Gift Detective

The Gift Detective

Unique Gift Ideas for Mom

By Joyce | Apr 12, 2019 | 1 Comment
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 … Keep on reading . . .

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The Magic of the Holidays

By Joyce | Nov 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I opened the newspaper this morning, I was greeted by announced “Christmas has arrived!” “Baloney!” I murmured to myself remembering the shower of golden leaves that had greeted me when delivering gift baskets on the NAU campus earlier in the week. I glanced at the date, thinking I was in some kind of time warp. Nope. The … Keep on reading . . .

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Halloween Costumes for Kids

By Joyce | Oct 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Four Cool and Creepy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Halloween is a fun holiday where many parents spend hundreds of dollars on elaborate costumes and decorations. But if you’ve got several children, the budget’s tight, or you simply don’t want to throw money away on something that will be worn for only one night, … Keep on reading . . .

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Watermelon Granita

By Joyce | Jul 28, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 … Keep on reading . . .

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By Joyce | Jun 26, 2018 | Comments Off on
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 … Keep on reading . . .

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Easy Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd and Say Thank You

By Joyce | Jun 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Through the years, I’ve dealt with many Realtors.  Most are competent.  Most did a good job.  But one of them stands out from the crowd in my mind. We had just bought a new house in a new town that we knew nothing about.  My husband was being transferred there and I wasn’t overjoyed at … Keep on reading . . .

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DIY Clothing – Looking for a Unique Clothing Style

By Joyce | Jun 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Thank You Gift Basket

Looking for a unique clothing style? Don’t want to spend a lot of money? Do it Yourself Clothing may be just the thing for you! No longer do you have to own a sewing machine, understand how to choose and fit a pattern, or even know how to sew in order to create your own … Keep on reading . . .

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Being Green Back Then!

By Joyce | Jun 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
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 … Keep on reading . . .

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Sympathy Flower and Gift Traditions

By Joyce | Jun 9, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 … Keep on reading . . .

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How to Buy Gifts for Seniors

By Joyce | Jun 4, 2018 | Comments Off on 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 … Keep on reading . . .

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