By Craig on December 6, 2013
Behold the shear power of this ridiculously, random gift guide. I’ve tried to cover funny, kitschy, techy, retro, cool and useful. Remember, childhood nostalgia runs deep in the practice of gift giving. It’s not the price tag that determines a great gift, but the unique connection to the individual. I grew up in the 1980s, so anything LED or 8 bit is going to bring me to my knees. Remember jocks tormenting geeks in films like Revenge of the Nerds or Back to the Future… the glorious catch phrases. Within our gadget-obsessed culture, nerds are put onto pedestals to be admired… and rightfully so! While you’re here geeking-out, be sure to browse my more “mature” mens gift guides.
1. Moleskine Evernote Pocket Ruled Smart Notebook - Notebook that interfaces with the incredible Evernote app to create digital, searchable notes
2. Coloring for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book - Misadventures in coloring for grown-ass men
3. Circuit Board Cufflinks - Sorry, I know
4. Areaware Numbers LED Clock - Who hasn’t had a black and red LED alarm clock
5. Pebble E-Paper Smart Watch - Smart watches are polarizing, but I’d rock one
6. Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System - There’s a hole in the bottom of the controller to blow into the dirty game cartridge… just kidding
7. Zip Zip USB flash Memory bricks - AKA Legos… not pictured, a glow in the dark option
8. Polaroid Instant Print Digital Camera - Instaprint Polaroid cameras will live on forever
Enjoy your weekend,
By Lauren on December 5, 2013
Tis finally the season for holiday themed parties, decorating, and lots and lots of shopping. And one of my favorite colors to wear this time of year is silver. I love to add a little silver sparkle to my wardrobe and it is a bonus for me if said item contains glitter! I don’t know why but silver and silver glitter just get me into such a holiday mood and I always feel a little more fancy when surrounding myself with it. I have lots and lots of packing to work on during the next 11 days but I plan on enjoying this holiday season and watching lots of Christmas movies before bed. Happy Shopping!
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By Lauren on December 3, 2013
I love the color silver, especially around the Christmas holiday season. I don’t know why but it makes me think of old holiday movies, snow, icicles, glitter, and lots and lots of accecories. And it is the perfect color to wear to holiday parties, especially in the form of shoes, purses, and jewelry! Since we are moving in 12 days, I won’t be able to decorate my home in silver adornment this Christmas. However, I am getting inspired looking at everyone elses home decor ideas on Pinterest and instagram. And can’t wait to decorate next year when we will be living in our newly built home.
I never say no to glitter, especially when they grace the tips of my nails.
The perfect lady like holiday dress.
Need to make some DIY glitter animal friends next Christmas to line up our fireplace mantle.
Silver dipped cake pots are not only delicious but would make for a wonderful center piece.
A silver glitter cat eye is a look I must try ASAP.
These DIY glitter star garland would look amazing draped around the tree.
The most stunning silver water.
Silver chocolate almonds that look like liquid metal. Inspiration for my next holiday manicure.
All images via Pinterest
By Craig on November 29, 2013
Hope everyone’s refreshed after their Thanksgiving Day turkey naps. You know what day it is, Black Friday! Always remember the blackest Friday will always be Friday the 13th (sorry). Today I bring you the mens watch guide, representing a pretty wide range of price points. I’ve been wearing a watch everyday since grade school. Time has always intrigued, infuriated and baffled me. You’ll find me glancing at my watch with borderline OCD regularity. Since everyone’s phone is equipped with a slew of timekeeping capabilities, some folks think watches are obsolete. I don’t agree, timepieces are beautifully crafted machines that last a lifetime. Some are wound, others are battery-powered, solar-powered and even motion-driven. Nothing says more about a man’s style than the character of his timepiece.
1. Nixon The Mellor Pinstripe Leather Strap Watch
2. Casio Digital Bracelet Watch
3. Movado Museum Two Tone Bracelet Watch
4. Nooka Zirc Watch Silver Tone
5. Swatch Watch Swiss Random Ghost Transparent
6. Timex Intelligent Quartz Flyback Chronograph Watch
7. Raymond Weil Freelancer Watch
8. Victorinox Swiss Army Original Green Watch
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By Lauren on November 28, 2013
I think you know by now that I am obsessed with all things cat related. I love my own two guys Rocco and Rufus, stray cats, cat eyes, cat prints, and the list goes on. Surprisingly enough I don’t have many cat inspired items in my wardrobe. I rectified this last week when I found a cat tee shirt playing the turn tables on sale for five dollars at Target. After taking the first bite so to speak this recent purchase won’t be my last.
1. Cat Headband
4. Cat Necklace
10. Cat Case
Happy eating and shopping. Black friday awaits.
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By Lauren on November 27, 2013
It is really starting to feel like the holiday season in Austin. Usually it is sunny and in the 80′s this time of year but a cold front came in this weekend and it has been rainy and in the mid 30′s. I am not complaining though. I bought a new pair of boots yesterday to brave this cold and they are very comfortable. With Thanksgiving only three days away, now really is the best time to reflect on everything we are thankful for. My top three would be our first home that we are building, my husband, and our two cats. I love the little family that we have, just the four of us and am so excited to be moving into a house that is all ours. Rocco and Rufus have really been the greatest gift I have ever received and I know this sounds corny but having these two kitties around makes life so much more special. Cat’s seem to have a bad rep thanks to these guys but our boys are sweet, funny, loving, and very playful. You do have to work for their love at first but once you prove yourself they are all yours. Or rather you are all theirs.
I love how cats eyes always seem to change color
Cat eyes have become a staple in my beauty routine. My favorite look is pink shadow with a black cat eye and a red lip.
Must try this manicure it is too cute especially the cat and tail nail!
Anne looks stunning as cat woman
The perfect ornament for your tree
Will definitely be trying a smokey cat eye and need to find some cat ears too.
This cat print is amazing. Love the sunnies too!
Possibly one of the worlds most notorious cats.
Definitely going to buy this clock in pink for my home office. Love the vintage feel.
All images via Pinterest
Stay tuned for a cat gift guide post on Thanksgiving.