Discovering the hidden (or not so hidden) ways the pandemic...

June 8, 2020
How have you been handling lockdown? For those who have lost loved ones, it is a time of deep grief.  Many people are anxious over being forced to stay at home....

Holiday gift guide

November 8, 2014
The older we get the harder it is to find unique and suitable gifts, especially for those who have everything. Well, hold on to your stocking cap, because today's...

Color, carnations and kindness

April 13, 2014
Carnations are such happy flowers and this color combination is bright and cheery. These inexpensive little bouquets get a bad rap. They're pretty. They're hardy. They...

“Tired of winter glitter giveaway”

March 4, 2014
I don't know about you, but I'm tired of winter. But I know what Punxutawney Phil said last month: six more weeks. So to brighten these last few weeks up, I've got a...

Last-minute Christmas gift ideas

December 13, 2013
Ok, so we know that you're not going to circle the parking lot over and over looking for a place to park and then have to fight the mobs to actually buy something.  No....

Random pleasures

September 20, 2013
One of life's great thrills is wandering around and discovering random pleasures, some guilty and some not so much. Grocery store items I wish I hadn't noticed. So one...

Captivating housewares

January 4, 2013
Over the holidays I hung out a bit in Macy's Housewares Department, one of my very favorite places, especially in San Francisco. And I saw a few things that fascinated...

Gifts that cost nothing

December 18, 2012
Here's a gift that doesn't cost a cent: a compliment. It surprises me how few times we think of saying something nice to another. Making someone feel good...

Art of Shaving – best gifts for man who has everythin

December 17, 2012
What gifts would be appropriate for men who have everything? That's a serious question. Sure, there’s a tie (does anyone wear them anymore?), a sweater or shirt, a...

Cool gift ideas that are easy on the budget.

November 28, 2012
You can have your calendar on your phone. Me? I like to actually SEE the entries and so for me, there's nothing like a stylish and fun calendar.  I have the...

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