Cool mornings, Fall weddings…

For the last two mornings here in New Jersey the weather has been cool. Some might even say a little chilly by July standards, but I love it! I don’t say this in public too often but I’m a big fan of cold weather. Bring on the snow and chilly temps and I’m a happy camper.
The cooler weather has me thinking of fall with the rich colors of burgundy, gold, orange and merlot. And with that in mind I created two new Wedding Vow Book and Box sets. Leave a comment and let me know which one you like best.

Merlot & Gold

Merlot & Gold

Beautiful Fall colors and leaves.

Beautiful Fall colors and leaves.


A cure for the summertime blues…

Well…summer is fully underway and the kiddos have been out of school for almost a month now.  They have had their play dates and long awaited hours of swimming in the pool.  They have gone to the beach, the amusement park, the zoo and all the fun places they spent the cold winter months dreaming of….and now comes the “Mom! I’m bored!” blues. The most dreaded phrase, (next to “are we there yet”, and “I don’t know”) that we hear!  Moms, don’t despair, I have the cure!

While I LOVE making my Keepsake boxes, I thought it was time to expand my product line and include something fun for children.  So what makes me an expert on children you might ask? Well having raised eight children of my own and having been crazy enough to homeschool them, I have heard more than my share of the boredom blues.

With a little tweaking the candy bowl filled with slips of things to do that I used with my kids has now become the “I’m Not Bored Anymore!©” jar. Each jar is filled with 30 brightly covered wooden sticks in a kid-friendly plastic jar. The sticks are a fun and easy way to encourage children to engage their imaginations in child led play. Each stick is double-sided to give your child 60 exciting ideas. Reaching in the jar and choosing a stick gives them the element of surprise as well as allowing them to make choices.

Check out my Etsy page and leave a comment below. And Happy Summer!!

The cure for boredom.

The cure for boredom.

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“I’m Not Bored Anymore” Jar

A snowy day….

The first snow of 2015 is falling today and everything is covered in a blanket of glittery white.  The light reflects off of the snowflakes and makes them sparkle and shine.  Tomorrow the sky will will be a beautiful pale blue….the perfect backdrop for a winter bride!


I created this one-of-a-kind wedding vow books and matching keepsake box set to capture that dazzling wintery feel and help you preserve those special words of love forever.

Etsy challenge


Etsy recently posted a challenge to its shop owners. They wanted us to describe our shop in 140 characters or less. It was much harder than I thought it would be, but after pondering and writing…..and rewriting, this is what I came up with: “A romantically- whimsical shop filled with beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand crafted, paper, lace and ribbon covered keepsake boxes, journals and  more.” If you have a few spare minutes I would love it if you would stop by my shop and take a look around, then leave a comment here and let me know if I got it right.