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The Perfect Gift for a Teen Girl

Posted by Kyle Design on February 20, 2014

Teen girls can be difficult to shop for since clothing and jewelry trends change so often. But with all the selfies being posting nearly around the clock we do know 1 thing teens love, and that’s looking at themselves. If you’re shopping for a birthday gift for your daughter or niece, get her something you know she’ll use – a personalized decorative mirror from Kyle Design.

If you haven’t shopped Kyle Design before, then I’ll let you in on a little secret our shoppers have been taking advantage of for awhile – every gift is personalized just for you.

Decorative Mirrors for Teen GirlsEvery gift that you see can be completely transformed. For instance, this framed mirror is maple, but you can order it in 6 other finishes to match your teen’s room – black, silver, white, cherry and more. That hot pink color peaking out from behind the “K” – well, if your teen is crazy about blue or yellow or purple you can change that too. There are 30 awesome color choices. And the monogram letter K – that comes in silver and gold. But if you don’t want the letter K, there are 500 other design choices to fill that space. You can add your daughter’s monogram letter, age, astrological sign, favorite sport, favorite animal, hobby, food, nature and weather designs….the list goes on and on. Each design was created by the talented female artist Kyle McKeown Mansfield. And each gift available on her gift site – www.kyledesigns.com – comes handcrafted with your favorite colors and designs.

Kyle’s handcrafted framed mirrors for teens can hang on a wall (perfect for selecting jewelry) or sit on a table or counter top (great for putting on makeup). Personalize one for your favorite girl on her birthday, graduation or other special occasion.

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17 Tips for Successful Weight Loss in 2014

Posted by Kyle Design on February 5, 2014

I have a bit of a bad habit. Every January I commit to getting in shape. I keep it up until I reach my goal, then I treat myself to some pizza here, some Chinese takeout there, and a lot less time being active. See, by then, summer has rolled around and my idea of the perfect afternoon involves relaxing by the pool, not pushing myself on the elliptical. So, by the end of the year I’ve put back all the weight I worked so hard to lose and during the first week of January I step back onto the elliptical feeling like I’ve never worked out a day in my life. And the healthy food on my dinner plate isn’t near as appealing as the greasy fair I’ve become accustomed to.

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Sound familiar? Whether you’ve got a chronic case of yo-yo dieting or you’ve put on some weight that you’d like to remove by bikini season – either through a sedentary lifestyle, overindulging during the holidays, or having a baby – it helps to have specific goals in mind. Below are some tips for setting goals that can be reached.

17 Essential Tips for Losing Weight

1. Set specific goals for weight and achievement date.

If I plan to lose 25 pounds but don’t have a date in mind, nothing is going to push me to get there. Look at how much you have to lose, pull out a calendar, and realistically determine how much time it’s going to take you to get there. For me, losing 2 pounds a week is doable. So, if I plan to lose 25 pounds, I’ll set my goal date for 13 weeks out. But that is nowhere near the end of goal setting! You must…

2. Make sure your goal date is realistic.

Losing 2 pounds a week is realistic. You will probably lose more in the beginning if you’re dramatically changing your lifestyle. I go from no physical activity and wolfing down entire Panda Express dinners with 2 sodas to working out 4-5 days a week, eating small servings of grilled chicken and steamed veggies, and cutting out soda altogether. So the first week is a total success as my body goes through the shock of this new lifestyle. But then things slow down and 1-2 pounds is the norm. It’s better to reach your goal early than be nowhere near your dream weight on your goal date, so make it realistic or  you’ll end up disappointed.

3. Set mini goals.

Mini goals ensure you’re staying on track. I set weekly goals. This way, I can really take into account those occasions in which I won’t lose – and may even gain – weight, and be sure they don’t keep me from reaching my end goal on time.

There are times that keeping to a workout schedule or eating healthy won’t be practical. If I have a week-long vacation planned, a birthday to celebrate, or a even a weekend out of town, I can anticipate that there will be setbacks. I know that when I travel it’s difficult to eat healthy and control my portions. If I’m in Chicago, I can’t go without Chicago-style pizza (and I can’t stop after 1 or 2 slices) or Duncan Donuts. If it’s my birthday, I’ll be eating a big dinner out and feasting on cake for at least a few days. And that’s OK! Total deprivation isn’t the key to dieting success. Staying committed is. Look at your calendar and see what events, vacations, or special occasions occur between now and your goal date. This will come into play in the next step…

4. Be sure you’ve adjusted your goals for scheduled breaks in routine.

You may have trips or other calorie fests already on the calendar. Don’t let those be an excuse to delay getting started on your program. Just be sure to build them into your mini goals. For example, let’s say that 5 weeks into my new healthy lifestyle I have a 4 day trip planned, Thursday through Sunday. I know that on Wednesday (the night before my trip) by the time I get off of work, get my nails done, run any last-minute errands and finish packing there will be no time for working out. So I basically have Monday and Tuesday to work out, which means I may only lose 1/2 to 1 pound that week. Then, I’ll essentially be reverting back to my old lifestyle for 4 days because I tend to lose all control when I travel. So there’s a good chance I’ll gain 2 or 3 pounds during my trip. So if the week before my trip my goal was 138, my goal for my weigh-in the morning after I return will be 140 max. Then, I’ll get right back into my routine and have a goal of 138 for the end of the week. If I reach it or beat it I’m happy. If you know you can make healthy eating choices on your trip or you’ll only be gone for a couple of days, you may want to plan to maintain the previous week’s weight while you’re gone.

5. Put your goals in writing.

Now that you’ve set specific and realistic goals, put them in writing. Print out a calendar and fill in your goals. Hang it up on the fridge or near your scale so you can easily keep track of your goals.

Fitness Themed Metal Wallet for Weight Loss Goals

Fitness Themed Metal Wallet for Weight Loss Goals

Even better – engrave your goals into a fitness themed metal wallet (or mini pill box or bookmark). With an engraved metal wallet, you can put money into your “fitspiration” wallet every time you finish a workout. Then, you’ll have all the money you need already set aside to treat yourself when you reach certain mini goals – like a pedicure after you lose the first 15 pounds.

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6. Weigh yourself at the same time.

The best time to weigh yourself is in the morning, naked, before you eat or drink anything and after you pee. If that’s how you weigh in one day, but another day you weigh with clothes on after you’ve eaten dinner, you’re not going to get an accurate reading of how your weight loss is going. And you’re going to be discouraged for no reason! Make it a habit to only weigh in the morning.

7. Use goal tracking tools to chart your progress.

Print out a calendar, download a fitness app on your phone or tablet, or join a website like SparkPeople that tracks your weight loss.

8. Keep a log of your workouts and eating habits.

You’ll lose weight faster if you pay attention to what you’re eating, how much you’re eating, and what types of workouts get results for you. Write down everything you eat and drink daily as well as what specifically you did to work out. If you’re on the treadmill, jot down how far you went, how long it took you and how many calories you burned. Did you do weight training? Make a note of it. Then, you can review your most successful weight loss weeks and see what types of foods and exercises contributed to that success.

Not only does keeping a workout log help you determine what blasts fat the fastest….you’ll love seeing the improvements in your physical fitness as time goes on. When you’re running 5 miles it will feel good to look back at when you struggled to get through 1 mile. And that will inspire you to keep going.

9. Switch up your routine.

Doing the exact same routine day in and day out not only gets boring, but after awhile it won’t get results. So switch it up. If you typically use the treadmill or elliptical, take your workout outside for sprints in the park. Pop into some of the classes your gym offers. Sign up for boot camp. Borrow a friend’s P90X or Insanity DVDs. Browse the web for circuit workouts. Grab a friend and hit the basketball or tennis court. Go hiking with your dog. There are lots of ways to keep from getting bored and prevent yourself from reaching a plateau.

10. Know that interval training is best.

Intervals are always better than a steady pace. Sprints followed by periods of rest burn more calories and boost your metabolism more than going at a steady pace for your entire workout. This can be done while running in your neighborhood, on a track or treadmill, or on an elliptical or exercise bike. Go as hard as you can for 1 minute, then rest for 3 minutes and then repeat 6 times. You can adjust the times as needed, but be sure to give yourself enough time to get your heart rate down between sprints.

11. Don’t forget your muscles!

Strength training is key. It doesn’t matter if you are female and don’t want to “bulk up” and your only goal is to shed the lbs.  The fact is you’ll lose the weight faster if you have more muscle. Muscle boosts your metabolism which means your body burns more calories when you’re at rest if you’ve been weight training. So grab some dumbbells and start sculpting some muscle!

