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Mother’s Day Gift Idea on TODAY SHOW

22 Apr

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Yesterday, Today Show contributor Jill Martin had a segment on Mother’s Day gift ideas.   She featured our monogrammed tote and cosmetic bag sets.  This great gift idea comes at the perfect time for gift giving!  This set comes in three colors:  black, navy and tan.  They are made of nylon so they’re easy to clean and easy to pack.   Here are 5 reasons why your Mom will love this set (Hoda called it “awesome!”):

1.  Perfect for the pool or beach.  Large enough to hold your must-haves and the cosmetic bag is perfect for sunglasses and lotions.

2. Makes a wonderful diaper bag!  You won’t feel like you’re carrying a diaper bag with this cute monogrammed tote.  The cosmetic bag can be used for snacks, wipes, etc.

3. Great for travel.  You can fold this easily into your suitcase for collecting souvenirs and as a carry on.

4. Perfect for the sports Mom.  She can easily run from game to game with this roomy tote.  Snacks, blankets and other essentials fit nicely and look stylish.

5. Makes a great gym bag.  If Mom loves fitting in workouts, she can easily store her change of clothes and towel.  The cosmetic bag works perfectly to store her items for the after workout shower.

What other ways to you see using this great set?  Tell us in the comments below. Just make sure to scoop these up for your Mom (and for yourself, too!).

xoxo,

Jennifer

Trendspotting: Foil-Pressed Stationery

9 Apr

foil-animated-blog-001Who doesn’t love new stationery?  Looking for a special pop of gold on your note cards?  This week we are sharing with you one of our favorite new trends: Foil-pressed stationery.  Foil accents on printed paper has emerged hotter than ever this season.  It’s everywhere and we are definitely a fan.

Our exclusive elegant foil-pressed stationery is right on-trend.  When it comes to foiled stationery, you can select from anything from a large fun design like “xoxo” or “cheers”  to a simple little unexpected touch of shimmer such as a little scroll or a modest geometric design.  No matter if you prefer the bold or the understated, it’s a sure fire way to add instant elegance.

To create the look, printers utilize a metal plate that has the desired impression. Heat and pressure is added to literally press the foil into the paper stock creating a beautiful imprint.  There is a great amount of skill and care needed to create a crisp beautiful impression. Foil adds a touch of luxe and shimmer you will love.  Whether you select foil pressed on white stock, navy stock, purple or pink stock, the “must have” look is yours to create and enjoy.

The finished product, with foil accents, creates an air of sophistication but yet is appropriate for everything from everyday correspondence to the most special thank you notes. Custom foil stamped stationery provides the extra special touch and adds brilliance to your note writing.  Treat yourself to foil-pressed stationery today or pick up a box for a special Mother’s Day gift or a shimmering personalized Christmas gift.  Our designs combine the perfect amount of shine with timeless designs that are simply letter perfect.

Tell us what new looks inspire you!

Best wishes,

Renee

 

 

Easter Egg Decorating Idea

3 Apr

It’s that time of year again for coloring Easter eggs!  Every year we get together with friends to have a causal lunch and decorate eggs.  Even as my kids get older, they still look forward to doing this.  This year, their friends thought outside of the “box” (pun intended) and looked up a fun new way to decorate eggs on YouTube.  I wanted to share their idea with you (as well as some basic egg coloring 101) if you happen to be coloring eggs today or tomorrow.

Getting readyGetting ready!  Use food coloring and 1 tablespoon vinegar per cup.  Then add warm water before putting eggs in the cups.   Submerge eggs in cups for at least a minute each.  For more fun, try the Cool Whip egg dying technique!

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Start with a tub of Cool Whip.  Put it in a casserole dish or any type of pan where you can spread it out.

Dye in cool whipOnce the Cool Whip is spread out, add drops of food dye all over.

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Swirl the Cool Whip all around … let the colors mix!

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Place eggs in the Cool Whip mixture and cover them under the mixture completely.  Let sit on the counter for 30 minutes.

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Rinse the eggs off under water after 30 minutes.  They turn out with cool marbled effects like a watercolor painting.  A fun way to dye eggs!

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Here are our eggs after we finished!  We did a mix of traditional egg dying and the Cool Whip technique.  What fun ways do you decorate eggs for Easter?   Share in the comments below … I would love to hear what you and your family do!

xoxo,

Jennifer