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Christmas Aftermath

In Adventures on December 26, 2009 at 12:43 am

I received many very thoughtful gifts this year. Some were deliberately MITUSA, which I found to be a very sweet gesture from my family and friends. Other gifts were accidentally MITUSA–gifts that were given that just happened to be Made In The USA. Here’s a rundown.

Deviled Egg Tray. This gift, the result of a gag gift exchange, is not only quite desirable around my house, it’s randomly MITUSA. Read the rest of this entry »

More Last Minute Gift Ideas

In Adventures on December 17, 2009 at 12:39 am

Have I mentioned this blog: If I haven’t, I should have. It’s a great resource for finding stuff that’s MITUSA. So if you’re stuck for ideas on American-made gifts, give it a look. How about an axe? Or a flashlight? Or a cleaning solvent?


Last minute gift ideas…

In Adventures on December 15, 2009 at 12:01 am

…for the stylish in your life.

A selection of great MITUSA goods, from furniture to lighting to decor and much more.


Last call…

In Adventures on November 19, 2009 at 12:46 am

Alright campers, this is your last chance to tell me where to go and what to do. Suggest a GREAT gift idea, something that qualifies as MITUSA, and you could win. Read the rules and reasons here, and then send in your best ideas. Or even any ideas at all! It’s getting close to go time!


Happy Birthday, Leah

In Adventures on October 30, 2009 at 12:29 am

For my birthday, my good friend Leah gave me a very nice, and thoughtfully MITUSA, gift. She wanted to honor my MITUSA goals so she gave me a book about Annie Leibovitz she found on my wishlist, as well as a gift certificate to Avalon Exchange, a vintage clothing store in the Delmar Loop. I used it to buy a pair of previously-loved shoes and a previously-loved button-down shirt. I was MITUSA all the way, thanks to the recycled nature of previously owned clothing. Read the rest of this entry »

My birthday.

In Adventures on August 21, 2009 at 12:05 am

My birthday is coming up, and so I’m obligated to provide gift suggestions to my beloved. That raises a question: do I ask her for only MITUSA items, or do I ask her specifically for all of the non-MITUSA items I can’t buy but desperately want?

Turns out, the right answer (IMHO) is to ask for the few items I want that are MITUSA (a new-to-me used record player, some books that are probably printed in the USA, Read the rest of this entry »

Watch It

In Adventures on February 16, 2009 at 6:33 am

My parents returned from their cruise with gifts in hand. It’s sweet, really.

For Shelley, they had a lovely pair of jade and silver earrings from Guatemala. For me, they had a Kenneth Cole watch from the duty-free shop onboard the ship. It’s a great watch; I just have to readjust to wearing one again. It’s been years. Read the rest of this entry »