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Winter Fun in the Kitchen

26 Jan

jan-cooking-001aI just love a cold weekend day when I’m home and can spend some time in the kitchen. It’s the perfect time to cook pots of soups, stew, spaghetti sauce and chili. I often cook large pots of these warm treats and freeze them in containers for quick lunches on cold days.

I also remember when my kids, now both in their 20’s, were home and would love to spend the day in the kitchen with me. They’d be right there, asking what they could do to help, being my official mixers, my rubber spatula lickers, my egg crackers and my buddies for the days.  And my two poodles were right there waiting for their treats too, never leaving our side!  The kids would especially love when we’d bake.  Over the years we’ve made endless batches of chocolate chip cookies, brownies and banana breads.

jan-cooking-002For younger moms, just starting to enjoy these precious times with their little cooks, we have some really fun gear that your kids will love to wear.  They will instantly will become your official chefs in training.  And the outfits will certainly make some wonderful memories, and great pictures!

Now that my kids are older, once the soups, sauces and treats are done, I package them up, freeze most of it, and send them off to college for my younger son or when he returns to school after break and I hand the treats off to my older son when we meet for dinner and he returns to his apartment in Chicago.  They still love to enjoy homemade soups and baked treats.

So enjoy these cold winter days.  Find some time to spend in the kitchen cooking your favorites and smelling the warm treats in the oven or on the stove.  Start your own traditions and find the recipes you and your family will love to enjoy.  The memories will be precious.

Happy Winter!

Renee

2016 Pantone Colors Announced

29 Dec

As Pantone released the new colors of the year and the winners are Pantone 13-1520 TCX (Rose Quartz) and Pantone 14-3919-TCX (Serenity), also known as baby pink and baby blue.  This year Pantone changed up their color predictions and selected not one, but two colors they feel strongly about. Pretty pastels.  Oh, we adore you.

dec-pantone-.001According to Pantone, “As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

We think that these colors are soothing, sweet and perfect for the new year.  Some of our favorites items which reflect this color palate include these selections.

dec-pantone-.002It’s expected that next year many household goods will reflect these colors including nail polish, kitchen accessories, clothing, household items, stationery, party accents, notepads and more.  Color is meant to inspire moods and these are indeed happy and peaceful colors. These two beautiful colors are perfectly suited for so many items.

We hope the 2016 New Year will be as beautiful and sweet to all as the Rose Quartz and Serenity colors are.

Best wishes and Happy New Year!

Renee

2015 Holiday Gift Picks

17 Nov

nov-giftGuide2It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Are you looking for that perfect Christmas or Hanukkah gift for family and friends this year?  Tired of the mall and trying to find just the right purse or sweater?   Have you ever thought about giving a personalized present?  It adds such a nice touch.  And it immediately elevates the product to something really unique and special.

It’s easy to find something great for that special person with our Holiday Gift Picks.  We’ve recently published an easy-to-shop guide which you can browse and see many areas which feature our top 10 gift picks and bestsellers.  The guide features many categories including Women, Men, Christmas, Hanukkah, Boys, Girls, Teens, Gift Packaging, Collegiate Gifts, Baby Gifts, Hostess Gifts, Sport Themed Gifts, DIY Cooking Gift Packaging Ideas, Pet Gifts, Party Items, Thank You Cards and Holiday Cards.

From a great box of notepads, a personalized set of Post-it Notes, to an engraved cutting board, a great set of coasters, custom printed stationery, monogrammed wine glasses, perfectly printed notepads for their desk, or printed luggage tags for their upcoming trip, you can find something absolutely wonderful and useful.  So visit our Holiday Gift Picks for the start of some great ideas!

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Within each category check out the great ideas we’ve curated or click on the gift box at the end of each category to be brought to our main boutique for each section where you can typically find hundreds of additional selections.

Best wishes for a fun, easy and happy holiday season!

Renee

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