Big Gulp Bag

My new prized possession from Gerbera Designs—the XL Messenger Bag. I picked this up a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been using the heck out of it ever since. Let me tell you folks, it is roomy! I’ve had other handmade messenger bags before and although they were very nice, they just weren’t big … read more


Because I know you march to the beat of a different drummer, I know that you will like the Offbeat Collection of cards from Earmark Invitations. I like Go Bananas, Howdy Pardner, and Let’s Mix it Up. Sometimes you just need a little silliness in your stationery. Earmark Invitations also does lovely custom invitation work.

I’m on a tie kick here…I just love these tie backpacks from Donda Designs—they are just so original. I’ve seen tie skirts and handbags, but I’ve never seen tie backpacks before.

From the Tie Lab…

I received this tip the other day and I just had to share. Does your guy need to wear ties to work or maybe he likes to wear ties? Or maybe you are a guy who needs to or likes to wear ties. Whatever the case may be, I know you don’t want to see … read more

The Great Zelda

Looking for a great weekend bag, the Zelda Weekender by Offhand Designs is the supreme choice. The Zelda Weekender is available in a wonderful plethora of rich and luxurious fabric choices, but I love the plush Rainbow Stripe the best. This roomy bag is 12” high, 22” long, and 6” deep and is big enough … read more

Sweet Pea Handcrafts are sweet as can be. I just love these Retro Dishtowels and matching Aprons. They would make the perfect kitschy holiday or hostess gifts. Just brilliant!

12 Days of I Support Indie Knockout contest

Okay people, you better get serious now. There are only 12 days left to enter the I Support Indie Knockout contest. Sign-up here with your name, valid email address and a little blurb about how you are the biggest indie supporter ever. Don’t miss out on your chance to win the gift package pictured above. … read more

Walk a Mile

They say it takes a crooked man to walk a crooked mile, but I think it takes a pretty okay woman to make Crooked Mile Candles and Ginny Ritenour of Crooked Mile Candle Company is one okay woman. I ordered about 30 of the soy votives to give out as little gifties for the holidays … read more

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