Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

XMAS - Christmas at Disneyland
Originally uploaded by -=- Hul Gil -=-

I will try & update this blog more regularly in '09!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Reunited and it tastes so good!

I FOUND IT!!!! The hunt is over for me this season. I have found a McDonald's that actually sells the infamously hard-to-find eggnog milkshake that I wrote about last year. Coincidentally, the McDonald's I found the shake at is in Lafayette, the same town that the treehouse house might be built in.

Please feel free to post a comment if/where you've found the eggnog milkshake too!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Yearbook Yourself

This is so much fun to do! Upload a photo of yourself and see how your yearbook photo would probably look like in 1950 or 1978 or 2000. The results may shock you! They will probably make you cringe too. I sure did!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Condé Nast Store

Condé Nast has opened up its archives to the public and are allowing us all to purchase their photos, magazine covers, and illustrations as wall art. and I think it is so great that Condé Nast has this service. There are so many incredible photos to choose from!!

The Vogue cover (by Erwin Blumenfeld of Jean Patchett) above is my favorite magazine cover of all time. What I would give to have it!!! Sigh.... The link to that image is here. Prices range from $225 - $535.

From the Condé Nast Store:
Each print is reproduced using state-of-the-art digital equipment. The Hahnemuehle pearl printing paper is a fiber-based surface developed in the tradition of the Silver Gelatin prints, the original gold standard of archival photographic reproduction. The paper’s weight of 285 grams per square meter reduces rolling and curling, and its UV-resistant pigmented inks can last for more than 100 years.

The Larson-Juhl hardwood frames—available in several sizes—include archival 8-ply, acid-free matting; ultraviolet-filtering Plexiglas; and hanging hardware. Each image is accompanied by an authentication letter from our archivist and a provenance label detailing the image, magazine, and artist.

Charles and Ray Eames Stamps

These have been out for a couple months now, but I'm slow I guess! I didn't know about 'em til very recently.

$6.72 for a Pane of 16 stamps @

From USPS:
This is a commemorative sheet of 16 42–cent Charles and Ray Eames stamps.

On June 17, 2008, in Santa Monica, California, the Postal Service™ issued 42–cent commemorative stamps Charles and Ray Eames in a commemorative sheet featuring 16 different designs.

Honoring the husband-and-wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames, this commemorative sheet of 16 stamps was designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, and represents the breadth of their extraordinary body of creative work, which includes architecture, furniture, film and exhibits.

Custom Keds!

I grew up in Keds, so this is a really cool idea to me! You can totally customize your Keds now with premade patterns or even by uploading your very own art!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

(Click on the image for full size view. It's desktop wallpaper size!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Newport News Poet Dress

I like this dress. It looks very disco to me.

$15.00 @ Newport News

Death By S'mores

I saw this recipe in our local paper today and omg these look so delicious...

From The Contra Costa Times:
Death by S'mores

Serves 6

12 soft-baked or chewy store-bought chocolate chip cookies
6 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
6 regular-size marshmallows
3 tablespoons hot fudge sauce

1. Place six chocolate chip cookies face down and put an unwrapped peanut butter cup on top.
2. Toast the six marshmallows. (You also can melt them in the microwave for 8-12 seconds.) Top each peanut butter cup with one melted marshmallow.
3. Drizzle each with ½ tablespoon of hot fudge sauce. Top with the second chocolate chip cookie.

— Recipe from Ann Tatko-Peterson

Per serving: 220 calories, 3 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 1 g fiber. Calories from fat: 90.

— Staff analysis

Photo of the Day

Betty Grable

Rock Scissor Paper Pink Classic Signature personalized stationery

Rock Scissor Paper sells really cute personalized stationary, and they have many designs to choose from. The one shown above is the Pink Classic Signature design. It also comes in blue and lime.

From Rock Scissor Paper:
Product Description
Personalized flat cards with stylish rounded corners come with gorgeous patterned envelopes.
Cards come beautifully packaged in a clear box with a satin ribbon tie.

Boxed set of 10 for $22.00 or
Boxed set of 20 for $34.00 (save 20%)

Card Size: 5" x 7"

Printed with high quality inkjet printing on premium recycled white cardstock

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Personalized Unicorn Necklace

Wow! How totally awesome is this personalized unicorn necklace from Heidi Seeker??? They are UK based but ship worldwide and have a TON of cute things on their website.

£10.00 (currently about $16.00 USD) @

LEGO 50th Anniversary Building Set

LEGO has put out a special limited edition set to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Each set comes with a 2x4 golden brick and this pretty sweet retro box!

$34.99 @ Toys "R" Us

Photo of the Day

Clara Bow

Jelly Pong Pong Soap Popsicles

More yumminess! This time from Jelly Pong Pong, a UK store with all sorts of neat products. But don't worry USA chicas, they ship worldwide, and have many stores here in the states.

These soap popsicles come in a bunch of different flavors (shown: Halloween) and are $12.00 USD.

Dylan's Candy Bar Re-Treat Bath & Body Products

These look SO yummy! I want them all! There are 4 different flavors to choose from: Coconut Bonbon, Strawberry Licorice, Birthday Cake Batter (shown), and Chocolate Cupcake.

Here's what you can get in those flavors!

From Dylan's Candy Bar:
Body Smoothie Lotion: It's time to shake things up and quench your skin's thirst with this light-weight hydrating lotion.

Candy Butter Cream: Who says you can't eat your cake and wear it too? This decadent topping is the icing on the cake for your skin.

Ice Cream Sugar Scrub: Had a rough day? Scrub the stress away and splurge on this calorie-free remedy!

Candy Lip Saver: A nutrient packed, mouth watering lip treatment. Lips should always be candy-luscious and sweet to kiss!

