Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thank You!!

All we can say is thank you for shopping with Pineapple Grove Gifts!! Our personalized leather and canvas bags and magnolia jewelry were big sellers yesterday.

I am busy working on orders and answering emails. A lot of you emailed asking if there was a way to send a hint to someone as to what you might like to find in your stocking or under your tree this year.

The answer is YES. Just leave a comment (we won't publish it!) with the item you would like and the name and email of the person that needs to take the hint and leave it to us.

We also wanted to tell you to get ready in case you missed our super sale yesterday. We are going to offer a special 2 day (Thursday and Friday of this week) discount on the 2 most ordered items yesterday..we will post the 2 items tomorrow, but we will give you a hint or two: both can be worn and both are worn from the neck up...

So check back tomorrow as this discount will happen for 2 days only. It is our way of saying thanks for all of your support this year of our little business!


The Grove Gals

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday Savings!

We thought the best way we could say thank you for a great year is to help you save some money for a little treat for yourself! So starting now (28 minutes early!) through 11:59pm EST tomorrow save 20% sitewide with code: CYBER20
So if you have been thinking about zipping up your stuff in one of these...save 20%
Or is your money would like a new preppy home..try this
And what southern girl doesn't love a magnolia?
Parents, in-laws, new baby, engagement, wedding or birthday? Give them one of these and they will think you spent a lot more! Your secret is safe with us!

Discount is only valid Monday, November 29th and cannot be applied to previous purchases.

NOTE: We know that comcast is having issues, so if your internet is super slow or if you need a little TLC with your order, just send us an email and we will make sure you are treated like a VIP, because aren't we all??? grovegifts at gmail dot com

Happy Shopping!

happy cyber Monday...a tad early!

comcast is currently down in the chez grove neighborhood, but the savings are up! everything at www.pineapplegrovegifts.com is 20% off with code CYBER20



Saturday, November 27, 2010

Santa's Helper : Cyber Monday

You didn't think we would leave you, without a happie, on cyber Monday did you? Well actually, Grove Gal E left us, for Aruba. She is on a much deserved vacation and I hope she is sitting on the beach thinking of me!
We wanted to thank all of you for being such great clients, friends and readers over the past year so in honor of you and Cyber Monday the entire Grove will be 20% off on Mmonday with code: CYBER20

So if you have been eyeing our new southern belle magnolia baubles, our monogrammed bag or wallet, a personalized picture frame or just some good old fashioned personalized fun head on over and shop away!

The discount will only be good on from 12am Monday through 11:59pm EST.

This means I have to get back to adding some of our latest items to the site. I will give you a sneak peek:

We love our new double sided enamel magnolia necklace. 16" yellow gold vermeil that extends to 18". $100
Who Dat? A little headband for your your little saint. $16
How about a personalized plate for Santa, the reindeer or your little elves? $26 each. These make the best hostess gifts for open houses and family soirees. Turnaround time is 10 business day plus shipping.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Grove Gal E and I had a great trunk show on Tuesday...we were still placing orders from it on Wednesday.

I then had the best Thanksgiving ever. My mom was finally cleared by her doctor to come to D.C. and meet Baby C. Some of you may remember that she came down with West Vile virus in September 2009, 9 people contracted it that weekend, 3 lived. She was the oldest survivor. The virus left my daily power walking moter unable to use her legs, confined to a wheelchair. Along her road to recovery she got a sore throat...most of us would have ignored her, but she insisted on a scan. That scan, and her stubborn demand for the scan saved her life...again. It was thyroid cancer. Two surgeries and radiation meant she couldn't be around Baby C until the radiation eased in her system.

She is now on crutches and vows she will be back to power walking in a year. She is cancer free. But what I am most thankful for is the fact that she is the same, positive, alive and smiling. This is mom's third fight with cancer, and knock on wood, she has won every round! She says the West Nile was tougher than all of the cancer treatments combined.

Mini K is thrilled she is wel enough to travel and be here, and the smile on Baby C's face when he saw the face that went with the voice made me realize that Thanksgiving shouldn't be the one day where we stop and are thankful. It should be EVERY single day, because you never know...

