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Old 08-04-2011, 11:41 PM   #346
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I ordered cruise baskets for my daughters for their surprise cruise. They were a bon voyage gift from my sister to her favorite (only) nieces. Brooke really helped me out and was wonderful with her ideas. She was very professional and thought about items and had suggestions that never would have crossed my mind. The girls were so excited when they received the baskets they didn't know what to do! They looked great and it was nice to top of the surprise. You might be able to do it cheaper but there is no replacing having everything done for you so all you have to do is ENJOY! Shirley cruise baskets are the perfect compliment to your "worry free" Disney vacation. Thank you Shirley and Brooke! I'll post pics if I can get it to work!
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I know you may be able to do it yourself to save money, but nothing beats these faces when they see their baskets from Shirley!



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These pictures can make a bad day turn into a wonderful day - the smiles on these girls are priceless - made copies for my journal and thanks so much for sharing
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:08 PM   #349
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You got it Shirley! Thanks for including us in your journal!
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:43 PM   #350
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You got it Shirley! Thanks for including us in your journal!
BTW - decided also to put the girls pictures in a frame and its part of the gift baskets we have on the shelves - I love the expressions of the girls in the second picture - thanks again and please give the girls xoxox from me ok?
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:45 PM   #351
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BTW - decided also to put the girls pictures in a frame and its part of the gift baskets we have on the shelves - I love the expressions of the girls in the second picture - thanks again and please give the girls xoxox from me ok?
WE ARE HONORED!!! THANK YOU FOR BEING THE REASON BEHIND THE SMILES!
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I'm sold! I'm going to call tomorrow and order a basket for my DH and DS. Can anyone give me some idea of what they put in for adults and kids. BTW, I am the worst gift giver and lack any creativity so your input is much appreciated!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:05 AM   #353
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WE ARE HONORED!!! THANK YOU FOR BEING THE REASON BEHIND THE SMILES!
First let me tell you my reasoning as to what that picture represents to me and why it should be displayed - Here are 2 little girls being allowed to just enjoy life - the look in their eyes, their smiles all says the "world is a wonderful place" - I really truely believe that the gift baskets have nothing whatsoever to do with it - I was in foster care many years ago and I would have given anything for those children to have had "lights" in their eyes - they show that innocence still exists for children, it shows the parents have it right if only for the moment and that is what I got from this particular picture and I truely believe it is a "Disney" moment and if I had it my way, every child in this world, would experience that moment. I know you must be a very proud parent to know you got it right and again only if it is for the moment for I know they can cause a parent to want to pull their hair out.
Thanks for sharing - it is my honor and the picture does bring me smiles.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:16 PM   #354
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First let me tell you my reasoning as to what that picture represents to me and why it should be displayed - Here are 2 little girls being allowed to just enjoy life - the look in their eyes, their smiles all says the "world is a wonderful place" - I really truely believe that the gift baskets have nothing whatsoever to do with it - I was in foster care many years ago and I would have given anything for those children to have had "lights" in their eyes - they show that innocence still exists for children, it shows the parents have it right if only for the moment and that is what I got from this particular picture and I truely believe it is a "Disney" moment and if I had it my way, every child in this world, would experience that moment. I know you must be a very proud parent to know you got it right and again only if it is for the moment for I know they can cause a parent to want to pull their hair out.
Thanks for sharing - it is my honor and the picture does bring me smiles.
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I'm sold! I'm going to call tomorrow and order a basket for my DH and DS. Can anyone give me some idea of what they put in for adults and kids. BTW, I am the worst gift giver and lack any creativity so your input is much appreciated!!
Call and tell them their likes/dislikes, interests and they will take care of it for you. We had cookies, chips, sodas, tatoos, sandpails....A LOT of cool stuff!! DDs are 9 and 7. DH was jealous!
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I'm definitely going to order from Shirley for our Nov cruise.

