Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hometown Favorites has done something creative - they have put together substantial gift baskets packed to the brim with products from every decade... from the 50's to the 90's. It's mostly candy, but we all know how much seeing that bananna taffy, sugar babies, necco wafers or charlston chews can make you feel like a kid again - not to mention all warm and fuzzy inside.

Prices range from $9.99 (pictured left) to 39.99 (like the deluxe 50's box pictured at right).

Thank you to commenter Suzanne for turning me on to these. She said it could be great for someone who is hard to buy for and she's right!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Darth Vader Lights The Way!

For all the Star Wars Lovers out there, Darth is making himself useful! Because if you're into a series, you want to know about everything out there. And I have a direct line onto all that's new and happening in the endless line of Star Wars-themed products - thank you Kelly!

Check out these cute little Lego Darth Vader Key lights, which you can get from They are only $11.95 and have pose-able arms and legs. It's about 3" high and

I personally am into the fact that he has a cape. Just sayin'

Monday, August 1, 2011

Buy A Spirit Hood, Help An Animal

Now this is really something different! One of the ladies in my writers group came in wearing this. Not only did she look adorable in it, we had a lot of fun (and did little writing) passing it around, posing for pictures, and finding our inner animal.

Called Spirit Hoods, these are unique hat/scarf/glove-pockets-in-one. You can buy for women, kids, or men (I give the model props for posing looking hunky with them on).
The kids offer lines for boys and girls, are absolutely adorable and will be a BIG GIANT HIT, I promise you.
You can choose from bears, lions, leopards, pandas and wolves. They have kicky ear linings, and paw prints on the underside of the pocket/gloves.

The impressive thing is that they are high quality and something you won't find anywhere else. And Spirit Hoods have created a label called PRO BLUE. If you purchase something from that line, 10% of net profits goes to a non-profit organization helping that animal. You can read about it and the four organizations that they would donate those proceeds to by clicking HERE. .