Best of the Web

Happy Monday!!!

I’m hoping this week work looks something like this…


because last week this was me by Friday…


Nevertheless looking forward to February, the month of L.O.V.E…

from my head to tomatoes

Now, let’s dive into this week’s Best of the Web:

1. I don’t know about you but this is what happens to me when I shop for fragrance at the mall. Step 1 – I stop by the fragrance booth, Step 2 – I try a sample on me, Step 3 – I instantly fall in love, Step 4– I dish $80 in less than 60 seconds, Step 5 – somewhere in between the mall and the next day, the fragrance decides to not work on me. I’m now an owner of a perfume which successfully deceived me. So you know why I’m all over Olfactif. It’s a monthly fragrance subscription service which allows you to test & explore 3 samples of fragrances before you decide to invest. And when you do decide to purchase, you will automatically receive an $18 credit towards the bottle of your choice. How neat is that! No more discentppointments!

2. For those of you who begin your day with a newspaper (like my dad), make it fun while you’re at it. Try theSkimm – it delivers humorous, bottom-line snippets of the biggest deadlines, right to your desktop.

3. The word on the street is may probably be dead, sooner or later. Well…if you’re a sucker for similar artistry, you may want to head to Walker Shop where all proceeds go to Walker’s artistic & educational programs. For instance, I’m loving these camera sticky notes to spice up my desk for only $6.99.

4. Etsy seller pixelthis likes to make stuff from stuff. Yep, he takes stuff, tears it apart and then makes more stuff out of it. His stuff is sooooooo cool I personally bought a recycled turntable clock or some stuff like that from him couple of years ago. It now hangs on the wall of my study and is sure as hell a great conversation starter.

5. You can never browse too many online marketplaces. And if you currently are trying to shop for an event, party, gift or holiday, check out Minted. It’s a marketplace of independent artists and designers who are creating beautiful products for you to customize and make it your own. Find anything from invitation cards to postcards, stationery, fabrics, home and party decor.

Images via blog Let the good times roll

Introducing the “Best of the Web”

I have come to the conclusion that online shopping is a black hole of goodies for your wallet. I was one of those shoppers who found it necessary to put all my 5 senses to test when making a purchase so obviously online shopping wasn’t my forte. Confession: I do not have an Amazon Prime account…just yet! However, until recently say about a year ago, I found myself more willing to give up control of my 5 senses & befriend online shopping. The rest…is history!

So today I start a new line of posts titled “Best of the Web”. These are products or services I think are worth bookmarking or a friendly visit.

The intent is to have these posted every Monday but as you can obviously detect, I have not been a disciplined and punctual blogger (blogging is a full-time job yo!) Hence I’ll do my best to keep up with my own expectations although I advise, procrastination is one of my strengths!

1. For $79.97, Kate Spade Women’s Metro Holographic Turquoise Watch makes a stunner holiday gift. Although I’m fashionably late in suggesting a holiday gift but ladies if the return/exchange-holiday-gift process has begun then this is definitely an option worth considering!


2. Peacock lovers! This fancy Peacock Decorative Pillow by Marlo Lorenz Clara is bound to become a showstopper on your couch or bed. Head to Dillard’s with $45.00 if you want one.

Peacock Decorative Pillow

3. For Crafters, TheThriftShopper.Com is an equivalent of a candy store! A one-stop shop for all your thrift shopping needs hosts a national directory of thrift stores around the country. Aren’t you glad you just up’ed your vacay shopping budget by 100%!

4. InvisibleHand can notify you when a product, flight or rental car you’re browsing can be bought for less elsewhere. It’s 100% free with an app available for download on an iPhone.

5. You can never have enough options to shop for custom cards and invitations. Check out for a plethora of designs.