I hope each anf every one of you had a great Thanksgiving. Tomorrow we are putting up the Christmas decor as I want to enjoy every possible day with it!

Check back tomorrow, because the Grove will be offering our best ever Cyber Monday special...let's just say that EVERYTHING will be on sale!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gift Guide: Holiday Shirts

Mini K and her friends love theme t-shirts. I take this as a future sign of camp t-shirts, sorority t-shirts and most likely campaign t-shirts.

One of our new lines this year fits this request! How cute are these monogrammed holiday shirt designs? The best part...each shirt is $20. From a 6month short sleeve onesie to 2T-5T short sleeve t-shirts to kids XS-XL and adult XS-XXL....every short sleeve design is only $20.
We had a client today order them for all of the kids to wear Christmas morning paired with a pair of fleece pj pants from Old Navy (you know the ones that are only $5 every year on Black Friday). They have a tradition of opening a gift on Christmas Eve and this year's gift will have them ready for Christmas morning photos.

They are great to wear leading up to the holidays and the best part is we can turn them around in 10 days!

So pick your design, send us an email with your size, full name and let us help you personalize your holiday spirit!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gift Guide Part 1: Tweens

Today we are kicking off a week of gift guides. As we have mentioned before, only a small part of what we sell is on our website. Grove Gal E has had an insanely busy day job for the past
two years and the web updates are usually done by both us while most of you are in dreamland. Our goal for 2011 is a webstore that offers you everything! So if you see something in this week that you want, PLEASE just email us. We do our best work on special orders and requests. Also if you see something and you want us to drop the hint, just email us the item and who needs a little hint in the gift giving and we will take care of the rest.

Everyone has a certain someone on the list that always leaves you scratching your head for the perfect gift. For me it is my neices who range in age from 7-11. They aren't quite tweens, but they most certainly little girls. I also have a NO toy policy. I never give toys to other people's children, because I figure their house looks like mine, way too many toys, most of which are rarely used.

We just started carrying these headbands and I adore them. We can customize them to your team, sport or school colors and can substitute a design for a name or 3 letter monogram. The headbands are $15 each. My plan is to add some fun girlie lip gloss, a cello bag and a preppy grosgrain bow and viola, gift complete!
Door hangers. This may sound weird, but I love the idea. The possibilities are endless...start with a name or 3 letter monogram and add a phrase:
Emily is studying
No boys allowed
Glee Fans Only
Big Sister Only
These are not on our site but send us an email with the colors you want or an animal print and we will get to work. The door hangers are $18 and I think they make a great gift on their own
or pair them up with a fun pair of fleece pj pants, some cool pens or pencils.

Water Water! The Grove house can never have too many water bottles! It seems Mini K has a different activity after school everyday and part of her "chores" each morning is to fill her water bottle that lives in her backpack! The new Lilly P water bottles are great to give as gifts, and a lot of our clients keep some extra on hand to use as last minute gifts. They come in 2 sizes: small and large. The small retail for $16.00 and the large for $19. Give them alone or pair them with a fun beach towel or pair of yoga pants for the sporty girls on your list!
A little bling. The holidays always need a little bling. Our magnolia silk cord bracelets are a big statement for a tiny price! At only $18, the silver interlocking magnolias come on a white or pink cord bracelet. We have sold these to little girls, tweens and moms and everyone loves them!

We also have matching necklace that is on a silver chain for $24. Full disclosure these are not sterling silver they are silverplate, but they don't tarnish and they are stunning!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ornaments WInner

I realized I drew the winner and forgot to post! Yikes these time changes are not being kind to my brain!

Preppy 101 is the winner of our Sew Girlie ornament give away! Congrats. Just email me your order and shipping address and we will get it handled for you. I need:
your fabric choices, monograms and thread colors

Your giftcards will be given in preppy style this year!

Live From San Diego!

In an effort to confuse my body as much as possible...I am now in San Diego for my day job and Grove Gal E and I are processing orders via mac book!

