Anyway, here we go with a new Four Favs. If you have missed any of my other Favorites, click here for the most recent: http://blog.paigemcdaniel.org/2013/06/four-favorite-things-i-love-right-now.html
My friends will not be surprised that I have one thing on my mind today: BIRTHDAY TIME, SUCKERS! Yes, it is that time of year again -- my birthday is rapidly approaching -- so I thought for this Four Favs post I'd give you some of my go-to gifts to give to girlfriends.
NOTE: Of course, I realize that the timing of this post is rather self-serving, but I write this blog for free, people. And as my friend Priscilla used to say "If you can't take advantage of your friends, who can you take advantage of?"
NOTE: Not sure that the Priscilla quote fits the occasion, but I love it. Priscilla was and is a trip.
So, without further adieu...
- I love giving a magazine subscription to one of my favorite reads. Pictured are an array of just of few of them. It is an inexpensive gift and so fun to share a read that your friend might not have tried. My friend Lisa gave me Garden & Gun last year and I love it. Bonus: Only 6 issues a year, so no coffee table build up! Of course, O is my go-to for this.
- Everyone in Dallas loves an orchid -- and if they don't they just haven't been exposed enough. I turned Joanna finally and now she can't get enough (Verified Proof: Orchids on the Chick Lit Luncheon table for the past 2 years, but yes, our fab donor Central Market had something to do with that too!). This arrangement was just 3 small $12 orchids from Tom Thumb (Shout out to Frank in Floral at HPV!) in a great Wisteria blue and white "Small Happiness Pot". Only water them every 2 weeks and they'll last for months.
- If you forgot a gift until the last minute, head to Paper Affair on Lovers Lane. Your friend will think you thought of her weeks ago -- but only you and I will know that you whipped in and picked out a $13 or $15 box of note cards and had them personalized (for free) lickety-split by their wonderful staff. Tell them CPD sent you!
- Who doesn't love the gift of music? And since barely anyone buys a CD anymore, it is an unusual gift. Hey, I love a quick download as much as the next person (Who doesn't love having Blurred Lines on their I-Phone this summer?), but I really enjoy listening to the whole vision of the artist. Also, a CD of a musical or a concert you saw together is a fun way to memorialize the past.
P.S. I'm having trouble posting pictures on the blog today -- I have one for each of my favs, but for some reason can only get this one to upload and I can't get it to turn. Ugh. Just when I think I have all of the technology down, I'm reminded of why this stuff is such a pain.