Etsy Spotlight: Jennifer Ladd

I ran across Jennifer Ladd’s Etsy shop when I was looking for gifts to give all the girls that threw me a baby shower way back when I was a waddling fool.  I can’t tell you how much I drooled over all the different fabrics.  So many different colors and patterns.  I would like one of each please.  You can never have too many “going out” purses, can you? Don’t answer that.  Have a gander at all her past and present items…tons of cuteness!

Otomi, Suzani…What? Nevermind, It’s Pretty!!

Are you stuck in an all neutral, taupes, beiges rut?  Snap out of it!  Throw a splash of color in there STAT!  Don’t want to commit to an entire Suzani chair?  For God’s sake throw a colorful pillow in there..PLEASE!

  1. Viva Terra, Pom Pom Collection
  2. Viva Terra, Hand-Embroidered Organic Cotton Rabbit Bag
  3. Design*Sponge, diy video: grace’s upholstered otomi headboard
  4. Viva Terra, Hand-Embroidered Rabbit Pillow
  5. Material Recovery Etsy Shop, Colorful Red Suzani Upholstered Armchair
  6. Decorative Instincts Etsy Shop, Suzani Apron

Lugging Around An Ugly Black Laptop Bag?

This is an intervention…I repeat, this is an intervention.  Stop carrying that ugly black laptop bag, or even worse..your old backpack from college???  Stop, just stop, it’s making my eyes bleed to look at that thing.  Feast your eyes on the color people!

  1. Kolobags, re-bagz white rose laptop case
  2. Kolobags, brenthaven 15.4″ metrolite laptop case
  3. Kolobags, re-bagz multi-colored laptop case
  4. Kolobags, abbi new york mina slim laptop case
  5. Kolobags, mcklein lake forest laptop case
  6. Kolobags, abbi new york 15.4″ satin slim laptop case
  7. Kolobags, casauri laptop brief 15.4″

Do You Know What Today Is?

So my hubby bought this necklace for me for Mother’s Day this year.  My calendar necklace from dalla nonna is the month of October and has my son’s birthday along with my wedding anniversary because they happened the same month 3 years apart!  FTW!

Girls, drop the hint–its a super elegantly simple everyday necklace that your guy should totally buy you for an anniversary or your wedding or your first child.  And guys (if any guys read this site) that means–if you are getting married, already are married or if your wife birthed your child from her very own loins either after hours and hours of painstaking labor or via scalpel because of a c-section, then you totally owe her.

And DUDE, they totally have bracelets now!

Modern Quilts! Who Knew?!

When you think about quilts, you probably think patchwork stuff and a bunch of old ladies sitting around a table.  Quilts aren’t just for the geriatrics, people!  These quilts will keep you warm and toasty just like the ones you think of when you hear the word quilt but also keep you stylin’–and we know that’s the most important thing. Right?

  1. Amy Butler , Thea’s Puzzle Quilt
  2. Fawn & Forest, got me in stitches penthouse modern quilt
  3. The Silly Boodilly Etsy Shop, Modern Improvised Studio Art Quilt-Spring Quilt
  4. Modern Nursery, Super Natural Baby Daisy Quilt
  5. Sewing Geek Etsy Shop, Red Letter Day Quilt in Orange
  6. All the Numbers Etsy Shop, Forest Friends baby or toddler quilt, Branches and Owls, with applique and patchwork
  7. Alison in London Etsy Shop, Colour blocked mini quilt

Friday’s Etsy Spotlight: Beach Chik Designs

Today’s Etsy shop, Beach Chik Designs went through the Tipsy Society like wildfire!  Sarah purchased one of these for Der and then I purchased one of these for another friend!  Sarah and I both bought them for wedding showers (for decor at the shower as well as a present to the bride & groom).  They are completely customizable!  I love the Date Canvases which you immediately think of for wedding dates.  BUT what if your husband keeps forgetting your wedding date, get one for your anniversary so he NEVER forgets because its displayed right there on the wall or mantle! haha!  OR the Number Canvas could easily be for a baby gift once the little one arrives–displayed in the baby’s room!  LOVE LOVE LOVE the personalization!

Tipsy Society’s Official Scary Movie Picks

Top 5

(in no particular order)

  1. The Ring (court’s pick)
  2. The Exorcist (der’s pick)
  3. The Shining (consensus)
  4. Halloween 1 & 2 (ak’s pick)
  5. Silence of the Lambs (sarah’s pick)

Runner Up

The Amityville Horror

Or maybe we just like this movie because of this scene–if you want scary read the book.  What’s your favorite scary movie?


Happy Halloween Everyone!

Hump Day Happy Hour: It Won’t Te-kill-ya!

Feel like your jeans are getting a little snug but don’t want to skimp on your favorite drink of choice–THE MARGARITA?

  1. Take a pack of Zilch with you when you head out to your local mexican restaurant
  2. Order a tequila (our preference is Patron Silver) and water on the rocks
  3. Drink up!

7 Ways to Make an Eclectic Nursery

When I found out I was having a boy, I knew what I didn’t want in a nursery. I didn’t want pastels, I didn’t want typical.  What I did want was his nursery to look like it belonged to the rest of our house which is colorful and eclectic.


I had seen, at a local antique show, a slew of owls painted on some weathered fence boards and immediately wanted it for my son’s nursery however it was a GAZILLION dollars, so I set out to make it and therein came the theme for my son’s room: owls.  I read somewhere after I picked that theme that owls bring good luck, wisdom, and watchful protection to your home–LOVED IT!

My hunt for owls then returned the Flights of Fancy Mobile, which just embodied the colorfulness that I wanted.  From there I wanted unique animals and found the Dodo Bird print, Pongo (who I loved so much I framed him) and Magnus.

  1. Oompa, Last of the Great Dodo Birds Print from Noelle Dass & Woodmouse Loves Wood Etsy Shop, Nutty Squirrel Wooden Toy
  2. Girl Savage Etsy Shop, Bunny Rabbit 6 Feltidermy…Large
  3. klt:works, Flights of Fancy Mobile
  4. Bibelot Forest Etsy Shop, Pongo Bear
  5. Egg Press, Magnus
  6. Owl Fence board painting (assembled by my husband & dad and painted by yours truly)
  7. Gush4Plush Etsy Shop, Ritz the Baby Bluebird & Chip the Owl & Sammy the Baby Duck

5 Outdoor Lights that May or May Not Allow You to See Outside But Sure Are Pretty

If the weather where I lived could actually let me leave these items outside without immediate or prolonged destruction from the elements, I would SO order these now.

ak-outdoor lighting

  1. Viva Terra, Misprint Lanterns
  2. Napa Style, Big Bottle Wine Hurricanes
  3. Napa Style, Sugar Molds-Rustic
  4. Napa Style, Vintage Railroad Lantern
  5. Viva Terra, Misprint Hanging Lanterns