As the Year Comes to a Close . . . .

Girly Quotes

Dec. 30th . . Wow. . . where did the year go??!! So, as 2008 comes to a close, take a little time out from Shopping and recovering from the hectic holidays. . . . and reflect back on your year. . be grateful for all that you have and be good to all those you love!!!

Girly Quotes


Countdown to 2009 ~ A New Year filled with Peace and Hope for all!

Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and all the festivities that go along with the holiday! Sometimes it can be overwhelming ~ My favorite part is actually all the fun getting ready for Christmas and all the activities going on from Thanksgiving and after! The "After Christmas Burn" is actually a tad bit of a let down, but I know it's coming and so . . . it's time to move forward once again. . .to a New Year filled with Hope and Love and Peace for all. So . . . . Happy 2009 to everyone and may you and your families all be blessed with good health and happiness!

With that in mind, I ran across the neatest online "shop" ~ they sell cute tins filled with inspirational note tags to keep for yourself or give to others! What a cool idea! It's called "inspired designs" ~ where inspiration meets design! "Hooray For You! note tags" are an easy way to brighten someone’s day and spread joy into busy lives. Packaged in a fun, re-usable round tin are 12 note tags with vibrant graphics and inspiring quotes together with 12 ribbons. Toss a tin in your handbag, your car, kitchen drawer or your office desk for those spontaneous moments. Just pull out a Hooray note tag and start spreading some kindness. One person can make a difference...and that can be you! With Hooray For You!™ you can acknowledge every person in your life!


Happy Anniversary to Us!

Happy Anniversary Babe ~ Thanks for 31 Beautiful Years!!!

Had to take the ElfDance video off, because it was really slowing down the opening of my Blog! For those who would like to see it, Click Here!! This website, ElfYourself from JibJab is so much fun! Try it - it's free!


Winter Never Looked so Good!

I love combining the Colors of Red, White and Black in the winter. It makes me feel all warm and cozy! You can find such a stash of fun clothing items online; so I picked out a few of my favorites ~ What do you think? All these items are very reasonably priced and would look fabulous on each of you ~ Go ahead. . . make a statement ~ and remember ~ Style Is. . . Whatever you want it to be!! Happy Shopping! (Clicking on each item will give you shopping locations.)


Festive Ideas just keep on coming. . . !!!

Crate&Barrel just keeps sending me catalogs ~ and now they are having some great Sales and also Free Shipping on orders over $100 ~ WooHoo!! I am 2 wedding gifts behind ~ (although my friend insists that you have 1 year from date of wedding to send a gift??? Is this true?? If so, then I am waaayyy on the safe side - ha!) so have picked out some very fun Christmas things to send! Think I will put this Reindeer collection on my own list too!

Found this adorable Mini Bottle with Cork Necklace the other day and wouldn't you know it ~ I now can't remember which website I was on! I will keep looking and get back to you on this one!

However, I have found several other sites that have similar necklaces ~ Take a peek ~ These would make adorable stocking stuffers or wonderful last minute gift for someone on your list! This one is from Faerie Winds Magical Handcrafted Jewelry!

Happy Shopping ~ Still lots of time for all those last minute gifts!


Blogs are FILLED with great Holiday Info!

There are sooo many fantastic Blogs out there and this time of year that are filled with a wealth of great Holiday info. . . so when you have a few minutes to spare ( I know. . . there just aren't too many spare moments right now!) ~ Don't forget about ShesDaily.com!! Her post on Monday was about Tizzalicious ~ a wonderful shop filled with Handmade Goodies and other fun items!! So get right over to ShesDaily.com for ALWAYS new girly updates & products! ( I love this cute Christmas Pic she has today on her post!!)


More Great Gift Ideas!

Like everyone else. . . . . I'm always looking for ideas that are unique and unusual/different for Christmas. Found some amazing Copper and Silver ornaments from a wonderful Etsy Artist! Her Shop is called "Aquabeet" and can be found on the Etsy website. The price points are very reasonable ~ The Peace Dove Ornaments are only $12.00 and the plain Star is only $5.00!! It can also be personalized as you wish! If you ordered something in the next few days, I think you would be able to get it by Christmas for sure! Happy Shopping!

This artist also has some fabulous Earrings!! These Earrings are made of sterling silver and brass. They feature a cube of sterling silver framed by a square of brass that sticks out about 1/8" and the Artist forms her own ear wires ~ Wrap these up and put them under the tree!


Fun Things to Share!!

Wow ~ Thanksgiving was great and now it's already Dec. 5th ~ Too much to do . . . not enough time! Same old story every year - eh??!!

I ran across some really cool things to share ~ in case you have spare time! Found an article recently in the local paper about a wonderful website called "Spoonflower" ~ maybe some of you are aware of this site already, but it was totally new to me! This online business lets you upload your own design to be printed on cotton fabric! Then you have your own custom fabric to create your own projects ~ how cool is this! My mind is racing with Christmas ideas & projects you could do with this, so I have earmarked them for next Christmas season (when I have more time) and will get a head start in the summer! You can create designs in Photoshop or they also list several FREE design programs in their FAQ section. Check them out at www.spoonflower.com and happy creating!


Check out Sahalie.com if your are looking for unique stocking stuffers or fun gifts!! "Sahalie ~ Getting Off The Beaten Path" has been around since 1972 and each year has a great assortment of gift ideas ~ not to mention clothing and outerwear galore!

Sahalie also has some very unique jewelry! One of my favorites is the "Seek⁄Find Charm Necklace" with a real compass! "Simple, symbolic and pretty, our pewter pendant inspires with the phrase “Seek and you shall find”. Necklace is functional, too, with a white-bronze framed compass. Both charms hang from a 17-inch ball-style chain. Necklace is handmade in New Mexico."