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Unique Bridal Shower Gifts for Summer Brides

Posted by Kyle Design on July 18, 2014

Wedding Season is in full swing. With 3 of my girlfriends about to walk down the aisle, there’s a lot of exciting things going on this summer. One of my favorite pre-wedding activities is the Bridal Shower. I just love an afternoon full of women, showering the bride-to-be with gifts. One thing I always try to do is buy off the bride’s registry. While I know it’s fun to open something you requested, I think it’s even more fun to open a gift that you never saw coming, and that you just love. And who doesn’t love a gift that’s personalized?

Show the bride how special she is to you with a special gift created just for her. Kyle Design has a range of personalized gifts for the bride that you can surprise her with this summer. Here are some of my favorites:

Wine Glasses & Custom Bottle Stopper:

Personalized Wine Bottle Stopper

 

Give the bride a nice set of wine glasses and a unique bottle stopper. These wine bottle stoppers can be personalized with your choice of color and center design. Add her last initial, favorite pet or choose from hundreds of other designs.

 

 

 

 

 

“Day Of” Bride Survival Kit:

Wedding Day Survival Kit

 

Help the Bride prepare for her Big Day with a Day Of Survival Kit. Personalize this adorable metal case with any 3 colors and then throw in bobby pins, a sewing needle and thread, safety pins, mints, super glue – anything that could be a life saver to the Bride on her special day.

 

 

 

 

 

Personalized Wedding Flask

Personalized Wedding Flask

 

She’s about to hit up the best party of her life – her wedding day! Help her celebrate in style with a customized wedding flask engraved with her name and wedding date. Fill it up with her favorite alcohol to help her get through some of the stressful incidents she will inevitably encounter while planning.

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Keepsake Box

Wedding Day Keepsake Box

 

Add her monogram to this wooden wedding keepsake box where she can store a wedding invitation, her favorite reply cards, the card she gets from the groom and other treasures from her big day like a monogrammed napkin or matchbox. Personalize it with her wedding colors and have it engraved with her wedding date.

 

 

 

 

 

Shop Kyle Design for the Perfect Gift:

For more great Bridal Shower and Wedding Day gift ideas, click Gifts for the Bride. All gifts are personalized just for you and even gifts with engraving your gift ship out in just 1 – 2 business days.

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Gifts for Soccer World Cup Fans

Posted by Kyle Design on June 11, 2010

2010 World Cup Flask

Cheer your friends as you watch the matches with our original 2010 6 ounce World Cup drinking flask

Soccer Flask

It has been four years in the making, the 2010 FIFA World Cup is finally here!

The first match began early this morning, and they will continue until the 32 countries dwindle down to just 2, facing off in the final match on July 11th in South Africa.

This world wide event is enjoyed by millions in countries all over the world. I will be rooting for USA tomorrow in their first match of the event against England.

Who will you be rooting for?

Do you have any devoted soccer fans in your life, or perhaps you are one yourself? Our Soccer Money Clip is the perfect way to hold the money you will be betting with.Give your favorite soccer coach our Soccer Business Card Case. Surprise your soccer playing son or daughter by decorating their room with our Decorative Soccer Balls Switchplates.

Or take a look at all of our Cool Soccer Gifts.

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Knit In Public Day 2010

Posted by Kyle Design on June 11, 2010

Knitters Flask

Great gift for the detailed knitter who hates mistakes – Rip it! Rip it! Ribbit! Ribbit! With a little help from your frog knitting flask, ripping out your mistake might not be as unpleasant

Tomorrow {June 12th} is the 5th annual Knit in Public Day!

I’ve compiled a list of locations in the greater Bay Area that will be participating in this world wide event. To find a location near you visit the WWKIP Day website.

