Pappa Don’t Preach!

If you’ve been stuck in the grilling and tie rut for the past few Father’s Day, here are some suggestions for this upcoming June 20th.

For the man in your life who enjoys his spirits, try these Eisch Vino Nobile Breathable Multi-Purpose Red or White Wine Glasses. A wine poured into a breathable glass for just 2 to 4 minutes will show signs of aeration equivalent to the same wine that has been decanted and aerated for 1 to 2 hours. For hard liquor, specifically bourbon or whiskey, try these fantastic whiskey stones that keep your drink cold and neat without ever getting watery.  “Have drinks with a cool story to tell” with these great recycled windshield beer or wine glasses. I’m also a huge fan of the book Barguments: a debate with no right or wrong answer that must be uncomplicated enough to discuss after three beers.

Got a sport’s enthusiast? Gift him 4 crazy golf balls that each do something ludicrous when you hit them; one blows up into a spectacular cloud of billowing white dust, one basically vanishes on impact into a watery mist, one ejects 15 feet of spiralling streaming ribbon when thwacked, and the last one simply won’t go in a straight line on the green. If he loves hoops then get him a picture frame, mirror or wall shelf all made from reclaimed gym floor decor. The cyclist? Check out this modern bike chain business card holder or if his sport is more mental, check out this LED light up chess set.

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Story People

Almost New Age

Is willing to accept that she creates her own reality except for some of the parts where she can’t help but wonder what the hell she was thinking

Before Dawn

I’ve always liked the time before dawn because there’s no one around to remind me who I’m supposed to be, so it’s easier to remember who I am

Believing My Father

I used to believe my father about everything but then I had children myself & now I see how much stuff you make up just to keep yourself from going crazy.

Kindered Spirits

You’re the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we’d know each other a long time.

These are just a few of my favorite quotes from storypeople.com but I could go on and on. They’ve created prints, books, frames, cards, etc that somehow capture a feeling that I can never put into words. I’ve gifted these for graduation, birthday, new babes, marriages, & father’s day … I can always find one to match any occasion. What I can’t do justice (on my site) is show you the great illustrations that come with the quotes as I typically buy mine as prints. They are black and white drawings, almost stick figures with amazing colors.

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