Archive for the 'Gift Ideas' Category

10 Unique Gifts: the Wine Lover

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Tired of gifting corkscrews and stemware? Here are some unique gifts for the wine enthusiast. 1. Wine cork candles Add a little ambiance to your evening- these clever candles fit inside your favorite wine bottle and add a romantic glow to a tablescape. $22 for a set of 12. 2. Wine tasting chocolates This set […]

Etsy find: Custom stationery roundup

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

One of my new year’s resolutions was to start writing (and actually SENDING) handwritten notes. Thank you, get well, thinking of you and no reason at all- just remembering that in a world of emails and texts, a note in the mailbox can be such a delight. With making such a decision, finding some fancy […]

Baby: Why all the cheesy sayings?

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Spit happens, or at least that’s what I’ve learned since having a baby. I’m reminded of it because of a set of bibs we received touting the saying. I can imagine the career path for someone who comes up with cheesy sayings on baby items. You first cut your teeth writing for Babys-R-Us Bib Department […]

Round up: Mardi Gras Food, Drinks, Crafts and Shopping

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Mardi Gras 2011 is in full swing, I’m not much of a Mardi Gras reveler, but I might let out a Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! Every now and again. What I am a huge fan of is Fat Tuesday pancakes. This year, Fat Tuesday is March 8. Mark your calendars. Yum. Here’s some Mardi […]

Baby: My favorite baby boy shower gifts

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

It makes me itch when I see baby boy clothes with cheesy sayings like: Mommy’s Little Slugger or 2 Cute 4 Words. As a new mom of a baby boy, I never realized how little there is for boys. When I mentioned my frustration to my husband he said, “He’s a boy. You put him […]

Etsy Find: Recycled wine bottle drinking glasses

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Both a fantastic gift and a great addition to your own kitchen- recycled/upcycled wine bottles turned into drinking glasses. A number of different sellers online offer these, but etsy seller Bottlehood has consistent quality, a perfect feedback rating and an enormous selection. Of course this craft isn’t limited to wine bottles- there’s a creative array […]