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. 

22 June 2010

oooohhh! Pretty Baby

Want to read a lovely story? Then go here to read how Glassybaby got their start. Created by Lee Rhodes, these little glasses have so many uses. My favorite is with a votive glowing inside. There are more than 50 colors. How could you buy just one?

21 June 2010

How many times do I have to tell you?!?

I am so glad I am not the only one constantly saying the same thing to my kids. John W. Golden's children helped inspire to create art! I should put every one of them up in my boys room. The "Wipe Your Feet" poster should go up in the mudroom for my husband. Available in several sizes, These signs start at $28.47. Purchase them at John's ImageKind store or at his Etsy store.

Originally posted on April 6th, 2007.

20 June 2010

Baby's own circus!

How cute is this mobile by blabla!?! Any baby would just love to look up at this. Designed by Florence Wetterwald and knitted by Peruvian artisans, blabla's got some of the most adorable toys for babys and kids. If you need a fabulous baby gift, check out blabla today!

Originally posted on  April 17th, 2007, I still LOVE this for a baby gift!!

19 June 2010

Love on the go

If you are still trying to figure out what to get the mom (or moms!) in your life, here is a PERFECT gift! tj&co handcrafts such beautiful photo jewelry, any mother will be breathless when she opens this gift! Let her keep her babies close all of the time. Or get one for yourself. You'll want to keep this forever!

Originally posted on April 25th, 2007. Still fabulous!

18 June 2010

Lucy's Sister Belts it out!

Get the cutest belts and buckles EVER at Lucy's Sister. Designer Marissa Spada has whipped up some fun-loving looks for you. Since they look great with jeans, shorts, skirts....you'll want one for every day. Truly inspired!

Originally posted on March 10, 2007 but now totally updated, cause that's how I roll.

17 June 2010

Make kids kuku

Hip and fresh don't usually apply to kids decor. Making your child's room functional, fun, AND a reflection of good taste is such a challenge. kukunest can fix all of that. Not only does kukunest care about your child's space, they care about your child. All of their products are Oeko-Tex certified, so not only will your child sleep better at night, so will you! What a lovely company.

16 June 2010

Let a little birdy tell them


Calling cards have made such a huge comeback in recent years. Even SAH moms have multiple contacts, because everyone wants to read their tweets about their darling angels! These cards are a handy way to keep track of you for your friends, new associates, and business contacts. This particular card is available at - and we do realize they have the CUTEST shop name! - FabulousStationery.com. Hip and modern, everyone will want to know how to find you!

14 June 2010

Fresh from Freshie & Zero

In my MySpace travels, I recently ran across this amazing artist. Freshie & Zero by Freshie Beth is your new brilliant jewelry connection. Handcrafted, unique, and crazy gorgeous! This lariet necklace comes in both Sterling Silver and Gold Filled, from $28 - $52.

Originally posted on March 14, 2007, but still just as awesome as back then!!

13 June 2010

Heeding the Call


Welcome to re-boot the FABULOUS SHOPPING blog! After taking considerable time off, I am once again looking for and finding the MOST darling and wonderful items for you!! And I really mean the exclamation points!!

So, here is the coolest plate from Rae Dunn. Each piece of her hand-built pottery reflects her personal touch. This particular piece will help you remember that a piece of cake ALWAYS deserves an "Encore" at your table. Only $34 and available on HERE on Rae Dunn's Etsy Shop.

12 June 2010

Mahar Dry Goody Goody

For your little honey - this is the bunny! Made by Los Angeles based artist Chika, it is constructed entirely by hand, and she does so with blanket stitches that are so teeny tiny you'll need a magnifying glass. Details are appliqu├ęd and embroidered including french knot pupils and eyelashes. A very artful way to decorate your nursury! Available for $84 at Mahar Dry Goods.

Originally posted on March 13th, 2007. Mahar Dry Goods is still lovely and this bunny is still darling.

11 June 2010

They bagged me at hello


When I FINALLY got my sweet little MacBook, I knew I couldn't just put my new baby in just any ole bag! So I went to ACME MADE and bought myself a sweet ballistic green SLIM bag. It is perfection! Now imagine how looney I got when I saw the new Spring SLIM bags! I do believe I have just become a collector!

Originally posted on March 29, 2007 and now updated!

10 June 2010

Shady Perfection

If you are like me, the right color makes all the difference in a room. One shade off, and the whole place just looks wrong. Fortunately for us, designer CJ Volk has created almost 100 perfect shades! The color force behind Citron Paints has created luscious colors like Puppy Fur™, Skinny Dipping and Gin Fizz™. Made from the highest quality pigments, these paints will make your house just glow!

Originally posted on March 21, 2007. 

09 June 2010

Your porch can be swinging

Maine Cottage has the most gorgeous furniture and this wicker Camille Settee is just one example. Your sun porch will be so inviting with the punch of color and comfort this settee will provide! Comes in your choice of 40 colors and 164 fabrics.

Originally posted on March 20, 2007.

08 June 2010

Let them know you're up for a bit of a chat


These cards by Zeichen Press say it all. Perfect for your best friends! This "Let's Gossip" card is one of my favorites. 

Originally posted on March 15th, 2007.