Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Starting your day with the right shoes

Shoes is one of my favorite subjects and no matter what I go to the mall for, I always come back home with a new pair of shoes. Do I need more? Not at all, but... my new lil' me will :)
For the drama queen...
the sporty type
and the wanna be cowboy!

The Children's Boutique at Hip and Little
specializes in cute baby things, hard to find gifts and many handmade children's items. Offering big style for little ones!
"Our hand crocheted baby booties are perfect for keeping your newborn's feet warm, while looking super cute in the process. These make terrific gifts as well. Just imagine opening a gift at a baby shower and seeing these tiny booties for the first time! They are made in the USA and are size 0-3 months." $24.00 per pair

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Father's Day TB picks

MOTORCYCLE PENS - You'll never have writer's block again with this highly imaginative, ergonomically designed pen that writes with absolute smoothness and ease. Designed by Jean-Pierre Lepine from materials that use customized tools and dye molds, just like the motorcycle and automotive industry, this pen is influenced by the forward thinking of industries such as automotive and aviation. With unique materials and an ambiguous shape, this pen's wheel clip softly glides in and out of pockets and its plunger top comfortably fits your thumb. Sold individually. $150.00 (under Accessories > For Him)
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HERO paperweight - We all have a hero, whether it is mom, dad or sometimes even the FedEx delivery person. We should let them know what they've meant to us. Leather embroidered paperweight. 3" by 5". $42.00 (from Plum Party)

Men's Health Magazine
Men’s Health is a lifestyle magazine that offers information to help you look good, feel great, and take control of your life. Each issue features tips and articles on fitness, health, career, relationships, nutrition, weight-loss, muscle building, sex and general interests. Each issue features special reports in the world of health advancement or news of a similar nature. The fitness section features workouts for all areas of your body. The health section includes articles ranging from sleeping better to healthy foods. Men’s Health also features reviews of the latest in music, movies, video games and books. There is also coverage of travel, with the best destinations, accommodations, attractions and more. Men’s Health is well rounded and will suit your needs whether you are looking for a whole-body workout or just want to learn how to prosper in your personal relationships. 10 Issues - Our Price: $24.94

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Just Metal (jewels for him)

Titanium Ring

An exemplary design of artistry and master craftmanship in harmony. Engraved on a curvature titanium band, the Phoenix is a legendary creature whose life is renewed each century. Rejoice to life! $119.95

Titanium Ring

Futuristic and slick. The tapered holes and slots add a new dimension to this fabulous titanium ring.

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Like the real thing!

emerald key ring
Hold the keys to Emerald City in your hands… You’re DEFINITELY not in Kansas anymore… This giant emerald ring is perfect for organizing your keys, with five attached sub loops… It comes in a gorgeous gift box that folds open… $18.00

diamond paperweight
This isn't the Hope diamond but it's close....we think it would make even Elizabeth Taylor weak in the knees. Give this paper weight as a gift to someone you really want to impress! Diamond is made of glass, set of 8, 2" diameter. $78.00

diamond ring napkin rings
Celebrate a friend's new ring with a little napkin bling. Presented in a velvety box, just like the real thing, these diamond ring napkin rings are guaranteed to get a laugh from the engagement party or bridal shower crowd. Makes a great engagement gift too. Diamond is 1.75" diameter. Napkin ring has 2" diameter. Set of 4. $48.00

Find all your Party supplies at Plum Party.

TB introducing Pokkadot

"Once upon a time there was a little family that lived near San Francisco, California...
When the Mom and Dad were dating, he used to call her "Pokkadot" (unfortunately, spell check wasn't available for handwritten cards). While time passed and the two got married, the nickname slowly faded. Until one day, a baby was born, and suddenly he took on the name of "Pokkadot".
The Mom decided she just couldn't return to the corporate world after Pokkadot was born. After about a year and a half of being a Mom, she decided she was ready to embark on a new adventure, but just couldn't figure out what. So, the Mom and Dad put their heads together and thought really hard about what she loved and what she was good at...
She loved shopping for her Pokkadot, but always had a difficult time finding the perfect all-in-one internet store. She had a background in the internet business, and of course, a background in shopping. The Dad builds websites, and is just real computer smart.
So... that's the story of Pokkadot's Mom and Dad and how our dream came to be."

