Halloween is less than a week away, which means they’ve probably already assembled their costume, making it the best one to date. From wigs, to props, to makeup, and who knows what else, their costume is ready to make its official appearance at a wicked Halloween party or maybe even a costume contest; however, they’re […]

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You know the drill. As soon as September winds down, the holiday countdown begins. Before you have time to say “autumnal equinox”, stores stock their shelves with Halloween costumes, cornucopias, and Christmas lights side by side in a strange, frenzied mash-up. And, being the loyal customers we are, we follow suit and snatch up candy […]

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All right, I’ve written about engagement gifts in the past, but now that we’re inching closer and closer to the big day, there’s one more thing we need to celebrate before they say their “I do’s”: the bachelorette party! An important right of passage, bachelorette parties have certainly become a bigger deal over the years. […]

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According to recent reports, by this time next year, there could be a significant shortage of bacon. Yes, as hard as it is to believe, this crisis is a very real issue. Between droughts causing an increase in the cost of grain, which then causes higher prices for animal feed, and a cut back on […]

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Gifts with Swag

It’s not what you think. Or maybe it is, because when you give your mom, wife, neighbor, or hostess one of these, that’s exactly what you earn. So what exactly is a swag? Urban dictionary and internet memes aside, it’s literally an ornamental arrangement, usually hung on a wall but displayed any which way. The […]

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Whether you vote Republican or Democrat, live on the west coast or east, one thing holds true: we Americans love our Olympics. It’s a time when gluttonous TV-watching marathons are justified and the one time you care about synchronized swimming. In the spirit of the games, gather friends and family together to root for Team […]

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  Speak from the heart. Personalized gifts give you the opportunity to share a special sentiment with the recipient. If love is on your mind, you can surprise your sweetheart with a heartfelt message or decorate an item with your pet names. Show gratitude to your mom for her support and devotion through the years […]

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Gift-giving is often one and done, but every once in a while there’s a special someone or occasion that merits more. Enter gift of the month clubs (GOMC’s). Now, these are not your grandma’s GOMCs; they’ve come a long way from fruit baskets. Sure, there’s the standard food and fare, but you’ll also find unique […]

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We are just getting into the swing of summer, so the last thing on our minds should be the holiday season. Or should it? It seems like once we hit the 4th of July, time starts barreling down the tracks and, before we know it, there are carolers singing, the scent of cinnamon and pumpkin […]

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Let’s face it: no one is immune. Facebook, Evite, and digital registries can give us all the reminders they want, but even the best of us fall victim to forgetfulness. Not to worry; there are ways to redeem oneself and get back into the offended party’s good graces. Of course, the seriousness of the transgression […]

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