Thoughtful Hostess Gift

  Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, Hanukkah is right around the corner, and holiday parties are circled on your calendar! ‘Tis the season! In preparation of being a good guest at all these holiday gatherings, my eye has been open for great hostess gifts. I love these beverage tags at Ballard Designs ( – 6 for […]

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Boss’s Day

October 16th is Boss’s Day. Oh, you didn’t know either? Whether you’re prepared or not, or even choose participate in such a celebration, there is some buzz around the office water coolers. Today, my friend asked for advice on a gift idea for her boss. I took a deep breath and put my thinking cap […]

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Average Joe Artisan Bread Kit

Believe it or not, I am not a professional chef. The word ‘artisan’ would not be associated with my name! I am your typical ‘average Joe’ cook and baker who enjoys working in the kitchen. But, when a friend introduced me to the Average Joe Artisan Bread Kit, I suddenly believed I could bake a […]

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98 Days Until Christmas

The weather is finally cooling off here in Northeast Indiana, and fall is in the air. Which can only mean winter will soon follow, and Christmas will be right around the corner! The ‘planner’ in me rushed to the calendar today to see how many days until Christmas…98 days…the countdown is on! I have a […]

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If you haven’t been introduced to SCOUTMOB yet, let me introduce you! SCOUTMOB is a brilliant website which showcases intriguing gifts and decor. The goods lean more to the trendy, retro, rustic, hipster styles. Handmade items are available, as well as gifts that can be personalized.  I love this website because the gifts are […]