It’s hard to believe, but summer is almost here and sometimes we forget to think about ourselves! Take a minute to treat yourself and lets re-pack those beach bags with things that you can actually use and love.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it’s the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when
they discover that someone else believes in them and
is willing to embrace trust as the basis of friendship.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Before there was Blippi, before there was Blue’s Clues, there was Mister Rogers, aka Fred McFeely Rogers, the host of the eponymous children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Rogers was the sort of TV host that both kids and parents trusted and enjoyed. Known for his calm demeanor, friendly attitude, and astute life lessons, Rogers established himself as an icon for the more than three decades that the PBS show aired. He began each episode by changing into one of his trademark cardigan sweaters and slipping on some sneakers while singing the show’s theme song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” And he concluded each episode with the song “Tomorrow.”*
We are delighted to partner with handmadedollsvg in giving away this beautiful doll. Her name is Paulette. Let us tell you the story of her designers.
Sisters Vero and Gaby established their business, handmadedollsvg, to assist their parents. When thinking of what they could do to help, they thought about their love for creating and imagination, and decided to make handmade dolls for children. They were inspired to bring back the magic of pretend play that they had when they were young girls, and wanted to bring this feeling to today’s children.
This beautiful weighted pillow from @pillowpowerla is such a thoughtful gift for that special someone in your life. We’re talking significant other, special friend, or even your grandchild! Made with vintage Japanese fabric, this one-of-a-kind pillow has hypoallergenic filling and weighted beads. It measures 13” x 7”… perfect as a neck pillow.
Sometimes in order to be the ‘grand’parents that we are (!), we may go a bit overboard with many things. Oh, come on admit it – we all do! It’s been a rough road over the last couple of years, and now, as we move forward we hopefully can spend more time in each other’s company. Most importantly, let’s make one point loud and clear: PUT DOWN THE DEVICES AND ENGAGE WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN ☺
This seems to be our week of hearing from compelling older women. Recently we interviewed an almost 80-year-old friend of ours and loved hearing her perspective on life. Here are her inspiring thoughts:
Lifelong friendships are rare — and that’s part of what makes them so special. Cherish your opportunities if you are so very lucky to have such a gift, and don’t take for granted the relationships you have.