1. September 15, 2021


    It may herald the summer’s finale, but September will always have plenty to charm us – ‘summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer’, as the American writer Helen Hunt Jackson put it. In fact, it’s one of our favorite months of all. Here are just a few of the reasons why…

    1. September temperatures are just right – clement, but not too hot. The sun is now comfortably warm, and shadows start to lengthen, creating a wonderfully mellow light. This is the best season to take early morning walks, while dew still lingers on the grass and soft mists make a romantic picture of the landscape.
    2. It’s the month to go foraging for nuts and berries. Woodlands and hedgerows are full of blackberries and hazelnuts, and old-fashioned wild ingredients like damsons, sloes, elderberries and wild strawberries are also in season. Take a tub or two on country walks and bring things home for culinary adventures – just remember to leave enough behind for wildlife.
    3. Foraged or
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  2. September 06, 2021


    Summer's beginning to wind down, and soon we'll be bidding adieu to backyard barbecues, beach days, and jorts. There is one last barbecue on the horizon, but as soon as the coals eventually cool on Labor Day weekend, summer too unofficially cools down into the new season. Before shedding a tear over summer Fridays and fading tan lines, take a moment to acknowledge all the reasons to look forward to fall.

    Consider the classically

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  3. August 25, 2021


    We love to help you celebrate the special connections you have in your life, and are having a blast exploring new ways for you to embrace the people, pets and relationships that are so important to you.  I was recently asked why I thought custom gifts are always such a hit.      Great question! Let’s see if I can sum up my thoughts.


    When someone opens a gift, they almost always expect it to be a mass-produced item, something they’ve seen on the shelves, in someone’s home or advertised on a website. The joy of a personal gift is that they get something completely unexpected and often never seen before!


    When you give something that has been personalized to someone, they intuitively know they’re receiving something unique. The gift has their name or picture on it, ensuring everyone knows that you took the time to really consider what they would like.  People love gifts to be instantly relatable and somethi

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  4. August 16, 2021

    Summertime Blues, Fact or Fiction?

    With summer coming to an end, it’s normal to feel sad about the fact that longer, sunnier days and impromptu patio dinners are winding down. You may also feel bummed that you didn’t get to do everything you planned on, like that fun weekend road trip to the beach. But there’s a difference between feeling down that summer is ending and being depressed because of it.

    There is actually a phenomenon call SAD, seasonal affective disorder. This is a real thing and a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons.  It begins and ends at about the same time every year and for most people who suffer from it, the symptoms tend to start in the fall and continue into the 

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  5. August 01, 2021


    August is a great month.  Its energy synchronizes well with the symbol of completion. It is that time of the year to make sure that your house is in order. Some of the things you may need to check on are your spiritual life. Take time to meditate and focus so that you have the strength to meet your goals. You will get the opportunity to weed out the things in your life that are holding you back.

    The energy of August will bring life and light to those that are in the dark and afraid.    Its powers will reach deep into our dark sides and uproot the grief and sorrow that we may have. This month encourages you to battle negative thoughts and lean towards the positive ones. It is during this period that the powers of the August symbolism will also uplift our spiritual wisdom.

    People born in August are either Leo or Virgo.  If you are a Leo, you must be a person that is warm towards other people. Also, you have the norm of being generous and kind. The

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  6. July 26, 2021

    Where does the time go?

    Is it just me or does time seem to go by faster these days?

    Here we are and it’s July already! The midway point of the year! Don’t get me wrong, I love July! What’s not to love? Family , fireworks, vacation, the beach, ice-cream, the list goes on! But you know how it goes …in a few months it will be Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and then we ring in a new year!! Every year I swear it goes faster and faster! What’s up with that? …So come to find out, there is actually some science behind the phenomenon.


    Here’s the scope-

    How a clock measu

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  7. July 15, 2021

    Hope Changes Everything

    Hope often gets a bad rap.  For some, it conjures up images of a blissfully naïve chump pushing up against a wall with a big smile. That’s a shame

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  8. July 14, 2021

    Worth the wait

    With the promise of a delightfully normal summer comes the resumption of the summer wedding season. Late spring through early fall is historically the most

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  9. July 08, 2021

    Today I Choose Me

    Choosing to be alone with yourself isn’t’  bad!  Experts say it can actually benefit your social relationships, improve your creativity , confidence, and help you regulate your emotions!  Seriously??

    “It’s not that solitude is always good, but it can be good” according to Thuy-vy Nguyen, an assistant professor in the department of psychology at Durham University, who studies solitude.“We have some evidence to show that valuing solitude doesn’t hurt your social life, in fact, it might add to it!”

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  10. July 04, 2021

    July 4

    July 4, 2021 will be America’s 245th Independence Day, the day Americans celebrate our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. We think of this day as one that represents the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.  From the get-go the 4th has always been a rowdy holiday with ringing bells, gunfire, cannon fire, fireworks, feasting, speeches and toasts.

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