Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reslove to get organized in the New Year!

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If 2009 seemed like a blur of hustle and bustle, it's probably because you lacked organization. Having your week, let alone, the entire month laid out at a glance for the whole family to see is a must. There are so many fun color combinations to select from. Check out our best seller we call---Funky Bubbles:Calendars come in 3 useful sizes: Small, Medium and Large. At this point, we would normally mention that our fabulous calendars were featured 3 or 4 time on TLC's John and Kate plus 8...but know why we WON'T mention that anymore!
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cheers to a New Year! Our thoughts & Traditions

With the new year upon's time to reflect on treasured old traditions and prepare for new ones. The Holidays are such a special time for our family, we'd love to share a few favorite parts of the season with you!

Heidi LoCicero, founder
FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION: Decorating the Christmas tree as a family. As each ornament is carefully unwrapped the story of its origin is told. Between stories, my daughter, Peyton and I make yummy holiday cookies to share with friends.

FAVORITE CHARITY: Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation. Following the death of my beloved mother-in-law last spring, our staff and family decided to host an annual event benefiting the foundation. This will be a tradition for us each fall. {{You should join us!}}

SIGNATURE GIFT: Obviously a gift that is monogrammed! {{Duh!}} My favorites are the insulated picnic coolers and personalized cups.

ON NEW YEARS EVE: Mr. B, the children and I will be celebrating the New Year at Sandestin's Baytowne Wharf. Rumor has it the Mustang Sally band will be playing as the fireworks light up the sky over Frill Seekers! I'll be holding my favorite wine glass pictured below! You should totally join us!

NEW YEARS RESOLUTION: This year I plan to reach out to the Lonely, the Lost, the Least and the Last! I am going to fill a bag with treats to keep in my car---so when I encounter someone who is hurting---I can offer them something to brighten their day!
What are your favortie traditions? We would be "frilled" to hear! Leave us a comment!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Frill Seekers is Open Christmas Eve from 10-3

Shhhh, don't tell...but Frill Seekers Gifts will be OPEN Christmas Eve from 10-3 for our VIP's who still need a few gifts!

Our wish for you this Christmas....we hope you will be delighted...


and excited!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Last day to Order Engraved Jewelry for Christmas

Christmas is about spending time and sharing laughs with family members. Christmas is a time to gather and celebrate the special times in your life. Make someones Christmas special with an engraved piece of jewelry.

Engraved items become heirlooms. A monogrammed item becomes a cherished keepsake of your thoughtfulness.

From traditional sterling silver pieces to fun, funky, chunky wooden items...if it's will be the most talked about gift this year.

The Frill Seekers elves are toiling overtime to get all personalized items out in time for Christmas. TODAY is the last day to order these beautiful pieces. So order now!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Frill-ed this Christmas

Come get a little FRILL-ed this Christmas with our new Vera Bradley collection. This coin purse is ONLY $12.00 and would make a snazzy stocking stuffer.

If you've picked up a copy of Southern Living Magazine, Seventeen, or Oprah...surely you've spotted the Vera Bradley items. Celebrities are carrying Vera, moms are carrying Vera, teens are carrying Vera...are you?

We certainly hope so! Ho!Ho!Ho!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thinkin' Pink this Christmas

Wrap this! Ship that! Whew! The Paper Dolls and Elves at Frill Seekers Gifts have been sooooo busy this week. In fact, so busy it's hard to blog about best sellers. One thing for sure...if it's PINK or it's Vera's selling this week. Here's a behind the scenes sneak peek at what's haute/hot:
Miss Peyton, our buyer for the teen and children's department, is sporting the FREE Vera Bradley tote bag that shoppers receive for spending just $100 on Vera Bradley items. We have only 5 FREE bags left, so call or shop today! This bag is fabulous. "I'm using my Vera tote to carry my bible and notebook to church," said Theresa Collins.

Peyton is also wearing one of Frill Seekers monogrammed t-shirts. These stylish tees are a gotta get gift. Available in several colors and styles, this super soft shirt would make a fabulous teacher gift.

Corresponding with friends both near and far is a time honored tradition at the Holidays. Photo cards of every shape and style are flying off the shelves this week. Best seller? This darling ornament shaped card that even comes with a hook to hang it on the tree. These will surely be kept from year to year. Fast printing service still available, too.
Personalized gifts are by far the rage this year. A gift that has a person's name or initials on it will be coveted and treasured for years to come. This heart bracelet is perfect for daddy's girl. The best part is....FREE Engraving this week at Frill Seekers!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Gotta go...wrap more of this! And ship a lot of that!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Who Dat comin' down the chimney this year!

