Wednesday, May 27, 2009

InStyle's Sexy Dozen

InStyle magazine (one of our dirty little obsessions) just named their 12 Sexiest Stars of 2009. Do you agree?

Chace Crawford

Joe Jonas
Amy Adams
Helen Mirren
Christina Applegate
Liev Schreiber

Katy Perry
Simon Baker
Christina Hendricks

Taraji P. Henson
Scott Speedman
Tyrese Gibson

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Bento is a Japanese trend which is really catching on just about everywhere there are moms and dads (or singles) trying to save a few bucks at lunch time. According to Biggie, whose awesome site tells you everything you need to know about bento, “a bento lunch is a compact, balanced, visually appealing meal packed in a box.”

A traditional Japanese bento usually contains fish, meat or rice; pickled veggies on the side. In Japan, they are available just about everywhere: train stations, convenience stores, department stores and Bento shops.

Japanese 7-11 Bento offerings

In fact, Japanese homemakers have raised Bento-making to an art, called kyaraben, by preparing elaborate lunch feasts, complete with food made to look like cute characters or animals.

Yes, little kids in Japan really eat this at lunch!

For the rest of us, it’s a fun way to save money, eat healthfully and be a little more Earth-friendly (no more plastic baggies).

There’s plenty of good bento info on the web; from recipes to videos

Start with Biggie’s site (see above) or simply Google “bento”.

We are actually in love with the boxes themselves. There’s something so cute about these compact little containers, with a place for everything and everything in its place. There are online bento stores and there are plenty of them on eBay. Of course, we’d love it if you’d check out the picks on our store (to the right); click on “Cute EVERYTHING!”

Froggy Bento
(from our aStore)

Monday, May 18, 2009

JT Wins Survivor Tocantins!

24 year old Alabama cutie John “JT” Thomas, Jr. won, in a unanimous decision (only the 2nd time in the show’s history), Survivor Tocantins’ million dollar prize. He also won Sprint’s fan fave, bringing in an additional 100,000.00. Don’t let that incredible Southern boy accent fool you, JT is a smart cookie. He’s the first person in his family to graduate college (with a bachelor’s degree in business) and he owns and operates a registered Angus cattle ranch.

JT was pretty unbeatable, winning his last three immunity challenges. One of the greatest moments this season was when, during a particularly fierce challenge, JT lost part of a tooth. He kept playing like nothing happened, scoring a point and then another. When the challenge was over, host Jeff Probst tried to give JT his tooth back, but JT just shook it off. At last night’s finale, Jeff pulled something out of his pocket and unwrapped the tooth and asked JT if he wanted his tooth back. JT suggested that maybe his mom wanted it. (Hint to Mom: Sell that baby on ebay!)

JT was this season’s genuine nice guy. Of course, he did the requisite Survivor scheming, but he was always kind and honest, and he loves his momma. We like to believe that he and his final 2 buddy Stephen will really be good friends when it’s all said and done, like they said.

Even scruffy and muddy, JT was cute as could be. But when he was all cleaned up for the finale? Wooooo! That boy was ADORABLE!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Cutest T-shirts!

Everyone loves t-shirts! Comfy, classic, instant style!

Hilarious tees from

And these are just 2 of the zillions of awesome tees at

Do you have a favorite tee site?  Tell us!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Love these mugs!

Oh, that crazy Fred Flare!

Look at these super adorable, upside down animal mugs!

You can have your morning Joe in a panda, piggie or black kitty. Mornings have never been so happy! $20 each.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wake Up!

Have you met Frankie???  Wake Up Frankie is the best way to decorate your space...dorm, bedroom, locker...whatever.  The absolute cutest bedding and accessories, in the funkiest styles.

Flowerworks Bedding Collection 

You can adorn your dorm with Audrey Hepburn-style stuff or skulls and crossbones.  Just about any decade you can imagine is represented, from old timey toile to Brady Bunch mod (that collection is called "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!") There's fabric by the yard and a super sale section.  Frankie also offers great decorating advice and video blogs.  

Pink Cuckoo Clock

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ANTM Allison

America's Next Top Model's season finale tonight!!!
We're rooting for Allison. Teyona is beautiful, but I mean...come on...Look at those eyes, those lips. No, I'm not a weirdo, I just think Allison is so pretty. Come on Tyra---do it!

Oh no....they just announced it. Teyona won. Oh well.
Allison is STILL super cute!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby Ducks!

This morning, when we arrived at school/work, we were greeted by a litter/gaggle/flock(?) of 12 baby ducklings and their momma right outside our window. They were so cute, so fuzzy, it was all we could do not to pick them up and squeeze the living daylights out of them!

It got us wonder ducks are popping up everywhere - they're so freakin' cute!

You can get rubber ducky earbuds at for $15

Rubber ducky PJs at Target (24.99).

Be sure to pick up the ever-classic children's book "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey. First published in 1942, this happy book never goes out of style!

Or have a ducky party and use these sweet paper plates...

to serve your sweet ducky cupcakes!

Baby ducks are everywhere...

( about 44.00) just have to know where to look! :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Is there anything cuter than bright, shiny rainboots?  Well, okay...lots of things are, but still.  Rainboots are adorable.  And right now you can choose from hundreds of pictures and patterns.  

And while I don't advocate wearing rain boots to your wedding, you can wear them pretty much everywhere else.

Here's where to get them: