Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Women who have Everything

Inexpensive Christmas Gift forWomen who

Inexpensive Christmas Gift forWomen who have EverythingShower Queen sequined caps are unique, inexpensive Christmas gifts for women who have everything.  Their hair will stay dry and they’ll look like movie stars during a quick shower.

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Unique Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Adult Stocking Stuffer IdeasHere are some ideas for inexpensive, useful and unique adult stocking stuffers:

  • Post-it pads
  • Mini-bottles of liquor
  • Pill box
  • Christmas ornament
  • USB wall charger

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Fun Christmas Gifts and Activities

un Christmas Gifts and ActivitiesOpening Christmas gifts is inherently a fun activity.

But my sister and I learned how to make Christmas extra-fun from the master. Every year when we were growing up, my normally practical mom bought a Christmas gift for someone (usually my dad) that was not functional — and slightly wacky — and it entertained us all.

Those gifts ranged from a tin of chocolate-covered ants to a remote-controlled car.

Trying to follow her lead as adults, we came up with the following fun Christmas gifts and activities that added a little extra pizzazz to the holiday. Continue reading

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Favorite Blog Posts #1

My Favorite Blog Posts #1Reading other people’s blogs is one of my favorite pastimes. (So many blogs, so little time…)

Here are some posts I really enjoyed. Check ‘em out!

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Traveling Solo: Why I Love Princess Cruise Lines

Traveling Solo: Why I Love Princess Cruise LinesI’ve gone on about 15 week-long cruises to date — and absolutely love them. There’s no more carefree way to travel.

In fact, I just returned from a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean on the new Regal Princess a few hours ago!

Went on a number of cruises with my parents, my sister and my son; a former boyfriend; and with several girlfriends — and they were great.

But lately I’ve enjoyed traveling solo — having a relaxing week reading books, sleeping late, going on shore excursions and doing whatever I want. Continue reading

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Singing Christmas Trees: Sappy but Mesmerizing

Singing Christmas TreesHave you ever seen a Singing Christmas Tree performance by a local church or choral group?

I’m from a small town up north (where there was no such thing) and saw invitations to these events for years after we moved to the Charleston, South Carolina, area. Just couldn’t imagine what they were. How could trees sing? Continue reading

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The Joy of Blinging Out with Christmas Jewelry

The Joy of Blinging Out with Christmas JewelryJust can’t resist buying cute Christmas jewelry to wear every year.

Normally a conservative dresser, I break out the bling December 1. Continue reading

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How to Host a Fun Girlfriends Wreath Making Party

How to Host a Fun Girlfriends Wreathmaking party Nearly every year for the last 15 or so, I’ve held a wreath making party for my girlfriends. Some years, I have two parties with two different groups of women because they’re so much fun. Everyone always seem to enjoy them, too.

Making a pine Christmas wreath is super simple (see my recent blog post for directions), takes only 45 minutes and it’s something that even the craft-challenged can do after a few instructions. Continue reading

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Super Simple: How to Make a Pine Christmas Wreath in 45 Minutes

Super Simple How to Make a Pine Christmas WreathIf you’d asked me years ago, I would’ve told you making a pine Christmas wreath must be really hard, and I could never do that.

But then I bought a Martha Stewart wreath-making book, read how to do it and everything changed. (See the blog post later this week about my annual wreath-making parties.) Continue reading

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Record Child’s Holiday Experiences in a Christmas Memories Book

How to Document Your Child's Holiday Experiences in a Christmas Memories BookChristmas is for children — and it’s a time when memories are made that are treasured for a lifetime.

And there’s an easy way to document your child’s holiday experiences with gifts, grandparents, good food and more. Continue reading

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