Some of these I already know how to make ;)

  • Butter Chicken
  • Limonana
  • Shakshuka
  • Pierogies
  • Stuffed flank steak
  • Perfect pot roast
  • Potato goulash
  • Lumpia
  • Green smoothie
  • Gratin
  • Lasagna
  • Homemade chicken soup
  • Perfect hamburgers
  • Perfect roast turkey
  • Cherry pie
  • Buttermilk pancakes
jul 11 2017 ∞
jul 11 2017 +
  • Alabama x
  • Alaska
  • Arizona x
  • Arkansas x
  • California x
  • Colorado x
  • Connecticut x
  • Delaware x
  • Florida x
  • Georgia x
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho x
  • Illinois x
  • Indiana x
  • Iowa x
  • Kansas x
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana x
  • Maine x
  • Maryland x
  • Massachusetts x
jun 21 2016 ∞
jul 31 2017 +
  • Alexander
  • Nicholas
  • Gabriel
  • Edmund
  • Phillip
  • Bernard
  • Benjamin
  • Myles
  • Nathaniel
  • Arthur
  • Leo(nard)
  • Frederik
  • Rory

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  • Madeleine
  • Bianca
  • Natasha
  • Eleanor
  • Vanessa
  • Abigail
feb 7 2013 ∞
nov 16 2018 +
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INTERNATIONAL

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Matsumoto, Japan
  • Singapore City, Singapore
  • Paris, France
  • Zurich, Swizerland
  • Malles Venosta, Italy
  • Munich, Germany,
  • Salzburg, Austria
  • Linz, Austria
  • Vaduz, Liechtensten
  • Aquas Calientes, Peru
  • Arequipa, Peru

UNITED STATES

  • Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Los Angeles, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • San Diego, California
  • New York City, New York
  • Tarrytown, New York
oct 12 2009 ∞
oct 13 2009 +

Here are some ideas I've come up with and done in the past. I made this list because I'm trying to think of something new for this year!

