The Fighter

packed-party-arrivalAs many of you know, October tends to hit close to home. In addition to it being Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, it’s also Breast Cancer and Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Having been inspired by my mom’s battle against breast cancer to open up my boutique, M of Hope, I am always seeking unique ways to help spread the word as to what exactly “awareness” means in each awareness month. You’ll see exactly what I mean by this in posts to come, so stay tuned.  Continue reading

A Sweet First Communion

The GiftMy nephew is getting to that age where it is difficult to find him keepsake gifts, or those special ones that he will always remember and not outgrow. So when his First Communion was coming up, I was stumped. Everyone already called the gifts that were memorable and First Communion specific. I knew I wanted to give him money, but no little boy loves opening up a card with just money inside. It had to be an actual gift. But what? Continue reading

Passport of Love

Passport IITo travel outside of the United States, you need a Passport. No news there, I know. But in thinking of this one day, I began to apply the concept of love with the idea of a Passport.

We all read articles daily on how to keep the spark alive in relationships. We often allow the elements of life to come between the person we fall for. Similar to what Jess did with The Ultimate Mega-Present, how neat would it be to make a “Passport of Love” for your significant other offering trips, treats and reminders of the love the two of you share? Continue reading

Personalized M&M’s

More Close-UpIn case you are seeking a Valentine’s Day gift that is a little unique and extra sweet, I have just the idea for you! Personalized m&m’s!

I came across these little beauties in 2011 and was curious as to how they would actually turn out. Would they look anything like the photo? I mean, that is a tiny piece of candy. Would they appear as cute as the pictures depicts on their website? The answer to these questions is yes. And they are even better than expected. Continue reading