two minutes of NPR fame

I was interviewed Tuesday, December 20 by NPR Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal for a story about Congress’ vote against extending payroll tax cuts for two more months. Let it snow! Listen to it here!

baggallini’s latest release

As if they didn’t have enough wonderful products for us to choose from, Baggallini has just introduced the new print collection. Various fabulous baggallini bags in chrysanthemum steel blue and ecru, leaf caspian blue and mushroom, and paisley mushroom and ecru. They are really terrific looking, plus they are water resistant and totally washable. I’ve got plenty of styles for…

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debbie eyde felted-wool pillows

Ann Arbor fiber artist Debbie Eyde made me really happy today. Look at the new pillows she brought in today. Perfect gifts, perfect for your sofa. Perfect for…. the winter blues, perking up a dark room, holding close and pretending it’s a gift from spring.  

ipad covers from glam naturele are so. . . .

. . . feckin’ cute! and raw looking. and best yet, functional! they fold into two different support modes for reading your ipad or working on your ipad. two cool looks: free as a bird outside a birdcage and vintage camera: both faboo.

michele saulson bracelets now at heavenly metal!

Michele’s trunk show friday night was a big big fun success. So…..I kept some of her wrap bracelets alot of you called and emailed me about. Plenty for you to ogle over — see?    

al dente pasta gift bags are back

yes it’s definitely holiday shopping season when al dente pasta gift bags show up at heavenly metal. my friends monique and dennis deschaine are al dente pasta. their noodle factory in whitmore lake is a bit off the beaten path for holiday shoppers, so I make them available in town every december. the bags are great gifts and such pretty…

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open for business!

our resident helper, known as chief, came up with the coolest ‘open’ sign, all lit up to let you know we’re here for your shopping needs and pleasure! a few gift items are sold out but I’ve ordered more to come in this week — and there’s still plenty to ponder over for your holiday gifts. we’re keeping our lights…

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