Have you noticed that the days of the year that are supposed to be the most special –holidays, birthdays, you name it – often don’t live up to the hype. The reason? Maybe an unrealistic expectation that our family will somehow be able to intuit our innermost wishes and make them come true. The fact is that no matter how much the people in our lives love us, they simply cannot read our minds. And that’s why I’m going to make the crazy suggestion that this Mother’s Day, all the hard-working … [Read more...] about Treating Yourself This Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a lovely concept, but it can also get a bit stressful. Figuring out how to let your mother know that you love her and are infinitely grateful for everything she does is no easy task. And picking up whatever cliché “mom gift” is in the storefront window doesn’t exactly speak the words that are undoubtedly in your heart. When I was twelve, I got my mom a foot massager - with her money of course - and though she appreciated the gesture, I’m pretty certain she would have preferred … [Read more...] about Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
New Year’s is around the corner, and you know what that means, right? Time to get out your pen and paper (or laptop and tablet) and come up with some resolutions. Only this year, your New Year’s resolutions are going to be different. No more of the typical “lose weight,” “exercise more” or other sweeping goals that inevitably end up being very difficult to reach. While there is nothing wrong with these goals, this year we think it’s time to create New Year’s resolutions that won’t necessarily … [Read more...] about Non-Resolution Resolutions: For a Year of Love and Happiness
Itching for your next vacation but know your next getaway is months away? Try these ideas, below, to sprinkle a little vacation vibe into your every day until you can get away for real. Mix a cocktail If you usually wind down from a crazy day with a glass of wine, try mixing a bright colored cocktail instead. If you don't really drink, make a virgin version of something bubbly and colorful. Even just adding fresh fruit to a pitcher of water and umbrellas to dinner glasses can make the whole … [Read more...] about Feel like you’re on vacation… even when you’re not
As former educators, women of ideals, it never seemed right to us for retailers to throw a huge sale to commemorate America’s fallen soldiers. Today however, it seems that this is one of the markers of Memorial Day that the American consumer anticipates and expects. We are unsure of when this practice of throwing a Memorial Day Sale began so we decided to do some research on the origins of Memorial Day. Back in 1866, the town of Waterloo, N.Y. decided to hold a ceremony to honor … [Read more...] about Should Retailers Be Commemorating Memorial Day with Sales?