Thank Goodness for Valentine’s Day!

Am I the only person who loves Valentine’s Day so much because it helps with the post-Christmas blues? For a while it seems the whole world is dripping in lights and tinsel and glad tidings. Then comes the new year and it’s all over. We’re all just supposed to carry on in the cold of…

2018 Kick Punch!

Do you remember that one teacher from school that was super hard on you? Nothing you did was good enough, she expected more of you than the other kids and you were convinced she just flat had it out for you. 😩 Then, come the end of the school year, you realize your grades have…

Merry Christmas! 

    What a wonderful day! My husband’s Nan was a child of the Depression era; a tiny woman that would eat enough for three people at every holiday meal. She would always stop mid-feast, her face full of joy, and exclaim “We eat like kings!”. That phrase has stayed with us over the years becoming…

How Hanukkah Helped Me Heal

Hanukkah begins this year on December 12th at sundown. I know this not because I am Jewish but because I’ve been looking forward to it since Hanukkah ended last year. I am a Christian who happens to be friends with a man named Tod… who happens to be Jewish… who also happens to be an…

Welcome to the Neighborhood 

After sitting empty for over a year, it is such a blessing to see the windows of the shop next door to us lit up and in business once again! The bad news is the new owners are super nice people, the worse news is that it’s a bakery and the final death blow is…

Thankful and Blessed

  The Christmas window is DONE and ready for our LIVE MANNEQUIN / living window performance Friday and Saturday night for Christmas Delights! I’m so excited that Trinity, our young performer, was on board with this crazy idea from the start. She is so beautiful and enthusiastic and I know she is going to make such…

Plaid Friday!

While the rest of the world is preparing to feast with their families, we’re stuffing 20 special bags for our loyal Plaid Friday customers. We open 9am Friday. Take a peek! #plaidfriday #thisisgifted #gwp   Gift with purchase is available for the first twenty shoppers Friday 11/24 beginning at 9am. No returns or exchanges. $20 minimum…

Someone Stop Me, Please

We used our #littlebittybags to make treats for you! Grab one this weekend before I eat them all. Seriously. I need help, people. 😨🎃😆😩 #trickortreat  (20 packs of Little Bitty Bags and all of our other Halloween treat bags are 50% off this weekend during our Fall Sale!)

Keep an Eye on That Pumpkin

Mr. Mummy is excited about people watching from his new spot in the display window. He also plans to keep an eye on that jack-o-lantern with the menacing grin. #uptosomething #thisisgifted 😁🎃 🍁

MarshMueller for Your Baby!

“MarshMueller” is not only fun to say but it is also a terribly fun line of baby accessories from the Oregon studio of Holly Marsh. Debuting this awesome product line at Gifted has been in the works since I became aware of Holly and her work through a creative conference (which I highly recommend, check…

Don’t You… Forget About Birthdays.

I love this paper pack from @echoparkpaper ! And I love this song. Like, put my lipstick on with no hands, dance on the library stacks, freeze-framed fist pump in the air, love this song. #namethatmovie #happybirthday #thisisgifted

Fall is Here, I Declare!

​I know it’s still 10 days to the official start of autumn but I’m calling an ambitious and hopeful, unofficial start now because it stayed under 90° today. Get out your cozy socks and sweaters and… #pumpkinspiceallthethings 😄 #thisisgifted #solmatesocks