Eye Candy!

So this mornings eye candy is a little late coming…. it is more like Monday afternoon eye candy then it is Monday morning eye candy, but it’s all delicious and fun no matter what time of day it is! Today all the finds come from Etsy, LOVE you fabulous creative Etsy sellers!

Also, this week is just slightly more unusual than typical…. it must be the three little Lego loving boys that I live with that inspired this weeks post.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful week!

When your iPhone needs to play hook it up with this fun lego iPhone docking station from qoofresh. Click HERE to see this and other products by this imaginative designer.

If your husband has not outgrown his childhood love affair with legos, here is the perfect belt buckle for him. You can find it on Etsy made by Crimson King by clicking HERE

For a truly unique way to light up any room… right I mean Legos would go with any decor….. try this truly unique Lego Lamp from Abbie Dablles HERE on Etsy.

I am just a little bit, I mean a LOT in  LOVE with Jewelry…. so here are two unique pieces of Jewelry both based on Legos.

Who would have thought you could turn Legos into a fashion statement… I love it! Thanks so much to rewarestyle over on Etsy for this great piece. Click HERE to view this and other great pieces by this designer.

If that special lady in your life loves legos  be a hero and bring home this super cool Lego Ring by ruby girl. Click HERE to view her etsy site.

Best Ever Guest Spot!

This weeks guest post from She’s Thrifty is the best one yet…. of course my opinion might have been a result of having to getting to go shopping with her as research for the post! Now that is research I can do again and again. Especially with the great deals that we found….. read below for all the details.

Shopping is TOO Much Fun
 
Yesterday my adorable friend from Studio Ten Twenty Two and I went shopping in pursuit of thrifty and stylish finds.
 
We started at rags shop+consign in Boulder determined to get our hands on some great deals. Rags doesn’t disappoint. The store is a pleasure to shop; pieces are merchandised effectively by color and style of garment. The pieces are also carefully selected, reducing your digging time. Sure enough, my friend found this adorable coat from American Rag CIE.

It’s a delicious tweedy coat, just screaming fall. She tried it on and the shoulders were just a little too big, even with a sweater underneath. Her loss, though, was my gain. The coat fits me! To put this into perspective, I’m a petite 5’2″ and usually wear an XS or S. But my friend is even tinier than me – she’s SO cute. The coat, of course, is mine now. Only $43. I was feeling bad that it didn’t work for her, but she’s happy for me. Very sweet.
 
Next we popped in to Common Threads. This is a fantastic shop; definitely an eye candy store. It’s so great I plan to dedicate a post to them soon on my blog she’s thrifty.

If you don’t live in Boulder, never fear. You can find great shops like these near you. I swear it!

Rocket Fuel

My parents were here over the weekend and one of their favorite thing to do with the boys is to launch baking soda and vinegar powered rockets. It is AMAZING how high those babies can fly! We certainly get the attention of ALL the little boys (and the dads) at the park when we are there with our rockets. The last time we did this we ran out of our rocket fuel baking soda and vinegar long before the boys were ready to stop the launches. This week my husband ran out to the store for groceries and came back with 4 boxes of baking soda and 2 GALLONS of Vinegar! Needless to say that amount of fuel outlasted the rocket. They launched that rocket until the fins would fly off in the air, and the nose cone was busted off. Now, I am left with over a gallon of vinegar and countless boxes of baking soda. The baking soda I know we will use, but I have been at a loss as to what to do with all the vinegar, until I was re-reading She’s Thrifty’s post about cleaning with vinegar! I love the idea that you can use vinegar as a fabric softener. What do you think ? Will it work? Or will it make my clothes stink smell like easter eggs? I was thinking about adding a few drops of essential oils to the laundry as well. Let me know have you used vinegar as a natural fabric softener? Comment below and let me know if it worked for you? If it works, I can’t wait to start using up my gallons of vinegar I have sitting in the pantry.

My Hair Had a Party Last Night

So the boys and I rock out to music every morning on our way to drop off at school. Lately the song of choice has been My Hair Had a Party Last Night You can click here to see the video and start singing along for your self!  

As a related side note, one of the best things about the weather getting colder is now when I drop my son off at school in the morning I can wear a cute little hat so I don’t have to worry about bed head and I look much more put together then the standard pony tail that I have been sporting for the last few months!

Mod Monday

 

Today Eye Candy is a throwback to the 60’s and Mod Style. It is a fun way to start out the week. Here are a few of my favorite finds and a warning that this week the finds are not so thrifty 🙂 however, they are all beautiful and worth that extra splurge!

 Ahhhh… I LOVE this dress! Now being a stay at home mom, I would have nowhere to wear it to, but isn’t it fantastic!! YUM!! To see this dress and other amazing designs make sure to check out dadadress by Jessika Madison-Kennedy there are some amazing designs just a click away!

This amazing classic coat is an etsy find that I am thrilled about by  jacksdaughter don’t you love the shape of the coat, the wide collar and the color of the buttons! It’s going on my Etsy favorite lists!

 This snappy little pocket mirror is a sweet little reminder of the Mod era that you can toss in your purse and bring with you anywhere! Another great etsy find from snappy mirror 

any photography enthusiast will have drooled over Leica Cameras and it’s easy to see why. The shape the style are beautiful!

Finally,  I couldn’t leave out one of the greatest mod symbols ever, the famed Italian Motor Scooters made by Vespa They are so yummy!

Have a great MOD Monday and please share your favorite mod finds in the comments below!

Roses Are Red ~ Guest Post

Thank you She’s Thrifty. Smith’s Rosebud Salve sounds amazing!! I just might have to pop over to their website and place an oder!

Smith’s Rosebud Salve is one of the best multi-purpose products you’ll ever find.

The Rosebud Perfume Company was founded in 1895 by George F. Smith in Woodsboro, Maryland. The formula for Smith’s Rosebud Salve was actually devised in 1892, but who’s counting? Smith began selling the product in his small drug store and local popularity soon blossomed. Convinced of his product’s appeal, Smith began a mail order business that continues to this day.
I’ve been a fan of this cult-fave for years. If you don’t take my word for it, consider that Sephora carries it.
The salve’s many uses include: balm for your lips, flyaway hair tamer, sunburn soother, eyebrow tamer, and skin moisturizer. You can even use it for diaper rash. It totally works – I tried it on my son.
It’s comes in a compact retro package. Pop it in your bag and you have one product that does it all!