Tags archives: gift



Rules For Your Kids & Their Smartphone

Do you have rules and reg­u­la­tions for your kids and their smart­phones?  One mom gave her 13 year old an iPhone for Christ­mas, and it came with the fol­low­ing let­ter. What do you think of her par­ent­ing style and what rules do you have for your kids in regards to tech­nol­ogy? Dear Gre­gory Merry Christmas! […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Christmas Tradition Trouble

Dear Mike & Liza, My new hus­band has 2 boys from a pre­vi­ous mar­riage, aged 9 and 12.  I have no chil­dren.  This is our first Christ­mas together with the boys.  I hoped to incor­po­rate some of my fam­ily tra­di­tions into our Christ­mas this year, like open­ing one gift on Christ­mas Eve, a spe­cial Christ­mas breakfast […]



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Whose Parents Are Worth More

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band has made a lovely, thought­ful, per­sonal and quite frankly expen­sive gift for his par­ents this Christ­mas.  When I told him I plan to spend the same amount of money on my par­ents he said he didn’t see why that was nec­es­sary.  He says the par­ents will never com­pare gifts and […]



Top Christmas Gifts For 2012



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Cruise Scrooge

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band and I bought a cruise for our fam­ily to enjoy in Feb­ru­ary. We planned to present it to our teenage chil­dren for Christ­mas. I want to get my chil­dren lots of lit­tle cruise related gifts — new swim­suits, flip flops, sun­glasses, etc so they will have presents to open […]



East Idaho Takes Care Of East Idaho

Idaho Falls Cit­i­zens We Can Help:  This page is for Idaho Falls area res­i­dents who like to make a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity.  If you want to help, click this link, join the Face­book group and stay involved with your com­mu­nity. On Thurs­day morn­ing, an Idaho Falls fam­ily watched as every­thing they own went up […]



Get Your Ducks In A Row And Win

This Sat­ur­day, August 11, is the 22nd  annual Great Snake River Green­belt Duck Race spon­sored by the Idaho Falls Rotary Club and ben­e­fit­ing many local char­i­ties.  Get your ducks today online at ifrotary.org/ducks and you have a chance to win a 2012 Ford F-150 from Broad­way Ford, a Sun­dance Spa from Brady’s or an Arc­tic Cat […]



Does A Graduation Announcement Require A Gift

Mike got a grad­u­a­tion announce­ment from a dis­tant nephew.  He doesn’t think he needs to get him a gift because it’s not an invi­ta­tion.  Liza believes an announce­ment requires a gift. We’ll abide by your deci­sion.  Take our poll on Facebook.



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Memories Or Money

Dear Mike & Liza, My hus­band gave me a Thomas Kinkade for our 10th anniver­sary.  It’s a print, but it does have an orig­i­nal sig­na­ture.  When Kinkade died, my hus­band almost imme­di­ately started scour­ing auc­tion sites.  He thinks we can sell it for $12,000.  It was a gift and it’s spe­cial to me.   He says, […]



When A Gift Card Is Worth $0

Have you ever been given a gift card… with noth­ing on it?  Liza’s Brother-In-Law gave her these gift cards for Christ­mas.  When she went to use them, the bal­ance was $0.  What should she do?