Shameless Plug.

March 27, 2009

Shameless Plug.

Don’t get excited. This is not a post about lamps or any other electronic device, although I may re-use the title later if I find a fabulous lamp because I DO love word play. This is really just a shameless plug to let you know I’ve decided to start another, non-shopping related blog.

As you may (or may not) know, April is National Poetry Month or something like that. As poetry is an ever-dying art that I have had a certain affinity for since I was a little girl with a poetry journal, I decided to try out using my other wordpress blog, Stuzie Speaks, with a daily dose of poetry. At the moment: a Daily Haiku. I’ve never been one for follow-through, so well see how if goes. But if you have any appreciation for the dying art of metered verbiage, stop by and check it out! I’ve put a link on this page in case you ever decide to venture back to the page.

Now, back to what I do best. Shopping.

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In other news…

March 25, 2009

And now for something completely different.

Normally, my lust for material possessions is more focused on pretty and shiny things. As for the more everyday items: these I have (and can generally I can afford). Today I started my daily post-work, tea-and-internet time on the Onion. I (shamefully) admit, I ended up there today by following a link on a friends Facebook page. Judge if you will, but statistically I’d venture to guess that you checked your FB page at least twice today since lunch today…

Anyways, back to the shopping at hand. After browsing through a few breaking news stories, I ventured into the online store for some windows-shopping (Ha Ha. Play on words cuz I use windows. See it’s funny becuase I use windows… Nevermind.). Found a few mugs that I’d love to drink my morning coffee out of! Like this one!

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This one is fun too! Especially considering my current level of caffiene consumption, which seems to be slowly working its way back up to it’s college-days level. Both mugs are  sold for $7.99.

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Apparently the Onion is good for more than just hard-hitting, serious journalism. Fun for shopping, too!

Caged Bird Sings

February 26, 2009

Admittedly, I’ve been a bit delinquent in posting. Again. Life has gotten busy, and I MIGHT have been real shopping again. I know. But I felt bad, wanted to “boost the economy,’ and the Amex people need jobs too!

I don’t talk about my job here, since it is somewhat depressing. Quite literally. I spend my days dealing with the dark and ugly things that happen in the world. This may be why I love shopping for things that are bright and beautiful.

Today was an especially difficult day, and I came home wanting to indulge in something that would restore my faith in the goodness of life.  So I baked some fresh pizza, popped open a bottle of Chardonnay, and jumped on the internet to indulge in one of my favorite guilty pleasures: shopping. A few searches later, and somehow I ended up finding this:

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The Fleur Wedge, sold by Unveiled Bridal Designs. This one is $189.90, and is customizable.  Gorgeous.

Now, anyone whose ever met me is probably flat on the floor in shock. I have never been a girl to do any kind of planning for my hypothetical, future wedding. At all. Ever. But have unofficially decided (at the amazing and insightful suggestion of theambershow) that I think I may consider a birdcage veil some time in the future. I’ve started casually, unofficially, occasionally looking for these when antique shopping. Clearly, commitment is not my strong point.

So, for the sake of maintaining my image (bitter & single), I’m posting this for my roommate. She is one of those fabulously fashionable Manhattan gals, who can pull off wearing feathers without looking like half-plucked turkey or drag-queen dressed for Mardi Gras. I’m not quite as bold, and a bit scared off by feathers worn on chicks of either variety.

For the time being, I’ll keep looking for a birdcage veil that is the one. Hopefully by then I’ll have found The One, and have a good excuse to wear a fabulous birdcage on my head!

7 Swans a Swimming

December 18, 2008

Finally- an easy one!

Every year Anthropologie has the most amazing ornaments. This year is no exception! If I had a hundred or so dollars to kill on christmas decorations, my tree would be covered in these. Sadly, all my tree has is lights and a ribbon.

Check out the Grand Swan Ornament! All their holiday items are fantastic- check it out!

8 Maids a Milking

December 17, 2008

What in the world have I gotten myself into… Seriously? What kind of of milk maids could I possibly want to purchase? But this is apparently my exercise in persistence.

So after much searching… I found the milk boutique: the clothing store. Most of it is not my style, but I found a gift few items that I think might be entertaining.cookbook1

For $23, the Takeout Cookbook. I love cookbooks, and I love takeout. What more could any single working girl in NYC want? Okay, maybe I can think of a few things…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

how-to-get-into-debtAlso, from the Self-Hurt series, How to Get into Debt.  Available for $12. Not that this is a book I need to read (especially as a single girl in New York City with a shopping addiction), but it looks like fun to read! Even though I could have written the book on this myself…

In other news, only eight days till Christmas! Have you finished all your holiday shopping yet? I have a few gifts left to find, but am a bit unsure still what to get a few people. If all else fails, those people will be getting frog cuff links, or maybe some turtle doves. Anyone know where I can find some turtle doves?

9 Ladies Dancing

December 16, 2008

One of my hands-down favorite companies is Ten Thousand Villages. It’s fair trade, and many of the artisan groups provide employment and job training to people who would otherwise not. Seriously – love this company!

And now for our ladies dancing: imagine this handmade Christmas Jute Angel and Star Garland dancing above your fireplace. Ten Thousand Villages sells these dancing ladies for $12. While you are there – check out the rest of the products!

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11 Pipers Piping

December 14, 2008

This one was not easy… I searched the net for pipes and piping and pipecleaners, and every other verrsion of piping I could think of. I briefly considered posting a link to some kind of jazz band full of attractive pipers… but that’s a bit unrealistic of a gift. Even if it’s still on my list!

Then I found these on Etsy. And – Bonus! – they are festive!

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They are handcrafted snowflakes by Pipe Dreams Designs. There are five designs for snowflakes available, and eleven items for sale.  I love Etsy!