Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Yen Linh

The bags from Yen Linh are so exquisite and stunning. Each bag is hand crafted by accomplished artisans in Vietnam. Yen Linh’s collection offers an assortment of vibrant silks, detailed embroidery and intricate bead work.

One of my faves is the Bag of Daisies tote. It’s a small bucket tote made out of lovely silk patterns. It has a zipper closure and wooden handles. The delicate flowers are embroidered and the tote contains a cell phone and sunglasses compartment. This would make a lovely accessory to the many holiday parties you’ll be attending this season.

Visit Yen Linh to see more of their collection. Use the code CICY25 to receive 25% off your purchase at checkout.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Lyrical Beauty - 20% Off

I enjoy looking at handmade items. I love the creative designs, the use of high quality materials and the uniqueness of each item. If you’re like me you should visit Lyrical Beauty. Lyrical Beauty showcases a great number of independent designers and artists of jewelry, handbags and accessories.

An example of fabulous design and creativity is the Robin's Egg Ring from Anne Maa Designs. The ring is comprised of robin's egg colored glass beads complimented with dark bronze faceted beads.

Shop at Lyrical Beauty and take 20% off $100 with the coupon code Snow91. This offer expires December 15 … hurry now!

Swaddle Spa

Pamper your body with these all natural and pure bath and body items from Swaddle Spa. Founder, Jessie Hawkins was on the lookout for natural and yet luxurious products for herself, her toddler and her new baby on the way. Unable to find that product that was just right she started making her own products. Swaddle Spa was born.

Swaddle Spa offers a line of products for the bath, face care and for baby. Check out her collection of baby care items such as the Owie Balm and the Expecting Belly Butter to smooth away those stretch marks. Right now enjoy free shipping for purchases over $25.

Molly's Mom

Here’s another great holiday gift idea for that special parent. Pick up a personalized jewelry piece from Molly’s Mom. You have a choice of necklaces, bracelets, keychains, and children’s jewelry. Use your child’s photo and have his/her name engraved for that extra special personal touch.

I have a necklace with my child’s photo on one side and my family on the other. I wear it everyday. A personalized jewelry piece from Molly’s Mom would make the ideal keepsake that you will treasure for a long time. Visit Molly’s Mom and use the code holiday10 at checkout for 10% off your order. Order now to ensure on-time holiday delivery!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Pre-Holiday Sale at Childish Clothing

It’s Pre-Holiday Sale time at Childish Clothing. From now thru November 30, take an additional 20% off your order.

Childish Clothing is a fashionable online boutique opened by two mommies who wanted a store for children encompassing all things fabulous. Childish Clothing offers apparel for boys and girls, maternity wear, and other gift items.

Enter coupon code NOVROCKS upon checkout for your discount.

Friday, November 25, 2005

For Mama's Friends Only

Until December 1st, Earth Mama Angel Baby is offering an extra 10% off your gift list. Use coupon code 112051500 at checkout.

Earth Mama Angel Baby offers organic and natural products for mommies to be, postpartum, breastfeeding and baby care. One of my favorites is the A Little Something to Be for Mama to Be. This lovely gift includes a bottle of Happy Feet lotion, Stretch Oil, and a Mint Herbal Balm.

Visit Earth Mama Angel Baby before this offer expires!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Spabox Savings

Before the holiday stress hits, pay a visit to Spabox. Spabox features a unique collection of spa-based gifts and products. The products are all natural and botanically-based. They are made from the highest quality organic and natural ingredients.

Spabox packages their products in reusable containers. Also 1% of their sales go to a healthy environment and the groups that protect it.

Here’s a terrific gift idea for a mommy-to-be. It’s Spabox’s Pregnancy Pampering Kit. A thoughtful gift it contains all natural ingredients to support the pregnancy. The kit includes Morning Wellness Tea, Earth Mama Bottom Balm, Stretch Oil and Happy Feet. The items are packed in a stunning box ready to be given to a loved one. Thanks to Ned & Shell’s weekly dose, you can save 20% off all orders of $50 or more. Use coupon code NSWD11. Visit Spabox to take advantage of this marvelous order!

Ba Hum Bug

The season to be jolly is quickly upon us. It’s time to get those amusing holiday clothes we are always looking for this time of the year. If comical tees are your thing then this Bah Hum Bug tee is a must. The Bah Hum Bug tee, by Mighty Politey made of 100% premium cotton and silk-screened with fun, colorful designs.

