Today over at Simply Stated – check out some fabulous tabletop pieces from Jonathan Adler that are sure to brighten up your summer table! (Seriously – how great does the tabletop ensemble pictured above look!) Simply Stated: Swoon.

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We have a new Surprise Giveaway for you today – with a twist! Our friends at Elum – the brilliant letterpress invitations & stationery company that creates gorgeous eye candy like this and this – are offering up one of their luxurious letterpress desk sets to a lucky Twitter follower! Each desk set is valued […]

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Watch out boring, boxy aprons…there’s a new girl in town! Say hello to Smocks – and to flirty, smart designs for entertaining in style! Smocks is a brand new company created by mother-daughter duo Christopher Ireland – a West coast techie & marketing/brand consultant – and Kelley Culp – a fashion editor & designer living […]

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Winner Update: Wow – you guys really love your See’s! This giveaway is now closed, but thanks so much to all 586 of you that entered! I wish we had gift certificates for all of you, but as always we’ve gotta narrow it down, and the randomly drawn winners for this giveaway are…. #418 – […]

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Let the sun shine in… Here are a few fun ways to brighten up your desk – or someone else’s! Hint: maybe mom deserves a little “sunshine” for Mother’s Day? 1. Golden Cherry Blossom Notes – Box of 12 ($18);   2. Yellow Bird Correction Tape ($11); 3. Yellow Peony Personalized Paperweight ($35); 4. Thomas Paul […]

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Loving these stylish & earth-friendly entertaining products from Branch: • 16″ Serving Trays in Colors by Bambu – 100% organically-grown bamboo, non-toxic water-based adhesive, natural lacquer (derived from the cashew nut tree), food-safe polyurethane. ($24 ea) • Vessel: Ivy by Perch! – created with low-fire ceramic & non-toxic glaze / great home accessory that can […]

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These multi-purpose shopping totes from Smudge Ink are bold, colorful, and eco-chic! Made of 30% recycled material, reusable, and fully recyclable with other household plastics. Several designs available. ($9.95 each or $29.95/pack of 3 different designs) (Great Mother’s Day gift idea too!)

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Cool drinkware finds from Greener Grass Design…Pictured above: Fortune Teller Coffee Mugs – Coffee cups with predictions embossed at the bottom. See.. the future looks bright! (on sale for $10 / regularly $14) Pictured below: Number Mugs – start every morning off with your lucky number! Or give a set of 2 as a thoughtful […]

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These Ice Invaders silicone ice cube trays are way too fun! The perfect addition for any 80′s party or alien/outerspace birthday theme, they also make a great novelty gift idea for gamers or children of the Awesome 80′s! Tray measures 8.5″ x 5″. ($7.49 at perpetualkid.com)

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When it comes to serving dishes, I’m personally partial to pedestal (or “footed”) designs, but according to the emails, tweets, and comments I’ve received from readers, a lot of you are too! So that’s the focus of today’s post over at Real Simple… 8 Great White Pedestal Servers. P.S. Pedestal servers make wonderful gift ideas […]

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Whether you’re nurturing a relationship or nursing a breakup, these quirky kitchen gadgets from Perpetual Kid are offering up some serious relationship therapy! Pictured above: Heart Egg Molder ($5.99) Nothing says lovin’ like breakfast-in-bed featuring heart-shaped eggs, right?; The Ex Voodoo Knife Block Set – a safer way to get those jabs in…($69.99 / available […]

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Update 4/21: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered – nearly 600 of you!!  Alas, there can only be one winner, and that lucky (and randomly chosen) person is… commenter #374 – Nikki, who said, “I think the WIllow-4 Sweet Cupcake onesie is adorable. It’s just one of the many […]

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I’m loving these ultra-contemporary bird feeders & shelters from cool online shop feel more human…especially the sleek circular feeder by Eva Solo ($60) pictured above! Pictured above: Nesting Bird Box by Eva Solo.

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This new melamine dinnerware from Jonathan Adler makes me happy just looking at it! The spring & summer-friendly patterns – “Acapulco” and “Stripes” (my personal fav!) – are both available in 2 colorways featuring vibrant shades of green, yellow, and blue. Prices for bowls, plates, salad plates, and trays range from $10 – $28 at […]

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Serving egg-based appetizers for Easter is pretty common, but there are so many different ways to get creative with them, including pumping up the color! Here are 4 yummy ideas from ’round the web {clockwise from top left}: 1. French Style Stuffed Eggs {via Cooking Light mag} 2. “Pink” Deviled Eggs, colored with beet juice […]

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Today over at Simply Stated: check out some clever & unique “Dining Meets Mod Art”  product finds from A+R. (Yes – those are PANTONE MUGS!!)

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WINNER Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are… Commenter #36: Erin – and Commenter #350: Beverly M. Congrats, ladies! Salus will be contacting you directly to coordinate your bath & body shopping spree! ***** Who’s ready to be pampered?! Salus Custom Bath and […]

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There’s something about the new Flamingo and Trees collection that Bailey Doesn’t Bark debuted this week that’s so delicate & lovely! I’m especially loving the chic color palette of soft pale pink, burnt sienna and gold that designer Re Jin Lee used for the hand-painted flamingos and decorative accents… (Prices are in the “luxury” range […]

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No matter which critter you’re looking at, these colorful, felt toy party favors are pretty much the cuteness! Find out more about them over at Simply Stated today!

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If you’re looking for a creative way to say thank you to your wedding guests – especially those that have traveled far and wide to help celebrate your big day – try surprising them with a “Welcome!” treat in their hotel room or a parting gift as they head home from reception. Jo Gartin’s Weddings […]

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