Friday, November 30, 2012

Great Gifts for Young Children

It's the Holidays and If you haven't gathered by my previous posts. I have been busy shopping and scouting out neat ideas for holiday gifts! See below for some neat go to gifts for Young children. Honestly I refuse to buy my sons a 54 dollar Furbi that has bad reviews. Keep it simple, educational and fun for kids. I LOVE it when a child's gift doesn't need to break into the battery stash.

Great Gifts for Young Children

What I'm asking Grandma and Grandpa Santa to bring the Boys this year for Holiday  : )


Madpax Dinosaur Backpack (Big Girls)

I love these little tiny Backpacks.WE LOVE DINOSAURS! So the kids are going to NUTZ over them!!! Perfect size to store a few toys and travel size games in. Perfect size for their personal travel packs for long car rides  : )


Dino Lingo Holiday Badge - The Holiday Gifts for Kids Who Love to...

I recently found a great Forgien Language Learning System called Dino Lingo.

Here is my recent review I shared on the Learning System.  : )

"5 DVDs / 150 flash cards / 10 posters / a vocabulary book / a coloring book
world map / French flag / parents guide / a dinosaur plush toy

Right now $148.95 and free US shipping.

Dino Lingo usually has promotions or discounts on their learning packages. Honestly I don't think the price is to much.

You aren't just investing in entertainment for your child but a learning tool.

I have three boys 8, 6, and 3 they all were instantly engaged in the Spanish Dino Lingo learning kit.

I love how they have sample videos available on you tube ... so you can see for yourself the type of video material you will receive. Your not left in the dark about what to expect : )

Kids love learning new languages, so I think these kits would be great to suggest to grandparents that want to buy their grandchildren something different for the holiday."

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Little Pink Houses

the art of gifting : HIM

the art of gifting. master stocking stuffing

Gifts That Give: UNICEF Jewelry

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Creating something that is universally beautiful. That is Art"

shu uemura art of beauty | Holiday 2012

karl lagerfeld for shu uemura
once upon a time, while the town was being decorated for Christmas with ornaments a small miracle took place in the atelier of Karl Lagerfeld’s castle.“mon shu girl” escaped from his sketchbook - a “dessin” come to life! spreading colorful times and holiday sparkle to girls around the world. mon shu girl dons Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic look and awakens the sleeping beauty that lies deep within. this holiday season, shu uemura and Karl Lagerfeld send a miracle of color and beauty that is a gift for every girl.

mon shu girl
Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by shu uemura and created mon shu girl to bring beauty to women around the world. mon shu girl is so fun, unique and trendy. be inspired by her and find the beauty inside of you and express it through colours and style! rock this holiday's trend: emerald smoky eyes and crimson lips.

shu uemura

Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura press event report from Paris

Karl Lagerfeld's shu uemura tutorial.
Explanations of Mr. Uchiide's make-up by Karl Lagerfeld 


"Creating something that is universally beautiful. That is Art"

This Holiday 2012 collection is youth and fun. Please be sure to check it out here is the link.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Indoor Camping Party for Kids

indoor camping birthday party

Woolrich Rough Rider Throw / Kikkerland Bear You’ve Been Travel Pillow / Log Pillow / Skitsch Fire Kit Table Lamp / Owl Fauna Pillow from Brown/Bone on Natural 100% Organic Cotton / Camping Bonfire Birthday Party Invitation / Authentic TeePee by Pacific Play Tents / Lanterns : Kiwi Camping Company

We just finished a group of camping invitations last week. They are really cute and the idea is such a fun theme for a birthday party.  Even if you wanted to Amp up a regular sleep over, how could the kids not have fun ... There are Smores Cookies for goodness sake! 

Christmas trees and hanging paper stars will egnight your young ones imagination and give the party a realistic feel.

Here is a Collection of the Items and Products found in the set. I WANT that BREAR! lol


Add a little crushed Graham cracker to your favorite chocolate chip recipe. Remove cookies before they are done
put a medium marsh mellow on top. Remove cookies when done and add your Hersey bar bit onto!

Storm Support Designs for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Storm Support creates products to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Designers and artists are banding together, donating their time and effort to create these shirts and bags, and all proceeds will go to help rebuild the devastation caused by the storm.

100% of the proceeds go to the American Red Cross. Find out more at:

T-shirts are marked at 22.00 and The Tote bags are 18.00. What a great way to help those effected by Hurricane Sandy. 

