Showing posts from January, 2007

Valentine's Day Gift Idea: Extreme Regifting

the bee's knees Originally uploaded by Elan Photography . We all know what regifting is. Regifting is taking a gift that you received and then giving that same gift to someone else. This can be thoughtful or just plain cheap. Whether they admit it or not, most people practice regifting in some form or another. During the Christmas season we receive a lot of yummy, home baked and store bought goodies. Very few of these goodies are good for you but they sure taste good and are fun to get. We will "regift" the goodies by sharing them with people at work or family we visit. That way everyone can enjoy. I wonder why they are called goodies if they are not good for you. A friend of mine received an interesting regift. It was a gift certificate to a chocolate shop. The thing was the recipient name had been whited-out and had had a new name written in. The whiting out had happened multiple times. Can you use the gift certificate or should you, like a chain le

Valentine's Day Humor

My Funny Valentine 3 Originally uploaded by erica2368 . Cupid: patron of the hearts Engagement: on the verge of a merge Love: lots of emotions and sighed effects Romance ecstatic cling Lovers: people who have meaningful relationships

Valentine's Day Gun Sale

Valentine's Day Gun Sale Originally uploaded by Pocheco . I never even thought of giving a gun for Valentine's day.

How to preserve a husband

granny's preserves Originally uploaded by thyladyinred . As we were going through my grandmother's things after her passing, my wife came across a wonderful old composition book. It apparently belonged to my grandmother's grandmother and has just a few short pages. One of the pages is dated 1919. Another has a short treatise entitled "How to preserve a husband" which I share with you today. Be careful in your selection, do not choose too young When once selected, give your entire thought for domestic use Some insist in keeping them in a pickle, others are constantly in hot water. This may make them sour, hard and sometimes bitter Even poor varieties may be made sweet, tender and good garnishing them with patience well sweetened with love and and seasoned with kisses Wrap them in a mantle of charity Keep warm with a fire of domestic devotion And serve with peaches and cream Thus prepared, they will keep you for years.

Valentine's Day: Grown-Up Style

Copyright © 2007, All Rights Reserved Written by: Clinton Douglas IV At age five, you woke to the anticipation and thrill of paper valentines and white doilies decorated with taped-on heart-shaped lollipops. At age fifteen, your heart raced passing a folded note to your high school crush. Now that you're an adult, Valentine's day has taken on a whole new meaning. Alone or attached, coupled or parenting, Valentines Day is the ideal opportunity to spoil yourself and those you love. Chill the bubbly, stock-up on chocolate delicacies, stop by the local florist and plan one of the most spectacular Valentine's ever. Here's a few tips for making 2007 the most memorable ever: Reserve a romantic Bed & Breakfast at a locale you've always longed to visit. Research your options to find the ideal inn exquisitely decorated, since you'll want to spend most of your time indoors. Keep in mind, many popular suites book far in advance and require a minimum three-day

The need for detailed attention

horse at sunset #47 Originally uploaded by Serni . People have many needs. Our basic needs include food, shelter and companionship. People in relationships also have emotional needs. These needs include a hug, a warm smile, a laugh, a sense of appreciation and time together. These emotional needs vary with time and circumstance. Chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes expresses it in this way: 1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep

Sweet Deal: Free Printable Valentine's Day Love Coupons

Over in the Romantic Gifts and Products link, you can buy a set of I Love You coupons . Today I have found some free love coupons, just in time for Valentine's Day. Riti's Printable Valentine's Day Coupons All Free Printables - Valentine's Day Coupons BlackDog's Valentine Love Coupons Free printable love coupons from the craft cafe Valentine Coupons from the Activity Village Free Printable Valentine Love Coupons Marvelicious Valentine's Day Love Coupons More If you know of any others, please add them in the comments.

Date Idea: Season Tickets

Normally, my date ideas are for cheap, or at least inexpensive dates. Dating is something a couple should do often and on a budget. If dating costs a lot of money, it can't be done very often. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to date on a budget . Season tickets to either sporting or cultural events can also be a great way for a couple to have some fun dates through out the year. There are several advantages to season tickets. First, it "forces" you to plan for a date. The money has been spent and you are committed. If you do not go, then the money will have been wasted and no one wants to waste money. By having something planned and paid for well in advance it is easier to work the date into a busy schedule. Next, it makes for a fun gift that keeps giving. My sweetie and I have reached the point in out lives where we do not need any more "stuff". Finding Christmas and birthday gifts for each other often becomes a problem. This year we decided to

Romantic Scriptures: Matthew 7:3-5

LumberDiva Originally uploaded by alex itin . These verses have been asserting themselves into my brain for the past several weeks. Not only that, I have heard the verses themselves quoted or the intention behind them espoused in various places. I, therefore, share them with you. For your reading enjoyment, Matthew 7:3-5 : 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. The first question I have is: what are a mote and a beam? I get the idea, but a beam stuck in my eye is hard to visualize. Here is what I found a beam to mean. Clicking on the definition takes you to the source: a large piece of wood used for building purposes log Looks like

Share your Attitude

A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. So much of how life is experienced is determined by attitude. Two people can experience the same thing and how completely different consequences, solely based on the attitude of the individuals. A person with a positive attitude will take a setback as an opportunity, a failure as a lesson, and misfortune as a chance to share. Consider Tiny Tim in the Christmas Carol who, though crippled, wanted the people at church to see him so that on seeing him they might remember who it was that made the lame to walk and thus have joy on Christmas. Although ill and feeble, Tiny Tim;s positive attitude brought joy to his family and even to Scrooge. A positive attitude makes fortunes out of misfortunes while a negative attitude brings gloom to a sunny day. Attitude is most important while interacting with your sweetheart. A negative attitude will create an offensive where none was intended, a misunders