Back To School

I suppose some kids are happy to return to school.  And there are those kids who are sad summer is almost over.  I personally love this time of year cuz I love buying new school supplies.  It’s the nerd in me, but a new notebook or special mechanical pencil floats my boat.

A long long long time ago I was a teacher aide in an elementary school.  And although I loved it – the first part of the school year was always the hardest.  Kids getting into a routine after months of relaxing, setting up classrooms to inspire students and the actual day to day lunch duty (ugh!).  Oh how I would have loved a lil parent love at the beginning of the school year.

teacher cardSo I am offering this fun way to “show a latte love” to teachers, aides, coaches, mentors, or carpool folks.

All you need to add is a coffee shop gift card. Check it at my Etsy shop.

Be sure to let me know how to personalize it with their name.

And go buy some school supplies – if not for yourself, to donate to your local school.


Thanking Others

I know that thanksgiving is in November and that’s when most folks think thankful thoughts, but for me, May and June are also the best time of year for thanking.  We thank our moms, grandmothers, daughters who give us grandchildren and other “mom” types in May. And it’s pretty easy to thanks those ladies.  Flowers, candy, dinner out – boom done.

But as we turn around and it do all over again for all those guys in June, sometimes the perfect gift escapes us. So I expanded my line of “thanks a latte” cards to include those helpful guys: dads, the uncles, the grandfathers, and sons who give us grandchildren. Heck you could even use these to thank your co-workers, realtors, gardeners, handymen, and teachers.  And the best part is all you have to do is buy a coffee card and visit my Etsy Shop to get-r-done. all four

Mardi Gras Celebration

I’m headed ‘down south’ tomorrow just in time for Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras).  I won’t actually be in bourbon street or even New Orleans but coming close to catch the spirit of the celebration.  In honor I made some cards to capture the feeling.  Hope you are thinking of enjoying a feast and perhaps listening to some jazz.  Shake it up!!  And look out Georgia – here I come. Can’t wait to play with my sweet grandkids who will be off school for much of my visit. Yeah!mardi gras

Happy Birthday 2016

Happy New Year!!  Wishing 2016 a great birthday and hoping she will be a great year.  I tried my hand at doing an “inlay” card.  This is a bit time consuming but I LOVE the results.  As you can see instead of just glueing the individual letters to the card, I inserted them into the card base and overlapped them.  Cool effect!

Available now at my Etsy shop:Inlaid greeting card

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Happy Birthday 2016

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AUTUMN is here! I think!

My AC is running, and my balcony is over 80 degrees (which is unusual for the beach) but my calendar is saying it is FALL.  This is the time of the year we start stocking up on supplies for the crazy holiday season.  Scouring the internet for hot deals, checking out the cute decor in our favorite boutiques and gearing up for all the fun.

Check out my Etsy shop to stock up on greeting cards – birthday, thanks, all occasion – and all on SALE for the month of October. There are even sets of cards so you will be ready to wish them the best.

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Wedding Season!

Two of my kids were married in August, I was married in August and now I am invited to a wedding in August.  What it is about this month? Probably cuz the weather is awesome and folks are on vacation.  So since it is August, you will be needed a nice wedding card to take (or mail) to the happy couple.  Check out my new handmade wedding card from the everydayholidayshop at Etsy.

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Schools Almost OUT!!

Love this time of year when the school kids get to start planning their summer vacations.  My granddaughter and grandson are out of school already (east coast) and coming to enjoy the beach with me in just a few weeks.  So excited.  Beach, disneyland, legoland, movies, kite flying, bowling, etc – –

But before all that can happen, we need to take a few minutes to thank those hard working teachers.  The school teachers, scoccer coaches, dance instructors, teachers aids, music teacher, ….. well you get my drift.  And I know they would all love a gift card from their fave coffee shop.  And here is the best part.  I am offering my cutie cute coffee cup greeting cards to hold that gift card.  AND will personalize it with their name.

So check it out at my Etsy shop today.  And start planning those summertime activities.

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