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Top Three Thursdays

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After a much too long hiatus, Top Three Thursdays is back, the day in which we celebrate all things Etsy. Up first is the charming little terrarium from Made by Mavis because, really, don’t we all need just a little hint of green to help get through winter’s dreary cold days. (Obviously I live in […] [Read More]

Baby World

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When I had my first child 24 years ago, we were broke. Everything I got was in tag sales or consignment shops. While I got some great deals, that time of hoarding pennies probably explains one reason why I just drool over today’s baby products when I’m trolling around for good web stuff. Not that […] [Read More]
Categories: kids, kitchen

Top Three Thursdays

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I know in these hard times we should only buy practical things….and yet, I fell in LOVE with these felted cone sculptures on Etsy for this week’s Top Three Thursdays. They serve no productive value as far as I can tell other than that they are lovely and would make me feel immediately better if […] [Read More]

Stone Heaven

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Wouldn’t eating just automatically be more enjoyable on a placemat like this one from Viva Terra? These smooth river stone place mats —you can get a matching runner too — bring the outdoors in to traditional dining table decor. The stones are hand-gathered and then securely attached to netted backing. Cost is $55 for four […] [Read More]
Categories: accessories, kitchen

Pan Envy

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I’ve known for a while about how non-stick cookware that make your eggs slide so easily onto your plate likely contained PTFE, which is toxic at high temperatures, and PFOA, a chemical involved in non-stick production, has been deemed “likely carcinogenic” by the EPA, but I’ve just been suppressing the need to make a change. […] [Read More]
Categories: eco-friendly, kitchen

H is for Home

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H is for Home is also the name of a lovely online shop based in England that focuses on one-off, handmade and vintage items for the home. I fell in love with this orange enamel bowl for 20 pounds.(Question to readers: How do you make the English pound sign on a Mac?). It’s just so […] [Read More]
Categories: accessories, cooking, kitchen

Tile It

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Anchor Bay Tile has just about every tile you could possibly imagine — ceramic, glass, metal, decorative, you name it. I’ve been having tile fantasies recently about creating a backsplash for our kitchen and getting new countertops. It’s not likely to happen in the near future but a girl can dream, right? So here are […] [Read More]

Dishing on Dinnerware

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I just fell in love with these serving plates from CB2, Crate and Barrel‘s hipper twin.  I also fell in love with the table setting. I always think I can make fabulous table settings and then somehow I end up either leaving it to the last minute or taking a ton of time with it, […] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Up first in this week’s top Etsy picks is this wonderful bead wine stopper from Andrea Hoglund’s Sweet Dreams Bead Shop. The shop’s name comes from the fact that apparently she gets a lot of the ideas for her unusual beads in her dreams, as well as being inspired by nature. Hoglund kilns the beads […] [Read More]

for the brownie fanatic in your life

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Just as people fight over the icing flowers on a cake, there are those who always want the edge of a brownie. With only four edges as an option, what’s a baker to do? The answer is found at fredflare, a place for fun — and yes sometimes even practical — stuff online. Thanks to […] [Read More]
Categories: cooking, inexpensive, kitchen