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Baby Gifts: Bundles of treats for bundles of joy

Want to make someone smile quickly?  Tell them about someone you both know who had a bouncing, healthy baby!  Little else makes people want to rush right out to buy baby gifts right away. Luckily….we deliver fast.  (Often, faster than the poor pregnant mom!) So what are our most popular baby gifts, you might ask? Regardless […]

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Holiday Gifts: brought to you by Petey

This is Petey, a Big Fluffy Dog Rescue animal who is neither big, nor fluffy, but he IS a dog so one out of three counts.  He used to come to the shop every day when he was my foster dog.  Petey moved on to his forever family and CLEARLY misses the hustle and bustle of […]

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Money on Honey: Bet on Us!

When my son was about 12 he lost a bet to me over a song.  I was trying to teach him a lesson about gambling so that he’d learn that he wasn’t ALWAYS going to win.  He still bets on poker and sports. But I got my kitchen floor washed for all those years until he left […]

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Welcoming new clients: the easy way or the hard way?

I’ve been ordering inventory for the upcoming holiday season.  Please do NOT tell my staff who are blissfully actually enjoying the sun and the warm weather unaware that my thoughts are with Thanksgiving, December and New Year’s.  Shhhhh! Of the 21 companies I’ve spoken with in the past 48 hours, I’ve had two decidedly different […]

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Eating Brownies and Changing Lives

Last week we told you about the Big Fluffy Wine Bottle Contest and our fundraising efforts.  They are still underway until 7/17 and we are SO grateful to those of you who have supported it so far.  Our give-back is extensive because we believe that without supporting the community, we HAVE no community. We are […]

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Jest Notes is going to the DOGS….pawsitively giving back!

      Many of you know that we feel VERY strongly  about supporting our clients’ causes.  Because we want to pay it forward a LOT, we donate baskets throughout the year for auctions, walks, golf outings and/or corporate events. We are always collecting “things”:  sheets for emergency veterinary practices, blankets for animal shelters, food […]

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Business doesn’t stop in the summer!

Just because people go on vacations doesn’t mean than marketing should cease.  It doesn’t mean that people stop needing your product or service.  and you can most certainly assume that your competitors will jump in if they catch you napping in the sun for 3 months at the expense of your customer base! So, let’s […]

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MEET MY PEEPS! Mailings with impact.

I just KNOW you woke up this morning thinking that there was no way you could go into the holiday weekend without knowing what a mailing of 872 packages of PEEPS looked like.  Le me show you. But first you might ask WHY there are 872 packages on the porch waiting for the postman to pick […]

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The Elephant in the Room: Customer Service

Last week I posted in Facebook about a plumber who kept an appointment, showed up on time, did the work quickly & thoroughly, was professional and left my home clean and neat. I got more responses about that post than any other in the whole week.  How dreadfully sad! That we are so desperate for […]

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Grief & support: conveying that others care

Not all of our gifts are for bubbly, WOOHOO, celebratory reasons.  It is, perhaps, these others that are most impactful. Today we are sending a condolence basket to a woman who lost both of her parents within a week. Struggling significantly already in her personal life financially, this was thrown at her as a devastating blow. […]

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