Visit Emmy and Ally’s website for this and more Mighty Politey tees. To join in on the holiday spirit Emmy and Ally is offering an additional 10% off all orders (even on sale). Use the coupon code "nedandshell" [Thanks to Ned and Shell’s weekly dose!] at check out. This fabulous offer is valid until November 30th.

Laundry Scent

Looking for something other than that fresh clean scent on your clothes when you take them out of the dryer? Then try the Lavender Dryer Bags from Essencia. Using these dryer bags will have your personal effects scented with the fragrant aroma of nature’s Lavender flowers.

Like a dryer sheet, you toss the Lavender Dryer Bag into your dryer along with your wet clothes. The heat from the dryer will bring out the oils of the flowers. Natural flower oils give off a much more subtle aroma than synthetic oils. Each bag can be used 3-4 times. Visit Essecia’s website for more information.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Supermaggie Free Shipping

Supermaggie is now offering free shipping on all orders through Sunday 11/27. See my previous post on Supermaggie’s fashionable scarves to learn more about Supermaggie and her creative and beautiful designs.

Mama Mio

You’re pregnant and congratulations are in order! After the congratulations it’s time to get serious and take care of your mommy-to-be body with products from Mama Mio. Mama Mio, a London based company, was founded by three women whom has an extensive experience in skincare. As well as being mommy to 7 babies between them. Combining their skincare knowledge with the trials and tribulation of being pregnant Mama Mio was born.

Mama Mio products were created for one reason, to increase your skin’s elasticity. Their signature product is Superstretch Tummy Rub, which has been tried and tested to prevent stretch marks. Treat yourself or a friend to the skin-friendly products at Mama Mio.

My Whomi

Balance your family’s activities in a fashionable portable calendar. For those of us that still love to use pen and paper, My Whomi is an innovative calendar designed to manage your multi-dimensional schedule. This weekly planner has color-coded sections for each family member. It allows you to track your family’s timetable in a single view.

Each Whomi is designed to have a modern sleek style. There is the Whomi Original which is durable, modern and transparent. You can also store your Whomi in the Hidden Agenda. The Hidden Agenda is a sleek vinyl clutch with a pink lining and zipper closure. This wallet contains a outer zipper compartment for cash, credit cards, etc …

A percentage of all sales from every Hidden Agenda sold will be donated to select charities whose purpose is to helping women and mothers in need. Visit My Whomi to check out this design-savvy tool.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Flight 001 25% Off


From our friends at Daily Candy Deals, take advantage of the 25% off Flight 001 travel essentials. Flight 001 carries items such as luggage, travel kit, remedies, gadgets, and accessories. Browse Flight 001’s website and you’re bound to find something that you can’t live without!



Visit Daily Candy Deals now to get your coupon code!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Petal Infusions

I remember going to the gym and trying to get my makeup off with sticky heavy cleansing cloths. Of course I haven’t been to the gym in ages and Stila is offering their Petal Infusions H2Off cleansing cloths. Perfect timing! These cleansing cloths permeate with bergamot oil, slender rice flower essence, and sweet orange oil. They are great for removing makeup and purifying your skin without drying.

Aside from using them at the gym they’re perfect for traveling or for when you just need a quick pick me up after a day of fab outdoor activity.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Grumpy Girl

How can you not laugh when you see the “monkutaru” [grumpy] face of Honolulu based Grumpy Girl? Debuting in 2002, Grumpy Girl has grown from a stress-relief part time job to a full time commitment. Grumpy Girl offers amusing apparel and accessories for everyone from women to babies. Their trademark Grumpy Girl apparel showcases the cantankerous young woman expressing her deep thoughts and sass.

I’m a big fan of the Grumpy Girl for President tee. It’s a crewneck tee screen printed with the Grumpy Girl and her presidential platform. “Rock the Boat with the Grumpy Girl Vote”

Visit Grumpy Girl to see more entertaining and stylish designs.




Bake Sale Designs Scarves

Here’s another great scarf with a unique design and a handy blue button for secure wear. The Blueberry Button Scarf is from Bake Sale Designs. This scarf is constructed of four recycled felted wool sweaters. I love the added touch of the felt blueberries and leaves at the end of the scarf.

