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Parks & Recreation Artwork Roundup

SPOLIER ALERT! If you haven’t finished watching the series there are spoilers in this post.

In honor of the end of the TV show, tonight I will be having a Parks & Recreation Viewing Waffle Party. I discovered Parks & Rec last year during the lull between the release of House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. I remembered having watched a few episodes out of order some years back and not liking the show. Then, one lazy weekend, we decided to give it another try – from the beginning. I’m glad I waited so long that the first six seasons were available on Netflix because we binge watched them like maniacs.

Needless to say, I will be sorely missing these characters. I will miss the non-stop Leslie Knope – saintly go-getter and fierce feminist always looking out for her friends. I will miss her “Ovaries before Brovaries”, “Uteruses before Duderuses”, and “Galentine’s Day”.

I also loved the ongoing fictitious companies that made jabs at real life companies like Paunch Burger poking fun at fast food. Other things I will miss: Perd Hapley’s strange diction, Tom Haveford’s low key jokes (“nice tie dimple”), poor sad sack Garry, the cute relationship between Andy & April, insanely spoiled John-Ralphio & his sister Mona Lisa (played by Jenny Slate), and of course Ron Swanson. I’m so glad I can binge watch the new season of House of Cards this Friday to alleviate the sadness. Au revoir Parks & Recreation. I had a blast!

Shop Gifts Ideas For Parks & Recreations Fans

So keep an eye out. If you see anyone freak out over the show’s ending like me, then they have outed themselves as Parks and Rec fans. In the future, when you have to give them a gift, you can find them something related to the show they loved and recently lost. That’s what I do when I need to give someone a gift. I am alert year round to what they like and then I have lots of ideas when it comes down to picking a gift. I found some incredible fan art on Society6!

Treat Yo Self Tote

Tom and Donna’s Treat Yo’ Self escapades were an ongoing gag throughout the series. Now, if I’m on the fence on a splurge you can bet I yell out “Treat yo self!” when I pull the trigger. Hee hee :) This artwork is also available in other colors and in mugs, shirts, iPhone cases, pillows and more. So check out the site for more goodies.

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Trending: Spring Floral Patterns

Spring is right around the corner and the floral pattern trend is in full bloom. From shoes, to dresses and accessories; flower prints are everywhere and I like it. It makes you want to have a tea party in a garden or at least a dinner in a back yard with stringed lights. I have put together a collection of floral patterned items, which I have stumbled upon lately. I hope you like it :)

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Calling All Wildflowers Dress

This dress caught my eye because it has a beautiful cream color and the floral print is mostly on the skirt. If you look closely only a few flowers peek through the top of the dress giving it the feel of an actual garden. I am a sucker for small details like these in clothing. Looking at this dress I am reminded of flowers trying to grow, ever reaching for more sunlight. Other details I like about this dress are the delicate shoulder straps and the unique racerback finish in the back. The final reason this dress made it into my shopping cart is the A-line silhouette. I find the A-line cut to be the most flattering style in dresses and skirts. This is a definite must have for spring. It is perfect for outdoor events and looks gorgeous with the Kate Spade New York Licorice Too pumps in powder patent.

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Trending: Bucket Bags

The latest trend in handbags is the bucket bag. These deep bags with draw string closures are practical and comfy. I have been seeing them pop up in every store and every brand has released their take on this season’s hot item. The good news is they are available in every price range. So if you are looking for a designer bucket bag to flash around or an affordable one to use every day, the options are endless. Here are some I liked. As you can see, I had trouble narrowing down my options :)

Jules Drawstring Crossbody Bag by Michael Kors

Michael Kors bicolor soft venus leather crossbody with shiny golden hardware, adjustable shoulder strap, drawstring top, hanging MK logo charm, iInside, fabric lining, open pocket, and four card slots.

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ASOS Valentines Gift Guide For Her

I was wondering what kind of clothes ASOS would have in their Valentine’s gift guide but I was surprised to see a bunch of quirky products besides just clothes. Actually, their selection was pretty spot on. I kind of want most of the products for myself. So I went ahead and rounded up my favorite gifts from their guide below. Enjoy!

