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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Cat Pattern Ties for Men


When comes to dressing up for the office or special event men will put on a cat print tie because they do not mind showing off to that real men love cats. My husband has a drawer full of cat pattern ties He likes to wear one I made from him from a photograph of our Siamese cat but for meetings or power lunches he will put on his black and white leopard print tie or other animal print. I am not sure but I think he feels more confident, in his black suit with his big cat fashion tie.
Classic Styled neckties
Know that you can rarely find a cat pattern necktie at the mall, those stores have mostly generic looking ties for men. If you want a tie that is interesting then you need to shop online at a print on demand store like Zazzle. The ties that are created by some talented painters, photographers, and graphic design artists. There is no such thing as a boring fashion tie at Zazzle.

Here are a few of my favorite big and domestic cat fashion ties. If you are interested in any of these ties and would like to view in high resolution please click the blue link directly under the image.


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Green Eyed Tabby Cat Menswear Tie



Men's Siamese Cat Tie



Silver Neck Tie with Black-White Tiger



Black and White Leopard Print Tie



Cute Siamese Cat Christmas Tie



Christmas Snowman and Cat Neck Tie

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gone Fishing – Menswear

Many men prefer to dress in t-shirts and khakis or jeans, they will go to their closet and pull out a plain Hanes tee and “getting dressed” is done. I am married to a man who dresses like this and prefers that he wear a pattern on his shirt. So I designed a line of shirts for men. Here is a menswear tee that I refer to as “gone fishing



Gone Fishing by sgolis 

This men’s tee is a loose-fitting shirt that is perfect for men who are active. It is made from 100% cotton and is a heavier-weight, not paper-thin but a good weight that appeals to men who prefer a shirt that is more durable. This shirt is perfect for working out in the yard or for wearing to go fishing.

Gone Fishing Men's Basic Tan T-Shirt

My husband likes this quality-made shirt with the double-needle stitching on the sleeve, neck, and bottom. The shirt wears well and is one of my husband's favorites.

My husband weighs 152 and is 5’11. He wears a medium and the fit is loose and comfortable. We laundered this shirt in cold water, permanent press cycle and dried on low heat. Took out of the dryer when the shirt was damp, shook it and put on a hanger. It did not shrink and looks as good as new.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Retro Style Geometric Legging Outfit

Leggings have come a long way from wearing to an aerobics class in the 1980s to being a trendy pant to wear for every day, running errands, lunch with friends or to dress up for a cool party.
Retro Style Legging by sgolis view pattern leggings

Recently I designed a retro style geometric pattern legging and painted it with the colors pink, gray, black and white. The retro look was requested by a customer of mine who wanted it for her daughter to wear to college parties or to class.

What my customer liked about this style legging is that it could be worn with a variety of colors and it could be dressed up with a trendy top or it can be worn with t-shirt sneakers or flip-flops and matching monogram tote bag.

Unlike the ever-popular jean, this legging is super comfortable with the right amount of stretch that gives when you move and bounces back in shape, it never looks baggy or out of shape even after being laundered.








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 a percentage of the regular price. So I looked around my home to see if any pillows were needed to update the space. up to 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 a good accent because it would make their bed more comfortable
Today I am shopping at zazzle.com for indoor and outdoor decorative pillows. I am shopping and saving on accent, outdoor, and throw pillows.


Shop at Zazzle.com for decorative indoor and outdoor pillows. If you find one that you like then take advantage of TODAY's daily deal and save a percentage 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 on an animal, floral, stripes, solids leather-look, ARTSY, and other prints, patterns, and solid color indoor and outdoor pillows are 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?






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 Zazzle.com

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Here are other specialty designed clocks that you may like.  All clocks shown are from my online store.

Wine Glasses and Bottles / Time for Wine Round Clock
This retro style clock features a graphically designed wine bottle, glasses, and grapes in the center with a textured look border. Use this clock in your kitchen, or on the wall by your bar. A clock like this would be a thoughtful gift for a housewarming.


Wine Glasses and Bottles / Time for Wine Round Clock


by Susang6

Accent the decor of your home with this fall season wall clock. This clock features orange tree leaves, two pumpkins, and an acorn design. A festive fall collage design that will add coziness to your seasonal home.


Fall Season Pumpkin and Tree Leaves Decorative Large Clock


This rustic style wall clock has a wood grain border with a moose silhouette in the center long with woodsy trees and grasses. There is a space for your family name. Buy this clock for yourself or give it as a housewarming gift or another gift for him.

Rustic Moose with Wood Grain Trim Wall Clock


Add some sparkle to the decor of your home with this black and gold glitter wall cloth. This clock features a black center with a faux gold border. A chic clock for that special someone.

Modern Black and Gold Glitter Round Wall Clock


Red Gingham and Strawberries Wall Clock
This wall clock would be a thoughtful gift for that special someone who loves to cook. This clock features a country-style strawberry design that would be perfect for your country kitchen. Shown with a red gingham background then the center has a bunch of strawberries and an area for your text.

Red Gingham and  Strawberries Wall Clock


Food Lovers Kitchen Wall Clock
This food lovers' clock is going to make you hungry! A cute decor accent for your residence or restaurant. Designed from an original photograph of scrumptious foods on Oneida forks. A wall clock would make a thoughtful birthday gift for any guy or gal that loves to cook.

Food Lovers Kitchen Wall Clock


New Home with Family Name Square Wall Clock
Decorate the walls of your home with this family name clock. This clock features a cute home design with a house, flower pots, tree, truck, and the family cat. Also, This wall clock would be a thoughtful housewarming gift for that special someone.

New Home with Family Name Square Wall Clock



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 a 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.


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 

Bunny Rabbit on Ceramic Egg Shaped Easter Ceramic Ceramic Ornament

Happy Easter with Bunny Rabbit Kids Metal Ornamen Metal Ornament




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 are 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.

Vintage Easter Rabbit and Eggs Holiday Ceramic Ornament

Vintage Easter Roses in Wheelbarrow with Rabbit Ceramic Ornament

Classic Easter Bunny Holiday Tree Ceramic Ornament


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?