Albany

Hosted by: K2Tog

Location: K2Tog 1325 Solano Avenue at 1:00pm

Hercules

Hosted by: Denise Whitehead

Location: Starbucks, 3700 San Pablo Avenue at 1:00pm

Modesto

Hosted by: The Urban Shop

Location: 1508 10th Street from 10:30am-4:00pm

Knitting Needle Gauge

Our Knitting and Crotchet Guide has inches and metric measurements to count stitches, plus holes to check knitting needle or crochet hook sizes

Morgan Hill

Hosted by: Megpie

Location: Farmer’s Market, Caltrain Station Parking Lot at 11:00am

Novato

Hosted by: Llama Llama Knit

Location: 1202 Grant Avenue at 1:00pm

Santa Rosa

Hosted by: Village Knitters

Location: Montgomery Village on the benches in front of Cafe des Croissants and Starlet at 1:30pm

Sonora

Hosted by: Studio 49 & By Hand Yarn

Knitting Gift Pill Box

Store your pills and vitamins in our distinctive Knitter’s Pill Box

Location: Courthouse Square on Washington St at 10:00am

Walnut Creek

Hosted by: Jeanee and Jeanine Owner of Fashionknit

Location: 675 Ygnacio Valley Road B102 from 10:30am-5:00pm

knitter-earrings

Contemporary knitting needles and yarn earrings

Bring your latest knitting project, as well as your favorites to share. Great opportunity to mingle with fellow knitters, and inspire those who walk by. It’s going to be a hot weekend, so don’t forget lots of water and sunscreen!

For more unique knitting accessories and gifts, try our Knitter’s Measuring Tape, our Eyeglass Case for Knitters, our Knit and Nip Vitamin Case, our Crochet Money Clip, or our Knitting Night Light.

New to knitting? Follow our finger knitting how-to, also great for kids!

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Kathryn Bigelow Wins Big at Oscars – A Perfect Start to International Women’s Day

Posted by Kyle Design on March 8, 2010

Mark your calendars: today is International Women’s Day, annually celebrated on March 8th as a day of love, respect and appreciation for women’s achievements around the globe. And for those of us recovering from the Academy Award thrills last night, there’s certainly more than enough reason to pay tribute to Kathryn Bigelow today, the winning woman of the night and first-ever female to win an Oscar for Best Director. With a slew of successful films like Point Break, Blue Steel and now The Hurt Locker under her belt, the 58-year old award-winning filmmaker is an inspiration for doing what she loves, plain and simple:

Kudos to women everywhere who pursue their dreams without gender limitations.

Kathryn Bigelow is just one example of an inspirational, accomplished woman.

Let the inspirational woman in your life know she's the award-winner in your heart.

“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.” — Kathryn Bigelow

There’s also something to be said for the fact that her most notable competitor was actually ex-husband James Cameron, director of popular success Avatar. Really, it takes a humble woman to restrain herself from exploding into a series of Running Man dance moves and gloating to the extreme in such a moment of victory. Well done, Ms. Bigelow. Well done, indeed.

Joking aside, International Women’s Day truly is an occasion to celebrate women and what we are capable of. How lucky we are to have a day in which we can revel in the amazing successes we’ve made, and where we can congratulate one another in accomplishing what we love. Take today as an opportunity to pat your girlfriend, mom, wife, sister, female cousin or aunt on the back and show her just how special she really is.

For Oscar-worthy present ideas and accessories to make her feel like a winner, check out Achievement Gifts for Leading Ladies and “I Am Woman” Home Décor Ideas available exclusively at Kyle Design. Impress her with a unique gift personalized especially for her: Mirror Compacts, Purse and Handbag Holders and Eye-Catching Business Card Cases.

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Wayne Thiebald Retrospective at the San Jose Museum of Art – A Feast for the Fiber Artist’s Eyes

Posted by Kyle Design on March 7, 2010

I saw the Wayne Thiebald – 70 Years of Painting show at the San Jose Museum of Art. Absolutely loved it! I’ve always like Thiebald’s work, but while walking through the exhibition, it dawned on me what the appeal is for me.

Number 70 Business Card Holder in Silver with Iridescent Copper Accents

Birthday Cake Pill Box in Silver with Iridescent Sunshine Color Accent

Wayne Thiebald might appreciate that cakes come in all colors at Kyle Design

His work is like fabric; richly woven and textural. As a fiber artist at heart (and at the start), his work speaks to me. One painting in particular, Dark City, 1999 in oil on canvas, held my attention for the longest time. The overall feel is quiet, yet there is so much activity, so much painted into every little square, so many wonderful colors created, that I couldn’t stop looking at it. It reminds me of specialty yarns that knitters and weavers use, where there are many colors and various type of fiber spun into one thread. I actually said out loud, “I want this painting.” (I can want, but I can’t get: it is part of the Thiebaud Family Collection, not to mention what it would cost.)

