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Giving Back

I just love to know that when I'm using or purchasing products that they are giving back in some way.  There is a wine company called One Hope that a portion of all proceeds goes to different charities, even our fur babies.  They have regular labeled bottles, but why choose regular when you can add [...]

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Food For Thought for Easter Dinner

Where has this year gone?  I can't believe Easter is Sunday.  So what are your plans?Someone is hosting and planning a wonderful dinner with all the fixings. And you know chocolate will be around in every way shape and form...YUM!  Your check list if you are invited to Easter dinner:~Are you making something to share?  A family favorite dish or [...]

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Coloring Relieves Stress

                                              Remember when you were a child, lying on your tummy on the floor, coloring book open, crayon in hand with the other crayons spilling out of the box? Can you remember the sense of peace and enjoyment you felt while you were coloring? Why not consider revisiting this favorite childhood pastime to help during [...]

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What is love to you?

Love means different things to different people. This Valentine's Day, we had sent the normal love sentiments with chocolates, some cute plush bears etc. We also had a few unusual requests. These orders started out on our website, but ended up with phone calls. One gentleman wanted to send a Valentine to a certain lady friend, but absolutely no hearts please [...]

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Valentine's Day is just not for lovers

Valentine's Day is not just for lover's anymore. It's a day to shower everyone you care about with some love ♥The obvious is of course 'your significant other' and if you have children in elementary school they always have a party that they exchange Valentines.  For the kids and their parties, it's a big [...]

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Our Wonderful World of Color

Everywhere around us is color. It's just not just on the other side of the rainbow when Dorothy landed in OZ. We can and should use it to stimulate us in many ways from the work place to the bedroom.Pantone Color of this year is a bright and powerful green.  It's called Greenery!  You will find it everywhere in decorating.  [...]

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It's Not Too Late

The holiday season is a crazy time of year. Perhaps sending your clients gifts to let them know you appreciate their business slipped through the cracks.  It's not too late! January is the perfect time to wish them a prosperous new year and send warm wishes. Perhaps your budget got in the way of sending gifts.  It's not too late!  Sending [...]

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Gift & Tipping Guidelines for Your Service Providers

It's Holiday Time and what do you for your service providers?  Your hairdresser, nail lady, pet sitter, delivery men, door men, child care, baby sitter, etc.  We want to show our appreciation for people that provide services to us all year long.  Once you've found your favorites, you wouldn't know what to do without them.  I know [...]

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Cut-throat design competition!

The gift-giving industry has its own associations, trade shows and training to keep business owners and designers on their toes and in the know about new products. I had the opportunity to participate in a “Chopped” style competition for basket design at the National Gift Basket Convention. Such fun!Designers and their teams were given access to a whole array of [...]

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Trend report: Slate servers

Chalkboard paint has been DIY applied like mad to wine glasses, walls and boards this year. For the trendy look in a more classic form, look no further than slate servers. The strong, flat stone lends itself to platters and trays. Slate is naturally weather-proof so it holds up to frequent use and washing. A tablescape set with several slate [...]

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