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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Decorative Hair Accessory – Gold Leaf Bobby Pins

Recently while shopping at I came across an artist who designed by handmade elegant bobby pin hair accessories. The description says “Echo & Laurel was founded by Cristalle Cheung in September of 2014. Our line specializes in made-to-order bridal and wedding accessories inspired by rustic romance and nature. Every piece is designed and created by Cristalle in her San Francisco studio."

The leaf bobby pins would be lovely for a bride but I think you could wear them every day to hold back your bangs or to highlight a hair up do. I say this because the leaf design is simple and elegant without crystals. You can always request crystals to be added (see contact the designer at Zazzle store) but for an everyday look for work or worn with a sundress the plain gold or bronze leaf design is very pretty.

Here is a photo of the leaf bobby pins then bellow see a photo of the model wearing the hair accessories.

Gold Leaf Bobby Pins

So while this hair accessory is advertised for a wedding bride, bridesmaid or guests I think that the design is perfect for women who dress in feminine fashion, that this bobby pin would look lovely with sundress or holiday dress.

Gold Rose Bridal Hair Comb

Gold Rose Bridal Hair Comb

by cristallecheung

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Deal of Day Decorative Pillows

Today when I checked my email I found that decorative indoor and outdoor pillows were on sale for 40% off. So I looked around my home to see if any pillows were needed to update the space. 40 % off the asking price is a fabulous sale and decided that it might be wise to shop for seasonal pillows for upcoming holidays.

Back to school shopping has started and my friends are picking up products to decorate their kid's dorms. The square or lumbar pillows would be good accent because it would make their bed more comfortable
Today I am shopping at for indoor and outdoor decorative pillows. I am shopping and saving 40% off with coupon code NOZTIMETONAP

Shop at for decorative indoor and outdoor pillows. If you find one that you like then take advantage of TODAYS daily deal and save 40% off the asking price otherwise click on a blue highlighted word in this article to find out what's is on sale today.   Look for the category bar on the web page and find the daily deals.

Zazzle always has daily deals but the 40% off on animal, floral, stripes, solids leather look, ARTSY and other prints, patterns and solid color indoor and outdoor pillows is too good to pass by.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Wall Clocks - Interior Decorating Ideas

Decorate your space with a large wall clock.  Choose a variety of styles and group them together on a feature wall.  Or shop for one large clock and use it as your feature.  

In the room design bellow, you will see a vintage style clock with exposed gears, this is the wall feature.  I have added complementary clocks to the wall and boxed them in with a chair rail.  The arrangement makes the room look interesting. Do you agree?

Here is another room set that shows how a brown faux leather clock adds ambiance to space as it coordinates with furniture and other décor products.

Vintage Style Living Room

Vintage Style Living Room by sgolis 

Shop online for fabulous wall clocks

While shopping online I found some wall clocks that would complement a traditional-themed home or office. For the person who likes texture, I think the faux leather clocks are interesting in the square shape. 

Modern clocks with vintage clock gears will appeal to the person who likes the steampunk or antique decorations and the landscape or animal clocks will make the room feel cozy.

Here are a few of my favorite online wall clock finds.

Faux leather family name wall clock / brown and gold

Personalized vintage clock gears with leather trim wall clock

Black and tan big fish wall clock

Watches and Decorative Wall Clocks at

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Zazzle Summer Fun Flip Flops – Pink Floral

Summer is finally here and it is time to put away the closed toe shoes and slip on a pair of flip flops. Flip flops are the summer shoe that makes casual outfits look super cute.

Recently I was shopping for a gift and knew that the recipient wanted a pink floral pattern flip flop. I found many floral strap flip flops but none came in the pink color. The gift had to be pink flower pattern to go with her beach outfits.

Zazzle has summer fun flip flops in a variety of pink designs. The 100% rubber shoe are not like the ones you find at the drug store, instead, they have a thick insole with more cushion for comfort. The straps on this shoe are thin and made for a women’s food.

You can choose between two different footbeds and from a variety of strap colors. Buy the flip-flop shown or you can make your own from uploading a photograph. There is a flip-flop for everyone, kids, men and women. If you are heading for the beach, lake or even the pool this summer then check out the flip flops sold at Zazzle.

