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The Best Gifts are Personalized

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 The Best Gifts are Personalized If there's one thing we've learned in the gift business, it's that personal gifts matter.  *Personal gifts celebrate our connection with people. *Personal gifts get a reaction out of the recipient.  It provokes emotion that makes us happy and bonds us together further. *Personal gifts are more memorable.  They last.  Every time we see that item, we remember fondly who gave it to us and for what occasion.  That's really what giving is all about! When we say personal gifts, it's not as simple as just monogramming something.  Now, monogramming is nice, and it's personal, but one,...

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Local Artist Spotlight: NC Locally Made

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Since we opened in 2014, we've witnessed a distinct movement to shopping local for locally made products.  We certainly do love seeing that and we personally are seeking out those locally created gems ourselves.  The response to us bringing in locally handmade products has been amazing.  Some North Carolina items can be a little overdone here and there, but we search far and wide for quality vendors who make wonderful locally made products you haven't seen before.  The stories of products and their makers is what makes us different. We love hearing, learning and of course, sharing these stories with...

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You KNOW this....Pinterest is a time sucker

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I know so many people who love Pinterest.  It's a really easy way to make online file folder for things you don't want to forget about.  With beautiful pictures.  With websites.  With do it yourself instructions.  And so much more... I tried to avoid it for so many years...1--Because it took me alot of practice using it over time to figure out how to use it properly and 2--it's a real time sucker.  Before you know it, you've spent hours on it browsing everything from animals to decorating.  I discovered my daughter used it in high school to find quotes...

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Journaling can be beneficial to your health

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We all write in our daily lives with emails and texting, etc.  But journaling is different. Many things you read would have you believe it's only for self discovery.  But journaling can be helpful in many ways.  This article at Psychcentral.com suggests that journaling has many heath and emotional benefits. I did lots of journaling when my kids were growing up.  Mostly so I could remember things that happened!  Some things I journaled about were happy, some sad, some maddening! Sometimes I only had time to write a sentence, so I could come back later and expand on the subject. I...

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Chokers rule

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In case you haven't noticed, chokers are everywhere.  This is a hot jewelry trend you might want to try.  Young ladies have been asking me for these since last year! (Didn't we last wear these in the 60's and 70's?)  But these new and updated styles are lovely.                                                   Chokers are boho chic and can be layered with other necklaces you have for a custom look all your own.  Only $12.99.  Freshwater cultured pearls accent each choker.  Lots...

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