Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Available in blue, pink, and clear. Approximately 3 inches tall. We only have one of each color and we have marked them down to half price.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I have too many deadlines looming on my calendar, so today's post is short and sweet, but I'll be back tomorrow with more gift inspiration.
I'm loving this first one. What do you think?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I would love to hear if you have an unusual centerpiece suggestion.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
We can be at a loss for what to say when a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer. The Cancer Poetry Project offers the words we want to say. A single poem - heart rending, fearful, raging, beautiful, grotesque, even hilarious - lets us know we're not alone in dealing with cancer. This was the idea that launched The Cancer Poetry Project and drew more than 1200 submissions from published poets, first-time poets and everyone in between. The award winning result is a national anthology of 140 poems, plus the story and people behind each one. This book is a moving gift for anyone affected by cancer: the newly diagnosed, the survivor, the partner, the parent, the child, the sibling, the caregiver, and the friend. A gift can have amazing power when it is a show of support.
Friday, July 18, 2008
From time to time, I'll show you more ways to stay out of the gift basket doldrums.
P.S. Since it is Friday, the recipe for that mouthwatering drink, can be found here.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Secondly, my sister-in-law, has just started a blog. So please check her out here. She is an amazing photographer based in Seattle. (read between the lines.....Seattle, could you possible live any farther away??) You can also access her website from her blog where you can see a lot more of her work since her blog is brand new. I have also watched her in action taking wedding and lifestyle photos. Whenever Deena is here, she takes the most stunning pictures of my children. She always manages to capture the essence of their personalities. Below is a series that I just love. Trust me, she has captured them perfectly here! I can actually hear them talking and laughing.
I'll be back tomorrow with more gift inspiration. Have a great day everyone!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Part of my love of creative gift giving was instilled in me as a child. For as long as I can remember, my family has always put clues or hints on gift tags. Gifts had an extra dimension of fun when we were guessing what was inside from the clue. I'm so thrilled that this tradition has managed to be important to my children. The other night, my son gave his friend a set of three Star Wars books. (Yes, every boy I know is still a huge Star Wars fan....every little boy and every boy not so little) He struggled with what to write on the tag for awhile. We played with each title and with the story lines, but here is what he settled on.......
Monday, July 7, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Serious thought went into these hand-crafted bowls. These pieces that can pass themselves off as sculpture are assembled from brass wire that is burnished to a mottled bronze finish. The wires are shaped into individual circles and then assembled. Use them empty or fill them with something worth showcasing. They are available in two sizes.
For an anniversary, put on the tag, "All these circles represent the years I want to spend going around the sun with you."
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
When we got married, a cousin gave us a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. (Big book lovers here) Since it was a decent amount of money for the bookstore, we really wanted to get something that we would always have. We decided on a dictionary. We knew we would use it and someday our children would use it. Give it as a wedding gift and put on the tag, "You two are the definition of the happy couple." When the crystal candlesticks have been broken, the dictionary will still be on the shelf.
I also think a dictionary would make a clever gift for the graduate who is headed off to college. Put something clever on the tag, too..."Why isn't phonic spelled phonetically?"