Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Heart #56 goes to...Save the ta-tas Foundation

Heart #56 goes to...Save the ta-tas Foundation!  Some of us have experienced breast cancer first hand and the rest probably know someone who has.  The Save the ta-tas foundation exists for the advancement of breast cancer awareness, education and prevention, and to aid in the fight to end cancer.  90 cents of every dollar goes to cancer fighting organizations. Click here to make a tax deductible contribution.
And now a few of my favorite items available for purchase on their website...

There are so many more items to choose visit their website and shop or just make a donation!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Heart #55 goes to...Marinated Skirt Steak at The Mad Batter Restaurant, Cape May, NJ

Heart #55 goes to Marinated Skirt Steak at The Mad Batter Restaurant in Cape May, NJ!  Must be all this talk about Alice in Wonderland that reminded me of the best marinated skirt steak I've ever had at The Mad Batter Restaurant.  The restaurant is located in the Carroll Villa Hotel on Cape May's historic Jackson Street.  If you've ever been to Cape May, but never been to The Mad Batter, put it on your list of restaurants to go to.  If you love skirt steak, this is the place to get it.  It is marinated in a dijon and brown sugar marinade with bacon and fingerling potato hash and haricot verts.  If you've never been to Cape must put that on your list of places to go to before you die.  It is really beautiful!  I have had the skirt steak for the past three years and every year it never disappoints.  It is just as good as I remember it.  I only wish I had a picture of the dish...but I will get one on our next trip.  I can't wait for this summer!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Heart #54 goes to...In The Company of Dogs Mats

Heart #54 goes to...In The Company of Dogs mats!  I'm not looking to buy a new welcome mat right now, since my mother-in-law just bought me a new one that I love, but I do think these are cute.  They are 18"x27" and sell for $19.95 and can be used indoor and outdoors.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Heart #53 goes to...Flip Mino HD Camcorder

Heart #53 goes to...Flip Mino HD Camcorder (2nd Generation)!  I love this!  I just got it for my birthday from my dear hubby and have been using it the last few days on a weekend trip we're on.  It's so small and compact, and so easy to use.  One button to turn it on, and it's ready in seconds.  Another button pops open a flip out USB arm which plugs directly into your PC or Mac.  When you plug it in, it automatically loads its own software for you to download, save and share your videos.  This new one has a 2 inch screen, compared to the 1st generation which has a 1.5 inch screen.  The buttons in the back are really easy...the big red button starts recording, the plus and negative zoom in and out, and the rest are for playback and to delete.  You don't even need to read any instructions.  The link above will take you to where you can find it for $181.54.  A great price considering I had just bought the 60 minute one by mistake from that bullseye store and it cost $179.  The one from Amazon is the new brushed metal 120 minute one for just a few dollars more.  The only other accessory I bought was a power adapter for $13 so that I can charge the flip when I don't have a computer around.  This is a must have item!  You'll never miss an important moment with this in your pocketbook!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Heart #52 goes to...Phuket Feeders

Heart #52 goes to...Phuket Feeders from In the Company of Dogs catalog.  These stylish feeders come in 3 sizes - Small $29.95, Medium $39.95, Large $59.95.  I love the colors.  I'm always looking to replace my dog's bowls.  We started out with a pretty big plastic two bowl feeder that was just big and bulky.  Too big for my 15 pound dog.  Then I switched to a much smaller one and didn't realize that I like to have more water in his water bowl, this bowl was just too small.  So now I'm in the market for a new one and I think these are it.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Heart #51 goes to...Winter Kate Kimono Dress by Nicole Richie

Heart #51 goes to...Winter Kate Kimono Dress by Nicole Richie!  I love long dresses like this, and the colors on this one are so pretty.  It won't be available until July 2010 but I found a website that is selling it for $242, actually you can preorder it.  I've seen this dress on a few websites for department stores and I have to say that the best picture of it is the one above with Nicole Richie.  It doesn't look quite right in any other ad.  Nicole Richie has it tied just right and it looks like a kimono.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Heart #50 goes to...Remedy in a Bottle Pendants by Waxing Poetic

Wish Tonic $60
Heart #50 goes to...Remedy in a Bottle Pendants by Waxing Poetic!  Every so often I stumble upon a really great website and today it was Waxing Poetic.  They have really beautiful, unique collection of charms and pendants, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and chains.  Their company philosophy ~ the designers, artists, craftspeople, and staff of Waxing Poetic offer personal, inventive, imaginative designs in sterling silver mixed metals and a variety of antique inspired fabrications.
I'll be posting about some of their other products another time, but today my favorites are...

