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Handmade gift ideas for tweens and teens

Those of you who have been following along with the 12 Weeks to a Peaceful Christmas series probably began your Christmas shopping weeks ago. For others, these final days of November (especially Black Friday here in the United States) are when the inertia and adrenaline of the holiday shopping season kick into high-gear. As I (read more…)

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Simple, homemade deodorant: an effective, safe alternative

The following is a guest post from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship. I haven’t worn deodorant since last Christmas. I hope that wasn’t too personal for you. The best part is that I don’t stink, so there wouldn’t be anything to smell even if you visited my house (and that would really trip my husband out, (read more…)

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Lisa Leonard giveaway winners

Thanks for all your participation in the Lisa Leonard giveaway! I wish I could draw all 700+ names, but I can’t. So, here are the three winners: • Lindsey, who said, “I just discovered her designs the other night!  I love her jewelry, I have to say my favorite is the family tree necklace.  Um….I could (read more…)

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5 weeks till Christmas: address and order your holiday cards

About six weeks ago, we talked about gathering your mailing addresses and exploring holiday card ideas. So because those things are already done, this week’s task is a simple one — address those envelopes. If you can whip out the envelopes in one sitting — preferably with a mug of cocoa and while watching a (read more…)

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A holiday giveaway: Lisa Leonard!

This giveaway is now closed. I‘ve got a special treat for you today. In light of the holiday season, we’ve got a giveaway from my favorite jewelry maker, Lisa Leonard! I’m a longtime fan of Lisa’s, and I’ve written about her several times before. Any time I wear any of her necklaces, I get comments. (read more…)

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