I just want to say, as a fellow small business owner, that you're paying for someone else to do the 'work' for you, and you're paying for the presentation, surprise and convenience. If Shirley (or any business) only charged exactly what these items cost her, how in the world could she provide the service? Of course we all could do anything on our own cheaper than hiring someone - mowing our lawns, cleaning our homes, eating out in a restaurant, etc. You cannot compare the price of what it would cost you and what you're being charged by Shirley. The prices seem reasonable for what you're getting, which are the items, PLUS the convenience, PLUS the surprise, PLUS the presentation etc. It's like staying in a motel 6 instead of an on-site value resort, or a value vs a mod, or a mod vs a deluxe.

Every time my dh and I used to go out to a restaurant, his mother would comment that she could have made the same food better and cheaper. She just didn't get the 'going out to dinner' experience. It's just not her thing.

I can't wait to place my order and to see my kids (and my dh's) faces when we open the stateroom door. That's what I'm paying for, not particularly the sand bucket itself. If I really wanted to save money, I could bring an old one from home.

Thanks for providing this service Shirley!
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What is the pricing on the basket (I have a DD who is 4.5 & a son who is 1) How far in advance do I need to order?
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:44 PM   #358
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I'm definitely going to order from Shirley for our Nov cruise.

I just want to say, as a fellow small business owner, that you're paying for someone else to do the 'work' for you, and you're paying for the presentation, surprise and convenience. If Shirley (or any business) only charged exactly what these items cost her, how in the world could she provide the service? Of course we all could do anything on our own cheaper than hiring someone - mowing our lawns, cleaning our homes, eating out in a restaurant, etc. You cannot compare the price of what it would cost you and what you're being charged by Shirley. The prices seem reasonable for what you're getting, which are the items, PLUS the convenience, PLUS the surprise, PLUS the presentation etc. It's like staying in a motel 6 instead of an on-site value resort, or a value vs a mod, or a mod vs a deluxe.

Every time my dh and I used to go out to a restaurant, his mother would comment that she could have made the same food better and cheaper. She just didn't get the 'going out to dinner' experience. It's just not her thing.

I can't wait to place my order and to see my kids (and my dh's) faces when we open the stateroom door. That's what I'm paying for, not particularly the sand bucket itself. If I really wanted to save money, I could bring an old one from home.

Thanks for providing this service Shirley!
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I'm definitely going to order from Shirley for our Nov cruise.

I just want to say, as a fellow small business owner, that you're paying for someone else to do the 'work' for you, and you're paying for the presentation, surprise and convenience. If Shirley (or any business) only charged exactly what these items cost her, how in the world could she provide the service? Of course we all could do anything on our own cheaper than hiring someone - mowing our lawns, cleaning our homes, eating out in a restaurant, etc. You cannot compare the price of what it would cost you and what you're being charged by Shirley. The prices seem reasonable for what you're getting, which are the items, PLUS the convenience, PLUS the surprise, PLUS the presentation etc. It's like staying in a motel 6 instead of an on-site value resort, or a value vs a mod, or a mod vs a deluxe.

Every time my dh and I used to go out to a restaurant, his mother would comment that she could have made the same food better and cheaper. She just didn't get the 'going out to dinner' experience. It's just not her thing.

I can't wait to place my order and to see my kids (and my dh's) faces when we open the stateroom door. That's what I'm paying for, not particularly the sand bucket itself. If I really wanted to save money, I could bring an old one from home.

Thanks for providing this service Shirley!
You are so welcomed and thanks for your input - you are so right in so many areas and the shopping does take time to find the right item at the right place and NO it isn't any dollar stores items

It is my sincere pleasure always to be here to help and you also are given my cell phone number listed all over the place to be used as a safe-zone number in case of any emergencies -

Thanks again
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:11 PM   #360
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You are so welcomed and thanks for your input - you are so right in so many areas and the shopping does take time to find the right item at the right place and NO it isn't any dollar stores items

It is my sincere pleasure always to be here to help and you also are given my cell phone number listed all over the place to be used as a safe-zone number in case of any emergencies -

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Thank you for all you do for those of us on the DIS and cruising DCL. I cant wait to talk to you and your staff for my special 18th BD/Graduation/ Christmas cruisebaskets...guess I really need to wait to order!! We are cruising Dec 2012 Just a few weeks to early to order. LOL!!
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