Gold City Lights Christmas Ornament with berry pink and emerald green accents.

Celebrate an Artist's Retrospective, Fabulous Vacation, or Special Event with a Cityscape Ornament

If you google Bay Area artist Wayne Thiebald and look at his work for the first time you might shrug. He started out as a graphic artist, so the subject matters of his paintings of food and commercial objects might seem staid. But the joy comes from the colors and textures he creates that are lost in translation to the screen, in particular on his landscapes and San Francisco cityscapes. He might use six different colors along the edge of a building or a cake which glow in person, but look flat on paper. This is a this retrospective you have to see. Then you will appreciate him for the master he is.

See more Unique Christmas Ornaments, Specialized Business Card Cases and Artistic Light Switch Wall Plates by visiting Kyle Design. You’ll find pretty gifts for knitters, special presents for 70 somethings, birthday cakes in all colors, and great city scenes for graphic arts or civic engineers.

Knitting Needles and Yarn Toggle Light Switch Wall Plate in silver, black and aqua.

Knitting Light Switch Wall Plate - The Perfect Finish Touch in a Fiber Artist's Studio

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Hey Artsy Smartsy Types! Maker Faire for Creative Tech Arts This Weekend in San Mateo, CA

Posted by Kyle Design on May 30, 2009

The coolest fair ever, the Maker Faire – science masquerading as art, high tech passing as toys, creative solutions to world problems pretending simply to be fun – is this weekend, May 30 and 31, 2009 in San Mateo, CA.

Get yourself a creative business card holder that reflects both hands-on and high functioning.

Get yourself a creative business card holder that reflects both hands-on and high functioning.

Any of you (and your kids) who love crafts, computers, music, making, DIY, tinkering, technology, recycling, building, inventing, collaborating, this is THE place to be. You’ll come away inspired, informed, invigorated and happy. Find suppliers of really unique crafts and tech materials for future projects, websites with cool things to do, and entrepreneurs who have turned hobbies into fun businesses. A “DO NOT MISS” for families.

This year’s theme is Re-Make America, in keeping with President’s Obama‘s  call to action for “the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things” to help re-invent the USA. This is the fourth annual fair, and in past years things that captured my family’s attention were the crazy parts bikes, the motorized giant cupcake-mobiles, Fiddlesticks bendable fabric building sticks, the computerized elaborate egg decorating machine.

Robot Memory Box in Wood - A creative way to store memories of fun events.

Robot Memory Box in Wood - A creative way to store memories of fun events.

I’ve always loathed the term “artsy fartsy” because it seems intentionally disrespectful to those are trying to do something different. If you never try, you’ll never succeed! So I much prefer the term “artsy smartsy” because it better represents what inventors, designers and artists are all about. It certainly sums up this show. Bright ideas and creative execution. Really smart, funny people who express that humor in their art and technological products. I love being an artist and I LOVE this fair!

The Maker Faire website describes the event as “The ultimate DIY festival – It’s county fair meets science fair meets farmers market meets burning man for families! Maker Faire will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country.”

Have a crafts room or workshop? This Building Tools DIY light switch plate is the perfect finishing touch.

Have a crafts room or workshop? This Building Tools DIY light switch plate is the perfect finishing touch.

The fair is open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the San Mateo County Expo Center.

Maker Faire Tips:

Buy your tickets off-site or ahead of time online. The crowds keep growing every year and I can only imagine what it will be like this year. Chronicle story in the paper yesterday about it, too.

Come early – lines are long just to get into the parking lot, let alone the door.

All you black sheep out there who are making a living in an unexpected way, here's a wallet that reflects your independence!

All you black sheep out there who are making a living in an unexpected way, here's a wallet that reflects your independence!

Bring food if you don’t like fried, (keep it in an ice chest in your car). Plus you can, once again, avoid long lines. (Although I am hopeful that there might be more of an emphasis on good food with the suggestion that there will be a Farmers Market.) This fair is so fabulous you will be tempted to starve rather than miss anything waiting in a line somewhere!

