Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Assistance for Nikki Cutro

I learned some awful news this afternoon.  Nikki Cutro, managing parter of The Artisan Group lost her home in a devastating fire. She is being treated at a New Jersey hospital for smoke inhalation.  All but one of her pets were lost in the fire.  You can read about it HERE.

I cannot imagine the fear and sense of loss she must feel.

I have never met Nikki personally, but she is a vital part of The Artisan Group, a juried group of artists that I am proud to be a member of.  Our members raised over $2000 for Nikki in a little over an hour and I know that there is more to come.

Please consider donating to help Nikki get back on her feet when she is released from the hospital.  Every dollar will make such a huge difference to help her purchase the basic necessities that she will need to start her life from scratch.  If you would like to donate, please visit:  Assistance for Nikki Cutro

If you cannot donate, please say a prayer, add her to your prayer list at church, send healing thoughts her way or just take a moment to consider what it would be like to lose everything you own. 

Christine & Company will be donating a portion of all sales during the month of February to Nikki's assistance fund.  Stay tuned for more details.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ask the Expert

Hello Friends, long time no see.  It's been a crazy few months here at Christine & Company.  Lots of exciting things happening.  I wanted to take a moment and let you know about a new feature here on "the blog".  Starting in February, I will be featuring expert guest bloggers who will be providing a tutorial on a variety of topics!  Some of the scheduled features are:

Making your own bath salts by Stephanie of 

Image by:  winnond

Party Planning for All Ages by Shannon of

*image by:  Master isolated images


DIY Oil Based Perfume by Amanda of

Some other features will focus on capturing great photos of your kids or pets, fantastic recipes, stress management and more! 

I hope you'll check back often to learn some fantastic new tips.  Let me know what kinds of topics YOU would be interested in learning more about in the comment section below - and if you would like to be my next "expert", email me at christineandcompany.shop@gmail.com


*image by:   http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=1962
*image by:   http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=1970

Friday, January 20, 2012

Have you done your Valentine's Day Shopping???

No?!? Well then...start right here. What a surprise to wake up to an email this morning from Betty of Craftsyble to inform me that Christine & Company's Retro Floral Clutch Purse (along with many other beautiful items from talented artisans) had been chosen for the Valentine's Day Gift Guide featured on her site!

Retro Floral Clutch Purse - $18

So, if you are still trying to decide what to buy for someone special on Valentine's Day, I'd recommend taking a look at this beautiful guide.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide