Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Shopping discounts: Macy's and J. Crew

OK! Here are some discounts to help with your shopping desires...

Beginning tomorrow (until the 3rd) at Macy's you can recieve 25% off as the store celebrate friends and family, just use code "MACYSFF". For J Crew use "Extra20" online at jcrew.com for 20% off any of their fab items until April 30th.

Macy's is also participating in their stores but for some reason I cannot upload the coupon...if you want it just email me at simonemcdowell(at)gmail.com and I will shoot it over to you.

Happy Shopping!
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Gift Tip #27: The Art of the Compliment

Maybe I picked up this book for the wrong reason... when I cracked open the book in the store the first page I fell upon was an excerpt of a love letter from Dwight Eisenhower to Mamie Eisenhower and I was like "Wow, he LOVES this woman". Being the hopeless romantic I am, I made an impulse purchase.

Since then I have browsed through the book and have decided it makes a good gift for anyone who wants to make people feel like they are on Cloud 9, the unique book lover or those who need a nudge with kindness... it really does go a long way!

Some things that you can look for in the book:
-a brief history of compliments
-occasions when you really should try to make a compliment
-potentially awkward situations to defuse with a compliment

One key point made in the book is that you should mean every compliment you say. I think that is the most important point you should remember. Please don't fake a compliment...isn't that just a lie? Also, you never know what people are going through. A compliment could really make their day.
Remember the Eisenhower love letter that made purchase the book? Here's a bit of it...
On the day you open this letter you'll be 46. I'd like to be there to help you celebrate, and to kiss you 46 times (multiplied by any number you care to pick)...In any event I will be with you in thought, and entirely aside from the usual congratulations and felicitations I will be thinking with the deepest gratitude of the many happy hours and years you've given me...
I've never wanted any other wife-you're mine, and for that reason I've been luckier than any other man.
PS: The reason he was not there to celebrate with Mamie is because he was at war!
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gift Tip #26: Positively Green cards

I fell in love with these cards on a recent trip to Paper Skyscraper. The sentiments are simple and meaningful. I should have known that the Positively Green product line is from one of my favorite companies, Compendium, Inc. Truly, there is nothing they do that I do not LOVE.
Anyway, the cards include a "Do Something Positive" and "Do Something Green" message on the back of the cards. I have included an example of a Positively Green card below and you can find out more about the cards at positivelygreencards.com.

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