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I have been silent these past few weeks. I think to digest, maybe to come up with the words that can help me make sense of what happened on May 14th in my city, Buffalo, NY.  It's almost unbelievable to think that someone would drive hours to come to a specific neighborhood in order to inflict unthinkable pain and horror to an unsuspecting community and city. I don't get it. I never will

Cherry Blossoms and Cardinals Through the glass of my shop door is the perfect view of a beautiful tree that is covered in cherry blossoms each spring and displays bright crimson red leaves in the fall. I’ve had the pleasure of admiring this tree for most of my life. You see, I grew up in this mixed-use building that I now own and run my shop in. This is where my mother operated a

Why are handwritten gifts treasured and what is it about handwriting that moves a person? Indeed, words are meaningful but when someone takes pen to paper it means so much more. Unlike the perfectly formed letters from a key board, handwriting is unique to the person writing it and I feel it reveals a little more of their heart and personality. The study of people's handwriting is called "graphology." If you'd like to

My first ever Valentines Galentine Shopping Party was a blast. I loved meeting some new faces and was excited to see some faces I haven't seen in years! What a wonderful surprise it was. The highlight was watching so many participate in the selfie station. You guys were adorable and funny! Please enjoy these pics from the weekend and don't forget to save the date for our Lucky Leprechaun Shopping Party where there's