Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Crypsis #Review

See CCCrochets for well-crafted crochet done locally. 
Etsy shop owner Nathalie makes many different items with her wide repertoire of crochet techniques as well as accepts order for custom options.
These are to-die-for baby booties crocheted in variegated camouflage yarn with trios of decorative green buttons marching down the boot shafts.
The difficult Crocodile stitch creates layered "scales" for wildly fantastic texture and extra warmth! Think of it as baby's armor against winter!


Okay, here's the legal part where I have to say that while I was given this product compliments of the sponsor, my opinions are unbiased and free of coercion.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

End of summer showcase #Review

Etsy shop BabyQsDesign sews up some ultra cute contemporary children's wear.
Let's give a shout-out to these standout shorts in Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified 100% organic cotton jersey knit. The stretchy fabric combined with a wide braided elastic waistband makes for easy pull on/off during potting training times. It's such quality comfortable materials and durable construction which makes this a staple outfit building piece. 
Starting at $31.70CAD, fab-fad pastel deer print on creamy background interspersed with like-tonal triangles will spruce up any infant's fashion! 


Okay, here's the legal part where I have to say that while I was given this product compliments of the sponsor, my opinions are unbiased and free of coercion.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Sunday, 27 September 2015

CelebrityBabyTrends.com

Won Mason Dixon $92 unisex toddler derby shoe made of European suedes, 100% vegetable tanned leather with 100% natural plantation crepe rubber soling.  
Vintage Taupe with lime laces.  

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Grime fighter #Review

WestOnSalem on Etsy sells a pretty set of household cloths in girly pinks lavenders and white colorway ombre. For $8.27CAD, washcloth or dishcloth, the choice is up to you!
Crocheted into practical 8 inch squares, the worsted weight cotton yarn is up for the task at hand!
Conveniently fully machine washable and dryable; suits my kind of cleaning style!



Okay, here's the legal part where I have to say that while I was given this product compliments of the sponsor, my opinions are unbiased and free of coercion.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Tart

Hectic weekend. Compounded by the circumstance that I've been given a free pair of $30 tickets to a Vancouver International Flamenco Festival performance tomorrow that won't make it into our schedule.
Mis-matched green apple earrings.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Chomp

Blue crocodile silicone heat resistant pot holder

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

BRB

It's unfortunate that in the midst of buying and renovating a residential property I will have multiple bouts of being away. The first flights coming up for work won't see me back until the night right before a party my husband's throwing at the apartment.

Mondo from Project Runway and HP Hewlett Packard collaboration
laptop bag

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Hand in hand #Review

An old listing of the home we are on the way to purchasing shows an eye-catching feature. Funnily enough, two separate people thought it was the kitchen. It's actually a purple bar in the basement that is so garish it never ceases to shock every time you see it. But how awesome would it be if only I could have a pink kitchen! Seriously, Google Image "pink kitchen" and revel in the delusion!

I'm not allowed outlandish facilities of my own doing, but I can have expression with kitchen linens. 
Etsy shop SimplyCircus makes elephant appliqued handicrafts such as this $12.22CAD teal microfiber with bold graphic printed accents hand towel.
The elephant shape and trim are embroidered to the body of the cloth.
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/microfibercloths.html gives a good explanation of the science behind microfiber. It's an interest read.


Okay, here's the legal part where I have to say that while I was given this product compliments of the sponsor, my opinions are unbiased and free of coercion.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Sunday, 20 September 2015

You can never go wrong with black

I am quite fond of Torre & Tagus chrome accent decor, but in the apartment there are also more inconspicuous Torre & Tagus pieces in basic black that may have skipped a visitor's eye:
$64 metal zig zag umbrella stand
$65 wood swirl wine rack

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Friday, 18 September 2015

Handiwork for hibernating hands #Review

I've been preoccupied with real-life rather than online-life lately. Summer's slipped right by me and now we're headed into autumn! These $18.79CAD classic striped mittens with string from TillyandLola Etsy shop arrived from the UK just in time as the chill is starting to set in.
Handmade in luxurious cashmerino wool, these thumbless mittens are going to be soft snug winter-wear companions. Coral and charcoal grey colors contrast pleasingly, making the beautifully knitted stitches truly stand out.
The sturdy string strives to keep your child's fancy mittens from getting lost. Put on one mitten, route the other with the string up the coat sleeve, across the back, and down the other sleeve to reach the other hand!


Okay, here's the legal part where I have to say that while I was given this product compliments of the sponsor, my opinions are unbiased and free of coercion.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Grown-up Matilda

Clearly.ca's seasonal freebie: 


Turquoise plastic mirrored sunglasses with reflective optical coating.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Food catching fish #Review

 is an Etsy shop with a knack for character bibs.
The packaging thoughtfully contains a fabric sachet of Johnson's baby powder to ensure your order arrives dry and smelling fresh!
This $17.57CAD creative shark bib is functionally designed to cover all of a 12-24 month toddler's torso and is long enough to stay tucked into highchair trays.
Black and grey polka dot 100% cotton fabric for shark skin, fins, felt teeth lining the open jaws/neckline, and embroidered eye details all add to the overall shark look! A large metal heavy duty snap is easy to put on/take off. 
White terry towel cloth backing boosts absorbency power.
Staying true to Etsy's core principles, each bib is custom made as per your choosing from Brandee's selection of designer fabrics. 


Okay, here's the legal part where I have to say that while I was given this product compliments of the sponsor, my opinions are unbiased and free of coercion.

Monday, 14 September 2015

A green clean #Review

Remember to recycle poly-mailers!
LiliEcoCloth makes fun reusable cloth products for the home. In an effort to be even more environmentally friendly, the clear bag Irene's products arrive in is made from plant materials and is fully compostable! Wow! 
Bamboo is the material of the moment. It is grown without the use of pesticides, hypoallergenic, antibacterial, resists odours, and absorbs 3 times better than cotton! Bamboo terry on the underside and playfully printed 100% cotton flannel on the front, these cloth wipes come in a package of 5 for $15CAD.
Brightly patterned, silkily soft and thirstily thick, these will be the baby cleaning cloths you reach for time and time again! 
Irene also included a sample of her portable 1-ply bamboo terry cloth hanky:
Stylishly serger edge in primary blue thread, this sleekly rounded square of ultra gentle material can be utilized for as many purposes as you can think up.



Okay, here's the legal part where I have to say that while I was given this product compliments of the sponsor, my opinions are unbiased and free of coercion.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Turn over a new leaf #Review

I should start prepping my hair because it's almost that time of the year again to try out for hair modelling gigs in my category. I've been walking for John Casablancas Institute the last few times and feel I want to shoot for Blanche Macdonald again. Wish me luck on landing the work I want! 
I love simple little studs for everyday wear because they add a bit of polish without interfering with the design of my hair. 
PekiDesign Etsy store's $18.99CAD leaf earrings are a moment in nature solidified in metal. Sterling silver poetically captures the intricate veining of tiny leaves. The matte finish is a whisper of subdued elegance. 


Okay, here's the legal part where I have to say that while I was given this product compliments of the sponsor, my opinions are unbiased and free of coercion.