Jason Mecier Mosaic Art

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Candy Mosaic Art

This week (with Halloween around the corner), I’m loving Candy Mosaic Art, like the celebrity portraits made by local San Francisco artist Jason Mecier, who is famous for making these intricate works from candy. Some of his candy portraits take 50 hours or more and Mecier also uses trash as his medium, often from the […]
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Patric-Chocolate-Garage

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Artisanal Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

This week, I’m craving single origin, blended, and flavored artisanal bean-to-bar chocolate, like the to-die-for varieties we tasted at the recent Women’s Intellectual Property Lawyer’s Association networking event at Palo Alto’s The Chocolate Garage. The Habanero from Patric Chocolate was sinfully hot, sweet, and salty: If you haven’t visited The Chocolate Garage, they have tasting […]
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back to school nail art

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week Love Back To School Nail Art

This week I’m loving the crazy back to school inspired nail art all over Pinterest, especially Chalkboard Nail Design. Here’s some inspiration in case you catch the back to school nail art bug: Ciate’s Chalkboard Manicure (YouTube tutorial) Chalkboard with equations No. 2 pencil, apple, binder paper, and ruler Lined paper and colored pencils Bookworm School […]
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Tiny Prints Back To School Sale

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. Covet Quality Customized Stationery

Today’s Crave It. Covet. Love It. affiliate links are brought to you by TinyPrints. This week I’m coveting some new customized stationery and accessories from one of my favorite retail sources:  TinyPrints. Although I really love to search for one-of-a-kind designs from lesser known artists or make greeting cards myself, it’s really hard to beat […]
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Kim Seybert Paillette Gold Champagne Flute

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week Covet Gilded Glassware

This week I’m coveting gilded glassware like these stunning golden Paillette champagne flutes from Kim Seybert: They’re easy (and cheaper!) to DIY, too, with this Martha Stewart tutorial. You Might Enjoy:{Bake} White Wine Summer Fruit Sangria{Bake} The Outlaw Mom (TM)'s Easy Frozen Berry Summer SmoothieCRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave White Peach and […]
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Me-Ality

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Reality Sizing

This week I’m loving shopping shortcuts, like Me-Ality, which offers a way to standardize your size across brands: Just scan your body at a Me-Ality Matching Station and get a personal Shopping Guide to the brands and sizes that work best for you.  No more worrying about being a size 2 at The Gap, a […]
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eco-friendly beverage container

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Green Drink Containers

This week I’ve been loving eco-friendly beverage containers like the My Eco Can, which looks like a soda can, but is made of a biodegradable corn-based material that can be re-used multiple times before sending it to your compost bin: How perfect is this for late-summer road trips? Plus, it’s dishwasher and microwave-safe and BPA […]
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Red Berry Fruit Popsicles from La Tartine Gourmande

{CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.} This Week: Crave Healthy Frozen Treats

This week I’ve been craving refreshingly healthy frozen treats like these Fruity and Fanciful Twists on the Ordinary Popsicle: Source: latartinegourmande.com via Kristina on Pinterest Red Berry Popsicles with a hint of orange-flavored mint and Apricot Nectarine Pistachio Popsicles from La Tartine Gourmande Blackberry Ice Cream with Amaretto on a stick from eCurry Creamy Coconut Pops from Paula Deen Smashed Berry, Lime […]
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lorena simonovich deluxe baby book and memory box

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Modern Memory Keepsakes

This week I’ve been coveting modern memory keepsakes, like this vintage-inspired modern take on the memory book from San Francisco-resident artist, author & designer, Lorena Simonovich :  Be sure to check out Simonovich’s Petit Collage and Studio websites, which are filled with beautifully simple nursery decor, wood prints, mobiles, books, gifts, and fabulously designed children’s products with a delightful vintage-modern feel. You […]
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limited edition chandon brut classic for fourth of july

