Are You ‘Livin’ the Dream’, or Dreaming of Living?

How often are you asked, “How are you?” Or “How are things going?” How often do you respond, “Livin’ the dream,” as if life is anything but living the dream? That was my response recently. For some reason, this last time I said it, it didn’t sit well with me. For the...
Pop-up Gift Wrap Design Preview

Pop-up Gift Wrap Design Preview

If you’ve seen our pop-up gift wrap, you know how awesome the concept is. Who wouldn’t want a unique, hassle-free way to create the perfect-looking present? Getting our patent in May 2017 provided us with our proof of concept. Yup, my gift wrap idea was not only...
Motherhood, Mother’s Day and Family

Motherhood, Mother’s Day and Family

I get kind of mushy about motherhood and Mother’s Day. I’m not just the mother of my two biological children. Kenny’s three kids are mine too. I’m so proud that I’m mom to my brood, and I’m so humbled that I was able to be there for them and give them all what they...
Give Back Simply

Give Back Simply

With Earth Day around the corner, I started thinking about how Give Simply came into being. Sure, having to wrap 50 presents one Christmas Eve made me think there had to be a better way. When I saw all that gift wrap in trash bags the next day and found out that five...
Heartfelt Gifts and Giving

Heartfelt Gifts and Giving

When I think of heartfelt gifts and giving, the word charity pops into my head. Giving to others in need is the ultimate heartfelt gift. I grew up without a lot of money, and that has influenced how I feel about giving. For me, heartfelt gifts show someone that you...