June 11, 2018

The best gift ideas for ladies

Women love to be spoiled. I am no exception. We love receiving a bouquet of flowers, we definitely smile when we’re given a bottle of perfume and we’re probably at happiest when we get jewellery. I always like glitters and sparkles. Gifts don’t have to be big, and women can be as delighted with a bar of chocolate as who are with a silk scarf. It can be the way you give a women a gift, and the thought that goes into the gift, that counts.

A woman would love to be given a book - a novel or perhaps a book of poems. That is pretty romantic. And if you have good taste, clothing would do great too. And you can never go wrong with a pair of gold or diamond earrings, a lovely pendant or a fabulous bracelet.

But we think the best gift idea for your lay may be something unexpected. She has enough books, perfumes and silk scarves to last her a lifetime. She wants something different, something magnificent, something that she will always look at with utter delight.

Imagine the look on your partner’s face when you give her that something unexpected.  Something exquisite.

A luxury ladies watch is one of the most divine gifts. It is a gift that you need to put thought into. You don’t just walk into a shop and say ‘wrap that please.’ A luxury ladies watch needs to be well researched so the lady in your life knows the time and effort that you have put into choosing the gift. A luxury ladies watch is about style and status. It’s also something that a mom can leave to her kids or for her family one day.

Any piece of jewellery that is bought should be bought through reputable jewellers.  If you are spending a lot of money, you want to have a guarantee and a warrantee. You want a certificate for the item of jewellery and you want a correct valuation. You also want to insure the item, and it is important you do this quickly.

Let’s go back to the luxury watches. If you are going to buy your partner, wife, friend or girlfriend a good watch, take a look at The Watch Company. They have an excellent reputation. When you buy a watch from The Watch Company, you know you are getting a magnificent timepiece and a timepiece that will always increase in value.

The Cartier Clé de Cartier is one of the most attractive and stylish luxury watches for women on the market. It’s a sophisticated, sleek, silver steel watch with 18k pink gold and it is oh so elegant. If you bought this watch, had it wrapped beautifully and exquisitely, and then presented it to your lady friend - wow!

The beauty about a good ladies watch is that it can be worn with anything. A beautiful watch does not have to be kept in the vault and only taken out for special occasions. A watch should be worn with grace and style. The Cartier Clé de Cartier would look as spectacular with an evening gown as it would with a pair of jeans, heels and white cotton shirt. It’s a stylish watch, a sexy watch and a definite statement watch. It says ‘I have style and grace’ and it also quietly says ‘I’ve made it.’

This does not mean that you cannot still by the lady in your life the small gifts that she loves too. And remember, it does not have to be an ‘occasion.’ Spoil your wife, partner, girlfriend or mom, at any time. A beautiful bunch of tulips is spring will be so appreciated. A pint of ice-cream on a hot summer’s day. A few magazines when she is sick in bed. Perfume on mother’s day, a silk scarf from a business trip and a necklace on her birthday will all be welcomed with a smile.

But a watch? An exquisite, silver, gold, rose-gold, diamond encrusted magnificent watch?  Have a look online at The Watch Company and check out the wide range of watches for women. Some are more expensive than others and there are those watches you may well need to keep in the vault.  You will see there are new watches, almost new watches, used watches that are well worn but incredibly valuable, vintage watches and display watches too.  The staff at The Watch Company know the timepieces brilliantly. They are expert in their fields. Ask them questions, chat about the various watches, and if you’re tempted, look at the Cartier watches. They are too beautiful to resist. And you know your lady will always love you.

By the way, whatever gift you give your partner (or your mom), do it with style too. Wrap the gift beautifully. Even if it just a slab of chocolate - give it with a gorgeous flower, or a ribbon wrapped around it. If it’s jewellery, make sure it comes in a beautiful but practical jewellery box and then wrap the jewellery box.  Women love fine things and they also love colourful, glitzy things. Use soft tissue paper and silky ribbons to wrap the gift.  If you cannot wrap the gift yourself, ask the retailer to wrap it for you. Be specific. If your partner loves pink, ask them to wrap it in pink. If it’s the Cartier Clé de Cartier, wrap it in rose-gold tissue paper.  Give it with one flower!  Spray the box with perfume. Or add perfume to the present. You can never give too many gifts. This is your time to go overboard! Spoil the women in your life. And spoil them often!

August 2, 2015

Liz makes a fridge magnet out of a frame

I love the $1 bins at Michael's. It's always filled with fun journals, pouches, pens, etc. The other day, I went into Michael's and saw these really cute, little frames. They were baroque-esque and completely adorable. I just had to get one. I don't really have a bunch of extra space on my desk, so I knew I couldn't put it there. So I came up with this idea to make it into a fridge magnet!

July 27, 2015

Liz makes a cactus pin cushion

Until today, all of my sewing pins were stored away in -- wait for it -- a sandwich baggy. Yes, I was keeping my pins in the worst place possible to keep pins. I bought a whole butt load of felt today, so I decided it was time to make a pin cushion.

July 11, 2015

Liz makes embroidery hoop art: Namaste

I'm a sucker for puns. Call me lame, but I think they're hilarious. I also (as you probably know by know) love to embroider. So when I saw a sweatshirt on Pinterest with the words "Namast'ay in bed" on it, I just knew I had to embroider it.

July 1, 2015

Liz makes a newspaper basket

Lately, my make-up has been all over my bathroom. I decided to make a little basket for all of it, and my inspiration came from this post. Mine needed to be a little smaller, because I don't own much make-up. Here's my version of the newspaper basket. Hope you like it!

June 21, 2015

Review: Simply Chic Jewelry

A friend of mine, Rachel, over at Simply Chic Jewelry on Etsy let me have some absolutely beautiful jewelry to review. I love the jewelry she offers as I love druzy stones incorporated into jewelry.

June 14, 2015

Liz makes soft pretzels

I absolutely love soft pretzels. Wetzel's Pretzels, Auntie Anne's, Target... All delicious. However, did  you know you can make the same from home? I'll show you how in a few easy steps which only includes 8 simple ingredients and no mixer! Easy!