Friday Finds- Pip and Bean & Rags to Stitches Raffle

For this Friday Finds, I bring you the delightful and adorable etsy shop, PIP and BEAN.  Pip and Bean make super hero capes for kids!  See I told you they were adorable.  You can buy a one of a kind cape for your little super hero, and customize it to fit their unique personality.  ...more

Handmade Exfoliating Foot Soaps Make Sandal Season Show Off Season!

The weather outside is ultra fabulous today! It’s finally in the 70’s, sunny and beautiful! A sure sign that spring is on the way....more

Oh, Deer!

I don't know what my fascination with deer is, I really don't. Nevertheless, like birds, I love them. When I first moved in with A.P., I bought the cardboard deer head you see below, mounted it to the wall above our barrel. (Say what?!? It looks cool, and always gets compliments, so meh.)...more

Dance Me to the End of Love

Monday is Valentine's Day, people! Here's a very late, but appropriately themed Friday dance!...more

Name It and Win It Handmade Soap Contest

I have created a new rose and violet scented soap for spring - which will soon be introduced to my shop....more

Bring on the Hot Cocoa!

This was A.P.'s first blizzard. Mr. Florida was amazed at how much snow could actually fall from the sky! Plus the whole experience of having a snow day and a city shutting down was so fascinating to him. I always make fun of the local news, calling it the half hour weather show, since that always seems to be what they lead with, but this is one time where I gladly watched every moment of coverage....more

Beauty Lies in Unexpected Places

I love beautiful things, and some day hope to furnish an entire home full of beautiful curiosities. I always think my favorite homes are the ones with magical things hidden in little nooks. C. Blonde, the woman who designed our invitations, had a home like this. In one corner she'd have a stereoscope, and in another a jar of old buttons....more

I LOVED this! Not just for the design, but because of the idea you gave with it. I could even ...more

Magritte, Redux

One of my favorite painters of all time is Rene Magritte. I was fortunate enough to see his exhibit at the Art Institute as a child, and the images stayed with me my whole life. I love certain things immensely simply because they reference this oft-forgotten surrealist painter (all the credit usually seems to go to Dali). The remake of the Thomas Crowne Affair was mostly awesome, in my mind, only because of the Magritte-fueled identity switcheroo at the end. The other day, I happened to find this awesome etsy shop that specializes in decals for your laptop....more

I feel you...I actually think my laptop is too small for the decal! Guess I'm buying a new ...more

"Urine" For a Treat

Beautiful chairs! I must confess that I was looking for urine stains on the floor beside ...more

Step up your coffee to organic, fair trade, and fabulous!

I recently had the opportunity to try some delicious organic, fair trade coffee from Larry's Beans....more