Bringing Christmas to you

Holidays, Gifts, FamilyLorrie Stapleton

Do you have someone in the military or studying abroad who won't be able to come home for the holidays? Since you probably have boxes of pictures from Christmas' past, gather up a bunch of your favorites over the years and put together a humorous collection of pictures and stories about your favorite holiday memories.

Instant Facebook album

Photo Books, Gifts, EverydayLorrie Stapleton

Although I may not be the most accomplished Facebook poster out there, I am glad to say that lots of friends and family keep me constantly amused with their photos, funny cards, recipes and hysterical stories. Blurb has an automated system to help you create A book directly from you and your friends' albums on Facebook.

Personalized Jigsaw Puzzles

Gifts, HolidaysLorrie Stapleton

For years, good friends of ours gave us a jigsaw puzzle as our annual family Christmas present and it has become a treasured holiday tradition for the four of us to slave over a puzzle of increasing difficulty.  Whenever we finish the puzzle, we send them a photo of the finished product, then break it back into thousands of pieces and return it to them to give it a whirl. I thought it might be fun to create a puzzle for them from a favorite photo.

Personalized M&M's - Really?

Gifts, HolidaysLorrie Stapleton

At our annual party, we always have a bowl or two of M&M's. I decided that this year it was time to see if anyone pays attention to what they are eating. 

I admit that I never would have checked this out if I hadn't received a Groupon for $15 off, but in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, I decided to give it a whirl.