I bought this pink floral flip flop because the pink color was exactly the shade that was desired and the print offered a good balance of the white color.

Pink Flower ART Womans Slim Straps Flip Flops

Shipping was quick, received in under ten days. Now the recipient of this shoe has a narrow foot but told me that she could size down from a 7 ½ to a 7 medium and it will fit fine. I ordered the 7 and hoped it would fit since no widths were offered.  This particular shoe runs wide and is not intended for someone with a narrow to medium foot. I think it would perfect for someone with a true medium to wide foot.  

If you love the flip flops and you have a narrow to medium foot then I would recommend sizing down. The shoe may fit you so I would recommend that you buy and try it on. You can always exchange or return, Zazzle has award winning customer service.

Click link bellow to view flip flops for everyone.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beach Cover Ups and Accessories

Now that summer is here you may be planning a weekend at the beach and will need a cover-up. One way to dress for the beach is to wear a swimsuit with a drawstring short over the bottom with your flip flops. The drawstring will enable you to put them on easily over a damp suit and this style is more comfortable than a zipper front short. (see short style is fashion set bellow)

Another beach cover-up idea is to wear a cotton shirt with beach design on the front or shop for a beach dress at to wear over your swimwear.

It is always a good idea to accessorize your beach look with a bag, flip flops, sunglasses, and sunhat.

Here is a fashion set that will show you my beachwear and accessories ideas.

Shop here for beachwear and accessory products that you may like

Cute Palm Tree Beach Please Tote Bag

Beach Tote Bag with Seashell Pattern

Summer Fun Beach Theme T-Shirt

Summer Fun Blue and Black Flip Flops

Summer FUN Flip Flop Pattern Basic T-Shirt

Fashion ART Women's Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Womens' Columbia Omni Shade Shirt Review

When putting outfits together for outdoor activities during the summer months I always shop for women's Omni-shade clothing by Columbia. I like the quality made clothing that offers UPF 30 sun protection.  The Columbia Omni-shade line of clothing do not wrinkle and I never feel overheated no matter what I am doing outdoors; gardening, hiking or running errands.

Here is an outfit that I put together with a plaid pattern Omni-shade shirt by Columbia. Note the sleeves are rolled up and are kept in place with a button holder.

Style and Size

The Omni-Shade Shirt by Columbia comes in a variety of colors and prints. When shopping online for this shirt I have bought the plaid and other printed shirts. I like prints because they color patterns are cute. I tend to shop for the colors blue and pink or the mint and pink prints and basic solid colors to wear with print shorts or capri pants.

The cut is feminine and semi-fitted. Last year I bought 2 of these shirts in a size medium and they fit fine everywhere except my bust. The buttons pulled. I eliminated this fit concern by wearing a camisole with a shelf bra under the shirt which enabled me to leave this button open.

This year I bought the shirt in a size large and the overall fit is not as fitted and the buttons in the bust area do not pull. My husband says the shirt looks fine, not boxy.  If your bra cup size is a C then size up.

Wear the shirt untucked because the cut of this shirt hits high hip and if you tucked it in then it would come untucked quickly.

Caring for Shirt

Machine launder shirt in delicate clothing cycle, cold water and use no chlorine bleach. Dry in air fluff then hang.

Shopping / Where to Buy Columbia Shirt for Women

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Zazzle Trendy Pink Camouflage T-shirt Review

Camouflage clothing need not look like army fatigues because this pink pattern t-shirt is trendy and cute.

Trendy Pink Camouflage T-Shirt

What I like

The pattern is a pretty shade of pink and white and print is not overpowering.  The fit is flattering, instead of being boxy it is feminine but does not hug your body. This is a nice fitting shirt with a slight stretch which enables it to keep its shape even after washing. I normally wear a size 8 dress and a medium shirt, but when I ordered this tee I selected the large because I wanted it to be a tad loser and not hug my body. The size large is perfect.

The fabric is 100 combed ring-spun cotton printed fine jersey. This is a thin cotton but you cannot see through it The fabric is not what you would call soft but does become softer after you wash. I used a dryer sheet in the air-fluff cycle then removed the shirt when it was slightly damp to put on a hanger to line dry. There were no wrinkles and the fabric feels softer. I washed this tee in cold water and the colors did not fade, plus it did not shrink. The tee came out of the wash looking brand new.  