Bake Sale Designs founder Rebecca brings us one-of-a-kind and limited edition items made from the finest materials, whether new, rescued or recycled. Rebecca individually designs and hand crafted each item. Visit Bake Sale Designs to find something more personal rather than mass-produced.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Peep

It’s time to post about more lovely scarves I’ve come across. This time these scarves are from Peep Accessories for Chicks. Peep, started by sisters Sally and Jane offers handmade bags and limited-edition accessories. Each item is uniquely designed and constructed with great attention to detail and sturdy enough for everyday wear. Along with their mother and partner Sandra, Peep features handbags, scarves, jewelry, IPOD cozies, etc … Another plus for buying a Peep product is their generosity. Peep uses 5% of their sales to purchase yarn in order for them to make accessories for Family & Children’s Services of Monmouth County, New Jersey. This organization provides services and counseling for families that are having a hard time.

Peep’s scarves come in an assortment of styles and colors. My favorites are the Yum scarf [shown above] and the Attic Closet. The Yum scarf is made out of a velvety pink wool blend and pulls through to securely stay around your neck. There is also a white cupcake with pink icing appliqué, with beaded “jimmies” accents.

The Attic Closet is a soft furry faux mink colored stole with a snap closure and vintage button emphasis. You can wear this mink colored stole either in the front for a stylish look or on the side for a sassy feel.

Take a trip to Peep to see more of their unique handmade designs.

GohGirl

Get into the world of futuristic secret agents at Gohgirl with their adorable tees and notecards. Gohgirl's founder Liz Goh brings to life illustrations that started off as miscellaneous doodling. With the encouragement of her family and friends she started Gohgirl.

Gohgirl’s group of secret agents includes such notable characters from Team Japan: Chiba, whose scream will cause you to freeze in your tracks and Kyoto whose accordion like body allows him to leap tall buildings, and from Team Sweden there is Boden who can break down walls with his buff bod and Nora who can disappear at the blink of the eye. Check out Gohgirl to meet this team of agents because this maybe the only place you’ll ever catch them.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Kyoto Tote for You

Now here’s a great tote bag that can work with your casual wardrobe or blend in right with the business side too. These Kyoto totes by Queenbee are inspired by the elegant cherry blossom trees that bloom in the spring. These totes come in three colors, chocolate, moss and plum.

Take these Kyoto totes with you shopping, traveling, to the market, to the office … wherever. The totes are made out of high quality vinyl and lined with sturdy canvas. You can find these chic totes at a lovely online boutique Tangled up in Blue.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Sushinery

Are you like me? I love sushi and I love stationery. Put these two together and you get Sushinery. The Sushinery set from See Jane Work comes with sushi shaped erasers, chopstick pencils and two notepads. Like See Jane Work mentions, “the only thing missing is the wasabi and the ginger”. I’d like to add a tall bottle of Sapporo as well.

See Jane Work is a fabulous online store offering working women the tools they need to manage their time efficiently and stay organized. They offer a fashionable collection of office supplies from notebooks to wastebaskets. Some of the trendy lines offered are from Kate Spade, Russell & Hazel, and Chelsea Henry. Visit See Jane Work to see what they have for working women like us.

LeSportsac Deals

From our friends at Daily Candy Deals, they have a fabulous coupon code that will get you 25% off LeSportsac’s entire collection of handbags, accessories, totes, etc … LeSportsac features a brash and vibrant handbag collection that you can use anywhere at anytime.

My favorites are of course include The Baby Bag in Fizz print. The Baby Bag has an adjustable shoulder strap, matching changing pad, two side pockets, a front pocket and a zipped main closure.


Pick up a City Satchel [shown in Rio print]. The satchel has a zipped main closure, inside back zipper pocket, and side cargo pockets with magnetic closure.


For those quick weekend trips how about a Medium Weekender in Stereo print. The Weekender has a adjustable shoulder strap, two side pockets with zipper closure, and a zipped main closure.

Visit Daily Candy Deals to get your coupon code today!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ellabee Baby

Get your children ready for the holidays with Ellabee’s seasonal apparel. Ellabee carries children’s apparel printed with amusing whimsical designs for both boys and girls. The apparel is available in sizes from 0-3 months up to 6T in both onesies and tees. You also have the option of short sleeve or long sleeve. Ellabee's apparel is made out of 100% combed cotton of the finest quality.


