Indulge In The Fall Collection From Ghirardelli!

As the temperatures drop, it’s only natural to reach for something indulgent. Thankfully, Ghirardelli has a wide selection of delicious chocolate treats for you to snack on or share with others, if you’re feeling generous. Plus, use code SECRET for 10% off your $50+ order through 10/31. 

Here are a few of our favorite picks.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Bar

Savor rich dark chocolate surrounding buttery caramel in this elevated candy bar. Once you have one square, it’ll be impossible to put down.

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Double Chocolate Premium Hot Cocoa 

Chilly fall nights call for a mug of hot cocoa. This velvety-smooth blend of premium cocoa, sugar, and real vanilla is sure to keep you warm on the coldest nights.

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Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Caramel Squares 

It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin spice. This decadent recipe of milk chocolate and spice-infused caramel is a winning combination.

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Hallmark’s Itty Bittys

Hallmark's Itty Bittys

Hallmark’s Itty Bittys

Shop now at Coppins Gifts for these little Hallmark stuffed plush iconic characters that come in such a multitude of designs that they have become collectibles for fans of any age. Named “A Little Something to Love”, there are so many choices that they can fill the gift and toy ideas for many holidays and special occasions to come not only for children but also for other special family members, friends, co-workers, or given out to business customers.

The itty bittys are so cute and irresistible that you can’t pick just one, and more will be continuing to come onto the market to extend the choices. First introduced in 2013 in Hallmark Gold Crown stores after being conceived by Adan Chung, a Hallmark illustrator, when he was just doodling, the popular collection has grown from eight characters then to over 100 characters now. Adan has spent a great deal of his nine years at Hallmark bringing these plush characters to life.

The year 2016 saw the arrival of Celebration itty bittys which are ideal for weddings and birthdays, a Star Trek 50th anniversary collectors set, a Beauty and the Beast set for their 25th anniversary, and other collections. There are also the Create Your Own blank ones so that fans can add their own creative features.

New characters are released throughout the year, and a collector has to buy them when they become available and hold on to them because they are eventually retired. Some are limited editions, and some are seasonal releases for holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Easter and Christmas.

Chosen are some of the most iconic characters from movies, television, and comics. Their totally new look and small stature at three inches wide and four inches high are sweet, unique, and lovable. They are perfect to stick into a Christmas stocking, a Valentine, an Easter basket, a school lunchbox, a backpack, or along with any other type of gift.

Disney Princesses join DC Comics Superheroes, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow with his distinctive hat and red bandana, Peanuts Trick-or-Treat, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter, Green Lantern, Batman, Kung Fu Panda, Snoopy, Cowardly Lion, Darth Vader, Star Wars Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot 40th Anniversary Special Edition, and more.

Even the MLB Mascots are available from the KC Royals, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, NY Mets, NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, and more teams.

Is it Time to Renovate Your Home?

When does a home change from “new” to “lived in” to downright shabby? Over time, even the most beautiful home will be in need of an upgrade. Whether a home renovation involves repainting walls or replacing floors and installing a gourmet kitchen, master bedroom and spa, the fact is that a home remodel will involve time, money and planning in order to be successful.

Many homeowners get solid ideas for their remodel by reviewing the photos in home interior design magazines and websites. This can be a smart way to start looking at how color schemes look in a home, and to see what other approaches homeowners have used. Once the plan ideas have started to solidify, it’s smart to start searching for an experienced general contractor to oversee the job.

Finding a Contractor

Contractor leads can be found by looking in the listings in contractor websites. There are some quality sites out there now that offer information on local contractors, with referrals and samples of past work. This can be a very valuable source of information, and offers a way to quickly find the right choice for the job.

Once the right contractor has been found, the homeowner can schedule a free phone consultation and review their renovation ideas. From there, an agreement can be drawn up and the real planning can begin.

An experienced contractor can draw up plans for the overall remodel, and go over ideas with the client while still in the planning phase. They can make suggestions for materials and discuss the practicality of certain ideas. All of this should be discussed at length while the project is being planned, before any money is spent on supplies or on workers. Changing the plans after the work has begun should be avoided at all costs.

Dealing With Costs

Of course taking on a home renovation will involve costs, which is why planning carefully is so important. Many homeowners take out a home equity loan to pay for their remodel, and if a loan can be attained at a low interest rate, this can be a wise approach. Ultimately, if a remodel is done successfully, it can definitely add to the market value of a home, as well as to the enjoyment of it.

So, is remodeling your home the right choice? If so, start checking the online contractor listings sites, and start planning today.

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