This site is overflowing with yumminess. Not sure what the deal with pencils is today. I hate writing with them, but these are so pretty I would buy them just to sit in a cute cup on my desk. I think these guest books are so classy & gorgeous. Check out the site for many more goodies.
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/31/2006 08:18:00 AM
Plum Party has got to be one of the greatest online stores EVER. I want to get my hands on so many of their goods, including these plates. And this "Just Married" tray would be a perfect wedding gift for a hip couple! (and in case any of you are wondering what to buy me, I really want a few of these to decorate!)
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/30/2006 07:57:00 AM
Saw these inserts on the Daily Candy this morning. Apparently the insert shifts the weight of your foot from the ball to your heel which reduces the pressure & prevents pain. Now you can wear your highest heels all night long without feeling like your feet are bleeding!
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/30/2006 07:43:00 AM
Check out these cute "Hug" salt & pepper shakers from Mint. When first trying to sell their design, they were told it was too "cute." Luckily MoMA decided to sell their products...and to their surprise, "Hug" quickly became their number one selling item.
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/29/2006 07:29:00 PM
I am usually prone to monkeys, obviously; however, Fiona at Hop Skip Jump has just posted these adorable bunnies. Just in time for Easter. Keep in mind prices are in Australian dollars.
I've had the pleasure of corresponding with Fiona about commissioning her work. She is super nice & will work to create something especially for you. Her email address can be found on her site.
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/29/2006 07:13:00 PM
If you've never read Doryn's Dish, check it out. She dishes on tons of topics & always has good stuff on her site. Today she posted a receipe for a yummy salad dressing. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to asap. I had a delicious spinach salad recently & it prompted my craving for more greens. But I hate using dressing like Ranch b/c they are so fatty - the fat free is always nasty, I don't care what you say.
Yummy, Yummy Salad Dressing
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Cloves Pressed Garlic
Salt & Pepper To Taste
Combine all ingredients, whisk and spoon over salad. (Use a spoon so that you make sure to get the bits of pressed garlic that will sink to the bottom of the bowl.)
*My question since I never cook is...do you buy pressed garlic, or do you press it yourself? If you responded "press it yourself," how does one do that?
A kitchen tool used to press a garlic clove through small holes, thereby extracting both pulp and juice. Leaving the skin on the clove facilitates cleaning, which should be done immediately after pressing, before any garlic left in the press dries. The press can also be set in a cup of warm water until cleaning time. Some presses contain teeth that push garlic fragments back out through the holes, making cleaning much easier. Garlic presses can be made of aluminum, stainless steel and strong plastics. (from epicurious.com)
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/29/2006 10:07:00 AM
Ali Edwards is a well-known scrapbooking celebrity. Really! She's a fabulous designer, writer & scrapbooker; as well as a scrapbooking teacher. She is one of my favorites because she always has wondeful quotes on her blog, she has an adorable family, and she makes the coolest stuff. Check out her new life artist products at Cafe Press. I want one of everything!
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/28/2006 08:47:00 PM
First off, here's a wonderful blog called Not Martha. This is where I found the hilarious twinkie sushi! Which in turn led me to the wonderful site Yummy Fun. This site has some very interesting recipes, most notably the monkey pops. Regardless of whether or not you want any new (strange) recipes, this site is worth checking out for the graphics & sounds. Be sure to turn up your speakers. My dog was very intrigued while I was listening!
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/28/2006 07:54:00 PM
I am a firm believer in the mighty power of the thank you note. And yes, I do quit gifting people if they fail to send me a thank you note when I think it is necessary (ie: wedding gifts). I was just raised this way. I think Emily Post would be very pleased. I also love sending little cards to cheer people up. I wish I received more hand-written notes instead of all the nasty bills & junk mail that seem to be spilling over in my mailbox.
Check out all the delicious note cards, thank you note cards, announcement cards, etc. at Greer Chicago. They also stock beautiful journals & other items.
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/28/2006 08:03:00 AM
I love the new products from Queen & Co. Their Colour Collection, which cleverly combines the beauty of makeup with a love for scrapbooking, is adorable. Designed to have the look a cosmetic line, the Colour Collection includes innovative products tucked inside their signature, reusable packaging.
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/27/2006 08:30:00 PM
Today's fabulous find is one that I've actually been following for quite sometime. Jeffrey Yamaguchi is the author of 52 Projects. The premise is that engaging in a creative project, elaborate or completely simple, can impact your life in a positive way.
I often hear friends of mine comment that they have no hobbies, no interests outside of work or socializing, and that they would like to do something creative, but they are not creative people. I've always believed that every single person is creative to some extent. Of course, Picasso is more creative than most of us would believe ourselves to be. But that isn't the point. The point is all humans need an outlet. A way to express themselves & attain the self-satisfaction of seeing a project through from start to finish.
I have not yet bought the book 52 Projects, although I intend to eventually. But I'm going to go ahead & recommend it to everyone, especially those that are looking for a way to get involved in something creative.
On Yamaguchi's blog, you can also post your own projects. These will most likely serve as inspiration for you as well. Now get out there & make something. Anything. With wild abandon. If it turns out looking like a 3rd grade science experiment, then tell everyone that's what you were going for. And don't be afraid to share. I'd love to hear about the projects each of you tackle. Enjoy!
52 Projects Blog: http://www.52projects.com/52_projects/
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/27/2006 06:46:00 PM
Ok, I tried blogging on Yahoo 360 but it wasn't exactly what you would call user friendly for those trying to visit my page. Unless you already had an established Yahoo account, it made some feel they were trying to crack the code on the national vault just to view the page! So we'll see how this works out. Stay tuned!
Posted by Funky Finds at 3/27/2006 06:43:00 PM