Holidays & Important Events


17 Gift Ideas That Will Make Your Boyfriend’s Parents Adore You

Finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend’s parents depends on three things: their lifestyle, your relationship with them, and the length of time you’ve been dating him. These 17 gifts and ideas for your boyfriend’s mom and dad cover all three factors; they range from personal to practical, luxurious to functional. The Juliet Glass Teapot Set by Tea Beyond is a lovely gift for […]

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7 Secrets for Surviving a Lonely Christmas 

You may feel alone, but my tips on how to cope with the “holiday blues” will comfort and cheer you! Here’s how to survive a lonely Christmas, with inspiration from one of my favorite Christmas quotes: “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for — I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you […]


13 Classic Storybook Character Costumes for Halloween

Ok, I admit that there are many more than 13 classic book and literary Halloween costume ideas on this list, but who could pass up the use of Number 13 for an October 31 blog post about Halloween costumes? 🙂 Kicking off this list is Evil Winged Monkey from the Wizard of Oz. In the original Wizard of Oz novels, the winged […]


15 Beautiful Halloween Costumes for Plus Size Women

You don’t have to be skinny to be beautiful! These plus size Halloween costume ideas and shopping tips will help you find the right outfit for October 31. You’ll look awesome and feel comfortable in your Halloween costume. The Deluxe Designer Collection Anne Boleyn Costume Dress and Headband is a gorgeous gown from the Henry the VIII period. It’s a velvet finish dress and […]


40th Birthday Gift Ideas That Will Surprise and Delight Her

Whether she’s glad or sad to be turning forty, you’ll make this a celebration to remember with these delightfully surprising 40th birthday gifts for women! The Anuschka Hand Painted Leather Handbag is first on my list of 40th birthday gifts for one reason: it will make your “birthday girl” feel cheerful, artistic, pretty, and loved. Even though it’s hand painted, it will last forever, […]

40th Birthday Gifts for Women

Sympathy Gifts for the Loss of a Mother

Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts for the Loss of a Mother

This collection of lovely, thoughtful sympathy gift ideas to honor the loss of a mother will help you express your support and compassion to a friend, coworker, or loved one. The Willow Tree Forget Me Not is a lovely sympathy gift for a coworker or friend – all the Willow Tree figurines are so beautiful. They speak in quiet ways to heal, […]