Bring It

A musician I am not. Someone who can carry a tune I am not. A dancer I am not. You can stop me at anytime. Even though I have no musical talent, I can appreciate the complete awesomeness of these hand-carved instruments from Celentano Woodworks.

The whimsy and details on these are amazing; I’ve never seen anything like them before. Although that doesn’t say much coming from a girl who has never lived outside of Atlanta.

And well, Celentano Woodworks is located in Asheville, which makes it totally geographically desirable.

Party time. Excellent.

Pour Some Sugar On Me (This One Goes Out to Def Leppard and Tight Leather Pants)

Is it just me, or is every birthday party starting to feel the same? Kids run around crazy, eat cake, then meltdown when it’s time go home. The only one that really stands out is when a Dora the Explorer character made an appearance and fulfilled my son’s biggest nightmare of coming up and talking to him – the upside being that I got to leave the party early.

Get to the point, you say?

Recently, I stumbled across LCcakes. These 3-D cupcake toppers are not only beautiful, but also EDIBLE. And they will for sure, like totally, make your party more memorable.

After all, a way to a bored mommy’s heart is with cupcakes from LCcakes.

Me Like-y. You Like-y Too.

If you’re into the vintage look, but aren’t so into getting the heebie jeebies from makeshift flea markets (hey, they have the name ‘flea’ for a reason), it’s time to check out Old New Again. Their beautiful pieces are cleverly made to look old – and will make any nook or cranny in your home look anything but cookie-cutter (ummmmm….cooookies).

Everything at Old New Again is one-of-a-kind. Unlike that rash you picked up at the flea market last month. You should seriously have a doctor check that out.

I. Heart. You.

I Seriously Swoon You

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a floral designer (which doesn’t mean a lot coming from the girl who switched majors about 10 times in college). But I am a total green-thumb wanna-be, major emphasis on the word wanna-be.

Looky, looky what I found at Flores del Sol. Beautiful flower arrangements that even I can’t kill – because they’re already dead. The colors in these bouquets are so freaking fantastic. Would it be wrong to decorate a room around one?

Flores del Sol, you complete me.

Nom-Nom-Nom

I love to cook. And well, I’ve pretty much perfected the art of eating (hence the elastic pants I’m sporting today). Cleaning up? Now that is an entirely different story.

So when I stumbled across these aprons from Annies Attic, I seriously started to drool more than my teething 8-month old. They just make me want to head into the kitchen and eat something, I mean make something.

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Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers. And in case you’re wondering, I’m the keeper and you’re the weeper.

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You Will Be Mine. Oh Yes, You Will Be Mine.

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itz fitz, etsy blog, etsy.com, yarn wreath, holiday wreath I have seen some crazy ugly wreaths in my time, and yes, even in my neighborhood (I’m talking to you, crazy-over-decorator-for-the-holidays lady that lives 3 doors down.) I mean seriously, does all taste go out the window when it comes to decorating front doors? Not anymore – or so I hope.

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Itz Fitz makes the most beautiful yarn wreaths I’ve ever seen. OK, so I’ve never actually seen a yarn wreath before but play along. These are not a want, they are a need. And that’s exactly what I’ll tell my husband when the credit card bill arrives. itz fitz, etsy blog, etsy.com, yarn wreath, holiday wreath

 

For the Bitch Who Has Everything

I’m such a sucker for dogs (after all, I did marry my husband…heyyyooooo). But seriously, I have two unbelievably cute, and seriously stinky, dogs. Not to mention our cat that we’ve spent so much money on, we’re expecting our vet’s office to announce a new wing in her name any day now.

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Even though many friends refer to our dogs as dumb and dumber, we love them nonetheless and would do pretty much anything for them. And while they want for nothing, they have never had collars as beautiful as the ones available at Funky Mutt. etsy.com, fabric dog collar, funky mutt, etsy.com, spoiled dog

These collars are so cute, they make me want to go out and adopt another animal. Someone stop me. Say it with me. Step away from the rescue shelter. Step away the rescue shelter.

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I Doooooo…Want One of These

When I got married, I HAD to have 12 margarita glasses, 9 spatulas and 1 lemon zester, among other ridiculous items that I absolutely, positively could not live without. And I have used these a total of zero times. OK, I’ve used the margarita glasses (me likey the alcohol) but they literally take up an entire cabinet in my kitchen. But enough about me. What I’m trying to say is I found the perfect wedding gifts from Elm Studios. You must, must, must check out these AMAZING pieces of pottery personalized for any couple (or baby, or house or whatever).

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Now back to me. I think these are the perfect gift for any couple. So great, the newlyweds may even write you a thank-you note (and actually mean it).
Do you want one? Check yes, no or maybe.
I checked yes.

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You Say Potato. I Say Just Give Them To Me.

OK so maybe you gals (and guys – hey, I don’t judge) can’t relate to this but I HATE wearing heals. Hells yes I’m a material girl, but I’m also into shoes that won’t give me bunions (sorry grandma, but your feet ain’t right). Enter super awesome shoes from ONSTAIL.

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These little pieces of comfort and awesomeness make me want to wish away summer and bundle my feet up today. Maybe I’ll turn on my air conditioner and sit in the cold so I can wear these shoes.
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And the purses? Hello. Pleasure to meet you. I’m officially in love with everything ONSTAIL has to offer. All for me. None for you. Too bad. So sad.

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Hand Over The Jewels And No One Gets Hurt

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Soooooo, if I ask my husband really, really nicely, do you think he’ll buy me one of these amazing pieces of jewelry? I may even do the laundry AND cook him dinner if it will help the cause (emphasis on ‘may’).

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It’s too bad I only have 10 fingers. I’m thinking it’s probably time to bring toe rings back into style. All in favor raise your foot and say ‘Toes!’

It’s time to start shopping – for me. Seriously. Wipe that smirk off your face and go buy me something at Dana Ruth Designs.

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