Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I’ve been really good. Really. It hasn’t been easy. It’s been an exhausting year full of good lessons and grown up moments. Now I need a year of fun. So I have a very simple list this year. I just want a mind that doesn’t worry. Smiling boy faces. Stinky dog noses. A … read on….

shopping local…start here!

we hear it all the time. – shop locally and grow small businesses while helping support our friends and neighbors talents and dreams. I know there are items you can’t find down the street (I’m sorry but I have my eye on a Garnet Hill sweater I just might have to ask Santa for) BUT there … read on….

shop with heart

One of my earliest memories is walking through a store (Ames, perhaps? it was the 70’s in Maine!) with a $10 bill that my parents gave me to choose a gift for a girl my age whose parents couldn’t afford to buy presents for Christmas. We never had Santa growing up so I was well … read on….

give a gift that gives back

The best gift of all is helping those in need. Ideally we can all find ways to give back throughout the year but during the holidays its especially important to share our own good fortune with others. (While I don’t assume any of us have much disposable income, we are fortunate enough to be reading this … read on….