Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Another great gift!

Kids are very odd about things that they percieve as theirs. My goddaughter and her older sister will disagree over a shared toy, a doll, a shirt(that may not even fit one of them!), even a cup or plate!

Great news for those who have ever been in this situation! Lipstick Shades (one of our wonderful vendors!) has a line of personalized plates that are absolutely adorable! So even if your kids, grandkids, or just favorite little ones still attempt to claim things that are not theirs - you can give them something that is definitely theirs - a plate with their name on it!

One of the kiddos from our office, Christopher, uses his for almost every meal!

So, if you're still looking for a gift that is unique, charming and educational (Learn to spell your name - with green beans!), pick up a personalized plate for each of the kiddos you know!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Elf on the Shelf

The Christmas Season is almost here! We were privileged to have The Elf on the Shelf Christmas Book available at Paper Style last year. It was such a success that we were very excited to recieve our shipment this year!

Don't forget to pick up one today, before all the elves have been assigned to a house!

A wonderful Christmas family tradition! This is the festive story of how Santa keeps on eye on who is naughty and nice during the Christmas season - he sends each house an elf of course! The elf reports to him every night while the children are asleep. This is an interactive story, as there are pages to name your elf and personalize it with your family name and more! Children love to wake up in the morning and find the elf has moved to a different spot. How mysterious - he must be real! Warm colors and illustrations make this book a children's favorite.
This is a Christmas must have!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Party. Secret Agent Party....

James Bond: Quantum of Solace opens Thursday, November 14th at Midnight in theaters across America. For Bond fans, you know the stories. For those who are just getting aquainted with the infamous Secret Agent, this is the 22nd movie, and the 6th actor to portray 007 on the big screen.

I saw an invitation today that gave me a great idea!

The dots on this invitation remind me of the opening credits for the 007 movies. I think that a Secret Agent Party would be a great theme for a birthday party! Here is a sample layout!

See you at the movies!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fun Presidential Facts

Happy Election Day!

If you haven't done so already, go out and vote!

If you have, sit back and watch the polling results with a few fun facts about former presidents!

  • Candidate with highest popular vote: Reagan (1984), 54,455,075.

  • Candidate with highest electoral vote: Reagan (1984), 525.

  • Candidate carrying most states: Nixon (1972) and Reagan (1984), 49.

  • Candidate running most times: Norman Thomas (Socialist Party), six (1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948).

  • Candidate elected, defeated, then reelected: Cleveland (1884, 1888, 1892).

  • Fourteen Presidents served as vice presidents: J. Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, T. Roosevelt, Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, L. Johnson, Ford, and George Bush.

  • Kennedy and Taft are the only presidents buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Lincoln, Jefferson, F. Roosevelt, Washington, Kennedy, and Eisenhower are portrayed on U.S. coins.

  • Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Jackson, Grant, McKinley, Cleveland, Madison, and Wilson are portrayed on U.S. paper currency.

Finally, one of my favorite former presidents - Teddy Roosevelt.

  • Theodore Roosevelt(26th President): Graduated Harvard College (1880) Vice President under McKinley. On November 18, 1903 the U. S. and Panama signed a treaty for a canal under U. S. sovereignty. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for arbitrating the end of the Russo-Jananese War. As a child, Roosevelt suffered asthma attacks and was too sickly to attend school. At 42, Roosevelt was the youngest president. The teddy bear is named for him. He lost the sight in one eye while boxing in the White House. He had a photographic memory. He could read a page in the time it took anyone else to read a sentence. He was the first president to travel outside the U.S. - Panama. Roosevelt craved attention. It was said that he wanted to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.

These fun facts and more can be found at http://www.littleknownfactsshow.com/presidents.html