The Comfort of Knowing Your Neighbors

The doorbell doesn’t ring often at our house. “Dropping in” doesn’t happen much anymore, so it’s a nice surprise when it does. It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m in the kitchen with the fridge open, mentally sorting out leftovers for dinner. Ding… Dong…...

Books Simplify Gift Giving

     Giving a soft pair of pajamas is the ultimate gift in my mind, but I’m partial. I want everyone to feel as comfy cozy as me when they’re just hanging around the house. Think about it, though. A book doesn’t get threadbare or pilly in the dryer, you...

Relieving Holiday Pressure

      On the heals of last week’s post on re-evaluating holiday traditions, I encourage you to stop and think before shifting into your holiday auto-pilot. The economy this year guarantees that we all enter the season more stressed than ever, and...

Small Gifts Pay Off Big – 12/10

Every year I rack my brain for the “perfect” gift for everyone in my family: What do they really really want? What do they need? What will make them happy? This year, for the first time, I realized that this mental attitude is what stresses me out most. I mere...

My Little Book is a Great Gift – 10/10

I know it’s only Oct., but Dec. seems to come, in my own mind, about two weeks after school starts in Sept. I can’t explain why this time of year whizzes by so fast. With this in mind — at least in my own — I wanted to add some comfort to your life by...