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Movie Monday | Horrible Bosses Is Something to Laugh At

Ok, I mean, really laugh at. At first, I was bummed to spend the new-dress money on a movie that wouldn’t be on the Oscar ballot, but as an uncomfortable pregnant lady, anything done in a recliner with popcorn resting on your belly is worth considering. Thus, we bought our reserved seats for Horrible Bosses … Continue reading

12 Days of Prints-mas | Green with Garden Envy

Day 5 | What to Get … A Greenthumb Whether your giftee can grow these or not, bright blooms seem to make everything better. So, instead of gifting the kind that smell, die and shed all over your kitchen counters, present your green thumbs with the kind that will last forever – literally. Here are … Continue reading

12 Days of Prints-mas | Get Cookin’ on a Cool Gift

Day 4 | What to Get … Whoever is in the kitchen with Dinah Whether your best buddy or brother-in-law is a master chef at the neighborhood hot spot, or burns bread on the regular, there’s an affinity within the reason they stay in their aprons. Maybe it’s the feeling of power and control that a wooden … Continue reading

12 Days of Prints-mas | Life’s a Beach… Gift it

Day 3 | What to Get… A Vacationer Despite an affinity for sweets and chimney-fed fruitfuls, the holidays are the first time I start thinking about next year’s beach vacation. Especially when last year’s climate took a turn toward frigid, now the hint of cold temps make me crave the beach. But, when family is … Continue reading

12 Days of Prints-mas | Give gifts like a Southerner… i.e. a pro

Day 2 | What to Get… A Real Southerner On the second day of Christmas (or, in this case, on the 9th of December), you may find yourself shopping for a man’s man. Or, perhaps, a hands-on handy him or her with an affection toward all things found below the Mason Dixon Line? Someone who … Continue reading

12 Days of Prints-mas | With Love And Flash gift ideas

First off, I really brainstormed a better title for my holiday fun on the Etsy site. I delegated the responsibility to my senior wordsmith (and cousin), but she left me with nothing more … so it stands as a cheesy play on words. Either way, I hope it inspires you to get a little more … Continue reading

Shop Now So You Can Drink Later

In my old age, I’ve learned to accept a few things about myself. For one, I like to sleep. I’d choose getting to bed early with a good book over bar hopping with fun friends any night. Call me lame. I don’t like Greek Yogurt and if McDonald’s is what I want, I am not … Continue reading

December’s Maine Read | Start Turning These Pages

In the past week, I’ve had to say the phrase, “well, that’s the night I work at the library” about three times. Each time, it’s to a bewildered face, one that immediately questions when I left my job at the magazine, if I am really a librarian now and ultimately, a look that implies, what … Continue reading

Who Doesn’t Love Getting Mail? Now, Get Free Stuff Too

Time for some seriously fabulous Snail Mail, ladies. (And gentlemen, if you’re paying attention, thinking ahead and efficiently knocking things off a holiday to-buy-your-lady list). Everyone loves to open up your mailbox and find something other than a bill. In fact, although most of us use email, texting and social media to do almost all … Continue reading

Tuesday’s Try This | When Good Food Hits Your Eye

…and nose, and hands and tummy. …And actually, when it slips off the crust and hits the table – or your shirt – because it’s so darn fresh out of the brick oven… That’s how I have to start things off as I talk about two of my new favorite places in town. Yes, they’re … Continue reading