Category Archives: giving back

cupid is back

cupid is back
We really enjoyed playing cupid last year and it warmed our hearts knowing our little packages of goodies brought smiles to deserving souls during the gray days of February.  Since it was our very first Cupid Call Campaign we were truly overwhelmed with the response rate.  Because of the large volume of nominations we were limited to selecting  only a percent of the nominees due to the cost of shipping all the packages.  In hopes of being able to shoot more .

making 2014 brighter

making 2014 brighter
Now that we’re one week into the new year, there are loads of tips, ideas and solutions on how to make it better.  We are in that mode too but before we cruise full speed into planning and preparing for a fabulous 2015,  we want to take a moment to look back and celebrate the days we made brighter in 2014. Remember that $63 shopping spree you signed up for at our stores?  This is one .

c and g news feature 10.23.14

c and g news feature 10.23.14
Local business using Loops of Love to raise money, awareness for breast cancer By Joshua Gordon BERKLEY — Through family and friends, April McCrumb knows three people who have had to deal with breast cancer in one way or another. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the outreach spans fundraisers all over the country. But McCrumb is trying to reach out to the local men and women dealing with breast cancer by offering .

loops of love

loops of love
Many of us know someone who has fought, won or lost the battle of breast cancer.  Our relationships with these women and men connect all of us in a unique way and we want to celebrate that with our Loops of Love campaign this October. To honor these amazing people in our lives we are linking together pink paper loops with the names of women and men you know that are fighting or have .

I like exchange students

I like exchange students
Three years ago about this time Steve & I made the decision to host our very first exchange student.  It was a little scary and exciting all at the same time considering it had been just us two since we tied the knot over 10 years ago.   Now we are happy to say our little international family consists of three lovely European daughters… Tessa, Jule and Iitu. It’s been over a month since .

cupid call love

cupid call love
It’s been a couple weeks since we sent out a load of love to deserving souls and I must say we’re tickled pink to hear some of the stories about our surprise packages.  We originally planned on sending 100 packages, but due to the volume of nominees we ended up wrapping up around 180 cupid calls. We’d like to express our thanks to all the journalists who help spread the word, the nominators for .

cupid call press

cupid call press
WOW~ We cannot thank our local journalists and bloggers enough for helping us get the word out about our cupid calls! Because of you we have received well over 400 heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of people in our community that could really use a ray of sunshine delivered to their door.  We are truly humbled to have the opportunity to send these surprise smiles next week (and have a feeling we might need to .

fox 2 cupid call segment 1-28-14

fox 2 cupid call segment 1-28-14
A BIG thank you to Fox 2 for having us on to talk about our Cupid Calls and Valentine Goodies! Here’s a replay of April chatting with Deena Centofanti… Fox 2 News Headlines Some of the goodies talked about included seeds of happiness, custom photo frames and photo blocks, husband & wife trivia books, cellar door soap, 52 ways to stay in love forever, hand warmer mugs, shower bursts and kissing salt & pepper .

cupid calling

cupid calling
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite  holidays.  Not because I like roses, fancy restaurants or chocolate (well, I do like chocolate) but because I like to surprise some of my girlfriends by sending them little treats in the mail.  I like to look at February 14th as an opportunity to bring a bit of color and joy into those grey cold days of February… because who .

making days brighter for our furry friends

making days brighter for our furry friends
We’re big animal lovers at catching fireflies so in celebration of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we’re partnering with Michigan Animal Rescue League to raise money & collect supplies for the many dogs and cats in Metro Detroit that need forever homes. The Michigan Animal Rescue League believes that every animal deserves the highest quality of life. Each and every animal that comes through their door is given unconditional love and regard in the .