From the category archives:


Etsy Scouting

October 28, 2014


So many interesting items over at Hendricks and Daughter Etsy shop …






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I was clicking around the Kate Spade Saturday website and saw this two-level vase. I’ve never seen anything like it and while the vase has been styled beautifully I wonder if it would look this good in my house.  Hard to tell, but interesting none the less.  I also like these sunnies and this dress.



Back in 2008, I posted about looking for boots for shorter ladies (I’m 5’2” on a good day).  Well, lucky seven six years later I found them in the form of J Crew “Dean” boots.  I did some strategic returning of Christmas gifts and pooled the funds right into these babies (which were, and still are, 40% off!).  I’ve been wearing them for a few weeks and today a chic woman chased after me at the 96th Street Subway to ask where they were from.  So if that isn’t proof of concept, I don’t know what is!  I bought them in the extended calf version (which are fantastic and not too big and I highly recommend). NB: You’ll notice a affiliate link – if you happen to purchase, a small deposit is made into to my book slush fund.


Sorry I’m Late

April 20, 2012

This t-shirt made me laugh and laugh since I’m totally this person.


Caught My Eye

April 3, 2012

This awesome outfit screams summer to me.

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Neon Soles

January 15, 2012

A little note: This post has stirred the pot of my personal peanut gallery.  I got no less than three phone calls from friends and family wanting to register their distaste for these shoes (a little known fact about my peanut gallery .. they are loth to leave comments…). One went so far as to say “I can’t stand any shoe that laces up!” which I must admit, shocked me … I mean, lace up shoes!!!  LOL.

Loving these neon soled oxfords from Jil Sander ($745).  However, isn’t this screaming for a DIY application?  Shoes found via Pennyweight.

Spray paint or leather paint?  I wonder.

These oxfords are on sale at Urban Outfitters for $30 ….



I’ve been posting gift ideas as I come upon them for the last month. This one covers a lot of ground; from survival gear to the tech-y to the perfect gift for your mother-in-law. For whatever I lack in depth, I hope to make up for in breadth.  You have my sister Tate to thank for this edition; she’s been at me for the last week to publish this.

1.While this may not be for everyone, this survival backpack full of survival supplies ($99) would make my Christmas, as I’m an erstwhile survivalist.  To each their own. [click to continue…]


Advent Calendar Kit

November 30, 2011

I just noticed that Etsy seller Clip and Pin is selling a sweet Advent Calendar.  Or, if you want to go my paper bag route, she also sells the mini paper clips.  PS are you on the Etsy mailing lists? I signed up a few months ago for the Daily Find email newsletter and they always full of great products and a nice way to navigate the Etsy universe.  The sign up is in the My Account section, under emails.


Weekly Pins

October 28, 2011

<<one>> I can’t get these neon drapes out of my head.

<<Two>> I bought these sneakers ($50) earlier in the month and have been living in them.


<<three>> Now I need to go spray paint all my ratty baskets neon pink.

<<four>> I can’t shake how awesome that bouquet is.  Oh, and I love the shoes, too.  On my list for summer shoes for next year.


Marbleized Balloons!

October 24, 2011

I’m throwing two parties for pregnant friends in the next couple of months; these balloons are going to make an appearance at both!  $36 for 25 Found in this month’s House Beautiful.

PS Love the 1980s/early 90s styling on the model!


1. Moss Terrarium, $38 This is so simple, affordable, and pretty, too.

I’m terrible at putting together gift guides; I always collect fun items (the Christmas catalogs have already started arriving!) and then I forget about them until well after Christmas. So, this year, I figure, what the heck, I’ll just post things when I see them.

Dr. Drip Organic Coffee ($9 for five). This would be a good stocking stuffer.

This marble wall coaster toy made me smile ($30); its a little advanced for Alex, but, I know he’ll love this in a year.  I have a friend with a four year old who would love it!

Tim and I were at odds over this scratch off map ($24); I thought it was cool and Tim thought it was lame. I could see it being fun to use the map with Alex and scratch of places we’ve read about in National Geographic or in novels or wherever.  Well traveled friends and relatives could scratch off places they’d been.



September 27, 2011

I’m a huge fan of Instagram photos so imagine my delight when I discovered that you can print your Instragram images at Printsgram (Thanks,  The Haystack Needle!) I’m a sucker for all things small, so this “tiny book” appealed to me and would make an amazing gift for anyone who is dollhouse obsessed.  Then the “minibook” $12 is the perfect “brag book” for the modern mama!  Or, a nice way to recap a trip (since I only take iphone photos now!).


Caught My Eye: Marble

August 18, 2011

Both these spreads (from Elle Decor and House Beautiful) caught my eye this month.  I particularly liked those green plates above!






Missoni for Target

August 15, 2011

This Missoni for Target bike is amazing.