Oct 022014

20+ DIY gifts for geeks of all kinds Joy Makin MamasMy kids are leaning firmly toward the geeky side of life. My little guy wants to know if the TARDIS will be there when he goes to the doctor for an appointment. My eldest has caused approving strangers to stop us on the street to ask if he was really singing the theme from Star Wars under his breath. (Yes. What else would it be?) Considering their upbringing, I expect they will enjoy many happy years of participating in fandom.

Once they are done watching the adventures of Luke, Leia, the Doctor, and Amy Pond, they enjoy hours of themed pretend play. Considering the number of times my little guy has pilfered “my” paper TARDIS, and the amount of family fun that paper character dolls have brought us, I have here compiled a list of DIY, no-tech gifts and activities that will delight the geekiest of geeklings.

Whether you want a last minute item to round out a stocking, or something for the quiet bag for a family car trip, one of these is sure to fill the bill. Continue reading »

Sep 232014
Debt Free Holiday: Photo Gifts

Photo gifts are the epitome of creative, personalized giving. One of my favorite, budget friendly gift ideas came from my friend, JMM Mary S when I asked for ideas for my mom for Mothers’ Day, several years ago. She suggested I purchase my mother an 8×8 photo scrapbook, and create additional pages in installments. I

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Sep 222014
#BigAppleCircus is a tent full of wild, crazy, and amazing... so, basically, it's a circus. An awesome circus!

Inside the Big Apple Circus tent you’ll find a lot of things- a box of ferrets, a dancing camel, horse riding goats, and trained shelter dogs among them- but the single thing you’ll find most abundant is delight. The show is performed in a smaller than average tent, so you are never terribly far from the action. In fact, at times, the show actually comes out into the audience and you may find yourself becoming part of the show.

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