Care Package Ideas for College Students

college student care package ideas

If you have a college student you’d like to surprise here is a list of care package ideas to brighten their day. Well, our daughter is now happily settled in for her first year of college. It’s hard to believe. It hit me the day before yesterday when I was grocery shopping and instead of shopping for four, I was shopping for three. It was sad and weird. We couldn’t be more excited for her. She’s already begun to develop friendships and is fast friends will most of the other students on her floor. It’s such a relief for us, that’s for sure. But still … we miss her and worry about her and wonder if she has clean clothes or toothpaste. I’m still a mom, right?

15 Graduation Gift Ideas

15 Graduation Gift Ideas

Graduation is coming up. Do you have a graduate to shop for? I always get to this time of the year and am a loss of what to get for the graduate. Thankfully this year, I asked my daughter (who will be graduating soon too) for some ideas. She compiled a list and I added a few too. I hope you find this list of 15 Graduation Gift Ideas helpful.

Cheers! Wine Gift Tag Printable

Cheers! Wine Gift Tag Printable

For those celebrations which you’d like to take a little thank you for your host/hostess, here’s a simple wine gift tag printable that will make that bottle of wine or maybe champagne for the New Year celebrations a little extra special.

Gift Ideas for the DIYer

Gift Ideas for the DIYer

If you’re looking for some gift ideas for the DIYer on your list, here’s a collection of to consider. The right tool always helps any skilled DIYer. You’ll find the prices range from stocking stuffers to big item gifts. I hope it helps you find something or trigger a thought for another gift for the DIYer in your life.

UncommonGoods Gift Ideas and a Giveaway!


With the holiday gift-giving season just around the corner, I’m trying to begin making my list and hunting down some of the items to spread out the spending a bit. The last few years I’ve waited until the last minute. Hopefully this year won’t be the same. So, you can imagine how happy I was to hear from the nice folks at about sponsoring a gift-giving idea post AND giveaway too.

Succulent Holiday Centerpiece from Harry and David


    Whether it’s flowers or a basket of goodies, a special gift delivered right to your door is such a nice treat. For the past few months I’ve enjoyed getting to know the nice folks at Harry and David, and have tried several of their products, from the Fruit of the Month Club, to… 

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15 Cookbook Recommendations


Over the course of the year a large stack of new cookbooks has grown in my kitchen. Some have been sent my way from publishers, others I’ve purchased on my own. It’s a big stack. On more than one occasion I’ve had a friend ask me for a cookbook recommendations for a birthday or other… 

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Harry and David Giveaway


    I can hardly accept that it’s almost November. I was just getting used to September and school starting back. Time is fleeting isn’t it? Well, I say it’s better to accept reality and move forward into the holiday season on our own instead of being pushed and prodded, or wander through it all… 

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Cherry-Oh Cherries from Harry and David


Cherries always put a smile on my face. They’re so happy looking and make me think of all kinds of goodness they can be used to create in the kitchen. Cherries are perfect for so many baked treats, but I found these Cherry-Oh! Cherries from Harry and David are just perfect for popping as a snack. Plus, they’re part of the Fruit of the Month Club over at Harry and David.

Gift Ideas (And a giveaway!)


  Are you all done with your holiday shopping? If so, YAY!  (You stinker.) I’m totally not finished. If you’re like me and still shopping, I’ve tossed together a few finds. Plus, there’s a nice little giveaway at the end just in time for Cyber Monday shopping.   A few things that have caught my… 

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