Buying gifts for men is tough but finding the perfect romantic gift is terribly tough!  Here are a few of my suggestions: Bill Shapiro’s Other People’s Love Letters Book.  This clever book is filled with 150 love letters that the author found.  You were never meant to see them but now you can find inspiration and…

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Present your Valentine with one or more of the following gifts to add romance to your day: Top any gift with a love note on these fantastic gift cards by And George on Taigan. -A love letter and a box of chocolates…classic but perfect!  Although there is no relation, my husband always presents me with…

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Sending flowers is such a wonderful gesture.  Here are a few tips to insure that you make the right impression when you are trying to make the best impression! -Fragrant flowers are usually best in a powder room, entrance hall or living space.   They are not good for a kitchen or dining area as…

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Nothing makes me happier than finding an email with a challenging question! I love love love when you send me question’s about your situations and dilemas.  Here are some of the questions that I got last week.  I hope they help! Sarah from Dallas wrote:  I am already finished with my gift shopping. When can…

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I get so seriously stressed out around the holidays about whether or not I am giving out an appropriate tip.  I don’t want to be a scrooge but I don’t want to go embarrassingly overboard either! Here are a few of the guidelines that I have found to be quite standard.  Knowing that this is…

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Big horn-rimmed glasses are back in style and it is making me feel very bookish!  I love giving books as gifts and I especially love giving autographed copies away.  This year, I will be taking advantage of some wonderful local design book signings and getting my shopping done early! Here are the details: Stop by…

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I have a hard time getting rid of Christmas Cards. I absolutely love getting them in the mail and I really cherish them. I have boxes full of old cards and Justin started giving me a hard time for keeping them. They really are taking up quite a bit of space! I came up with…

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It is so hard to find fantastic hostess gifts but my friend and etiquette expert, Colleen Rickenbacker, put a wonderful list of suggestions together after our last Feather Your Nest event.  She was our wonderful speaker but she kept the atmosphere inviting and encouraged people to ask questions.  One of the biggest questions was about…

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I just arrived home from our Thanksgiving trip to find something wonderful in my mailbox.  A friend had already delivered a Christmas gift to us!  I am so touched by their thoughtfulness and also the useful gift.  They left a package of precious personalized Holiday gift tags wrapped in cellophane and co-ordinating ribbon from 3…

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