iPhone RETROMODERN Aged Leather Pocket Case
organized just got a whole lot easier with this find by European leather makers, portel, another shop on Etsy. This case hold credit cards, an iPhone, business cards, and whatever else makes sense. Made from leather that’s aged by hand to give it that rugged, well-worn, broken in look. It’s practical, rather cool and pretty much a no brainer.
Antik Batik Summer 2012
get one thing straight, I’m still a jeans and a tee type of girl, but recently pieces that are a bit more feminine are on my radar too. So while it’s still all about shoes, some good accessories and of course fun lipstick, colorful prints and ladylike silhouettes are also part of my day-to-day (sometimes). Antik Batik’s Summer 2012 Collection is one that I’m loving – so many great looks that are easy and just plain pretty. It’s good to be a girl!
Photo: Antik Batik
Solar Powered Radio
the beach this week and wishing I had this solar-powered radio. It plays for seven hours after being fully charged from a hand crank or the sun. Portable and adorable to boot!
Photo: Brook Farm General Store
Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD
from Rene and it’s priceless. Healing Spices is by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, a professor at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who has done a ton of research in the field and documented the health benefits of 50 spices for us. From everyday to exotic spices, these powerful substances boost health and can help to beat disease. The book is really easy to read (from front to back or skip around to what’s relevant) and includes a bunch of recipes too. Can be found at Jackie’s Savory Spice Shop. Be proactive – get it and use it now!
Jamaican Style Jerk Sauce
marinade with a mix of spicy and sweet flavors. This Jamaican Style Jerk Sauce is definitely my go-to for summer grilling. A random find at the grocery store, that now leaves me wanting to try the rest of the marinades and sauces they offer.
Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Chili Pepper
good use of spaghetti squash; one of those vegetables that I don’t have nearly enough. This recipe is from Electric Blue (a site that’s worthy of bookmarking, lots of vegan recipes made from fresh ingredients). I updated it slightly by adding maitake mushrooms and peas. Quite tasty, vegetarian and with ingredients like coconut oil and garlic, this one’s got some real health benefits too!
Photo: Electric Blue
assortment of decor for kids (and grown-ups too!) over at Paper Plane Home. From the decorative storage bins to the fun little apple pillows, I’m smitten. I’ve added pretty much everything to my wish list. Thanks to Milo Makes for introducing me to this little gem of a shop.
Photos: Paper Plane Home
Rom & Ren Kids Handmade Tank Tops
cool basic from Rom and Ren Kids found on good old Etsy. This little set of tank tops has 2 entirely different prints; one shark teeth, the other hearts. Handmade and offered in 2 color ways (black/red or black/royal blue). Completely unisex in my opinion – girls throw on with a tutu, boys rock with your swim trunks. It’s one of those pieces that can be worn so many different ways. Sweet with a bit of edge, a total keeper.
Converse x Missoni
does another collaboration, and this time it is with Missoni. It might take someone with original style to pull these off, but if you happen to be one of those guys – pat yourself on the back and head to Trés Bien Shop to find this statement sneaker.
Photo: Trés Bien Shop
Rockmate iPad App
so maybe this isn’t just for guys, but more for music lovers regardless of gender (or age). Either way, it’s too cool not to share. Rockmate is an iPad app that turns your iPad into your own little studio. It’s got two guitars, drums and a keyboard as well as a host of other features that I’m just not qualified to write about, but click on over to Bless This Stuff to learn more.
Photo: Bless This Stuff