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Pink and Green Fever March 22, 2008


Spring is coming…I just know it! Even though it might be snowing here in PA (we call it the “onion snow”) I am still longing for the bright, warm, wonderful days ahead.  So, I am going to showcase a few little items here in Pink and Green, my fav color combo….duh, just look at my store!

 

Anyway, here is my favorite thing for spring…a super cute trench in, um, PINK! It’s from Chadwicks of Boston and retails for $39.99….wahoo!

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Wow, just found these ADORABLE shoes in GREEN and LEOPARD…can you imagine? They are from www.shoes.com and are a little more expensive than the stuff I usually look for ’cause I think fashion should be affordable. But, they are from Oh Deer and are $154.99 and I am in love…

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Since I am on a shoe roll…what do you think of these from Tommy Hilfiger??  Love ’em and they have a much better price point at $74.99. They are also from shoes.com  Check out the lining…TDF!

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I would be totally remiss if I didn’t mention some cute stationery!  www.threedesigningwomen.comoffers a look at their fantastic personalized stamps and embossers.  There are so many designs to choose from….I absolutely LOVE my stamper…us it every chance I get (course, I use bright pink ink).  Here at Pushing the Envelope the stamps are on sale right now for $36.00 during my Spring Fever sale.

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Now, the same company also offers a product called “imprintables”.  It is a collection of folded notes, wine tags, memo paper, gift tags, etc that you can personalize with your cute stamp.  Check out the wine tags…toooooo cute…..!

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So I just turned 41….and ummmm my eyes are maybe not as ummmm good as they maybe used to be.  Not saying I have to get full-on prescription glasses yet.  I might just need a little something to help me out with the newspaper print.  Why have they started to make the print smaller?  I don’t get it.  If you could use a little magnification in your life, you might want to log on to http://www.target.com/Influence-Reading-Glasses-Olive-Pink/dp/B000TVXCZK/sr=1-14/qid=1206197930/ref=sr_1_14/601-9129330-7380928?ie=UTF8&rh=k%3Apink-and-green-bags&page=1 and take a peek at these darling glasses in, what else, but PINK and OLIVE (green):)

I love a cute wristlet….I am still trying to rid myself of my giant bag!  Anyway, here is one from my favorite web site www.etsy.com.  It’s darling and it fits in with my theme…AND it’s only $12.00.  Find it here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6665962

 

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Now go look for spring…it’s lurking out there somewhere…just like my BFF cyber stalker!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yellow and Gray February 21, 2008

So, have you all been following the latest color trends?  Are you absolutely certain that you have got to have something fab in that great yellow and gray combo?  I am, I do, I must have it.  Found some super kewl stuff just for you.

Check out this smart looking top from Lulu’s http://www.lulus.com/products/Yellow+and+Gray+Daytime+Top/7883.html It’s soooo cute, 100% silk and it’s only $38 get two for heaven’s sake.

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Everyone knows that I LOVE paper…I guess that I darn well better since I sell the stuff!  Anyway, I found these great notes from Whitney English http://www.whitneyenglish.com/catalog/index.php

I don’t carry their papers yet…but I will!  Darling!

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Get your vintage on with these great trainers from Urban Outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.com for 58 bucks.

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Now have a look-see at this cute yellow clutch from Target (did I hear you use a french accent when you read “Target”??)

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This little clutch is a whopping $14…isn’t it cute?  I am seriously trying to use a 12 step program to break my addiction to a large bag.  I am really trying to use a wristlet or clutch as much as I can…it’s hard.  Say a prayer!

Here’s a little mirror to tuck in to that clutch…it’s on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/index.php

oh crap, can’t get the photo to work….click on this to see the cute mirror

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8826920

BTW, do you shop Etsy?  It you don’t, you should!  It’s all handmade, really cool goods from mostly groovy and totally creative babes like us.  Check it out!

 

 

Alrighty then, go and find yourself something fabulously yellow!

