6 Ways to Be Festive with modernEid

Eid is around the corner. As I sit here drinking my pumpkin spice chai tea latte I contemplate how Halloween and Christmas decorations are all over town.

Thankfully for Eid we have the super stylish web boutique modernEID that offers contemporary gift and partyware, promising pretty…and MODERN.

Here is my list of 6 ways to elevate your next Eid celebration!

1. Eid Countdown Poster: The official countdown has begun. Make it fun for the kids (and adults) and countdown to Eid. This is so essential in every home. I always feel Eid-al-Adha always sneaks up on me. This Eid countdown poster will get you excited as you track days on the chalkboard square.

Eid countdown poster will get the family excited

Eid countdown poster will get the family excited

2. Happy Eid Decorative Print: Imagine your family and friends walking in the front door and finding this welcome sign.  This sleek graphic Happy Eid print in Mod design is bound to put smiles on their faces.

Welcome family and friends with a Happy Eid graphic

Welcome family and friends with a Happy Eid graphic sign

3. Happy Eid Bunting: Giving and receiving gifts is a part of my family tradition. The first thing my kids do is come downstairs to have breakfast and open their gifts. I love this classic pennant banner (because I am not crafty enough to make my own). You could also use the bunting to decorate your party table.

Happy Eid in banner form livens up any fireplace

Happy Eid in banner form livens up any fireplace

4. Eid Money Envelope: Speaking of gifts, I know many of us receive and give gifts in cash form. And even though I am an adult now, my dad and uncles still give me money. Which is extremely generous, and makes me feel like a kid again! How chic is this little envelope that you can put some cash in! It comes in metallic gold or silver.

5. Candy Bar Wrappers: Who does not love chocolate? You might be able to resist it for a little while because you will not want to mess up the individual wrapped chocolate. It coordinates perfectly with the Mod design line. Use it as a party favor or to pretty up your party table. Either way it is sure to bring some sweetness to your event!

Happy Eid candy wrappers give a custom feel to your party

Happy Eid candy wrappers give a custom feel to your party

6. Happy Eid Stickers – The classy stickers will dress up about anything. I chose to put it on small jars filled with jordan almonds. This will make a lasting impression as a unique party favor.

Stickers were used for party favors to adorn a plain jar

Stickers were used for party favors to adorn a plain jar

Do yourself a favor and check out modernEID for all your celebrations!

I received several modernEID products at no cost to me for the purpose of this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.



Did you Ring?

I love jewelry. And I love technology (my iPhone 6 is on its way). Check out this gem! It is sparkly ring that doubles as a notification device. It will notify you if you are waiting for an important email or meeting that is coming up. Beneath the gem is a microchip that connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth. Then through the Ringly app, you can set it to vibrate. It will notify you by lighting up when notifications come through on your phone.

I love the fact that you can set up the ring to alert you to what is important. Say you are at dinner, the only person I am interested in hearing from is my babysitter. I do not have to keep checking my phone. The ring will alert me if I get a message from the sitter. Because let’s face it. It is rude to keep checking that phone at dinner or in meetings.

What do you think about wearable technology?


The rings start at $195. and can be pre-ordered at ringly.com.

Tweens and Starting School

School has started. It is once again a time for tweens everywhere to start over. To ponder questions such as Who am I? Where do I fit in?

If you remember last year, my daughter wanted to be “preppy.” Which meant Lily Pulitzer, Vera Bradley, and Jack Rogers all seemed to become our new best friends.

And I heard from many people that you can not just become preppy. It is a way of life, not just the clothes you wear. When I explained this to my daughter she actually got what I am saying. She said that at her school everyone dressed the same. That no one had any sense of individuality. And that it was boring.

Over the summer my daughter started to do some soul searching. As she hibernated in her room, she realized she did not want to dress and act like everyone else. This school year she wanted to be different. To dress in her own style. She does not want to be “trendy”, and she knows that personal style lasts forever. And since she has friends and confidence, she says if anyone wants to judge me…go ahead. They are not my true friends. She says as long as she likes what she is wearing, she could care less what anyone else thinks. Bravo, my dear!

IMG_8614First Day of 7th Grade

She asked if she could get a lip ring. You can pretty much guess my reply. NO!

She asked if she could get her cartilage pierced. What? Huh? NO!

I am convinced she is asking for piercings just to test me.

Her latest obsession is music. One Direction. 5 Seconds of Summer. And when I say obsession, I mean she starts to get excited and wants to scream when she hears their music on the radio. Oh, and she also likes Blink 182, the Beatles, the Ramones, and Nirvana.

She also has found herself wanting to be on trend with fashion, but in her own styling kind of way. Shopping in stores like Garage, H&M, Forever 21, Pac Sun, and Urban Outfitters. And her latest friend is Doc Martens.

She claims she does not want to be mainstream. Mainstream is boring. But hey, I do not want to burst her bubble and tell her that One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer is pretty mainstream these days. I know what will happen next. She will roll her eyes. Then she will get angry that I called her mainstream. And she will stomp off to her room.

My little hipster. Oops! She does not want to be labeled as a hipster.

With her little beanie nestled on her head and her fake black rimmed glasses, she will brave the trenches of 7th grade. She will continue to find out who she is and where she wants to go.


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