Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine's Day Roses - and Fast!

I love roses and what girl doesn't, right? My favorite source of Fresh Roses is CaliforniaBlooms.com, and they have just launched a FREE iPhone App and just in time for Valentine's Day.

I just ordered for my Mom and it only took a couple of minutes....and this was while waiting in line at the grocery store!

Friday, October 2, 2009

A Good Cause

Buy local! Save the environment! Do your part in helping the sick and the needy!

Do I sound like a politician going after your vote? Sorry about that! Let me fill you in on a website that can accomplish these things for you - all with one (or maybe a few) clicks! Is there anyone alive who doesn't love a beautiful bouquet of roses, pitching in to help the economy by buying local, and perhaps most importantly, helping with breast cancer awareness? You can accomplish all three by purchasing fresh roses from www.californiablooms.com. I have mentioned this website before in a previous blog post, but this deserves another mention because of the charity angle.

Right now, you can get a special 18-rose bouquet in pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month, and they will donate money to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The roses from this site are grown in a "boutique-like” setting in Central Cali - they are hand-selected, cut and then shipped. The mass producers of roses can take up to a week to ship and they are imported, mostly from South America. Another plus is California Blooms uses eco-friendly growing practices, which saves water and energy. What better way to help to save lives AND the economy AND the environment!!!! California Blooms has my vote.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Kat's Meow

My friend Sue has good judgement - she picked me for her BFF afterall! And with three adorable, smart and fashion-forward little girls, I trust her instincts when it comes to kids clothes. When I needed something special for my 4 year old, I called her old pal Jill, owner of The Kat's Meow in Chico, CA. You'd think being near "the big City" I could find a go-to store for kids. Not! The Kat's Meow carries a number of brands I'd never heard of - Flowers By Zoe, Mimi & Maggie (we have both items pictured and LOVE them), and yummy soft Cotton Caboodle leggings. I'll pick up the phone every chance I get to place an order from this cute store - they'll even put together baby shower gifts and wrap them for me in the best toile wrapping paper. We're purring all the way through summer with some awesome finds, and I can't wait for school to start again so I have an excuse for more.
Kat's Meow

Love Matt Bernson

Some fairly cool celebs are wearing Matt Bernson sandals. I decided to try them out - two pairs later and I am feeling like courting the paparrazzi myself. Ivy anyone? I am wearing one of my two pairs virtually every day. Try the Love sandals (Courteney Cox, Demi Moore and Naomi Watts have been seen in these) or the Tab Glad (one of Kate Hudson's favorites). They are sold out pretty often but be patient and regularly peruse www.mattbernson.com or www.blueheavenboutique.com for restocking. Tip - I'm a 7 1/2 - in the Love sandal a size 8 was a perfect fit; in the Tab Glad I had to go a size down for a good, but slightly short fit.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Can These Jammies Help You Sleep Better?

My 4-year old is sleeping better of late....could it be these pajamas? Ok, maybe not, but that's what I am telling myself, so I can rationalize buying every color. Both my little one and I love them!

Boden Jersey Pajamas

Monday, June 1, 2009

Boutique Grown Fresh Roses

I don't know about you, but everywhere I turn, I see ads for all the well-known internet flower sellers like Proflowers and 1800flowers...blah, blah, blah. What most people don't know is that the vast majority of their roses are grown in South America, shipped to the states and then to the consumer. By the time the roses get to you (3-5 days, from what I hear), they may have seen better days.

Enter CaliforniaBlooms.com. This little company, only sells roses that are grown here in California. Their roses are carefully cultivated in an eco-friendly environment by a 7th generation dutch flower grower and they are consistently recognized as some of the most beautiful and highest quality roses available.

Why do I love these roses? Because they arrive at my doorstep within 24 hours of being hand selected and cut. They are so fresh, last longer and are just plain beautiful.

I promise, you won't be disappointed.

Fresh Roses From California Blooms

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tulips Everywhere

This year my husband & I agreed to go low-key for Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts. So on my day, my hubby went with a theme and it was Tulips!

He picked up a little something from one of my favorite local stores here in the Bay Area - Tulip, and also a Tulip Charm from Helen Ficalora that helps support Ovarian Cancer Research, which took his mother when she was much too young.

And to top it off he gave me 25 beautiful Pink Tulips. It was a wonderful day and these were very thoughtful gifts.

Rock On Rock Star of a Husband!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

She Bible - Pray for dresses!

She-Bible - sounds like a bad B-Movie. It's really an cute assembly of dresses and reasonably-priced other unique pieces. I first spotted the label at a local boutique and a quick search online gave me a direct link. I don't know the designers personally, but I felt like I was emailing directly with them because their customer service team is really good. I bought the "classic" dress in a great rust color - and I plan on wearing this winter plus on vaca in Hawaii. Check it out - www.she-bible.com. Runs slightly small - I wear an 8 and ordered a "M-L" in the classic dress. Also check out the Pop Doyle shirt - very cool in striped but you should be slightly small on top to pull it off.