12. Music matters – create a killer playlist.

I can’t tell you how many times I was ready to end my workout but then got re-inspired by just the right song coming through my headphones. Create a playlist that keeps you going. If there are songs that really get you fired up, save those for 1/2 way and then for 3/4 of the way through your workout – they will help get you to the finish line. Sites like ClickMix allow you to adjust the timing of your favorite songs so they’re fast and upbeat enough to keep you going.

13. Reward yourself!!!

Choose certain milestones (like every 10 or 20 pounds lost or fitting into a certain size of clothing) and reward yourself when you reach them. Go for a pedicure or massage or buy some new clothes – this will give you something extra to look forward to.

14. Find the time that works for you.

If you’re a night owl, setting your alarm for 5:00 a.m. and expecting to burst out of bed and fit in a workout before work is only going to set yourself up for failure. If you’re a morning person who is in bed by 9pm, doing a post-work workout isn’t going to work either. Think about what really fits into your schedule. For some people it’s the morning, for others it’s during a lunch break or after work, and some of us do our best at 10:00 p.m.

15. Dress the part.

Obviously you aren’t going to try to work out without the right attire. But when you put your workout gear on can make a difference. Put your gym clothes on right when you wake up (for an a.m. workout) or before you leave the office. If you’re already in your gym clothes when you head out the door, you’ll be less likely to talk yourself out of your workout.

16. Plan mealtimes around convenient workout times.

If you plan to work out after work, but you’re starving, you’ll be more likely to hit the McDonald’s drive thru than the gym. Or, you’re going to be so distracted and weak with hunger that you won’t give it your all. I have breakfast before work, a snack during the morning, and a very late lunch so that I can go straight to the gym after work and it’s only been 3 hours since my last meal. Find meal and workout times that don’t conflict.

17. Don’t beat yourself up when you get off track.

There will be days when temptation is too tough to resist. Maybe your boyfriend or husband brings home pizza or your dining out with friends and the chocolate dessert can’t be passed up. It’s OK to sneak some junk food here and there as long as it doesn’t lead to a week-long gluttonous feast in which you revert back to a sedentary lifestyle. Eat your bad meal – enjoy every bit – and then get back on track. You’ll often find that just 1 meal doesn’t lead to a setback.

Follow these 17 weight loss tips and you’ll be showing off that thinner you sooner than  you think. Be consistent. Stay motivated. And remember, once you reach your goal, don’t be like (the old?) me. Yes, sneak in some of your old favorite treats like pizza, fries, or donuts, but don’t overdo it and don’t cut off all physical activity at the same time. Let’s reach our goals and keep the weight off together.

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Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts

Posted by Kyle Design on May 2, 2012

She might be your best friend, the one you always turn to for advice, the first person you call when you’re sick…..or the person who drives you the craziest.

But, you’ve got to admit, there’s no one out there quite like your mom.

Purple Flower Fridge Magnet for Mom

Purple Flower Fridge Magnet for Mom

And whether she’s down the block, across town, or just a phone call away, she deserves some recognition this Mother’s Day. Put some extra thought into her gift this year. Remind her that no matter what type of relationship you have, there’s a special place in your heart that only she can fill.

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“Mothers hold their child’s hand for a moment, but their heart for a lifetime.”

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Is your mom a trendy fashionista who’s still got it goin’ on? Buy her a stylish compact mirror for her purse or a monogrammed purse hook for keeping that pricey handbag off the grimy floor.

Is she a bookworm? Surprise her this Mother’s Day with a gorgeous, handcrafted bookmark, engraved reading glasses case, or an eye-catching beaded glasses chain.

Is she crafty and artistic? Buy her a handcrafted gift – a decorative night light or personalized picture frame with a sentimental picture from your childhood.

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Is she a professional? Why not get her something she can use or display at work? Buy a personalized business card holder or other engraved desk accessory and she’ll think of you every time she reaches for a pen or post-it note.

Custom Wallplates from Kyle DesignIs she a do-it-yourself woman who’s into home decor? If her house looks like a model home, give her the finishing touch with a decorative switch plate or outlet cover from Kyle Switch Plates.

Unique Engraved Gift Pill BoxesIs she sentimental? Kyle Design has 100s of unique engraved gifts for mom – custom gift pill boxes, purse mirrors, photo frames and keychains.

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Mother’s Day is May 11, 2014.

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Give your mother something special and beautiful – a unique gift she’ll appreciate and remember forever.