 

 

 

 

Monogram It Baby!! January 23, 2008

So, I get this great trade magazine called Greetings, etc.  I love this magazine because it’s a fantastic way to follow and predict the trends in the stationery biz.  Anyway, this month Greetings, etc. listed the top 25 trends to watch for in 2008.  And, to my excitement, the “Push for Personalization” was listed as one of the top trends. The magazine states that “customers of all ages seem to be a part of the ‘me’ generation – and thy are making their mark via personalization”.

Who knew that lil ol’ me would be such a trend setter and WAY ahead of the curve with all of my smart looking monograms on everything and anything that I can get ’em on.

I carry a line of wonderfully creative pieces from a company called Heartstrings…have a look at these…

Monogrammed Stone Pendant

A great looking pendant!  Carved stone available in several colors and shapes and can be mixed and matched on any number of necklaces with your choice of fonts.  I have other styles available in wood and shell too….. from $25, very, very cool!!

What about these great monogrammed soaps?  Not only do they look great, but, they  are really wonderful soaps….smell amazing too and available in several different scents like mandarin mango, fresh linen, cherries jubilee and milk chocolate truffle…starting at $11 YUM!

 

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Monogrammed bumper-shoot anyone?  Please, tell me, who wouldn’t want to carry this darling umbrella that is completely personalized just for you??  At $29, you will be singin’ in the rain for sure!!

 

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Checkout these cute folded initial notes from Hype Strype…I offer several different designs and at ten bucks for a pack of ten, you can not pass them up.

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Last, but never least, have a peek at these amazing key-fobs from Lauren Nicole Fashions

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I carry an identical product in my store, Pushing the Envelope!  Ours are a bit bigger to fit over your wrist..soooo very convenient…never lose your keys in your bag again.  I have lot’s of darling ribbon choices….polka dots, sports themes, pink leopard, preppy as can be and more!  $10 or $13 with a monogram!

 

 

So go personalize something…you’ll be a trend setter just like me 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rub-A-Dub, Ms. Monogram’s in the Tub! January 3, 2008

Today I want to share some fab bath treats and related items that I LOVE.  Lately I have been in the mood to soak in my whirlpool tub at home…I guess because it’s been so COLD and WINDY here.  There is nothin’ like a good soak to take the chill off!

 My first treat for you is a special little web site that I found when I was looking for stocking stuffers for my Dolly and for little gifts for my nephews.  Here is the URL… http://www.ebubbles.com/ Please check it out! E-Bubbles sends your goodies wrapped in bright blue tissue and offers free samples of your choice with each order.  Also, my package arrived sooo quickly, I was truly amazed! I got the MOST darling little snow globe soaps and funky band-aids…um, I mean adhesive bandages and other cute things.  Right now, I am looking at the site and salivating over Star & Rose Chocolate Body Shake Bubble Bath…YUM! Well drat, they won’t allow me to post the photo….so here is the link…have a peek. http://www.ebubbles.com/ebubbles.filereader?477cfdb2003c9b90271d424d36190684+EN/products/0095&2D701

 Now, for a product that I am absolutely going to carry in my shop….Soapy LoveSoapy Love pure glycerin soaps!

http://www.soapylove.com/soapsicles.html

They are absolutely the cutest soaps that I have ever seen.  The soaps are shaped like Popsicle’s and come in several different “flavors” like Confetti Cupcake, Nilla Sammie (which looks like an ice cream sandwich) and Orange You Cute. To die for…get some!

 And what about these darling Soap Rolls from What fun! ?

http://www.what-fun.com/thegoods/soaprolls.shtml

Soap Rolls are long lasting and moisturizing and gentle enough for you face too.  Who says gettin’ clean isn’t fun!

 

Well, I am bummed because today it seems as if I am unable to post photo’s…and that is such a fun part of this blog. In the mean-time, just scroll your curser over the link and you can see a small photo.  I will try to work out the bugs and have pic’s next time!

 

Until then, happy washing!