Flowers & Feathers

Flowers & Feathers

The variety of warm, sunny days and April showers has provided favourable conditions for the spring garden. Bulbs, branches and shrubs are bursting forth with colour and scent! It's a...
April 16, 2024
Turn Your Mind To Something...

Turn Your Mind To Something...

Did you "see" the eclipse yesterday? Since Niagara was in the full eclipse path, we experienced total darkness. I think many of us were connected in our participation of child-like...
April 09, 2024
Painting with a broad brush...

Painting with a broad brush...

Every once in a while, I take note of trends in the stationery world. One of the several current themes is Abstract Expression. For those of us who aren't artists...
April 02, 2024
Easter & Spring Celebrations

Easter & Spring Celebrations

You may have read or heard me say that I love setting a table. I do. Easter is one of those times. It's joyful, especially since there are signs of...
March 26, 2024
The First Day of Spring...

The First Day of Spring...

Today, Tuesday, March 19th, is this year's Spring Equinox. The sun is positioned above the equator, which creates an equal 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. It's...
March 19, 2024
How are you spending March Break?

How are you spending March Break?

Have you noticed more children around this week? It's March break, and little ones are out exploring the region! While we see some trickle into the shop, we hear about...
March 12, 2024
Do You Know What Your Name Means?

Do You Know What Your Name Means?

Do you know what your name means? Where it came from? Were you named after someone famous, someone in your family or admired by one of your parents? Do you...
March 05, 2024
Let's Jump To It!

Let's Jump To It!

Do you know the meaning of the word quadrennial? How about leapling? We'll give you a clue: think about the last day of this month. February 29th, 2024. Leap Day!...
February 27, 2024
Greeting Cards - Thank You

Greeting Cards - Thank You

I find myself pleasantly surprised by the number of customers who come in looking for thank you notes and cards. I believe it's meaningful and more personable to express gratitude...
February 20, 2024
It's Valentine's Day Tomorrow!

It's Valentine's Day Tomorrow!

I was recently asked about my thoughts on Valentine's Day. So I spent some time reminiscing... I think some of my fondest memories were from childhood. When I was a...
February 13, 2024
Greeting Cards: Celebrations

Greeting Cards: Celebrations

What in your life right now gives you reason to celebrate? For the fun-loving, there's always a good excuse for a gathering and a party. When it comes to greeting...
February 06, 2024
Greeting Cards: Challenging Times

Greeting Cards: Challenging Times

A few years ago I lost my dad, and a year and a half ago, my mom.  Even though I'm a grown adult, at times, I can feel like an...
January 30, 2024