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Ever since I was a little girl growing up in suburban Philadelphia in the '70s, I have relished the challenge of finding creative, thoughtful gifts at a reasonable price.  Adding a homemade card, complete with a rhyming poem, rounded out the perfect gift.  Decades later I am inspired by the prospect of sharing ideas to make group gift giving exciting and meaningful.  Cheers -- Karen



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The Art of Gift Giving Simplified

Posted by Karen at 2010-05-06 11:25:05

I'm an Ansel Adams wanna be.  I love taking landscape photos with an artful twist.  I remember as a teen I wanted to take a beach shot but it  looked so much better to me with my sunglasses that I put my sunglasses over the lense of my instamatic camera and 'voila' got the look I wanted.   Just this past Christmas/Hanukkah, I gave enlarged framed photos of a "priceless ra ... Keep Reading

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KEEP(it together for goodness)SAKE

Posted by Karen at 2010-04-20 07:13:31

Most of us are good about filling out the baby book -- well, at least for the first child or two.  The milestones seem to come so quickly and it's all so exciting. Then comes grade school.  Instead of writing things down (no more first steps but lots of firsts), we tend to collect report cards and class photos in various places and we kind of remember teachers and friends, but it's far ... Keep Reading

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Never Lose Control Again (Well...one can be hopeful)

Posted by Karen at 2010-04-09 13:39:45

Just in time for Mother's Day and end-of-year teacher gifts, check out this amazing Control Panel from Uncommon Goods.  It's a Bamboo Dry Erase Wall Panel with so many great features....pocket for mail/papers, hooks, cup to hold pens, magnetic strip.  Looks great, eco-friendly and keeps you organized.  Gotta get it.  There's also a door knob version.  Check them out at UnC ... Keep Reading

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A $20K Estate Bracelet from Ross Simons? (25% off sitewide this week)

Posted by Karen at 2010-03-15 14:40:21

Ross Simons is one of those brands that's always been there....stores, catalogs and a nice website for those who think to visit.  Well if you've ever considered buying jewelry online, this is the time to do it because Ross Simons is offering 25% off this week sitewide.  And WHO KNEW that they have estate jewelry at Ross Simons?  Check out this fabulous bracelet for a mere $20K (befo ... Keep Reading

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Wishing Wall is a Top Pick for Teacher Holiday Gift

Posted by Karen at 2009-11-30 16:21:02

 Looking for a unique teacher gift idea?  Check out the Wishing Wall from Uncommon Goods (one of my favorite websites for unique gift ideas).   Instead of everyone pitching in for a gift card (kinda boring), have the kids and parents all write personal notes and wishes to teacher and roll them up with dollar bills and stick them into the wishing wall.   Teacher can either ... Keep Reading

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Group Expression Made Easy (and FREE) with Group Card

Posted by Karen at 2009-10-23 15:43:46

I've known about GroupCard for quite sometime but now I can tell you firsthand that it's a fabulous group gift giving tool.  We recently celebrated my dad's 70th birthday and through the magic of GroupCard I was able to send him a virtual card with personal messages from family members all over the country!  (See the screen grab of our card to the left.)  There's even a Facebook app ... Keep Reading

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Oh Baby! Great Keepsakes!

Posted by Karen at 2009-09-22 11:13:54

My babies are now teenagers much to my chagrin.  As time marches on I am more and more grateful for the keepsakes I have received and collected.   I recently came across a few fabulous finds for new babies that would make great gifts -- from a family or a group.  Check out the Birth Announcement Rug from Posh Tots.  The colors and graphics are too cute.  This is the ... Keep Reading

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Sports Equipment Deals for BTS

Posted by Karen at 2009-08-03 15:51:04

If you're interested in saving time and money getting the kids ready for their fall sports, check-out FrumUs merchant Eastbay.  In addition to having a HUGE selection and easy-to-use website, they are offering a 20% discount during the month of August (no minimum).  Use code LKS1A929 at check-out.  Could be fabulous gift idea for a special friend or family member to send to their fo ... Keep Reading

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Make Your Own Magazine Cover

Posted by Karen at 2009-08-03 15:34:21

Everyone loves the customized Wheaties boxes and who doesn't enjoy the idea of seeing their name in the headlines (when it's good news, of course!)  Well, I found a great last minute gift idea website called Your Cover.  You can quickly upload a photo and create a fun customized keepsake that you print yourself (or have them print it if you have time).  Here are a few ideas of when ... Keep Reading

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The Ultimate Summer Gift

Posted by Karen at 2009-07-13 11:33:47

Need a gift for the guy who loves to tailgate, the couple who loves to picnic or the college kid that spends time at the beach?  Look no further than this Tailgating Picnic Set.  Who would imagine something so cool on Cooking.com?  We love combing our favorite sites for unusual gift ideas that can given by a group or individual.  This one is a grill, a cooler, with storage and ... Keep Reading

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