Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

For those of you that have been following my Spice Series, you might have noticed some of the amazing and beautiful spice illustrations done by Christy Beckwith. They include beauties like these:

cloves  nutmegill

I am pleased to announce that Christy Beckwith’s prints are on sale from now until December 31, 2013! She has a $10 discount on her prints* during this time, and I highly recommend her beautiful illustrations to you all.

If any of you are like me, you find it difficult to come up with meaningful, unique Christmas gifts for loved ones. What better gift for the food-lovers and/or gardeners in your life than beautiful prints of spices?! They would look absolutely stunning in anyone’s kitchen.

Check out her prints here:  http://cbeckwith.com/shop/ and use the coupon code DCLMAC to get a $10 discount on her prints.*

Make your Christmas presents count: buy unique and from small businesses!








*The discount only works on prints, not her greeting cards.


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  1. Hi Cris,
    I was wondering if you can use regular organic potatoes that have started to sprout to plant and grow more potatoes… Is that the type of cut pieces you were referring to?
    Thanks! I love your blog, you have a ton of really great, useful info here! 🙂

  2. growing spuds this year from my mom’s garden…she has grown potatoes every year since I have had a memory to hold them. lol which is well over 50 years now, lets just say its well past time for me to do this for myself….if that is what she what she’s been waiting for…I am thirtysomething past the due date…lmbo

  3. Home grown vegetables generally taste better than their store-bought counterparts. In my experience, the difference is never so wide than with potatoes. If you have ever been curious about growing potatoes, definitely take the plunge. My germination rate is usually 100% every year using seed potatoes. It is always a mystery what you will find at harvest time, but even the small ugly looking ones taste fantastic.

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