Looking to make this September a little more special? Add a few of these clever goods to your back-to-school list and you'll get extra large grins from your kids, young & old. Shop our full selection of school finds HERE.
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When I was growing up, one of life’s greatest pleasures was going over to my grandmother’s house and making Coke slushies and microwaved s’mores. These days, I can still make s’mores when I’ve got the hankering, but my homemade slushie cravings have long gone unquenched because I lacked the proper device—but not anymore! The Slush Mug is back, baby! This retro mug miraculously turns your favorite tasty beverage into frozen slush thanks to the highly scientific “Glaciercore.” Plus, now that I’m of age, I can use it to make alcoholic versions of my old favorites. Jack and Coke Slushies, anyone?
[$9.95, Catching Fireflies]
Thank you Amelia for the fantastic feature. Slush mugs are flying out our doors thanks to you. Cheers to a sweet summer filled with tasty slushies!
I'm a big fan of chocolate - don't get me wrong, but how fun would it be to get a treasure trove filled with clever candies like.... cinnamon sticks, fireballs, candy bracelets, fruit striped gum, pink hot cocoa, tasty flavored lip balm & more?
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We have loads of clever ideas that will have your friends & family thinking you're the best gift giver there is!
And if you see something special for you,simply make a wish list and spread the word to your friends & family.
I love grandpa mug $14.95 go ask your grandparent cards $8.95 personalized frame $44.95 grandpa story journal $15.95 book of card games $19.95 cruisin license plate sign $39.95 NY times baby boomers $13.95
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Freaky Feet - Those things going bump in the night are just your toddlers toes slipped into hairy & scary Lil' Monster Slippers $19
Sweet Delete - The phrase I stink at math takes on a whole new meaning when you clean up mistakes with scented erasers. Packaged in mini milk cartons, they'll leave your paper smelling like grape, fruit juice, milk, strawberry & chocolate. $4
Meet Laura Torchia of St Clair Shores, Michigan. She is the sassy gal behind these cute clips for little girls curls. We carry an assortment of her pretties at our Berkley & Rochester locations, plus she also sells her goods through etsy.
I had the opportunity to ask her a few questions about her crafty business...
What inspired you to start creating cute hair clips & how did you turn it into a business?
My Daughter Olivia was my inspiration for creating my first clippies. I was buying tons of expensive bows and clippies that were poorly make and after wearing them a couple times would just fall apart. So i tried making some myself and i had so much fun doing it that i haven't really stopped. I had gone to a Mom 2 Mom sale and saw a woman selling baby slings that she had handmade herself and thought why cant i do that..... So in August 2007 Sassy Girls N Curls was born it was a long process of trial and error to get to where i am today first starting out selling at Mom 2 Mom sales and craft shows and then on Etsy in March 2008.
What do you most love about the creative process?
I love experimenting with new fabrics, ribbons....really anything i can get my hands on. Being a Stay at home mom its a great outlet for me. After everyone's asleep I'll start making something and the next thing you know i look at the clock and it 1 am. I Love what i do and am happy that i can contribute to our family while still being able to stay at home with our daughter.
Is there anything that makes your hair clips unique?
I love working with different textures and colors mixing dots and stripes and just making cute Clippies. If it turns out to be something cute great if not i still had fun trying.
I take pride in the fact that my items are handmade by me so i am able to pay extra attention to every tiny detail. All of my Bows, Flowers and Posies are hand sewn not just hot glues together. I make sure all my ends are heat sealed so none of your ribbon edges will fray over time. I know my customers are going to walk away with a high quality product that will last. That and superior customer service keep them coming back.
Thanks Laura for making little girl's hair-dos even cuter!
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10 pack of scented pencils $15.95 puppy pencil sharpener $5.95 scented erasers $3.95 cookie changer purse $5.95 hello kitty lunch box $13.95 groovy crazy bands $5.95 latest masterpiece brag mag $10.00
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So it's mid July... have you begun hearing that wonderful phrase, "I'm bored" from your kiddos yet? If so, maybe it's time for a whimsical field trip to catching fireflies! Here's a peak of a few of our summer-fun finds.
Zartz are a fantastical fun game to play inside & outside - in the sand or on the grass!
Going to Grandmas for the weekend? Fill a fun retro lunchbox with goodies like these terribly addicting ZeeBeez!
Mom & Dad can kick back in their lawn chair & enjoy a cold one while the kids challenge each other with Flip-n-Stack Monkeys.
And for more fun, trade some treat themed crazy bands, and ice cream cone earrings... then cool off with an ice cream cone fan;)
Tomorrows agenda? Another day of summer fun!
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