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Flowers for a Party from a Creative Friend

A while back my friend Esmerlda did some paper flowers for a Mexican themed party…
Look what she did with real flowers for a Pancake and Pajama Party for a group of Senior High School Girls… Some people just have a gift…
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Superior Grocery Totes

Grocery Totes are in plenty supply these days, especially in Dallas. We probably are behind, but now we get to take our totes to the grocery store. Now if I could just remember to take them out of the car!!.

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Coupon Codes and Clearance Sales

Here are some coupon codes and clearance sales for your weekend shopping… Perhaps something red or pink to save for Valentines…I have watched many sales for a while, even keeping an eye on an evening coat that I just couldn’t justify at full price.. People have shared with me some of their favorites and I will pass them along.. [...]

A Thank You Note Wardrobe

Many years ago we had a friend who encouraged us to have a thank you note wardrobe. We love these formal notes from Ellis Hill which are Arzberger Engraved.  Then the Vera Wang embossed notes, which are available through Needle In A HaystackRifle Paper Company is a newer [...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

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Maple Tech Accessories:: GROVEMADE Jamie Bow Pump::CLUB MONACO t-1 agenda::CLUB MONACO Nora Black Booties:: LKBENNETT Matalin Coat:: CLUB MONACO

Some things that might fit the bill for last minute gifts are Tech Products from [...]

The Talented Brenda Bogart

Born in Dallas, Brenda has been an artist that has touched many lives.. Her work is diverse, but we have included some of our favorites here. She has studied extensively under Mary Vernon and Barnaby Fitzgerald. Thank you Brenda for brightening our landscapes!
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Walking Sticks and Wanderings: A perfect gift

This Christmas we love to give the book Walking Sticks and Wanderings, by Joyce Wilkens. Joyce is graciously donating $5 from every sale resulting from contacts of Mr. Roosevelt Wilkerson. We featured Roosevelt’s story earlier, and his story is told in detail in the book. Mr. Wilkerson’s work carving walking sticks and the volunteer Susan Nowlin who helps market [...]

Our Favorite Starbucks

If you have ever been to the Starbucks at Highland Park Village you know that the team there is super!!. If you are a regular, like our “exercise friends”, you know that they know your drink.. Jan and her outstanding team have made meeting at 6:45a.m. a delight. Our group has had birthday banners that have lasted for years.. [...]

Craven Studio and Martin Dingman

Two wonderful resources for you for gifts this season are Craven Studio in North Carolina and Martin Dingman in Arkansas. Ian and Jo Lydia Craven are world renown for their handbuilt porcelain bowls and vases.. The glazes are amazing. Martin Dingman Countrywear have leather goods, apparel, and gifts that are classic and last a lifetime. The unbrella is a [...]

Grab the Gold

Thank you Kellley for your gift of Grab the Gold Bars. We have tried many fitness bars before, and this one has all the things we love. Oats, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, all made in a bar that tastes yummy. We like the store behind it too. With Danielle Ontiveros making the first bars in her kitchen at [...]