A cookie bouquet is just as sweet as a dozen roses…Valentine's Day Bouquet - Cheryl-s Cookie Company

I originally has another blog post planned, but when I received an email from Cheryl’s, a dessert delivery company, I had to change it up. 

Yesterday I posted about traditions with a twist, and what better example than this sweet bouquet. 

I can personally vouch for the quality of Cheryl’s, having used them before for different occasions and just think how cool it would be to give a bouquet that also serves as dessert!

For the holiday Cheryl’s is also offering free shipping with this coupon code: VDAYSHIP.


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14 Days until Valentine’s Day…

I’m a sucker for any holiday where gifts are involved, especially when it comes to showing your loved ones just how much you love them.  In honor of the occasion I’m going to do 14 days of blogging with great ideas and thoughtful gifts for those you love the most!

Let’s start with a plan.  

Gift About Town - A Valentines Day Plan


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A Birthday MakeoverKeep Calm and Go To MAC

This year my mom went easy on me and told me exactly what she wanted for her birthday… a new look courtesy of MAC Cosmetics.  Suffice it to say I was happy to make that wish come true.

I called up my friend, the MAC makeup artist, and she advised me to make an appointment [who knew you could do that].  Here’s how it went.

For $50.00 you are given a private makeup counter and a makeup artist who gives you a 45-minute (or so) beauty consultation and makeup application.  She (or he) tells you what colors suit you and explains the application process so that you can repeat it at home.  Then I treated my mom to the makeup that the artist used on her.

She loved it so much she didn’t want to take it off that night.  Home run!

To plan a makeover for the beautiful people in your life, visit MAC Cosmetics and contact the store closest to you.


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Happy New Year!Good Gifts Little Money

As we embark upon a new year of gifting I want to remind you that great gifts don’t have to cost a lot of money.  It really is the thought and style behind a gift that matters.

I recently received a surprise Christmas gift from my Goddaughter (she’s 9).  It was perfect.  She made me a bracelet which apparently is all the trend.  It’s colorful, simple, and pretty and the perfect complement to my style and personality.  In fact the gift was so perfect I wore it bowling that night.

So as you embark on this new year, remember, don’t let buying and giving gifts stress you out. 



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Merry Christmas Cards!

Yes, I said it and yes I’m corny, but I love this time of year.  I choose to write my Christmas cards while watching holiday movies on the ABC Family and Lifetime cable networks.  This year I got my cards at Papyrus and I can’t wait until people open them up.  They feature a leggy Mrs. Claus and her reindeer-antlered pet, who in my mind is named Sparky.  They are the epitome of spirit and wit.

Christmas Cards 2013

What about you?  What is your Christmas card tradition? Have you already sent out your cards?

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Essie’s Nail Color 2013 Holiday Gift Set – The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Target… the place for stocking stuffers!

I was in recently in Target (one of the happiest places on earth for this gifting girl) in the early hours of the morning, which allowed me to come across some gal-friendly stocking stuffers.

My favorite was the set-up in the beauty section.About Town - Target - Essie Gift Set jpg

Check out Essie’s Nail Color 2013 Holiday Gift Set.

It’s five mini nail polishes in perfectly classic colors:

Ballet Slippers (classic pale pink), Chinchilly (a sleek granite gray), Turquoise & Caicos (tropical aqua), Forever Yummy (a tango red), and one of my favorites, Wicked (a dark, sinister red).*

So pop into Target and start stuffing those stockings!

*I can’t take credit for the names and descriptions.  They are the sole property of the awesome Essie!


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