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Cherie Burbach

Friendship December 2011 Archive

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Dump That Negative Friend

Thursday December 29, 2011
As we head into the new year, are you thinking about your relationships at all? I usually do. It's hard not to look at different areas of your life this ... Read More

Recycled Wool Sweater Blanket

Tuesday December 27, 2011
I love projects that reuse things, and I also like to give homemade presents. Many times, these two things work together! That's why I really liked this recycled wool sweater ... Read More

National Thank You Note Day

Monday December 26, 2011
You know by now that I'm a big fan of thank you notes, right? I think they make a very important statement, that you're grateful and that you don't take ... Read More

Social Media Pillows

Friday December 23, 2011
If you have a friend that is all over social media, these social media pillows are a really cute idea for a homemade gift. Pillows are always an easy thing ... Read More

National Haiku Poetry Day

Thursday December 22, 2011
Here's something you might not have known about me: I love poetry. I write it, I've published it, and I read it. I enjoy the way poetry can allow you ... Read More

People Paying Off Stranger's Layaway Bills

Thursday December 22, 2011
I'm blown away by this story. The article from Yahoo Finance says that one woman paid off "layaway orders for as many as 50 people. On the way out, she ... Read More

Zip Your Lip!

Wednesday December 21, 2011
Maybe this is especially good advice considering it's right before the holidays, when we're about to get together with people we love (and some who we don't). I caught this ... Read More

Did You Ever Wonder Why Someone Is In Your Life?

Tuesday December 20, 2011
Sometimes friends stay in our lives a long time, and other times they seem to drift out as quickly as they arrived. I was thinking about this the other day ... Read More

How Being Mysterious Can Improve Your Friendships

Monday December 19, 2011
I'll admit, I'm a bit of a Francophile. In fact, About's French site is one of my favorites on the Internet. I've only been to France once, but I've been ... Read More

Special Candy Wrappers

Sunday December 18, 2011
Each time you give a present, think of a special way to present it. It makes it that much more special. Case in point, these adorable snowman candy bar wrappers. They ... Read More

Why Do New Friendships Fail?

Saturday December 17, 2011
Did you ever meet someone and think you hit it off, but then your friendship just kind of fizzles after that? Friendships are no different than other types of relationships ... Read More

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Friday December 16, 2011
Today has been officially designated as "National Chocolate Covered Anything" Day. So you know what that means? Time to get creative and make some fun chocolate covered treats as gift ... Read More

Recycled Sweater Projects

Friday December 16, 2011
So what if you shrunk that old sweater! It happens to the best of us. Not too long ago I wore one of my favorite new sweaters to dinner, and ... Read More

Great Idea for Sending Gifts to Friends

Thursday December 15, 2011
Do you and your friends exchange Christmas gifts? I do that with a few of mine, but with others we sort of have an unwritten agreement that we'll just wish ... Read More

What to Give Your Neighbors?

Wednesday December 14, 2011
Do you give your neighbors gifts at the holidays? I've found that this is an especially good way to get to know them and start up a friendship. So often ... Read More

How Can You Tell If You Need More Friends?

Tuesday December 13, 2011
Do you have enough friends? If you feel like you don't, you probably would benefit from meeting a few more people. It's not always easy to tell when you do ... Read More

Stuff to Make From Old Books

Monday December 12, 2011
Oh how I love old books! I'm that person you see at the library sale buying up a pile of old books. Sometimes I go to used book sales and ... Read More

Word of the Year

Sunday December 11, 2011
Here's some fuel to ramp up the small talk at the next party you go to. Dictionary.com has revealed it's word of the year: tergiversate (ter•gi•ver•sate). I'll admit, I had ... Read More

50 Ways to Make New Friends

Saturday December 10, 2011
I'd say one of the biggest questions I get from people has to do with how and where to make friends. It gets harder as you get older, I think. ... Read More

Interview With Girlfriendology

Friday December 9, 2011
I had a great time chatting today with Debba from Girlfriendology, and if you missed it you can still catch it through the podcast. We talked about quite a range ... Read More

Friendship Opposites

Friday December 9, 2011
I'll be talking to the gals at Girlfriendology later today at 2 p.m. (EST), so I hope you'll check it out and call in with questions. We'll be chatting about ... Read More

Ornament Exchange Across the Miles

Thursday December 8, 2011
I was thinking about friends who are far away, and how you could keep in touch with them across the miles. One thing my cousins and I do is send ... Read More

Are People More Rude Than Before?

Wednesday December 7, 2011
Recently BellaTerra66 commented on a post about girls taking it harder when a friend lets them down than boys. She says: "If a friend just disappoints me, it's not that big ... Read More

Friendship Thoughts from Twitter

Tuesday December 6, 2011
I was tooling around Twitter yesterday and came across quite a few friendship quotes and thoughts I really liked. Say what you want about Twitter, I think it can be ... Read More

Do You Have an Emotional Vampire in Your Life?

Monday December 5, 2011
In the last few years, the term emotional vampire has really gained in popularity. I think part of it has to do with the other "vampire craze" brought on by ... Read More

National Cookie Day

Sunday December 4, 2011
It's National Cookie Day today, and I can't think of a better reason to bake up something for your friends. I know, I know... it's the holidays and you're stressed. ... Read More

Friendship Resolutions for the New Year

Friday December 2, 2011
It's the time of year to talk about resolutions, and when I think about the things I want to accomplish I don't go for the obvious ones (get healthy, lose ... Read More

Girls Take It Harder When a Friend Lets Them Down

Thursday December 1, 2011
This shouldn't come as a surprise, but a new Duke University study found that girls tend feel sadder when a friend let them down than boys do. Girls are wired ... Read More

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