Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

This is the N.Y.L.A. Belize Tall Boot. You can find it at Nordstrom for $189.95.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

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

1. An altered art tin, vintage heart bracelet, and vintage Lucite earrings from Jewelry by Tara.

2. A $25 gift certificate from Jewelry by Tara on the plumber's wife, along with 10 other great giveaways from various Etsy sellers!

Monday, September 28, 2009


OK please don't judge me, but I caved in and bought one. Oh yes I did. A Snuggie. I thought that this was one of the dumbest things I had ever seen when it first came out. I actually kind of still do. A blanket with arms, oh ok. I thought, I will never buy one of those! Well, lately while laying on the couch and using my laptop at night, I keep thinking, my arms sure are cold. I take a blanket and try to wrap it up around my arms so I can still use the laptop but be warm at the same time. I started thinking about the Snuggie. I had seen them at Target recently, so when I was there the other day, I bought one! It was $15. It isn't the highest quality of fabric. The person who invented it is a genius though and most likely a millionare now. They probably cost $1 to make. I am so ashamed. I don't care though! I have become one with my Snuggie and I am addicted. Make fun if you want, but my arms are warm and toast as I type this.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Free Cake!

The phrase makes my heart skip a beat. Have you ever heard anything more wonderful?! One of my favorite places is The Dessert Gallery and one of my favorite desserts is their Jennifer's Birthday Cake. Today I get a free piece because my name is Jennifer! I know, right?! Try to calm down. The person the cake is named after turns 20 today so they sent out an email coupon to everyone on their mailing list who is named Jennifer. If you have never been to The Dessert Gallery in Houston, you really must go! They have yummy cakes, amazing brownies, and much more. They are also open late so you can stop in after dinner. Yum!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

J. Crew

I haven't done much shopping since my daughter was born, 2 years ago!!! I recently cleaned out my closet so I went shopping to start restocking. I went to J. Crew and they have some really great things right now. I found a lot of good basic items. Check out their website.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

This is the new love of my life! I bought a pair the other day. Love! They are comfortable too. It's the Favist by Nine West. Find them on the Nine West website for $89.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

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

1. A Happy Flower Headband from Skylar's Candy Clips on Pocket Full of Pink.

2. An original painting of an image from the Rabbit Tarot deck and a Rabbit Tarot Card deck from Nakisha is Blue Dog.

3. Win a free ad box for a month on haptree and me...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Right Start is Back

If you haven't heard, Right Start reopened! If you hadn't heard, they had closed down a few months ago. I think maybe they filed bankruptcy. If you have more details, feel free to leave a comment on this post. All I know is that the one here in Houston, in The Village, is open again. It's great place for hard to find items or specialty baby items, especially for feeding and traveling. You can also visit the Right Start website.

Friday, September 18, 2009


We will be going on a trip soon and were looking for an alternative to taking the carseat on the plane now that our daughter is older. It is such a hassle deciding whether to check the stroller as luggage or gate check it, then you have to deal with the bulky carseat. do you carry it, roll it, strap it to your back? This time we won't need the carseat when we get to our destination. When she was young, we would take her a seat on the plane and put her in her in it in her own seat. We would usually check the stroller as luggage in a stroller bag. Last time we went, she was in her larger Britax carseat which is so big and difficult to maneauver around the airport, security, and on the plane, but we wanted her to be safe. It also gave her the ability to reach the seat in front of her and kick it the entire flight! I recently found CARES. It is a harness type child aviation safety restraint. It attaches to the actual seat then has a harness for your child, it is approved by the FAA and is considered as safe as a carseat on a plane. We bought one and will be trying it on our flight in October. It sounds and looks like a good alternative, so we will see. It is for kids at least 1 year old weighing 22-44 lb. Visit the CARES website for more info.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Random Recipe - Eggplant Yogurt Dip


5 cloves garlic
3 pounds eggplant (2-3 medium)
1/2 cup plain lowfat yogurt
3/4 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
Dash ground pepper


