Category Archives: Holiday Shopping

>Candy Cane? Candy Can’t

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>This morning, I headed to Target with visions of sugar plums dancing in my head. Target is a dangerous store for me even without being infused with holiday cheer. So, as I was browsing throw the seemingly ever shrinking Christmas section, I decided to buy some candy canes. I have this rule. If I won’t visit a country, I won’t… Read more »

>Real vs Fake – You Make the Tree Call

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>There are two camps in the Christmas Tree world. It’s an argument that can never be won. There’s logic and passion behind each. Where do I sit? In with the Fakies of course. But let’s look at the Real Deals first. These people tend to be traditionalists and romantics. They like the smell of pine wafting through the air when… Read more »

>Tis’ The Season to Unleash Your Inner Vixen!

> I love wine, so when I was asked to try a bottle of Vixen Syrah, I jumped at the chance. So, I’m no connoisseur, but I know what I like.  Vixen is characterized by her very dark beautiful color. This is a big Syrah, with smoky, red raspberry and early season black cherry on the nose. Earthy tones with light… Read more »

>Gift a wish come true

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> Guys (and even a few gals), are you stumped about what to get that special woman in your life? It’s not always about what you give, but the gesture behind it. Don’t give clothes as a gift. Unless she dragged you to the store one Saturday and showed you the exact color and size in the garment she desires,… Read more »

>Black Friday soapbox alert

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>I keep seeing people on the internet who are up in arms about Target and Walmart being open insanely early on Friday. The argument is that the stores are just being greedy and they should let their minimum wage-ish workers have the holiday off to celebrate with their friends and families. Um, I notice they don’t say anything about the… Read more »

>This is not Black Friday advice.

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>I love to shop, but standing in the freezing cold for hours and then dealing with a mob is not worth the price of a sale. Aren’t most of the “doorbuster” deals available online?  Who needs Cyber Monday?  The internet connection at home is just as good as the one in the office these days. A friend of mine told… Read more »

>Christmas in July? Please, no!

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> I used to enjoy watching those cheesy shopping channels when they featured holiday decor randomly during the summer months. It was soothing to think about Christmas trees and nog. Lately, I don’t want to be reminded of the continuous marching of time. It’s going by too fast and I’m still horribly single. Do you realize that it’s been almost… Read more »