05 July 2010

Lunch at the Cool Kid's Table

I know that we just celebrated the USA's birthday, but guess what....back to school is just around the corner! Get a jump start on those supplies and find some great looking gear for your kiddos. You can begin with these darling Lunch Bags by Olive Kids. Olive Kids was created by parents for parents with an emphasis on color and fun. These lunch bags are a great example of the whimsy and quality of Olive Kids. They're a deal at $19.99 each. Be sure to check out the matching backpacks.

03 July 2010

All Mixed Up

Have you had one of those days lately? You know, one of those days where you think you'll start getting a little artsy? Why not start channeling your inner artist and start today. A great way to get into art is by working with mixed-media. You can incorporate your scrapbooking stuff (you know EVERYONE has some!) and a lot of things just lying around the house. A great book to get you started is Printmaking + Mixed Media: Simple Techniques and Projects for Paper and Fabric. Start with a few of these techniques and before you know it, you've started making your own way!

02 July 2010

Divine Danita

Divine is what comes to mind when I see Danita's beautiful artwork. This Mixed-Media artist never fails to inspire happiness in all of her endeavors. THE MUSICIAN, a original Mixed Media Art Doll is no exception! Danita is one of my favorite artists. Her work includes layers upon layers of papers and such that create a depth of whimsical style. Once you start collecting her work, you'll be hooked! Be sure to check out her Etsy shop HERE

01 July 2010

Xenia, Crewel and Loving It

If you've ever built a new house or remodeled your current abode, then you know how mind-numbingly boring tile shopping can be. Most tile shops feature the same things. How in the world can you create a unique room with stuff like everyone else? You want something hand-made. You want something gorgeous. You want something like Xenia Taler. Her hand made tiles will make a masterpiece of your backsplash. Tiles such as her Large Bird (CW07BRD $108) from her Crewel Intentions line will absolutely be a show stopper!

30 June 2010

Time is Short

Finding the right gift for the young guy in your life can be such a chore. If they're like my son, they love expensive or hard to find things. With a nephew graduating, we were on the hunt for just the right thing. This Fossil Chronograph Tan Dial Watch Watch was just the ticket. Hip, yet still something useful for college - he'll need it to see how late he overslept!

29 June 2010

Strike a Pose

Finding a unique way to spread the cheer about your love can be daunting. So many invitations and save the dates have been done to death! Thankfully, Paper Punch Press understands your pain and has created some lovely ways to tell those you care about your upcoming nuptials. These Photo Booth save the dates are fun, happy, and unique, just like you!

28 June 2010

Monsterous Fun

Is your child uber-picky? Have a hard time finding just the right gift? How about designing something completely unique? Like your very own Basic Monster from Curly Q Cuties! A simple selection process guides you through your creation. After you've chosen eyes, colors, and shapes, Curly Q Cuties will bring you ideas to life and ship it right to you. Your child will love that they have the only one! There are several styles to choose from and they start at $14.97.

27 June 2010

Clean on the go

I love smelling good. I love getting compliments about how good I smell. It happened again just today. I am wearing my favorite scent philosophy pure grace spray fragrance. This is one frangrance that works for anyone! It will make you feel happy. :)

26 June 2010

Every Day I'm Coveting

Whatever your style of cooking is in your house, I guarantee that you will use this pan. The Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Everyday Pan with Lid will become your basic go-to pan even as you build your pan collection! And, at only $39.99, you will enjoy the economy as well.

25 June 2010

How to Enjoy Your Special Day

Want to make that HUGE day a little more stree-free? Pick up The Bride Instructional Manual: How to  Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Biggest Day in Your Life and enjoy the many tips included. Sometimes good advice can save the day.

24 June 2010

I gotta do some worka to get my Circa

I desperately covet this Iron Plume Sconce from Circa Lighting. I need two of them for my living room. This fixture is $399. I will have to save some pennies. Believe me, my wish list is grand!

 Originally posted on 3/18/07, updated and still beautiful!

23 June 2010

Sooo Ahpeeling!

Sick of the Gap and Banana Republic? Go Indie! One of the best indie shops I have found is Ahpeele's shop on Etsy. Their selection of original designs silk screened (no evil iron-ons!) on high-quality tops is fabulous! Order one of these and your friends will be begging you to share where you got it. That's so much fun!

Originally posted on April 30th, 2007.