Wear a hat: Half the events and projects are outside, although this year it looks like it will be overcast most of the day.

Take a quick peek into each building first: Each building has a different theme and you can get stuck in any one of them for hours, so see which one looks like it is most interesting for you and your kids before getting involved. You WILL run out of time and not be able to see or experience everything.

If you appreciate creative approaches to life, please check out Kyle Design for unique gifts and home decor. We have switch plates, business card holders and practical gifts for those interested in robotics, crafts, science, music and more.

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Livermore Wine Country Festival May 2 and 3 in Charming Downtown Livermore CA

Posted by Kyle Design on May 3, 2009

This weekend is the 18th annual Livermore Wine Country Festival right in beautiful historic downtown Livermore, CA. If you haven’t been to Livermore lately, this is a great opportunity to visit the Livermore Valley Wine Country, do some wine tasting and enjoy the atmosphere. Festival hours are 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday and there will be a lot to see and do for both adults and kids. I’m taking my girls and I’m on my way!

Wine Business Card Holder - For those who know appreciate wine - wine drinkers, vintners, winery owners

Wine Business Card Holder - For those who know appreciate wine - wine drinkers, vintners, winery owners

A Beer Handbag Holder is a must if you are visiting tasting rooms - keeps your purse where you wont forget it.

A Beer Handbag Holder is a must if you are visiting tasting rooms - keeps your purse where you won't forget it.

The festival is being held on First Street between P and Maple, and on Second Street between N and K Streets. The Sunday morning Farmers’ Market will be going on at the same time on Second Street from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., so you can even get in some healthy food shopping while you’re at it.

There will be about 250 arts and crafts vendors, 3 wine tasting stations and locally brewed beer. There are five sponsoring wineries who will be featured at the Premier Wine Pavilion at the Livermore Valley Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater (First and McLeod Streets): Big White House Winery, Garré Winery, Page Mill Winery, Mitchell Katz Winery, John Christopher Cellars. Local breweries sponsoring this festival include Lagunitas Brewing Company and Schooner’s Brewery.

For the kids there will be games, rides, activities and water fun. There is also a great toy store on J Street called Whoopsiedaisy Toy Shop that always has creative, unusual toys (and they encourage your kids to play with them!). Older kids can check out the 6TwentyOne Skate Shop.

Many people in the S.F. Bay Area are familiar with downtown Livermore from their very popular Downtown Halloween Night when the local businesses hand out candy to all comers. Livermore has completely redone their downtown with wine streets, trellises, fountains. We have the stunning new performing arts center, movie theater, restaurants and businesses. Livermore is really a nice little town to visit, and if you do like touring wineries and checking out wine tasting rooms, there are more than 40 local wineries right here. So you can really make a day of it when you visit!

Kyle Design of Livermore also has many beautiful wine, beer and arts themed gifts. If you’s like to see more of Kyle’s unique items, visit her web site for Kyle Design’s Wine Gifts, Kyle Design’s Beer Gifts, Kyle Design’s Arts Gifts. You’ll find business card holders, flasks, purse hooks, and so much more with artistic, original designs by local Livermore artist Kyle McKeown Mansfield.

Artist Drinking Flask - A stylish way to hold your liquor, wine and beer on a cool afternoon.

Artist Drinking Flask - A stylish way to hold your liquor, wine and beer on a cool afternoon.

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S.F. Bay-Friendly Garden Tour April 26th – Earth Week Tips for California Gardening

Posted by Kyle Design on April 25, 2009

Kelys Garden in Fremont, CA, features a gorgeous glass tile fountain with water lilies

Kely's Garden in Fremont, CA, features a gorgeous glass tile fountain with water lilies

Another excellent Earth Week event is the 6th Annual Bay Friendly Garden Tour is happening tomorrow April 26, 2009, around the San Francisco Bay Area and my sister, Kely, (Kyle, rearranged!) is one of the participants this year. In fact, Kely’s garden in Fremont is the one featured on the Bay-Friendly Garden Tour flier, with shots of her fountain and succulent garden.

Kely has a huge lemon tree, hammock and succulent garden which create a peaceful place to enjoy nature.

