Tuesday, March 31, 2009

South Bend

Possible true facts about South Bend, Indiana I found on Wikipedia:

  • the first settlements were established as fur trading posts.
  • 38.7 square miles of land.
  • in the late 19th Century, South Bend was influenced by a large influx of Polish Catholic immigrants.
  • the Studebaker National Museum has a large collection of wagons and automobiles.
Now if those facts don't make you want to visit South Bend, then maybe this little store will...

Not sure if this is for real, but apparently there is a store in South Bend. Maybe if someone from South Bend is reading this, they can confirm it for me?? hahaha.

I don't know who would really buy this stuff, but it's pretty funny/neat either way.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pet Head

I know I haven't posted in a while, and I have no excuses for that really ahahaha but I'll start up one now and hopefully keep it going again.

I used to use Bed Head products for my hair ALL the time. They smell amazing. I couldn't help myself when I saw a display for Pet Head... yes, Bed Head made a line of products for pets. Since Zelda/beagles can't have baths very often, I instantly was drawn to the Dry Clean spray bottle - waterless spray pet shampoo. The scent of it is amazing, and yes I did buy it. No more smelling like feet and cheese popcorn for Zelda!!

Check out the rest of their products.

Pet Head

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Love Birds

I love all the jewelry that this seller makes. Trystbykerry on Etsy is a seller from Toronto that uses vintage pieces and turns them into really pretty necklaces and earrings. This piece right here has to be one of my favs from her shop, but it was extremely difficult to choose. I'd probably post something different if I were making this entry tomorrow. So definately take a look at her whole store!

True Love Necklace

Where To Get It:
trystbykerry shop

$26 USD

Monday, March 16, 2009

iPod Soap

I know I've posted soap on here before, but this soap is much different. It is shaped like an iPod!! It would be kind of neat to have in one's bathroom or give to someone as a gift. Seems to come in many different colors and scents (and you can even convo the seller to choose your own soap/scent combo). They also make soaps shaped as blackberry phones, dinosaurs, popsicles, pyramids, bunnies, teddy bears, kittens, dogs, and even a high heel shoe.

iPod Soap

Where To Get It:
Twoeggplants Shop

$4.99 USD each.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Scallywogs and Weewogs

Now these are the kind of plushies that parents should be giving to their children.  They all have special personalities and skills, like being good at arm pit farting, baking cookies, sticking blueberries up their nose, etc etc.

Here are a few of my favourites.

Cost: $39.95


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dawg Hatz

I found these posted on Cute Overload, and I instantly fell in love with the model in these photos. If you want a knitted hat for your dog, then these hats are for you! But seriously, this dog is too cute and I can't help but laugh when I see these photos. How much for the dog???

Cost: $22 USD

Blue Blossom Dog Hat

Cost: $25 USD
(you can even find the matching human version of this hat on the BeanTownHandmade site)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed

I was flipping through a friend's copy of Ready Made one evening and saw this wonderful craft for a pet bed made out of a suitcase. I've always wanted to make one, but I knew I would need a really cute vintage looking suitcase, and not some ordinary and boring one that I took to Montreal with me. The search for this suitcase is still on. If you're interested in making one, here are the instructions right from Ready Made.

Jet Set Dog Bed

Now, if you don't feel like going on a quest for that magic suitcase, but still want one of these neat pet beds, you can find some on Etsy! The one I really liked has sold already, but here's one from the same seller that is equally as cute and the addition of the cute kitten in the picture just seals the deal.

Vintage Suitcase Pet Bed

Where To Get It:
vintagerenaissance store

$65 USD

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fit For A Roman Feast

These raised neoclassic bowls for your pet's food or water are a bit different than your average stainless steal bowls. I think they'd look excellent outside in a garden setting, or just for a change indoors.

I couldn't give these to Zelda because she'd just eat one of the angels off... bad karma!

I love Humane Domain online store. They have neat things for your pets and for your home.. expect more blog entries on these items.

Raised Neoclassic Bowls

Where To Get It:
PetFulfillment Store

$34 USD

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Todd Young Art

When I found out about Etsy many months ago, the first purchase I made was from Todd Young Art. His Etsy shop carries tons of prints with dogs placed in beautiful and every day settings. At first glance, you may not notice the dog right away, but this is what I like about the prints.

You can check out his website at www.ToddYoungArt.com.

The prints in his Etsy shop are relatively cheap and the paper they are printed on is a really nice quality. Definately a great buy for an animal lover.

He's having a BUY 2 GET 1 FREE sale right now, too!

Below is the one that I bought.. and some others I felt like sharing.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I had some budgies throughout my childhood. My last one was named Stevie, and he reminds me of the birds in these prints... although my bird could never play guitar, ride a bike, or spin vinyl.. but these birdies can!


Click on the titles for direct links to the purchase page. But check out the rest of the store because there are tons more to choose from. I love so many of them.

Cost: $18 USD

Cost: $18 USD

Cost: $18 USD

Cost: $9 USD

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hand Hooks

Probably one of the creepiest ways to hang something up... hand hooks!! For some reason I had a flashback of the episode of Sharon Lois and Bram where the big gorilla hand comes through the window and steals all the cookies. I hated that episode. I guess it all depends on what you need to hang in your house, whether it's a tomato, some keys, a dog leash, incense, etc, then these hand hooks can do the job.

Hand Hooks By Harry Allen

Where To Get It:
Unica Home Online Store

$85 USD

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Etsy Featured Seller

The featured seller on Etsy right now is madebyhank. She's been on Etsy for about a year now and does this for her full time job, which is absolutely amazing. It would make almost anyone on Etsy pretty jealous.

She makes some really neat purses in different sizes and what I especially love about them are the ruffle details. The prices are pretty good too, considering the amount of work that has gone into making the pieces.

Here are some of my favs.

Ruffles Zipper Purse in Pale Seafoam with Dark Olive
Where To Get This Item:
madebyhank shop

$30 USD

Large Tough Ruffles Shoulder Bag
Where To Get This Item:
madebyhank shop

$132 USD