Unique Gifts: Ideas for All Seasons

‘We Make a Living by What we Do, But We Make a Life by What We Give.’ — Winston Churchill There’s an alternative to buying gifts that sit on a shelf waiting for the next garage sale. For something completely unique, why not consider gifts that ‘keep on giving’ for your friends, co-workers or loved ones? The Animal Lover Give a goat. How about a pig? You’ll be providing food and income-producing animals (cows, chickens, sheep, pigs, water buffalo). These animals in turn provide milk, eggs, and wool. Families then share one or more of their animals’ offspring with other needy families. Why not give a gift in the name of your favorite animal lover? Visit Heifer Projects International, http://catalog.heifer.org …

Vegetable Gardening-Your Own Organic Vegetables

As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing quite like being able to go right out in your own back yard and pick some ingredients for that nights dinner. Vegetable gardening is a wonderful hobby that can actually provide you with something very tangible to show for your efforts… food. If you already have a vegetable garden you already know the joy you can get from gardening, and if you don’t, you need to know that it’s very easy to start your own garden. You don’t need to learn alot about growing your own vegetables. Everything you need to know can be learned right from your local garden center. Or, if you prefer, you can easily find many gardening books …

How to Survive Being Overwhelmed

1) Know Your Purpose. Know your vision, your goals, and your plans because these help you set priorities. Each day, identify the task you must accomplish and make that your top priority. Also, set aside time to invest in your future, working on important things that you will need later. If you have yet to write out your priorities, then take time to do this. It could be the most important hour that you spend in your life. 2) Say No. Be fiercely protective of your time. Make sure each new commitment adds value for you. Do what is necessary and then stop. Rather than ask yourself “What can I do?” ask “What can I not do?” Avoid low value …

Winter Craft Ideas for your Children

If it is winter time and your child has been asked to make some winter projects and therefore there are many wonderful possibilities for basic winter art projects and crafts such as cutting out snowflakes or drawing a Santa Claus but in addition there are some other fun things and activities to be done. You can pose the idea of interesting arts and crafts to your children and you shall really be surprised at the creative ideas of your children. Some fun ideas for winter crafts whereby you can use organized supplies such as: 1. Cotton is very useful in making some great winter art projects and if these cotton balls are a bit colder they can even look like …