Kely has a huge lemon tree, hammock and succulent garden which create a peaceful place to enjoy nature.

Water Feature – Her garden is absolutely gorgeous, with a glass tile water fountain in blue, green and aqua shades. The fountain also provides water for wildlife and the resident goldfish eat mosquito larvae.

Organic Garden – Kely’s garden is pesticide-free. She has an organic kitchen garden with vegetables, fruit trees, edible nasturtiums (used in salads) and herbs. Other areas of her garden have bamboo, bearded irises, Japanese maples, and grasses. A huge lemon tree planted about 90 years ago provides shade over a hammock slung between posts of an arbor. Her garden is colorful, calm, and environmental conscious.

Native Plants – Kely has made an effort to create a beautiful yet environmentally-friendly garden. Her succulent garden is a gorgeous mix of chartreuse and pink-gray plants. A couple of years ago she redid her front garden, removing the water-thirsty grass lawn and replacing it with a mix of native California plants and other drought-tolerant bushes, (except for her roses, which she couldn’t give up.) She had landscape designer Tom Wilhite of Green Man Garden Design create a drought-tolerant cottage garden site plan for it with gorgeous results. He created pathways past plants with interesting textures and colors. The contrast of the California poppies and lavender bushes is particularly stunning.

Kyle Designs Garden Gate Holiday Ornament - A beautiful gift for those who love gardening and going green.

Kyle Design's Garden Gate Holiday Ornament - A beautiful gift for those who love gardening and going green.

Kid Friendly – Her daughter loves playing in the garden now because of all the interesting insects – butterflies, bees, ladybugs – that are constantly at work. Children playing hide-and-seek can hide behind the big miscanthus transmorrisonensis. They makes posies with the flowers and everyone loves how fragrant all the plants and flowers are. The kid-friendly arbor also has a swing in addition to the hammock. The kids spend a lot of time outdoors now!

Every drop of water is important in states like California which are facing drought.

Every drop of water is important in states like California which are facing drought.

Save Water, Save Money – Kely has used a variety of earth-friendly techniques. She installed a drip system and sheet mulching. To help retain the water, she first covered the drip lines with a newspaper barrier then mulch on top of that. Frequent mulching keeps water usage low. All these are important gardening tips for drought-stricken Californians. She has water-permeable walkways with inset solar lighting. These walkways help protect local watersheds because permeable paving helps prevent runoff. She also reused the concrete walkways that were torn out, turning them into pavers, and thereby reducing waste in garden. She conserves water by planting perennials and saves energy with deciduous trees (Sycamore, Japanese Maples) that shade the house in the summer and provide light in winter.

Registration for the garden tour is now closed for this year but if you’d like to be notified about next year’s tour, be sure to sign up at StopWaste.org.

Vegetable Garden Business Card Holder - A great way to promote organic gardening techniques

Vegetable Garden Business Card Holder - A great way to promote organic gardening techniques

If you’re looking for more unique gifts for gardeners, please visit Kyle Design’s Gardening Gifts page. You’ll find Christmas ornaments, sunglasses cases, jewelry, business card holders and more in nature theme designs like water, gardening tools, ladybugs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and bamboo.

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Tarantulas Invade CA, Celebrate with Spider Festival April 25th

Posted by Kyle Design on April 25, 2009

If that tarantula stings, have your pain relief pills at the ready in your Spider Bill Box from Kyle Design

If that tarantula stings, have your pain relief pills at the ready in your Spider Bill Box from Kyle Design

Tarantulas are on the march, heading towards Concord, CA, and the (San Francisco) Bay Area Tarantula Society’s Spring Sling Fling. This spider festival is being held today from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Concord Veterans Memorial Hall at 2290 Willow Pass Rd., Concord, CA, 94520. Admission is free – all you need is courage to overcome your fears of these creepy crawlies.

Are your fears justified? You’ll see these tarantula collectors (apparently they becomes quite addictive) allow these large invertebrates to climb all over them with hardly a care. Are these people crazy? Do they have a death wish? No and No. Members just want to spread awareness of these creatures, and no humans (on record) have ever been killed by a tarantula.

Afraid of the dark? This stained glass Spider Night Light will help calm arachnophiles fears.

