Celebrate the Super Hero In your Family This Graduation Season

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Last year marked a big one for us as a family; my husband graduated with his Ph.D.

It was a long, hard road, but he made it.

He is truly a super hero to me.

He received so many amazing gifts; I made sure that my gift was personalized so he would cherish it while it’s hanging in his office one day.

I got him a personalized frame for his diploma to hang on his wall. Here’s they best part, attached to the frame is a pen holder. He can put a pen there, so he always knows where it is when he needs it.

The two things this super hero in my family will be using more than anything else are pens and a tablet. The pens for writing down data and the computer for logging it all in.

My husband is a molecular biologist so taking notes and writing down data is most of his work, having a good working pen on hand is critical in his field.

Cross not only has the perfect gift in their beautiful Cross Century Collection of pens but thanks to the new Cross Tech2™ Marvel Collection you can find one with a classic super hero design that fits your grad. Is he or she more Iron Man, Captain America or maybe Spider-Man? These ballpoint pens offer a beautiful way to celebrate the importance of the job while still reminding each person of the super hero within.

For those, like my husband, who will find themselves working with paper and a tablet, the Cross Tech2™ Marvel Multifunction pens have a nice addition, a stylus on the top to help navigate touchscreens. The Cross Tech2™ Marvel Multifunction Collection is a heroic combo of a ballpoint pen and a stylus in one.


Character-themed design details
• Beautiful translucent lacquer finishes with metallic detail
• Presented in a luxury gift box with a Marvel-themed sleeve
• Lifetime Mechanical Guarantee
About the Finish
• A translucent deep blue lacquer featuring Captain America design details and rhodium-plated appointments
About the Tip
• Click-off cap
• Specially formulated ink flows freely like a fountain pen
• Includes 1 Black Gel Ink Rollerball Refill (#8523) in pen
• Can be converted into a ballpoint pen or creamy porous felt-tip pen by changing the refill to the desired type of tip.

I love the Spider-Man pen for my husband because it comes in his favorite bold colors, blue and red. Then there is the story of Spider-Man, a great super hero because not only does he save lives, but his superpowers come from a radioactive spider bite he received in, you guessed it, a lab.

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So which pen would you choose for the super hero in your family?

Graduation: Diploma Frame helps you frame your Achievements

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post. A product was provided for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

I have been on the hunt for months for a perfect frame to hang my husband’s Diplomas. You always see them hanging in a Professors Office or even a Doctors Office.

I wanted him to have the perfect frame, but I couldn’t find anything in stores and the matting and framing solution were becoming a headache. I googled some options and found DiplomaFrame.com and loved their designs. I also found their website very easy to use as all the matting and instructions for finding the right frame are there.

After choosing my dimensions and matting I wanted I received a confirmation email with instructions and the videos they have are so reassuring. They take the upmost care to ensure your frame is delivered properly and in shape.


The frame also came with care instructions and proper ways to preserve your document. I love the way it turned out and my husband was very impressed. I even had the Doctor Of Philosophy emblem stamped on the matting.



You can find the right gift for your graduate at Diploma Frame Frames start at $74.

Win your own Diploma Frame, right now Church Hill Classics is having a Pinterest contest. 3 winners will each receive their own frame. All you have to do to enter is create a grad gift wish list on Pinterest. You can find more info out here.

It’s Graduation Time: Big Announcement

It’s graduation season for High Schools, colleges, even Pre-k and Kindergarten are getting in on the action.

The next couple days I will be showcasing a few awesome ideas for gifts for the special person that is heading to graduation.

Now for my big announcement:

After 9 years and a lot of hardwork. My husband has finally graduated with his PHD. How exciting is that? It’s been a long hard road of being in school and having 3 kids, but we managed to make it work.



He gave the best graduation speech and got tons of compliments after wards.

He graduated with a PHD in Biology, and has accepted a Job at Yale. How exciting is that. No Time Mommy will be moving to Connecticut.

So not that far from where we are now, and I can still bring you the latest and greatest from NYC events.

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