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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 does 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.




Columbia Silver Ridge Plaid Shirt by sgolis featuring a denim low top sneakers

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 their color patterns are cute. I tend to shop for the colors blue and pink or the mint and pink prints and basic solid colors.

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 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, but a little 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. I do not put in the dryer, instead I hang and let it "air dry"


Shopping / Where to Buy Columbia Shirt for Women


Online at Amazon.com 

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 outdoor 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?


Blue Theme Outdoor Decor and Furniture by sgolis featuring mosaic pillow


Outdoor Rug Benefits


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.

Other


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.








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. 

JC Penny's Blackout and Energy Efficient Thermal Curtains
Kohls thermal energy efficient drapes
Walmart thermal curtains and drapes

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 in a variety of colors.  Wear pink with gray, black, white or 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 the designs that I created at zazzle.com. You can buy as shown or customize to make your own by uploading your own pink photograph of watercolor, painting, or other.

You may like Capri-style legging. This pink Capri legging is quality made, fit is fabulous and they are perfect for summer fashion outfits.  

About this outfit:

The T-shirt is fine cotton with a 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 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 fashionable look using a variety of pink patterns. 



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cute Bella Raglan Sleeve Shirt Customer Review

The  Women's Bella Canvas white shirt with red raglan sleeves and red ladybug design is super cute for summer outfits. You can wear with jeans a denim skirt. This shirt looks comfortable and super cute but does run small.

I bought the shirt to mix and match with several outfits in my wardrobe. The product about did say that the shirt ran small and that you should size up so instead of buying the medium I bought the large. The shirt arrived and it was super cute, looked better than on the website but the size large was a form-fitted medium and I really did not want a shirt to hug my curves. 

I prefer a shirt that is not as tight, one that is comfortable to wear while I work in the garden or other summer activities. On a hot day, the last thing that I want is a cotton shirt that feels tight.

In as much as I love the style of this Bella shirt, I did not want to size up to an extra-large. I feel the cut of this shirt is not right for what I need and have decided to return to Zazzle.com and buy another style. I saw that this ladybug design is available in several other styles and I found a short-sleeved tee that I like. 

The shirt that I bought says that it is preshrunk and that it ran true to size.  I decided to size up and bought the large. 

The fit on this shirt is better. Not boxy, but not as slim as a fit as the raglan sleeve baseball jersey style shirt.  Know that if you buy a shirt at Zazzle and it is too small or too large, you usually can find another style shirt with the same design. 


Cardinal Bird Lover T-Shirt, Black T-Shirt


Friday, March 31, 2017

Custom Sweet Treats at Zazzle


When it comes to gift-giving for special occasions or just because I like to give customized sweet treats from Zazzle.com

Zazzle is renowned for their t-shirts, but a few years ago they came out with a candy, and cookie line that is scrumptious. If you are planning a special gathering or need to give a gift to co-worker, family, friend or neighbor you cannot go wrong with the sugar cookies or chocolate candy box that is customized with your own greeting.

Know that these print on demand designer made treats look fabulous when displayed on trays on your buffet or dining area at gatherings. Guests will comment on the designs and will be impressed.


Know that last Christmas I gave my brother the chocolate covered Oreo cookies with an adorable snowman design and customized holiday greeting. The Oreo cookies come individually wrapped inside a box that was suitable for gift wrap. My brother thought the personalized design was very cute and the cookie was mouthwatering good. So how good are they? My brother told me that after he tasted one he decided he would keep for himself so he hid them in his man-cave. 

The sugar cookies come in four or a dozen and they are really tasty. I have given them as gifts to neighbors and have arranged them in Easter Baskets for the kids. Everyone loves sugar cookies.


Delectable sweet treats are candies, cookies, and brownies that you can buy as shown with a print on demand unique design or you can customize these treats with your own photograph and words. Thus making a special dessert for your gathering.

Have you bought the bake goods from zazzle?





Sunday, March 26, 2017

Decorating Easter Egg Trees



I was up early and out the door by 9AM because I had to meet with clients to decorate their Easter tree with ceramic and figurine ornaments that they bought from zazzle.com,  The ceramic ornaments used were pastel colors and were classic Easter and spring season egg designs.

Many people will celebrate the spring season by decorating an Easter holiday tree.  There are no rules for decorating the tree. So I would suggest that you create a tree with your family and make it a yearly tradition.

I prefer to use spring colors when decorating my Easter tree and I will add traditional flat ceramic ornaments and egg-style ornaments along with rabbit figurines and faux spring flowers.

Here are a few of my Easter ornaments that I created along with other Zazzle designer finds. 

Decorate your Easter tree or kitchen cabinet knobs with this pretty spring flower ceramic ornament. This ornament features pink tulips and yellow daffodils with a pink and white stripe. A pretty floral ornament like this would be a thoughtful Easter gift for that special someone.

Spring Pink Tulips and Daffodils Flower Ornament



Cute Kids Easter Bear Holiday Ceramic Ornament Decorate your Easter holiday tree with this cute teddy bear ornament. This ornament features a greeting on the backside that you may personalize with your own words.

