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Sobie Graphie Etsy Shop: Handpainted Whimsical Gifts

SG-pineapple-cat I have fallen in love with the hand drawn illustrations of French artist, Sobi Graphie. They are quirky, funny, and adorable. She draws expressive cute characters that make you want to collect them all. Just look at that cat’s face with a pineapple on its head! The best part is she draws on everyday items you can admire and use everyday. Check out the Sobigraphie Etsy Shop and you might end up with a bunch of illustrated drinkware and totes. I am definitely bookmarking her shop for future gift purchases for my quirky and art loving friends.

SG-unicorn-toteI am a huge fan of unicorns and chubby things. So of course I was attracted to her chubby unicorn illustrations. This “In Unicorn We Trust” Tote Bag is the perfect bag to take to the beach or pool. It’s a no hassle canvas tote that fits bulky items easily. I would also take this trusty bag to the bookstore or farmer’s market.

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I am already dreaming of having a tea party with this Handpainted Tea Set. Picture colorful macarons and mini pastries to go along with this black and white, hand drawn tea pot and cups! It’s the perfect gift for cat lovers, unicorn lovers, fox lovers, deer lovers, and animal lovers in general. It’s time to start having more tea parties! Oh, oh, imagine having a book club/tea party! I think I’m going to start planning one.

SG-cat-flippinf-bird Check out this “Un jour les chats…” (One day the cats will rule the world) tote bag. Is that little thing flipping the bird? I’m going to say that it is! Hahaha I have added this guy to my shopping cart because who doesn’t like a mischievous cat giving the finger? If you have a friend that likes Angry Little Girls merch, they will love this cat.

SG-mug-cat-gold For gifting occasions at the office or cat lady friend birthdays I suggest you go with the cat with gold details mug. It’s cute, simple and classy.

For those unicorn and coffee lovers get the “In Unicorn We Trust” Mug. Maybe that someone is yourself 😉

SG-french-cat-tote2This “French cat” Tote Bag has an illustrated cat with a striped shirt, bow tie and mustache. If you have a French bakery near by, fill this adorable tote with baguettes! You can also fill it with normal things or give it to a friend.

Handpainted Tea CupsThere are other designs of Handpainted Tea cups with gold details.  Designs available include fox, deer, cat, and winged unicorn. Grab one of each and complete your set.

SG-unicorn-we-trust-mugs-w-saucerThis Unicorn mug with saucer gives you enough room to hold your cookies with you coffee or tea. The saucer has a banner that says “in unicorns we trust”. I definitely trust unicorns. Do you?

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Cat Mugs For Your Cat Lover or Cat Lady

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Is your mother a cat lady? Are you yourself a cat lover? Maybe you know an animal lover who could use some cheering up. Are you searching for a gift for someone who doesn’t hate cats? Well, then this post is for you! During my relentless browsing of the internet I have found quite a selection of cat mugs. It’s no big surprise since the internet loves cats. I’m excited to be sharing them with you because mugs are such useful gifts. Everyone needs mugs at work and at home; and mugs tend to disappear. So everyone appreciates a mug. The trick comes down to finding a mug with a theme that matches the gift receiver’s personality. Do not fret too much in this regard because people happily drink coffee from boring, old, tacky, real estate mugs. If you find a theme they like to go with their mug, you just get some wonderful brownie points. I like brownie points, so I would go for themes that most people appreciate – like cats. Ready to dive down a wormhole of feline drinkware? Here we go!

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Smiling Cat Mug Set of 2

Help non-morning people fight their early grumpiness with a smiling cat mug. Who can resist that adorable smile and pink little nose? This smiling cat mug is sure to cheer up anyone’s morning. Plus, the inside of the mug has a tiny little cat paw!

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Illustrated Baby Collection: Designed by Artists

During my daily perusal of Brika, a curated online store featuring hand-crafted products, I found an endearing line of baby bibs, blankets and quilts. Insun Hong started the brand Designed by Artists and has released a lovable collection of baby essentials. Each article is beautifully packaged and perfect for gifting. If you are looking for a baby shower gift for a designer or illustrator this post is for you.

Milk Baby Bandanas

These bibs look like fashionable bandanas in monochrome. The bandanas have the text: “But first, milk.” Because these stylish little ones know their priorities. These modern bibs are made of 100% organic cotton on one side and ultra soft fabric on the other. They are the perfect gift for a designer momma.

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Wednesday Wishlist: Apparel, Animals & Bags

For today’s Wednesday Wishlist, I have some really cute clothes, animal inspired goodies and structured satchels. I have such an enormous collection of dresses that I want to feature in this and upcoming Wednesday Wishlist features; but I decided to mix them up with other garments. I want to avoid sharing with you the same mistake I made with my closet. I have too many dresses and too few tops and bottoms to change it up a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing dresses. They are comfortable and make me feel fancy without much effort. However, it’s harder to change things up with dresses. Mixing and matching tops with skirts, pants, and shorts give you more flexibility with your collection of clothes. You can wear the same top with different bottoms for completely different looks without looking like you’re wearing a uniform. To get that unique wardrobe effect from dresses you need to buy many, many, many dresses. Of course, wearing sweaters with dresses and changing the accessories, such as tights, do add some variety; but not as much as separates. Still, I am addicted to dresses and I will continue to add to my stockpile. Nonetheless, I am making a conscious effort to add more top and bottom options to my closet. So with my rant out of the way, let’s get started :)

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Coat With 60s Styling

This coat’s fit and flare silhouette makes it look like a dress. It has a strong military look with the double row of buttons and camo-ish green. If you decide to wear it over a dress, it will be like you’re wearing a dress within a dress. That sounds like a fantastic idea for a dress junkie like me :) It also looks like it is made of thick material that will actually keep you warm. I have coats that have thin lining and are pretty much just decorative.

