These are a Few of My favorite Things

I admit it…I have some really cute stuff.  People give me cute things, and I love shopping for cute, fashion-related stylish items and gifts.  People  ask how I have to the time to shop and find just the right things.  Well, I love to shop on the internet, and find certain websites, that are Cannot Miss!   Nordstrom, Abernook, Ballard Designs, Z-Gallery…plus, I have a few stores that I know I can always find just the right gifts:  G. Whiz in Barrington,  Nordstrom (see a trend here),  Dressed to a T (of course)… I also am very loyal to stores and vendors…and thought I’d mention some of the things that make me happy and I love.  Plus, this will be the first of many more installments.  Yes , I know, how exciting! 🙂

Abernook Gifts – I got the cutest ever, high heel shoe bottle opener…for the woman who has Everything.  Makes a great gift, with a 6-pack of Stella Artois, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, or bottled root beer!   I just received a new box this week of gifts from Abernook, and they are all fabulous.  Check them out:

Some of the cutest flowers I have ever received were from my friend Mary on my birthday.  A picture is worth a thousand words…not a thousand calories.


Free e-cards, for every occasion.  I send these daily for birthday’s, anniversaries, fantasy football, and just to cheer people up…even if those “people” are me.  And yes, again, they’re Free.  And Free is good.

Where does one store all their jewelry, when you’ve run out of drawer space?  I have just the ticket… a standing mirror, that doubles as a jewelry box!  It’s $199. at


Those who know me,  know I Love to give Cocktail Napkins,with Sassy sayings.  It’s a great hostess gift with a bottle of wine.  It’s an immediate ice breaker, and a great conversation starter.  You can get these at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Abernook Gifts (, G-Whiz (Barrington), Mik Wright,  Some of the sayings make me howl with laughter:

It’s our ability to shop that separates us from the animals; Cheetah, is the new black; Fashion before Function; Just because I flirt doesn’t mean I”m interested; WARNING: Consumption of Alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.

My new Tiffany handbag that I received from Kevin for our anniversary…I have mentioned this before in a previous blog, and here is the long-awaited photo.    My friend Karin told me “it will be an heirloom”.  and she is correct!  The Tiffany Bracelet Bag:

Vistaprint!  I use this website for business cards, invites, and notecards.  I used them for Meredith’s graduation party.  You cannot beat the price, and you always find exactly what you are looking for.  And did I mention you cannot beat their prices? 🙂

I have (had) no eyelashes.  I always had a hard time wearing mascara, because it would  flake off, because I had No Eyelashes…Until now.  Rapid Lash.  You can get it at CVS, or  It retails for $50.  You can get it cheaper on eBay, but I caution buying something you put on your eyes from eBay.  Warning. 🙂

Let’s give another plug to my go to song, shall we?  Build me Up Buttercup.  This song makes me happy.  So shoot me.  Can’t help it, whenever I need a little pick me up, I play it.  I use it as my cell ringtone, it’s the most played song on my iPod and my iPhone…And, the piece de resistance…on my birthday, out of the blue, it was played on the morning news.  Just like that.  And that my friends, is called karma.  Really good karma.  Even Wisconsin students got into it.  Go Badgers. 🙂



Don’t be into trends.  Dont make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live…Gianni Versace


  1. Hey T — love all the gift suggestions. And I have always loved being the recipient of some of those gifts!! xoxoxo Nancy

  2. LOVE the bottle opener 😉
    Have been looking for a jewelry chest that size – will be checking that out…but OMG LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Tiffany bag! And I have to say, is bookmarked.

  3. A little nod to Julie Andrews, eh? Classic favorites. Very fun. Haven’t seen your new bag but looking forward to it. No Eyelashes? Really? Never noticed, but good to know. Have a lovely weekend!

  4. T – I think your theme song should be “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music because you have fabulous things. Your shopping skills rival the most experienced personal shoppers! Keep it up. XO XO XO

    • Lisa – I love that idea…plus, the Sound of Music has been all over the Today Show this week, because it’s their 45-year anniversary! And , yes, I do have fabulous things…and many I have received from you! xo

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