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What a girl wants…

6 Feb

February is the season of love. It’s a time to show your sweetheart how much she is cherished. We want to help you find the perfect gift for your special someone! We’ve got what a girl wants…

For the Working Mom…

When you get caught up in life, trying to juggle work, kids and a social life, it’s easy to forget about yourself. So we have found gifts for the Mom who does it all. Remind her to take time to herself to enjoy the little things.

Thymes Gardenia Eau de Parfum – Spritz the beautiful bottle for long-lasting scents of soft gardenia, graceful florals, soft amber and sweet praline.

Thymes, Shower Bursts, Tyler candles

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For the Entertainer…

For the lady that loves to spend time cooking, find a way to sprinkle her with love. Prepare yourself for full tummies and happy hearts!

Cup of Cake – an easy way to cook your own Belgian chocolate soufflé cake – just in minutes. Just add water and microwave! This mini cup of deliciousness is perfect whenever, wherever.

Cup of Cake, Cookbook, Mugs

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For the Fitness Fanatic…

Does your girl like to kick it at the gym? These gifts will motivate her to work it even harder!

Fit Kicks Headbands – made with micro-grip silicone lining, gives a no-slip fit. The stretchy fabric is comfortable and will keep hair out of the way for a stress-free workout.

Vera Bradley Yoga Mat, Corkcicle, Fit Kick Headbands

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For the Fashionista…

Every girl loves sparkly jewels, because diamonds ARE a girl’s best friend! But if she’s more of a spunky type, a trendy leather bag will do the trick too.

Ronaldo – To the Moon and Back – A new bracelet, just in time.Remind that special someone that you love them “to the moon and back.”

Ronaldo, Sorrelli, Hobo

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For the Decorator…

For your sweet homemaker, the one that makes leaving home so hard and coming home too easy. Home is definitely where your honey is and she will adore this decor.

XOXO Sign- This is a simple reminder to always give hugs and kisses. This sign is perfect anywhere in the house.

Xoxo Sign, Hanging heart, Love Stone

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Whoever is on your list, whether it be your Wife, Mother, Daughter, Friend, give them something you know they will enjoy.

“Where you invest your love, you invest your life.”

From our house to yours, we hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

What Spirit Animal Are You?

19 Nov

Are you a cat or a dog? An elephant or a wolf? A parrot or a snake?

Take the personality quiz to find out:

Directions: Choose your side of the question and string together the four letters to find your animal.

1. WOULD YOU RATHER GO OUT WITH FRIENDS (E) OR CHILL AT HOME (I) ?WORLDVIEW: EXTROVERSION (E) OR INTROVERSION (I)

2. WHEN TAKING IN NEW INFO., DO YOU BASE OFF YOUR 5 SENSES (S) OR LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE (N)?
INFORMATION: SENSING (S) OR INTUITION (N)

3. WHEN MAKING UP YOUR MIND DO YOU RELY ON LOGIC (T) OR EMOTION (F)?DECISIONS: THINKING (T) OR FEELING (F)

4. WOULD YOU RATHER YOUR LIFE BE PLANNED OUT (J) OR SPONTANEOUSLY DRIVEN (P)?
STRUCTURE: JUDGING (J) OR PERCEIVING (P)

INTP: OWL      ESTP: FOX      ISFP: CAT      ENTJ: LION      
ISFJ: DEER      INTJ: OCTOPUS      ISTP: SNAKE      ESFP: PENGUIN
INFJ: WOLF      ENFP: DOLPHIN      ESTJ: HONEYBEE      ISTJ: OX
ENFJ: DOG      INFP: GIRAFFE      ENTP: PARROT      ESFJ: ELEPHANT

OWL: MOST CONCEPTUAL • ANALYTICAL • THOUGHTFUL INDIVIDUALS • RAZOR SHARP WIT • PEOPLE ENJOY THEIR COMPANY • PREFER TO WORK ALONE • SOCIALLY CAUTIOUS • CHALLENGES OTHERS TO THINK

FOX: MOST SPONTANEOUS • DRAMATIC • CHARISMATIC • INFLUENTIAL • ACTIVE • FUN • ADEPT AT INFLUENCING PEOPLE • WONDERFUL FRIENDS IF WANT A GOOD TIME • SEEK THE BEST IN LIFE

