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[ 2 ] March 15, 2013 |

Top O’ the mornin’ to ya (that’s “good morning” in leprechaun, P.S.).  Today is a BIG weekend for a lot of you. I used to rage pretty hard on St. Patty’s day weekend-

It started with early a.m. breakfast and shots, followed by mid morning shots, followed by the “mixing of the beverage” (AKA let’s make a crazy drink that’ll get us wasted but look like green kool-aid), followed by the “assume your position” which took place at the parade zone and included incessant imbibing.  Immediately following, we had the ol’ “dance your pants off” competition in one of the local bars, which was later followed by early evening drinking, small snack, mid evening drinking, “holy crap it’s midnight and I’m still drinking” drinking, ending with the following morning.  Whereby you’d wake up laying on your kitchen floor with a cracker in one hand, and a roller skate in the other.  Oh, those were the days. Here’s to lookin’ your best when your actin’ a mess this weekend:

 5 fashions for st pattys

This Chunky Green Scarf via Happiknits:  There’s a solid chance you’re going to lose your coat somewhere along the way.  This baby will keep you from getting frostbite, while also ensuring you look super St. Patty’s Day cute.  And, if you’re lucky enough to have a toasty St. Patty’s day (suck it Florida!), it’ll make a great sling for the contraband you’ll be trying to smuggle outta the bar.  Find it:  here for $79 bucks.

Chunky Green Scarf

This multi-talented Flask via Shot Flask: A flask with a secret hiding shot glass?  This is the perfectest St. Patty’s parade day accessory ever made.  All of the other lil’ leprechauns will be so jealous or your super sweet spy gear.  Find it: here for $25 bucks

shot flask

These cute Crochet Boot Cuffs in Emerald Green via Wanelo:  I don’t care what anyone says, I’m still hopelessly obsessed with leg warmers and boot socks. And, these green lil’ numbers will rock your…uh….socks off? Don’t be alarmed if you find them floating around in your bathtub post St. Patty’s celebrating.  Legwarmers have a habit of doing that.   Find em’ here:  for $34 bucks

Green Boot Socks

These mermaid-y nails:  These days, you can be-dazzle just about everything (including your super secret lady regions!)  So, there’s no excuse to have boring nails on the most exciting day of the year.  Find yourself some green nail polish and some sequins and wrap those babies around an ice-cold pint of Guinness.  You’ll be a total celeb.  Find out how to do it:  here.

Green Nails

This gorgeous Maja Fringe Crossbody Bag via Little Black Bag:  I am in LUST with this bag.  And, take it from me – If you’re gonna be walking around the streets of your city aimlessly for the next several hours, your gonna need a function bag that screams “hey girl, haiiiiiii”.  This bag is perfect for lookin’ rockin’ and stashing all of the stuff you’ll accidentally steel throughout the night.  Find it: here

Green Fringe Crossbody


And, that pretty much covers it.  Have a blast and be safe!

P.S.  Check out these goats.  The hubby and I have been laughing at these for days.


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[ 0 ] December 13, 2012 |

Today would be a much happier day if it wasn’t Wednesday.  Oh wait, it’s Thursday.  THANK GOD.  I mean, it’s not like Wednesday is actually a bad day or anything.  In fact I felt fabulous yesterday!  It’s just that I really hate spelling the word “Wednesd….”.  Ew.  BLAH!  Why can’t it just be spelled like it sounds.  Why???

Anyway – not like this has anything to do with what I’ve been babbling about- here ya go!  I promised that there would be 5-lists for the rest of the week, and for today, I’m keepin’ that promise.  Here’s some pretty rad conversation pieces for your homestead - five of em’.  YEY!


Vintage Book Clocks  Find em’: here   (for $20 bucks & up):  Seriously check out this store. Whether your a slutty librarian, a regular librarian, or just your average person who has read a book or two, there are like, a ba-zillion varieties of book clocks waiting to be sold.  They are the awesomest.

Electric Blue Hippo Planter (find it:  here for $20 bucks).  There is no good reason why I find this so fascinating.  Hippos, although sorta-kinda cute in that “chubby baby” sorta way, are rather vicious creatures (thanks hot animal dude Dave Salmoni).  And, history suggests that I have never successfully grown a plant in my whole entire life.  Either way, I kinda-sorta need to have this like, yesterday.

Black Birdcage Lamp with Ceramic Socket (find it:  here for $45 bucks):  I am in love with this lighting and you can’t make me say anything more than that.  So there.  Buy this light (for me…).

Distortion Candlesticks (find em’:  here for $24 bucks ea.) These are so fun.  Alice & Wonderland meets Dr. Seuss and then they light a couple of candles and get all smoochy-like. Disco.

