2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Welcome to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! Ideas! Tips! Reviews! Wine! (Seriously.) Giveaways! If it’ll help you find ideas, make your shopping easier, or stretch your budget, it’s in here, and I’ll be adding NEW items until December 1! Whether you are in charge of gifts for a gluttonous, consumer driven gift exchange or working ahead on birthday gifts or just looking for some special hostess gifts, you can find something here. I wish you a merry wrap up (see what I did there?) to 2014, and a joyful beginning for 2015. Mobile Friendly Version

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Personalized DIY Craft Kit Gifts

Personalized DIY Craft Kit Gifts

I love giving kids creative gifts. I even more love giving them open ended creative gifts. A kit that makes a particular item if you follow the instructions is great for introducing new skills or for skill building- but sometimes what they really need is encouragement to take materials and use them in a completely

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You're the greatest, Charlie Brown!

You’re the greatest, Charlie Brown!

My eldest can be Bored IDon’tWanna McBordeypants Ruler of the BoredLandians, and if you say, “Let’s read a book,” he comes around instantly, and Little Brother follows right behind him. (I don’t want to say they take after their mother, but… they take after their mother.) He does have standards, of course- if he doesn’t like the way a book is written or the way the story is going, he won’t hesitate to inform you that there will be No More Reading Of The Hobbit Ever because he just can’t want to be part of this family when we read the Hobbit. (But if there’s a Lego version of it, though, that would be fine… I have no words.)

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Give your kids the universe... in a box!

Give your kids the universe… in a box!

I want my kids to understand that the universe is vast and filled with endless possibilities- but I want to give them that information in installments they can absorb. Compared to interstellar travel, the monthly subscription cost is a bargain, and inside adventure awaits.

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Picture Perfect Holiday: Photo Gifts from Collage.com

Picture Perfect Holiday: Photo Gifts from Collage.com

Have you ever had a picture SO special you wanted to put it everywhere? Yeah, me too. So when Collage.com asked me if they could send over a sample of their photo wrapping paper for a review, I knew exactly what I’d put on it. Who WOULDN’T want to receive a gift with the smiling

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Sweets to the sweet: Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates Review

Sweets to the sweet: Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates Review

Mrs. Cavanaugh’s chocolates sent me some of their most popular products at no cost to me so that I would review them. Which means they are my new favorite people, becasue anyone who sends me chocolate with strict instructions to eat it is my favorite. (WHAT? How else was I going to review them? I

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