Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Lost Art of Holidays....

So, fact is, that I LOVE Holidays...I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas. I love the whole atmosphere of Christmas, I love the shopping, the gift-giving, the music, the colors, the lights, the baking... I love how everything stops on the holidays. How, for just those few hours, nothing else matters but being with your family. 
Unfortunately for the first time ever, my employer has decided to open on Thanksgiving and this just makes me sad. But most of all, it's makes me sorrowful for what this country has become...Have we really become so desperate to shop and eat out that we can't even stop on holidays? Have we become so estranged from each other, that we'd rather eat food that a restaurant's prepared or go to Target?
This holiday season I challenge everyone. I challenge you to remember what's important. Put down the modge podge and the staple gun, turn off the TV and just be with your kids and family. Read, play memory, draw, bake cookies. Do anything but rush.
Remember that the people that are helping you in restaurants, at Walmart, at the toy store, are all people too. People with families that they are just trying to feed and care for. Make sure to say please and thank you. Learn their name and use it. Be nice. Be patient. Be generous. Say "Merry Christmas".
Remember the people that help you....you don't need to buy a gift, just a simple thank you card is all you need, just so they know you appreciate all they do.
You never know when a simple thank you can change someone's whole day....
Have a great Holiday everyone and thank you for all of the inspirations you provide!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

First Dibbs Party at Chartreuse and Co. tonight!!

It's that time of year again. That awesome, sparkly, glittery, jingly time of year. It's true. We all love it. We love the smell of fresh baked cookies. The shimmering lights. The shopping. The presents. It's definitely true. Christmas is a phenomenon. A great phenomenon. So what better way to celebrate than with the Chartreuse and Co. first dibbs Christmas kick-off party! Tonight (Thursday) from 6-9 pm!!
The barn is loaded full of goodies (edible and decorative!!) We've got ornaments galore. Great decorations. Yummy food. And of course, LOTS of great vintage gifts!!
Stop by for some fun shopping, yummy chartinis (come on, how many stores do you go to that provide apple martinis while shopping?  Seriously!) and delicious goodies around the barn!

Here's a sneak peek and what Beans and Buttons will have this sale!

See you tonight!