Friday, March 29, 2013

all ABOUT me

I just finished completing the ABOUT section in my Etsy shop.

The About section is for my customers and window shoppers to peek inside my life and discover a few things about me and why I started my business.

I love to write, it's quite obvious, especially if you've been to my Reflections from the Tail blog. However, I do not like to write about myself.  What a hard task this was. After 5 days of going back and forth, changing lines, adding sentences, omitting the blah, blah, blah, I believe I have come up with a nice story and a few nice photos that are related to my world.

I invite you to stop by to see how and why Nellie and Ruth Designs evolved. But mostly, to get to know me a bit better and why I am all about the you, the consumer. I'm sure I'll put a smile on your face.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wedding Love Notes

Love notes for the love birds

The definition of love birds is two people openly showing affection towards each other, and that's what these mini love note cards do.  You can't go wrong giving the new Mr. & Mrs. a special note card with love birds on the front.

With spring in the air and brides all over the world planning their upcoming weddings, these mini love notes are perfect for guests to attached to their beautiful package or hang one from a beautiful gift bag.

Many couples love to give a bit of advice or well wishes to the new couple and do not want to openly do that in the guest book they have placed on a guest table.  Consider the possibility of placing a Wedding Love Note at each place setting, having the couple write a simple sentiment and dropping their note into a beautifully decorated basket or jar for the bride and groom.

What fun it would be to sit with your partner and read each note while your having a morning cup of joe, a glass of wine at night in front of the fireplace, on a beach after your sunset wedding took place or after you'd been married for a month or two.

No matter what you choose to do, you can't go wrong by choosing these sweet little love birds to send the new couple a simple sentiment.  You just have to make the commitment and say "I Will".


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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Boudoir Blessings

We all want a healthy, happy and lively marriage.  After being married for almost 30 years, I'm still trying to find ways to keep the intimate time with my husband spicy.  Being married for such a long time, you tend to fall into the same old routine with your spouse.  All women, I don't care who you are, how old you are or how long you've been married, all need a little help from time to time coming up with new do's and don'ts in the bedroom, or any room!

What a perfect gift for the bride-to-be, Boudoir Blessing Cards.  Many couples purchase Wedding Wish Cards so their guests can write them a wonderful wish for a happy marriage.  That's great, however, why not spice things up a bit and have all the women at your bridal shower write the bride-to-be, along with the groom,  Do's and Don'ts in the boudoir for a very SEXsational and SEXsessful marriage.

These are also great for a bachelorette party as well.  Over the years I've had plenty of drinks with my girlfriends, it's amazing the things I've learned from them on how to spice up my time with my husband.  Every now and then, it would be wonderful for the newlyweds to pick a card, see what advice their friend has given them and plan something new for their time alone.

How many times has your husband crawled into bed with his socks on? A definite don't.
How many times has your husband turned on too many lights in the bedroom? A definite don't.
Sometimes we have to be remembered that the bedroom closet isn't just for hanging up our clothes and housing our shoes.

Boudoir Blessing Cards can be a couples best friend.  No need for therapy sessions, self help books or tapes.  All you need is a little anonymous advice from your friends and a whole lot of love!  Stop by my Etsy shop and pick up a set for your girlfriend, she'll love you for it.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Easter Blessings

Easter is just around the corner making it's appearance on March 31st this year. I can't remember a time where it was so close to St. Patrick's Day.    

In designing these new cards, I was tempted to create a green rabbit for the front! An Irish rabbit? Well, at any rate, with the promise of Spring I found it was only fitting to stick with the traditional color of a chocolate brown rabbit.

Easter was originally a pagan holiday where people worshipped the goddess Eastre. Eastre was the goddess of fertility and springtime. Her symbol was the rabbit, now known as the Easter Bunny. Rabbits were also famous for being one of the most fertile animals, which is probably why a rabbit was picked as the symbol for a pagan holiday that celebrated fertility.

My favorite Easter candy is the jelly bean.  For me, the color of jelly beans represents all the wonderful colors of Spring flowers.

These Easter Love Notes, in pretty pastel colors, with brown accents, are the perfect card to place in a very special Easter basket.  Purchase them in a pack of 4 or buy them individually. No matter what color you choose, they will be beautiful amongst all the colorful jelly beans that our dear friend delivers on Easter morning.