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DIY Gift Ideas: How to save while giving
Between anniversaries, birthdays, and various holidays throughout the calendar year, the need or opportunity to give gifts is often surrounding us. Also, it seems we live in a country where gift givin...
1/31/13 at 10:04 AM
Local Treasure- Cake Occasions Bakery Moves to Central Entrance Location in Duluth
A couple of years ago, I judged a cake contest sponsored by a local magazine. I was impressed with the winners, and I am happy to report, they moved on to open a retail bakery in Duluth. They focus on...
1/10/13 at 10:12 PM The Avid Baker Challenge 2013- Panettone Muffins 1/3/13 at 8:42 AM
You know it is about here: the opening of the presents from the overzealous but well-meaning grandparents. They always tend to buy the really large toys. Or maybe you yourself are buying a gi...
12/20/12 at 3:33 PM Tis the Season for Stress 11/30/12 at 1:15 PM
What “Gifts” Mean The Most To You? 5/8/12 at 11:51 AM
Gift Ideas At Heirlooms
I have written various posts about the store Heirlooms. They accept and resell furniture and other household items and the proceeds benefit the Hospice of the Red River Valley. It is located at 3...
12/5/12 at 8:13 PM Avoid Clutter with Consumable Gifts 11/8/12 at 9:10 PM
Photo Gifts 7/20/12 at 7:21 AM
Journal in a Jar
A gift that takes minimal funds but will be giving for years to come below, Mary Hunt explains how to create a journal in a jar. Stories from your loved ones that can be captured and shared with gene...
11/13/12 at 8:18 AM
My Tower of Power
On the first day of summer for my kiddos, they had a little get together with their friends which required that they drive me to work, go have their fun, and then return to my office to pick me up. Th...
6/28/12 at 7:00 AM Surprised By Thanks 3/23/12 at 5:30 AM
Even if you don't consider yourself artistic, painting glasses can be a fun and simple project. Who doesn't want to sip their Friday evening Merlot out of a personalized wine glass? Here's how I tackl...
4/19/12 at 10:00 AM
Gifts that bring the wrong kind of tears to your eyes
Were taught at a young age to show appreciation (or at least feign interest) when given a gift. This poses a challenge when you receive wall art that you wouldnt even consider hanging above the rafte...
7/23/10 at 10:47 AM The yearly headache -- my old man's birthday 3/19/10 at 10:09 AM
Valentine's Day 2/13/08 at 4:29 AM
Fancy raspberry cookies from a friend: a sweet surprise
It was early Sunday afternoon. Since it was Mother's Day, I had been lounging all morning, sipping French press coffee as I curled up in my favorite overstuffed chair. I finally shook myself from my ...
5/11/10 at 7:01 PM
The Home in the Health and Home Show
I haven't talked a lot about the "home" portion of the Women's Expo Health and Home Show, but that doesn't mean it isn't here today. As you can see, Luxury Bath Systems of Sioux Falls broug...
3/27/10 at 7:20 AM Scarves and Purses Galore 3/27/10 at 7:00 AM
The Best Gift Giver Ever
My youngest daughter is a shopper..she obviously got this ability from someone else..perhaps from her Aunt Jan..she is a shopper. My Mother is a shopper too.. I do like to shop just not where everyone...
12/29/09 at 4:21 AM