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What's in a name? The meaning behind Alison Rose Vintage

What's in a name? The meaning behind Alison Rose Vintage

In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Juliet pondered, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In this scene, Shakespeare was introducing the idea that names (and words) have a much deeper meaning than what's on the surface. This is exactly why I started Alison Rose Vintage...

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Thoughtful graduation gifts for high school and college grads

Thoughtful graduation gifts for high school and college grads

Besides the most welcome gift of money and gift cards, what other thoughtful gifts can you give to a new grad to make them feel extra special? Read my 5 suggestions including a handwritten note of advice, custom artwork, custom word art, book recommendations, and a song lyrics print.

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5 visualizations to help calm your nervous system

5 visualizations to help calm your nervous system

I’ve been reading a book from the 1890s called, “The Technique of Rest” and this quote really hit home: “She lives in a perpetual sense of not being able to draw one full breath.” Do you ever feel this way? It’s why my word of the year this year is “breathe” and why I’m writing this blog post today. We can all benefit from ways to calm our nervous systems. Read this blog post for five mini meditations or visualizations to help you take a full, deep breath and remember that you can experience serenity through your own imagination.

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How to show love on Valentine’s Day for less than $1.00

How to show love on Valentine’s Day for less than $1.00
Sometimes people will say that Valentine’s Day was created by greeting card companies just to make money. But the first mention of Valentine’s Day was actually in one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s poems from the 1380’s—over 500 years before Hallmark existed. In fact, way before manufactured cards and boxes of chocolate, people exchanged poems, love letters, and handmade cards for virtually no money at all. Read how to show your love on Valentine's Day for less than $1.00. Continue reading

How to choose a word for the new year (with 25 suggestions)

How to choose a word for the new year (with 25 suggestions)
As one year comes to an end and another begins, many of us put forth our New Year’s resolutions. Instead of making a resolution that puts on a lot of pressure, I like to choose a word or mantra that will help me live with better intentions for the year. But how do you choose a word that's right for you? Learn how in this blog post (with 25 suggestions for you!)... Continue reading
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