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Meet the new tool for your cleaning arsenal: Bump It Off

Meet the new tool for your cleaning arsenal: Bump It Off

I'm a neat freak, a cleaning fanatic. Probably bordering on obsessive. And I love anything that will make my job easier. Enter Bump It Off. This nifty silicone sleeve fits over your fingers and has one side with tiny, flexible bristles (for delicate jobs) and the other side has large sturdy bumps (for heavy duty work). No matter what you…
UncommonGoods: gifts that make both you and them happy

UncommonGoods: gifts that make both you and them happy

At the risk of sounding like a braggart; I’m a good gift giver. I thoughtfully ponder over the recipient and occasion, and won’t stop until I have found the perfect item. It makes me happy, it makes them happy…and those are two things you should always aim for! There’s a site that’s been helping me achieving this dual gift nirvana…
I heart my simplehuman rose gold trash can

I heart my simplehuman rose gold trash can

Remember the joy you felt when Apple announced the rose gold iPhone? I know I am not the only one who wanted to replace my perfectly working phone for the newer pretty version (and did). And that joy extended beyond iPhones. Once bitten by the rose gold bug, I started upgrading jewelry, I searched for the perfect rose gold nail…
Easy DIY Projects: 3 table settings for ANY holiday

Easy DIY Projects: 3 table settings for ANY holiday

With minimal craft skills and some cute basics from Marshalls, you can DIY a fab holiday table There's something so special about sitting down at a holiday table; surrounded by loved ones, a delicious meal set out in front of you. How can you make it even better? With a pretty table, of course! And you don't have to spend…
2015 Gift Guide: For The Francophile

2015 Gift Guide: For The Francophile

We've covered what to get the Anglophiles in your life, but what about the Francophiles? Sure, Anglophiles are a bit easier to spot, with their Madonna accents and religious following of Downtown Abbey. But how can you spot a Francophile? A big giveaway is to ask her how she feels about Bioderma. If she answers "Huh?" - keep moving. This…
2015 Gift Guide: For The Home

2015 Gift Guide: For The Home

The 2015 Holiday Season started off with a bang, with Christmas music filling my house...the day after Halloween! (I’m not gonna lie, I was actually OK with this since my toddlers like to sing along). Maybe you think that was too early, that you'd have plenty of time to shop. But now, just a week and a half until Christmas,…
Orla Kiely Reed Diffuser

Orla Kiely Reed Diffuser

Design for the Home…and the Nose Chances are, you’ve seen Orla Kiely designs. Her modern, graphic prints of (mostly) nature are in the same vein as a Jonathan Adler or Kelly Wearstler print. The London-based designer’s fame is predicated by her extensive work in textiles, as well as her line of goods at Target (the hallmark of haute). I sampled…
2015 Gift Guide: For The Anglophile

2015 Gift Guide: For The Anglophile

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Yeah...we haven't either. But never fear. Our 2015 Gift Guide series will help you nail every single gift on your list. If you know an Anglophile (someone fond of or who greatly admires England) or even a British expat (that's a Brit living in the States), the items on this list will surely…
2015 Gift Guide: For The Baker

2015 Gift Guide: For The Baker

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Yeah...we haven't either. But never fear. Our 2015 Gift Guide series will help you nail every single gift on your list. If you have a baker on your list to shop for, here is my recipe for putting together a gift basket that is sure to please. THE batter bowl: Every great baking…