Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring Cleaning

I don't know about you, but I'm not really "in to" spring cleaning. I mean, we clean our house on a regular basis, but we don't do the whole "spring cleaning" thing, where you open all the closets and change out all the clothes, the linens, wash the curtains, clean the cobwebs and dust bunnies from the ceiling corners, etc. Every now and then, we'll get on a kick to do some purging, and cleaning is usually involved there, but it's not the big Spring event.

I do, however, think that Spring cleaning is good when it comes to your handbag or purse! I don't know how I end up with so much junk at the bottom of my purse. Maybe it's because I'm the mom. Who knows? But I think it's time to clean out the purses, and maybe even find a new one.

Hubby would love it if I carried THIS Spring Green "ESSENTIALS" bag from Xcessrize shown above. He loves the color for me, but I'm not so sure. I usually carry black or brown purses. I know, boring! Right? But I do have two pink purses. Maybe I'll have to break out of my "purse shell" this year, and just get something fun for the fun of it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Make a Cozy Throw" from Woman's Day

You can re-purpose your old sweaters or sweaters you find at thrift stores and yard sales, by turning them into a cozy throw. Click HERE for complete directions from

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Write Outside the Box -- Ashley Pahl Designs

Saturday, March 21, 2009

An Easter Tradition

My husband and his family have had this one particular Easter tradition for as long as they can remember: Cascarones, or "confetti eggs". I had no idea that you could find them on, until I did a search for "Easter" items to feature here on the blog. In case you don't know what to do with them--you pop them on top of someone's head at Easter. My advice, don't make or get any with loads of glitter in them. That's how my sister-in-law makes them, and the glitter stays on you and in your hair FOREVER!

These very fun-looking cascarones come from Gracie's Eggies.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Solitary Teacup

Teacups and saucers are so often very pretty and feminine, and therefore make wonderful collectibles. However, sometimes we can lose or break the saucer and be left with just the teacup. What then? Martha Stewart shows that you can fill the teacup with a candle, and it makes a delightful gift or decoration piece. Check out more "Earth-Friendly Crafts" on Martha Stewart's website.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Paper Krazy

I've been in the market for some fresh, new greeting cards lately, and ended up buying about 10 cards today on I also "hearted" a few shops for future purchases, and Paper Krazy, who made the card you see here, is one of those shops.
I'm really trying to purchase more handmade, rather than running to Target and buying greeting cards. In this economy, I'd rather support the stay at home moms, dads, grandparents, etc. who are working hard to make a living. I think Target will do ok without my greeting card purchase. I think Hallmark will too.
I would like to encourage you to check out some of the fantastic handmade greeting cards available on

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Elegant Snobbery

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Do it Yourself!

Little Fish in a Big Pond is unique Etsy shop. They have these awesome little DIY kits, where you can sew a very chic and pretty piece of clothing for your little girl, all with the help of their kit.

Kit Includes:

Precut 100% designer fabric pieces
Easy to follow instructions

Arrives ready to start sewing. A great project to do with your little one, give some to grandma or an easy way to get unique boutique clothing at a fraction of the cost.

How cool is that? Check out their shop, because they have quite a few kits to choose from, in great Spring and Summer colors and patterns.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Economical Earrings

The earrings from this shop are not only CUTE, but they will fit pretty much any budget! Take a look at Beaded Iris.

Wordless Wednesday -- Featuring Pesky Cat Designs

from Pesky Cat Designs