Friday, June 29, 2012

Cool Idea for Home, School or Office

This is fantastic - you can now have a white board on any surface that can be painted... and it can be in  almost any color... So many possibilities, for office, home, playroom, school, artists, visionaries...

For more info check out their website at!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ABC! The Newest Kids Book from ZooBorns

The folks at are coming out with another great little book: 

Photo Credit: Chris Eastland

This book has it all, from Anteaters to Zebras! Can you guess what letter X is? Ideal for young children, educational, and beautifully designed, this title hits book stores July 24. 

Pre-order it now at Amazon by clicking HERE!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What Are Craquelins? Delicious Gourmet Flatbreads!

OMGEEEEE so good! I mean SO good that I am putting these on my gift blog so YOU can order them  if you really want a treat.  These Arisianal flatbread crisps are so crunchy, so light and delicate and yet so FLAVORFUL. There are several kinds but I'm nearly addicted to the olive oil and sea salt. Try those and you will never crave potato chips again. 

While these can be eaten plain, impress guests when you serve these with wine and cheese, perk up your soups and salads, and use them to scoop hummus, jelly, jams and other spreads and dips. They are the perfect thing to pack in your picnic basket to go to all those summer concerts. Makes a great hostess gift too.

Go to Craquelins website to order ($20 for 3 5 oz packages), or see where you can buy them; Locations are in the New England area. Flavors listed below.

  • Black & Whites
  • Spicy Ten Seed
  • Whole Wheat Spicy Ten Seed
  • Olive Oil & Sea Salt
  • Simply White
  • Sweet Cinnamon Sugar (seasonal)

Below: a close up of their Ten Seed flavor.
the addition of pumpkin seeds are delish 
(and great for men's health in particular - how's that for an excuse?).

Monday, June 11, 2012

The New French Mix Nail Polishes

Early Stocking stuffer? Bridesmaid gifts? For the Sweet Sixteen party goodie bag? To bring to Grandma to brighten her day?

I saw these new nail polish duos by Revlon in Bed Bath and Beyond of all places, displayed as such:

And here are some of the trends that you can duplicate -- coloring just one nail a different color, or alternating... and doing a reverse French manicure by highlighting the nail bed moon instead of tips, though I imagine you'd have to have a steady hand for getting it even like the flawless picture of icy blue and white below...

 Or this fun take off on the French tips with one nail color flip-flopped.  

And let's not forget, you can just use each simply as a plain polish, and you just get two for one in the bottle, like the second one down which has a neutral off-white and a light pink...

Keep your eyes peeled for them in CVS and Walgreens, Target etc.... They were about $9 each.