Afraid of the dark? This stained glass Spider Night Light will help calm arachnophiles' fears.

However – tarantulas are not just cuddly balls of fur on the move. They really can sting if inclined using the fangs in their front legs. Plus their hair is barbed and contains a very toxic irritant. Sounds fun! Best to pick a tarantula with a laid-back disposition if you are going to start collecting them.

In our house when we hear “DAD!!!! There’s a spider!“, it’s on the ceiling. When we hear “MOM!!!! There’s a spider!”, it’s on the wall or the floor. (Lucky me.) In both situations, the inflection in our daughters’ cries would imply that the spiders are as large as tarantulas. Maybe some education about arachnids in general would be a good thing. This festival would be a good place to teach your your kids about spiders so they are brave enough to deal with them by themselves. Maybe a spider night light would help inure them to their innate fear of these fun invert pets!

How long do tarantulas live? Females can live up to 20 years, so make sure you aren’t the type who has commitment issues.

Spiders are found all over the world, just like the World Wide Web, and are serious business to arachnophiles. Here is the perfect business card holder for them.

Spiders are found all over the world, just like the World Wide Web, and are serious business to arachnophiles. Here is the perfect business card holder for them.

Festival events will include demonstrations, sexing instructions and mating exhibitions where these arachnophiles intend to prevent the females from eating the males post coitus.

Fascinated by spiders? Check out my Spider Gifts where you’ll find Pill Boxes, Night Lights and Business Card Holders with spiders and arachnids.

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Moms: Earth Day’s Earliest Advocates – And Mothers Didn’t Even Know It!

Posted by Kyle Design on April 22, 2009

Moms have always encouraged us to behave in ways that protect Mother Earth, whether they were conscious of it or not, and Earth Day 2009 is a great time day to reflect a moment on this. Consider if you will these momisms:

Wear a vegetable name badge holder to work so you remember to go green!

Wear a vegetable name badge holder to work so you remember to go green!

Feeling inspired to find new ways to save energy? This light bulb business card holder is great way to keep it on your mind.

Feeling inspired to find new ways to save energy? This light bulb business card holder is great way to keep it on your mind.

Eat Your Vegetables! – Moms have been trying to get us to go green since the beginning of (my) time. Even Thumper in the movie Bambi (1942) quotes his mother. “”Eating greens is a special treat, It makes long ears and great big feet. But it sure is awful stuff to eat.” I made that last part up myself.” I shop locally at the Farmer’s Market here in Livermore, CA, for my greens and fruits the year round. I eat them, too. And ended up with big feet. 😉

Turn Off The Lights! – What household doesn’t ring with the echo of this familiar refrain of moms trying to save money? Turns out it also helps save the world. I tell my own kids that someday they will be sorry they wasted that energy. I can see their little minds calculating the veracity of such statements.

No TV Until You Finish Your Homework! – Yes, distract yourself with activities that don’t require the use of electricity. Maybe that’s not quite what mom meant, but hey, its good for the environment. Play outside! Hide in the dark! Anything to put off getting that homework done until the last minute. By the time you get it done, it’s past your bedtime and there is no need to fire up that big energy-sucking tube.

Hang your backpack on the side of your desk with this Television purse hook and think about your favorite TV show.

Hang your backpack on the side of your desk with this Television purse hook and think about your favorite TV show.

Hurry Up Or You’ll Be Walking To School! – Walking is great for kids. Perhaps they really do want to get that exercise. And maybe it isn’t just that Mom doesn’t want to be late for work. Really she’s trying to get you to burn less fossil fuel. And adding that heavy backpack is the best way to build muscle. Isn’t that what they do it the military during practice exercises? “It’s good for you!” Just want all kids want to hear.

World Refrigerator Magnet Clip - Think about Mother Earth each time you open the fridge.

World Refrigerator Magnet Clip - Think about Mother Earth each time you open the fridge.

But really, being an Earth Day advocate is good for all of us and Mother Earth, too.

Please visit Kyle Design if you’d like to see more of my Gifts for Mom, TV Gifts, Light Bulb Inspirational Gifts, Vegetable Gift Ideas and Earth Gifts where you’ll find unique business card holders, purse hooks, ID badge holders and more.

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