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Patriotic Bubbly

This week, I’ve been loving a California twist on the Classic Chandon Brut, like this limited edition of patriotic bubbly: Chandon’s summer bottle, named “American Summer,” boasts pear and apple flavors, with a hint of spice. Could there be any better way to celebrate independence? You Might Enjoy:CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet […]
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Mac Cosmetics Cake from The Cake Mommas

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Edible Artwork

This week, I’ve been craving Edible Artwork, like this incredible edible makeup display I found on Pinterest from The Cake Mommas (TM): {Source: style.icanhascheezburger.com via Outlaw Mom on Pinterest} And this stained glass cookie art from Maggie Austin Cake: You Might Enjoy:{Bake} The Outlaw Mom(TM)'s No Bake Oreo Truffle Cake{Celebrate} Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice Baby Shower{Bake} Quick Fourth […]
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avah eau de parfum from serge normant

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Heaven Scent-ed Locks

This week I’ve been coveting glamorously scented locks without the need for a tedious wash and blow dry, like Serge Normant’s ylang-ylang and jasmine-scented Avah promises: Who has time for the full blowout anymore?  Sadly, not this former prima donna. You Might Enjoy:CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Hempz Age Defying Moisturizer{Live} Adventures Of […]
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Gym-pact

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Paying By The Pound

This week I’ve been loving cool workout incentive apps and sites like GymPact and 21habit that charge your credit card for every day you don’t hit the gym. How are these for slimcentives? You Might Enjoy:{Live} Baby Got Back{Play} 30 Active Indoor Activities For Kids{Live} Skinny Cow Shake-Stir Ice Cream Shake Review | Take Two
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DIY Sugar Cubes from Nifty Thrifty Things

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Homemade Sugar Cubes

This week I’ve been craving Homemade Sugar Cubes in whimsical shapes like these cuties from Nifty Thrifty Things: They would be so pretty with colored Homemade Sanding Sugar, like the vibrant variety from Sweet SugarBelle’s, wouldn’t they? You Might Enjoy:{Bake} Ginger Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars{Bake} Caramel Frosting Brownie SandwichesEasy Homemade Play Town
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Out-of-the-Ordinary Rings

This week I’ve been coveting out-of-the-ordinary rings, like these Dior “Oui” rings: Source: lefashionimage.blogspot.com via TheOutlawMom on Pinterest this social media heart ring: Source: lieslmade.tumblr.com via TheOutlawMom on Pinterest  and Cartier’s recently relaunched Juste Un Clou collection of nail rings:   You Might Enjoy:CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love The Newspaper Nail Art Trend{Live} All I Want For ChristmasCRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This […]
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Impact - Confrontation

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Past & Present

This week, I’ve been loving the mixing of the past and the present in today’s moment, like the nostalgic photos of Irina Werning’s Back to the Future series: {Source: irinawerning.com via Alice on Pinterest} And the super cool Reel SF blog where our anonymous narrator, CitySleuth, researches and visits classic film noir movie locations in San Franciscoand photographs the buildings […]
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flavored butter

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Flavored Butters

This week I’ve been craving flavored butters, like these homemade sweet and savory “Fancy Butters” from Elsie at A Beautiful Mess Blog: How tasty would these be with tea or on a slice of freshly baked, warm brown bread? Find out how to make these scrumptious-looking Honey Nut, Citrus, and Raspberry flavored butters here. And […]
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covet bold beach accessories

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Bold Beach Accessories

This week I’ve been coveting bold beach accessories, like these black & white beauties: Maslin Zebra Beach Towel, $225 Express Zebra Wedge Flip Flops, $14.99 Diane von Furstenberg Neoprene Beach Tote Bag, $145 Michael Kors Zebra-Print Draped Kaftan, $437 Noel Stewart Wide Brim Beach Hat, $315 CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. Kids For Her Stripes […]
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quilling fish

