New Years Resolutions – Do you or don’t you

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So do you make New Years resolutions? I do but I have learned ( thru trial and error:) ) to keep them simple and short so they are more attainable, after all that’s the goal right?

I am making 2  personal resolutions (this is a little scary now that I am documenting this)

1.) to reintroduce yoga into my weekly schedule – my goal 2 times a week

2.) Be more present. So much of my day to day life is on a computer, iphone and tablet that I am going to really try to log off and look around, reconnect and as cliche as it sounds take some time to smell the roses.

Of course I’d like to eat better, drop 10 lbs and be a better person but these are works in progress.

As for The Dotted i, the new year is always a great time to renew and refresh. This year will be no different. We will be attending several trade shows in search of new products and have new items arriving this week!

We will continue expanding our vendors for wedding invitations to offer our customers the most up to date trends in 2018.

Even though we plan on growing our home decor/gift lines we will always have a large and beautiful selection of invitations and stationery many that can be customized for you the same day, we truly believe there is nothing stronger than the written word.

Some big changes for us will be our website, thedottedi.net. We’ve given the website a mini face lift and many, many more products added and this will continue thru out 2018.  We always,always want to see you in our store but we want you to be able to shop The Dotted i wherever/whenever.

Most importantly, we want to thank all our wonderful, loyal customers for a tremendous 2017 we wouldn’t be here without you!!!  We cannot wait to take this 2018 journey together.  Here’s to New Years Resolutions! Happy New Year!!!

xoxo

Shannon

Setting a Fun and Festive Holiday Table

 

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One of my favorite things to do is to set my table.  I love a theme so the holidays are perfect and so easy. I had so much fun recently setting my table for a dinner party with all the incredible tabletop items from The Dotted i

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These white felt trees are an instant decoration and perfect for a table centerpiece.

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Paired with our red and white candles

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Poppers create a fun, festive start to dinner

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The Santa Platter will be great for appetizers.

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Cloth Napkins always dress up a table and these red ones with a fun holiday message on each one complete the look

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We are ready to party!! Can shop all this at our boutique or online at www.thedottedi.net

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Personalize your Gifts This Holiday Season

I love to give personalized gifts ( I guess that’s kind of a given  🙂 ), but truly when you give a gift that has that extra little touch of a monogram it speaks volumes.  Now that November is upon us it is time to start putting our gift giving thoughts into action.  We have tons of great ideas for both men and women.

We would love to help you pick out the perfect gift.  You can call the store and we can take your order over the phone (978) 369-6050 or go to our website, www.thedottedi.net and order online or come visit us at the store at 1 Walden Street, Concord where we are filled with wonderful gift ideas!  Hope to hear from you soon.

Here are some of our favorites

This is a great travel tote! Comes in Black and white or Grey and White and can be personalized with a name or monogram

This is a great travel tote! Comes in Black and white or Grey and White and can be personalized with a name or monogram

 

Great gift for all the men on your list

Great gift for all the men on your list

More options for the guys

More options for the guys

Personalized Wine Glasses are a great gift for everyone, can do single initial, monogram, name or zipcode!

Personalized Wine Glasses are a great gift for everyone, can do single initial, monogram, name or zipcode!

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These cosmetic cases are so cute!!!! Im giving them to all my nieces this year!

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For the Chic Gal on your list

For the Chic Gal on your list

 

Fall Fashion Favorites

I have been excited to write this post for awhile but time has gotten away from me.  I thought I better do it before winter is upon us. I love living in New England and experiencing the changing  seasons.  Fall is definitely my second favorite ( I must admit I am a summer girl).  Here are some of the fall fashion styles that the crew at The Dotted i have been crushing on!

Love this simple yet chic look

Love this simple yet chic look

I just bought this sweater!! Perfect for fall football games

I just bought this sweater!! Perfect for fall football games

Perfect layered look

Perfect layered look

A tweed blazer says it all !

A tweed blazer says it all !

Quintessential statement piece for fall in the perfect orange

Quintessential statement piece for fall in the perfect orange in stock at The Dotted i

So cute!

So cute! These Pom Pom hats are selling like hotcakes at The Dotted i

My fall obsession !!

My fall obsession !!

 

 

How do you use your planner??

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around September, I feel this way every September, saying good bye to summer and trying to embrace the abrupt craziness of fall, back to school events, sporting events, busy, busy work schedule. This is why I love getting a new planner every September, sitting down and writhing down all my upcoming appointments really calms me down and makes me feel organized.  Here are some of our top sellers at  The Dotted i.

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tis the season for Hostess Gifts

With summer in full swing, hostess gift giving is at its peak.  A great hostess gift leaves a lasting impression long after the party is over.  I love giving a gift that makes everyone think, “Now why didn’t I think of that?”  Here are some of our favorites from The Dotted i

Who wouldn't want a set of these Wine Glasses?

Who wouldn’t want a set of these Wine Glasses?

This Lily Sticky box set is a great way to be organized with a summer vibe

This Lily Sticky box set is a great way to be organized with a summer vibe

We think these Lobster Salt and Pepper Shakers are the perfect way to say "Thank you" ( also have starfish- so cute)

We think these Lobster Salt and Pepper Shakers are the perfect way to say “Thank you” ( also have starfish- so cute)

You will always find your keys with one of these bright fun key chains!

You will always find your keys with one of these bright fun key chains!

Everyone can use a Swell Bottle ( our number one gift this summer)

Everyone can use a Swell Bottle ( our number one gift this summer)

Lily cooler tote is perfect for a trip to the beach

Lily cooler tote is perfect for a trip to the beach

a little wine therapy!!

a little wine therapy!!

love, love,love these mar-y-sol totes. What a special hostess gift these would make!

love, love,love these mar-y-sol totes. What a special hostess gift these would make!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Your Stripes

Nothing says summertime to me as much as stripes. I am loving all the stripes in fashion this season and all the stripes in stationery and invitations as well.  Striped tees, skirts, dresses and pants. Classic navy and white is my all time favorite but I do love a fun color stripe like hot pink. Trends in paper definitely follow trends in the fashion world, or is it the other way around?? Crisp navy and white notecards are perfect to write all your summer thank you notes. Here at The Dotted i, we are bursting with stripes from pads and stationery to totes.  Below are some of our favorite stripes.

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Stationery Show Finds!!!

Travelled to New York earlier this week to attend the National Stationery Show. The show has certainly gotten smaller over the years but this year it was jam packed with wonderful new items arriving at our store daily!!  Below are some highlights hitting our store daily :

This is just a teaser of what is coming.....

This is just a teaser of what is coming…..

Think Mothers Day!

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We have put together some of our favorite Mother’s Day gifts to show Mom just how special she is!!

With a gold metal tassel and embellishments, the Zoe Bracelet is beaded bracelet perfection.

With a gold metal tassel and embellishments, the Zoe Bracelet is beaded bracelet perfection.

Say if perfectly with one of these trinket trays

Say if perfectly with one of these trinket trays

No Mom could resist these fresh scented lotions and candles

No Mom could resist these fresh scented lotions and candles

Say how much you love Mom with a beautiful pair of earrings

Say how much you love Mom with a beautiful pair of earrings

Give your Mom an initial necklace with your initials or hers, she'll love it!!

Give your Mom an initial necklace with your initials or hers, she’ll love it!!

Put your moms name to paper, its the perfect gift

Put your moms name to paper, its the perfect gift

Mother's Day is a great time to give your Mom a scarf

Mother’s Day is a great time to give your Mom a scarf

a summer tote with your Moms initials says you care!

a summer tote with your Moms initials says you care!

So come into the store, visit us online at thedottedi.net or give us a call (978) 369-6050 and we will help you put together a perfect Mothers Day Gift!