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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stylish Accessories for our furry family members

My friend Lisa and her family just welcomed this little angel into their family


So, in honor of Piper Brown, I'm highlighting just a sampling of items that I know Lisa would love for her.   Yes, I'm a good friend, so maybe I'll be springing for the blinged out collar, but chances are really good that I'm not going to be gifting any of the other items as they are a little out of my gift budget.  I would have loved one of these dog crates when I had a puppy I was training.  These slide shut and lock when your needing the crate and slide back open when all your needing is a bed!  LOVE IT!


Denhaus $500+


Alumaden $275

and of course, no stylish puppy should be without some bling!!!

Have you ever given a puppy item to a friend?  It's one of those things you don't think of right?  I agree, but as a mom to a furry baby as well as my boys, it's something I'd be tickled to receive..

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Something about Soap!!!

What is it about soap?  For some reason, I love this idea for gifts.  There are so many different types of soaps that you can always find something that will suit your giftee!  I also think its very chic to have a variety of special soaps available to guest in your powder room and guest bath.  I've always gotten raves over the great soaps I've had, but I've never considered them a great gift idea.

How do you feel about soaps?  Don't you think that soaps are a nice change from the antibacterial pump soaps that are so popular right now?  With all the scent overload out there today, I think there is something very comforting about enjoying the more natural scents and luxurious contents of handmade soaps!

Here is a sampling of some luxury soaps, some as affordable as $6 per hand cut bar!!

clockwise from top left:

Monogram Monday!!!

 Monogrammed accessories are a trend that will be hanging around for the near future!  Whether its for your home, clothes, bags or accessories, it's easy to put your personal stamp on it all!  When you give a monogrammed gift it tells the recipient that you put some effort into getting something just right for just them!  Ultimately they feel special and you feel great for making them feel that way!  Sounds like a win-win right?!

I saw these monogrammed iphone covers from Dani Notes on Etsy on Erin Gates' blog Elements of Style.

Not at everyones' gifting price point I know, but it is a great item, maybe even for yourself!

Have a great week!


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