Preheat oven to 450 F. Bake garlic and eggplant until soft, about 45 minutes. Remove garlic. Increase heat and broil eggplant until skins are charred, about 3 minutes. Remove and let cool. Whisk together yogurt and lemon juice in large bowl. Squeeze roasted garlic pulp into yogurt mixture and stir well. Cut each eggplant in half. Scrape flesh into a large fine sieve set over a large bowl. Let drain 15 minutes. Discard liquid. Stir eggplant and salt into yogurt mixture. Season with pepper.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

This is the Lea by Michael Antonio. Cute and affordable! Find it on Piperlime for $50.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

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

1. Two cards from sheabalina on Burning Moon.

2. A Dia de los Muertos Grande Gift Set from Vanessa and Company.

3. A photo of your choice from Sassmowth Designs.

Also, check out the buy one get one free earring sale at Carol's Jewelry Orchard.

RIP Patrick Swayze

So sad.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Show Obsession

Well this reality show is not new, just new to me. It is in it's third season but I just started watching. I never thought it looked interesting. I saw a little part of one episode and thought, this guy is horrible, I can't watch this. Then I watched again, and again, and now I'm hooked! It is about an obsessive-compulsive house flipper named Jeff Lewis and the people who work for him. He is probably the most high maintenance people you will ever come across, and at first it is annoying, but it eventually becomes kind of funny and entertaining. You must watch! Check it out on the Bravo channel on Tuesday nights. There are always marathons of it on the weekends too, which is when I usually catch it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Are you pregnant?!

Announce it in style! Here is our latest product, a cute little pregnancy announcement. It’s great for grandparents, aunts and uncles or even to let your husband know. It is a small white gift box with a little felt onesie inside hanging on a mini hanger. Choose from purple (pictured) or yellow. A small card will be enclosed announcing the good news. The box will be tied with a coordinating ribbon. It’s a great way to tell your family and friends about your upcoming arrival! It’s also great for those special people out of town. You can just slip it in a padded envelope and mail it off. They will love to receive the news in such a unique and special way!Visit our shop to read more and purchase your Sweet 'n Sassy Baby pregnancy announcement!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

This is the Fire pump from DV by Dolce Vita. I think I know why they call them Fire, because if there was a fire at my house, I'd run back in to save these shoes! Love them! I don't own a pair though. That's just all in my head. If you want to own a pair, you can buy a them at Nordstrom for $89.95.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

Well here's a first, Giveaway Tuesday with no giveaways! Everyone must still be in holiday mode. So in the meantime, here are a few Etsy specials...

1. Buy one get one free sale at Kee's Juicy Gems.

2. 25% off at To:Melimania.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Just Freaky

This is pretty old news but I just came across it again recently and it always freaks me out, so I thought I'd share. Have you seen Kenny Rogers' before and after pics? This is plastic surgery gone wrong! It's like a totally new person. So weird! Did he have a face transplant?! I always loved Kenny Rogers. He was in that 80s movie Six Pack which was one of my favorites. He had a certain look and now it's just gone. Why Kenny!? Why?!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday!

Here is one of our most recent customers looking fabulous in her Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday hat. What a cutie! Thanks to her mommy for sharing this photo. We hope she had a great 1st birthday!
Visit our birthday hat gallery, Etsy shop, or email us at to make a birthday hat for your little one!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hot Shoe of the Week

Add some plaid to your wardrobe, it's hot right now! If you aren't ready for a whole top, skirt, or dress in plaid, you can add just a hint with this great shoe from Guess called the Teach. How cute would it look with a pair of black skinny jeans?! Find it on the Guess website for $99.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Giveaway Tuesday!

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

1. A mini monster from Monsters & Cuties.

2. A letter and sticker set of your choice from Monkey Magic.

3. A hardcover flower journal from Pepper Pot on The Forgotten Bush.

4. A $25 gift certificate from Cute Ability on Designs by Vanessa.

5. An orange slacker beanie hat from Miss Indie.

6. A heat therapy neck wrap and slipper insert Storybook Stitches.

7. A $5 gift certificate redeemable at thegirlyplace, ruascrapper, or tailsnsnails on Simply Raevyn.

8. A print from Studio M.M.E. on For the easily distracted.