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Pop-up Floral Shop at Gus & Ruby!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we are making it easy to shop for your sweetheart (or bestie:)! Stop by the store next Saturday, February 13th (the day BEFORE Valentine’s Day) and pick up a gorgeous bouquet by Sweet Annie Floral + Design, at our pop-up floral shop. Not only will Katie have beautiful arrangements, she will also be selling some single blooms which you can pair with our best-selling ceramic bud vases. And while you’re here, plan on grabbing a few cards for the loves in your life! See? We told you we were making it easy:)




Happy February 1st Gals & Pals!

You know what I was realizing this past week?
Next to Christmas, Valentines comes a close second in the “Most Rad & Awesome Holiday” category, for me.
It’s always been that way.
Maybe it stems from the fact that my great aunt Pegs quilted hearts into all my crib bedding and so that shape has forever been etched in my subsconcious.

Or the fact that my mum used to draw hearts for me to color in with my pack of 96 Crayola brights. And I mean, would draw them DAILY because I was a crayon obsessed maniac as a child.

It could also be the fact that pink and red, together, are like sweet, sweet symphony.

I can tell that you totally get what I’m saying right now…

A lot of people dislike Valentines though. With a passion that’s severe and kind of awful. And while I can appreciate that everyone has the right to think what they want, I like to think that Valentine’s Day is a day that acts as a friendly reminder to share some love. Because sometimes we get bogged down in work and stress and we forget to tell those we love how awesome they are.

**Note I’m not saying the work and stress are excuses.
Because we can all do better.
I’m just saying that reminders are important.
Plus, let’s face it… how often do you tell all the people you should, just how much you love them?

I’m right.
You don’t say it enough…
And don’t go pulling that, “well, if I say it too much it’ll lose it’s meaning”…
There’s no pulling the wool over my eyes on this one peeps.
I’ve got you all figured out.

And so, in the interest of fun and fair competitive nature, I’m challenging you to give someone a Valentine this year who will not likely be expecting one. This goes out to all of you Valentines nay-sayers, too.
It’s a healthy, good-natured challenge… and you’ll feel great doing it.
Believe you me.

Come and see us at Gus & Ruby’s and we’ll hook. you. up.
You’ll be passing out the BEST Valen-timesy love notes this side of the Piscataqua!
Because, you know, we don’t mess around when it comes to gifties and love notes.
No Sir-ree, Bob. 

(just a small assortment of cards from Rifle Paper Co. available now at Gus & Ruby Letterpress)

Don’t ‘cha just love, love?!
xo Lizzy


Happy 4th Birthday, Augustus!!

(The big birthday boy in all his birthday glory)

Today – let’s all take a moment to wish the man in my life a very Happy 4th Birthday!

Dear Augustus (AKA Gus/Gussy/Bubba/3Bean Salad/Hairy Monster),

You are the very best thing of all time. I love you to no end. Stop growing up, ok?

Photos from the very first day I held you:

Here you are when I first picked you up at the airport after a long flight from Florida (where you were born):

The very first moment we met. I was smitten; you were exhausted and promptly fell asleep:
Meeting your Grampa for the first time in Marblehead. Look how tiny you are!

Four years later, doing what you do best: snuggling, snoozing and melting my heart: