Best Preschool and Kindergarten Graduation Present

Best Preschool and Kindergarten Graduation Present

Every graduation counts >> college, high school, even preschool and kindergarten graduations. Use your child's preschool or kindergarten graduation to reinforce that he or she is growing up and is now old enough and wise enough to be rewarded with the responsibility of an allowance. Financial experts are largely in agreement, even children as young as four and five can begin to learn about the value and responsibility of money.  Give your children a few coins each week to save in a fun personalized coin bank from Frecklebox and tell them how proud you are of their accomplishments.   This is one of the most important gifts you will ever give your child and it will be appreciated for a lifetime.  Continue Reading →

Just Birdhouses

Just Birdhouses

Just Birdhouses

We had no idea there were so many birdhouses! They make fun accents for your garden party and will bring hours of enjoyment after the party is long over. And don't forget the birdhouse theme invitations.  Continue Reading →

Eco-Friendly Party Favors & Confetti

Eco-Friendly Party Favors & Confetti

Eco-Friendly Party Favors & Confetti

Courtesy of Sophies Favors

Let's start the new year off right with a resolution to be more environmentally friendly in all aspects of our lives, including our parties! Eco-Friendly party favors and confetti can add a beautiful and environmentally safe element to your party planning. Currently there is a wide variety of Eco-Friendly party supplies that are all made of renewable natural resources. These Eco-Friendly products can add festive splashes of color for practically any kind of event, such as weddings, baby showers, graduation parties, and more. And the best part about it, is that these non-GMO (genetically modified organism) products won’t harm the Earth. These Eco-Friendly favors and confetti are embedded with high quality seeds, which can be planted, so the favors and confetti turns into flowers, plants and herbs. Plantable party supplies are a wonderful way to add thoughtful, eco-friendly ideas to your festivities. They can reduce your event’s footprint and sustain the Earth, while providing your guests with lovely favors that are sustainable for them too!

Plantable Seed Party Favors

Plantable Seed Paper Favors  

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Celebrate the Happy Couple! Throw a Bride & Groom Shower

Happy Couple Bride & Groom Balloon Decor Kit

Happy Couple Shower >> Bride & Groom Balloon Decor Kit

Celebrate the Happy Couple! Throw a Bride & Groom Shower!

Leave it to our friends to come up with the best ideas! Today Hanna texted. She is hosting a bridal shower and was thinking about skipping a theme and just celebrating the happy couple. Her concept is to use jumbo bride and groom caramel apples for the table centerpieces. She will probably display them on a pretty pedestal cake plate set amidst scattered flower petals. And of course, will add a petal or two to the plate itself to tie it all together.

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Minted Holiday Cards + So Much More Minted Fabulousness Now on SALE!

Minted Holiday Cards, Wedding, and Art and Decor Sale

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Minted Holiday Cards + So Much More Minted Fabulousness Now on SALE!

This post is mostly so you can access Minted's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sales quickly and easily. If you follow us at all, you probably know by now that this year we are all in on Minted. For a few years now we have been noticing that our favorite holiday cards of the season have pretty much all come from Minted so this year we are seriously encouraging everyone to give them a try. As we explained to Cousin Kate at Thanksgiving, she need not worry about actually being ready to personalize her Minted holiday cards and her photos this weekend because this year, Minted is offering a Buy Now Personalize Later option. WE LOVE IT! So take advantage of Minted's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sales to order your Minted holiday cards, wedding essentials, and holiday gifts! Continue Reading →

Piano Music Boxes on Sale!

Piano Music Boxes

Piano Music Boxes >> Music Box Attic

Piano Music Boxes on Sale!

Join us in admiring the wonderful world of mechanical music.  We can not think of a better way to do so than showcasing this stunning collection of music box pianos from Music Box Attic. We are enchanted :: We are enthralled.  Piano music boxes are definitely our new obsession.  In full disclosure, I must admit I love pianos.  The very first piece of “grown up” furniture my husband and I bought together was an ebony Yamaha baby grand piano.  Yes, you read that right – we bought a piano way before a dining room table, and even before we bought sofas for our living room.  Today this same piano graces our living room, sitting smack dab in the middle of our house and continues to be a source of personal joy and hours of enjoyment for our family and friends.

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12 Housewarming Party Gifts with Special Meaning

Housewarming Party Gifts with Special Meaning

Housewarming Party Gifts with Special Meaning

12 Housewarming Party Gifts with Special Meaning

This week two of our favorite people in the world were invited to housewarming parties. Both are in their 20s. It seems that their millennial friends are throwing themselves housewarming parties every time they move to a new apartment. Any excuse to party, right? Hopefully they are doing so as a way to gather together friends and family rather than a ploy to stock their new abode. In either case, yes, you do need to bring a gift! So why not use it as a way to infuse extra meaning into the celebration.

The folks over at Things Remembered  did a wonderful job of putting together an article explaining the tradition of housewarming gifting and a list of their 12 favorite housewarming party gifts along with each gift's special meaning. We have tweaked the list just a tad and added some concrete gift ideas of from our friends over at Real Estate Client Gifts and a few of our own!

One more thing >> keep scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page for hard to find housewarming party supplies & invitations ⬇

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S’more Fun | S’mores Party Invitations

Smores Party Invitations

S'mores Party Invitations – Photo Courtesy of blog.Tiny Prints

S'mores Party Invitations

We love Instagram.  We check our feed first thing every morning and today we awoke to this festive end of summer party idea courtesy of Tiny Prints.  How fun would it be to send off summer with a toasty treat by setting up a stocked s'mores bar in your back yard!  We just happen to have a fire pit (or two) so we can't wait to invite friends over for s'more fun.  Although we did like these joyful herringbone party invitations (they are no longer available), in the end we actually prefer the more literal s'mores party invitations available on Minted so there is absolutely no confusion about what to expect – no dinner, no cocktails, simply s'mores. We are especially excited that among the Minted invitation offerings is one of their free online invitations (*free thru 12.31.17) Continue Reading →

15 Unique & Personalized Gifts to Stock Up on NOW!

50 OFF High Quality Affordable Personalized Housewarming Hostess Wedding Anniversary Holiday and Teacher Gifts

High Quality Affordable Personalized Gifts! 

15 Unique & Personalized Gifts to Stock Up on NOW! 

Very rarely do we come across two new merchants we love in one week. Week in and week out, we are solicited by dozens of companies to “hawk” their products. We turn down 98% of them because, well simply put, we do not like their “stuff”. Most often the products are cheap and look cheap and are just plain ugly. But wow were we impressed when we started digging into both Qualtry.com's product line and Bourbon & Boots merchandise. Both companies sell unique handcrafted or personalized gifts with universal appeal. Continue Reading →

Stella & Dot Mother’s Day Gifts – Think Statement Necklace!

Stella & Dot Mother's Day Gifts - Think Statement Necklaces!

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Stella & Dot Mother's Day Gifts – Think Statement Necklaces!

Mother's Day is less than a week away and moms everywhere deserve to be pampered on their special day. Stella & Dot allows you to lavish mom with boutique style jewelry and accessories she is bound to love without exceeding your budget. We were pleasantly surprised to find multiple gifts under $50. Although we adore the entire Stella & Dot Collection, this year we decided to feature statement necklaces – a piece of jewelry every mom would love to own but might hesitate to buy for herself! Continue Reading →