Essence of Dreams $60

Love Elixir $60

Spirit Brew $60

Stress Remedy $60

Peace Potion $60

Really cool gift packaging!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Heart #49 goes to...Pillsbury Easy Frost No-Fuss Frosting

Heart #49 goes to...Pillsbury Easy Frost No-Fuss Frosting!  This stuff is the best.  It comes in 3 delicious flavors - Decacent Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla Dream, and Velvety Cream Cheese.  It's so much easier than the tub frosting.  You just aim the five star nozzle, squeeze and frost!  No mess and you can make designs or write on a cake with it.  What I like about it is the ability to frost each individual piece of cake or cupcake fresh.  No more hardened frosting.  Click on the above link to view a video and recipe!

Heart #48 goes to...Hanging Label Holders by Ballard Designs

Heart #48 goes to...Hanging Label Holders by Ballard Designs!  Use them to help organize your important papers, pictures, scrapbooking materials in baskets or bins, or maybe even use them as a gift tag.  They are crafted of metal in an antique bronze finish and have a slot for you to insert your own label.  They sell for $16 for a set of 12.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Heart #47 goes to...Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket by Williams Sonoma

Heart #47 goes to...Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket by Williams Sonoma!  There's nothing like receiving an email from Williams Sonoma with the above picture when you are starving and ready for lunch.  They look so flaky and delicious!  These pigs in a blanket consist of "all-butter puff pastry brushed with a maple-dijon glaze, then hand wrapped around Aidells mini chicken-apple sausages"  They are shipped frozen (24 to a box) and ready to bake and serve for $39.95.  You might want to save these for a special brunch!  You won't find these in the catolog...internet special only!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Heart #46 goes to...Violight Toothbrush Sanitizers

Heart #46 goes to...Violight Toothbrush Sanitizers!  I used to have one of these, but it was a much bigger contraption and involved adding water.  It was just bigger and bulkier and so we got rid of it.  These new sanitizers are much more fun.  The ones shown above sell for $29.95 each or two for $53.90.  They come in a bunch of cute colors and also a few for kids...

  • Zapi uses germicidal ultraviolet light to kill 99.9% of germs on your toothbrush in just minutes.

  • Zapi comes in two hot new colors, purple and pink, plus white, blue, and orange to match your personal style.

  • All of them come with a free toothbrush, but they also work with your favorite manual brush or electric head.

  • Simply insert your favorite toothbrush, press the button, and Zapi goes to work, turning off automatically.

  • Your toothbrush is germ free and safely stored inside Zapi ready for the next time you brush.

They also have the Duo Toothbrush Sanitizer which also doubles as a storage case perfect for travel.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Heart #45 goes to...Ruffled Caftan Dress by Victoria's Secret

Heart #45 goes to...Victoria's Secret Ruffle Caftan Dress!  What a cute mediteranean inspired dress.  The long sleeves make it perfect for a summer evening out with a cute pair of strappy sandals.  This dress is on sale for $55 and comes in "kiwi" (shown above) and these colors too...

Beach Plum
Green Multicolor
Pink Print
Tropical Blue
Strawberry Cream

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Heart #44 goes to...Hunter Rain Boots

Heart #44 goes to...Hunter Rain Boots.  Now that the winter is officially over, I'm sad that I have to put away my winter boots.  But I'm happy about buying a pair of Hunter Rain Boots.  Nordstrom has them on sale for $115.  They come in so many colors and they also have some cool accessories such as...
great for carrying money, keys, credit cards attaches securely to your boots
I can channel my inner Lara Croft....

Friday, March 19, 2010

Heart #43 goes to...Tasto Chip and Dip Set

Heart #43 goes to...Tasto Chip and Dip Set.  This is a great idea...a bowl for chips and three snap-on silicone cups (dishwasher safe) for different types of dip.  I also think it would be a great idea for individual dip cups, each person gets their own color and Double Dipping is Allowed!  This product sells for $35 if you are not a member of MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) and $31.50 if you are.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Heart #42 goes to...Williams Sonoma's Sloppy Joe Starter

Heart #41 goes to...Williams Sonoma's Sloppy Joe Starter.  I am on a mission to try every food item I smell cooking in Williams Sonoma and this time it was their Sloppy Joe Starter.  It smelled great in the store, even better cooking in my kitchen and it was delicious.  All you need is 1 1/2lbs of ground beef or turkey and buns.  The rest is in the jar.  Their starter sauce "combines vine-ripened tomatoes, savory veal demi-glace, extra-virgin olive oil, sweet red bell peppers, garlic and spices."  It's priced at $14.95 a jar which is a bit more than your average supermarket brand but well worth it if you're looking for a different fresh authentic flavor.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Heart #41 goes to...Ruby Red Crystal Chandelier

Heart #41 goes to...Ruby Red Chandelier from!  I love the gothic look of this chandelier.  I originally had a thing for black crystal chandeliers until I saw this one.  My dining room has been naked without it...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Heart #40 goes to...The Carrie Diaries

Heart #40 goes to...The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell.  It's time to "Meet Carrie Bradshaw before Sex and the City".  This book is basically Carrie Bradshaw's high school years and with Sex and the City 2 coming out on May 28th in movie theaters, make sure you grab the book on April 27th!

Heart #39 goes to...Lilly Pulitzer Color by Numbers Agenda/Pen Set

Heart #39 goes to...Lilly Pulitzer Color by Numbers Agenda/Pen Set!  The link will take you to One Kings Lane, a really great website for really unique items at discounted prices.  They describe their website as "Private Home Decor Sales".  This set normally sells for $65 but is on sale for $29 at One Kings Lane.  You will have to sign in to view the product.  The organizer comes with two pens - one Cabanarama pen and one Mumsie pen in gift boxes.  Of course, I love the chandelier on the cover!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Heart #38 goes to...Sunshine Awards

Heart #38 goes to...Sunshine Awards!  This award was passed on to me by Krystal's Kitsch.

The rules for accepting this award are:
- Put the logo on your blog or within your post
- Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
- Link to the nominees within your post
- Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog
- Share the love & link to the person from whom you received this award

I give this award to (in no particular order):

Heart #37 goes to...BookBook by TwelveSouth

Heart #37 goes to...BookBook by TwelveSouth!  It's a hardback leather case for MacBook Pro.  I don't have a MacBook but I think this is really cool looking.  I love the vintage look of old books and this is a great way to protect your MacBook.  It's a great way to disguise it while it's in your bag or on your desk.  It sells for $79.99 on a website called TwelveSouth.  They do not recommend this product for the white MacBooks because of some issue with the inside of this case discoloring or staining the MacBook.  So for all you MacBook owners, head to this website for other cool accessories.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Heart #36 goes to...Ines Rosales Sweet Olive Oil Tortas

Heart #36 goes to...Ines Rosales Sweet Olive Oil Tortas!  Here's another product that I stumbled upon at my local supermarket.  I have passed these by many times and finally decided to give them a try.  They are a delicious sort of crisp bread sprinkled with sugar and flavored with anise and sesame seeds and 24% olive oil.  Besides the taste, what I love about them is that each one is individually hand wrapped in tissue paper.  They are a great companion to a cup of coffee or tea.  The sell 6 to a package for about $5.99.  Click here to view some pictures of how they are made.
Here is a description of the history I found on a website...

The Story Behind Ines Rosales

Ines Rosales started making these incredible crispy wafers in a town near Seville, Spain in about 1915. Widows of her village came to help her, business flourished, and over time the reputation of her product spread throughout Spain and Europe. Soon others were imitating her recipe, or attempting to! When she died in 1932 at the age of 42, she left behind a company whose reputation was protected by her name.
Today the traditional methods of forming the dough continue. It is portioned out and flattened by hand by local women, who must train for 3 months in the proper flattening technique, and who must take a break from their duties every 19 minutes. Now baked in a modern conveyer oven, production has moved into the modern age, somewhat, but the factors that really affect quality remain the same as they have for the past 92 years. After all, when you get something right, why mess with it?