SAINTS fans old and new...score a touchdown with Frill Seekers limited edition t-shirts! Order now~these will sell out fast. {fast like Reggie Bush} You'll have a Brees-y "ball" this Christmas! Who Dat! {no Shockey there!}

T-shirts are sold for just $19.99 and are available in sizes S-XL. Saint Santa says Ho! Ho! Go Saints!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Look what Santa just left at Frill Seekers...

GOOD NEWS: We still have a few of the FREE Vera Bradley Tote Bags tucked away for our VIP's who follow the blog. Call and spend $100 dollars in Vera Bradley and get one FREE. Yipee!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Fun treats in store at Frill Seekers Gifts!

It's beginning to really look like Christmas at Frill Seekers Gifts!
The stockings are hung by the register with care
In hopes that customers seeking unique gifts will soon be there

The children are nestled all snug in their beds

While visions of monogrammed gifts dance in their heads

And what to your wondering eyes might appear
Darling personalized gifts for you and those you hold dear!

A Merry Personalized Christmas to all...and to all a good night! {{now you've had your bedtime story...get busy and start calling Frill Seekers to order your gifts!}}

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A December to Remember with Vera Bradley

I hope you are almost ready for some Christmas cheer! I love this time of the year the most. And I love this new Imperial Toile bag from Vera Bradley the most. So, I guess it's a tie really. Both the delights of the season and this handbag captivate me!

Hustling from store to store would be so wonderful if I were to carry this stunning new handbag. Imperial Toile just takes the Vera Bradley line to a whole new level. It is both functional and fun...not to mention totally fabulous.

The rich chocolate is complimented by winter white details and finished off with a hint of hot pink. While Christmas is supposed to be red and green...I say think pink---brown and pink, that is!

Take a few minutes today to finish your wish list and move this yummy new handbag to the top of your gift giving list. We can ship it to you today!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Orleans Saints Santa Christmas Cards

Who dat? Who you want to wish a Saintly Christmas and a winning New Year?

Extend glad tidings this year in a winning way. Our fabulous designer has just released these limited edition Holiday cards to celebrate the New Orleans Saints winning football season. Score a touchdown with your family and friends by sending this card from Frill Seekers Gifts.
Limited supplies and quick sell out get on the ball and order NOW!

Friday, November 20, 2009

FREE Vera Bradley Tote Bag on Black Friday!

Faithful Blog Followers:
We WANT you to get a tote bag FREE! Come in the shop or call now to reserve the Vera Bradley items you would like to purchase and we'll put you on the FREE tote bag list for Black Friday pick up.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Heidi's Rules for a Happy Marriage

After 20 years of {mostly} blissful marriage, I am often asked what the secret is. The secret is---there is no secret...marriage is alot of hard work. It's that simple. What looks easy, is really a lot of hard work.

When you visit our home, you'll notice these rules posted on my refrigerator and on my beside table. I guess you could call these "my tips for keeping it all together for so long." I've had them since the first year Mr. B and I were married. I'd love to know who first figured these out. That person for sure...knew the secret. ENJOY!


1. Never both be angry at the same time. {hard, but worth it}

2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire. {my kids love this}

3. If one of you has to win the argument, let it be your mate.

4. If you have to criticize, do it lovingly. {or not at all}

5. Never bring up mistakes from the past.

6. Neglect the whole world rather than each other.
7. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled. { may not sleep for days}

8. At least once every day try to say one kind or complimentary thing to your life's partner.

9. When you have done something wrong, be ready to admit it and ask for forgiveness.

10. It takes two to make a quarrel, and the one in the wrong is the one who does the most talking. {or is the most defensive!}

Love...ain't it grand? We'd "love" for you to become a "follower" of our blog. Sign up to the right of the page, so we can keep in touch. You'll be the first to know about our specials, sales and giveaways. Leave a comment here and tell us what your secret to a happy marriage is....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Don't you WISH you would get these for Christmas?

Wish...I just love that word! If I could make 3 gift wishes for Christmas...this is what you'd see under my Christmas tree:

The Vera Bradley Stocking above is a must. I think it would be adorable on my daughter, Peyton's door. Each day I would fill it with treats from Vera Bradley. Gifts like the tech case, the day planner and the new zip ID case.
These festive CAR MATS would be my second gift wish. Personalized with my monogram, of course! Should I go with the black and red design shown above? Or should I do a black mat trimmed in black and white polka dots with hot pink lettering? Hmmmm.

My last wish would consist of these fabulous engraved acrylic pieces. I would use the tray on my bed to hold the remote control and a magazine. The ice bucket would be perfect on my bedside table. The engraved wine glasses are so beautiful---I'd likely order a set of 8 !
So, there are my 3 wishes for Christmas. What Frill Seekers Gifts are you wishin' for this Holiday Season?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thrills & Frills with new Vera Bradley

{{ring, ring}}
ME: Hellllooo? (it's 6:15 a.m.)