I did get to sneak in a fabulous lunch yesterday with Kappa Prep and enjoyed every moment of it! She is such a class act

This will be the longest I have been away from Mini K in awhile and the longest I have been away from Baby C since he was born. I am keeping them both around my neck. I am sporting our new Magnolia mom and me charm necklace...my monogram on the large charm, and thei names on two smaller charms. This will be on our website later this week. Front and back engraving is included in the price of the charms and they come in sterling silver or 14k yellow or rose gold vermeil. You will be seeing this on our gift guide later this week!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Greetings from Big D

Seriously, the last time I posted was Tuesday? This means I still haven't figured out the scheduled posts feature, because I wrote a post on stocking stuffers and another on grab and go gifts.

The past week has been a blur. Nonstop orders, birthday parties, meetings and today I left on a jetplane for as Mini K calls it 5 sleeps! Mr. Grove is holding down the fort with our real boss Nanny J!

I am home in Dallas for events over the next two days, and quite frankly, am too lazy to dig out my laptop so I am posting from my mother's PC. Let's just say this has made me realize that I will always be a Mac girl...I cannot figure out how to add in photos so please forgive for a somewhat boring post. I promise a full event report from my mac tomorrow.

Now don't forget to enter how fabulous Sew Girlie giveaway for the set of 4 monogrammed gift card/money holder ornaments. You could use them for your own tree or personalize them for friends, coworkers or teachers to "wrap" giftcards.

Get ready for a week of gift giving posts..I love giving gifts this time of year...it is like baking without the calories!

I am signing off to enjoy a cup of tea and one of momma's cookies straight out of the oven!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Tidings: Sew It Up

The Grove is swamped this week so we open our doors to a friend: Sew Girlie.

One of the only things I do not like about Christmas is feeling like I haven't given someone a gift: read handing over a plastic giftcard. It never fails that we place giftcards in the tree and don't find them until we take the tree down. The moment I opened Sew Girlie's email and saw these ornaments I knew I had found a solution to my tree problem. A preppy solution, monogrammed of course.
You can pick your fabric, your thread color, your monogram and they come ready to hang on your tree. I love that instead of just hiding money or giftcards in the tree you can slip them into the pocket of these personalized ornaments. The best part they are $14.

Sew Girlie is offering a 20% discount on all purchases with code: thanks

Sew Girlie is giving away a set of 4 personalized ornaments (they don't all have to match, each can be different) to one lucky reader.

1 Entry For Each of the Following:

1. Follow the blog

2. Follow us on twitter: Grove Gifts

3. Be a fan on Facebook

4. Leave a comment with your go to stocking stuffer

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Step In Time

Grove Gal E and I are in our busy season. The Grove is buzzing with out favorite clients: the ones who just send us their list and allow us to be creative and send them ideas and photos.

We have hit one hurdle...it seems I broke a bone in my foot while I was pregnant with Baby C. I never felt any pain, but the first clue was a bump on the top of my foot that wouldn't go away. So in the midst of holiday season I am interviewing surgeons....and maybe buying a few pairs of flats.

I didn't want you to think I had disappeared again. I promise to be back tomorrow with Tuesday Tidings.

Now back to cello bags, ribbon and treats galore!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside

So my resident blog expert has been out of town, but I thought I had figured out this whole post scheduling thing, but since the last post I can see is from Sunday night, not so much. I tried to be prepared, always the working mom's goal, so I had a Monday and Tuesday post, yet tonight I realized they never posted and now I can't find them. Stand by.

Now pull up a chair and grab a warm cup of cocoa or tea because I am going to share one of my favorite winter treats. The best part it is calorie free. Baby Knits personalized hats.

When Mini K was born, she lost of weight and her head was tiny. A friend gave us one of these hats and I was in love. She wore the hat in the hospital, to the store and as she has grown I keep ordering them in her size. Well now that Baby C is here I have had to change the color scheme and the name, but his should be arriving soon. I love that you pick the colors, Mini K's have always been bubblegum pink and lime (that combo made me smile when she was sick) and every girl needs a dose of Lilly in the cold!), but just think of your options: school colors, holiday themed, classic red, white or navy, the choices are endless.

The best part, after you stop drooling about the color choices and the price, is from now until November 15th if you spend $75 and use code: earlybird you save 15%.

Here are some of my favorites: