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Travel Hacks for Packing Your Jewelry

Until recently, I've never been accused of traveling light. Quite the opposite actually. In my younger days I'd check 2 suitcases for a single weekend in Vegas with my girlfriends. But, my husband will tell you I've improved a lot over the past 5 years. In fact, when we left for a 5 night trip [...]

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Hot Valentine's Gifts for Your Flame

It's so easy for guys to shop for Valentine's Day, isn't it? Roses, candy and jewelry are staples of this romantic holiday. But one thing I've always struggled with is what to get him. I still cringe when I think back to my first serious boyfriend and our first V-day celebration. He got me a [...]

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Football Gifts for the Host of the Big Game

No one wants to show up empty-handed when they head to the party on Sunday to watch the Big Game. But over the holidays I noticed something at several parties. There was way too much food. And way too much alcohol. So much uneaten food had to be thrown out. So while bringing a dish, a [...]

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Use Clip Magnets to Hang Heavy Items

When I added a kitchen command center to my kitchen I wanted some magnetic clips to hold up things like calendars, coupons, cards, pictures and things like wedding invites and save the dates. But the only magnetic clips I could find were just too weak to hold more than a single sheet of paper.That's why [...]

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Clever Engraved Gifts Make Occasions Extra Special

As Christmas gets closer and closer we've been engraving for hours on end. Keepsake Christmas ornaments, mini pillboxes, bookmarks - we just love it!There's just something extra special about a gift that's engraved. Engraving makes a gift feel extra irreplaceable. We just love reading all the thoughtful & clever things our customers engrave on their personalized gifts.Here [...]

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7 Rules for Celebrating a December Birthday

I recently came upon a post that summed up perfectly the plight of The Unfortunate People Who Have a December Birthday. Things like how difficult it is to celebrate because everyone is busy or traveling for Christmas. How everyone is too broke to buy you a gift. How you constantly get told "It must suck to have [...]

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7 Essential Tips That Will Make Holiday Travel Go Smoother

Living in California & having relatives back in the Midwest, I've traveled for either Thanksgiving or Christmas for over 30 years. There's nothing I dread more than flying during the peak of holiday travel. Delayed & overbooked flights along with recirculated airplane air that inevitably leads to my annual Christmas cold...who signed me up for [...]

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Non-traditional Anniversary Gift Ideas

My husband and I have a fun tradition we started on our first anniversary. We keep a journal where we document what happened over the past year - like if one of us got a new job or took up a new hobby - as well as where we live, what cars we drive, where [...]

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Night Lights for End of Daylight Savings Time

It's been harder and harder to wake up in the mornings since it's not as light out when the alarm goes off. I've also noticed it feels like bedtime a lot early than usual since it's been getting dark earlier. And this upcoming weekend it's gonna get worse.One thing I love about this time of [...]

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Back to the Future Predicts 2015 World Series?

Earlier this year my husband and I decided to watch an old movie we hadn't seen in awhile - Back to the Future. It's always fun to re-watch movies you loved as a kid. 80's movies are especially great because of the wild clothing and hair styles. We really got a kick out of the [...]

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