USC Gamecocks

Are you a football fan? South Carolina football is something we don’t take very lightly. It’s an exciting time to root for not only our state team but for our South Carolina college teams. Now that Football season is finally back, we’re ready to support and celebrate one of our favorite college football teams, The South Carolina Gamecocks! The USC …

Celebrate ADA Awareness Day!

Did you know that the month of July technically has two Independence days? That’s right! On July 4, we celebrate the birthday of America, but on July 26 we celebrate the birthday of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, which empowers all of those who are disabled to celebrate their own independence. The Americans with Disabilities Act was born on …

Autism Awareness Month

It’s time to pull out your multi-colored ribbon and be mindful of a misunderstood and puzzling condition known as Autism. Autism Awareness Month first began in April of 1970. The goal was and still is to educate the public by bringing focus and attention to this debilitating mental and developmental disorder that affects more than 24 million people worldwide. Autism …

Do You Think Giving is Better Than Receiving?

We often hear that giving is better than receiving – that the one who gives to another usually ends up receiving more than the one being gifted. While I’ve often known this to be true, I recently had an experience that confirmed just how powerful the act of giving is. Earlier this month, I was invited to speak to children …

Organizations Working to Make Significant Impact in Disability Community

Did you know that only 36 percent of Americans with disabilities between the ages of 18-64 have a job? In contrast, 77 percent of individuals without disabilities in the same age range are employed. That’s a 41 percent difference! Needless to say, we have a long way to go to help individuals with disabilities not only enter the workforce, but …

Making Mother’s Day Extra Special

While it’s easy to dismiss Mother’s Day as just another commercial holiday, it provides a special opportunity to show our appreciation and gratitude for the person responsible for bringing us into the world. Mothers truly are special. They give us life, support us in our life journey, and teach us what it means to live a good life. They love …

Supporting Autism Awareness Month

In case you’ve missed it, April is Autism Awareness Month – a month very near and dear to our hearts at Aunt Laurie’s since many of our products in our hand woven gift baskets are made by individuals with autism. Sadly, autism and people with autism are often misunderstood. But, given that it is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in …

March News

Every year, I think March Madness applies to more than just basketball. It pretty much sums up my life! As the weather starts to warm up and the foliage around us starts to blossom, so does my imagination. With so many holidays and birthdays coming in the upcoming months, this is the time of year that I really get to …

We’re Luckier Than We Think

If there is one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that time truly does seem to fly by if you’re not paying close attention. We get so caught up in our day to day activities that the days blur into weeks, weeks blur into months and the next thing we know, the year has passed us by. As I wrote the date …

February News

There were certainly no shortage of things to do this month. From assembling and shipping a plethora of Valentine’s Day baskets, to working with local businesses, making guest appearances with Trapper and speaking at local Rotary events, February flew by! This month, we added a new business partner to our family. Caro Clusters will now be providing us with delicious …