Soda Pop Shower Gel: Give your skin a sweet refreshing drink! Pop it open and energize your body with this invigorating cleanser.

Prices range from $8.00 - $22.00 @ Dylan's Candy Bar

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Barbie Fan T-Shirt

Another Barbie post I know! But I had to post this t-shirt. If memory serves me right, the graphic on it is the same graphic used as the logo??? for the Barbie Fan Club back in the 80s. Wherever it came from, I love it! It's so totally awesome!! ;)

$$24.50 - $26.50 @

Barbie Solo In The Spotlight Adult Halloween Costume

I have always loved the Solo In The Spotlight Barbie and have always been very envious of that stunning black dress she wears. Well, now I can wear it too! As a halloween costume that is. But hey that works for me!

$39.99 @

Gingerbread Haunted House Kit

Gingerbread houses aren't just for Christmas anymore!

$9.99 @ Cost Plus

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

So Cherrylicious

I just started a new blog devoted to anything with cherries on it! Hopefully I'll be good about updating it!?! We'll see...Anyways, you can visit it here!

So Cherrylicious

Music Video of the Day

"The One" - Kylie Minogue

(I love the art deco/Busby Berkeley look of this video! Beautiful!)

Foxy Lulu Fleur De Lis Cameo Ring

Do these rings look like candy or what? They are part of Foxy Lulu's "Rockstar Frosting" Collection and retail for $40.00.

The green ring is here
The purple ring is here.
The pink ring is here.

Speaki Tiki Handcrafted Tiki Speakers

These are outrageously cool! Find out more about them at

Photo of the Day

Keri Russell by Ellen von Unwerth

(click on image for larger view)

Whisksmas Day

Today I celebrate Whisksmas Day. My beloved late cat, Whiskers, was born on this day 23 years ago. I miss you Whisks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rainbow Fantasy Radio

I updated my radio station playlist! I've added new songs by Britney, Christina, Girls Aloud, and Lady Gaga just to name a few. You can tune in at:

If you like what you hear, add my station as a friend on MySpace!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mid-Century Modern furniture @ Urban Outfitters

There are some truly lovely mid-century modern pieces of furniture for sale right now at I am particularly fond of the Danish-inspired sofa and chair. The Mid-Century Sofa retails for $550 and comes in pistachio and natural. The Mid-Century Chair retails for $300 and comes in 2 colors: turquoise and natural.

Harajuku Lovers Coffret Solids

Darling! And so yummy smelling! My fave is "G" which smells very tropical & beachy. :)

$60.00 @ Nordstrom

Five new fragrances, each with their own scent and style. Inspired by the electric street scene of the Harajuku shopping district in Tokyo, the Harajuku Lovers collection captures the lyrics and iconography from Gwen Stefani’s albums. A fatal attraction to cuteness.

Love is super cute and frilly; a floral bouquet. Lil’ Angel is sassy and sexy; a citrus floral. Music is tough with attitude; a fruity floral. Baby is girly and sweet; a powdery floral. G is the leader of the pack! A fruity gourmand.

* Set includes all five girls in solid perfume compacts.
* By Harajuku Lovers.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jitterbugging on "Dancing With The Stars" last night!

I absolutely loved this routine! Julianne Hough is such a great choreographer. And I'm so glad Dancing With The Stars added the jitterbug and the hustle to the selection of dances.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Green Day + Butch Vig

I'm not too crazy about Butch Vig producing the new Green Day record, but at least my favorite band is finally back in the studio! It's been much too much too long since a new Green Day record (I love 'em but Foxboro Hot Tubs doesn't count IMO). But Butch Vig? I like Garbage & all, but I dunno.... I hope their long time producer, Rob Cavallo, still has a role SOMEwhere on this new record....

From: Reuters/Billboard via Yahoo News

Green Day in studio with Nirvana producer
By Jonathan Cohen
Tue Oct 14, 8:17 PM ET

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Confirming news that Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson let slip recently on "The Carson Daly Show," Green Day is in the studio with veteran producer Butch Vig working on the follow-up to 2004's "American Idiot."

In a video posted over the weekend on YouTube, the band is seen in the control room as the camera pans over to Vig, who smiles and extends his middle finger. Instrumental bits of two new songs are heard in the background.

Vig is best known for his work on Nirvana's "Nevermind" but has also logged time behind the boards with Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth, in addition to his musician role in Garbage. Of late, he has produced albums from Jimmy Eat World, Against Me! and Tad.

Green Day worked with producer Rob Cavallo on "American Idiot," a Grammy-winning smash that has sold 5.8 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The group reappeared this spring masquerading as the band Foxboro Hot Tubs, releasing an album and playing a handful of small club shows. The upcoming Green Day album, as-yet-untitled, is expected next year via Warner Bros.


Saturday, October 04, 2008

Japanese Popping Edamame Keychain

It doesn't get much cuter than this!!! And they're only $8.99 @!

Each Japanese Popping Edamame Keychain has three beans. The end beans are small and immature. The middle bean, however, has one of 12 random faces printed on it. Why? We don't know, but there is nothing like the smile it puts on your face. And the beans are connected to some sort of elastic band, so they pop back in to be popped again as many times as you want. It sounds silly, but trust us, these things are highly addictive. They are also a great way to keep your fingers busy during boring meetings and your mood positive - because no one can frown when their edamame smiles.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Disco Barbies!

Find this lady here...

...and this lady here.

Both dolls will be available on October 3rd for $24.95 @

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The new nano-chromatic iPods!

So purty...I might have to finally replace my pink iPod mini with a pink iPod nano. Hmmm...

8GB iPod nanos are $149. 16GB iPod nanos are $199.

Find 'em all @