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Custom Cookies

27 Jan

Looking for a unique, edible gift? Debi’s cookies are scrumptious, and you can decide the graphic to fit your taste buds. Valentine’s Day? No, worries — the heart cookies or the “Be My Valentine” message fits the occasion. Wedding day? Cookies with the photo of the bride and groom can be the giveaway gift. Hobbies? If you are a card shark, a football aficionado or even a fashionista, it’s the perfect hostess or holiday gift, and it’s nut free. The chocolate or vanilla-covered Oreos have a long shelf life, and they are available in white chocolate as well. Debi began this woman-owned, small baking business during COVID.

Here are some examples:

Besides the taste and the customized look, Debi takes the time to make the presentation perfect. It’s wrapped with a gorgeous bow.

“I love that they look so pretty, and they are personal,” says Debi. “It’s not just about the cookies, its a beautiful presentation.”

If you are interested in purchasing Debi’s cookies, please check out her Instagram Debi’s Cookies.


Nail it for the Holidays

18 Dec

Looking for the perfect gift for any age for your sister, mom, daughter, grandmother or even your teenager?

If you just can’t find a gift for the special female in your life, try the Olive and June nail polish kits.

They sent me a holiday package to try (above), and I loved it. The colors are stunning, and the polish is long lasting. It seems the founder, Sarah Gibson Tuttle, is on to something with her mani-system. She has revolutionized the at home manicure with these all inclusive kits, with a step-by-step guide including tools in addition to the polishes.

Sarah Gibson Tuttle switched her career, as she was formerly an equity sales trader at JP Morgan and Morgan and Stanley. True to her business acumen, she includes master classes, and you can even take a self quiz.

And, of course, it can ship overnight. Click here.

Sharing the Spirit of the Season

24 Dec

The generosity of Beaumont Health System employees is overwhelming.  Each of the three hospitals collaborated with charities to make sure children in need had presents for the holidays. At Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak the staff purchased presents for more than 280 children at the Judson Center, a Royal-Oak based nonprofit organization, serving abused and neglected children and adults with developmental disabilities. At Beaumont Hospital, Troy employees worked in the Adopt-A-Family program through Oakland County Services, serving families in Southeastern Michigan. At Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe bins were filled with toys, blankets, mittens and other winter needs for children and adults at LifeBuilders, a Detroit nonprofit that helps people struggling with unemployment, homelessness and addictions.

As Director of Community Affairs at Beaumont, I’m proud to belong to this caring, compassionate health system. Darlene Nikisic, shown in the photo, is part of the Community Affairs staff, and she coordinated the collection of gifts for the Judson Center.

Wrap it Up with Style!

21 Dec

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Stressed this holiday? No time to wrap gifts? Motown Savvy has the solution. Lisa’s Gift Wrappers in Royal Oak will wrap your gifts for you. The store offers more than 175 styles of wrapping paper. Whether it’s a personal or corporate present, your professionally wrapped gift will dazzle. This season jewelry designer Denise Ilitch, of Denise Ilitch Designs, created some unique wrapping paper, including the heart paper (shown). Everything is connected to Motown — even the paper was printed in the “D” at Tepel Brothers Printing in Troy.

If you haven’t decided on a gift yet to wrap, check out the Somerset Holiday Collection Book.

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