Cousin Alfred turned 100 this month and my mother-in-law wanted to gift him a special present worthy of a milestone birthday. She wanted ]milestone birthday presents that told a story. A gift that told his story. Specifically, she wanted a copy of the New York Times from the day Alfred was born. After a bit of back and forth, we narrowed her choices down to three: a framed front page New York Times reprint from the day he was born, The Ultimate Birthday Book – The Times of Your Life, New York Times Special Day Book, and New York Times Custom Birthday Book. In the end mom chose the New York Times Special Day Book because it most closely embodied her original concept. All the others had either way more than she wanted or significantly less than she wanted. Continue Reading →
We want to thank our friends over at GreatGets.com for their fabulous personalized men's gift guide! Yes, the gifts listed include many thoughtful Father's Day gift ideas and make wonderful men's birthday gifts, but as we told them, many of the gifts featured would make great retirement party gifts and with wedding season just around the corner, perfect groomsmen gifts.
From their list, here are our top
five seven favorite groomsmen gifts, in no particular order. Stop dawdling already, order your groomsmen gifts TODAY so you can cross it off your “to do” list once and for all! Continue Reading →
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When I was a little girl, my grandmother bought me a very special musical baby doll that we kept in my bedroom at her house. Even as I outgrew my doll phase, I continued to cherish “my baby”. I don't remember what tune she played but I do remember dragging that doll around with me everywhere. She helped me feel safe away from home and adoringly accepted the love I bestowed upon her. When we were cleaning out my grandparents' house, after they passed away, I found my baby doll carefully tucked away in a dresser drawer, almost as if she was waiting for me to return. My doll was soft and pink and had a beautiful, delicate face and although she had long lost her wiggle, she never lost her magic. So when I happened upon these adorable Ashton-Drake musical baby dolls, I fell in love all over again.