Practical Luxury 101: Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions

Subscription gift box services are all the rage these days! Who doesn’t like to receive a surprise gift in the mail every month? If you’re looking for a birthday or anniversary gift idea, there are so many types of gift boxes that you are likely to find one that’s a perfect fit for your recipient, men or women, younger or older. Do you know someone … Continue reading Practical Luxury 101: Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions

Practical Luxury 101: Leather Gifts for Your Husband or Wife

Sometimes the best gifts are what I call practical luxuries – items that look beautiful and well-made but are also very useful tools in your everyday life. Have you ever seen a luxurious leather wallet or purse that just looked like a really expensive, high end product? High quality, soft leather looks elegant and classy but doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. That’s why leather … Continue reading Practical Luxury 101: Leather Gifts for Your Husband or Wife

Your Favorite Photos Printed on Wood, Glass, Metal, or Canvas for a Modern Twist

It’s incredible that the technology for printing photos on all kinds of materials – wood, glass, metal, or canvas – is so widely available and affordable these days. I have a lot of standard framed family photos, and I wanted something new and different that could add a modern but warm tone to my walls. I loved the idea of modern art on canvas, but … Continue reading Your Favorite Photos Printed on Wood, Glass, Metal, or Canvas for a Modern Twist

10 Gifts I’ve Actually Given to My Mom and Mother-in-Law (Not Homemade)

These are real gifts that I’ve purchased and given to my mom and mother-in-law (over age 60) over the years. They are the toughest family members to shop for, so I give it a lot of thought and refine my approach based on my hits and misses. My mom is much tougher than my mother-in-law, and they both have their quirks. Feel free to steal … Continue reading 10 Gifts I’ve Actually Given to My Mom and Mother-in-Law (Not Homemade)

Publish Your Own Books for Photos, Family Recipes, and Travel

The ability to publish your own professional-looking hardcover or softcover books these days is incredible. It doesn’t just have to be a photo book anymore. It could be a family recipe book, a custom children’s book, a personal travel log, a book of poems, a personal memoir…. anything! Anyone can use a number of publishing websites to design beautiful custom books. The most affordable options … Continue reading Publish Your Own Books for Photos, Family Recipes, and Travel