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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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Trending: Polka Dots

I have always loved polka dots. They are a classic pattern; they don’t really go out of style. However, there is a polka dot trend going on right now and polka dots are back in a big way. I have spotted dots on dresses, tops, skirts, shoes, bags, accessories, and even home goods! Needless to say, I am ecstatic. I can never have enough polka dots in my closet. No scratch that – I can never have enough polka dots in my life.

In my excitement to share all the beautiful polka dot goodies I found, I went a little overboard. Now I have so many goodies I want show you that I had to break them up into categories. I will not be posting a large image and description for everything because the post would be too enormous. So I have added these little javascript widgets that let you browse the goodies and decide if you want to look more into them. The only down side is that you can’t see these nifty widgets if you read the blog via our newsletter from your email. So I encourage you to visit the blog on a browser so you can see all the polka dots in all their glory.

I hope you share my love for dotted patterns. Let’s get down to business.

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Resse Polka Dot Espadrille Wedges by Alice + Olivia

These 70s inspired Polka Dot wedges will go perfectly with your summer outfits. The platform will give you extra height while adding to the vintage vibe. Plus, look at that adorable ankle strap with a rounded buckle. As always, Alice + Olivia do the polka dot trend in style.

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Watching: Better Call Saul

This week I started watching the Breaking Bad spin off, Better Call Saul. Holy moly, it’s so great! I was left with a tv show void once the finale of Breaking Bad aired. There hasn’t been a show that truly grabs me since the Walter White saga ended – until the premier of Better Call Saul.

WARNING! SPOILER ALERT! (Skip this paragraph if you don’t want to read a spoiler.) What I love about this show is that it uses the same story telling and character development as Breaking Bad. So, even though Walter White is not in the show, it feels like you’re watching an episode of Breaking Bad. I actually might end up liking this show more because it builds on Breaking Bad. Characters like Mike and Tuco cross over and appear on Better Call Saul. So you get to watch the new show with a new story line but you also get to be on the look out for easter eggs referencing Breaking Bad. Yes, I am a total Breaking Bad fangirl and I love it! Things like the nail salon Saul Goodman tried to get Walter White to use as a front for their drug business turns out to be the place where he very first started. James Mcgill, Saul Goodman’s real name, starts out by renting a dingy little space as his first office in the nail Salon.

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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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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 Him

I believe finding a Valentine’s Day gift for guys is just as easy as finding one for girls. The difference lies on the type of gift you look for. Guys would prefer a useful gift over a thoughtful gift covered in hearts. Although, as a girl, I do give extra brownie points to heart covered gifts if they are useful. It’s like finding the most beautiful skirt you’ve seen all day and then you realize: IT ALSO HAS POCKETS! Boom! That skirt just became my favorite skirt ever.

So back to buying gifts for guys. West Elm has a great array of Men’s Valentine’s Day gifts and I have a few of them listed here. Go ahead and take a gander.

Triple C™ Green iPad Case

Cool case. Created by New York-based Triple C™, the Green Case protects your iPad Air™ with zebra wood and a folding plastic case.

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Smarter Living: Healthy Gadgets

Today, I have rounded up all of the new gadgets that create a healthier environment to live in. These items would be the perfect gift for someone who is a health fanatic. Someone like Rob Lowe’s character, Chris Traeger, in the TV show Parks & Recreations. Someone who is always on the run, taking vitamins, eating the right things, monitoring their heart rate and making sure to workout every day. So if you are looking for a gift for someone who fits that description, keep reading!

Bobble 18 oz. Water Bottle

This patented water bottle allows you to purify your water on-the-go. Made of recycled plastic and designed by Karim Rashid, the stylish bottle provides great tasting water thats filtered as you drink.

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