Every little girl needs new stylish accessories for the first day of school and how cute are these Monogrammed Back to School Gifts by Viv and Lou shown below? Our Backpacks are a combination of fabulous and functional! The adjustable, comfort fit, shoulder straps make our backpacks super easy to carry. Find just the right place for all their school supplies in various compartments, multiple pockets, and some of our backpacks even feature a padded laptop sleeve. Keep lunch and snacks fresh while they are on the go! This Lunch Bag features a sturdy zipper closure, easy-to-clean insulated lining, and an exterior pocket, perfect for utensils and fun snacks! Pair it with our matching back packs and your child is set. Pencils, Markers, and Scissors-OH MY! Keep all the little school supplies organized and secure in this adorable Pencil Case. The easy to carry handle and cool pattern makes this a must-have sidekick for the school year! The best part about our Back to School gifts is they can be embroidered with a single initial, three letters monogram or name!
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Need that perfect stamp for your baby announcement? PSA Essentials offers Switchable Stamp Packs featuring interchangeable designs to use with your stamps, giving you the freedom to change your design with the seasons or just your mood!
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Don't you just love these little baby inspired designs on our PSA Originals Switchable Stamps Carriage Collection shown below? Start with a personalized stamp or stamper, then change the design for any theme with our PSA Essentials Switchable Stamps designs! Each collection includes 9 center designs and 1 outer ring. Save 15% OFF our Switchable Stamp Packs now until June 30, 2018, Enter Code: pack15 at checkout.
Summer is my favorite time for a lunch date picnic! Whether outdoors in warm weather or inside on a rainy day, we have everything you would need for that perfect picnic. From our unique nautical picnic tote to our larger picnic baskets, a simple summer menu, and don't forget the picnic blanket - we have the essentials to make your picnic complete!
1. The Perfect Basket or Tote
Nothing befits a sun-filled summer afternoon like a picnic and our insulated nautical Seaside: Nantucket Picnic Tote is packed with four place settings plus wine glasses and a corkscrew, with plenty of room for food and wine. Whether by the seaside or at the park, seize the next sunny day. Next is our woven Seaside: Newport Wicker Picnic Basket set which is packed and perfect for two anytime. This basket includes stainless steel utensils, ceramic plates, cloth napkins and plastic wine glasses, plus one corkscrew. If you are looking to add another couple to join you on your picnic, we suggest our woven Seaside: Cape Code Wicker Picnic Basket. Two insulated compartments keep your picnic fare a perfect temperature while the sturdy handle makes it easy to carry.
2. Convenient Healthy, Delicious Food
If you are a Costco or Sam's Club fan like me you will love these ultimate picnic meals. They are delicious and healthy, a perfect addition to your picnic. My first recommendation is the Cilantro Lime Shrimp from Costco (see picture at left). This dish is a protein-packed, zero carbohydrate, a low-fat option that is light and perfectly paired with your favorite white wine!
You may want to add a few of these shrimp to my next recommendation which is the large Spinach Salad, again from Costco. Now for this dish, I am not a fan of a sweet salad (or sweet dressing), and because I am watching the carbs and sugar, I omit the dried cranberries and poppy seed dressing. All the ingredients are placed in rows, so opening the container and removing what you do not want is not as hard as it may seem. I also just bring along my own dressing, I do keep the poppy seed because my husband likes it! My next go-to is probably my favorite of the two and that is the Sam's Club Cobb Salad With Grilled Chicken And Avocado Ranch Dressing. I do not have a picture of it (yet), but it is fantastic! It features romaine lettuce, red grape tomatoes, grilled chicken strips, crumbled blue cheese, red onions, sliced boiled eggs, crumbled bacon, and ranch avocado dressing.
4. The Perfect Location
Summer is finally here in North Georgia on beautiful Lake Lanier! Now would be the perfect time to plan a picnic for you and your family or your special someone! There are so many places to have your picnic here around Lake Lanier, and if you are not from Georgia as you look for the perfect location, keep in mind the beauty of nature and an isolated, private setting for the perfect picnic! Here's a list of parks on Lake Lanier that are great location for a picnic:
Duckett Mill Park
Keith Bridge Park
Little Hall Park
Little River Park
Sardis Creek Park
Vanns Tavern Park
Lake Lanier is always a beautiful back drop to have on fun summer picnic outing!
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Just a girl who grew up wanting to play shop owner and be a school teacher too! I'm retired from teaching now, but I achieved both goals and now as a Stay-At-Home-Mama each day is a blessing to spend with my little family. I'm a born and raised Georgia girl and I adore everything Southern! I hope you enjoy my store blog where I'm happy to share new gift items and ideas, sales, recipes from my kitchen and more!