CAT: MOST ARTISTIC • PEACEFUL • EASYGOING • LIVE MOMENT TO MOMENT • CONSIDERATE • PLEASANT • CARING • MELLOW • VALUES IMPORTANT TO THEM • DO NOT DEBATE VIEWS PUBLICLY • RELAXED

LION: MOST COMMANDING • LOGICAL THINKERS • INDEPENDENT • PERSUASIVE LEADERS • FIERCE • SUCCESSFUL • POWERFUL • REFUSE SUBJECTIVE EMOTION IN DECISION MAKING • KINGS OF PROVERBIAL JUNGLE

DEER: MOST CONTEMPLATIVE • QUIET • OBSERVANT • THOUGHTFUL • MAINTAIN ORDER & HARMONY • RESPECT EVERYONE’S FEELINGS • TRUSTWORTHY • FEW PEOPLE KNOW THEM AS BEING INCREDIBLY SENSITIVE

OCTOPUS: MOST INDEPENDENT • WILDLY INTELLIGENT & CREATIVE • UNINTERESTED IN WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING • AWARE OF WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW • PASSIONATE ABOUT CONCEPTUALIZING IDEAS • LIKE TO PROCESS COMPLEX THEORIES

SNAKE: MOST PRAGMATIC • QUIET • ANALYTIC • DRAWN TO ENGINEERING • EXPLORERS • BORED WITH SINGLE ROUTINES • CLOSET DAREDEVILS • LIVE AND LET LIVE • “DON’T TREAD ON ME”

PENGUIN: MOST GENEROUS • PLAYFUL • OPTIMISTIC • LIVE IN THE MOMENT • SOCIAL • LIKE NEW EXPERIENCES • INTELLIGENT • CREATIVE • CLASSROOM LEARNING IS NOT STRONG SUIT • PREFER TO GO WITH THE FLOW

WOLF: MOST CONTEMPLATIVE • VALUE DRIVEN • MYSTERIOUS • COMPLEX • CREATIVE • INSPIRED INDIVIDUALS • SENSITIVE TO FEELINGS OF OTHERS • REQUIRE TRUST BEFORE REVEALING ONESELF • PROTECTORS • NATURAL LEADERS

DOLPHIN: MOST OPTIMISTIC • CREATIVE • CONTAGIOUSLY HAPPY • LIKE TO LEARN NEW THINGS AND MEET NEW PEOPLE • VIVACIOUS • POPULAR ENTHUSIASTS • BORED EASILY • ALWAYS READY FOR THE LATEST/GREATEST WITH FRIENDS, RELATIONSHIPS, EXPERIENCES

HONEY BEE: MOST HARD CHARGING • CIVIC-MINDED WORKERS • PRACTICAL • STRIVE TO IMPROVE SOCIETY • LIKE TO BE PART OF ORGANIZATIONS/GOVERNMENTS • STRAIGHT FORWARD • LITTLE USE FOR NEW EXPERIENCES • CLEARLY COMMUNICATE NEEDS/DESIRES • OUTGOING

OX: MOST RESPONSIBLE • LOGICAL • ORGANIZED • SERIOUS INDIVIDUALS WHO TAKE A PRACTICAL APPROACH • DEPENDABLE • SENSIBLE • EARNEST • DEDICATED WORKERS • GOOD INTENTIONS • DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS OF OTHERS

DOG: MOST PERSUASIVE • SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES • HATE BULLYING • LIKE TO GREET LOVED ONES • FEEL GOOD WHEN OTHERS FEEL GOOD • ADAPTIVE • LOYAL TO OTHERS & EXPECT IN RETURN • “TEAM PLAYER”

GIRAFFE: MOST IDEALISTIC • LOYAL FAMILY/CLOSE FRIENDS • LIVE LIFE ACCORDING TO VALUES • CURIOUS ABOUT THOSE AROUND THEM • ETHICAL • DO NOT ACCEPT THREATS TO SECURITY OF THEIR BABIES/MORALS

PARROT: MOST INVENTIVE • INTELLIGENT • CLEVER • RESOURCEFUL • PERVERSE SENSE OF HUMOR • ANALYZE EVERY SIDE OF AN ISSUE • WITTY • CREATIVE THINKERS/WORKERS

ELEPHANT: MOST HARMONIZING • GENUINE • AUTHENTIC • BRING JOY TO OTHERS • SENSITIVE • EASILY HURT • TRUSTING • FULL OF LOVE

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No one knows what hand they are going to be dealt in life, just that we are all on a journey to better ourselves and others. That was the mindset creator Jenna Consiglio had when she started JAECI. She wanted to make a difference and inspire people to believe in their dreams and inner weirdness, which is why she created the graphic jewelry line known as, JAECI.


