Shop For The Holidays – The Shift Three Campaign

Just Next Door - beautiful hair clips

Shop Local for the Holidays Kickoff

Just Next Door – beautiful hair clips

The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is holding their “shop local for the holidays” press conference with mayor Setti Warren in front of Just Next Door (this Saturday, November 10th at 10am. This will be the kickoff of the chamber’s “shift three” campaign to promote the economic and cultural benefits of shopping locally.  The “shift . . . → Read More: Shop For The Holidays – The Shift Three Campaign

Husband and Wife – The Good Gifts – Day 9

It is true that I nagged wildly hinted flat out asked for an iPad and I did get one for my birthday. Then I had the rare treat of outfitting my new toy in a cool case – but this was just when the iPad 2 came out and cases were either ugly or overpriced. I stumbled on one in Urban Outfitters that I loved and the price was right – $30.So I snapped one up in orange. Now it is only $14.99 – you win! I like the other cases here as well, especially the tromp l’oeil one here. If you are into Vera Bradley there are some great cases for iPads and laptops – I found a great selection at Just Next Door in Newton. . . . → Read More: Husband and Wife – The Good Gifts – Day 9

Best Hostess Gifts – Day 7 of The 12 Days of Shopping

Anne Taintor napkins, coasters, magnets, capability mom loves them all

I love finding great hostess gifts, really. It’s fun and easy to create a signature gift.I love giving – and, no small hint – getting these. So, of course, there is the favorite I-don’t-know-what-to-bring-or-even-if-this-is-decent-because-I-am-re-gifting-it bottle of wine – it is what you do with it. . . . → Read More: Best Hostess Gifts – Day 7 of The 12 Days of Shopping

Day 3 – Pretty and Personalized Papers

capability mom finds great green gifts at botanical paperworks

Luckily I live fairly close to two Paper Source Stores which are only mildly addicting…grin. I can spend a lot of time in one of their stores. Often my ideas for crafting exceed my skill level (low) but I am trying to keep a handle on that and just buy the pre-made things. All of the papers (stationery, wrapping and note cards) are gorgeous, vibrant and whimsical. I usually use plain card for holiday cards with a photo glued on – I have seen (from uber-crafty friends) gorgeous homemade cards – using ribbon, stamps and more. . . . → Read More: Day 3 – Pretty and Personalized Papers