Watermelon Granita

healthy watermelon desert

Here is a sweet desert that is actually good for you. The recipe makes 4 servings and each serving has only 70 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 19 g carbohydrate, 0 g dietary fiber, 1 g protein, 0 mg sodium.   Watermelon Granita Ingredients: 2 limes 2 tsp. sugar, divided 1/3…

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Keep Love Alive

Make Love Last

Keeping The Love Alive: Unique Gift Ideas To Keep Your Relationship Fresh If you’ve ever felt confused about what to give your significant other for their birthday or your anniversary, you’re not alone. According to psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser, many couples face this dilemma, and she believes there are three reasons why gift giving goes wrong—fear of…

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Being Green Back Then!

We Were Green Back Then

Since many of you who read this blog are from my generation, I felt that you would enjoy reading this “oh, so true” post that a friend posted on Facebook: Being Green Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic…

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Sympathy Flower and Gift Traditions

Sympathy flowers and gifts

Various religions have traditions and customs regarding sympathy flowers Buddhist – Send white flowers, the traditional color of mourning in Buddhist culture. Yellow flowers are also acceptable. Red flowers symbolize happiness and are not considered an appropriate tribute. Christian – Most denominations consider flowers an appropriate tribute with no limitations on the color of choice. Hindu – Flowers…

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How to Buy Gifts for Seniors

Gifts for seniors

Receiving material gifts provide us with momentary happiness repeatedly over time, according to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. No matter how small, a gift is a statement that speaks volumes about how much someone cares. When it comes to finding the perfect gift for an elderly loved one, you may find yourself scratching your…

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Simple Wisdom for Life and Business

As I said in an earlier post, this blog isn’t just about gift ideas.  Here are some fun nuggets of wisdom for life as well as business.  They may be tongue in cheek but each and every one of them is oh so true! Don’t name a pig you plan to eat. Life is not…

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Unique Gift Ideas for Mom

Unique Gifts for Mom

I’m Joyce, the Gift Detective, and I’m always on the lookout for unique exciting gifts for Mom.  Of course, there are flowers, candy, jewelry, and even gift baskets from Creative Gifts to Go . But this year, I want to suggest some gift ideas that really unique, really special, and something that will be remembered for years…

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How to Make Love Last

A new romance is always exciting.  But, just like any other relationship, a romantic one has its ups and downs. Couples easily fall in love, but they have to work at maintaining that special connection on a long term basis. I’m no expert but I do have experience as Ron and I recently celebrated our…

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