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Paper Art

This week I’m loving paper art forms, like the intricately beautiful art of paper filigree, or “quilling,” as showcased in Yulia Brodskaya‘s amazingly precise, yet whimsical designs: Quilling is a paper art form involving the rolling and gluing of strips of paper.  It seems so basic, but to come up with a design like the […]
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Chez Pim | Fetching Framboise Jam

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Local Artisanal Jams

This week I’ve been craving small batch artisanal jams and marmalades like the “garagiste” confitures created by Bay Area local (and Thai native!) Pim Techamuanvivit: Pim uses sustainably grown fruit from local farms and cooks up each seasonal batch in French copper jam pots.  I’m dying to try the Blackberry Mirabelle Jam, Rangpur Lime Marmalade, and Joe’s […]
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Dior Round Croisette Sunglasses

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Retro-Inspired Shades

This week I’m coveting retro-inspired shades like these summery Round Croisette striped sunglasses from Dior: These vintage beauties simply scream “Beach!” don’t you think? Find them here in Crayola-inspired shades of red, blue, yellow and black for $325. CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. Kids For Her Frankie Ray Lulu Crystal Striped Sunglasses For Him Stephen Joseph Shark […]
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nanny in the clouds

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Childcare On The Go

This week I’ve been loving the concept of childcare on the go, like Nanny in the clouds‘ in-flight nanny service: How cool would it be to not have to worry about lugging your tots along with your luggage through airport security?  And I thought the GoGo Babyz Kidz Travelmate was the ultimate travel lifesaver. Read more […]
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milk

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Fresh Home-Delivered Dairy

This week I’ve been craving fresh cream, butter, milk and yogurt delivered straight to my door, like the local Bay Area Clover-Stornetta products delivered by Palo Alto native Michal the Milkman. Unless, like my in-laws, you live across the pond and have had the same milkman delivering your bottles of fresh, creamy milk for the last […]
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mackenzie-childs courtly check hunter boots

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Glamourous Galoshes

*It’s been on hold, but Crave It. Covet. Love It. (TM) is back* This week I’ve been coveting all of the fancy new wellies perfect for puddle jumping this Spring, like these limited edition Hunter Boots designed by MacKenzie-Childs in its Courtly Check pattern: Get it for $195 at MacKenzie-Childs or Neiman Marcus.  (Photo via MacKenzie-Childs). CRAVE […]
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mini lismore serving tray

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Earthenware Servingware

This week I’m coveting beautifully plain earthenware to place at our holiday table, like Stephen Pearce‘s terracotta and white pottery pieces: Pearce’s stunningly simple, yet stylish earthenware is the perfect complement to the vibrant culinary hues of the holiday season (think bowlfuls of rich, red pomegranates and mugs of mulled wine).  With their frosting-like swirls, […]
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spice jewels

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Embellished Salt & Pepper Shakers

This week I’m coveting elaborately decorated salt and pepper shakers, like these beautifully embellished St. Petersburg Spice Jewels from L’Objet: The handcrafted detail is amazing and the Swarovski crystals are guaranteed to raise the glamour of even the simplest evening meal.  They’re the perfect holiday or wedding gift in my book. If the price tag on […]
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reclining buddha submerged

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Local Thailand Flood Relief Efforts

This week I’m loving all the local Thailand flood relief efforts like the Thailand Flood Relief Fund launched by San Francisco’s Give2Asia and the fundraisers by the Thai Association of Northern California and Berkeley’s Wat Mongkolrattanaram to assist Thailand’s recovery efforts from the worst flood in half a century. In case you’ve been buried under piles of laundry, here […]
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kismet chocolate disks

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Vintage Inspired Chocolate

This week I’m craving beautifully decorated vintage-inspired chocolate like these mini chocolate disks from Rogue Confections: Could edible art get any prettier?  They even do chocolate postcards! See Rogue Confection’s selection of vintage-inspired chocolate here. Image via Rogue Confections. You Might Enjoy:CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Earthenware Servingware{Live} My Trip to Paradise{CRAVE […]
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botticelli's niece brass flake necklaces

