Tag Archives: Gifts

Traditions for Kids – The Birthday String

August 19, 2015

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This is a top 3 post from my Pinterest account and since it’s been a couple of years since it’s been on the blog, I thought I’d share it again.  If you haven’t started this tradition, it’s definitely time to get going!! ********************************************* Ten years ago my friend Bobbi shared the “The Birthday String” logistics, […]

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The Results of Giving Back-Part 2

January 21, 2015

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I’m happy to introduce you to my favorite guest blogger, my daughter Ellie, who has something very important to tell you! Hey Guys! You probably knew that for the past three years, I have been making campaigns to bring clean water to people across the globe. I have been doing this for my birthday, and […]

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Crayon Painting

April 11, 2014

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I wish that I could credit where I first saw this fun activity  (Pinterest, maybe?).  This craft has all of the elements I love in a family activity: crayons, glue gun, risk of second-degree burn, and an output of a killer art project.  The end result lived up to my expectations, but the process was […]

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Finding the Best & Worst In Humanity with Justin Timberlake

March 6, 2014

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“There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.” Justin Timberlake I was in New York recently (with a loitering Dan Rather) and I learned people in general, and New Yorkers in particular, are just as bad and as wonderful as you might imagine. My story starts at dinner with some of my former A&E colleagues. […]

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Looking Out For Others

January 17, 2014

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The longer we live, the more we find we are like other persons. Oliver Wendell Holmes When the weather turns cold, my heart turns to the homeless among us.  If you are sleeping and eating indoors, you are rich and surely you have something to share. Don’t believe me; you might check out this book […]

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You Can Save A Life

March 22, 2013

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“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington It’s true. You have the power to save lives! Do you know that half of the hospital beds in the world are occupied by patients who don’t have access to clean drinking water and are suffering from diseases as […]

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Practicing Charity

January 30, 2013

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“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou In this world of viral, flash-in-the-pan stories,  one in 2011 stood above the rest and has, for our family, been a defining moment in our home. The story starts with a 9-year-old, Rachel Beckwith, who felt a burden for the billion people who […]

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10 Favorite Kitchen Tools Over $15

December 16, 2012

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Last week I listed my favorite, inexpensive cooking tools that would make perfect stocking stuffers.  However, if you’re looking for something more substantial for the cook in your life, I decided to put together my favorite bigger ticket items.  None of these gadgets are particularly innovative, but they all do the heavy lifting in the […]

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Last minute gift…

December 23, 2011

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For those of you with a technical bent who may be looking for a last minute gift for someone, might I suggest a homemade project?  I love this…   Video Game in a Box from Teague Labs on Vimeo.

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White Elephant Gifts for Kids

December 22, 2011

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I know adults who struggle to keep a good attitude with a White Elephant gift exchange.  You know the game, right?  The rules vary according to the hosts, but it involves drawing numbers, selecting an unmarked gift, opening a gift, and, for people with higher numbers,  some form of gift swap/stealing if they don’t like […]

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