Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Heirloom Recipes

This year, in place of purchased gifts, ask your closest friends and family members to write down their favorite recipe on one or more 4"x6" index cards, add their name and the year, and mail them to you.

Collect them all and store them in one of our beautiful outrigger boxes.

During the year, jot down any recipes that were particularly good and worthwhile.

Next year, repeat the process.

Soon, you'll have an amazing collection that will be the treasure of your family and a wonderful gift to pass on  for a family member's wedding or other big occasion. You could even reproduce the cards and present newlyweds with their very own box to continue the tradition!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Capture Those Memories

We are all familiar with the concept of capturing your family's memories on film, be it still images or video footage. But what about all those cute things your kids say? Or those sweet things your spouse does for you? These are memories to treasure, but they've been difficult to keep until now.

With Facebook and Twitter, it's easier than ever to share your little moments with friends and family, but in a month or two, do you remember what phrase your child used or where you were when you heard it? It's best to capture these things as they happen, just like you would with your camera. That way they stay fresh forever.

Here is your project:
  • Buy a small notepad
  • Get a pen
  • When those little moments happen, jot them down
  • Remember to add the date
  • Store them in one of our beautiful boxes, sure to compliment your decor
  • At the end of the year, or as you remember, slip them all into an envelope 
  • Store in your family photo album
Now you can keep and treasure all those little moments forever.

Want to give this as a gift? Sort through your friend's Facebook or Twitter posts and pull down things from their life and give them a box full of memories to start with. Tuck in a notebook and a pen to let them continue a new family tradition!

Friday, December 7, 2012

December Shows

There will be no shows in December.
Aw, that was naughty, not nice of me, to fool you.
Shows will resume in early January.
For now, I am working on my new workshop and more inventory.

Remember: all in-stock inventory can be shipped as quickly as overnight!