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Heartwood Creations Blog

Understanding the Basics of Cribbage

1/2/2017 1:52 PM Posted in Useful Tips by Erin Palmer

Cribbage is a card game that utilizes a Cribbage board for easy score keeping and a standard 52-card deck. At its simplest, it is a game of numbers. You collect points by scoring combinations or putting cards together to make runs. The math is simple, but you do need to know some tactics and strategies.Read more

Christmas Gifts for Mom

12/6/2016 3:42 PM Posted in Useful Tips by Erin Palmer

Picking a Christmas gift for your mom can be difficult. While she deserves the world, you may not always have the ability to give her that. Instead, you may have to pack all of your love and respect for her into something that you can fit in a box. Here are some of the best Christmas gift ideas for mom this year.Read more

Tips for Buying a Jewelry Box

11/14/2016 10:35 AM Posted in Useful Tips by Erin Palmer

Even if your jewelry doesn’t cost much, you still want to take care of it. The best way to do this is to use a jewelry box that will keep your jewelry in one place so you don’t misplace it and protect it from dust. For men, jewelry boxes are even more essential. Men’s jewelry tends to be more expensive, which means it needs to be protected. It’ll keep you organized and make it easier to get ready for important events. Whether you want to put your new watch, a pair of cuff links, or you want to use it for something that isn’t jewelry, you have plenty of options. However, not all jewelry boxes are created equally.Read more

Woodworking Gifts for the Holidays

11/14/2016 10:28 AM Posted in Useful Tips by Erin Palmer

High quality gifts that will last a lifetime are among the most special gifts, especially when a lot of thought is put into the gift itself. A sweater may only last a season and the giver of gift cards are often forgot. Instead, a gift of high quality will allow the recipient to think of the giver years later when they use or look at it.Read more

Summer Time Games for Kids

7/26/2016 12:52 PM Posted in Wooden Games by Erin Palmer

During the summer, there is a lot of time to fill for your kids. From rainy days when you can’t go outside to sunny days when you want to protect sensitive skin from the UV rays and the heat, finding things to do inside can be difficult. Luckily, there are some options that will make summertime just as much fun indoors as it is outdoors.Read more

5 Unique iPad Accessories

6/28/2016 10:30 AM Posted in Useful Tips by Erin Palmer

Your iPad is probably already a part of your daily life, from working to watching videos to window shopping. It shouldn't come as a surprise then that there are some incredibly unique iPad accessories out there that will make your life easier, a little more stylish, and all around better.Read more

The perks of a puzzle

2/25/2016 3:26 PM Posted in Useful Tips by Jaime Hollander

Looking to stay sharp? Look no further than a puzzle. Not only do puzzles and puzzle-based games activate both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, but the simple act of solving these hands-on problems exercises the brain cells and pushes them to maximize both their efficiency and their capacity—and that’s a win/win for puzzlers of any age.Read more

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