Mouse Jelly iPhone 5 Case

iPhone case by ASOS Collection. This protective 100% rubber case has a mouse design with extended ears. It is suitable for use with iPhone 5.

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ASOS Valentines Gift Guide For Him

The ASOS gift guide for guys has an awesome selection for fashionable guys. If your valentine is not afraid of wearing a watch with gold rose details or rose gold fox cufflinks, then you should check out the ASOS gift guide for men.

Watch In Black And Rose Gold

Watch by ASOS with a matte leather-look strap, three hand movement, sub dial style design, dial ring effect, and pin buckle fastening.

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Geek Valentines: Gifts For Her

If your valentine likes to attend comic conventions, binge on anything Nathan Fillion related on Netflix, owns a Star Wars collection or has a cuteness obsession, your valentine just might be a geek. Regardless of her geekyness levels, she will be excited to receive any of the goodies below for Valentine’s Day. Seriously, who wouldn’t appreciate a bouquet of plush kittens?

The Sprite Bag by Pixelle

For Gamer Girls: This satchel-style handbag features a fashionable, repeating pattern of sprites in neon colors: 8-bit swords, hearts, robots, flasks, and books – basically all our favorite things. Colorful and quirky, the bag comes in black faux leather with grey trim and plum details with chromed hardware or white faux leather with tan trim and hot pink details with gold-colored hardware. It’s a kitschy, stylish bag that will level up your already epic style.

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Geek Valentines: Gifts For Him

I love shopping for my fellow geeks. It’s so easy. Our thematic passion really simplifies finding the right gift for us. For example, as I have said before, I am a huge fan of Pusheen the Cat. So if I am gifted any pushed related items I will be as happy and content as a Pusheen that has recently eaten some pie and taken a nap. So if your valentine is a geek you are in luck! Focus on their fandoms and get something that is related. Below I have some top notch geeky gifts to get you started:

2-Player Gaming Mug Set

The last thing you want to do first thing in the morning is have your dishware cause a fight. That’s why we’re setting forth this rule right here, right now: whoever makes the coffee gets to be Player 1.

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Valentines: West Elm Gift Guide For Her

I have jumped into a Valentine’s worm hole and have emerged with a vast amount of heart, love and unique ideas to celebrate this holiday. So please be prepared for the bombardment of Valentine’s Day posts that will be flooding Cool Gifting. I hope you are as excited as I am :) I am celebrating my 13th Valentine’s Day. That is bananas! Time just flies by if you’re not paying attention.

The first find I would like to share with you is West Elm’s Valentines Gift Guide For Her. I am a huge fan of West Elm’s style and they have some adorable gift ideas like the heart Tic Tac Toe. How cute are those chubby hearts?!

Heart Tic Tac Toe

West Elm’s take on this classic pastime has a wooden box with a lid that doubles as a playing board. Its iron game pieces are shaped like x’s and hearts (instead of o’s).

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Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Romantic Bags

Are you a guy that likes to get Valentine’s Day shopping out of the way early? If you are, good for you! You get to take advantage of ASOS‘ crazy sale and buy the perfect Valentines gift at a discount. Below are some of the adorable bags that fit the Valentines theme because they’re pink, have cute bows, or have hearts. Also don’t forget to use the Promo Code: GIMME10 to get 10% OFF. The promo code expires at 3 AM EST January 12, 2015.

Foldover Laser Cut Clutch Bag with Metal Bar

Bag by ASOS Collection made from leather-look fabric with floral laser cut design, metal bar detail, press stud closure, and inner zip compartment.

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Herschel Supply Bags For Everyone

These colorful and stylish bags are great gifts for anyone on your list. From the skater to the business man or woman, everyone needs fashionable bags to put their things in. These are the solution to carry out stuff around with a little bit of personality.

Herschel Supply Little America Mid Volume

It’s everything you love about the original Little America bag, only a little bit smaller! It’s the perfect fit with the Herschel™ Little America Mid-Volume. This bag was inspired by classic mountaineering and constructed for modern functionality with a spacious main compartment that can hold books, clothes, or any other on-the-go essentials.

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