Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Have You Seen This?

Hello!  Hope this day finds you with a smile!  We have had such wonderful weather over the past several days that it is hard for me NOT to smile!

As you may know, if you have followed any of my blogs, I am a monogram fanatic!  I don’t care what it is- napkins, pillow cases, or jewelry, I love a crisp, clean monogram!!  (My husband refers to me as the “Monogram Queen!”) But,  do you know the reasons behind monogramming?  Historically, a monogram was used as a royal signature.  The Romans and Greeks used them on coins to identify their rulers. Then, in the Middle Ages, artisans began to use them to sign their work. Victorian-period high-class persons adapted the monogram for personal use as a symbol of their place in society. (Thanks to carvedsolutions.com for the information!)

 monogram soapsBecause of my love for the “initialed,” I had to include these beautiful soaps I recently found.  Yes, I know, who hasn’t seen monogrammed soaps?  But these are so elegantly done and have a beautiful smell as well.   I could not let the  chance go by an d not share.  And, just a reminder, these make wonderful gifts for that hard-to-buy one on your list!  Please visit carvedsolutions.com to take a peek at not only their monogrammed soaps, but also their monogrammed candles!

Okay, this next item caused me to let out one of those Southern expressions that I miss hearing my grandmother say- “Well, I potpourri fireplace starterswanee!”  Since Spring is on the way,  we will not be needing one of these smart little objects much longer, but it is something I will look forward to using next winter…The potpourri Fireplace Starter!  You can light a fire with this and this alone!  No wood required!  And the best part???  It smells good too!!  The Potpourri Fireplace Starter is available through lafcony.com  for $40.00.

Need a conversation starter at your next soiree or girl”s night?  These heavy paper Pill Coasters are sure to get the laughs going!  From fishseddy.com,  they come in sets of 12 for 4 bucks!  Talk about bang for your buck!  Enjoy!






Chat with you next week!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Have You Seen This?? Valentine’s Edition

It’s Valentine’s Day!  One of my favorite holidays!  I think it’s great that there is a day set apart from all other days just for sharing, caring and giving.  After losing a young family member just 2 weeks ago, I am reminded that we should take the time, no matter what day it is, to let those in our lives know just how much we love and care about them.  We may not get the chance again…Happy Heart’s Day to you!  Do something special for someone you love today!

I honor of Valentine’s I think we should put the color pink on it’s well-deserved pedestal!  Peruse these amusing items I found that are definitely “Pretty in Pink!”




Okay, what lady doesn’t need their very own pink extension cord??  Enough with the safety orange already!

(Coleman Cable pink extension cord $75.00).





Awww!  How sweet!  We can’t forget about our four-legged sweethearts!  Of coarse our Lab could care less about this little bauble, but I sure think it’s cute! She would much rather have a cookie and a ball!  (Lands End Pet I.D. Tag in fresh pink- $7.50)



Linwood Side Chair-Hickory Chair



I love anything Chippendale and anything pink, so this chair makes my heart skip a beat!  (Hickory Chair- “Linwood Side Chair” $1995.00)





How cool is this??  What a clever name- the “PaPinkper Pot!”  I love that someone’s creative brain thought to change the humdrum name from Kleenex box cover to “paper pot!” Genius!  One of those things that seem so obvious and make you say “I should have thought of that!”  (“Paper Pot” is apart of the Ai Collection from Molla Space.  $40.00).




 Fabrics, Wallpaper, Spotlight, Rugs


This iPad sleeve serves many purposes.  It’s smart, innovative, stylish…and PINK! What more could you need or want?  Look smart while you work smart!

(From Smythson, in Magenta- $280.00)




So, you have your iPad, your sleek iPad Sleeve, guess you just have to have the hip headphones to go with.  These pink headphones from Urbanears are just the ticket!  Strap them on and get your listen on!  Sixty bucks and they’re yours!the best


Last, and certainly not least, is this beautiful lamp from Currey and Company ($360.00).  The “Lilith” table lamp comes in this luscious blush color that is so “OMG!” While you are at it, complete the pink by using the “pinque” light bulb by Sylvania.  Task lighting never looked so good!  Ooh La La!PinkPink











WAIT!!!  How can we discuss pink and not include…GRE005GA

                                         The Pink Ladies!!!

              Can’t forget these hip chicks!

                       Girl Power!


    Make sure to put some pink in your life!

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

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