Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fun Fall Holidays!

Halloween is this Saturday! The kiddos are so excited for the school parties which will take place this Friday. They will be super energized and bursting with excitement this year since Halloween happens to fall on the weekend. There will be countless questions all day on "what time is it?" and "is it time to put on our costumes?" and "when can we start trick or treating?" A pot of chili will be simmering on the stove all afternoon and everyone will have a bowlful before we set out on our evening trick or treat adventure. Traditionally, Halloween evening ends with a bonfire for family and friends. We have a weenie roast and even though our bags are overflowing with candies we still make s'mores. In my book, you just can't have a bonfire without s'mores! The good news this year is that Halloween is also the last day of daylight savings. It officially ends in our Central Time Zone at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1st. So that means we will set our clocks back one hour before we turn in for the night. Yes! That extra hour of sleep will definitely help when arousing the gang in the morning for Sunday church services!

Soon Halloween 2015 will just be a memory and we will move on to the Thanksgiving celebration. I love Thanksgiving! The evening before the holiday is busy, busy, busy! I like to set my holiday table and also prepare some of the dishes the night before so as to relieve some of the stress getting everything ready for the Thanksgiving meal. So by the time I turn in for the night on Wednesday the cheesy mashed potatoes, Swiss cheese vegetable medley, sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin and pecan pies have all been made and just need to be warmed prior to serving. In the early morning on Thanksgiving Day the turkey is placed in the roaster oven on the counter so there will be plenty of oven space to cook the side dishes before our feast. Also, in the morning the sage herb dressing is made and put in a slow cooker on a low setting for the day. Salad and dinner rolls are prepared just prior to serving. Besides the family togetherness on Thanksgiving Day, I especially love the aromas flowing from the kitchen into the family room while I sip coffee and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! My heart is full of thanks!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Halloween Rush On Us!

Shop Halloween at Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts

Only 10 more days until Halloween! Are you ready? Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts has the most adorable Halloween shirts and gifts. There are the sweetest tees and bodysuits with leg warmer sets for baby's First Halloween, fun shirts for big brother and big sister including pregnancy announcement tees, and precious Pumpkin maternity tops for moms to be. You will even find the cutest, spookiest trick or treat bags for your little ones. Some Halloween totes feature glow in the dark designs and there are even bags made for Safety First with reflective vinyl designs! Order your Halloween shirts and gifts through October 24th with REGULAR shipping and the rush is on us for Halloween Delivery! 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Zoey's Attic Coming Soon to Webster Groves, MO!

Exciting news! Zoey's Attic is coming soon to Webster Groves, MO, a suburb of Saint Louis and home to Zoey's Attic owners, Erin and Tim! This community was also the childhood home of writer Jonathan Franzen, and other notable Webster residents over the years include Cardinal and Cub baseball announcer Harry Caray; Ivory Crockett, the 100 yard dash world record holder; beloved comedienne Phyllis Diller; supermodel Karlie Kloss; national news personalities Russ Mitchell and Bob Dotson; and former FBI and CIA Direction William Webster. And now, home to Zoey's Attic!

We are two lifelong Webster Groves residents and we're so happy to bring our successful internet based personalized gifts business to Old Webster! We plan to open our new brick & mortar shop at 20 N. Gore Avenue in late Fall 2015. We will be occupying the space that previously was home to Apple of Your Eye (a favorite shop from my childhood!). We won't be exactly the same, but it is our promise to follow in the amazing footsteps of the previous owner to bring you outstanding customer service, unique personalized gifts, and a fun shopping experience!

Zoey's Attic - Webster Groves
20 N. Gore Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119
Phone: (314) 287-4590

We still have TONS of work complete before our Grand Opening and if you'd like, you can follow our progress on our Zoey's Attic -Webster Groves Facebook page. In the meantime, you can always order your custom shirts and gifts from our website Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts. Looking forward to meeting lots of old and new friends soon at our new store!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Holiday Ornaments

Well, it's October, and of course I'm already thinking about the holidays... and NOT Halloween and NOT Thanksgiving, but rather Christmas! There is always so much to accomplish before the parties and festivities begin. It's actually quite exhausting thinking about shopping, wrapping, decorating inside and out, trimming the tree, planning menus, baking cookies, addressing holiday cards and so much more! The list goes on and on, but I truly love every minute of it!

As I admitted in a previous post, my memory isn't what it used to be! So each year I snap photos of all my decorations so I can refer to them when setting up my holiday displays the following year. I have found this to be very helpful for me, although I always change it up a bit (as I usually have multiple new items to include thanks to the after Christmas clearance sales!).  That being said,  I like being able to see the layout from the previous year and use that as a starting point.

Trimming the Christmas tree is a family event, and everyone must  be present! Holiday tunes play softly in the background, cookies and snacks are served, and the little ones always receive an annual Holiday stuffed animal to top off a very special day! I especially love the conversations that are elicited when one of our special personalized ornaments is unwrapped and ready for hanging on the tree. Thank goodness someone had the bright idea to add names, dates, important events to so many of our treasured ornaments! We have ornaments commemorating our first date, wedding, first home, new home, children, and other beloved family members and friends. Having the names and dates permanently affixed on the ornaments serve as sort of a "cheat sheet," if you will, when the kiddos ask "when did...?"

Personalized Christmas Ornaments by Zoey's Attic

Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts can help you with your "cheat sheet" by creating for you the sweetest personalized ornaments you could ever imagine. Some designs are made on a 3 inch sized diameter ornament made of fiberglass reinforced plastic. These are treated with a permanent finish that will last as a keepsake on your tree year after year. There are also adorable designs on elegantly shaped ornaments that are made of aluminum. These are super durable and will hold up well with no fear of breaking or deteriorating. And the best part of all this is that any ornament can be personalized with whatever title, dates, or sayings you would like! You can even include a photo on some styles. Zoey's Attic personalized ornaments really do make the most thoughtful and unique holiday gifts.