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Whale Housewares Gift Ideas

If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves the sea, sea animals or more specifically whales, then this post is for you. I stumbled upon some really cute whale patterned housewares at West Elm and realized that I wanted to see what other whale marvels I could find. It turns out there are many whale products (in case you have a nautical theme in your house or Moby Dick is your favorite book). Even if your house is not a shrine to the almighty ocean, you can still add a single cute whale to your decor. Why? I’ll tell you why; because these wonderful creatures don’t go out of style. Let’s begin our immersion into whale overload.

Whale Jacquard Towels

You get two different towels in one! Each side has the contrasting pattern of whales than the reverse. If you are feeling like you’d rather have white towels in your bathroom one day and feel like having gray the next day – go right ahead. Just fold them the right way :) These whale patterned towels are available in several sizes including bath towel, hand towel, and wash cloth.

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Easter Candy, Cookies & Cakes

Easter is another Holiday turned into a candy eating fest. This year, you can make an Easter basket with some amazing goodies from Williams Sonoma. Williams Sonoma has teamed up with some of the best chocolatiers, confectionaries, and bakeries around the world to make some amazing goodies to fill up your Easter baskets. They usually do this during holidays and I am always excited about what they put together. I wish it was my job to curate their holiday food collections. Can you imagine tasting desserts from the best places to pick the best ones? If they are looking to add people to that team, I volunteer.

Pastel Colors Rose Petal Cakes

If I was having a massive Easter egg hunt or party I would get one in every color. Imagine a dessert table full of these beautiful cakes. It would look phenomenal. If your responsibility is to bring dessert to the Easter gathering, this is the cake to bring. It looks stunning and I am sure those four layers of cake with frosting also taste delicious. The green cake would also be the perfect dessert for this St. Patrick’s Day celebration. I don’t see green cakes that often, and when I do, they don’t look as good as this one.

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Big Hero 6 Partying With Baymax

Who doesn’t love that big ball of chubbyness Baymax? He’s honorable, sweet, smart, strong, funny, and above all adorable. If you’re looking for a theme to your next party, Big Hero 6 is a winner. I hunted down all the Big Hero 6 decorations and party supplies I could find. Here are some cool things I found.

When preparing for a party the first things you need are the basics: plates, napkins, cups & invitations. Once you have these, you can focus on the other decorations and activities you want to have at your party.

Big Hero 6 Lunch Plates

These official Big Hero 6 party plates feature Baymax flying in his mecha outfit with Hiro on his back.

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Easter Party Decorations

I like to buy my party decorations online because I have a better selection of cute stuff. However, this means that I need to get started on the party planning and decoration shopping way early. Following that early-worm-gets-the-best-party-decorations-thinking, I decided to get started on sharing Easter party decoration ideas. So for all of you planning an Easter egg hunt, scavenger hunt or good old bunny party I will posting all my findings. You can also find more ideas on my Pinterest Boards for: Easter, Parties: Food, & Party Decorations.

Today, let’s get started with The Land of Nod’s Easter decorations & party kits. The Land of Nod has the most adorable set of Easter party decorations with banners, cookie cutters, bunny ears, plates, cups, egg decorating kits and more.

Easter Party Basic Set

The basic party kit will get you going with the basics you need: paper plates, matching napkins, adorable cups with die cut bunny ear sleeves, cupcake liners and cupcake toppers. Even if you were not considering having cupcakes at your Easter party, the cupcake toppers can decorate pretty much anything from cheese, fruit, cake, or sandwiches. Plus, cupcake liners can be filled with other things. For example, you can fill them with jelly beans that match your party’s theme. With just this kit you have an adorable Bunny Party in the making. For those of you who like to go overboard (like me) I will continue with the rest of their Easter party line. Onward!

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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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Valentine’s Day at School

Minted has a great selection of custom classroom valentines cards & stickers. I remember being a little kid and my school had this brilliant idea of selling heart shaped lollipops. If you had a crush you could buy a lollipop that would be delivered to the student of your choice on Valentine’s Day. However, these adorable lollipops were not distributed to every kid. Let me tell you, it was heart breaking to be a third grader hoping you to get a heart lollipop and realizing – alas, you were not another third grader’s valentine. Wow, heartbreak starts so early. I mean, couldn’t we wait until middle school to learn the rejection lesson? I like it how these days everyone gets some love and kids take a treat or card for every classmate. Every third grader gets to feel special and no one is left out.

Heart Confectionery Boxes, Set of 6

These Heart Confectionery Boxes are a perfect way to present your gifts of goodies. Each elegant box features a beautiful heart cutout. Perfect for the Valentine’s Day baking, they include “to” and “from” gift tags and baking twine for a personal touch.

I Really Dig You Classroom Valentine’s Day Card

With unique designs printed on luxe paper, these Valentines are the perfect way for your kids to celebrate with their classmates! Classroom Valentines come with white envelopes.

You’re One Smart Cookie Classroom Valentine’s Day Card

Orange You Glad We’re Friends Classroom Valentine’s Day Card

You’re One Cool Cat Classroom Valentine’s Day Card

Bunny Heart Garden Classroom Valentine’s Day Card

Colorful Love Classroom Valentine’s Day Card