There’s Still Time for Color Me Mine…

My nephew and I spent last Friday at Color Me Mine, our local pottery-painting franchise, working on a gift for his mom (my sister).  It’s a fun, creative outlet, especially for kids, to create a thoughtful and useful gift.

The great news is that there’s still plenty of time to take advantage of this gift option.  Typically it takes a week for them to fire and finish your pieces.  So with a little over a week to Mother’s Day pop into Color Me Mine and get your paint on.


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A Very Special Occasion…

I had the honor of witnessing my Goddaughter’s baptism this past weekend in the same church where I stood as a bridesmaid for her mother nearly 15 years ago (time’s a flying).

I was able to find a gift that she really liked and that I thought fit such a momentous occasion.  I gave her the International Children’s Bible to help her grow spiritually as she embarks upon her journey.

Here are some other ideas (and links) below:Baptism Gifts

Baby Christening

Christening Blanket

Picture Frame


St. Christopher Pendant

Dog Tags

Cross Locket


Necklace                  Journal          *          Bible

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Happy Birthday “Shout Out” to my sister and all Aries babies celebrating birthdays today…

So I know that the word “bling” is old, and tired, and a whole bunch of other words that tell me not to use it anymore, but it’s alliterative, so sue me, and it perfectly describes the types of gifts that I buy for my sister and any other jewelry loving ladies out there.

Today I wanted to highlight a couple of cool new places I found while brunching with a soror in Bethesda: Luna and Ginger.

These spots helped me find some great gifts for my sissy and a little something for myself!

Some Birthday Bling - Tanea Birthday 2014

Ginger also sells Skincando’s Combat Ready Balm which is only available via certain distributors.  If you’ve never tried it, I recommend checking it out.  It’s great for torn cuticles, skin irritations, and other aesthetic issues.

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Just because gifts should be given “just because”…

My co-workers and I recently got into a blog-worthy discussion over the idea of “just because” gifts. I have to say I’m a lucky girl, and a lucky blogger, because I’m surrounded by givers.  I’m always receiving “just because” gifts… notepads, kitchen tools, umbrellas, etc. 

So if you’re not a regular giver, consider conditioning yourself by starting with “just because” gifts.  I guarantee that you will make someone’s day.

Resources - Just Because Gifts


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