Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gift of Socks

Socks by Smart Wool Goldtoe and Ozone
On this chilly day of 20ºF can we take a moment to talk about socks? While they're probably one of the most panned gift ideas recently something about them popped up in my pinterest feed. Even though socks are one of the most needed things by the homeless and displaced, they're also the least donated. They're actually almost never donated which gave me a real Homer Simpson, "d'oh" moment.

Back to the cold and souls who are more than likely spending lengthy time enduring it also makes what type of socks important. Wool and synthetic blends are the best. Cotton sadly traps moisture and stays wet which can lead to frostbite and getting sick. So if you've been wondering what to donate, socks are it.

Socks: Smart Wool, Goldtoe & Ozone

Image: mam for Gave That

Friday, January 1, 2016

Hello 2016!!

Happy New Year
Happy New Year everyone!
May all your hopes and dreams for this new year come true...

Thank you so much for coming and staying a while last year. Thank you too for sharing this place with friends, clearly with the hope of making someones day. This is without a doubt one of the most gratifying parts of having this site.

While I have no idea what 2016 will bring us I know that we're all up to the challenge when we have gratitude and the ability to look at the positives on our side. What can we learn? How can we grow? Learning so much and having the opportunity to spend time with my entire family this past year is something I'm eternally grateful for, emotional roller coasters and all. It put a huge spotlight on all the love, compassion and positive vibes surrounding us all thanks to truly good people.

With that still fresh let's keep it going! Let's do good and give, hoping for nothing in return. Let's be kind to ourselves as well as to others. Let's keep looking for what's good. I truly wish all the best for you this coming year and want you to know, above all else, I appreciate each and every one of you.


P.S. thank you for all of your suggestions, requests and kind words, I love hearing from you!

Image: mam for Gave That

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas!

A film still candle by Actual Film Cell Etsy

Merry Christmas!


Wishing everyone their fill of the electric, glowing, sparkly warmth of the season!


Love this It's a Wonderful Life 35mm film still votive with George, Mary & Zuzu on it c/o  Actual Film Cell on etsy 

Monday, December 21, 2015

A Maple Gingerbread Recipe

A Maple Gingerbread Recipe
We've been baking to get into the Christmas spirit around here and one beloved gift idea I've been meaning to share for ages is good old gingerbread with a twist. Keep reading for:


Homemade Old Fashioned Eggnog

My recipe for old fashioned homemade eggnog
Does anything say winter is here and Christmas is one the way like a nice glass of eggnog? It's one of those decadent libations that only seems fitting during chilly festive nights and once you go homemade it's hard to go back to store bought. Keep reading for how to whip up your own (don't worry no raw eggs here) and spike and spice it just right:


Friday, December 18, 2015

Homemade Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts

P1020803Homemade Powdered Sugar Cake Doughnuts
While fresh, homemade doughnuts are one of those prime breakfast for guests treats and easy to pack last minute gifts to make a few things have stopped me from sharing them. That is until now! All thanks to something recently delivered. Keep reading for more on that and:


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