Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Here's a blurb from the Carols Daughter website:
In the early 1990’s, Brooklyn native Lisa Price (a.k.a. Carol’s daughter) began experimenting with fragrance, essential oils and natural moisturizers to make gifts for her family and friends. Soon after she packaged her home-spun creations, word spread like wildfire and the demand for her unparalleled hair and body care products led to a highly successful mail-order and web-based business.
Nature, family and love are words that resonate for Carol’s Daughter and as business expands, Lisa makes sure that detailed care and attention is given to each product. Within every Carol's Daughter product, whether it's the Ecstasy Shea Soufflé or the Almond Cookie Sea Salt Body Scrub, the uniqueness of the name is an association with the familiar manner in which the products were born.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Below are gift stats that focus on the habits of women and shopping. Check them out!
- 28% of surveyed respondents admitted that they "recycle gifts."
- Women give Christmas gifts to more people than do men. The average difference is 12.5 versus eight.
- Women devote more time to selecting the appropriate gift, 2.4 hours per recipient versus 2.1 hours for male gift shoppers.
- Women are more successful in finding desired gifts. 10% of women's gifts were returned to the shop, as opposed to 16% for gifts given by men.
Source: flickr.com, marginalrevolution.com
Monday, March 23, 2009
"Seal got me a tennis bracelet, and he put it on me in my sleep. When I woke up to feed the baby, I noticed it"
Living artfully might require taking the time to buy things with soul for the home. Good linens, a special rug, or a simple teapot can be a source of enrichment not only in our own life, but also in the lives of our children and grandchildren.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
My favorite part of this website are the PSA Essentials Stamps collection. The stamps collection features hundreds of designs.
This is a great personal gift for the person who has everything and I would also think it would be a thoughtful gift to a new homeowner. Actually, I know it would be-I gave one to one of my best friends upon the purchase of her new home. She loved it. She said it "made it (her first home) official". How great is that?! What an impactful gift. I gave her the address stamper along with an assortment of greeting cards to make th gift complete. Below is the style I purchased for her:
Here's the one I got for myself:
Now in case you want to get one for yourself or someone you care about, here's a deal from me to you: Use code: MOM40 to receive a whopping 40% off your Expressionary.com purchase and free shipping. The promo code can be used until May 12th.
PS: Don't forget Mother's Day is coming up.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
If you cannot download the coupon click here: http://www.bwiairport.com/en/parking/information-rates/parkhappy
BONUS: Once on this site, you can register for free & frequent deals at BWI Marshall’s Express Parking, Hourly and Daily Garages and Long Term A and B.
Fun Facts about BWI:
-In 2001 BWI named the fastest growing airport among the 30 busiest in North America.
-The food and retail concessions program at BWI Marshall is again honored by industry publication Airport Revenue News with the 2007 award for "Best Overall Concessions" in the medium-sized airport category.
-Over 21 million commercial passengers flew through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in 2007. This traffic figure, an increase of 1.7% over 2006, represents a new all-time record for BWI Marshall.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Papyrus products include wrapping paper, gifts, stationary and they are most known for their greeting cards. The Bella Pilar cards are amongst my favorites. I have included one of their cards below. Cute, huh?
Interesting facts about Papyrus
1950: Company founded.
1965 - 1989: Company facility in Oakland, California. Housed warehouse, product packaging and all administrative departments. The original facility in Emeryville was burnt to the ground in 1965.
1973: Papyrus was established in Berkeley as the first retail store.
1982: Dominique Schurman joined the Company and worked over the years in many capacities.
2004: Papyrus store system totaled 140 stores with major presence in all key metro markets.
2006: All brands unified under the Papyrus brand.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
According to jewelry designer Silvio Hidalgo, who has had celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Mandy Moore wearing his rings, suggests wearing a ring of a known size and asking the recipient to try it on (" I love my new ring. I bet it would look pretty on you."). And remember...if you have taken all the routes to try to find out the ring size to no avail, take an educated guess as rings can always be sized later. In the end, the recipient will be excited and happy that you thought of them! In case you want to see Hidalgo's work below are a few of his special pieces. Beautiful aren't they?
Interesting fun facts
*60% if women's ring fingers are between a size 6 and 7.
*Actress Rosario Dawson loves to buy rings as gifts
Whether you are looking for a ring for yourself or to give as a gift, it is important to find a size that will fit you correctly. The perfect size is when the ring feels comfortably on the finger, but it is a little hard to get off. This allows pleasant wearing without the risk of losing the ring. While you don't want the ring sliding off your finger, you also don't want to it applying too much pressure. What you are looking for is a nice, snug fit. To get a snug fit, the ring should just fit over the largest part of your finger - that is typically your knuckle. And, you should also know that your ring size generally increases with hot outdoor temperatures, with high humidity levels and with a diet high in salt. So, keep these facts in mind as you determine the right ring size.
Sources: In Style Magazine, HidalgoJewerly.com, Gem-Fashion.com
Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
They tend to be oversized and of heavy construction, since there is no pressing need for portability. Subject matter is generally confined to non-fiction, and is usually visually-oriented. Pages consist mainly of photographs and illustrations, accompanied by captions and small blocks of text, as opposed to long prose. Since they are aimed at anyone who might pick the book up for a light read, the analysis inside is often more basic and with less jargon than other books on the subject.
*Images from amazon.com
Friday, March 6, 2009
Compendium is a Seattle-based company and continue to grow their product line daily. Their site is extensive and how can you not love a company whose vision statement is "live inspired"?
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
The first spotlight is the stationary of Pink Sugar Dots (http://www.pinksugardots.com/) and I found them online this past summer. Sorry for the delay in sharing but the time is right!
Pink Sugar Dots features note card collections for the fantabulous. Delina Breeding, owner of Pink Sugar Dots creates paper goods for the fashionable and free-spirited. She includes calling cards (aka business cards), invites to birthday parties, bridal showers and general cards for a special note.
Here are a few examples:
The prices are reasonable and listed on her website. Check out her creativeness and support a local artisan. Her cards are truly works of art.