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Turning Violence Into Beauty

This week I’m loving the idea of turning violence into beauty, like the way designer Ellen Miller of Botticelli’s Niece has designed these brass flake necklaces from spent bullet casings: Isn’t this a much better use for bullets?  Maybe I don’t look like or technically qualify as a hippie, but I do believe we should […]
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personalized reverso

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Jaeger-Lecoultre’s Personalized Reverso Duo

This week I’m coveting a personalized Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso Duo like this one showcased at Monochrome: You can choose from one of their ready-to-engrave designs or you can design your own truly unique and much more detailed case by using Jaeger-Lecoultre’s Facebook application (accessible on their Facebook Page) or visit their Personalisation Website to customize your very own classic […]
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missoni cookies

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love All Things Missoni

This week, I’m loving all things inspired by the master of zigzag – Missoni – like these amazing cookies from The Cookie Countess: I missed the mad rush at Target, but these ridiculously fabulous cookies are far better eye candy than any leftover zigzag rags I could have picked up! Can’t get enough of the […]
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karl lagerfeld diet coke

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Karl Lagerfeld Designed Diet Coke

This week I’m craving a fashionably cool and refreshing Karl Lagerfeld-designed Diet Coke, like these I saw at Harvey Nichols: I’m so embarrassed to admit that I’m back on the black stuff after abstaining for an entire decade, but sleep-deprivation has met its match in this boldly-bottled beverage.  If this diet drink helped Karl Lagerfeld […]
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eco fashions sf

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Upcycled Candy Wrapper Purses

This week, I’m coveting upcycled purses, clutches and handbags made out of candy wrappers and other recycled materials, like this one from Eco Fashions: Aren’t these colorful creations absolutely fabulous?  I stumbled upon Eco Fashions’ deliciously bright handbags coming out of yoogl at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival last weekend.  What a great […]
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society sparkler

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave White Peach and Cardamom Bellinis

This week I’m craving a white peach and cardamom bellini garnished with edible glitter like this “Society Sparkler” from Fashionably Bombed: Find the recipe and more amazing images of this sure-to-be satisfying sip at Fashionably Bombed.  (How did I not find this blog earlier . . . as in my twenties, when I had time to […]
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custom orbit labels

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet The Original Orbit Personalized Labels

This {back-to-school} week I’m coveting personalized labels, like these colorful custom Orbit labels: What better way to label bottles, cups and sippy cups, than with these non-adhesive, reusable, FDA compliant non-toxic, dishwasher- and microwave-safe custom labels?  You can even use these to label your own toiletry products, drink containers and insulated coffee mugs! Design your […]
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wedding bands

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Weddings

This week I’m loving weddings: Wedding season is wrapping up and we’ve been to three beautiful weddings – including a first-time marriage for our 65-year old uncle and his blushing bride – and witnessed two engagements – including my own lovely bachelor brother Uncle B’s proposal to Aunty C. My own wedding was a mere […]
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huile prodigieuse OR

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR

This week I’m coveting Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse OR: This luxurious multi-usage dry oil is just what your sun-parched skin needs to become silky and smooth after too much beach and pool time this summer.  Your whole body benefits from basking in this oil’s sheer sun-kissed shimmer.  It comes in a non-tinted version, but why on […]
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guinness

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Guinness

This week I’m craving a fresh glass of Guinness, like this one I had from Bewley’s in Dublin last week: or this pint from Buggle’s in Kilrush: Did you know that the black brew is actually the lightest non-light beer?  At just over 200 calories a pint, and with tried and tested medicinal properties (like […]
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newspaper nail art

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love The Newspaper Nail Art Trend

This week I’m loving the Newspaper Nail Art trend: How cool is this?!  It’s one of my latest finds on my newest favorite timesuck, Pinterest. Find step-by-step instructions via a pin on my “So Cool” Pinterest board and check out other fabulous nail art ideas like these gorgeous marbled nails – complete with a detailed tutorial […]
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magicmilkstraws

