Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Ring" "Ring"

If there ever was a day I was happy I skipped the gym it was last Monday. Had I gone, I would have missed a call of a lifetime. Yes, not just a call but the call I had been waiting for what literally has been years to receive! So happy I skipped the gym, even though I caught some grief from my trainer today. Big news on Aug 17th! Cant wait to share it with you.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Parent Notepads - Just in Case

I am so excited to offer these new Parent Notepads! The idea has been in the back of my mind forever. I always wish I had something like this when I dropped my kids off at camp, play dates, birthday parties etc. They a great for school notes too if you are already preparing for your kids to go back to school.
 I used them last week when my kids were going to friend's houses for play dates. It was so easy to tear off a sheet and ensure the parents knew who to call "in case of emergency" or just a question. If your kids have allergies, this is a great way to ensure that special notes are properly communicated.
 2 notepad of 50 sheets each are $32.00.  Pads measure 4.25 by 6 inches.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On My Bookshelf

I am not sure where I will find the time to read given all the new order pouring in (thank you, thank you, thank you!!) but when I can find a few spare minutes, here is what is on my "to read next" list.

I already started Q by Evan Mandery and love it. It was recommend by the same person who recommended We Need to Talk About Kevin. The premise is that the main character is visited by his "older self" and is told not to marry his fiance. The writing is fabulous!

I absolutely loved the twists and turns in The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah and just received an email from a friend (JB) not to miss reading The Other Woman's House so I picked it up at Target last night.

One Breath Away seems to be a book I kept noticing every time I was at the bookstore. I may have to wait a few months to read this given the subject matter and the recent events in CO.

The Darlings is the first book by Cristina Alger and is getting rave reviews. I haven't met Cristina's but her mom took me on a private tour of the Jackie Kennedy exhibit in NY a few years ago. This looks like a book that will be read in one sitting!

The Red Book by Deborah Kogan - another highly recommended book. "The Red Book" is a class report published every 5 years for Harvard grads. University of VT has no such book .... LOL.

I would by lying if I didn't say I plan to move Where We Belong by Emily Griffin to the top of my list. I have been waiting for months for this book to be released. Emily Griffin is one of my top 10 fav authors.

Please share what you are reading this summer!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Seals for a Kiss

I was thrilled to pick up a copy of Hamptons Magazine this weekend to discover yours truly on page 74 featuring our new Small Rounds Stickers. What a beautiful photo of the Stickers and Kisses and a lovely article. I am smiling from ear to ear. Thanks so much to Samantha Yanks and her amazing team. The best part? One great thing leads to another. Stay tuned!

Hamptons Magazine Article
Cover photo for July 2--26 edition.

Photo me holding the new Hamptons Magazine on Saturday in Southampton in front of pop up shop C Wonder. Are you surprisedI dont have any shopping bags? Never fear, they were inside while I did the photo. I was so excited to finally make it to C Wonder after reading so much about ther products online and in blogs. I found the perfect and I mean perfect white shirt. Thanks to the girls for taking the time to help me capture this shot!

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Modern Day General Store

I am obsessed with this new store, Good Westhampton, that opened Memorial Day weekend in Westhampton, NY. I love the concept, it's a Modern Day General Store and boast beautiful "necessities" for the home. I wanted everything in the store and left with bags and arms full of items including these super soft pool towels from Designers Guild, new indoor outdoor rugs by Dash and Albert  and some Havana flip flops for my son. For some reason Washington, DC feels like a vacuum when it comes to great new products to hit the market so I am especially appreciative of a store like this that introduces me to so many new brands.  I made several trip there this weekend as my first trip was rushed with my my kids and Dad saying " You ready yet?". Best part is the candy selection. You guessed it, set up like penny candy in an old general store. Its darling and gives me the opportunity to lure my kids in, even if only for a few minutes!

Cant wait till their web site is ready so I can shop from home in the interim, check out their Facebook Page "Good Westhampton" and take a look at the photos. You will want to visit them too!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Campers!

My boys are headed to sports camp today. I was excited to include a little lunch box note for each.

I took a fun quote from Judy Moody and The Not So Bummer Summer Movie for Thomas

Adding a note for Jackson on his new LBN paper with the sailboat image he choose!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tiffany Isnt The Only One...

Looks like Tiffany isnt the only one with beautiful silver keys! Love this new addition to our image portfolio. I see it looking lovely on a "New Address" card or Correspondence Card, Return Address Label or of course a Valentine's Day Card "Valentine, You Hold  the Key to My Heart."

Monday, July 9, 2012

"Best Pool Bag Ever"

If you are still searching for a great pool or beach bag, we still have a few of our best selling canvas totes in stock. A friend was over the other day carrying her Hampton Paper Tote with the Wagon image (sorry, no longer available) and commented that it's "the best pool bag ever....conveniently holds 2 towels and the pocket is the perfect place to store the pool cards" Check out out web site for personalization options.
Currently in stock we have the Sail Boat image on a Blue or Green handled tote, dog on the orange handled tote, Alligator on the Green handled tote and the flamingo or pink elephant on the pink handled tote.