I enjoy the Chick Magnet tee and the seasonal Grandma Watch Out tee. Do you get that one? You know the song … “Grandma got run over by a reindeer …”

Anyway … check out Ellabee Baby’s site for additional humorous designs. You're bound to find something for your child or as a gift for someone else.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Feeding-on-the-Go

When we travel I always manage to forget something, especially the feeding-related items. Whether it be a spoon or extra sippy cup it’s always something. To be better prepared next time I’ll need to pick up the Baby-on-the-go Feeding Set. This all in one set includes 4 sippy cups, 3 snack cups, a divided plate, plastic spoon, plastic fork, and lids for the cups and plates. Everything you could possibly need all packaged in a zippered case. The items are dishwasher safe and so practical to have around.

Visit Giggle to order a set for yourself or as a great gift.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Make Waves

Pay a visit to Polaire’s online store to see founders Christopher and Isara feature their own handmade and creative design work. Polaire offers bags, clothing, and accessories. I’m drawn to Polaire’s Aqua Wave Messenger bag. The messenger bag is handmade with a fabric printed with shades of blue and green waves. The lining is crafted of natural canvas with green piping on the flap. Inside the bag is a large and small pocket. This would make a great book bag for school or when you need a casual roomy bag for a long day of shopping.

Go to Polaire to see more of their innovative handmade products, apparel, and vintage finds.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Treasure Bookends by Bluedogz Designs

A more attractive alternative to your standard metal bookends for your children is the Treasure Bookends from BlueDogz Designs. It’s a bookend and treasure box in one. These bookends hold up your child’s books as well as making a delightful storage box to hide their treasures. These bookends are available in both gingham blue with a car pattern base or in blue cabana stripes.


Another adorable accessory to your child’s room is the Blue or Green Gingham Car pegboard. It comes garnished with 4 little striped pegs to hang clothes, bags, etc …

Visit Bluedogz Design to see more of their endearing and delectable collection of items for boys and girls.

Goodmorning Morning

I’m on the hunt for chic scarves and I found a couple at Goodmorning Morning. They are made out of brown wide whale corduroy with a layer of quilt batting. This Orange Quilted Circle Scarf is lined with a orange multi-colored hexagon patterned vintage fabric. The front of this comfy scarf is adorned with an orange circular design and lace. The scarf measures 42” long and 6” wide. The scarf wraps around your neck and has a convenient button so that you can securely fastened this lovely piece.

You have to hurry and beat me to buy Goodmorning Morning scarves as most of her designs have already sold out!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Shy Siren

Belts are really coming back into play this season. It’s too bad that my blossoming belly doesn’t accommodate for belts in my wardrobe, but I might just have to stock up on these belts from Shy Siren. I especially love the fabric belt, Dahlias in Sky Blue on Chocolate. The belts are 1 ½” wide and lined with interfacing so that it doesn’t lose its shape. You have your choice of belt buckles, silver toned D-ring, clear acrylic, metallic-like acrylic tortoise, or natural wood.



I also adore these fabric belts with wood buckles. Vibrant colors go beautifully with these wooden buckles.

Shy Siren’s founders Anita Lin and Sara Schwittek design and handcraft each item. All items have their own unique one-of-a-kind awareness. Visit Shy Siren to see their equally impressive jewelry and handbag collection.

Jackie Hat

When winter approaches I tend to get lazy when it comes to styling my hair. I mean what’s the point? It’s either going to rain and my hair will get wet, or there will be windy and I’ll have the windblown look, which went out of style in the 70’s. This is why it’s the season of hats for me. I tend to go with baseball caps because I couldn’t bother with trying to be stylish, especially when chasing after a toddler, but after seeing the wool hats from Cutiegirl, I’m having a change of heart. Cutiegirl’s wool hats are hand crocheted with creativity and style. Now I can look fashionable while keeping my hair under wraps at the same time. How exciting.

The Jackie hat above is a fitted hat in natural brown, adorned with a magenta and orange mohair flowerbuds. This lovely hat is made of a wool blend and oozes chic.


I also adore the Gwen wool hat. This skull cap in charcoal is emphasized with a red leather heart stitched with white cotton. Oh so modish!

Visit Curliegirl to see the matching hats and more of their fashionable handmade collection of scarves, hats, and bags.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Trixie and Peanut

Ah the rain is here. It’s time to get those raincoats for our furry friends. One of my dogs despises the rain with a passion. I’m not sure if the raincoat will help her fears or not, but they’ll both look so adorable with these raincoats from Trixie & Peanut. The Gridline Raincoat is an vital accessory for our canine friends. It’s lightweight and water resistant. It even comes with a hood with elastic trim to protect their precious heads.


