Friday, December 18, 2009

Teacher's Gifts

With my boutique this year I found myself with less time than usual. I came across these chipboard albums at Michael's for $1.00 and each album had 5 to 6 pcs. per set. I covered, aged, and embellished. I printed the recipe for the Gingerbread Caramel Corn and covered the back with it. This is the first time for me to make this recipe and it will definitely be one that I make every year. It is delicious...let me know if you try it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas to Me!

I made an appointment for the family to have "real" photos taken for our Christmas cards this year. The photographer went to grade school with my daughter and is just starting this venture into her career. I have to say I am not disappointed! She emailed me a card she thought I would like and I fell head over heels! It has a front and back and needless to say, I had one of those "if we have to eat Ramen noodles for a month to get those cards" moments. (not really but I was prepared if need be) If anyone is in the area and wants her information just leave me a comment with your email.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Featured In Southern Living!

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up the December issue of Southern Living yesterday and saw the Knobstoppers I carry in my boutique featured as one of the top 25 gifts of the season! These stoppers are made with vintage door knobs, and old gate finials. They make the perfect gift to bring to the hostess with the mostess that throws that great Christmas party every year. So classy attached to the bottle you give the boss, the newlyweds, or the new home owners. Bottles topped with Knobstoppers look great adorning an unfinished bottle of wine on your counter top, especially if you have a collection grouped together. These are nice and sturdy to be used for generations to come, a great family heirloom in the making. I have them topping my "cooking wine" and get compliments every time company comes. I priced nice wine bags when I was deciding if these would be profitable for me and the bags are $20.00 at Pottery Barn...on sale! And what exactly does one do with those after the gift has been given? I know I have about 5 stashed in a drawer! If you are interested in one of these little jewels leave me a comment and an email address. They range from $20.00 to $32.00 a piece. My motto is "The only thing better than receiving a unique and gorgeous gift is to be the person giving it!" Happy Shopping, Paula