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Things Engraved Canada Social Media Julie Tauro

My first day of work gift…my own engraved pens!! I LOVE them!

In brief: wife, mom, dog mom, photographer, writer, reader, volunteer, wears lots of black, lover of green shoelace licorice and Easter cream eggs, addicted to coffee and peach-ginger tea. Dreams of living at the beach and being a rock star. Wants her 20 year old body back and world peace. Likely won’t get either so she will settle for being active, having fun, and trying to notice kindness all around.

Things Engraved Canada Social Media Julie Tauro

In my kitchen, making lists and drinking peach – ginger tea…yummy!

The extended details (for those that like to read more stuff):

I am Julie. I am the new social media associate for Things Engraved. Our head office is located in Kitchener, Ontario. I also live in Kitchener, Ontario. Which is a good thing because if I lived in Kamloops or Halifax or something, the commute would be a bit too long. I do like driving though, but mostly when I am alone so no one argues with my choice of music. Or tells me to stop singing so loudly (no one gets me).

I am a married mom with three kids, one in university, one on his way to university, one soon to be in high school. I am also a mom to an old golden retriever named Cooper that barks way too much for his own good (luckily he is pretty so he gets to stay).

I moved to the Kitchener Waterloo area to attend university and ended up liking it so much that I stayed (and maybe that I met a guy that lived here didn`t hurt…we did end up married, so I didn`t follow a guy for nothing).

Over the years I have worked in radio promotions, marketing for a business association, sat on many committees and board of directors for some charity groups that I support, and spent a number of years up to my elbows in diapers, sippy cups, broken crayons, and lots and lots of board books – I was a stay at home mom. This was the MOST glamorous job I have ever done.

Uh, huh…

Things Engraved Canada Social Media Julie Tauro

Here are a few of my favourite things…sung just like Julie Andrews by the way.

Once our youngest child was a year old, I started a portrait photography business, which was the PERFECT business to run while I was raising my babies.

Now that my children are all grown up (for the most part), it’s time for ME to leave the nest again. I am so excited to be working for Things Engraved! This company has a strong history and a great reputation. Plus they specialize in happiness… their loyal customers purchase gifts with personalized messages for people they care about. That is right up my alley!

I am looking forward to connecting on all of our various social media outlets to all of our amazing customers and supporters.


From Julie, your  newest member of the Things Engraved Social Team,


Halloween Fun Facts!


Happy Halloween!

10 Halloween Fun Facts!

1.  Halloween was inspired by the Irish Celtic festival called Samhain, which celebrated the end of the harvest season.  The tradition spread after the Irish fled during the potato famine.

2. Why are orange and black traditional Halloween colours?  Orange represents the fall harvest and black represents darkness associated with the death of summer.

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3. Jack-o’-lanterns also originated in Ireland!  People used to place candles in hallowed-out turnips (instead of pumpkins) to keep away spirits and ghosts during the Samhain festival.

4.  Did you know pumpkins also come in white, blue and green?

5.  It was believed the spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night.  Masks and costumes were worn to avoid being recognized as a human.

6.  Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters, with Snickers being #1!

7.  Black cats were once believed to protect a witch’s powers.

8.  Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

9.  The largest pumpkin ever weighed was over 2,000 pounds!  See the photos here.

10.  According to ancient myths, if a person wears their clothes inside out and walks backwards on Halloween, they will see a witch at midnight!

Enter WIN a set of 4 Glass Coffee Mugs engraved for Halloween!  Enter the contest here.

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What are you, or your kids, dressing up as for Halloween?



National Coffee Day


national coffee day - pink mugMonday, September 28th, 2015 is National Coffee Day.  How fitting that it falls on a Monday!   We like coffee, you like coffee… So here’s some facts about coffee!

1. Two cups (or more) a day can extend your life.  Researchers aren’t sure why, but people who consume at least 2 cups of coffee daily lived longer and were less likely to die of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease as were coffee abstainers.

2.  It reduces pain. Office workers who took a coffee break felt less neck and shoulder pain during the day. There’s your excuse, go take a coffee break!

3.  Coffee can help you burn fat!  Studies have shown that drinking caffeine can increase your metabolism 3 to 11%.

4.  The effects of coffee kick in fast!  It only takes ten minutes to start feeling the effects of caffeine.

5.  The webcam was invented for coffee.  The first webcam was invented at the University of Cambridge to let people know if the pot of coffee was full or not.

A personalized coffee mug is the perfect gift for any coffee lover!

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From your Things Engraved Social Team,

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