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A fantastical unique wonderful gift idea (need I say more?)

14 Jul

There’s nothing I like better than to give a wonderful but unlikely gift.  I know that everyone thinks I love stationery.  And, I do, don’t get me wrong.  But my favorite go-to gift for a few years now has been a fabulous set of personalized Post-it® Notes.

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Now let’s face it, Post-its® are not something that most people think of getting for themselves.  And that’s the reason it’s just so incredibly perfect.

* They are useful.

* They are personalized.

* They are cute.

* They come in great designs and great colors.

* They are an ideal for women or men or teens.

* They are unique.

*  They are the kind of gift that will be remembered (in a good way!).

So pick your style, pick your color and we’ll create a little gift that will go a long way.

These little paper confections are a great gift for every occasion that I can think of – holidays, birthdays, graduations, housewarming and more.

Enjoy!

Warmly,

Renee

Summer Party Favorite: Peanut Butter Bars

10 Jul

This weekend I have two parties to attend and was asked to bring a dessert.  When it’s summer, I always fall back on my Grandma’s Peanut Butter Bars.  This recipe was handed down to me years ago and has been a favorite ever since.  People always ask me “Are you bringing your peanut butter bars?”  I could probably make them in my sleep (although I’d rather not).  I thought I’d share the recipe so you, too, can be the hit at your next Summer BBQ or get together.  If you make them, let me know how everyone liked (or LOVED) them!

75648_977Dorothy Congdon’s Peanut Butter Bars

3 c. graham cracker crumbs

1 stick butter, melted

2 c. powdered sugar

18 oz. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

Frosting:

1 (12 oz) pkg. milk chocolate chips

1 stick butter, melted

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, powdered sugar and peanut butter in a bowl until moist.  Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan.  Heat butter and chocolate chips until melted.  Pour on top and smooth with a knife.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Cut into squares and serve.  *You can substitute margarine for butter and use semi-sweet chocolate chips if you prefer.

Enjoy!

xoxo

Jennifer

Most Popular Baby Names of 2014 (so far)

9 Jul

Yesterday someone shared a link with me of the most popular baby names of 2014 (so far).  It was interesting to see the trends in names and how movies and TV shows influence our choices.  Being a HUGE fan of “Game of Thrones,” I was personally excited to see Khaleesi making it onto the list.  I am not surprised to see Katniss from “The Hunger Games” or Elsa from the movie “Frozen” on the list as those are both wildly popular.  Here is the list of the Top 10 most popular names so far of 2014 according to Nameberry:

2014nameberryIf you are having a baby or know someone having a baby, did they choose a name from these lists?  Or were you named after a famous celebrity or movie character?  I was named Jennifer from the popular movie “Love Story” starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal.   I know quite a few Jennifer’s my age who were named after this character as well.

Let us know how you feel about picking baby names based on movie and TV characters and what it means to you.

xoxo

Jennifer