Frugal Friday: Mother’s Day Gift Guide, Part One

Mother’s Day is about two weeks away. (Husbands, wake up!)

Whether you are celebrating your own mother or another special mother in your life (wife, sister, friend, mother-in-law), it is in the best interests of your wallet — and your reputation — to plan ahead. When we plan our gift-giving in advance we are less likely to overspend or spend Sunday morning in a Hallmark store.

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Magazines for Under Six Bucks

For years my mother-in-law regularly gave me magazine subscriptions as gifts. Not only was it a great gift in itself to have some good reads, but it was also a monthly reminder of her care for me. Excuse the cliche, but a well-chosen magazine subscription really is a gift that keeps on giving. And you […]

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Dinner in the Freezer!

Years ago my neighbor Wendy showed up at the door with a lasagna and a loaf of garlic bread. For. no. reason. at. all. I was floored. And amazed. And so totally blessed.

What mom wouldn’t like dinner already made for her? Talk about your Mother’s Day gifts!

Mother’s Day Gift: A Tea Party

Looking for a fun, yet economical Mother’s Day (or Any Day) gift? This tea party basket is sure to please. And it’s so easy! Such a great do-it-yourself kind of gift. Line a box or basket with a cloth napkin and fill with a pair of matching mugs, a box of tea, and some delicious cookies, like […]

Fun Mother’s Day Gift for Friends

Mommy Cards are a great way to exchange contact information with other mothers you meet at school, church, playgroup, and other places where moms and kids congregate. Right now you can get 100 cards from Vistaprint for only $10. I’ve always purchased my business cards from Vistaprint and have always been pleased with their products. […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Mother’s Day

Usually, I think of Mother’s Day as license to cook/make someone else cook what I like to eat as well as enjoy a day off Kitchen Patrol. But, this year, my mom will be here for the weekend, so I want to make it special for her, not just me. Unfortunately, she detests some of […]

Yummy Raspberry Muffins

In case you’re inspired to bake muffins here is one of my all-time favorites. It’s from my stained and tattered (as all good cookbooks should be) copy of All the Best Muffins and Quick Breads by Joie Warner. I originally posted the recipe “straightup” before I realized that that wasn’t the appropriate way to share recipes. Here […]