gifts

We have gone to virtual living as of late, but that doesn’t mean we stop celebrating and enjoying life. There is nothing more fun than celebrating with a new mommy-to-be and watching her open her gifts and listening to all the ooooo…..ahhh……over the tiny treasures she receives. If you can't...
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Categories:  Events, General, Uncategorized

Ok, we've all been there. You know what I'm talking about. I think at all of us have been 'in the dog house' with our significant other at some point in time. I know I have! Whether it's forgetting an important date or just not being there when needed I think we all have it happen at some point in...
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Categories:  General, Shopping

Teacher appreciation week is this week May 7th- May 11th and I have some wonderful ideas for you! I'm not sure about you, but my children's teachers are awesome. They are everything you would want in a a teacher: loving, smart, caring, patient and kind. Communication has always been a two way street...
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Categories:  Holiday Love

Thanksgiving has come and gone and the 2016 Black Friday frenzy is officially over. Now the real Christmas countdown begins and Christmas shopping continues. This past weekend was the Downtown Petoskey Holiday parade on Saturday morning. My husband and I took the kids to the parade, enjoyed lunch at...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Petoskey, Shopping

It's almost Thanksgiving. Can you believe it? The weather has been A-mazing the last few months and it's hard to believe Christmas is only a month and a half away. I've already started some holiday shopping for friends and family and my kids are already making out their Christmas lists. I try to sh...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Shopping

Have you ever heard of Mexican Jumping Beans? If you are an adult you may have even have had them as a child. I remember my uncle bringing me Mexican Jumping Beans from Guatemala when I was a child. I kept them at my grandmother's lake house and they sat in desk off the breakfast nook. You could hea...
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Categories:  Petoskey, Shopping

10 Gift Ideas for Easter... or just to celebrate Spring! You may be too old to look for an Easter basket, but you're never to old to give one. This year Grandpa Shorter's wants to help you stuff your Easter baskets with gifts they'll truly enjoy! It was hard to come up with only ten items that cove...
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Categories:  Shopping

I always thought I knew how to wrap a present - I discovered I was terribly wrong - after watching the queen of gifts show me how. Watch this short video tutorial and let Jennifer Shorter, Owner of Grandpa Shorter's Gifts, teach or refresh you on wrapping a present properly.  This is a skill tha...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Retail Tips

Have you ever found a unique item and wondered to yourself the history behind it? Or, remarked how unique and different it is and thought 'I must have that right now!' Today on the blog I'm talking about a unique gift item carried by Grandpa Shorter's. Popular and unique by nature but often questio...
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Categories:  For the Home, Shopping

Hello, friends and welcome back! This week on the blog I'm talking about science experiments for kids. Did you know that Grandpa Shorter's has a fantastic science kits selection for kids? Neither did I! I stopped in over the weekend and spoke with Jennifer Shorter about some of the new and exciti...
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Categories:  Parenting, Shopping