Here's the challenge. Finish the puzzle first and the prize is yours. (I hope this contest lasts longer than 2 hours.)
With this large a challenge I am offering a large prize. You get to choose one of these three bags.
Good luck.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


With this give away you stand to choose the gift. You can pick one of the three items pictured. They are great for kids. They are called pajama bags. These are a special place where kids put their very personal belongings (that they usually hide under their pillows) with their p.j.s They look like pillows on kids' beds and are fun for them to use and great for you when they are neat.
(They all have openings on the under side.)

To win this contest you have to answer 4 out of 5 of these questions. Well, here goes.
1. What sense is most linked to memory?
2. Before Mount Everest was discovered what was the highest mountain on earth?
3.What is Kumihimo?
4.What two reindeers are mentioned in the song "Here Comes Santa Claus"?
5.When she insured her legs for $1,250,000. in 1937 this movie star became known as the "girl with the million dollar legs". Who was she?

Friday, December 11, 2009

I am very sorry to report a delay with the contest. I have been detained by a family situation. The contest will be posted on Saturday evening. It will be quite a bit of fun so please check back. Have a great weekend.


I have met (virtually) two amazing artists. They are very different in style yet are connected through their message. They want to convey to you and to others the spirituality of ourselves. For many spirituality is being connected to God. For many spirituality is being a person connected to those around them, to the universe, and being loving to others and to oneself.

We sometimes get lost and need a reminder. These two artists have lovely pieces that will not only remind you but are lovely to wear. They have come to design these pieces through difficult situations that put life in a clearer focus.

They are Shlomo from RUSpiritual

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I am changing the format of in January. I am therefore going to put a lot of items on 50% sale.

Starting today, and every day, until December 17th new items will be put on sale. I am sure there are still gifts that you'd love to get at bargain price. Well, come and check it.

By the way, I have been including with each purchase a free leather key chain for the whole month of December. It is pictured above and has a value of $5.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


If you can guess the answer to these two questions you will be the proud owner of this chic eye glasses case.

Here are the two questions.
1. What family member has a crochet piece named after them?
2. What is the newest style Barbie doll?
Good luck!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


It is a wonderful feeling to receive a gift that is definitely meant just for you. Gift giving is the best time to get personal. Now is the best time to get that special item that will hit the spot.

In the group Unique Women In Business there are a few great shops that have items that you will love. I am sure you will find that special item for that special person in this group.

Terrabellaaccents at has a beautiful unique wood tile keepsake and strorage box. She can monogram with 3 initals.

Cobweb Corner at has unique glass initial pendants. You indicate the inital you need and it will be on the way.

Wabibrookstudio at can create the most beautiful protrait of anyones dear pet.

Creations by Nora Marie at has a beautiful quilted checkbook cover that she will monogram

Gold Crest Bags at has leather personalized passport holders and card cases.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Dolls come in many shapes and styles. There are dolls for anyones taste. There are even dolls that boys covet - the monster doll is one. Well, I do know one or two girls that would love one of those.

This guide is very eclectic. I am sure you will find a doll for that special someone to treasure.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Everyone is making lists. They are trying to figure out what to get. How much should be spent? Where can one find original well made gifts?

These questions are asked about everyone of any age. Here are some great suggestions for gifts for kids from UWIB (Unique Women In Business).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I have a crazy way of shopping for toys for little boys. I very frequently end up purchasing toys made out of wood. Wooden toys are more substantial, and have the possibility of being passed on from generation to generation. We have a set of wooden toys that are about 60 years old. They've been well used, look terrific and are treasured.

When I started to think about featuring a gift guide for boys, I was so attracted to the wooden toys(again). There is such a nice selection on etsy, made by very skilled craftsmen (one is a lady).
Check out the toys that are being featured. When you visit the different shops be sure to browse through each shop. There are many treasures to find.

Prices range from $3.50 till $60. You will have a hard time resisting these toys.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


When we buy gifts, we always want to please the recipient. Sometimes, we even put aside the issue of price.

For those special purchases (and for treating ourselves) I thought this guide would be useful. It features well made, original, chic, clothing that has that special designers touch. I'm sure you will find that special something in this collection.