5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Kids

10 Mar

shutterstock_68671648St. Patrick’s Day is one week away on Tuesday, March 17th.  You don’t have to be Irish to get in on the fun!  I wanted to share five fun ideas you can do at home with your kids.

1.  Dye your toilet water green.  Simply put green food dye in your toilet and let the kids be surprised when they wake up!  For extra fun, you can put Leprechaun footprints on the toilet seat.rainbow-cake

2.  Make a rainbow cake!  Here is a recipe … just make sure to do it ahead of time.

3.  Make breakfast fun with Lucky Charms cereal and green milk.  Just add green food dye to the milk.


4.  Have the Leprechaun visit your house by sprinkling gold coins on your front doorstep.

5.  Make a rainbow in a cup!  Simply layer jello to make this fun creation.  Just make ahead of time to enjoy.

Does your family have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions you’d like to share?  Let us know in the comments below.  Don’t forget … we’re all a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!



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Planning an at Home Spa Day

5 Mar

shutterstock_158316041The other day we were featured on the TODAY SHOW on a segment about planning an at home spa day.  It got me thinking what a great idea that is … especially in winter where we are all feeling a little “blah” and could use a pick me up.  I love taking a Sunday afternoon for a little “me” time where I do some DIY beauty treatments at home.  It helps if you do a little planning ahead of time.

When planning your at home spa day, why not start off with a personalized spa wrap or waffle weave robe?  I know they always make me feel like I am in “spa mode” when I have them on. Ours were featured on the TODAY SHOW for the spa segment.

I love to get ideas from Pinterest for my spa treatments.  For some great facial ideas, I love the ideas on this DIY Facial Treatment site.  My favorite pick-me-up facial from the site is a great way to revive your skin:


  • 4 tbsp coffee grounds (not instant)
  • 1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

(You can substitute the yogurt with whole milk, and substitute the olive oil with honey or lemon juice.)


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. The result should be a pasty consistency.
  2. Apply to face gently, with a circular motion.
  3. Cover your entire face, excluding the lips and let sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry.

What are some at home spa treatments you love?  Share your favorites with me in the comments below!




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We Hear You!

2 Mar

feb2015-weHearYou-3Perhaps you’ve noticed?  After an order is placed, a quick online survey is available for you to take and submit your comments.  But did you realize that we really read each and every comment every week?  We care about your answers and, in fact, many of the suggestions we have received have actually been implemented.

Everyone has a different experience when they place an online order – on any website.  For our website, since we offer thousands of items with many options for each product, the ability to customize creates a unique shopping experience depending on the choices made and the manner in which one navigates.

We love to hear your personal experiences and we truly are dedicated to understanding the positives and negatives.  Of course, we want everyone’s experience to be as positive as possible so we are always working on achieving the easiest and most positive work flow at all times.

Some of the questions we ask on the survey include:

How our website experience compares to other websites you might have visited. How ofter you visit our website and how you heard about us?  How you would rank your visit to our website?  How easy it was to find the items you were looking for?   Did you encounter any problems ordering?  And what you would recommend we improve or change?

We get many replies every week and some offer very specific suggestions and comments.  We review each of these comments with our Process Improvement Committee and refer back to the order the client placed to truly understand what was ordered and how the comment or suggestion came about.  Some of the customer suggested changes we have recently implemented was to add more Online Previews to our products and also adding creating a Studio Rewards program as we saw many comments from regular customers who wanted to participate in a rewards program to reward their loyalty.

So, in other words, We Hear You! And we want to hear more from you!  Always feel free to send us a note through our Contact Us section on our website and either I or one of our caring customer service staff members will gladly reach out to you to see how we can be of service.

Best wishes,


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