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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Love Doing This

1 Aug

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I saw on the Today Show that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wrote each other love letters while filming in different locations.  It became the topic on the show about how important it is to still write handwritten notes.  Al Roker commented on how important it is and how he taught his kids to write handwritten thank you notes.  How do you feel about handwritten notes? Do you think email or text will ever replace the handwritten letter?

xoxo

Jennifer

Ten Important Milestones Worth Celebrating

29 Jul

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Life is full of milestone birthdays starting with the very first birthday at one year old.  After the first birthday, there are many milestones along the way that are worth celebrating.  The experts at The Stationery Studio were asked to help celebrate milestone celebrations on the Today Show this morning with gift and party planning ideas.  With ideas for every milestone, TheStationeryStudio.com has put together a list of ten important milestone birthdays worth celebrating:

  1.  1 –   Turning one is a milestone within itself!
  2.  10 – Turning double digits
  3.  13 – First teenage birthday and bar/bat mitzvah for Jewish teens
  4.  16 – The Sweet Sixteen
  5. 18 – Teenagers can drive
  6. 21 – Legal drinking age
  7. 30 – The age where you are considered old
  8. 50 – Considered “over the hill”
  9. 65 –  Official age of retirement
  10. 100 – An honor to make it to 100!

What other milestone birthdays do you think are important to celebrate?

xoxo

Jennifer

On or Off the Registry?

24 Jul

It’s wedding season and I’ve had quite a few engagement parties, bridal showers and weddings to go to this summer.  With these parties comes gifts.  I always check the couples registry lists and see if there’s anything I’d like to purchase.  But then there are times I go “off the registry” and buy the couple something unique that they might not expect.

Sometimes I get them a gift certificate to their favorite place to eat and write a note saying to enjoy each other amongst all the planning.  Other times I have given gift cards for spa services so they can relax before the wedding.

Another idea I like is personalized champagne flutes or personalized wine glasses.  Gifting this with a bottle of champagne or wine has been my favorite engagement party gift.  The couple can use this for their actual wedding as well and in their home.

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When you’re purchasing a gift for a wedding, do you always follow the registry?  Or do you have a fun gift idea?  Let us know in the comments.  I would love to hear from you!

xoxo

Jennifer