sorry for leaving out the boys…

sorry for leaving out the boys…

I received a complaint that I’ve neglected the men’s needs in my last Rubber Boots post. Sorry, guys! A gentleman asked me, "Is it okay for guys to wear rubber boots? Or will I look like a dork?" Well, it depends… I don’t recommend wearing the boots with little fishies on them, or rainbows with dogs and cats… That would not be good. Men are actually very lucky when it comes to rubber boots. Available are tons of worker boots…

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one day…

one day…

Some rich man is going to buy me this for Christmas. (Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?) 0-60 MPH in less than 4 seconds. 135 MPG equivalent. 100% electric! (2 cents per mile.) Great news. These are now available in a range of cool colors, including metallic options. So it’s $98,000, but can we really put a price on saving Mother Earth? Unfortunately, want it or not, there’s a huge wait list. Yeap, one can always dream (sigh)… More…

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bose ipod docking station

bose ipod docking station

  I have tested numerous Ipod docking stations, and hands down, the Bose SoundDock is by far the best one in the market (for its price and compact size). You will be blown away by how loud and great the sound this single speaker unit can generate. Many of my music-aficionado friends, including numerous DJs, were they so impressed with this little unit, they bought one for themselves (and the sad ones who can’t afford it added it to their…

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walk the talk – el naturalista iggdrasil clogs

walk the talk – el naturalista iggdrasil clogs

From Spain, these El Naturalista Clogs are my latest big find. As a clog fan, I’m always on the look out for "the one."  (If you wear clogs, you know exactly what I mean.)  These shoes can live on their good looks alone, but noooo, they have so many additional great traits, it’s almost mind-boggling. The leather is churned with ground tree bark and river stones for weeks to make the hide resilient to dirt, water, and daily wear and…

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the beautiful ugly dolls

the beautiful ugly dolls

  This season, the Uglydolls will give Barbie some tough competition for placement under the tree.  I personally know two grown-up men in their thirties (one a Schwab executive and the other a hipster DJ) who received these dolls as gifts, and they keep them on their beds like treasured prizes. Who woulda thunk? A great gift for $20-$25, available at Amazon.  

oh my, Mrs. Santa! How you’ve changed!

oh my, Mrs. Santa! How you’ve changed!

Which category do you think these ladies fall under? Naughty or Nice? Fredericks of Hollywood is doing a great job rebranding their image to be more upscale. (If you were born after 1980, you probably have no idea how raunchy Fredericks used to be. There’s not very much raunch in their current Pin Up Parade creative direction. It’s excellent. The very fun Holiday Inspired Lingerie collection (shown above) is an example of their new look. Charming. (Wait a minute… Is…

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sporty baby

sporty baby

  Baby Bunting Blanket taken to the next level – for the baby with an active lifestyle. Okay, for the parents with sporty good looks and definitely not for parents into cutesie things. This Baby Evolution Bunting is nicely designed and well made. The blanket has 100% flannel lining and is thermal filled to keep baby cozy outdoors. Machine washable (important). Extendable so it can be adjusted as baby grows. Available at Auto for $200.

Teva Ryley

Teva Ryley

  Teva’s Ryley are not just attractive, or highly functional, or super comfortable – they’re sustainable. These casual ballet sneakers are made from 20%-30% post-consumer recycled material. Available at Sahalie for $69.95.

antique letters stamp kit

antique letters stamp kit

      There are so many great uses for these antique typewriter alphabet stamps, like creating personalized greeting cards, labeling storage boxes, or decorating your wall with poetic words. For $5.99 this makes an exceptional stocking stuffer. 

guilt-free gifting

guilt-free gifting

Help hungry families feed themselves. Got too much stuff in the closet? How about adding  Heifer International to your wish list this year? Heifer is a nonprofit organization with a simple, but hefty, goal to end world hunger. “Teach a man to fish” has been their philosophy since 1944.  Heifer’s successful approach is to provide people with sustainable sources of food and income (livestock for eggs, wool, milk, etc.) so families can (and do) lift themselves out of hunger and…

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