  • Soap Roses: I took glycerin soap, added rose-scented oil, and dyed 1 batch yellow, and 1 batch pink. Poured a teaspoon at a time onto waxpaper, making petals as it hardened, and carefully molded roses, 1 petal at a time around the ends of fake rose stems. I made this up and don't know a tutorial, but it's easy and people love them! Just watch out for when others start requesting them.
  • Scrabble Pillows: I made some simple off-white pillows and took cloth paint and painted them to look like Scrabble tiles spelling out the word "MOM" (my mom loves that game)
  • Felt Cupcake Pincushions: I made mine a chocolate cake (my mom's favorite) with mi...http://www.ehow.com/how_4470534_cupcake-...
apr 26 2010 ∞
apr 26 2010 +
  • Bora Bora
  • St. Kitts
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • The Maldives
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Bali
  • Pago Pago
jun 4 2010 ∞
jun 4 2010 +
  • the air outside when the laundry is being done
  • A thunderstorm coming in
  • Suntan lotion
  • Old books
  • Gasoline
  • Mom's perfumes
  • Cherry blossoms
  • Funnel cake
  • Church incense
  • Bonfires
  • Tatami mats
  • Lysol
  • New Barbies
  • Jamine flowers
  • Rainforests
  • Swimming pools
apr 26 2010 ∞
apr 26 2010 +
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  • Defense Acquisition University
  • Mountain State University, WV
  • University of Maryland - College Park, MD
  • College of Southern Maryland, MD
  • Disney University, CA
  • Great Mills High School, MD
  • Rising Sun Christian Acadamy, MD
  • Hibarigaoka Senior High School, JAPAN
  • Spring Ridge Middle School, MD
  • Liberty Christian Acadamy, VA
  • Smithstation Elementary School, VA
  • Fredericksburg Christian School, VA
oct 12 2009 ∞
oct 29 2009 +
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  • Ashes, cat
  • Fratskie, cat
  • Crow, cat
  • Pinkerton, cat
  • Adolf, cat (stray)
  • Bastet, cat
  • Sam, cat
  • Bertram, cat (Lea's, lived w/ us)
  • Prussy, cat (Grandma's, lived w/ us)
  • Max, dog
  • Dexter, dog(?)
  • Millie, dog
  • Danny, dog
  • Thales, dog
  • Buster, dog
  • Chancey, dog
  • Roxas, hamster
  • Marluxia, hamster
  • Xigbar, hamster
  • Nicholas, hamster
  • Toby, hamster
oct 12 2009 ∞
oct 13 2009 +
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  • a picnic by the water
  • theme/amusement park
  • museum hopping
  • classic movies night
  • baseball/football game
  • local historical sites
  • take a cooking / dancing / art / class
  • karaoke
  • mini/putt-putt or regular golf
  • take a nap :)
  • white water rafting
  • build a dog house
  • renovate furniture
  • go wine tasting
  • sailing
  • go to the zoo / aquarium / arboretum
  • make a music video
  • have a cookout
  • go to the playground
  • go to the farmer's market
  • cook an exotic dish
oct 11 2009 ∞
jul 27 2011 +
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  • Partied in Las Vegas
  • Gone to Disneyland 1 last time
  • Volunteered at Girl Scout Camp
  • 5 road trips encompassing 23 states!
  • Put my cat on a diet
  • Went sailing
  • 2 weeks traveling Peru
  • Got a Global Business cert. from Harvard BSP
  • Got a job with the government
  • Volunteer work at Sotterly
  • Shopping spree
  • Bought a house
  • Made a 3rd-place pie
  • House-sat twice
  • Got my diploma
  • Filed a tax extension
  • Emptied my deceased aunt's storage locker
  • Gone to church
  • Gone to 2 baby showers
oct 11 2009 ∞
oct 29 2009 +
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  • Go skydiving
  • Have an herb garden
  • Get a Ph.D
  • Tell a man I love him
  • Have a beautiful Byzantine wedding
  • Have lots of children (and raise them right)
  • Own a convertible
  • Take a hot air balloon ride
  • Go paragliding
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Take a train cross-country (any country)
  • Go on a Baltic cruise
  • Meet a celebrity
  • Meet royalty
  • Meet the Pope
  • Read Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’
  • Touch an iceberg and/or glacier
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Build a dollhouse
oct 12 2009 ∞
jul 31 2017 +
  • Sour cream raisin pie
  • Macarons
  • Shakshuka
  • Cod with tomato cream sauce
  • Apple cream cheese tart
  • Stuffed jam
mar 15 2019 ∞
mar 15 2019 +

Make it special: add a card, a mini balloon, a full sized balloon, a large bow, put it in a box, a fun pinwheel, a small boutonnier of flowers, an ornament. Remove all price information, include gift receipt, always always wrap in some way (paper, box, bag, cloth, basket, etc).

  • A necklace of their hobby (dinosaur, cameras, cars etc)
  • Buy a sweater and sew on new funky buttons they'd like
  • A small tree wrapped in burlap with a cut ornament looped around the top
  • Papal blessing
  • Reinbeer 6pack
  • Scrapbook page in frame
  • Soap and personalized monogrammed hand towels set
  • Book + movie based on book (+ boardgame if it exists)
  • Magazine or club membership
jul 19 2016 ∞
nov 13 2017 +
  • Toddler House by Fisher Price
  • Raggedy Ann doll
  • A homemade dollhouse
  • Glo-Worm
  • A wagon, of course
  • Cash Register by Fisher Price
  • Train set
  • Milton Moon in My Room
  • Cupcake Dolls
  • A CareBear
  • Wish World Kids
  • Toy piano

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  • The Monster at The End of This Book
  • In The Night Kitchen
  • The Giving Tree
  • Popcorn: A Frank Asch Bear Story
  • Henry's Awful Mistake
  • Little House on The Prairie
feb 10 2013 ∞
mar 6 2013 +

Liked:

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Karate
  • Archery
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Sailing

Didn't like:

  • Skiing
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Racquetball
  • Track
nov 15 2012 ∞
jun 16 2016 +

I've done some of these, but I'm mostly brainstorming for ideas this year.

