Layered Clothing for Fall

Without a doubt my favourite articles of clothing are my ponchos, shawls, capes and pashminas. These items are especially handy during the change of seasons when the temperature can fluctuate suddenly. They add a warm layer to wear over your rain coat to keep warm, especially when it is windy. I keep a basic black woollen cape in my car at all times. For the guys a woollen scarf kept in the car will do the trick. Besides the obvious use to keep you warm there are many other uses.

  • Roll up to place behind your neck or lower back for support while you drive
  • A useful cover-up if you have to eat on the run in the car
  • It can double as a blanket if the children fall asleep in the car
  • Carry a scarf or cape into the theatre or movie to feel cozy and warm
  • Also useful as clothing protection at the movies to prevent food stains on clothing
  • Roll it like a pillow for your back or to sit on for added comfort when seated for a long time at the theatre, seminars,banquets or wooden church benches.


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Hints for Handling Your Gift List

How do you handle your holiday wish lists? Sometimes the simplest hints are the best. For years I have been using the same easy to implement method.

  • I purchase the tiniest address book I can find and assign one page for each person on my guest list.
  • I record their sizes, colour and style preferences.
  • I include family members, friends, hairdresser and all service providers.
  • I keep the list inside my wallet so it can quickly and easily be updated.
  • Information for stocking gifts is also recorded.
  • I can frequently review what I have purchased to keep my budget on track.
  • As I wrap gifts I check them off!
  • If certain gifts need to be hidden I record where they were put.
  • I also list ideas and purchases of hostess gifts to keep on hand.

There are many benefits to this system. It is lightweight and portable, but most importantly since I keep the lists year after year, it helps me to prevent repeating gift ideas. Who wants to get a sweater or tie year after year?


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