What is hygge? How do you pronounce it, and why is everyone talking about it? In Britain, it's one of the top 10 words of 2016. This Danish word for "cozy" has worked its way into our popular lexicon.
What is "Pantsuit Nation"? And how do I best support the cause? Holiday gifts any member of Pantsuit Nation will love.
Remember how much you enjoyed coloring when you were a kid? If you have fond memories of coloring, you'll be happy to know that coloring books for adults are here! Seen as a relaxing, stress reducer..
Clip on bird ornaments add a beautiful, nature inspired look to your Christmas tree. Whether you choose one variety or color or choose a mixed display of feathered elegance you will love this look.
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." Anne of Green Gables We quote the beauty of October, photograph it, write poems, enjoy and celebrate our tenth month with 10 must do's!
Dahlias are an old fashioned flower with blooms ranging from 12 inches to 6-8 feet. Equally at home in a formal garden, cottage garden or large container gardens. Dahlias are perennials that love sun!
Many poets use poetry contests as a way to craft their poems and grow as a poet. Some enter chapbook contests to get their work published and into the poetry community. How to win poetry contests...
Kitschy ceramic or porcelain head vases have been collected since 1940. Once the norm for floral arrangements they now are mostly collected for the vintage feel of times gone by. Prices from $10-$100+
Is Colorado Springs haunted? Founded in 1871 this once rich city was nicknamed Little London for all of its beauty and opulence...Gold mines close to the city brought miners and millionaires alike
Decorative garden houses accent an herb or flower garden with color, charm and in some cases flickering lights.
Many times the best gadgets aren't expensive, they are the tool you reach for again and again because they simply make your job easier. I feel that way about my favorite kitchen gadget which my husband and I lovingly...
A review of a craft book by Glitterville, Handmade Halloween. Create these fun, nostalgic Halloween crafts with easy to find items from your local hobby store.
Fun locker accessories that create a unique space for your child's locker. Look for accessories that organize, enhance and utilize every square inch of your children's storage space.
Dahlias are a beautiful flower that grows very well in Colorado from early summer to late autumn. With 20,000 varieties of dahlias, most gardeners can find a color and variety that suits their garden.
Whitney made vintage postcards were popular from the early 1900's through 1940. Collectors love the series, the images and the relative low cost of these vintage postcards.
Gaming chairs are comfy spaces to enjoy computer and/or video games. Available for all kids to large adults, they make long gaming sessions much more enjoyable. Fun and practical gifts for all ages!
Coach purses have been bought and given as gifts since the 1940's. Modern designs and colors have introduced the classic brand to a younger group of customers.
It's easy to incorporate Mediterranean foods into your diet. Hummus has become a popular dip for game day. Put together a delicious Mediterranean mezze for a quick party menu.
Some people call the lottery a poor tax because the odds of winning the lottery are so low, yet poor and middle class people buy into the idea of winning the lottery as life changing.
Vintage die cuts with the Halloween theme are popular with collectors of Halloween and paper ephemera. Diecuts can cost from a low of five dollars to a high of hundreds of dollars depending on rarity
While Christmas villages have been popular for more than 100 years, Halloween villages began in the late 1990's when Department 56 manufactured a line of fun and unique Halloween houses, trees & more
A vegetable garden gives you an abundance of produce over the summer months, as well as an enjoyable hobby in the outdoors. As summer wanes, you must think about preparing your garden plot for winter.
If you are a fan of rustic log cabin furniture, casual decor and cabin furniture then you probably will like the high country bedding that decorates many mountain dwellings. Both cozy and functional.
Classic Pinball Machines are not only fun to play they are collectible and a glimpse into the history of graphic design. Whether you're a collector or just love playing pinball take a walk with me through a local...
What is a patty melt? This diner classic has been featured on many a diner menu and generally features a thin burger patty and caramelized onions, on a grilled rye melted cheese sandwich.
Chinese paper lanterns are inexpensive, romantic decorations for any type or style of paper. Look for shapes, styles and graphics to complement your party theme.
Buying Chewnola in bulk can save you money. These wholesome dog treats made in America from Purina last a long time and dogs love them.
Pigs in a blanket have been a popular party food, a favorite children's food and a fun snack food for many years.
Looking for a BD gift for a poet... poetry calendars, vintage pens, desk accessories, favorite or first edition books, a subscription to Writer's Market or Poet's and Writers, a hand made journal
I have a warm spot in my heart for vintage Christmas. It reminds me of the Christmases of my childhood and the good times we had getting the house ready for friends and relatives holiday visits.
What is it about snowmen that people love? For more than 100 years people have used and loved the image of a snowman in advertising and holiday decorations. It's just three balls of snow but a symbol
Vintage holidays are nostalgic for many collectors. Many of us have warm childhood memories of Santa Claus, fragrant fresh pine trees, and mistletoe with Bing Crosby singing about a white Christmas...
If you have a collection of ephemera, take care to preserve your paper collection and keep it safe from moisture, light and insects. Quality archival material is available for easy storage and access.
Halloween ornaments add another fun element to the celebration. Whether you have a collection or want to start one a Halloween tree can be a fun way to display your love of a favorite October holiday!
Autumn brings cooler nights and this easy cinnamon spicy warm apple cider recipe. Make your gathering even more special by serving it with a fixings bar so that guests can create their personal drink.
Pumpkin oatmeal muffins are a nutritious quick bread that highlights the flavors of autumn.
Is one of your New Year's resolutions to become a more productive writer? Or is the year half over and you haven't met your writing goals? A review of Sage Cohen's book The Productive Writer.
Unique presents from Ireland are thoughtful, beautiful reminders of this very special country.
Stoke on Trent is the home of this charming English hand painted pottery that has been collected internationally for many years. For casual dining these pottery pieces are great homewarming gifts.
The Aran Islands is an easy day trip if you are in the west coast of Ireland. Or chose to stay longer on one of the three picturesque islands that are popular with tourists from all over the world.
Hoarding makes for interesting television but what is it really like for family and friends that deal with this problem? Reality shows show the beginning and the end but to get help means hard work.
Cookies and milk...a wonderful childhood memory. And maybe the cookies were stored in a familiar cookie jar? Collectors might collect a certain style, color or just ones that invoke holiday memory
If you love sandwiches like I do you eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Convenient, delicious and easy to put together sandwiches are a popular choice for any meal. What makes a great sandwich?
Falafel is a vegetarian patty usually composed of garbanzo beans, parsley, cilantro, garlic, and spices ground together and deep fried. Served in a traditional pita with fresh veggies, tahini sauce