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

Lovely Paperie & Gifts

Outside of the StoreI heard about a new shop that recently opened in Cleveland and have been craving to stop by and check it out. Saturday afternoon I decided that it was the perfect time to head over to Rocky River and sneak a peek.

It’s no surprise that California is my home away from home. One reason is because it is filled with all of these card stores and boutiques that are the opposite of Papyrus and Hallmark, however don’t get me wrong- I love those stores too! But it’s always nice to shop somewhere a little different that really seems to have that special connection with the customer. It is something I have been longing to find in Ohio for some time. And I think I found it! 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