Saturday, August 31, 2013

Labor Day Weekend 2013 Coupon Code

In case you missed it on our Facebook page... Zoey's Attic is offering a coupon code all weekend for 15% off your purchased items from Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts. The code to use at checkout is LABOR15 and it will expire at 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, September 2nd. Be sure to check out all the fun and adorable designs for Halloween, ThanksgivingHanukkah and Christmas! Happy Shopping!

Friday, August 30, 2013

It's A Greek Life!

Greek Monogram Pillowcase
Are you a sorority girl or do you know someone who is?  Sororities can be social or professional, but the friendships you make last long after the college days are over. So, did you love Greek life during your college years and continue to be active in all the alumni sorority events?  Zoey's Attic has something for everyone from the baby to the Grandparents, and we even have something very special for you and your sisters!  The GREEK sorority or fraternity monogram pillowcase, travel pillow, and throw pillow can be custom made for your house letters and colors. They're a great addition to a dorm room, sorority or fraternity house, and make a fabublous gift for Recruitment Week and for newly initiated members.  And, if your college years are past, they are a perfect reminder of those awesome college days! Oh how I long for those days again....

Greek Monogram Pillowcase and Pillows

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Remembering Your Grandparents

My grandmother moved into her house in 1929,  and I have the most amazing memories of family times spent with her in this home. My Grandmother (everyone called her "Goggie") cared for all her grandchildren whenever asked whether it was watching over us when a new sibling arrived or squeezing fresh orange juice for us when we were sick and Mom had to work.  We celebrated birthdays and holidays year after year in her home on Hanley Rd. Now it has sadly been many, many years since Goggie's passing and the house was sold. My siblings and cousins often reminisce of those days so long ago and have always said how much we'd love to once again step into the home that was the site of so many joyous occasions.  Good news...our wish came true! Unbeknownst to any of us until recently, my niece is actually friends with the young man who currently lives in my Grandmother's home!  Although my niece has been in this home many times, she had absolutely no idea this was the house her own Grandmother and Great-Grandmother had lived in many years ago.  Her friend graciously invited us to visit and what an awesome visit it was!  The rooms were every bit as spacious as I had remembered.  It was almost surreal to step into the closet with the window as this was always a favorite spot for the girls to gather.  It contained a shelf full of Barbie dolls and trunks full of dress up clothes.  The light fixtures in the entry and also in the breakfast nook were the original ones that I remember as a child.  I had forgotten about the glass crystal door knobs on all the closet doors.  And here they were, and it made me think about how many of my relatives had actually turned these knobs in the years past. My Grandmother's home was a home filled with love and laughter, and these special memories I have will always be a part of me.  National Grandparents Day began in the United States in 1978, the year my Goggie passed away.  Even though we didn't have an official day to celebrate Grandparents back then, I hope she always felt our love and appreciation. Be sure to let your Grandparents know this year the special place they hold in your heart.  Zoey's Attic can help with a special Grandparent's Day gift designed just for your very own special Grandma and Grandpa.

Grandparent's Day Gifts from Zoey's Attic

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Almost Fall!

The variety of colors and aromatic scents of the garden are some of life's most awesome gifts!  Gardening is a source of comfort, therapy if you will, for many people.  Personally, for me, it can be a major source of frustration as I definitely do not have a very "green" thumb.  I prefer to visit the magnificent Missouri Botanical Garden located here in St. Louis.  It is a National Historic Landmark and our nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation. Locals know the garden as Shaw's Garden. The land was owned by Henry Shaw, and his estate home from 1850 remains on the garden property and is open for tours. A recent brunch and casual walk through the Garden was exhilarating!  The English Woodlands were lovely and so peaceful. A stop at the pond in the beautifully understated Japanese Gardens to feed the carp is always a must.  Just watching the excitement of the children feeding these large and very colorful fish is a special treat! Then continuing along the path you eventually arrive at the experimental flower and vegetables gardens.  Staff is always present to offer helpful ideas and suggestions for the novice as well as the experienced gardener.  I was surprised to see so many pumpkins already popping out from beneath their large leaves... a sign Fall is not far away. It got me thinking about the months ahead and all the upcomimg fun activities like apple picking and the annual visit to the pumpkin patch. Autumn is perfect too for gathering family and friends for a hayride and roasting marshmallows around a bonfire. You'll want to check out Zoey's Attic for the perfect shirt for all your Fall activities.

Personalized Shirts for Fall from Zoey's Attic