CARMAZZI BAG1 - Build Your Own Bag

Just released in March 2011, the CARMAZZI 1BAG has been designed to be the only bag a person will ever need, regardless of their situation. The premise behind the bag was to create the perfect laptop bag, but after receiving over 2000 blog post giving feedback, the CARMAZZI 1BAG was born to suit not only a laptop but also the owner’s productivity, travel and fashion demands....more

DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes and Pretty Jars for enjoying or gifting.

Sugar Scrubs are easy to make and a great natural alternative to many commercial products that exfoliate and moisturize your skin. But what makes these recipes fun is creating your own packaging. So skip the Gladware containers and make your creations as special on the outside as they are on the inside. Maybe Matilda Blog has a simple how to crafting decorated jars for your sugar scrubs....more

At the eleventh hour, last minute gifts for mom

Are you one of the people that works all the time and didn't have time to order mom a gift? Maybe you just like to procrastinate, which let's face it, we all do. Here are a few little things that you can find locally and pick up in time for Mother's Day brunch....more

Teacher Appreciation Week

"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book." - Author unknown Teacher Appreciation Week is a chance to honor educators who not only teach the ABCs and 123s, but who also nurture our children and help shape their futures. This year it is being celebrated May 2-6.  There are many gifts you can buy or make for your children's teachers....more

You are loved

I was feeling Valentine's Day approach and thought: there are so many people I care about, I want to tell them.So in the last two weeks I mailed 35 hand-drawn and cut-out paper hearts. No note, no return address. Simple love from a secret admirer.It's true that I love you. And, I'm not the only one. ...more

Permission, Imperfection and Pizza = The Best Baby Gifts of All

My toddler is transitioning from crib to bed. Every time he wakes up, he realizes that he’s no longer confined. What does he do? He JUMPS! An excited thunder from bed to floor, from floor to bed and then back again....more

Kama Sutra Basics

With cold days limiting the variety of outdoor activities and Valentine’s Day around the corner, ’tis the season to get frisky. The Kama Sutra, the most famous erotic book in all history, in all its wisdom, can certainly help us to to cultivate our knowledge and prowness in the Art of Love…...more

Sealed With Your Kiss Portrait

Personalized gifts are always popular. But takes it to the next level as they use a person’s DNA, finger prints and kiss prints to create VERY unique artwork....more

How to Preserve that Childhood Lovey

Car keys?  Check.  Cell phone?  Check.  Diaper?  Check.  Snack?  Check.  Thumkin?  Check.  Seven months after Little Friend was born, we had another addition to the family: Thumkin.  You may not know our Thumkin, but you know a thumkin.  You know that thing–the thing that’s so indispensable to baby that you’ll turn the car around an hour into a four-hour trip or buy three extras as “just in case” back ups?  You know, that ratty, thread bare, nubby, worn, loved-t0-pieces thing?  That’s Little Friend’s Thumkin....more