It's April and we have some news - in the interest of efficiency (yes, we do care about that) Joie de Vivre is going to outsource our on-line sales to Amazon! APRIL FOOL! Just kidding, we would never do anything that would help that (mostly) evil empire! Instead, since we actually like talking to people, we'll keep on taking orders the old-fashioned way, over the telephone. And we have so many new things this month, so we'll cut to the chase. First up, some things to celebrate the Red Sox's opening day — like drink umbrellas, Red Sox tattoos, a comfy baseball pillow, a baseball light set and a lenticular Sox magnet. And some new Kikkerland arrivals include a solar dachshund, a Medieval Cheese board, an assortment of iron-on animal patches, a heart coaster/trivet set, and maybe our favorite, the Ding-Dong Doorbell.

We have a feeling that the next years will bring some excellent political magnets and here are some of the first, along with a favorite new button. Screech Owl Design reminds us to stick together with their new penguin poster, and if you have a need to vent, you'll appreciate our feisty pets who can switch moods rather quickly. We have a group of new salt and pepper shakers — Bears, Chili Peppers, Hamsters and Construction vehicles. If you prefer to wear your salt and pepper, you'll like our new glass rings one of them is filled with salt and pepper, the others with non-pareils or a little bit of beach, and continuing with beach, we have new fishy toothbrush holders. And new cat and hedgehog sponges (non beach related!) We have a new gold and silver twist puzzle and puzzle/bracelets to match, a tiny wooden sports car made in Italy, designed to fly at the flick of your finger, and a charming little book box. Then there's the Pusheen glitter frame, a very fun Voice Changer a new Buddha snowglobe and a beautiful cherry blossom print from Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes. And then there's the huggers, cute new companions who are kind of clingy and for those who need something to do with their hands the new fidget cube. Alternatively, try our new "Dream Dresses" coloring book.

This newsletter is getting kind of long — but Nevertheless She Persisted. April 16th is Easter! We have some lovely things... Golden Bird Frames and a tiny rabbit doorstop, some Peter Rabbits — bookends, a Jack-in-the-Box and Dominoes. And of course we have rabbit ears, lots of little Easter eggs and toys, chenille chicks, light up chicks and our classic chicken bags. (nb — we have jelly beans!) And, we will be closed on Easter Sunday. We'll look forward to seeing you any other day of the month!