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave got milk? Magic Milk Straws

This week I’m craving these superfun got milk? Magic Milk Straws: So totally awesome – especially because I can’t get one single ounce of calcium into Jane on most days. Just dip, sip and presto! you have yummy flavored milk. Nutrition information on these lactose, gluten, fat, dairy, soy and nut free all natural flavored straws here. […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Hempz Age Defying Moisturizer

This week I’m coveting a big vat of Hempz Age Defying Herbal Body Moisturizer: It’s summer, Ladies! Time for baring it all in skimpy skirts, sundresses, and swimsuits.  To get summer-ready skin, slather on some of this heavenly scented, silky hemp seed oil infused lotion and feel your skin drink in pure moisture.  Nothing compares […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Patriotic Treats for the Fourth of July

This week I’m loving all the fabulous patriotic treats for celebrating the Fourth of July: {Image via Martha Stewart} You need to serve or bring these amazing goodies to all of your July 4th barbecues this weekend: 4th of July Cookie Cupcakes from the Hostess with the Mostess Independence Day Rocket Cookies and Flag Cookies […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Homemade Pop Tarts

This week I’m craving homemade pop tarts, like these Nutella-filled ones from Buns In My Oven: I’ve always been a sucker for Kellogg’s artificially flavored, sickeningly sugary, less healthy version, but it’s time to grow up! For more recipe inspiration, check out the brown sugar and cinnamon pop tarts from Ciao Bella, lovely pink strawberry pop […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Support For Pediatric Cancer Research

This week I’m loving the fact that I can support pediatric cancer research by participating in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon this September: I chickened out last year since the race was only 3.5 months after Sam was born. Now that he’s already 1 and I’m a good 30 pounds heavier than I was before he […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet Christian Louboutin Mixed-Media Platform Slingbacks

This week I’m coveting these flirty Christian Louboutin Mixed-Media Platform Slingbacks that are simply perfect for summer: Who else could blend leopard print, snakeskin and a whimsical summer patent pattern into a sexy 6-inch peep toe platform other than Monsieur Louboutin? With shoes like these, you’re guaranteed summer fun no matter the occasion* or the […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love All Things Owl

This week (and, well, every day lately) I’m loving all things owl, like this felt beauty from Lova Revolutionary: And these phone cases are too cute, I just have to *hoot* about them: Check out Lova Revolutionary’s Etsy shop here. I’m so crazy about my latest feathered friend that I bought this ceramic owl vase/umbrella […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Covet The All New Audi A7

This week I’m Hubby is coveting Audi’s 2012 A7: Park that Honda Odyssey, ladies.  Lose the Subaru Outback.  You know you want this. In a word:  beautiful.  In another word:  fast.  With a hatchback, it’s practical, too. And at less than $75k for the Prestige trim with Sport Package and Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Pretty Pink Drinks

This week I’m craving pretty pink drinks like Burnett’s Pink Lemonade Vodka: Not because it’s a fancy, high quality beverage (it’s actually a cheap vodka to be enjoyed with iced tea or another mixer), but because the bottle is so darned pretty and says “I’m Happiness in a bottle.  Drink Me.”  Plus, after a week […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Organic Honey Sticks

This week I’m loving a sweet alternative to sugar – honey – particularly when it’s packaged as a honey stick: We picked these sticks up for 20 cents a pop from Morganic Hilltop Honey, who sets up a booth at our local farmer’s market.  They’re delicious when sucked straight from the straw or drizzled over […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. {Mother’s Day Edition} Covet Hermes’ Un Jardin Sur le Nil

This week I’m coveting the fresh green fragrance Un Jardin Sur Le Nil from Hermes: Perfect for a Mother’s Day gift, you can snag this scent – one of four in Les Jardins Collection – for $90 at Neiman Marcus’ Scent Event (going on until May 8th) and nab four travel-sized fragrances in a colorful […]
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