About Us

"Storm Support is a design-centric effort to aid in the relief of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. It will be the main e-commerce hub enabling the sale of merchandise sourced from artists and designers who have been inspired to donate their skill to support those in need. All profits made on each purchase will be donated directly to rebuild the lives of the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
As New Yorkers, we have witnessed first hand the devastation Superstorm Sandy has caused to the homes, lives, and business of our friends, families, neighbors and communities throughout the Northeast. It quickly became clear to us the only thing that mirrored the need for support, was the desire to provide it.                         
So, we joined together to bring you Storm Support, a design-centric effort to aid in the relief of those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Storm Support serves as a hub, bringing together artists and designers who have been inspired to donate their skills to support those in need with the people across the world that are proudly committed to helping the victims of Sandy rebuild their lives and communities.
All proceeds on each purchase will be donated directly to relief efforts committed to the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Thanks for your support!'

~Storm Report 

I couldn't wait to style these fantastic T-shirts and Totes.
I paired them with a current trend. Black Leather Biker Jacket, Boyfriend Jeans and a pair of classy heels.

Storm Support Designs

H&M short jacket, $48 / Alice + Olivia high heels / Marc by Marc Jacobs bangle watch / Karen Millen / Burberry blue eyeshadow / Burberry black eyeshadow / Burberry cosmetic

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What to Wear to Election Party Event

  1.  My Casual Election Day Style

    keep them guessing

    Denim top / Studded jacket / Raoul pleated mini skirt / 3.1 Phillip Lim black oxford shoes, $465 / Ted Baker metallic clutch / Ted Baker bangle bracelet / J.Crew square scarve

    A collection of Election Day Style


     What to Wear to Election Party Event

    Casual Events

    •  Casual political parties are always fun to attend. Mixing and matching red and blue floral prints, stripes, funky patterns with a pair of jeans or leather pants. You could always wear a black leather jacket with your favorite political campaign t-shirt with your jeans. Adding the I voted sticker affirms your devotion to the process, so wear it proudly. 


    • Political watch dinner parties are usually dressier events. Most of the time business attire or business casual is appropriate. Ladies will be seen wearing  cocktail dresses and heels. Wearing a dress is certainly not required, a nice alternative would be a well made paint suit with low heels. Adding a lovely colorful scarf or beautiful bag can add something with your personality to your style. 

    Formal Events

    •  Formal political events get very dressy and an evening gown is what you want to look for. Selecting a gown that isn't to short or relieving is very important. I personally think it is okay to where a higher heel with your long gown because it will create a more slender line. Adding a special clutch bag sets off your entire outfit.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pencils Of Promise, Justin Bieber Girlfriend Polyvore Contest

Pencils Of Promise Presents The 2010 Multi City Event Challenge

Pencils Of Promise Presents The 2010 Multi City Event Challenge (clipped to

 How it all began
"what do you want most in this world"
"a pencil"

I reached into my backpack,
handed him my pencil, and watched as a wave of possibility washed over him.

A smile erupted and his eyes brightened. And I saw then the profound power and promise brought through something as small as a giving a pencil to just one child.
Over the next five years I backpacked through more than 50 countries, handing out thousands of pens and pencils across six continents.
These pencils, these small pieces of potential, led to powerful conversations with local parents and children across countless cultures and languages. From years of listening to their words, it became clear that there was a need for an international nonprofit that was led on-the-ground by a staff of locals from within each country, required village participation in each school, and deeply supported, trained and tracked each student to ensure their success.
These are the guidelines on which PoP was founded in October 2008 in hopes of building just one school by creating a movement of people who saw themselves as global citizens, regardless of age or status.

Since starting with just a $25 deposit, we have now built more than 50 schools.

In the process we have learned a lot. We’ve learned that education is a living, breathing entity that with the right nurturing, evolves into something spectacular. We’ve learned that every piece of its growth is a challenge and that each pencil, each dollar, each volunteer is essential.
Pencils of Promise is now a global movement of passionate individuals, many of which are the most dynamic and impactful young leaders we have ever seen. They are committed to supporting a world with greater educational opportunity for all. Thousands have joined us, making contributions through acts both large and small. There are more than 75 million children without access to education, and we intend to change this.
We are proof that a generation empowered will empower the world.
One child, one pencil at a time.

Adam Braun  



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Entries must include two of the featured items.


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Pencils of Promise

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