Monday, August 31, 2009

Whimsical, Colorful Art | Lindy Gruger Hanson Art and Travels Blog

Lindy’s artwork is amazing! Her paintings are colorful, whimsical and uplifting. She recently blogged about her show and new titles for her works. Make sure to stop by Lindy’s blog to see all her wonderful paintings.

Whimsical, Colorful Art Lindy Gruger Hanson Art and Travels Blog

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Card by J. B. Guess & Co.

We've added another wonderful, whimsical Snarkalicious card by J. B. Guess & Co. at Serendipity Collections. Snarkalicious Greetings combine a tiny bit of sarcasm with a generous dollop of delightful, delicious humor! You won't find anything too mean-spirited here. Snarkalicious Greetings just remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. See the entire collection today!

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Day Trip To Charleston, South Carolina

Recently we visited our daughter in Myrtle Beach and took a day trip to Charleston. What a lovely town with the historic architecture of its downtown neighborhoods! I wanted to share some of the beautiful inns and homes we saw while strolling the streets of this elegant southern city. The extent of classic Georgia, Federal, Adamesque, Greek Revival, Italianate, and Victoria homes is not found anywhere else in America, but is featured block after block throughout the Charleston peninsula.

If you plan to be in the Charleston area this fall one of the upcoming events is Preservation Society of Charleston: Fall Tour of Homes: September 24 – October 25, 2009.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Acai Berry Scam

I have been bombarded for quite some time now with spam emails and ads on social network sites touting the benefits of the Acai (ah-sigh-ee) Berry so recently I decided to do some research on the subject.

Here is a little of what the Better Business Bureau has to say:

Arlington, VA – January 5, 2009 - Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be wary of online ads relying on celebrity endorsements to sell acai-berry related weight loss products. BBB has received thousands of complaints from consumers nationwide who thought they were signing up for a free-trial offer of acai berry weight loss products that were supposedly endorsed by Oprah, Rachel Ray and other celebrities; in the end, the free trial cost them, month after month.

Read more of what the BBB has to say

Consumer Reports says this:

Health benefits?

In January, Consumer Reports said that evidence on the health benefits of acai berries is scant. In 2008, we blogged about promising study findings on the heart-healthy benefits of red and white wine; however, it was not clear that resveratrol was the beneficial component. In 2007, we reported on research findings that resveratrol helped mice live longer. It is not clear whether concentrated resveratrol is effective and safe in humans.
But even if these substances are beneficial, there’s no guarantee that they’re in any of the products being marketed as containing resveratrol, especially from Web sites using misleading and annoying tactics. Dietary supplements aren’t subjected to the same government scrutiny as prescription drugs, even though some promoters insinuate curative properties.

Read more of what Consumer Reports has to say.

I became aware that there is a website called U. S. Consumer Reports touting the benefits of Acai Berry BUT it is NOT affiliated with the Consumer Reports publication.

Please be very careful about purchasing any of these products.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Announcing J. B. Guess at Serendipity

We are thrilled to offer the delightful artwork of J. B. Guess and Co. at Serendipity Collections. Here is a sample of the artist's whimsical Snarkalicious Greetings line:

In the coming months we will be adding more lines from J. B. Guess. You will love these unique greeting cards so make sure to stop by and see them today!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lavender Fields Soap

Lavender Fields Soap

This just looks so delicious! I love lavender and found this on the web. They are temporarily out of stock and no wonder. I am going to keep checking back though AND they have lots of other cool soothing products! (via Lathered Up)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wee Ninja

Wee Ninja

How cute is this??? This cute little ninja would be a darling little companion. Get yours!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

If August Comes - Can Christmas be Far Behind?

Wow, it's already August and that means it's time for shop owners to start thinking about Christmas. At Serendipity, we are making plans now for our Christmas Header in our shop. That is always a fun part of the job - choosing photos, getting background colors (last year we used mostly blues and reds) and planning a layout.

Last year's header

We always offer complimetary gift wrap so here is a picture that resembles what one of our wrapped gifts looks like. We're considering getting a couple new boxes this year. Right now, we offer the poinsettia and a glossy red box.

Some of our best sellers at Christmas (and all year 'round) are our travel mugs so we will probably increase our mug inventory.

One of the things we do at Christmas is publish USPS and UPS shipping calendars and we make a chart letting folks know that if they order by a certain date, these are the carriers and methods available to them. This is a little time consuming but it is well worth it so that we always keep our customers informed. Here is an example of our shipping chart.

We network all year long but we especially network as it is getting closer to the holidays. We love to cross-promote and showcase other businesss owners. This year we might try to make a shopping list of must-see shops, so if you would like to be included, please contact us at

Have fun, everyone, getting ready for the holidays!

OMG, just found another MUST-HAVE from Jessie! Be sure to see all her creative products at

Originally uploaded by jbguess
I LOVE this card! Another one of my good friend Jessie's amazing artwork! See her Etsy Shop at today!

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