Support Local Farmers! That's the same sign I saw at least half a dozen times in every town I went through during a drive out to the country the other day. Signs for Farmer's Markets and Village Malls and all these rustic, hand-painted calls to action. I stop as often as I can at these things, as well as one-off businesses and shops that offer everything from homemade pies and truffles to handmade soaps and lotions. … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Need to Buy Local, Buy Handmade
Okay, so here's the rub. The boyfriend and I are enormous coffee drinkers in this house. I mean, all day, into the night. We've been through two coffee makers and an espresso/cap maker in the last 10 months together. When I told him that I was getting a Tassimo T20 Brewbot for us to try out, he immediately began Googling and researching out of sheer excitement. I'm so totally obsessed in love with this thing, … [Read more...] about Dear Santa, I’d Love Some Tassimo T-Discs for Christmas This Year…
I'm having a really emotional morning, and lucky for me (and you) it's mostly happy emotions. I'm thinking about Thanksgiving, I'm thinking about all I have in my life to be grateful for, and I'm also thinking about people who maybe don't have so much in life to be thankful about right now. I try to practice gratitude daily. I try to take a moment every day to think about the good things in my life, no matter how … [Read more...] about Thankfulness 2010
I have a dear friend of mine who up until this year has been addicted to Black Friday shopping. I'm talking pouring over circulars, planning out her day to get to the right store at the right time, accounting for traffic, you name it. I'm not saying it can't be fun, if you've got a bit of a plan and decide you want to just get out in the madness of it all for some laughs and the chance of snagging a great deal. … [Read more...] about Black Friday or Cyber Monday – How Do You Shop?