It’s been over 4 years since I made the commitment to join The Compact and stop buying new stuff. At the time, it was a one-year commitment. But after that first year, it became a lifestyle that I stuck with, rather than just an experiment or a challenge. I had absolutely no desire to go to […]
Last minute non-consumer holiday gift ideas
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Continuous Small Treats
The following is a reprint of a previously published post, from Easter 2009… Our dear sweet neighbor gave us this Easter basket. He baked the ginger cake himself. I can’t wait to enjoy it with tea tomorrow afternoon. It will perfectly embody the concept of Continuous Small Treats. By the way, the flag reads “Joyenses […]