Etsy Find of the Day!

Taken keychain

Loving this TAKEN Keychain by Etsy seller giftforbestfriends! This keychain can be custom made with any name, date or symbols (with 23 symbols to choose from). Such a cute gift to give to your friend on their engagement, wedding or anniversary.

And it’s only $10!!!!

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vacation

There’s no better feeling than being on a vacation and celebrating just yourself and all the hard work you’ve accomplished leading up to it. Not meaning to sound cliche but honestly, even a few hours within a day to unwind and be alone with your mind can me magically therapeutic. I have been doing some research into meditation practices but the irony of it is finding enough time to sit alone and do nothing! So I figured instead of going all Deepak Chopra on myself which frankly speaking won’t happen, I’m just going to spend an hour or 3, here and there, just staring into space and smiling. I may look like I inhaled some illegal stuff to anyone who walks in on me but inside, I’m at peace!

Funny thing following my moment of peace is trying to get my head back on track which sometimes feels like this…

thinking

yep…a complete brain fart…

I brush it off and call it a reboot!

1. A month ago I wrote a post on how sitting down for prolonged hours can be damaging to our health, and in it, I shared the adjustable Varidesk which my Manager had so graciously offered to purchase for the betterment of my physical health. It’s funny what you can find on the Internet once you’re looking for it. I came across Kinetic Desk created by California-based company Stir. A smart desk which can transform from a sitting to a standing desk offers a built-in touchscreen which allows you to let the smart desk know when you would like to be sitting or standing during the day, and it would remind you to do so at the specific times. And after you’ve been seated for a while, it nudges you to move your feet and get up to stretch. It comes with a hefty price tag of $2,990 but honestly, I can’t stop talking about these smart desks for one reason only – how important they are for our lifestyle. After working on a Varidesk for a couple of months now, I can tell you how relaxed & relieved my back, neck and shoulders feel. You don’t have to dish a load of benjamins. There are plenty of smart desk options suited for your budget. You just have to find one! (via Zuri, Digital Guru)

Kinetic Desk by Stir

2. I’m loving this Drizzona clutch bag from Aldo for only $60!

DRIZZONA

3. Check out abstract art shop on Etsy created by Destiny Womack or Wostudios if you’re looking to spice up your living room with a touch of colorful modern art.

4. Anther Etsy seller Graficaitalia adds to my travel gear a collection of vintage luggage labels (for only $2 a piece), digitally available for an easy download. You can use these retro printouts for scrap booking, art projects, jewelry, cards or as tags for suitcases.

5. If you haven’t heard of moving paper then you must be living under a rock! Japanese designer Ugoita T has created for your visual pleasure a flock of synchronized dancing origami cranes on an electromagnetic stage.

dancing origamis

People just come up with the most oddly interesting ideas!

some images reblogged from A la folie

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Happy Monday!!!

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

Ballet

because last week this was me by Friday…

disappear

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 Fab.com 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

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And now I present to you the Best of the Web

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  1. Loving these pillow designs by 5CHomeDecor on Etsy
  2. If you’re a movie buff or in the market to decorate your media room, you might just love these prints from Film the Blanks on your wall
  3. For someone whose daily ritual includes catching up on all things I find interesting, Feedly.com is exactly what my doctor ordered. It’s now the single placeholder for all stories and sites I care about. News delivered to me in just one click.
  4. Mylapka.com for the environmentally conscious – product has sensors when plugged into your smartphone can measure EMF, radiation, humidity, nitrates in raw food as well as alcohol breath. Also check out their app for iPhone &  Android.
  5. Photography addicts, download the app Printic to create polaroids, photoboxes, calendars, posters and books right from your picture gallery in just one click