Gather your foliage into small bundles, starting with the larger pieces on the bottom and layering the smaller ones on top. Pinch the stems together and secure the bundle with floral wire. To assemble the bags, wrap the jute twine around the opening of the bag.
In response to this time of heavy consumerism, nonprofits proposed Giving Tuesday, which asks people to consider giving to organizations that are addressing critical social issues.
I have a confession to make. There are some things I am not good at...friends will be amazed to hear me say it, but it's true.
My mother used to say to me, "When someone asks you how you are, don't say 'good,' say 'great.'" She taught me that almost 50 years ago and I still do it today.
Whatever your strategy, by making sure you buy a gift from their list rather than yours should be enough to ensure that it doesn't end up on whydidyoubuymethat.com, in the trash, or, worst of all, as your gift from them next holiday season.
Save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping this year, by DIYing the perfect gifts for every family member and friend! After taking a look at what gifts everyone's wishing for this year, we rounded up some of our favorite holiday gift DIY's. Save your cash, and spend some time crafting for the holidays!
Have you got somebody in your life that enjoys cocktail culture? We thought so.
Fear not my friends, this year there is a wide, wide range of fun, functional and downright tasty gifts for the foodie in your life.
Whether you're looking to spice up your holiday White Elephant party or give something to everyone in your Little Black Book, these gifts are cheap in all the right ways.
Finding a great book for someone else can be quite the challenge during the holidays. Here are some suggestions to help you on your merry way!
For me, as a child in the mission, Christmas meant feeling guilty because Mom did so much and we mere mortals did so little. My childhood Yuletide question was: "Mom, who's going to be in our house for Christmas?" The answer never varied: "The guests God brought to us this year, my dear."
I didn't shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, but I feel like I did. I am exhausted from the overbearing onslaught of emails and posts and ads announcing the big sales. It's made me feel slightly curmudgeonly, and I am not happy about it.
Can you believe The Colbert Report is almost over? If someone you know will be going through major Colbert withdrawal soon, put some truthiness under the tree with these Colbert-related stocking stuffers.
So, while you won't see this listed on retailers' websites whose core focus is simply to sell you things, I propose three core reasons why using your holiday shopping as an opportunity to invest in your loved ones' experiential equity will make this year, for you and the people you love, a magical one.
If you are on a budget, many non-toy gifts are very low-cost or even free and others may include events you may already be planning. If you are concerned about your child not having anything to open if give gifts that are not toys, don't despair. It's perfectly fine to wrap notes, tickets, or small trinkets that relate to the gift.
Opening stockings is synonymous with Christmas morning. But, sometimes its contents leave you wondering why we even bother with those silly things anymore, anyway?