I’m on Twitter…

…about 5 or 6 years behind the trend, but that’s about right for me. I plan to tweet and share links about books, writing, ephemera, and non-consumerism. So follow me: @bartonangela1

Experiential Gifts

The following is a reprint of a previously published post, about my favorite type of non-consumer gift, experiential gifts. This is the first segment of a series I wrote years ago about non-consumer holiday gift giving. “Experiential” gifts are my absolute favorite, both to give and to receive. I’ve been a proponent of gifts of […]

Last minute non-consumer holiday gift ideas

Jean-Marie Xmas tree

This is my neighbor’s gorgeous holiday tree from a few years ago. This year he is doing a huge traditional tree with antique French ornaments and real candles. I wish I wasn’t working so much lately, because I really wanted to rerun all my holiday posts from previous years. But since it’s so late in the […]

Novica giveaway winner

Congratulations, Theresa! You are the winner of the Novica gift certificate! Please email me at barton.angela@gmail.com and I’ll give you the information you need. I wish I could give every reader a gift certificate, but I only have the one to offer. Thanks to all who entered, and you have given me some great gift ideas. I […]

A Novica giveaway!


Since I’ve been writing this blog for almost four years now, and this is only the second time I’ve accepted a product offer, you know this company is one I’m down with. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s called NOVICA, and not only is it a great business model, the items they sell are […]