In this life, a lot can change in a year, a month, or even a day. We don’t know what the future holds, so don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Because all too often, tomorrow turns into next week which turns into next month and before you know it another year (or decade) has gone by. Spend this Mother’s Day with your mom and give her a special gift that communicates how much you love and appreciate her. Because someday she’ll be gone and you’ll never have the opportunity again.

Shop unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas at Kyle Design for hundreds of personalized gifts and over 500 custom design choices for mom. Every gift is custom made – you pick the design, mom’s favorite color, a gold or silver gift and even add a special engraving for a truly custom Mother’s Day gift. Most items ship out the same or next day – there’s still plenty of time to get your gift by Sunday, May 13, 2012! Affordable Mother’s Day gifts plus cheap, quick shipping equals the perfect Mother’s Day. Visit www.kyledesigns.com.

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Administrative Assistant Appreciation Gifts

Posted by Kyle Design on April 11, 2012

He or she shows up Monday through Friday, week after week and covers a broad range of duties that keep the office running smoothly – handling everything from filing and answering phones to generating reports, scheduling meetings, and making travel arrangements. Whether they’re an administrative secretary, executive assistant, or office manager, they’re an indispensable part of the company. Acknowledge his or her hard work with a personalized gift during Administrative Professionals Week April 20-26, 2014.

Stainless Steel Art Nuveau Flask

Gorgeous Stainless Steel Gift Flask

Custom Fleur De Lis Business Card Holder

Engraved Fleur De Lis Business Card Case

Black Wooden Desktop Business Card Holder

Custom Desktop Business Card Holder. 500+ Designs.

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Administrative Professionals Day 2014 is Wednesday, April 23rd.

Personalized Post It Note Holders from Kyle Design

Unique Post It Note Holders – 100s of Designs

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Custom Paper Clip Holders for Offices

Custom First Initial Purse Holders for Women

Monogrammed Purse Hooks – A Female Favorite!

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Kyle Design has something for everyone – Administrative Assistant Gifts for men and women.

Gold Leopard Spots Mirror Compact

Leopard Print Compact Mirror

Unique Coffee Fridge Magnet

Unique Coffee Fridge Magnet

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Letter Openers with 100s of Occupational Designs

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Design your own gifts for Administrative Professionals: black, silver or gold business card holders, glasses lanyards, engraved money clipspersonalized desk accessories, unique pill boxes, themed letter openers, purse hooks, professional badge reels, and so many other Custom Gifts for Administrative Professionals!

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Two is Better than One

Posted by Kyle Design on February 24, 2012

When it comes to cookies, friends, vacation days, and 100-dollar-bills, I’d say 2 is better than 1. At Kyle Design, we understand that sometimes, one is just not enough. That’s why we have Double Design Gifts. Use two designs to convey a unique gift message. Get creative! Let our “Lucky in Love” compact mirror, “21st Birthday” flask, and “Family Practitioner” business card holder inspire you. Another fun idea is to pick out 2 letters for someone’s initials and add them to a custom double design pill box, bookmark, or decorative metal cell phone case. With over 500 designs there’s a lot of great combos out there! What will yours be?

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Design Your Own Compact Mirror

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Custom Cigarette Case from Kyle Design

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Personalized 21st Birthday Custom Flask

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What 2 designs will you put together?

Design Themes include sports, occupations, animals, foods, hobbies, and more!

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Double Design Custom Christmas Ornaments

Double Design Custom Christmas Ornaments

Custom Silver Eiffel Tower Eye Glasses Holder

Off to Paris Dual Design Glasses Case

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Decorative Metal Business Card Cases

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Inspirational Lent Gifts

Posted by Kyle Design on February 21, 2012

Can you name 5 of the top 10 most common “addictions” people give up for Lent? My husband always gives up 1, and sometimes 2, items from the Top 10 List. I wasn’t raised Catholic so this has been a new concept to me and while I try not to tempt him I have yet to go 40 days without dropping even 1 of my guilty pleasures. Until this year. I’ve spent the past several weeks pondering what I will give up. Thinking I was rather creative I’ve announced all my “unique” ideas to my husband, only to learn that every one of them is actually quite common for Lent participants. Hmmmm. This got me wondering, what are the most common things people give up?

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#10 Gossip

If you know someone who intends to give up gossiping for Lent, help them out with this inspirational box. This will encourage and remind them that they can do it! Engrave Ephesians 4:29 as an added reminder of how we should speak.

