Monday, December 03, 2007

Gifty Guide #14

Ever since I can remember I've wanted a locket that would actually hold a picture or two. Finally, J.Crew is selling the perfect one. What girl wouldn't go for this? Available from J.Crew for $50.Perfect For: The Girly Grown-Up

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Gifty Guide #13

This little album is cute and practical. Picture-perfect presentation for favorite photographs and a fine gift for a favorite photographer. Available from Sundance Catalog for $10.Perfect For: The Practical Photographer

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Gifty Guide #12

This charming little suitcase would be a treasure to any child who loves to create. (or me!) Complete with yarn, needles, scissors and thread, there are scarves and pincushions just waiting to happen! Available for $60.95 from Tree House Blue.

Perfect For: The Petite Creative

Friday, November 30, 2007

Gifty Guide #11

Anthropologie's Vintage Maps Calendar is a beautiful addition to any room. When the year is up, the maps provide perfectly frameable pieces of art. Available at Anthropologie for $21.95.

Perfect For: The Artsy Cartophile

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Gifty Guide #10

What says 'fun' more than a good old fashioned Slinky? Available from Restoration Hardware for $6.95.
Perfect For: Someone with Stairs

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Gifty Guide #9

The perfect companion for any laptop or desktop user (I think that means everyone) -- this handy little vac plugs right into the USB port on your computer, allowing you to maintain a tidy keyboard and desk area. Available from Urban Outfitters for $10.

Perfect for: The OCD Techie

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Gifty Guide #8

Everyone hates those mornings of windshield scraping. It's snowy and cold and you always end up with frozen fingers and ice pellets slipping down the sleeve of your sweater. Well, that is no more with the down ice scraper mitt! This polyester mitt is goose down-filled so your hands will stay extra warm and toasty while you're scraping ice. Available from Eddie Bauer for $14.50 or 2 for $25.Perfect For: The Warmth Appreciator in a Cold Climate

Monday, November 26, 2007

Gifty Guide #7

Dishes are a hostess' delight. This bright new set of white with red polka dots is sure to add a dash of cheerfulness to any occasion. Available at Rosanna for $175.

Perfect for: The Enthusiastic Hostess

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Gifty Guide #6

Etsy is full of beautiful letterpress 2008 calendars. This is one of the most featured, most beautiful ones out there. Get it at ilee's shop for $20.

Perfect for: The Design-Aware Time Keeper

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gifty Guide #5

We all get a little teary-eyed while cutting onions, but this gift can take care of the problem. These oh-so-fashionable goggles have anti-fog lenses that offer maximum clarity and eye protection while the comfortable foam seal protects eyes from irritation. Available from Patina for $19.95.

Perfect For: The Easy-Laugh, Teary-Eyed Foodie

Friday, November 23, 2007

Gifty Guide #4

Know a someone who's always on the go? This may be the perfect gift to help them keep their documentation protected and fashionable. Available in a variety of colors from J.Crew for $29.50.

Perfect for: The Fashionable Traveler

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gifty Guide #3

A unique departure from the sterile and understated moleskin notebooks available everywhere, Nantaka Joy's "i love" book brings a delicate touch to a similar idea. $12.75 from Nantaka Joy.

Perfect for: The Gracious Thinker

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gifty Guide #2

For Utah residents, this is a gift that will last beyond Christmas morning. Next month Salt Lake City will publish their winter edition of the catalog of community education. Wouldn't an upholstery, wheel-thrown pottery, or woodworking class be a nice diversion for the dreary winter months? $80-$100 through Salt Lake City School District.

Perfect for: The Eternal Learner

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gifty Guide #1

A perfect addition to the home of an outdoorsy couple, or one wishing to woo. This backpack includes everything you need to have a fancy picnic in freshest of mountain air. Including thermal shield insulation to keep foods and drinks the right temperature, a blanket with water resistant backing, cutting board, cheese knife, salt and pepper shakers, napkins, plates, glasses, and utensils with service for four. Available at REI for $105.
Perfect For: The Outdoor Romantic

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Things I Love Today: Bridget Shirtdress

On clearance at jcrew. Seriously -- so fall, so cute. Only $49.99.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Things I Love Today: Applique Coat!

Right now there's nothing I want more than this ensemble from Boden:

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Things I Love Today: Cool Digital Campaigns About Places I Love

I love photos. I love Oregon. I love finding cool stuff to do.

365 Extraordinary Days In Oregon brings the three together.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Things I Love Today: Coldplay Vinyl Box Set

Is there anyone who loves me enough to get me this?And this? (so I can play them)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sites I Love Today: See Jane Work

I don't think I've ever seen such great organizational stuff as they have on It's all about being organized and stylin' with everything you need from binders to clips to bags and calendars.

Things I Love Today: Girlie Trench Coats

Like this one:

Things I Love Today: Runstoppable

Runstoppable is a great place to track your runs and create routes. It is similar to Walk Jog Run, which I blogged about earlier, but I like the interface of this one.

Things I Love Today: Cruisers!

Anyone who knows me very well, knows that I like to bike. But sometimes the blood, bruises, and sore muscles of a mountain biking adventure would be well worth trading in for a lazy ride on one of these:Introducing the BC-05 Deluxe Women's Beach Cruiser. At only $135, it may be well worth the splurge. Maybe I can even buy some streamers for the handlebars. Now the only question is... which color?

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Flower of the Day: Peonies

It's official: I love peonies. In their fullest stages, they remind me of the chubby cheeks of a small child.

Things I Love Today: Musicovery

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to discover new music. I'm a big fan of pandora, but I've made a recent discovery that is cool in a different way. It's called Musicovery. Unlike pandora, where you discover new music based on bands or songs you recommend to it, Musicovery allows you to listen to music based on mood and genre, year and style. Just another way to make discovering new music easy.

Things I Love Today: Running Routes

Today I discovered a fabulous little tool called Walk Jog Run. It's a webiste that allows you to type in your zipcode and locate walking/jogging/running routes in your area. Routes are sorted according to distance and are displayed on... a google map! It even calculates the estimated time it will take you to run the mapped distance (you put in your estimated speed) AND tells you how many calories you will burn based on weight and age. You can create an account to keep track of all of your routes and runs. This will make training for my half-marathon a lot easier. If only it would merge with, life would be perfect.