City Plates Collection / New Orleans, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. & Dubai (find it: here for $180 bucks).  Holy cow, I love these plates.  The only problem is that they are like $45 bucks a plate.  And, unless I’m rich and totally forgot that I’m rich, I don’t see myself buying one or more $45 dollar plates anytime in the near future.  That doesn’t mean that you can’t buy them for me though.  And, when I say “you” I mean you Santa.  You are totally rich (and also quite handsome, I might add).

Ok, so that’s what I got.

Knock em’ dead!

See ya later.

Okay, bye.


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[ 2 ] September 28, 2012 |

Happy Friday fellow beer lovers!   If you didn’t get the memo, today is National Drink Beer Day and I’m already wasted!  Whoo hoo!  Just kidding.  I’m drunk with emotion, really.  As my diet doesn’t really allow for drinking beer until I pass out.  And, well..let’s be honest.  I haven’t gotten “wake up on your floor with a cracker in your mouth in a gorilla suit drunk” in forevs.  Nonetheless, I will be having a couple sippy-sips of my faves tonight in honor of this fabulous holiday and in memory of my wild and crazy youth.  Here’s 5 things I’m inspired by today:

RARE Recycled Beer Bottle Glasses made from Lips of Faith Tart Lychee and Le Terroir Beer Bottles by New Belgium Brewing:  Ladies.  There is no reason to be a savage when we are gettin’ our drink on.  These glasses make you feel like a sophisticated lush, which s totally acceptable Monday – Friday.    Find it:  here (for $30 bucks)






Six Pack of Beer  / Hipster Beer Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting:  As if I wouldn’t include sweet sugary cookies in this list.  These beer bottle-shaped cookies are perfect for late night noshing.  And, they are shaped like beer, so it’s like you never stopped drinking.    Find yours: here (for $30 bucks)







porter beer-rings:  These.  Are. Awesome.  I hope the great pumpkin brings me 14 pairs for Halloween.  LOVE (oh, and they’re made from recycled beer bottle caps…) Sa-weeeeeeet!  Find em’:  here (for $20 bucks)






Periodic Table Element Black Beer Neoprene Can Cozy:  Contrary to popular belief, nerds, do in fact enjoy a libation hither and fro.  No seriously.  Nerds drink their faces off.  This is the perfect cozy for YOU, Mr. and/or Mrs. smarty pants.  Find it:  here (for $8 bucks)





BEER CAP FLOWER – “Bloom…” – Mixed Media Assemblage on Salvaged Wood (approx 5 1/4″ X 6″):  Um, who doesn’t love flowers and inspirational quotes made out of beer caps? Drink some Sam Adams while repeating the quote 5 times fast?  Drinking game.  Boom.  Find it:  here (for $24 bucks)






Drink responsibly my awesome loves!  Which means,  don’t even think about friending your ex-boss on Facebook later.  You’ll thank me in the morning.  Beer RULES!


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[ 0 ] September 14, 2012 |

Happy Birthday to my hubby!  In honor of his birth, I thought I’d write a post about stuff boys like.  All in all, boys are pretty cool.   It’s hit or miss on the smells.  They either bathe in cologne, or forget how to shower.  But, for the most part, they’re pretty awesome.   Lately, I’ve been getting some pretty great feedback from the opposite sex regarding my hot bod…just kidding…about my blog – but it all has the same sorta theme:  “I could do without the girly products and stuff, but I laughed my ass of when you wrote about….”.  I feel honored!   So, I figured today was as good a day as any to show em’ a lil’ lovin’ back by poppin’ off a couple of awesomes that are fit for dudes of all shapes, sizes, races, colors and creeds (what the H is a “creed” anyway?).  Don’t worry girlfriends.  Normal, girl-ish stuff coming back on Monday.

Number-o One:  Werd

Werd is pretty awesome if you have man parts.  Or, if you have lady parts, but wanna get the coolest gift ever (like these Guinness Brownies) for your fave guy.  Werd showcases the “best new gear for men”, which is broken down for you gerber-style in categories (like tech, gear, wear, host, media, ride, space, groom, sport & escape).  Say that 5 times fast.  You can also peruse it in blog format if your handy on the internets  like my hubby. I for one, plan on buying these brownies  to celebrate my man’s birthday.  Of course I’ll  be wasted after the face-stuffing, so there will be no time to wallow in my fat-misery (just kidding, diet).  Find it:  here.

Numeral II:  Bespoke Post “Box of Awesome” (no seriously.  That’s what it’s called!)