HIM: Is this Heidi from Frill Seekers Gifts?

ME: Umm, yes...

HIM: This is John from Fed Ex, I have 29 HUGE boxes from Vera Bradley to deliver to your shop today. How early can you meet me there?

ME: Uhhhh, John, I think we have a bad connection...did you say 29 HUGE boxes?

HIM: Yes, mam. It's 29 boxes and I know my daughter will want something Vera Bradley for Christmas. So, how early can you meet me? Say 8:15ish? Can you do that Heidi?

ME: Why, yes. Yes, I will meet you John. Oh...and John...won't you be kind and stay and help the nice paper dolls at Frill Seekers Gift unpack these boxes?

HIM: {{click}}

ME: RUSH>RUSH>RUSH to get dressed and get to the shop. The suspense is killing me. The new Vera Bradley items were beautiful at market and I simply can't wait to see them in our shop. The Christmas stockings were precious and the new FRILL items were way cute.

YOU: Get dressed and get to Frill Seekers Sandestin location. It's time to SHOP!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Silly Bandz...the rubber band craze at Frill Seekers's Saturday night and I am just S*I*L*L*Y! Why you might ask? Let's just call it one of those "Why didn't I think of that moments?"

Unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere or in a foreign've likely spotted these festive little silly shaped rubber bands on some kid's wrist. Meet SILLY BANDZ. Kids want them...Frill Seekers Gifts has them!

The rubber bands are in the shape of creatures, animals or fun shapes when not on the wrist. Really kinda cute, I must admit. Kids, teenagers and even adults are collecting them~trading them~wearing them!
Silly Bandz are fun, inexpensive and addictive. They will also make a great stocking stuffer for Christmas 2009. Last week, we sold out in 2 days. WHEW! (for my fellow shop owners who STALK this blog for ideas...I say come up with your own creative idea...wink, wink!)
Call us to get some silly...850-267-GIFT !

The other reason I'm silly tonight? My oldest child is at a beach bonfire, while the youngest is at a laser tag station. Leaving me to ponder what new hobby I can take up to fill my quiet Saturday nights.

One thing for will have to be something...SILLY!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A certain famous female golfer just received this monogrammed baby pillow from Frill Seekers and loved it!

We love making unique gifts "fore" celebrities. In this case, the gift fits the new mommy, a pro golfer, to a "tee!" This beautiful pillow will look adorable in the new baby's nursery! The pillow is a linen flak seed color with a yummy bubblegum monogram. It is finished off with a sheer baby pink ribbon. When the little princess grows up...she can use this for a ring bearer pillow for her wedding. AWWWW!

This pillow would also look stunning for an adult bed. The paper dolls at Frill Seekers recommend monogramming it in ivory or chocolate brown. Each pillow includes a fluffy insert.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Frill Seekers Event makes the front page of Destin Log Newspaper!

(from the Destin Log newspaper)

From grief, a party in pink is born (PHOTOS)
October 06, 2009 12:58 PM
Tosha Sketo, Florida Freedom Newspapers
Heidi LoCicero, co-owner of Frill Seekers Gifts in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, is channeling grief into productivity by throwing a Tinkled Pink Party at Graffiti’s in Sandestin on Thursday.

LoCicero lost her mother-in-law to breast cancer about five months ago. Her daughter Peyton, 16, who is a member of the Fort Walton Beach High School Stars dance team, also recently lost her coach, Charlotte Dry, to the disease.

“In the process of grieving and trying to figure out why bad things happen, we realized that we could channel that sadness into building a really great event,” LoCicero said. “It has been a hard year for the family, but we just explained to the children that we can make a difference.”

The mother-daughter team have been working together, in association with the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation, to plan the event. According to LoCicero, she had expected the preparations to take longer, but the response from the community was so great that it came together in just a few months.

Graffiti’s offered to provide a location for the party and lunch for the ladies. And several local businesses, including Aloha Surf Company, The Village Boutique, M Cline Jewelry, CoCo & Co., Mermaids Boutique, Tales by the Sea and Bark Avenue, have donated items for the fashion show and silent auction.

“The local community immediately got behind it,” LoCicero said. “It has really been heartwarming to see that even in bad times people still want to do something good.”
The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 and will celebrate survivors of breast cancer and honor the memory of the women who have died from the disease. LoCicero said the event is an opportunity for ladies from the community to get together and relax while raising money for the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation.

For tickets, which are $20 and include lunch, door prize entry and the fashion show, contact Frill Seekers Gifts at (850) 267-4438. Attendees are encouraged to don their favorite hats and wear something pink.

“Come for two hours and spend some time with your girlfriends,” LoCicero said. “It’s going to be a fun, casual event that will have a big impact.”

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