Thursday, December 10, 2009

My little girl is growing up!

So its time for the big girl room. I can't believe my little baby is turning three! Time goes by so fast! Anyways here are some of my ideas for the room right now (They may change) you'll have to tell me what you think of them. Oh by the way I used to come up with the decor board. I highly recommend polyvore just one problem its highly addictive! Anyways back to ideas for my little girls room, as you can see the colors I've choosed to go with are pink, green and white. I'm thinking of painting the walls pink to make the white furniture pop out. I'm also playing with the idea of painting a desk that I found at a thrift store green. I also really like the lighting idea and I'm currently looking for old lamp shades to rewire and paint. The fabric that I'm going with has the same colors Green Pink and White. So there you have it you'll have to tell me what you think, by all means if you have any ideas please share! thanks everyone

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Wow!! I just have to share this with all of you! Did you know that you can have a custom wedding dress for well under $1,000 and made in Italy no less. I remember back in the day (and I mean back in the day!) when I was shopping with my mom for my wedding dress, I found that it was really hard to find one that not alone fit me, but didn't look all puffy and weird. Anyways I came across this dress on Etsy, lets just say its Lovely with a capital L!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pumpkin Earrings

Wow, is what came to my mind when I came across these Pumpkin earrings on Etsy last night. They are beautifully hand made by ShySiren. I personally love her style, and the wire wrapping is gorgeous defiantly something I would wear. (Just a little hint to love ones) anyways back to the Pumpkin Earrings the pumpkin its self is a handmade bead by a Polymer clay artist Tiana Rutledge. I have personally tried to make Polymer Clay Beads in the past and well let’s just say that I learned that it’s best to leave it to the experts. Don’t get me wrong it was really fun to try but for some reason my hand made beads just didn’t turn out as nice as Tiana’s.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Spooky little Pendant

It’s that time of year again are you ready! Now, I’m not one to wear the Halloween sweaters or the candy corn socks, however I could defiantly see myself wearing this cute or should I say “spooky” necklace made by JesseJanes. This cute pumpkin pendant was created from an old Scrabble Tile and one of a kind graphic image. Each Pendant is packaged in its own small gift bag perfect for giving away to your little goblin. I just love how professional all their pendants look.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Nap Time Has Returned!

The best part about school starting up again is that nap time has finally returned to our home! This whole summer my two and a half year old had refused to take any naps, I just thought that she had grown out of it. But luckily with the home finally quite she is able to fall sleep, nap time has finally returned along with a little of mom’s sanity! Which brings me to my search for an item to feature; I came across this cute little owl, made by Dreaminggiggles. It’s a perfect way to let everyone know that it’s time to be quite, it can easily be hung from the nursery door or in my case the front door to let the UPS man know to quietly knock, (It seems like every time he shows up its right in the middle of nap time) It almost like he knows! lol.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

ahhh First day Outfits

So the first day of school is behind us, I can’t believe my little girl is now in school. I have to admit, I was a little nervous for her to ride the school bus for the first time. In fact I almost got in the car and followed her to school but I resist the urge. LoL Needless to say she got there just fine, although it was the coming home part that bothered me the most. Just worrying about whether or not she would get off the bus at the right stop and not too early. Luckily the first day went off without a hitch. Anyways… back to my item of the day, so everyone I have talked to about Katie starting school has reminisced with me, about their first day. It seems that everyone remembers the exact outfit they wore on their first day of school. In fact I to remember my first outfit which was a purple shirt with matching purple and pink flowered pants, ahh the good old 80’s. (needless to say I don’t wear much purple now lol) anyways… So I found this adorable dress at LilMissMuffin shop. My little girl loves dresses, she would wear them all the time if I would let her. LilMissMuffin has some really cute ones in her shop, not to mention her pricing is perfect! I highly recommend stopping by and taking a look! I know I will definitely be putting it on my list for Easter Dresses in the Spring!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The English Pea just one of "The Cutest Shops Online"

This shop was just too adorable to keep all to my self! I just have to share it with you all. Last night while searching for back to school items I came across The English Pea on Etsy. They make some of the cutest paper products, perfect for any occasion, including back to school note cards. I just fell in love with their Teacher’s little notes for sending home, they would make the perfect appreciation gift for your little ones Teacher. All of The English Peas designs are original and made in vibrant, fun colors. And in my opinion are just plain adorable! Each set comes with 12 personalized note cards and 12 coordinating envelopes. I also loved her little airplane cards, you just have to check it out trust me they are really cute.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Crazy Cute Folders

These are just Crazy Cute! I know that my subject this month was all about items for back to school, but honestly my first thought when I saw these cuties was, “this is perfect for all my work receipts that clutter my work bench!” Then again they would also work for homework papers/notes from teachers sent home or even for a teacher’s desk. Proudgrits11 makes these little decorative file folders over in her Etsy shop. She has taken standard sized plan old manila folders and then jazzed them up a notch with adorable scrap paper. She has a ton of themes and colors to choose from. She works with some of the cutest papers you just have to stop by and take a look to see what I mean! She also has a coupon code for all you just mention the word "CUTE" and you will recieve $1.00 off your folders perchase, don't you just love coupon codes their like gold! The code is good until the end of Aug so hurry over and don't miss out. See comments for more coupon info.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Drama of the Search

So my oldest who you all know will be starting Kindergarten in 12 days to be exact! Not that I’m counting down or anything lol anyways…. I just bought her a pack back for the first time, which was fun. But let me tell you finding one that didn’t have Elmo or Dora (which according to her she’s just too old for) or heaven per bid Hanna Montana, not that Mom has anything against Hanna Montana, I just don’t want my five year old be a walking advertisement for her. Anyways after a very long search we finally came to agree on a pink and purple pokadot one we found. My only regret was that I didn’t check Etsy or Artfire first, to be honest it didn’t even don on me until after the fact. And of course I found some adorable ones BratSacksBaby’s shop. They have a ton to choose from which would be perfect for boys or girls. I only wish I would have thought to look, but such is life.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fun Locker Memo Board

How cute and Stylish is this! What an adorable Locker Memo Board made by HappyGoose over at Etsy. She has a ton to choose from but this one by far is my favorite, I only wish that I had one back when I was in school, which well let’s just say was a long-long-long time ago! Plus not only would it look adorable up in your daughter’s locker but it would work perfectly hanging on her bedroom door or dorm room for that matter. The board Measures 7.5" x 20" and comes with an attached mirror. It hangs up by magnets which are included. It really is a great price at $13.95

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yummy and Eco Friendly!

This is just so cool that I just had to share it with you all! I have been thinking about getting one for my daughter next year. Abbysatticsatx makes these adorable little reusable lunch bags. The eco-friendly lunch kit includes the following

*One recycled Capri Sun Juice Pouch bag,
*One reusable cloth napkin
*One reusable large cloth snack bag
*One reusable small cloth snack bag
Not only is this darling kit just plain adorable! But it’s also going to help you reduce your carbon foot print which we all need to do. What a great way to start teaching your kids while they are young. Abbysatticsatx also has many others to choose from this just happen to be my favorite one.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sweet little notes

Just a little something, more girly for you all. This is a great idea I can’t believe that I’ve never thought about it before. So I was looking for back to school items last night and came across Riricreations, she has created these pre-made note cards perfect for stuffing into your little ones lunch bag. I remember as a kid getting little notes and always thinking that it was so cool. These little notes have cute little ballerina’s on them which at my house ballerinas and tutu’s are very “in” right now, that and fairies. Anyways I just thought that this was a great item to share with all of you, oh and if ballerina’s and tutu’s isn’t really your thing, she also has dinosaurs or pirates.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Soccer Balls Coloring Cubby for all you Boy Mom's out there

So because I only have little girls doesn’t mean that I have forgotten about all you boy mom’s out there! Take a look at this it’s a Soccer Balls Coloring Cubby, what a perfect way to keep the crayons all neat and put together. My two girls are always losing crayons. This Crayon Cubby measures approximately 12 by 6 inches when opened, but when rolled up it fits nicely in to any purse or dipper bag. Hopefully no more searching the bottom of the dipper bag for all those lose crayons right! It’s also a great little set to take to doctor visits to entertain little ones while you’re waiting. Which reminds me I better call and make an appointment for her Kindergarten shots, ouch the poor thing.

Just a little side note
*5% discount off your Crayon Cubby if you mention "thecutestshoponline"

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Show your Teacher how much you care!

This is such a cool collection a perfect gift for a loving teacher and for only $8.00 you can’t bet that. The kit includes everything a teacher would need such as a teacher's daily planner, desk name plates, note cards + envelopes (for notes home), and a ton more. The "Back to school collection" is emailed to you in pdf files so you can print and decorate as much or as little as you wish. My mom is actually an elementary school teacher, as a kid I always thought it was so much fun stopping by moms class room. It was always perfectly decorated which, she would always change to match the seasons, (Not to mention she always had candy on her desk!) Aaahhh Good times.

*Just thought I would update you all I just found out that Paper and Cake does "buy 3 $5 sets, get the 4th $5 set free" sale going on all the time... Now who doesn't like to get a free gift right!

Very Cute School Books

Look how cute! A Picket Fence Life makes these adorable scrapbooks which are already premade and ready to go. Which, for a busy mom like me, not only is it adorable but perfect, most of the hard work is already done! I love the bright colors she used in this Back to School Book it definitely makes for a Playful and Fun scrapbook. Not only does she make back to “school books” but she also makes some for Birthdays, Mothers Day and many more special days. She is definitely one talented lady. You can also check out her latest and greatest at

Monday, August 10, 2009

Are You Ready?

For school that is! I’m so excited for my little five year old, who will be starting school at the end of the month. I’m not sure if I should admit this or not but, I just can’t wait! Let’s just say I’m not going to be one of those mom’s who cry when the bus drives away. Not that I won’t miss her, because I know I will. But for the fact that I will finally be able to get some things done! To those moms who are able to get all the errands done with more than two little ones, my hat goes off to you! The post office is always a great little adventure with two little ones if you know what I mean. Anyways that leads me to this month’s theme I will be looking for back to school supplies and helpful products, if you have something you would like to share please feel free to drop a link in the comment area, Links back to thecutestshopsonline would be helpful but not necessary, although it does add to good karma j/k

Monday, March 9, 2009

Toil and Trouble!

So I have lived in Utah all my life. I love it here but boy does it get cold! I can’t wait for summer! I came across Toil and Trouble’s shop, first of all I love her shop's name, it reminds me of my own two little girls who are always helping each other get into trouble! lol anyways, She makes some great scarflette’s which are perfect for young moms. Unlike normal scarfs which always seem to get in the way, scarflettes are much smaller and in my opion easier to wear. She also makes earwarmers which are perfect for those earily morning jog’s! Not only do they keep your ears warm but they also keep your hair pulled back and out of your way. Feel free to stop by her shop and take a peek she has many more products to choose from, the Akitone Fiery Scarflette just happens to be my favorite!

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Baby is now Two!

So I have been, wanting to share this shop with everyone for awhile, but was waiting for my little ones birthday. Which is finally here my baby is now two! Wow time really does go by so fast. Anyways I found this felt birthday cake awhile back and thought that it was just adorable! I love all the felt food you can find on Etsy. There are so many yummy creative items. I came across Onenonly88 “tasty” little shop and was blown away at just how cute all her play food was, not only will you find this adorable birthday cake but you will also find handmade items such as: a yummy breakfast set, a playful pizza set, cute little cupcakes and a very cute felt tea set with truffles, which is perfect for any little tea party (or those birthday photo!). I love her work, if you have little girls like mine who love to play cook you really should check her shop out you won’t be disappointed.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"How to Approach stores to sell your handmade items" by Enthral

Luckily all my wholesale orders have all been from people approaching me. I have yet to actually approach any store owners or buyers on my own. However I have experience a decline with in the last 6 months and have thought about entertaining the idea. Which brings me to today’s “Tuesdays How To” I am so excited to share this one with you! I found a great one at Enthral has 10 great steps for “How to Approach stores to sell your handmade items” I found them to be very helpful and plan on trying the steps out for myself.
For those of you who don’t know Enthral, she is a very talented jewelry artist who sells both on Etsy as well as Artfire, she does some amazing work. I really enjoy her style not to mention she has really great prices! What I love about her style is that she tries to focuses on pairing vintage pieces with new ones to make a one of a kind jewelry piece. Like this Rose and Heart Necklace the heart is new but the rose is Vintage, I think they are so pretty paired togeather. I love anything recycled especially when they end up looking this beautiful!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Heart Bookmark for your little ones loving Teacher!

This is such a clever little bookmark, what a perfect way from preventing your book mark from falling out! My youngest is always playing with the books on the nightstand and a lot of the time takes the book marks out! Which, always makes it fun for mommy to try to remember where she left off, if you know what I mean. This Heart Ribbon bookmark would make the perfect little Valentine gift for the loving teacher in your child’s life. Also, right now Bookwormz is a hosting a Book Mark Giveaway on your blog for one of her designs, that didn’t turn out like she planned, but still very cute and totally useful! Stop by her blog and enter to win, the Giveaway will end Tuesday Feb 3rd, so hurry!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Perfect Valentine shirt for your little and with 10 % off even better!

