When Not Just Any Old Stocking Will Do

When Not Just Any Old Stocking Will Do

Considering I grew up with a gorgeous handmade felt stocking given to me by my godmother, it’s not in me to settle for some $18.99 mass-produced one for my own kids. And so I’ve searched high and low to find the perfect Christmas stockings this year....
Christmas Tea

Christmas Tea

Every time I click over to Tiny Prints for a little virtual window shopping for Holiday Cards, I’ve found myself drawn to the same kinds of designs–they’ve got a slight Asian flair, and incorporate more unusual motifs than holly, like birds and...
Meta Ornament

Meta Ornament

I have this thing about choosing holiday cards – if there’s any chance that mine ends up shoved to the back of the mantle behind the 8 million other cards, I’d just as well not send one.   The Ornament card from Sprinkles Invitations is a very clever...
You Say Draidel, I Say Dreidel…

You Say Draidel, I Say Dreidel…

Calling all Hanukkah revelers: You have 3 weeks–that’s 21 days–left until the first night of the Festival of Lights. Man, we got a little ripped off with the limited shopping time this year, didn’t we. If you’ve been looking for some...
Christmas Cards For a Song

Christmas Cards For a Song

We’re always on the lookout for something a little special and different in the way of holiday cards. I mean, anyone can hit the local Hallmark for a box set–if you don’t mind your generic card blending in with all the other generic cards on your...
A bag to bring those Kit Kats home to mommy

A bag to bring those Kit Kats home to mommy

I really ought to be too ashamed to admit this transgression, but for the past five years, my daughter has collected trick-or-treat candy in a plastic shopping bag. I mean, um…we’ve been environmentally conscious and reused existing materials. This year,...
It’s Just a Fantasy (Whoa Oh Oh Oh)

It’s Just a Fantasy (Whoa Oh Oh Oh)

Halloween is going to be here before you know it wouldn’t you know, I still don’t have costumes figured out yet. If you’re looking for a little PVC-free inspiration, one of our favorite shops, Quiet Hours Toys, has a dandy little dress-up department....

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