gifts

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    self-care, two ways.

    It’s February in the year 2017 and if ever there was a time for acknowledging that we need to be gentle with ourselves, it seems this is it. Self-care is having a moment, you…

    February 6, 2017 21 Comments
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    gift guide: calendars for a new year.

     There’s been a lot of talk lately about bidding adieu to 2016. And I get it. There were lots of reasons that it felt like a superlatively crappy year. If we were to mark…

    December 19, 2016 15 Comments
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    celebrating simplicity with stowaway.

    This post is sponsored by Stowaway; makeup essentials in sizes you can carry.My great great Aunt Ruth was a woman with a proper dressing table. You might be familiar with the sort of table she…

    December 13, 2016 14 Comments
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    gift guide: gifts to shift habits.

    It’s no secret that I get excited about the fresh start of a New Year and so it won’t come as a surprise that I like to think of the holiday season as a…

    December 12, 2016 34 Comments
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    gift guide: gifts that give back.

    Since we find ourselves in a season of gift giving, I thought it might be nice this year to pull together just a few of the lovely things I’ve come across this season that also…

    December 5, 2016 32 Comments
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    gift guide: a charitable giving primer.

    Many people feel especially motivated to lend a helping hand around the holiday season and for some folks, that might mean taking a look at their coffers (or skill sets) to see who else they might…

    November 28, 2016 47 Comments
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    a peace and justice advent calendar.

    The season of advent begins on Sunday and this week, when I pulled the pieces of the advent calendar that I made last year out of the cardboard box where we stash our holiday decorations,…

    November 23, 2016 32 Comments
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    baby proof: gifts for new parents.

    It’s the time of year (and the time of life) when I know a lot of folks who are welcoming teeny-tinies into their lives. Two of my very best friends are expecting little guys…

    March 28, 2016 33 Comments
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    a clutter-free easter basket.

    In case you’re on the hunt for easy and clutter-free (or waste-free!) gift ideas for filling up an Easter basket this weekend, here are a few ideas.Simple, sustainable, and, some of them: free! +…

    March 22, 2016 27 Comments
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    giving: online gift registries.

    ‘Tis the season for wedding registries. I know. Never occurred to me that there was a season for this sort of thing, either. I write about wedding and baby registries a bit in my book…

    February 9, 2016 10 Comments