Look how sweet this is! This little top would make an adorable Valentine’s Day outfit for your little one, not to mention very cute Valentine’s Day photos for those grandparents! I know my mom loves getting photos of her grandchildren slipped in side the handmade Cards they make. Don’t worry even if your little one isn’t this small she can still have this adorable top! Spicedsugar makes this top in newborn through 5T sizes. She even makes double ruffle pants to match the cute little top. Besides this Valentine’s top, she also has a ton of other designs and sizes to choose from. I highly recommend stopping by her shop and taking a look, plus all Valentine tops and the ruffle pants are 10% off when you tell her I sent you. Just let her know before placing your order so that she can adjust the listing price just for you!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Little Heart Clippies

So for this week I thought I would feature some of my favorite Valentine’s products to help all the secret Valentine’s shoppers out there. I came across these little heart clippies and just had to share! This featured listing is for a set of two adorable Valentine children's hairclips made by Lorijoz. These Small Hair clips are perfect for holding back your little ones bangs. Believe me, they are a must have! You see about 11 months ago my 4 year old decided to cut her, own hair! I had tried every creative thing, I could think of. The small hair clippies were my best solution! Beside the fact that she wore cute little hats everywhere she could last summer! Lol But in all seriousness these adorable hair clippies are perfect for any little valentine, even if she did decide to cut her own hair! Hope you enjoy. You can also find many more hair clippies at Lorijoz Etsy shop. Hurry in and tell her I sent you, the first purchase will receive their heart clippies in a Heart shape tin, perfect for gift giving!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How to make Valentines Boxes!

So I was thinking how can I make “How to Tuesday” fit in with my valentines theme and then it hit me everyone needs to know how to make a box for all those valentines gifts! So off I went in search for a good how to. I didn’t think it was going to be so hard! I finally found one worthy to share with all of you. It has great step by step directions and even better, great photos! For people like me who just need to see the next step to understand the first. lol Anyways Poetic Purl blog is where I found it she even has two. one for a tall box and the other for a short box! Hope you enjoy this Tuesday How to brought to you by Poetic Purl, by all means if you know of a great tutorial for Valentines feel free to share it with all of us in the comment, all urls are more then welcome to be posted!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hand Dipped Chocolate Pretzels!

Everyone loves Chocolate, I know I do! Just look how cute these handmade chocolate dipped pretzels are! They would make the perfect little gifts to hand out at the office or for 12 of your closes friends. You could even have the box of twelve pretzels delivered to your love ones on Valentines Day; you simply need to let Broken Road Farm know when you make your purchase. It really is that simple! She will even write up a little personal note for you and slip it in side your Box, which is perfect for delivering valentine’s to those adorable grandchildren who live so far away. “What better way to say I Love you than with a box of homemade chocolate dipped pretzel rods.”

Saturday, January 24, 2009

You would win this "lily" Necklace!

Erin Bowe is a metalsmith who uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to make stunning jewelry out of copper, sterling silver, stone and resin. She handcrafts each unique piece, making them completely original. You can enter to win this gorgeous necklace called "Lily" all you need to do is skip over to and answer a few questions thats all. I love Erin Bowe's work it is truely unique and beautiful!

Purple Plum Earring GiveAway!

Would you love to win these Earrings from Helene’s Dreams? is hosting a giveaway for Helene which just happens to be these beautiful earrings you see here! They are made from purple flower beads with little black onyx beads, one chain link used is gunmetal and all other wires are sterling silver oxidized to match. To win these whimsical Earrings you must head over to I’m an Optimistic Beauty and she has all the rules listed! But hurry fast the giveaway ends Jan 23rd

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ceejaybags one of my favorite!

Ok so you can say that I am a little excited to be able to down grade my big old dipper bag for more "chic" mommy like designs. I have bought 3 bags within the last week! Unfortunately I found this bag after I already purchased the other three. I’m kinda on a spending freeze now, but that doesn’t mean I can’t blog about it! lol I found this bag in ceejaybags shop. I love the black and white polka dot’s lining with the Black and White toile it has a very chic feel. She also has some other very cute designs up in her shop, but this one just happens to be my favorite! She is currently working on her new spring line which is scheduled for this weekend. Hopeful my spending freeze will end soon, I can’t wait to see her new bags! She also would like to give a “Big Thank You” to the two teams that have lovingly supported her, “Carried Away Bag Makers” which can be found at and “Pluggers United” which can be found at So you would think that, being a member of two wonderful teams, a mother of two tween’s and not to mention running her own business that this women would be to busy for charity. But oh no she finds time! She currently supports the Community Housing Services of Lansdale PA. which is a great charity that supports women and children, she plans on donating a percentage of her sales to them in April! So make sure that you treat yourself to a new bag in April too, not only will you get a beautiful new bag but you will be helping other women and children! Sounds good to me!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bottle Cap How To Tuesday!

