Saturday, May 30, 2009

This and That....

Random Thoughts!

We are SO busy! I'm not complaining! :)

You can follow us twitter using @thepalmgifts .

BIG GIVEAWAY coming up!

We are working 24 hours a day to get orders out ASAP!

We usually play Jimmy Buffett, steel drum music, calypso or other beach music ALL DAY ... so if you call us at The Palm Gifts, you might just hear it!

Flip Flops are part of our "dress code!"

The Palm Gifts' boat is called the "BOARD ROOM". Where all good decisions are made!

The Palm Gifts' owner, Dave's cell phone RINGTONE is Margaritaville!

The Palm Gifts' owner, Rebecca's cell phone is PINK!

We have TONS of press coming out in the next few months!

We LOVE hearing from our customers!! It makes our day! Please email us Send us photos, comments ANYTHING!! We want to hear from YOU!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We work 7 days a Week here!

Usually, we work 7 days a week....about 12-16 hour days. We're super busy! THAT'S GOOD!

We decided to take a few days off "off" and spend some time with our family at the beach. The funny thing is, I still have a computer "card" that I can use whenever, where ever I feel! I'm riding down the road, emailing, twittering, contacting companies, placing company orders, running the company on the interstate!!

I LOVE being able to catch up on all of our customer service, answer customer questions, and be on top of things in what would usually be some down time.

It was so funny today, I was trying to work online, my husband is blaring his own "ipod" tunes, my kids are watching the DVD and calling out demands " drink please, crackers please, etc. etc. etc.." I'm working with customers via email and all is going on at once.

Gotta LOVE how you can combine work and family! Stressful, but it somehow all gets done. :) Multi-tasking in business and with families is a must...especially for a full-time MOM and business woman/owner!

Thanks for reading!
Rebecca Stickels, Owner
The Palm Gifts

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What we're talking about on TWITTER!

Come JOIN the fun on Twitter! Most afternoons, you can catch us chatting about lots of things! Monogramming, fashion, etc. etc. etc. You never know topic will pop up!

Today we talked about YOUR favorite color of nail polish! Popular Preppy Colors to match your Monogrammed Gifts found at The Palm Gifts! Here's some of our twitt-chicks favs!! OPI and Essie Nail Polish!

Verdict: OPI's "I'm Not Really a Waitress" was a favorite overall, MY Favorite is Strawberry Margarita as well as one other twitt-chick. Pompeii Purple is a must-try and will not disappoint this summer, and for a change (looks great with a tan) try the Tasmanian Devil. Don't let the color scare you! It's nice to try something different!

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Monogrammed Gifts for Graduation from The Palm Gifts

Monogrammed Beach Towels are HOT for Personalized Graduation Gifts from The Palm Gifts

Monogrammed Gifts from The Palm Gifts
We’re tackling Graduation with our Monogrammed Graduation Gifts! Monogrammed Beach Towels and Monogrammed Beach Tote Bags continue to be some of our best selling Personalized Gifts for Graduation!
One customer commented just this week “WOW!” and how she “loved our packaging”. We wrap our Monogrammed Beach Tote Bags and Personalized Beach Towels in a clear cello bag with coordinating wraphia ribbon.
Monogrammed Beach Tote Bags are $24 and Personalized and Monogrammed Beach Towels are $20! Affordable Personalized Gifts for the Graduate from The Palm Gifts!
submitted by Rebecca Stickels, Owner The Palm Gifts

SHOP The Palm Gifts TODAY! You’ll be glad you did!
The Palm Gifts, Inc.
Phone: 803-802-2121

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Recipe from The Palm Gifts

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Recipe from The Palm Gifts
Get your Fiesta started with Cinco de Mayo Salsa Recipe from

Hola Amiga! Don't forget your favorite casa to shop for

Fresh Tomato Cinco de Mayo Salsa
2-3 medium sized fresh tomatoes (from 1 lb to 1 1/2 lb), stems removed, finely diced
1/2 red onion, finely diced
1 jalapeƱo chili pepper (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely diced
1 serano chili pepper (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely diced
Juice of one lime
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: oregano and or cumin to taste
1 Start with chopping up 2 medium sized fresh tomatoes. Prepare the chilies. Be very careful while handling these hot peppers. If you can, avoid touching them with your hands. Use a fork to cut up the chilies over a small plate, or use a paper towel to protect your hands. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water after handling and avoid touching your eyes for several hours. Set aside some of the seeds from the peppers. If the salsa isn’t hot enough, you can add a few for heat.
2 Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Taste. If the chilies make the salsa too hot, add some more chopped tomato. If not hot enough, carefully add a few of the seeds from the chilies, or add some ground cumin.
Let sit for an hour for the flavors to combine.
Makes approximately 3-4 cups.