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Personalized Cell Phone Pill Box

No Texting for Lent Reminder Box

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#9 Texting

If your son or daughter is determined to give up text messaging during Lent, buy him or her a neat little reminder with this personalized pill box from Kyle Design. This girly one is pink, but there are more than 40 great colors to choose from. Engrave it with an inspirational message like “You can do it!” or “I’m so proud of you!”

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Gold Cross Cigarette Case from Kyle Design

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#8 Smoking

Smoking is an especially difficult thing to give up for Lent, and it shows true dedication! If your husband or wife would like to give up smoking for Lent, get him or her a personalized cross cigarette case. Put the remaining cigarettes from their last pack in this case and let it serve as a religious reminder not to smoke each time they instinctively reach for their smokes.

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Pink and Silver TV Pill Box from Kyle Design

No Television Watching Reminder Box

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#7 Television

Giving up television means missing out on all your favorite shows, but it gives you more quality time with your family. If someone you know has decided to skip TV for Lent, design a unique pill box with a “No TV for Lent 2012” engraving.

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Gold and Blue Personalized Computer Pill Box

Facebook Free for 40 Days Reminder Box

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#6 Facebook

Going Facebook Free for 40 Days isn’t easy – especially if you’re a teen or in your 20s. (OK, maybe some of us in our 30s struggle with this too!) Make sure you disable any facebook apps on your cell phone or ipad! Buy a cute computer themed pill box to carry around as a reminder. Engrave “40 Days of NO Facebook” and then write a note to yourself explaining why you chose facebook and what it means to you personally to give it up. Then, fold up your note and tuck it inside your pill box so you can read it when you’re feeling weak.

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Exclamation Point Gift Pill Bos

@#$! No Cursing Reminder Box

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#5 Cursing

Get this Exclamation Point pill box as a reminder that you plan to spend the next 40 days without swearing. Put some candy in the box and each time you want to curse but don’t, pull out a little treat to reward yourself! Engrave a Bible reference like James 3:10.

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Red Wine Pill Box from Kyle Design

No Alcohol Wine Pill Box

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#4 Alcohol

Many people choose to give up alcoholic beverages during the period of Lent. This can prove especially difficult if you like to enjoy a green beer on St. Patrick’s Day (I know I do!). But, it also means living a healthier lifestyle and enjoying 40 hangover free mornings in a row. Engrave this Alcoholic Beverages Ban Pill Box to remind you or a friend to stay sober during Lent.

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Custom Caffeine Pill Box from Kyle Design

Say No to Soda Reminder Box

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#3 Soda

Soda is my greatest weakness and would be the most difficult thing on this list for me to give up. Not only do french fries just taste better with Coke, but I rely on soda’s caffeine to keep me headache free throughout the day. If you or someone in your family is giving up soda for Lent, personalize this neat little caffeine molecule pill box for them – choose a gold or silver box, a blue, pink, green, red, or purple background color (to name a few – Kyle Design has 42 color choices) and even engrave it with your words of encouragement.  Don’t forget to add some Motrin to get them through those first few days of caffeine withdrawal!

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Blue Desserts and Sweets Pill Box from Kyle Design

Tasty Treats Tempt Me Not Pill Box

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#2 Chocolate / Sweets

Many brave souls give up desserts for Lent, relishing the sweet love of Jesus rather than indulging their sweet tooth. You’d think this would be harder for women than men, but when my husband has to sit next to me while I dip Oreos in milk, the temptation hits him pretty hard. You can personalize this desserts pill box for the man or women you know who’s decided to nix sweets this Lent season. And be sure to get them some extra Easter candy – they’re gonna need it come Easter Sunday!

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Custom Coffee Cup Pill Case from Kyle Design

Coffee Caffeine Withdrawal Pain Pill Box

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#1 Coffee

Starbucks won’t be happy with you (they sell 8,200,000 cups of coffee a day), but your wallet will! If you give up coffee for Lent you won’t be alone – it’s the most common thing people choose to deprive themselves of. This of course, only counts if you actually drink coffee. If not, look back down the list and find something more challenging for you, or choose something unique that’s not listed here (that’s my plan!).

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If you’re like me, you didn’t grow up keeping this ritual of self-deprivation during the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Why not join me in my first year participating in Lent and see what spiritual blessings you get from it. It all starts tomorrow, February 22nd. All I ask is that you challenge yourself. Don’t pick an item that when you consider giving it up you automatically think, “I could go without that for 40 days…” Instead, pick something you could never give up, and let the power of the Holy Spirit get you through it. I believe the harder it is to give up, the more rewarding your experience will be.

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It’s Time to Talk Sweets!

Posted by Kyle Design on November 30, 2011

Um, how come no one told me there’s a National Desserts day? I’m surprised to learn such a thing exists and I haven’t heard of it…I mean, I, of all people, should have founded it! I’m an eat-dessert-for-breakfast, lunch and dinner kind of girl! (I mean as the entree, not as the encore.) If there’s leftover birthday cake sitting in my kitchen, you better believe I’m eating it for breakfast. And if I happen to catch a glance at the dessert menu, there’s a good chance I’m ordering the Warm Apple Crisp or Molten Chocolate Cake for dinner. This is something that has caused some tension between my health-nut husband and I, but it’s something I learned from my mother and life’s just too short (another thing she taught me) to skip dessert!

In celebration of sweets, Kyle Design has some great chocolate themed gifts for women who love sugary surprises. Dessert lovers beware – these tasty treats may make you hungry!

Dessert Stamp Holder from Kyle Design

Custom Postage Stamp Holders for Chocolate Lovers – Click to see more!

Cupcake Purse Hooks from Kyle Design

Unique Purse Hook with Dessert Cupcake

Custom Night Light with Birthday Cake Design

Birthday Cake Night Lights from Kyle Design- click to see other Decorative Cake Gifts

By the way, National Dessert Day was last month, but why wait? Go ahead and order dessert for your next entree – trust me, it tastes much better when you’re not too full to enjoy it! And don’t worry about adding on a couple of extra pounds – we’re headed into winter and it’s nothing a slouchy sweater or trendy trench coat won’t hide!

Pie Pill Boxes from Kyle Design

Shop more Unique Food and Beverage Gifts at Kyle Design! And don’t forget all our gifts are customizable – design a dessert Christmas Tree Ornament for some sweet holiday decor!

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Last Minute Gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day – Cool Practical Gift Ideas for Her Special Day

Posted by Kyle Design on May 2, 2009

It’s almost Mother’s Day – have you gotten your Mom anything special yet? Looking for unique last minute gifts? If not, Kyle Design can save the day for you with our unique, useful gifts for moms. If you just get some silly, frivolous impulse item from the mall at the last second, your MOM WILL KNOW. There is still time to get your wife, mother or mother-in-law a special gift that shows how much you really care. A present from Kyle Design quietly screams, “A Truly Unique Gift Custom Made for You!”

Mom Rules! Even when things get dramatic! Let her know with a cute Comedy and Tragedy tape measure.

Mom Rules! Even when things get dramatic! Let her know with a cute Comedy and Tragedy tape measure.

Artistic Gifts Made To Order – Mom will not have seen anything like a gift from Kyle Design before, and better yet, we custom make each item to order with her favorite color, design, silver or gold metal finishes and personalized engraving of choice. We ship within a day, too, and even the same day if you ask, so we can help you get her gift there by Mother’s Day. Can’t beat it!

Fast, Easy, Safe: Mom doesn’t need to know that shopping online at Kyle Design was faster than getting in the car and driving to the mall, easier than searching through racks at a dozen stores (unless you really wanted to get in that 5 mile walk at a noisy mall after work), and a whole lot safer than being around crowds during a swine flu outbreak.

Fresh, Practical Gift Ideas from Kyle Design

So here are just of a few of our many new, useful gift suggestions that might work for your mom:

Give mom a goddess purse hook - then shell know just how amazing you think she really is.

Give mom a goddess purse hook - then she'll know just how amazing you think she really is.

Purse Hooks – New on the scene, these really practical holders for handbags are a hot item. When mom does have time to get out, make sure she can really relax and have a good time without having to keep an eye on her purse. Handbag holders get her purse off that disgusting restaurant floor, keep her handbag right where she can see it when sitting at a bar. So easy to use – just slip the purse hanger over the edge of a table, bar or desk and hook the purse strap over it. Great for holding umbrellas, digital cameras and shopping bags, too. No more worries! That is the best gift you can give any mom.

A floral business or credit card holder makes a beautiful gift of flowers for mom on Mothers Day.

A floral business or credit card holder makes a beautiful gift of flowers for mom on Mother's Day.

