Sunday, May 15, 2016

Animals, Animals everywhere!

So, clearly I am obsessed with animal stuff...  A few weeks ago, the husband and I were looking for a mother's day present for his mom, and I happened upon these serving plates at West Elm.

Neither of these was appropriate for his mom, but the flamingo was perfect for his dad - so we got him an early father's day gift.  We did find something for his mom there, but had to order it, as it wasn't available in-store.

And, when buying gifts, it's always appropriate to get a gift for yourself!  We got the giraffe plate for us (ok, more for me).  But for "us" nonetheless.

Thanks West Elm for keeping up with the Dapper Animal series - I love it!

one for the father-in-law and one for us!
In need of some art for your walls?  Check out these dapper animal prints.  I can't wait (and am keeping fingers crossed) that the zebra and rhino make their way onto plates.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

California Dreaming

I've been seeing a lot of state-specific things recently, and am loving it!

I bought a shrinky-dink necklace many years ago at a little boutique in San Francisco - it is California in pink with a little heart over the bay area.  I love it.

And, am loving the other state things I'm seeing:

Minted has some amazing foil-stamped art.  The Husband and I recently got this print:

Dogeared makes some dainty, adorable little necklaces.  I'm digging the state ones (in gold and silver tones):

BaubleBar has a similar state necklaces with little crystals in them:

This little California Bear necklace in rose-gold by Poshmark is adorable:

In the DIY arena, I've been wanting to try something like this string art - nails and string - presto - a super cute piece of art.

For the baby in your life - what could be cuter than a wood engraved state-shaped rattle?  Etsy, of course.
All kinds of cute stuff out there to show your love for your state.

Ahhhh, another set of Dapper Animal plates!

Be still my heart - there is a new set of Dapper Animal plates at West Elm!!!

And, to my surprise, when showing them on-line to the Husband, he said, "Let's go to West Elm this week and pick up a set."  And he was serious!  I think he's getting into these plates and loving them too!

Can't wait!!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Nail fun

So, I've been having a ton of fun with my mani pedis lately - why pick one color when you can have multiple?

My favorite nail technician always gives me a little bit of a hard time when I hand her multiple colors, but so far she hasn't fired me!  I think she was tempted to when I gave her 10 different glitter colors for my Christmas pedi - a different glitter on each toe.

My most recent mani:  Manicurist of Seville (OPI) and a nice gray from Essie (I can't remember the name of the color though)

And, my most recent Pedi:  My Pal Joey (OPI Hello Kitty collection) and a multi-colored glitter from OPI (I can't remember the name of the color though)

Metallic gold - Essie

Turquoise and Gold Glitter - opposite order on each foot

Pink Ombre

Red/Burgundy ombre - opposite order on each foot

Gray and fuchsia

Hot-pink to blush ombre

Green Ombre

Have fun with color!  It's the best!

Ahhhh, more animal plates!

So, I think it is clear that I am gaga for adorable animal things.

West Elm is at it again with these cute little animal plates - not the Dapper Animal plates that I love - but something equally as adorable.

Meet the Painted Animal Plates - how cute are these?

Some other adorable animal stuff of late:

Sir/Madam Fauna Grand 2-sided mugs (West Elm) - they are on-sale right now and all are not currently available, much to my chagrin.

Wild Wanderer Planter (Anthropologie) - I got the Giraffe one - it is ADORABLE!

Narwhals (CB2) - I got the small and large - LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  And, can't beat the price.

Wheee! Animals!