Discover your spirit animal & embrace your personality with jewelry from JAECI. Head to our website to get your Spirit Animal necklace!

The Thankful Trend

14 Nov

‘Tis the season to be thankful! 

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie

Did you know that gratitude is a learned behavior? This season, we’re helping families express their gratitude & encouraging children to be thankful for all things in life.

So, how are we going to do this? With help from our new favorite product:
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Turkey on the Table is a book & activity that allows the whole family to show their thankfulness every day. The goal is to turn thankfulness into a daily routine.

The Turkey on the Table kit includes an adorable knit turkey, customizable feathers with marker, and a heartwarming book. Here’s how it works:

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Aside from thankfulsmall-feeding-americaness, Turkey on the Table encourages giving back through their partnership with Feeding America.

With each Turkey on the Table sold, 10 meals will be provided to someone in need. To date, over 102,000 meals have been donated.


More Thankful Traditions!

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward

There are so many other ways to express gratitude this year! One of our favorite thankful activities is the Thankful Tree.

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Thankful Trees are both a way to express thanks & a fun activity for the whole family! All you need is a few tree branches, construction paper, scissors, glue & markers to write with.

Fashion a tree from the branches. Next, cut the paper into leaves. Have everyone write what they are thankful for on the leaves & hang them on the tree. Display your Thankful Tree so everyone can see! Each time you see it, you will be reminded of the many things there are to be thankful for!


Tablecloth of Thanks

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Another Thankful activity we love is a Tablecloth of Thanks! Create a new Thanksgiving tradition by having everyone at dinner sign the tablecloth with their name and something they are thankful for. Keep the same table cloth and have family members add something new each year! It’s a great way to remember old memories, start new ones & express gratitude.

Enjoy this holiday season, but never forget the reason we have it!

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

– 1 Thessalonians 5:18


images from: http://turkeyonthetable.com ; http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/thankful-tree/ ; http://www.sharingshine.com/2014/11/13/keeping-thanks-thanksgiving/

Wrapped in Hope: Monica’s Testimony

1 Oct

In 2012, 40-year-old Monica Chambers skeptically agreed to have her first mammogram after her doctor advised her to. When the mammogram showed an abnormality, Monica went to the East Alabama Medical Center’s radiology department to determine what exactly was wrong. After a few tests, Monica was diagnosed with breast cancer.

A nurse from the EAMC Breast Health Center was the first to meet with Monica about having chemotherapy, but Monica was determined she would not go through treatment. “I’m just going to die with breast cancer,” Monica said. It was her husband who finally convinced her that she had to try and fight the cancer for herself and her young children.

img_1244Finally, Monica listened to reason and started chemotherapy, and she’s happy she decided to do so. “It’s like it became a part of me and I became a part of it,” Monica said about going through treatment. She especially praised everyone at the EAMC Breast Health Center for being so kind and welcoming to her. “The people at the EAMC really helped me a lot,” Monica said.

After she had already been diagnosed with breast cancer and started treatment, Monica’s husband began having health problems and was put on disability. This meant that they were both sick and out of work, leaving them uninsured. “The foundation picked me up,” Monica said. “They made sure I could afford anything I needed.”

 

Monica said the thing that helped her the most through her fight with cancer was people being there for her. “I had people behind me that I never would have thought. Even people that I didn’t know,” Monica said. She said that she was given food, groceries and kind words that uplifted her. She also said it made her feel better when people would call or let her know they were praying for her.

The main thing Monica said that people who haven’t been through breast cancer should know is to not try to sympathize with the person affected but instead be straight-forward with them. Monica said she would encourage people to not be afraid to ask questions or say whatever is on their mind. Said said if someone wants to help, all they have to do is simply ask, ‘Is there anything I can do?’

Monica has been a breast cancer survivor now for 4 years now. After surviving herself, she hopes she can help others get through as well. “I just want to get my story out to help anyone. Whether it’s someone that’s going through breast cancer or someone that has family members or loved ones going through. I just want to help them feel comfortable.”

 

Honored to share this story,
Caroline Haney
Wrapsody Intern