Credit Card Holders – Our slim, feminine credit card and ID holders are the perfect place for mom to stash her wallet essentials without the bulk – driver’s license, credit cards, ATM card, business cards and a little cash. Keeps mom streamlined and organized. We have hundreds of designs, but if you select a card case with flowers on it – roses, irises, sunflowers, orchids or hibiscus – you’ll be giving mom flowers that last! No need to water, either. This special gift reminds her daily to stop and smell the roses, too.

Bookmarks – Ah, to take a few minutes to read a favorite magazine or a good book – there’s a real luxury in our busy lives. A beautiful book mark that says “I Love You” is a wonderful way to let mom know  you love her even when she is taking a break from all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands and whatnot required to keep her share of the household running smoothly. Maybe give her that latest best-selling paperback book she’s been wanting to read along with the bookmark and she’ll know you really mean it.

Give your mother a unique bookmark that says I Love You every time she looks at it.

Give your mother a unique bookmark that says "I Love You" every time she looks at it.

Make Mom Happy with a practical gift from Kyle Design that she will really use and enjoy. If you’d like to see more of my fun gifts ideas for mom (available in 100s of designs), please visit Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mom where you’ll find so many unusual, innovative gifts made exclusively by Kyle Design. We’ve been in business since 1982 and are known for our beautiful gifts and excellent customer service, so you can be assured that we’ll help you take good care of your Mother. Give us a call at 800-551-5953 between the hours of 9:00-5:00 PST if you’d like any help at all choosing the right gift.

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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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The Purse Hook – Hot “Design Your Own” Handbag Accessory

Posted by Kyle Design on April 18, 2009

Purse Hooks are the latest hot accessory for women who carry handbags!

Purse Hooks are the latest hot accessory for women who carry handbags!

Familiar yet with handbag holders, those strong hooks that hang over the edge of a table or bar to keep purses close and germ-free? Here at Kyle Design we’ve added our own twist to these up-and-coming must-have accessories that are turning into the coolest new gift idea for women of style.

Unlike other sites that offer you a dozen or two popular images (purse, cat, flower, spiral, shoes, etc. – yes, we have those, too), Kyle Design offers over 400 patterns. Specialized designs include professions, sports, musical instruments, more unusual animals, monograms,  games, crafts, Chinese characters, alcoholic drinks, fruit, trees, desserts and so much more.

Better yet, you decide what color you want, you decide if you prefer silver or gold. Literally, you create the look, we create the purse hook. No need to have a generic handbag hanger, no fear of two women whipping out the same exact holder. And we’re fast. We typically ship within a day or two – even for custom items such as these designer handbag holders.

Do Comedy and Tragedy describe your dating experience? Then we've got just the purse hook for you!

Do Comedy and Tragedy describe your dating experience? Then we've got just the purse hook for you!

Choices, Choices: How many possibilities are there? Currently, 440 original designs x 2 metal choices x 19 gorgeous colors = over 16,000 possible looks! How many friends do you have on Facebook? How many of them carry handbags? More than 16,000? I think that the chances are pretty good that you won’t show up at a restaurant or bar with the same purse hanger.

Simple? Yes! They are so easy to use. Simply set handbag holder disc on the edge of table and hook on a purse strap. That’s it!

Interested in Safety? These purse hangers are perfect for holding designer handbags, shopping bags, digital camera, tote bag strap, umbrellas or backpacks where they stay clean, safe and convenient – right next to you at a table or bar. No more worries about forgetting a purse on the back of a chair, an umbrella on the floor, or being distracted and forgetting to keep an eye on your wallet.

We have great designs for professional women such as this purse hook for a pharmacist.

We have great designs for professional women such as this purse hook for a pharmacist.

Single? These designer handbag holders are great conversation starters, too! They provide a small window into your world that someone new could run with. Although popular in Europe for years, purse table hooks are new enough here in the U.S. that most people I run into are curious about them.

Support American Designers? California artist Kyle McKeown Mansfield creates all the fun designs and unique patterns found on every handbag caddy. You can be the designer when you design your own purse hook – we’ll make it for you right here in our art studio and promptly ship your personalized purse table hook to you in a velveteen pouch.

Show your creative side, have fun, express the real you! Select a purse hook design/color/metal grouping that is a true reflection of who you are! They make wonderful gifts for her including professional women, working girls, dating singles or the handbag queen.

Want to see more? Check out our full collection of Uniqe Purse Hanger Designs. We also have really cool gifts for professionals like pharmacists, attorneys, doctors, dentists, nurses, scientists, mathematicians and others.

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