Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate delivered to your door!

You don't have to go to New York to enjoy the world famous Hot Chocolate from Serendipity!  You'll even get one of their dessert glasses in this gift set, which also includes the world famous hot chocolate mix packets (2), a Serendipity spoon, and two straws (just in case you want to share with someone special ...but they would have to be real special for you to share this stuff!  Get this kit and other great gifts at FredFlare.

All Things Etsy! Great Gift Ideas for Her...

Are you familiar with Etsy?  Maybe that's a stupid question, but I'm sure there are many people out there who have not yet heard of or ventured over to Etsy.  If you don't know about it, it's basically a place where someone can open an online store and sell their handmade "stuff" - because Etsy is established, it could potentially make someone's business more easily found by people searching for gift ideas and more as opposed to someone starting their own website from scratch. 

I have found lots of great stuff on Etsy.  Recently, my 5 1/2-year-old daughter got her first loose tooth - the first thing I did was head over to Etsy in search of a great homemade tooth fairy pillow and I found a really great one.  Here's a few more great Etsy shops:

  • Pretty Faces, Portrait Silhouettes by Jackie - You may remember these from years past, but these are not your grandma's portrait silhouettes!  Jackie creates beautiful custom silhouette gifts of all kinds like pendants, prints, boxes, and even dishes.  They are simply adorable and have a cool retro yet modern feel.  Here's one example:

  • Made by Jenschell - Turn your favorite photos into custom illustrations!  Actually, send your favorite photographs to Jenschell and she will work her magic turning them into custom illustrations, like this:

  • Stemellina - you can find some really pretty and very cool flowers, accessories and jewelry made out of felted wool here.  From brooches to wedding hair pieces and many beautiful items in between...

  • Calabasascandyco - Have you ever seen such beautiful caramel before??  I just want to jump through my computer monitor and eat it all up!  There are many flavors available and even flavored marshmallows like peppermint and more...I'm drooling just writing this!

Pecan Caramel

Cranberry Caramel

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rediscover Keds!

If you're anywhere around my age - well, let's say 30s to 40s - then you for sure remember Keds as being a big hit, or staple if you may, in many of our closets.  They are still popular, but perhaps not as much.  Well, I thought I'd take a look at what's new and I came across these adorable Keds booties - I didn't even know that Keds made booties!  I want these!  What do you think?  Here's a link if you want to see more: LINK!

Fun, Hip, Cool, Pretty .... Hair Accessories...

I just discovered this website, Handle & Spout, which has some really terrific hair accessories from hair pins to headbands and more.  I'm just loving these fabric pom-pom hair pins: