"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens..."
I love that song. It came on the radio while I was driving this evening and was a gentle reminder that it's time to get my butt in gear to start my shopping!
I have a couple of really inspired gift ideas for all of you.
First, I recently got another really fabulous personalized necklace from Lisa Leonard. Lisa is mom to two adorable little boys, one who has special needs, and she also happens to make the most beautiful jewelry. My first necklace designed by her was the open circle, and my new necklace is the teenie tiny initials. I LOVE it! Actually I love so many of her pieces that it's hard to decide what to buy. Make sure you check out her jewelry designs, as well as her beautiful family, photos, and blog. She is such a talented person and I really admire her! You can save 10% off your next piece of Lisa's handmade jewelry by entering the code "tellafriend" at checkout. Make sure you tell her I sent you:)
My next awesome gift idea is a super-duper everybody-wins buy. My friend Greta has designed a truly incredible 2009 Calendar titled Heroes of Hope, which features babies and children who spent time at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where Holland and Eden spent the first 110 days of their lives. The girls make an appearance in the calendar, which will be debuting on Thursday evening at the Fashion Show, and 100% of the proceeds from the calendar will go to the NICU Family Advisory Board to provide support to NICU families. Greta is mom to triplets, and somehow still manages to be an amazing photographer, as well as super stylish and sassy. I am so impressed with the quality of her work. Anyone who would like to make a contribution to the NICU Family Advisory should purchase one of these calendars. They are truly fabulous!