Cute Easter Ornament for Kids buy it here 



Decorate your Eater tree with a ceramic egg-shaped ornament. Buy it here  

Use this spring season ornament for your Easter tree. This darling ornament features two darling bunnies with colorful flowers and green grass. Personalize ornament with your own words or buy as shown with a Happy Easter greeting

Personalize this vintage Easter bunny rabbit ornament with your won words


 
Ornaments are not just for the Christmas tree, they are enjoyed all year round as keepsake gifts. This happy spring with red tulips ornament would make a thoughtful Easter or Mother's Day gift. She can hang the ornament on a cabinet knob or from the switch on a table lamp. When hung in the kitchen the ornament is decorative and when she looks at it they will think of you.


Know that there are darling "add your photo' ornaments. These ornaments are wonderful keepsake gifts for family members.  Shop for your photo customized Easter tree ornaments here

Here is an ornament I found at  Zazzle it was created from a watercolor painting and is a darling design.
Vintage Style Easter Bunny Ceramic Ornament

There a variety of Easter trees.  I bought a small tabletop Christmas tree and use it as my Easter tree.  Other people buy a bare white branch tree and use it as their holiday tree.

The image below is of an adorable decorated tabletop Easter Tree was found online at Amazon.com. This lighted tree comes decorated but you can add a few ornaments of your own.

An Easter tree is for everyone however I have found that families with small children and the elderly really enjoy the festive tree. Most trees are small and are perfect for dining, foyer, or coffee table display. Many trees come decorated, and a few are lighted. Most trees have space for a few of your own ornaments.  

Do you decorate your home with Easter egg trees?






Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flowy Boyfriend Style T-Shirt

Summer will be here before you know it and now is the time to shop for warm weather clothing.  Normally I wear prima cotton t-shirts with everything during the summer months. But this year I want to add a fashion look to my outfits and found that this white flowy boyfriend style t-shirt, with the ladybug print, has a look that I love.  

I love the neckline because necklaces will look pretty and the cut is flattering for many women. The sleeves and the body of the shirt are not constricting like the classic knit T-shirt instead, it has a flowy appearance.  The fabric is airy, light to the touch which is perfect for the hot summer months.

Here is a fashion set that I designed it shows you how this flowy shirt looks when worn with black leggings and coordinated with red accessories.    


 Note: This shirt runs small so if you love it I would recommend sizing up.  I normally wear a medium but bought the large and it fits perfectly.







Ladybug T-shirt by sgolis with red shoes

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cozy Fleece Blankets for Pets

Today I shopped at Zazzle and found cute fleece blankets with animal prints for cats or dogs. The blankets shown are small fleece sizes for babies and there are also stroller blankets which the perfect size for the cat carrier, kitten box, or to set on a chair cushion for a small cat to lie on.




I thought this blanket would be a good way to protect my chair from pet hair. Plus a good way to keep a cat or dog warm and cozy during the winter months.

Here is the design that I like. The pink cat and dog pattern is adorable and there is an area to add pets name or other words. My friend got a new Pomeranian and this blanket would make a darling gift for her new dog.

Cute Pink Pattern Pet Blanket, Cat-Dog Stroller Blanket

The pet blankets are available in larger sizes at Zazzle. The larger sizes are useful in cool rooms or in garages. Fold the blanket over and lie on the floor and this will prevent the cat or dog from feeling cold. If you have to take your cat to the veterinarian then cover their carrier with the blanket and the cat will feel less anxious while riding in the car.



Cats may be hesitant about lying on the blanket so I would recommend that you spray it lightly with liquid catnip and your cat will love the fleece blanket. When the kitty approves then they will think of the blanket as theirs. 



Shop at Zazzle for the baby blankets because this size is perfect for a small dog or cat they are the perfect size 39’ length by 28-inch width. the print is on one side and the back is a solid color. The blanket is made from 100% polyester fleece that is soft to the touch. When my cat is cold she will lie under the fleece blanket.



Know that if you prefer to design your own pet blanket you would click on the link under the product image (see below) and customize the blanket with your own photo.

Here are a few pet blankets that I found at Zazzle that are super cute.


Colorful Cool Cats in Quilt-like Squares Fleece Blanket






Cute Cat Gray and White Print Fleece Blanket


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Disney Mickey and Minnie Gift Ideas



Disney Mickey and Minnie products are loved by young and old because they bring out the kid in us and also create a happy memory. Whenever I see a Mickey and Minnie or other mouse products I always think of the time I went to Disney World with my family and I remember wearing mouse ears, a mouse pattern t-shirt, and those cute mouse pattern sneakers. For me, a Disney gift is as American as apple pie and it is a gift that guarantees a smile.


If you feel the same way about Disney products then I know you will love these gift ideas. Here are a few of my favorite Mickey and Minnie and other Disney gift ideas for Valentines' Day and beyond. 

Clothing for Kids and Baby


Know that there may be a sale so click through on the link to view a coupon code at zazzle.com





Fueled up for Fun! T-Shirt





Mickey & Minnie | Love you Lots Ringer T-Shirt





Mickey & Minnie | Valentine's Day 2 Baby T-Shirt







Mickey & Minnie | Love you Lots Mug





Mickey Mouse LOVE | Valentine's Day Long Apron





Mickey and Minnie Mouse valentine's day on bench Mouse Pad

Cases for Kids



Mickey Mouse LOVE | Valentine's Day 3 OtterBox iPhone 5/5s/SE Case




Snow White Emoji Land Pattern OtterBox Samsung Galaxy S7 Case





Nemo Emoji Pattern Case For iPhone 5C






Mickey and Friends Hugs All Around Card





Cars Happy Valentine's Day Card





Valentine's Day Card border Disney




Winnie the Pooh & Tigger | Sweet 'N' Huggable Card