Here’s a camo raincoat for some extra pizzazz. This raincoat is water-resistant with a quilted lining. The raincoat comes in posh pink, bold blue and classic olive.


To repel rain, sleet and snow with fashionable flair, pick up a Carnaby Rain Slicker. This stylish red rain slicker has chic plaid piping and bone-shaped buttons.


For our bigger breed friends and my rottweiler, here’s a hydro tech raincoat. The sleek Hydro Tech raincoat designed specially for bigger breeds is built out of an innovative hydro-tech fabric, making it waterproof, windproof, and breathable. It comes in yellow, red, blue and black.

Visit Trixie and Peanut to see more smart and stylish apparel and accessories.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Molly's Mom

I have something similar and I can’t tell you the number of compliments I’ve received. I absolutely crazy about my double sided necklace. I have photos of my family on each side. At Molly’s Mom you can not only insert photos, as well as having a name engraved on each side. You also have the option of adding dangling gems and choose the length of your chain.

There also are lovely bracelets that you can adorn with your loved ones’ photos. The single strand photo bracelet encloses a photo with a name engraved surrounded by your choice of gems and color combinations. Visit Molly’s Mom to see more of her designs.

Catch Your Zzzzz's


I always try to catch some shuteye when traveling, especially on a plane. But I’m forever worried that I’ll be woken up by an unassuming flight attendant asking me if I want something to drink or if I want a pillow. This is why I’m a fan of the Eyemask set by Flight 001. This set includes 3 eye masks imprinted with different messages such as “Do Not Disturb”, “Wake me for Duty Free”, and “Wake me for (food and drink)”. They are fashioned with adjustable straps for comfort and packaged in a cotton zip pouch for easy packing. Check out Flight 001 for more marvelous travel accessories.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Crystalyn Kae

Another addiction of mine is handbags. I enjoy looking at handbag collections that feature distinctive designs and shapes. This holds true for Crystalyn Kae and her handbag anthology. Her bags come in a variety of styles such as the hobo bags, tote bags, fabric bags, and shoulder bags. One of my favorites is the hobo bag with the sash styling in the samba medium size. There is an inner zip pocket and separate compartments. The strap can be lengthen to drape across your chest.



There is also the bucket tote fashion. It’s an exceptional embellished tote with a floral or motif appliqué. The tote is fashioned with powerful stitching. It would be idyllic to use for your yoga gear, business papers, etc …

Visit Crystalyn Kae accessories to see more of her designs.

Supermaggie


Taking a look at Style Bakery’s Designers on the Rise one of the designers featured is Supermaggie. Supermaggie crafts dazzling and comfy scarves out of 100% Merino Wool. I love the creativity and uniqueness of the designs. She has exceptional designs such as the Necktie, Skinny Spot, Superpointy, Fatty, and Wrapper. There is also a wide array of vibrant and soft color palettes to choose from.

Supermaggie also fashions her own t-shirt designs, lariats and wristbands. Visit Supermaggie to see her designs. If you’d like to save 15% off your order and who wouldn’t, visit Stylebakery to pick up the coupon code.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Urban Aid


Urban Aid offers products for those days when you’re caught unexpectedly in an embarrassing situation. Their first product is for you ladies that ahem … have to do the “walk of shame” the next morning. Here is the Shame on You kit. The kit includes a toothbrush/toothpaste, panty, condoms, emergency phone card, packet of pain reliever, and 1 “leave behind” note.


For that time of the month, make sure you’re either organized or have a Period Pal kit. This kit comprises of pair of underwear [one size fits all thong], tampons, panty liner, and a packet of pain reliever. Don’t be caught unprepared when Aunty Flo comes to visit.

These products would make great gifts for your female friends. Visit Urban Aid to find a retailer near you or to order yours online.

Tobi Wood Designs

Here’s a great gift idea for the stationery addict [hint: me!]. Tobi Wood Designs features a gorgeous Leaf Collection Gift Set. This attractive set includes a box of note cards, 1 set of magnets, and 1 notebook of your choice from their Leaf collection.

Tobi Wood Designs also features their Shape Collection. The designs are loud and energetic … so full of life.

Tobi Wood Designs will donate 75 cents from every set of note cards purchased to the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF). Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia is an extremely rare blood cancer.

Visit Tobi Wood Designs to see more of her stunning designs.

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