  • Make him his favorite meal (my dad loves steak)
  • Get something for him that he has had a hard time finding locally (like a type of cigar...)
  • Get him his favorite snack (my dad's is kimchee and peanuts)
  • Find something of his that is broken, and get it fixed. Like a computer, pocketwatch, glasses, or transmitter.
  • Add to his collection (my dad collects pipes)
  • If his favorite book or movie has a corresponding movie or book, find it!
  • Try to get him an autograph of his favorite actor
  • Sit and chat it up all day
  • Take something like a personalizable childrens' book about a daddy and full it out...
apr 26 2010 ∞
apr 26 2010 +
  • REO Speedwagon
  • Hanson
  • Natasha Bedingfield
  • Who's Bad
  • The Rocket Summer
  • The Decemberists
  • The Beach Boys
  • Stray Cats
  • ZZ Top
  • Boys Like Girls
  • HelloGoodbye
  • 7 Sharp 9
  • The Pretenders
  • Steve Goldberg & The Archenemies
  • Ciao Roma
  • The Johann Strauss Orchestra
  • Kings College Choir of London

And a lot of Indie bands and various classical concerts.

apr 26 2010 ∞
apr 26 2010 +
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  • A plate of cheesy toasts
  • 1/2 a roast chicken
  • 1 bag of cat treats
  • 1/2 can cat food
  • 1/2 cup of dip
  • Tampon(s)
  • 1 Boston cream donut
  • 1/2 bag potato chips
  • 1 empty meatball bag
  • 1 bag of deli meat
  • Cat shit
  • 1/4 bag dog biscuits
  • Another 1/2 can of cat food
  • 1 bag of dog treats
  • 1 slice of pizza
  • Actual dogfood(??)
oct 12 2009 ∞
nov 15 2009 +
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  • 1 large dead black beetle in a can of Spaghetti-O's
  • 1 small dead worm in a gallon of milk
  • 1 dead baby grasshopper on a frozen pierogie
  • Dead baby spiders (with web) in a box of Bisquick
  • 1/2 a dried up caterpillar in a packet of instant Quaker oatmeal
  • 1 live bee that crawled into my Diet Coke (and thus into my mouth)
  • Glass in chicken cordon bleu
  • A bee in my Diet Coke
  • Ants in my regular Coke

And the kicker: A small, human tooth in a Christmas cookie at church. I call it my Little Baby Jesus Magic Christmas Tooth.

nov 15 2009 ∞
apr 26 2010 +
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  • Audrilla Oceana
  • Julius Ceasar Bonaparte
  • Leonidas
  • Augustus Cadwell
  • Palmetto Beauregard
  • Sophronia
  • Red Augustus
  • Iredelle
  • Artamesia Frances
  • Zedekiah
  • Aseneath
  • Jeremiah
  • Rolf
  • Ranulph
  • Hugh
  • Lionel
  • Hawise
  • Valentia
  • Bartholomew
  • Iddo
  • Josiah
oct 12 2009 ∞
mar 29 2010 +
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  • Glenn Miller
  • Deanna Durbin
  • Bing Crosby
  • Frank Sinatra
  • The Andrews Sisters
  • Johnny Mercer
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Dean Martin
  • DukeEllington
  • Tommy Dorsey
oct 12 2009 ∞
oct 12 2009 +
  • NCIS
  • Ghost Hunters
  • Monk
  • Psyche
  • Mystery!
  • Doctor Who
  • Fraggle Rock
  • Fox News
  • Jeopardy
  • Jonas
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • House, M.D.
  • Stargate SG1
  • Planet Earth
  • America's Funniest Home Videos
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Bewitched
  • Futurama
  • Bizarre Foods w/ Andrew Zimmern
  • Duck Tales
oct 12 2009 ∞
oct 13 2009 +
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  • Contract Specialist
  • Lifeguard
  • Sales Associate
  • Pet Groomer
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Cashier
  • Assistant Child Therapist
  • Full-time Babysitter

