Category Archives: Celebrate

Cool Jewelry Companies Offer New Twist on Holiday Gifts

By Jane Applegate Last Christmas, my husband and I presented our daughter with a small, turquoise box from Tiffany. She burst into tears. “I’ve told you—never, ever, ever buy me jewelry!” Without opening it, she handed it back to me and walked away. If you have similar challenges buying jewelry, read on. Two fashion-forward sisters… Read More »

Great Holiday Gifts to Make for Grandparents

 “Mommy on a Shoestring”  Ask any grandparent and they’ll tell you, the best holiday gifts are those that are made by hand and if the gifts include fun games the whole family can play, even better. Here are my favorites: Block Photo Puzzle Not only does this 6-sided photo puzzle provide hours of family fun,… Read More »

Meet Shawn Hull – Founder Happiest Days Designs

Sometimes inspiration for a successful venture comes from someone else’s work. That’s what happened when Shawn Hull was shopping with a friend and came across some custom-made dinnerware with simple drawings on it. “I loved the idea of hand drawings transferred onto porcelain,” said Shawn. She had always been artistic, working in the theater as… Read More »

Bento Box Lunches: Cute, Colorful and Easy to Make (Really!)

MommyonaShoestring.com Say “sayonara” to boring old school lunches! This year, add a little color and style to your kids’ mid-day meal with simple bento box meals that are as easy to make, as they are cute. Embrace the Fun Wendy Copley is a “Bento Box Sensei.” The mother of two and founder of www.wendolonia.com discovered… Read More »