A Clock Radio perfect for the Bathroom

That's because it is wrapped in brightly colored rubber...and it is pretty darn small. AM/FM radio with antenna. tuning search is done with rotating knob. Uses 2 x AA batteries (not included). 3.5" x 1.5" x 5 1/8". Available in yellow-lime, green, turqouise and pink. choose color option below. $55 from Unica Home.

Find it here:  Lexon - mini-dolmen clock radio


Camera Cocktail Ring

Wanna express your photographic penchant with a cocktail ring of a different sort?  Check out this one for a cheap price of $10 from  Adjusts to fit all sizes, camera measures about 1/2”.

See it here: hot shot! camera ring


White Watches

White plastic or acrylic watches are everywhere.  You could pay more than $3,000 for one by Chanel or you could get a cheaper, cooler TOYWATCH. They tout their line as an "anti-luxury statement in a luxury obsessed culture". Style icons Madonna and Sienna Miller have one of these beauties. This is one I like especially, because it is solid white. Details: Water-resistant to 5 ATM (50 meters), Quartz movement, Acrylic/stainless steel. $195

Find it here: Plasteramic Collection' Watch


Williams-Sonoma offers Cooking Classes

Wanna make a dinner for friends of Spring Greens with Broiled Goat Cheese, Fresh Peas with Mint and Lettuce, Pork Tenderloin with Glazed Onions and Peach and Pistachio Cobbler?

Every one of Williams-Sonoma's more than 250 stores offers special events 'that can enhance your enjoyment of cooking and entertaining'. These events include: Cooking classes that spotlight culinary trends, expert demonstrations of cookware and tips for cooking and entertaining and personal appearances and signings by celebrated chefs and cookbook authors. You can participate in an entire series or choose your favorite individual classes. This is also a great thing to participate in with a friend or significant other.

For more info: Williams-Sonoma Cooking Classes


Arrieta Vogels Flower Dome Ring

Get ready for summer by pointing to the bright side of life. This colored cocktail ring is embellished with enamel flowers and also has Swarovski crystals. 14K gold filled. $140.00. Fancy and so cute!

Find it here: Flower Dome Ring


Gladiator Sandals for cheap!

Want a pair and don't want to spend a fortune?  We found a pair that actually looks better than the higher priced ones for a fraction of the cost.  Lots of straps and looks kinda fancy.  This Atia sandal is only $29 and comes in pewter or black.

Find it here:  Atia Sandal


Digital Luggage Scale

The airlines are hurting now, so they are just looking for ways to nickel and dime us! Prevent additional charges at the airport for overweight luggage by using this convenient digital luggage scale. The compact and portable scale weighs luggage up to 75 pounds, so you know how much it weighs before getting to the airport. It's portable and compact for easy traveling. Only $19.99

Find it here: Digital Luggage Scale


Tria Laser Hair Removal System

Laser hair removal works...and having someone do it in a doctor's office costs lots of $$$. There is now an at-home laser named Tria, still pricey ($995) but you get lots of uses out of it. Saves time, energy and maybe even a few bucks. This is permanent. Hairy back people: you might want to invest in one of these. Might save a few stares at the beach.

Find it here: Tria Laser Hair Removal System

p.s. Let us know if it works


Carrie Bradshaw's Belt

This belt was all over the Sex and the City movie and Carrie Bradshaw wore it well.  She wore it with just about everything, too.  Who knew you could wear a studded belt with formal attire?  Very cool.  Patricia Field (the serie' long time stylist) always comes up with new trends.  This one you could not help zeroing in on in almost every scene.  Buy it on Patricia Field's website for July pre-sale for $120 or you can get it now for $250 elsewhere if you dare.


Dear Old Dad

The man who taught me that saving was important...and so was a good credit report.  Thank you so much for being there for me and giving us unconditional love.  I would be lost with out you and your corny jokes and I thank my lucky stars every day for having you in my life.  Eat unhealthy today and fall asleep on the couch while snoring loudly.  This ones for you!


Go Green with Linea Pelle's Dylan leather tote

Well, green in a way. Linea Pelle's "Dylan" tote is made from buttery soft Italian leather, bag also has brass hardware details, structured straps, a top zipper entry, and 3 front pockets with exaggerated zipper pulleys. Marcia Cross has been seen with one of these. Dimensions: 15.5 inches high, 4.75 inches wide. So cute..and it holds all your junk! $595.00

Find it here: Linea Pelle Dylan Tote


More ports!

This colorful, fun USB chain let's you hook up flash drives, iPods, and digital cameras to your computer. Four extra USB ports that can be used simultaneously and the chain is made of
durable plastic. Chain is approximately 8" and it conveniently folds to 1¼" w/ 29" cord, as shown here. $22.

