Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mother's Day gift ideas

With Mother's Day just a few weeks away, many retailers are advertising Mothers Day sales and specials. I always try to think of something unique yet useful to give for Mothers Day. Bath products and flowers are always good gift options, but for something even more memorable, considering a gift that will allow you to spend time with your mother and engage in a special project together.

Plants are a great option for Mothers Day gifts that, with proper care, will be a lasting reminder of your thoughtfulness on Mother's Day. Flowering potted plants can brighten up a home all spring. Or, if your mother enjoys gardening, you can give her a flowering plant that she can transplant into her garden. Perennials will come back year after year and be a beautiful addition to your mother’s permanent garden. Considering starting a tradition of building a garden with your mother and adding to it every year. The act of engaging in a special project together will be a gift that is more memorable and valuable to your mother than any gift you could buy.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine’s Day specials from 1800flowers

Valentine’s Day is just four days away. Like any holiday, Valentine’s Day can have a way of sneaking up on you, and if you don’t plan ahead, you may be stuck paying top dollar for last-minute gifts. Fortunately, for those who still haven’t settled on a Valentine’s Day present, 1800flowers has some unique and beautiful arrangements of flowers still available for Valentine's Day delivery. I love the Lily Meadow Bouquet and the Lavender Bliss bouquet with roses and Calla lilies.

There is also a collection of Valentine’s Day roses available for free shipping and no service charges. With prices starting at $29.99, you can’t go wrong with these arrangements, whether you choose traditional red roses or a blooming rose plant. Some even come with chocolates and teddy bears, making them a complete Valentine’s Day package.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thoughts of Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I wonder if R will get me flowers again this year. He usually does, but I told him we could keep things low-key this year to save money. He’s always pretty good about buying flowers for special occasions, though. He bought me white roses on my birthday, and every once in a while, he’ll pick up some flowers when he is at the grocery store, for no real reason. A few weeks ago he brought home a single coral-colored rose that was really beautiful. Usually for Valentine’s Day, he gets me red roses. I also suggested that we make each other gifts this year, but he wasn’t too sure about that idea, so I told him dinner counts. He’s a great cook and I’m always asking him to make the stuffed chicken that he made the first time he cooked for me. Even if we keep things low-key this year, it will be a special Valentine’s Day because it will be our first one as a married couple!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Parco San Marco Resort offers endless vacation activities in an idyllic setting

Offering private beaches, pools, golf, spa services, and family activities, the Parco San Marco Beach Resort is an ideal destination for a Lake Lugano Vacation. This resort is situated on the largest private beach at Lake Lugano, a beautiful and enchanting lake located on the border between Italy and Switzerland.

This Italian Spa Hotel offers a variety of luxurious wellness services that focus on healing the mind, body, and soul. Guests can unwind and de-stress with relaxing massages, foot reflexology, hot stone treatments, and facials. The spa even offers mini massages for children.

For those who like to be active while on vacation, the resort and the surrounding area offer a wide array of activities, including mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, water skiing, and beach volleyball. Lake Como golf enthusiasts enjoy the many nearby beautifully appointed courses. With the breathtaking botanic walk, yoga, creative workshops, and many other activities, this resort offers something for every traveler.