This pink camouflage shirt is made very well with double-needle hemmed sleeves, bottom, and crew-neck.  I like the quality and attention to detail.

Know that this is a basic t-shirt that can be worn everyday with jeans, shorts or denim skirts. A trendy shirt that will look fabulous when coordinated with solid color bottoms and pink accessories.


"When you buy this shirt at know that you will be supporting a Children's Charity; 2% of all Code Five sales are donated to Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc. and Fisher House™

Here is a trendy outfit that features this pink camouflage shirt.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Indoor / Outdoor Area Rugs

Add ambiance to your outdoor living space with an area rug that is made to withstand the weather. Most outdoor rugs are made from nylon and polyester which makes the outdoor rug stronger and good for high-moisture areas including covered patio, porch, laundry room and bathroom.

Recently I was shopping for a rug for one of my clients and found that there are a variety of patterns, sizes, and shapes to choose which will allow you to choose the indoor/outdoor rug that will appeal to your needs. 

Are you feeling inspired to decorate your outdoors space?  Here is a patio design set that will show you how to decorate a covered porch with patio furniture and an outdoor rug.   The rug brings the seating area together and this space is eye appealing.  Do you agree?

When you accessorize your patio with an outdoor rug you will be able to cover up a section of your patio or deck that is worn paint peeling or cement crack. Nobody will view the imperfections when the rug is concealing them.

Another benefit would be that an outdoor rug makes your patio and sitting area more cozy and welcoming.


Even though the rugs are made to be mold resistant it is best that your outdoor living space has a covering because a rug left out on a patio without a covering will become worn out quickly. After a hard rain, the rug may develop mold or have a mildew smell.

Would you like to learn more about outdoor rugs? Here are some online stores that I recommend.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Insulated Energy Efficient Drapes / Curtains

Keep your living areas warmer in winter and cooler in summer with insulated drapes and curtains. Microfiber backed window treatments have three functions, energy savings, they block UV rays and the curtains blackout the light so you can sleep during the day.
My husband and I work nights so when we are heading for bed the sunlight is bright in our bedroom. When the insulated drapes are closed the room is darkened and we can sleep, plus these drapes keep the room quieter because they block the outdoor noise.

If you are interested in insulated energy efficient drapes for your bedroom or other room in your home, then here are some fine online shops that offer a variety of patterns, colors at fair prices. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pink Patterned Legging Outfit - Fashion Looks

Pink is the universal color that women are attracted to and this color is always in fashion for spring and summer fashion. There are a variety of pink colors from bright fuchsias to pastels making the color pink complimentary to many skin and hair colors.

My hair color is red and I have fair skin, the fuchsia color or the bright pink color is not good for me but pastel pinks are fabulous.  what I like about pink is that it looks good with a variety of colors.  Wear pink with gray, black, white or with blue jeans. 

Shop for prints or solids, the choice is yours. Here are a few of my favorite pink fashion looks for spring and summer. The t-shirt, pattern leggings and coordinating pink accessories are my designs that I created at You can buy as shown or customize to make your own from uploading your own pink photograph of watercolor, painting or other.

About this outfit:

The T-shirt is fine cotton with 10 % polyester jersey that is soft and lightweight. A classic style for everyday wear to work or for casual outfits. The leggings are stretchy eco polyester spandex blend (88% polyester, 12% spandex) and are hand sewn. This legging was designed from a photograph of clouds then I added a filter edit.

The leggings are made from a heavier fabric that is breathable and stretches to fit your body perfectly. The legging hugs your body in all the right places, making you look thinner but does not constrict and does not feel uncomfortable. Normally leggings that fit like like this will stretch out in the wash, not the case with this legging because they do not lose their shape after you wear or wash them. You will love the way this legging feels and will want them in every color.

Here is a pink legging outfit that I created.  It shows you how to put together a fashion look using a variety of pink patterns. 

Spring Style Pink Outfit

Spring Style Pink Outfit by sgolis featuring pink shoes