Monday, August 31, 2009

And the winner is....

Comment #18

Here are your random numbers:18
Timestamp: 2009-08-31 20:02:24 UTC

Congratulations! You won a set of 3 iron on appliques in our giveaway!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Check me in...Stat!

The first US rehab for internet and video game addiction just opened. It is in Washington state and the 45-day program costs $14,500. What!? I'll just stay addicted. The place is called Heavensfield Retreat Center. They make you go cold turkey with no technology at all. Doesn't sound like heaven to me! My heaven has cell phones and the internet. Read more about it here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lotion Haters Unite

I hate lotion. I have found that I seem to be in the minority on that one. I have dry skin but I hate the way lotion feels all slimey and gooey. Ick. I recently found this new great cream that is light and not thick and gooey but still does the job. It seems to disappear quickly but makes your skin feel soft. It is called Hawaiian Moon Aloe. I was talked into buying it at a booth "informercial style" and I usually never consider even listening to anything like that, however my daughter has problems with eczema and the signs said it would help with that. It is somewhat helpful with that, but it's really just a great lotion for everyday use. It doesn't really have a fragrance either as I am also a fragrance hater. So, if you are one of the few lotion haters, check out this cream.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

Here is a cute and affordable fall shoe from Nine West. It is called the Ketu and you can find it on their website for $89.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday

Here are this week's great giveaways! Only 2 this week! Win...

1. An 8 x 12 print of your choice from Maureen Light Photography on Houston's Weekly Chic.

2. Artwork from Poppy Place PDX.

And make sure to check out our giveaway to win a set of iron on appliques!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Giveaway Time! Iron On Appliques!

To celebrate reaching 400 sales, we are having a giveaway! The winner can pick any 3 iron on appliques from our shop. Halloween appliques have just been added, so you can get a head start on your Halloween outfits!

Here's how to enter...

1. Visit our Etsy shop and pick your favorite iron on applique.
2. Come back here and make a comment on this post telling us your favorite applique. BE SURE TO LEAVE CONTACT email address, your blog, or etsy shop name so we can contact you if you win!!
3. On Monday, August 31st at 3pm we will pick the winner using a random number generator. (Your number is the number of your comment.)
4. We will contact the winner for your address and choice of appliques, and your appliques will be mailed out within 2 days of receiving your mailing address.

Good luck!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Word of the Day

I have never had a word of the day post and don't plan to make it a weekly thing, but I have a new favorite word (and nothing else to write about today honestly)! It involves a funny story, but it's too long to explain and probably wouldn't be funny in writing. So, go out today and use this word. I'm sure you come across a lot of them throughout the day. I know I do!

Curmudgeon -

a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.

Synonyms:grouch, crank, bear, sourpuss, crosspatch.

*I went to Target right after I wrote this post and my cashier was a huge curmudgeon. A prime example! Her face should be next to the word in the dictionary for sure!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mod Monkey! You Go Girl!

Do you have a little girl, but you love the Mod Monkey birthday theme that's so popular for little boys?! Well here is the new girl version of our Mod Monkey hat...This hat is not available in our Etsy shop yet. Email us to order We can put any number on it. Visit our website to see more birthday hats!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

I just LOVE this color! This is the Ally by BCBG Max Azria. It is $225 on Piperlime. Hurry only a few sizes left! I'm sure you can find it somewhere else too.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's great giveaways! Win...

1. A bar of soap from Angie's Sud 'N' Such and a soap dish from Chrochetgal on Angie's Suds 'N' Such.

2. Ceramic pendants from Kathleen McGiveron.

3. A deer notebook from cabin + cub.

4. Lip balm from Six Gun Annie on Etsy's KC Area Street Team.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Trend Watch: Jewelry Fall 2009

These are said to be the top trends in jewelry for fall 2009.
  • Multi-Chain Necklaces

  • Statement Necklaces

  • Chandelier Earrings

  • Bib Necklaces

  • Metal Discs

  • Leaf Designs

Friday, August 14, 2009


There was an article on AOL Food recently about the top 20 foods people think are gross. Over 78,000 people participated in the poll and many of the foods on the list were very surprising to me. I like a lot of the foods that are considered gross! These were not a surprise to me...onions (my personal pick for grossest food), liver, beets, and mayonnaise. A few of my favorites made the gross list...mushrooms, okra, lima beans, and blueberries. Blueberries, gross? See the rest of the list here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to You!

