Sunday, August 31, 2008
I'd like two of these Nelson desks in my great room. I can just picture the two kids, side by side, happily doing their homework while I prepare dinner for the family. (Anyone that really knows me is laughing out loud because the kids are hardly homework age at 2 and 4 and I am a terrible, ok, infrequent cook.) Regardless, at $1799 each I don't see it happening anyway but it's still fun to dream...
Saturday, August 30, 2008
"Vote for your favorite items from the Handmade Kids Challenge and win one of fourteen $350 Etsy Shopping Sprees!
From August 25 through September 8, 2008, your vote is your chance to win! Check out the Challenge finalists and choose your top pick in each category."
What an awesome idea. Not only might you actually win but it seems like a great chance to find some pretty new things like this butterfly mobile by almost sunday or this dress at bread and roses.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Feinedinge (or, "Fine Thing" in German) is an Austrian company run by artist Sandra Haischberger in Vienna. These feminine, modern designs are all crafted by hand & simply divine. Some of the items above can be purchased at Olio. Thanks to this Oakland blogger for the introduction.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Garden Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!
I missed the deadline for this contest over at Grosgrain which is a bummer because the dress would have looked oh so lovely on my little princess. I'm posting the link here anyway because I adore this blog! It's filled with darling handmade children's clothes and the regular give-a-ways make it an even more exciting place to visit. I'm no seamstress but I heart Grosgrain.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
So I saw this tonight on Outblush and, as a daily coffee shop patron, my initial thought was wow, that's smart. I definitely have a guilt complex about the store provided "sleeves" and the amount of waste that they create. However, I spent another thirty seconds on the subject before adding one to my virtual shopping cart and came up with these contradictory thoughts...
1. It really could be much cuter. I mean, if I'm going to walk around with it on my key chain or handbag all day it should be pretty.
2. Couldn't we just save the brown paper versions and use them again?
3. Instead of bringing a "kozy" why not bring an insulated cup? Yes, I get it, then there are the burdens of washing it ever night and remembering it every morning but that would take care of the daily "kozy"...and the cup.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I am not a fan of body scents or perfumes and neither is my mother. However, for the last year or so (without fail) she has commented on how good I smell every single time I take a shower. I figured it was about time I shared the secret. It's called kai body glow. I bought it at a local boutique but it's made by these folks here who offer a variety of retail options.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
These beddy-bears aren't quite as stylish as I would like but sometimes function does come first I'm afraid. They are absolutely perfect for a toddler with a bad muscle spasm. Just pop bear in the microwave (or freezer) and you have an instant heating pad and a room full of lavender. I picked up a brown one at the local drugstore but after doing a little research I found a bigger assortment of colors here.