Okay men.  Let’s not pretend that you aren’t majorly jealous of all the subscription boxes out there for the ladies.  Well, sirs..be jealous no longer.  As far as boxes for dudes go,  this one is pretty cool.  Unlike most of the lady subscription boxes, the Box of Awesome from Bespoke Post hooks you up with stuff “you’ve never heard of” made by emerging craftsmen and designers and such.  Best part? You don’t have to commit.  BINGO!  Each month they tell you what’s comin’ your way, and you can choose to take it, or skip it.  For $45 bucks a month, this is a pretty good deal.  Check out August’s “Alchemy” box (pictured above) filled with everything you need for your man-cave-bar-thingy.  Find it:  here

Numba 3 Skinny Fatties

If you haven’t heard, skinny is the new fatty – ONLY when it comes to ties.  Otherwise, all, shapes, sizes and curves are in, FYI.  Thanks to the peeps at PureWOW for bringing this genius/company service into my life. If you are in to rockin’ the skinny tie and have a bunch of largies you’re lookin’ to thinify, Skinny Fatties is your new best guy friend. Do guys even say that?  $30 buck investment.  Do it.  Find em’:  here.

4-score and seven years ago…(four, duh): Dollar Shave Club

Dolla, dolla shave ya’ll.  “Like most good ideas, Dollar Shave Club started with two guys who were pissed off about something and decided to do something about it…“  Any company that has an “about” section that starts with that sentence is pimpdiddy pimp in my eyes!  Whether you’re a wooly mammoth, or just your average dude that has to shave every now and then, do your ladies delicate skin a favor and hook yourself up with Dollar Shave Club.  For as little as one doll-hair ($1) per month, you can get super awesome razors to shave your man hairs, and you won’t have to put sticky notes all over your house to remember to buy more.  Done, and done.  Find it:  here (if anything, just check out the video on their home page.  Hilarious.) Oh, yeah.  Almost forgot.  Thanks to my friend Sesquille for the hook up on this one.  He is in fact an international man of mystery and leisure, so I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Last, but not leastly (5): Imaginary Foundation

Who doesn’t like a good T-shirt?  Especially boys. Just look at Simon Cowell.  That guy has two outfits.  Casual, which includes an all white T-shirt and jeans, and fancy-pants which includes an all black tee and jeans.   Anyway, my hubby just purchased 2 T-shirts from these peeps (shown above), so naturally I had to include them today since it’s his birthday and all.  You probably have to get a PhD to understand what these t-shirts even mean. Thankfully, they have shirts with swear words for us peasants.   Find yours:  here.


Happy Friday!!


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[ 2 ] August 17, 2012 |

Happy Friday my fellow hobos! Ha. Ha.  Just kiddin’.  I’m not THAT kind of bag lady.  I’m just your standard lady, who likes a bag or two (hundred and fifty million) bags.  Handbags, purses, satchels, clutches, hobos (I just said “hobo” again), crossbody’s, fancy bags, hippy bags, pocket books, knapsacks, zippy bags, cosmetic bags, trash bags, ho-bags,.  I don’t discriminate. I’m a bag lady.  We don’t discriminate.  Here’s:

NUMERO ONE:  Honky Lips

I super-heart this Graffiti Grain Sack Cross Body Slouch Bag for $45 bucks via the Belrossa shop (on Etsy).  It reminds me of when Chevy Chase went through Harlem with a pristine wally-wagon and rolled out with a lil’ “honky lips” spray-painted on the side.  I wanna be honky lips.  i want this bag.

Find it:  here





No, seriously.  Two is a purse that resembles a realllllly fuzzy, snugglicious sweater.  Add in the fact that it has those fun little removable flowery clip thingys on it and the bamboo handle?  This Soft Natural Cable Knit Winter Spring Purse from Little Miss Loolies rocks my world.

Don’t be jealous.  Find one for yourself:  here (for $98 bucks)





You may or may not know this but Angie from Stitch & Swash is the lady behind the ever-so-famous “Bella Bag“.  I’ve totally talked about Stitch and Swash before but it’s been a million zillion years, so I’m bringin’ it back.  I want to make babies with this large messenger bag and it’s cutesy trail of hearts.  I’ll probably have to rob a bank or something to afford it, but I’m not scurred.

Find it:  here (for $225 bucks)






FOUR (4): Fancy Pants

Speaking of fancy…This is gorge. I love.  I wanna have.  Quick!  Someone get married so I have a reason to buy this beauteous Handmade Teal clutch from Cute & Unique!

Find it:  here (for $79 bucks, not $78)




NUMBA 5: Now stripe it out, now stripe it out

 I’m trying to decide why I’m so in love with this multicolored Stripe Purse from the Tattered Traveler, but I can’t figure it out.  So, instead, I’m just gonna dance hip-hop style in my office because I can.  “Now stripe it out, now stripe it out…”

Find yours: here (for fiddy cent.  just kidding $50 bucks)

Happy Friday!

I have to go patiently await the arrival of my BFF now.  Tic. Toc.


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