My friend's daughter had her 1st birthday recently and I had a fabric that just happened to match her dress perfectly. Here she is in her Sweet 'n Sassy Baby birthday hat. I hope she had a great birthday!Speaking of birthday hats, here are a few of our newest hat designs...Visit our shop or email us at to order a custom hat.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

If I can get myself to wear an opened toed boot or bootie this fall, maybe I'll start with this one. I like it a lot, but I just can't get used to the open toe boot for myself. This one is actually called a shootie and not a bootie, so if you're in the market for a cute shootie instead of a cute bootie, check this one out. It is the Max Studio Xtrella and you can find it on Piperlime for $180. However, if you are in the market for a cute bootie, I'd check out that Bradley Cooper guy who is in all the movies right now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's great giveaways! Enter to win...

1. A baby item of your choice from Ummashin's Goodies on Homemade by Jill.

2. A pocket mirror from Choumie7 on Women-prenuers Galore.

3. A whole list of goodies on Burning Moon's Inside Advice.

4. A 3 month Tea Club Subscription from Springcart on Tha Hotness.

5. A bag of your choice from Michael Lynn Wherley on Fikle Chick.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Recipe: Baked Penne with Corn, Zucchini and Basil

I saw this dish in the Williams-Sonoma catalog the other day. It looks yummy! I haven't tried it yet because I hate to cook, but I love to eat. I wish someone would just make it for me! You can find the recipe here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

So Sad

John Hughes passed away yesterday. He was a writer and director and was responsible for many of my favorite movies. He was THE director of 80s teen movies. "Sixteen Candles"....oh that Jake Ryan, "Pretty in Pink"...Ducky!, the classic "The Breakfast Club," and one of my all time favorites "Some Kind of Wonderful"...they were always for you. Uh! I love love love his movies, especially since I do have a slight obsession with the 80s. I didn't even know he was behind "Home Alone," "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," and "Ferris Beuller's Day Off." What a talented guy and only 59.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Mod Monkey Part 2

I recently ran out of the fabric I use for our Mod Monkey birthday hat and I cannot find more anywhere, so here is our new Mod Monkey birthday hat with a cute new monkey fabric!
It is made to match the popular Mod Monkey birthday party theme...Visit our Etsy shop to purchase this hat or email us at for a custom birthday hat. We can also make the Mod Monkey hat with a pink number and trim for your little girl!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

Here is a great fall shoe! Fall already? Here in Houston it will be 100 degress for another couple of months. Awful! This is the Via Spiga Amelie Pump. It is $215 at Nordstrom.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Here are this week's great giveaways. Go enter to win...

1. A custom made mini book or a greeting card from Move the Needle.

2. A Two Tub Set of Play Dough from Tic Tac Dough.

3. A fall scrapbook layout from Memories by GM.

Monday, August 3, 2009


I probably should not condone or promote this evil website, but sadly, I find it kind of interesting. WeightMirror allows you to download a photo of yourself and then see what you would look like up to 50 pounds lighter or 20 pounds heavier. I haven't tried it because I am too lazy to find and upload a photo and the results might send me into depression, but what I wish I could do is download every photo I ever take and run it through there before allowing others to see it. Now that would be a great service! Yet another thing to make women obsess over their weight, and here I am feeding into it. Damn them! You know you want to check it out though.

Now I have Michael Jackson's song Man in the Mirror stuck in my head....and now so do you. (RIP Michael!)