A Nap Is In My Future Bodysuit - Here´s a fortune that´s sure to come true! This adorable white snap bottom onepiece has short sleeves and red contrast stitching. The front reads A nap is in my near future, followed by five lucky numbers, just like you cracked it right out of a fortune cookie! The back has a cute Chinese Panda surrounded by two bamboo sprigs. It´s perfectly packaged in a Chinese take out box. Makes a fabulous gift - too cute to giftwrap! $23.00

JJ Cole Logic Bag in Silver Graphite - With the new logic carrying system, diaper bags no longer need to be bulky, one pouch storage bins. Specifically designed to fit your basic needs, this urban tote is a practical choice for every outing, every day. $30.00

Crouching Father Hidden Toddler - It contains the treasured wisdom that will help new dads master the Buddha-like patience required to be on the receiving end of projectile pureed spinach, sleep-deprived moms, and toys with Some Assembly Required. Experienced dad and aspiring guru C.W. Nevius expounds on the ancient concept of wu wei (i.e., going with the flow) as well as some handy tips picked up from kung fu movies. An array of short essays ponder on such koans as What is the sound of one child napping? Also revealed are such proven parenting techniques as apprenticing with a learned sensei—that is, the father of a child who doesn´t bite. Whimsical illustrations and a winning compact format make this a perfect gift for Father´s Day and co-ed baby showers. Warm and encouraging, Crouching Father, Hidden Toddler provides the one necessity for any samurai facing a Mt. Fuji of diapers: laughter. $9.95

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bare Necessities

Eco-Friendly finds

"We offer accessories made from mostly repurposed and sustainable materials and are produced in fair trade, sweatshop-free environments. We hope to inspire more people to become "Ecoists" and think differently about the things they buy, how they are made, where they come from, and vote for a more sustainable world." - Ecoist

Small Clutch - Blue Zipper. Sale $48.00
fits: cellphone, wallet, keys, shades, and other small items.
favorite pastime: Bar-hopping

Jumbo Medium Tote (Silver). Sale $78.00
No need to choose between the unique handbag you love and the functional handbag you need. These candy wrapper totes are light, durable, eco-friendly and draw a whole lot of attention. Each tote comes with a detachable zippered pouch inside for extra convenience.

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Get fresh faced

"Our skin is a living, breathing, dynamic organism and its needs change over time. We must stay aware and adjust our skin care regimes accordingly.
But how can we figure out what's best for us without making a major investment in new products that may or not be the right solution for our skin? Well, LUSH can help...
We're introducing our Fresh Face Starter Kits at a special price of only $19.95. Each handy little kit contains everything you need for an affordable, low-risk way to try out a new skin care regime.
Featuring trial sizes of our best selling products for the most common skin needs, one kit contains about a month's worth of cleanser, toner and moisturizer. It's also the perfect size for summer traveling." - Lush Cosmetics

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Lush Bath Products

Especially for moms

CafeMom is an online community created especially for moms. Since its launch in November 2006, thousands of moms have come together online to swap stories and advice on a huge range of topics, share photos, and connect with friends. CafeMom users each get their own homepage which they can customize to show off their personality. Plus, they can start public or private groups with other moms about common interests. Moms of all ages and beliefs are now meeting, conversing, and having fun at CafeMom.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007, inc.

Father's Day Gift Ideas!

