Monday, December 22, 2008

just in time

Is it a rule at your house that someone is always sick at Christmas-time?  It is in our house. Usually it's Tom, but this year I drew the short straw.   Hooray.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Simple + Free

I just received notice that my subscription to Real Simple magazine is about to expire, and they are offering a free gift subscription if I renew. If you would like to be the recipient of this gift, be the first to comment and it's yours!

*UPDATE* Looks like the magazine is heading to Sweden!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I love well-designed objects, but I love them even more when they are free.  This awesome calendar comes from Mibo.  All you have to do is go here and sign up to receive a free pdf of the calendar pages.  And as you can see from the picture, once they have outlived their usefulness as a calendar, they can be cut up and used as artwork.  For my friends in Europe and the U.K. these are sent in both U.S. letter and A4 format. 

Or, if you ask very nicely, I might just email the files to you myself.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Merry Go-Round

Every year I struggle to come up with something to give my coworkers for Christmas. Something small and inexpensive... but not junk.  The past couple of years I have made homemade treats.  I was thinking this year I would make some homemade peppermint swirl marshmallows, but I worry that people will be sick of receiving sweets.  So I'm hoping one of you can help me come up with a healthy, delicious (and easy) alternative that people might actually like. 

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mod Christmas

I'm in love with this wreath.  I'm usually pretty traditional when it comes to my Christmas decorations, but this just grabbed my attention on sight.