Disability Access: On The Move

As many of you know, individuals with disabilities hold a very dear place in my heart. They are the driving force behind Aunt Laurie’s, whose mission is to inspire others to acknowledge the human value in everyone. It’s no surprise, then, that I was heartened by a recent article in Quartz that touches upon the importance of continuing to improve the …

Everyone Deserves To Feel Special on Valentine’s Day

I have always been an admirer of Valentine’s Day. Sure, it has become another massively commercialized holiday, but it’s hard for me to dismiss an occasion that celebrates love and encourages us to let our “special someone” know that they are valued. While it markets itself as a romantic holiday with bouquets of roses and candlelit dinners reserved for couples, I also see Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to share the love with other special …

A Dose of “Feeling Good” for the January Blues

The month of January can be a tough time. With the holidays over and the winter season fully upon us, it’s only natural to feel a little dispirited and “down” as we return to work and enter back into our daily routines. While there exist a number of tips, suggestions and remedies for overcoming these “January blues,” there’s one in …

Embracing The Power of “Random” Giving

I recently came across an article in the Daily Telegraph entiled, “Gift Giving Should Be a Year-long Tradition.” Naturally, I was curious what the author had to say and am so glad I took the time to read it. It may not be a revolutionary idea – giving gifts throughout the year – but it’s one that we sometimes need to …

A Special Message For A New Year

As I reflect back on 2015, it’s hard to believe that Aunt Laurie’s was founded just nine months ago. We’ve certainly accomplished a lot in a short amount of time – from expanding our list of “family and friends” to include nearly 15 organizations to being named “Client of the Year” by SCORE’s Lowcountry Chapter and a “Business Startup of the Year” finalist …

Giving In More Ways Than One This Holiday Season

While it is fun and exciting to receive presents during the holidays, many would agree that it is the act of giving that is most rewarding. There is certainly something magical in watching the face of a loved one light up after opening a gift that you have thoughtfully selected. What can make gift giving even more special, however, is knowing …

Welcome to Aunt Laurie’s!

Welcome to Aunt Laurie’s! For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Laurie Brown and I’m the founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, a company that is driven, above all, by a passion to help others. In simplest terms, we offer a collection of handmade gift baskets for a variety of occasions …