New gear for the backyard chef:

The Original Grillslinger™ Barbecue Tool System - Buckled belt has three lock-and-load washable inserts that hold grill knife, tongs and spatula (tools are dishwasher-safe stainless steel). Recipes and mesh carry bag. Adjustable, machine-washable nylon belt 30" -60". $99.95

All Clad Barbecue Tool Set - Made from the finest quality, highly polished 18/10 stainless steel this tool set will last you a lifetime of barbecues. Ergonomically designed handles. The set includes: slotted turner, locking tongs, basting brush, meat fork. $100.00

Margaritaville® ® Tub-N-Tap Party Cooler - If you love to throw parties and host big get-togethers, you’ll find our new beverage center indispensable. Ice down up to 40 bottles or cans while keeping up to 4 liters of your favorite beverage on tap. Insulated, removable lid keeps drinks cold and flips open on two sides for easy access. Drain can be accessed from the underside of tub for easy maintenance. Crafted of stainless steel and chrome with acrylic and bamboo accents. Tub sits on a rugged steel frame for long-lasting stability. Dishwasher-safe parts. 43" tall, 23" diam. $349.95

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Bling me out

Turn your gadgets into jewelry with Swarovski crystals. Our crystal phone bling kits include everything you need to bling out your cell phone, iPod, Sidekick & more! Now your can bling all your favorite accessories with Swarovski crystals. Our easy do-it-yourself crystal cell phone bling kits give you everything you need to get started. Make a "bling ring" - check out our online instructions on how you can make your crystal phone with Swarovski crystals. Bling kits make it easy! From $37.99

Monday, May 07, 2007

Thrifty & Clever

Elf Cosmetics

Something about... Jane!

Searching out exotic foliage, natural elements and unusual textures, Jane Packer creates impeccable floral designs that catch the eye of British Royalty and the celebrity strata. Internationally renowned teacher, author and floral expert, Jane is also only the second woman to ever receive Britain’s prestigious Prince Philip Medal, for lifetime achievement in floral design.

Rose Votive Trio by Jane Packer - EXCLUSIVE! Not just one surprise, but three times the excitement arrives for that unforgettable woman in your life with Jane Packer’s rose votive trio. Three exquisite mini hand-tied bouquets of hot pink ‘Ravel’ roses are arranged to sit atop a trio of votive holders delicately wrapped in monstera leaves and tied in hot pink wire. For a fun touch of whimsy, Jane rests a beautiful butterfly pick on one of the votives. Candles are not included. Votives can be reused and measure 3.5”H x 3.25”D each. $75.00

Classic Red Roses by Jane Packer - EXCLUSIVE! Jane Packer, winner of the prestigious Prince Philip Medal, gives a classic dozen red roses a smashing twist! By combining twelve long stem, color-splashed ‘Grand Prix’ roses with ‘Cordyline Compacta’ and steel grass strung with red glass glitter beads, Jane has created a gift that’s ready to impress—any day of the year! This lovely hand-tied bouquet is artistically gathered in the European tradition and ready to be displayed in their favorite vase.Create a stunning combination by adding a red glass cylinder vase to accent this stunning bouquet, available for an additional $10. Vase measures 9”H x 6”D. $100.00/110.00

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Gap’s newest product line

"We are proud to introduce Gap’s newest product line—GapBody Bath & Skin! Feed your skin with nourishing anti-oxidants in deliciously scented formulas - it's everything your body could want. 8 scent-sational collections like islandhop, loveshack, and sunnyside are sure to pamper the body in every way." - Gap

GapBody body mist
* Spritz on after bathing and moisturizing, or use as a quick pick-me-up for an ideal fragrant finish. $16.50
* Vitamins A, C, E and milk thistle nourish, soothe and moisturize.
* 8.4 fl oz/ 250 mL * made in USA.

GapBody body scrub
* Get the perfect glow with exfoliating natural sugars, sea salts and soy bean oil. $11.50
* Sea salts and sugar smooth away rough, dull skin.
* Soybean oil gives your skin a silky sheen.
* 5.1 oz/ 150 g * made in USA.

GapBody body lotion
* Our lightweight, everyday formula is enriched with moisturizing ingredients that leave your skin soft and supple. $12.50
* Sunflower and hazel seed oil moisturize.
* Vitamins A, C and E keep skin nourished.
* 8.4 fl oz/ 250 mL * made in USA.

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