Have you ever wondered how they make those adorable bottle caps on Etsy? Well I stumbled upon a great “Bottle Cap How To” that will tell you! Bottle Caps Galore was kind enough to allow me to share it with you all, she has a great tutorial on her blog, which gives you step by step directions along with pictures, which shows her viewers how she makes such adorable bottle caps! She also has a list of all the supplies you will need for creating your bottle cap. But then again if your “craft challenged” like me, you could always purchase your bottle cap’s already made from her Etsy store Bottle Caps Galore. She has a ton of designs to choose from!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Doggy Please"!

Whenever my soon to be two year old eats a corndog she starts acting like a little puppy and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why, I just thought that she learned it from her big sister. That is until the other day when she ask for one and said “Doggy please” lol then it hit me it’s because they are called corn "Dog’s"….. I know I’m a little slow sometimes, anyways so that’s why I went looking for a little stuff puppy to share with everyone. I found an adorable one in Snooli Baby shop. His little puppy ears are so cute! She has a few other plush baby toys to browse through as well as other animals and some really great prices, feel free to take a look.

Give Away List for this Week

Here is a list of Giveaways for this following week/month that I was able to find, if you know of any that you would like to add please list them in the comments or email me. Thanks- Oh they all have different deadlines and rules so make sure you check them all out, some end soon!

Over at she is celebrating her one year anniversary on Etsy with her First Blog Giveaway! She will be giving away a very cute mini fabric gift cards, a set of 8, so stop buy view her blog and enter to win!

At they will be giving away one handmade outfit or garment for 18 inch dolls, blithe, or Barbie on the 15th of every other month! If you have Barbie lovers at your house too make sure you check her out and enter to win! is also taking the plunge and has decided to run a giveaway! You could enter to win a signed 7x5 Sweetpea Print! She has very pretty prints in her store as well if you don’t happen to win one take a look! is hosting a $150.00 value giveaway in dolce Baci Clothing! You can bet to sure that I will be jumping on that one lol they have adorable clothing for little girls. will be Giving away love doggy Valentine’s cards for Valentine ’s Day! They are really cute! is doing a give away for $100.00 worth of shirts to one winner, and one shirt to a runner up. They are trying to come up with a great URL idea for a .com so head on over with your great ideas and enter to win! is giving away some gorgeous yarnball earrings made by "Polished Two"

Beginning today, January 12, 2009 She will be listing 4 greeting cards (blank inside for YOU to be creative!) all rules can be found at her blog has a great giveaway that she is doing for the month of January (PRIZE: 3 Pink,white & black Chandelier O'tackys) these are really cute! is giving away a 8by10 print from a list found at their blog, Mnh takes gorgeous photos! Jane of LanieJane is giving away a fat quarter bundle from the new Andalucia fabric line. Also stop by the shop for a 20% off the Andalucia line! Just type in the code "valentine" at the check out. has a ton of shop reviews and giveway!

And of course lastly where you can find many other giveaways to enter.

*Each blog has their own rules and deadlines so make sure you read them all carefully. Have fun, I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Very Unique and Very Cool

So “The Cutest Shops Online” has now officially been nicked named “Alicia’s Wish List” by my husband, so just for fun I thought I would pick out one of his favorite items on Etsy. Every time he jumps on Etsy he checks out SteamPunk watches and other items. (I think that he may be trying to hint something to me, seeing how Valentines is coming up) lol, Anyways I found some very interesting things when typing in steampunk, I also came across this really cool SteamPunk Pin, its made from vintage watch parts, with added jewels worked into it, I found it in Dust Design’s shop, they have some very cool and unique pieces, not to mention what a great way to recycle! You should check it out they are really neat.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Vintage Children Furniture

Anyone who knows me knows that I am addicted to estate sells and thrift stores why, its because of finds like this! (The rocking horse not the adorable girl which also happens to be mine too) I just love wooden Children Vintage Furniture, my two girls are spoiled that way. But very few people realize that you can find Vintage Children Furniture on Etsy, I found an adorable wooden doll house the other day. I’ve been keeping my eye out for one of these for months so I know they are very hard to find! This adorable wooden Doll house just happens to be one of three in My Vintage Doll House shop. She also has a light blue one to which is very cute. *I’m not sure if the vintage refers to the age or style I just know that they are hard to find so I thought I would share it with you.


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