Find it here: USB hub chain


The Skinny Girl's Margarita

Summertime is margarita time! Margaritas are delicious, but they are loaded with way to much sugar and way too much salt. If you want to bloat up fast, have a few margaritas. Bethenny Frankel, the Natural Foods Chef and co-star of The Real Housewives of New York City has come up with a delicious alternative to sweet margarita mix, called "The Skinny Girl's Margarita". Apparently, clear liquor is the key. Here is also included a link so you can watch a video of her making a frozen batch.

What you'll need:

* 2 oz of clear Tequila (100% agave, Patron Silver)
* (count 1, 2 while you pour, no need for measuring)
* A splash of fresh lime juice
* A splash of Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec

Combine all ingredients over a glass of ice

Garnish with a lime wedge and salt (or sugar) if you'd like.

Makes one serving

Click Here to see the video: Skinny Girl's Margarita


The new iPhone. Twice as fast for 1/2 the price

That is what Apple promises, as it tries to compete with the working person's Blackberry. It's coming July 11th, has 3G speed, Microsoft Exchange for emails and contacts and maps with GPS. Starts at $199. Wonder if they will let other cell phone providers pick it up? Go to the Apple store or AT&T to buy.

Find more info here: iPhone


Pottery Barn makes jewelry boxes

I should say, jewelry boxes to meet everyone's needs. Man, woman, big jewelry collector or someone with a few pieces. They come in different colors also. Classic and lockable. Embossed leather with faux suede lining and compartments to keep treasures organized and protected. I like the big daddy armoire, which features a large divided drawer, sections for rings, earrings and necklaces, storage for bracelets and watches, a mirror and two travel boxes that lay inside. May be monogrammed with a single initial on the interior mirror for an additional charge. 16.5 x 10.5 x 10" h. McKenna Jewelry Armoire, $349.

Find whole collections here: Pottery Barn Jewelry Boxes


Life's a Picnik...

Having a hard time figuring out how to tweak your pictures, airbrush fine lines from faces, erase blemishes?  CNN recently did a review on a site called that makes it easy for the average Joe.  No downloads, nothing to install, works on Mac or a PC.  Has lots of special effects to fuel your photographic creativity.  It will work with your pictures on flickr and facebook too.  Check it out yo!


Octopus Necklace?

Yes, that is precisely what I said.  I saw some of these for over $100, but I found this one for 11.95 Euros. Large Octopus Brass charm on Gold Plated 16” chain with a cute vintage sea shell charm dangling down the back. Designed by Lili Confetti Of Paris.  Check out the pics on their site to see the scale of the necklace on someone's actual neck.  Strange concept, I know.

Find it here:  Mr Octopus Necklace


Nicole Miller for JCPenney

Great designer Nicole Miller has some affordable, actually cute pieces at JCPenney's now. This halter style top is only $30.80 and ties at back of neck. Another selling point is that you can machine wash and line dry.

Find it and the rest of the line here:

Nicole by Nicole Miller® Mesh Tunic


Mesh Earrings

Long, gold earrings are making a comeback and these mesh ones from Bebe are definitely retro. (Long earrings are called 'dusters', because they dust the shoulders). The $29 price tag isn't too bad on these either.

Find it here: Bebe Mesh Earrings



Rafé Totengco left his business in Manila in 1989 to pursue his dream of being a designer. He moved to NYC, started small with belts and moved on to handbags, shoes and more. One of the more recent items that caught my eye is the Saigon Camilla Medium Tote. Bright pink linen and cute pivets on the outside. Also comes in black and white. 11x11.5x7. Find it in the stores (like Bergdorf's) or go straight to his site. $295

Saigon Camilla Medium Tote


Get Wired: Tiny Travel iPod speakers!

The TravelSound i80 gives you 15 hours of music on the move, which makes it perfect for the beach or pool.  Comes with a rechargeable battery and is slim, which makes it great for packing.  Goes with a 3rd generation iPod Nano and can be found for $74.85.  Enjoy!

Here it is:  
Creative TravelSound i80 Speaker Dock for iPod nano 3G


Need a logo design, business card or website?

There is a website called that you can go to and submit a 'creative brief', which is your design idea, and how much you are willing to pay for the service.  They set up a contest for you that runs about 7 days.  The contestants are a "thriving community of 12,945 talented designers".  Pretty cool idea for those design-challenged that need work done and have no clue who to call or how much to spend.    Click here to start your own contest or browse the ones currently going for inspiration: