Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cyber Monday Savings Start Tomorrow!

Good news! Your Cyber Monday savings start on Sunday for all our Facebook friends, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest followers and new shoppers too! Save 15% on the items in your Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts shopping cart on Sunday, November 27th and Monday, November 28th! Just add coupon code CYBER2016 at checkout for your 15% discount! The promo code is valid only at our Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts online shop and will expire on Monday, November 28th at 11:59 p.m. CST. Why not take advantage of this savings and check out all of our totally awesome Holiday shirts, one of a kind perfectly personalized ornaments, custom pregnancy announcement cards, and many more unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list!  There's something special for brothers and sisters, Moms and Dads, Grandpa and Grandma, Aunts and Uncles, and  friends too! There are even sweet gifts and personalized shirts, ornaments and tote bags for your favorite teacher! Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays from all of us at Zoey's Attic!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Time To Send Holiday Greetings!

Yikes! There are just a little over 5 weeks until Christmas and I need to start thinking about whether or not I will send holiday cards this year! I typically purchase my Christmas and New Year greeting cards when they're on sale at the end of the previous year's holiday season. I really then have no plausible excuse the following year not to send them. However, as the holidays quickly approach and the days get busier with Thanksgiving, decorating our home inside and out, shopping for the perfect Christmas gifts, the seemingly endless task of wrapping, cookie baking, school parties, work parties, oh and of course my real job (the one that pays me!) my grand plan seems to fall apart! Oh my, it's exhausting just thinking about what all I need to accomplish within the upcoming weeks!

Anyway, what actually happens every year is that I decide prioritize my tasks. To lighten the load, sending holiday cards is moved to the bottom of the list of things to do before Christmas. Then the first of the holiday greetings almost always arrives around Thanksgiving and more cards fill the mailbox each day thereafter. The guilt sets in and I feel the need to send our holiday greetings to family and friends. I actually love sending and receiving Christmas and New Years cards. The problem is that I don't love addressing the envelopes. Now Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts can help! The new self-inking stamps with personalized return address come with festive holiday designs such as ornaments, reindeer, and even a sweet polar bear! Also, if desired Zoey can create a totally unique design just for you. There are even a "Love, Santa" stamp and a "North Pole Special Delivery" return postage stamp.

The imprints from the self-inking stamp pads have fabulous resolution and the ink dries within moments with no smearing. The impression is even certified as waterproof, and the stamp pad has a long service life of up to 20,000 impressions. Now that's a lifetime of Christmas cards for me! In addition, nonholiday return address and label designs are also available and make super great gifts! Well, I need to start addressing my cards! Happy Holidays friends!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans Day!

Where does the time go? It is really hard to believe it's already Veterans Day 2016! Veterans Day is a federal U.S. holiday established to honor men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Please be sure to take a moment today to offer a special word of thanks to our Veterans for defending our freedoms. The service of the United States Veterans on behalf of our great country is truly appreciated!

Also, in honor of Veterans Day 2016, Zoey's Attic is offering our Facebook friends,Twitter, Pinterest, and all our Instagram followers a coupon code for 15% off your purchased items from Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts. The coupon code to use at checkout is VET2016 and it will expire at 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, November 13, 2016.The coupon code is only valid at our Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts online shop. Just enter coupon code VET2016 at checkout for your 15% discount.

It's the perfect time to start your holiday shopping and there is still time to get a sweet or even funny shirt for Thanksgiving! Zoey has Turkey Day designs for everyone in the family! Then be sure to check out our holiday designs and unique gifts for Hannukah and Christmas. And if you're a real planner, you just might want to take a peek at our sweet shirts for Valentine's Day and totally hilarious St. Patrick's Day tops

Happy Shopping and have a great weekend! Please don't forget to offer a word or two of gratitude to our Veterans!

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Bucket List Update!

Over a year ago I shared a few items on my bucket list. At that time I was about to embark on a new tap dancing adventure! I did in fact enroll in an adult beginners tap dancing class with my friend. It was so much fun that we decided to take the class again and convinced my sister-in-law to also join us! Our dance teacher thinks the "old ladies" are crazy and just to show how nutty we are we chose "stage" names! Well, we are taking the beginners class for the third time and we are now exclusively known by our "stage" names of Angie, Lola, and Chenille. We've even recruited a much younger class member into our trio and she has selected "Jaz" for her stage name. We're having a lot of fun and actually learning new steps even in our repeat "beginning" tap dance classes. Oh, and the wine consumed after class helps to mask the soreness of these old muscles!

Since we last chatted I have crossed off another item on my bucket list!  You simply can't have an Irish heritage and never attend a Fighting Irish home football game! Just this past weekend my dream became a reality! We traveled to South Bend, Indiana for the Notre Dame versus Miami, FL football game! The University of Notre Dame and the city of South Bend have it all figured out! We had absolutely no problem with traffic or parking even with over 80,000 fans in the stadium along with several thousand tailgaters. The arrival of the Marching Band into the stadium was exhilarating! Everyone including the opposing team's fans was cheering wildly! So much excitement in the air! After a pre-game performance by this world class marching band the players entered the field in a cloud of smoke! And then it was kickoff! The Notre Dame football team had a losing record prior to this game but they managed to win 30-27! The fans were respectful and very welcoming, and the overall experience is one I will always remember!

Here are a couple of items I have crossed off my list in recent years:

A few years past, we happened to be in Rome on a Wednesday and seized an opportunity to be present at the Papal Audience. I have always wanted to be a part of the throngs of followers to greet the Pope and to be blessed by him. Pope Francis did not disappoint! He certainly seems to be the real deal, very genuine! Our seats were in an optimal location and we were beyond thrilled to be in his presence!

My dad is a WW II veteran. According to statistics provided by the National WW II Museum in New Orleans, LA approximately 620,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II were alive in 2016. I really wanted my Dad to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. So we made it happen! My Dad, Mom, and I took a day trip from St. Louis. We flew in the early morning hours directly to Baltimore. To make the trip easy for my elderly parents (and for me as well!) we hired a car service for the day. We began our visit at the Washington Monument on the National Mall. Next, we walked to the World War II Memorial. We spent a lot of time there as my Dad remembered and retold his stories from his time in the South Pacific. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 with his twin brother. They both served overseas for 4 years before returning to St. Louis following the war.

And here are some of the things I still need to accomplish..

Learn calligraphy! My handwriting is atrocious! It always has been and it's even worse now that I type all the time and rarely use my cursive skills. I've been researching local calligraphy classes and will update you when I am able to cross this off my list!

Relearn to knit! My grandmother and aunt were fabulous at knitting. They could make just about anything! When I was a child I used to knit with them, even made a few winter scarves! I never kept up the skill and now have completely forgotten how to do it! My knitting and crocheting relatives have all passed and now I need to find someone who can teach me this art again!

And finally a few things on my list that I am sure will never happen...

I used to think I'd like to try skydiving. Nix that one! Never gonna happen!

And overcoming my extreme fear of snakes... I will go to my grave still being afraid of them!

What's on your bucket list?