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  1. Sweet Whimsical Pick-Me-Up

    June 10, 2011 by barbara

    Need some inspiration lately?  Well head over to Penny Wishes at Etsy.com.  Her shoplifting prints will surely bring a smile to your face and make your heart feel lighter. These prints make very nice gift for your friends or family.  They are great for sprucing up the wall to your home.    This is my favourite print. What is yours?

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  2. Plus Size Clothing For Women

    June 9, 2011 by barbara

    While my spouse was checking out the ATV Accessories, my friend called up and had a chat with me.  She was lamenting that she has no clothes to wear for her co-worker’s wedding in 2 weeks’ time.  I cannot blame her because shopping choices are very limited for women with voluptuous figure.  I went online to help her look for some dresses and came upon La Grande Dame, an online boutique which caters to larger women.  They have a huge selection of beautiful and trendy clothing as well as accessories.  Here’s a few pieces which I think my friend would like.

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    Scalloped boudoir lace dress

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    Becca Plus size dress

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    Jacqueline dress


  3. Matryoshka Doll Crazy

    June 6, 2011 by barbara

    Ever since a friend asked me where she can find the Matryoshka Nesting Dolls, I became a fan of them.  They are a set of Russian dolls of increasing sizes when placed next to each other.  Aren’t they the cutest thing?  I love how colourful they are.  I was at Etsy a while ago and found a huge range of Matryoshka Dolls.  There are Matryoshka pendants, aprons, laptop sleeves, girls’ dresses with Matryoshka designs, dog collars, etc.  If you are a fan too, then you must check out Etsy.

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  4. Stylish Bridal Shower Invitations

    June 2, 2011 by barbara

    A bridal shower is a beautiful tradition that honors the bride.  Are you planning a bridal shower soon? Well, if you are shopping for bridal shower invitations, look no further than InvitationBox.com.  This online store has a plethora of bridal shower invitations that are very fun, chic and unique.  You can find formal and casual bridal shower invitations for any kind of theme or style.  They have invitations from as low as 93 cents.  At InvitationBox.com, you can easily narrow down your search by Theme, Colour, Designer and Print Method.  Hurry and check out InvitationBox.com for the perfect yet affordable wedding invitations that reflect your special day.

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  5. Quirky And Fun Father’s Day Gifts

    June 2, 2011 by barbara

    Father’s Day is almost here.  Dads deserve to be shown just how much he is loved and appreciated daily but sometimes this gesture could be overlooked.  So Father’s Day is a chance where you can show much you care.   What to buy for Father’s Day proves to be a challenge for most of us especially for a dad who has everything.  One of the ways is to give dad a gift certificate to his favorite store.  I have rounded up a list of fun Father’s Day gift ideas for your father.

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    Beer Making Kit from FredFlare.com

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    What’s Your Poo Telling You book from FredFlare.com

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    Batman USB  Flash from FredFlare.com

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    Corn Dog Factory from ThinkGeek.com


  6. The Best Custom Printing Online

    June 1, 2011 by barbara

    Are you looking to print some business cards or office supplies?  Well look no further than My1Stop.com, America’s Online Printing Superstore.  More and more people are turning to Custom Printing online service because it helps to save time.  You can do everything on the computer without the need to leave the comfort of your house or your office.  At  My1Stop.com, you do not have to worry about breaking your bank account because it offers superior quality printing products at very competitive prices.  My1Stop.com has a full array of Custom Labels, business cards, posters, plastic, Flyer Printing and more.  They have a complete range of commercial printing product and services  with guaranteed quality results to suit your needs.  You just have to follow 3 easy steps to place your order.  A quotation can be obtained in just seconds.  You can expect quick turn around time, as fast as 3 days time from this online printing store.

    My1Stop.com has a team of experienced print specialist who are always ready to assist you in your printing needs.   Another great thing is that at their website, you can find free templates such as brochure, door hanger, envelopes, greeting cards templates and etc. for those who need help in creating their artwork.  Right now, My1Stop.com is offering a 5% off any new orders.  So hurry and check out My1Stop.com, your convenient one-stop printing solution for online printing jobs.


  7. Order Personal Checks Online

    May 29, 2011 by barbara

    I love seeing checks with colourful designs and prints on them.  Personalized checks is a fun way to demonstrate your personality.  They will definitely bring  a smile to someone’s face when he or she receive the checks.   While looking to order personal checks online, I came upon Extra Value Checks.  This online store has a wide range of high quality checks that are guaranteed to meet the bank specifications.  Don’t worry about digging deep into your pocket when you order checks online because  at Extra Value Checks,  their checks are priced 50% of what your bank charges.  Customers can also take advantage of their special value coupons when ordering.  You can order personal checks safely at Extra Value Checks because they offer a secure online ordering process and EZShield Check Fraud Protection to protect your checks even after your purchase is complete.

    There are so many design themes to choose from such as Animal Wildlife, Flowers, Military, Sports, Scenic, Food, Inspirational and more.  Over 500 designs to be exact.    My favourite themes have got to be The Cute Happy Cats, Girlie Girls, Noah’s Rainbow Checks and Bikini Beach.  Now, what does  that say about my personality?  So, if you are interested in ordering checks online, do swing by Extra Value Checks.


  8. diy pops for parties

    May 28, 2011 by barbara

    Eventhough the birthday party for my 6 year old is over, I am still visiting food and party blogs for some party treats.  I don’t know what has gotten over me but I don’t mind organizing another birthday party because I’m so going ga-ga over these oreos and marshmallow pops.  I saw them at Hip Hip Hooray.  They are so simple to make and the result is so much fun.

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    Marshmallow Pops

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    Oreo Pops

    The cooking instructions are the same.  Get some sucker sticks for the oreos or marshmallows, stick into frosting,  melt chocolate using double boiler, dip cookie/marshmallow into chocolate, sprinkle them with colourful sprinkles.  Ain’t that fun?


  9. Zurich Design and Art Community

    May 28, 2011 by barbara

    One of the continents that I wish to visit before I leave this world is Europe.  This continent is not only rich in historical significance but it also contains a rich architectural dynasty that is centuries old.   I enjoy visiting the exquisite museums, art galleries, magnificent monuments and etc. The first city that I would love to visit is Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland.  It is one of the world’s most picturesque destination.  The art scene in Zurich is also well developed and there is a large collection of fine art at the Zurich design‘ museum.

    While I was searching for more information on Zurich, I chanced upon CoolCapitals.com.  Cool Capitals is a go-to travel guide which offers an insider’s look at what is worth doing, exploring and seeing in five cool capitals in Europe.  What are the five cool capitals? They are Amsterdam, Zurich, Vienna, Antwerp and Valencia.   Whether you are looking for shopping in Amsterdam, fashion in Antwerp, Valencia Art or Vienna Design Museum, you can find just about anything at Cool Capitals.

    If you love art, food, architecture, nightlife and fashion from these marvelous capitals in Europe, do check out Cool Capitals. This site also offers city guides and recommended hotels.


  10. DIY Gift Wrapping

    May 27, 2011 by barbara

    I have been visiting many craft blogs lately and feeling very inspired.  Perhaps I should start a Craft blog and post about the lovely projects which I have seen.  That way, I can always go back to read them and try to do some of the crafts eh?  What I love most are the creative paper packaging for gifts.  There is nothing better than a simple brown kraft paper as gift wrapper.  There is so much you can do to decorate the gift.

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    newspapers or map make a good wrapper too.

    images via pinterest