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  • Receptionist
  • Gift Shop Supervisor
  • Horse Care
  • Switchboard Operator
  • Electoral Judge
  • Special Events Crew
oct 12 2009 ∞
jul 27 2011 +
  • Ludlow Massacre Site, Ludlow, CO
  • Cimarron, NM
  • Moqui Cave, Kanab, UT
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain, Marysvale, UT
  • Flintstones Bedrock City, Williams, AZ
  • Kelso Depot, Kelso, CA
  • Chloride City Ghost Town, CA
  • Cueva del Milodón, Patagonia, Chile
nov 23 2016 ∞
mar 20 2017 +
  • Geologist
  • Anthropologist
  • Underwater welder
  • Ecologist
  • Park ranger
  • Veterinarian
  • Humanitarian
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • EMT
  • Bereavement coordinator
  • Event coordinator
  • Patient advocate
  • FSO
  • Traveling nurse
  • Travel agent
  • Teacher
  • Plumber
  • Entrepreneur
  • Photographer
  • Something where I'm not behind a desk all day, can work from home sometimes, helps...
mar 3 2013 ∞
jun 17 2016 +
  • Animal care
  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Blacksmithing
  • Board Games
  • Bowling
  • Calligraphy
  • Camping
  • Cooking
  • Cosplaying
  • Cross-stitch
  • Cultural studies
  • Gardening
  • Genealogy
  • Geology
  • Ghost hunting
  • Golfing
  • Gravestone design
  • Health & fitness
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
feb 7 2013 ∞
jun 17 2016 +
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  • Snacks:
    • Taiyaki
    • Taro mochi
    • Nikuman
    • Melonpan w/chocolate chips
    • Creamed corn baguette
    • Dango (<3 Hanamidango <3)
    • Shu cream (esp from Beard Papa)
    • Inarizushi
    • Kappa maki
    • Gyouza
  • Meals:
    • Omurice
    • Gyudon
    • Okonomiyaki
    • Mabudoufu
    • Ramen
    • Yakisoba
    • Hot corn chowder from a can
may 5 2010 ∞
may 7 2010 +
  • Pizza Lunchables
  • Hot sweet tea
  • Dunkin Donuts Coffee
  • Clove cigarettes
  • Driving fast
  • Loud music
  • Bob Hope movies
  • Sleep
  • Tanning
  • Disneyland
  • Get up in the morning
  • Text messaging
  • Shopping
  • Video games
  • Shoes & Purses
  • Travel
  • Thunderstorms
  • Gherkin pickles
  • The beach
apr 27 2010 ∞
apr 27 2010 +
  • Party in Las Vegas (again)
  • Bought antique books for my collection
  • Took bellydancing lessons (again)
  • Got really, really sick
  • Renovated my lawn/garden
  • Got invited to Hugh Hefner's birthday party
  • Became a Godmother
mar 29 2010 ∞
apr 26 2010 +
  • 1 red trench coat
  • 1 red fedora w/ black or yellow band
  • 1 pair of black or grey leather gloves
  • 1 yellow turtleneck or black shirt
  • black boots
  • 1 magnifying glass
  • 1 map
oct 13 2009 ∞
apr 26 2010 +
  • Pokemon
  • Digimon
  • High School Musical
  • The Romanov Dynasty
  • Lord of The Rings
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Card Captor Sakura
  • Anastasia
  • Harry Potter
mar 29 2010 ∞
mar 29 2010 +
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  • Animal sexuality
  • Seafood
  • Smoking indoors
  • Bloodsucking insects
  • Hair extensions
  • Feet
  • Internet-based relationships
oct 12 2009 ∞
oct 13 2009 +
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  • Mommy
  • Photojournalist
  • Astronaut
  • Fashion Designer
  • Storm Chaser
  • Interior Decorator
  • Photographer
  • Producer
  • Actress
  • Realtor
  • President of the U.S.
  • Corporate CEO
  • News Reporter
oct 12 2009 ∞
oct 12 2009 +
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  • Use old mismatching ornaments
  • Always use an angel - stars are tacky
  • Light candles in the windows
  • Play classic Christmas songs from the 40's
  • Splurge on some of those huge wine glasses
  • Drink wine, meade, hot cocoa, and cider
  • Hang big ribbons instead of garland
  • Dress up and go to a fancy Christmas party
  • Donate some gifts to charity
  • Put a red bow on your pet's collar
  • Put a train set out
  • Write Christmas cards and letters
  • Bake some cookies and/or a pie
  • Invest in a beautiful Crèche
  • Make your own wreath
  • Go to church
oct 12 2009 ∞
oct 13 2009 +