When asked who the Secret Santa was, part of this letter was quoted in response. Source: Pinterest
~ Richard Bach
Christmas was financially tight this year. I did not anticipate the receipt of many gifts. I knew that I would not be spending the holiday with my Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, or extended . . . → Read More: “Every Gift From A Friend Is A Wish for Your Happiness.”
Jimi Hendrix cup for my sister. She totally doesn’t read my blog, so I figure I am safe to post it.
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This Christmas season has been a tight one for me financially. Which . . . → Read More: `Twas the Night Before Christmas
The last couple years I made a solemn pledge to support small businesses, bonus points if they are local, and extra super ultra bonus points if the items are handmade. I also make an effort to avoid buying anything new. I try to reuse and re-gift where possible (and appropriate). In an attempt to . . . → Read More: Join the Revolution! Buy Handmade This Christmas!
Some of the soap. Picture by Samantha.
Not that long ago I was taking some business courses through the Washington C.A.S.H., a program I recommend highly to any of you small business owners in Washington State. On the first day there I was a bit nervous, as I really had no idea what to . . . → Read More: Pip and Lola’s Everything Homemade
The bag my mother got me
This was the lament of my father, mother and sister this holiday. This has been a lament from my other friends and loved ones at my housewarming and on my birthday. It is a valid question that I keep hearing. If you are the friend or loved . . . → Read More: What Do You Get A Tiny House Resident For Christmas?
As the holidays approach I find myself contemplating how I would like to take a greener approach to gift wrapping this year. I have thought about this previously, but many of the options I thought of were not conducive to being eco-friendly. A lot of homemade options require a sewing ability, which I do not . . . → Read More: It’s a Wrap! Green Holiday Gift Wrap.
I learned a lot yesterday. Many lessons for which I am very grateful for.
I attended the Occupy Black Friday Seattle celebration in Westlake Center yesterday. I was not there to hold up a sign, or to tell you how horrible a person you are for shopping on Black Friday. I was there promoting a . . . → Read More: Occupy Black Friday 2011
I am all about crafting and hand making things for the holidays. I also support upcycling, buying local, handmade items and bartering with friends. Like many people today, my wallet is a bit on the thin side. In light of that, I have been trying to come up with gifts for my family and . . . → Read More: Handmade Holidays