Category Archives: gifts

Edible Fruit Bouquets: They’re Easy to Make and Fun to Eat

Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m not into cooking. However, I am fascinated with creating fun things with fruit.

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Amazon Echo: An Awesome Gift

It’s just a slim black cylinder, but — oh, the things the Amazon Echo can do! I own one and love it! The Echo is a very cool gift for anyone – from grammar schooler to nonagenarian. It’s  fun — … Continue reading

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Money-Saving Gift Idea #1 — Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic Tool — Only $2.99

Studies show that about 20 percent of the contents of health and beauty products remain in containers when users toss them — usually because they can’t get any more to come out! The Extend Your Beauty cosmetic tool is a … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows of April

Spring is finally here! Highs 1) Made a reservation for a cruise to Venice and the Greek Islands this summer with a fun friend. Can’t wait — we’ll have a blast!

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Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Women who have Everything

Shower 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. This glitzy bathing accessory is available for only $5.99 at Tuesday Morning.

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25 Adult Advent Calendar Gift Ideas

Advent calendars have been used to mark the days until Christmas for thousands of years. Today, they’ve become a fun way for kids and adults alike to count down the days in December — and they offer you a chance to … Continue reading

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Amazon Echo — the Coolest Christmas Gift of 2014

— **Update Jan. 13, 2015: I registered to be “invited” to buy the Echo in early November and, for two months, when I checked my account on Amazon, it said this: Thank you for your request. If selected, you will … Continue reading

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You Can Make Someone You Love The Best Gift Ever — at No Cost

For my birthday, my son and his wife gave me a one-of-a-kind typed book, printed on pretty paper and tied with ribbon. It was titled “Things We Love about Diane.”

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Good Year-Around Gift-Giving Advice

  When I was in my early 20s and at my first real job, I wanted to buy a Christmas gift for my boss. She was a classy, conservative older woman.

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Nicest Things People Have Ever Done for Me

Looking back over my life, I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family and great friends. A list of some of the nicest things people have ever done for me follows (not necessarily in this order): The owner of the Stride … Continue reading

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