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Fun & Funky Crayons!

What kid doesn’t love crayons?  Sitting down to color with Ava is one of my favorite times of the day … even if she only wants me to draw smiley faces.  The other night I came across these naked statue crayons [The COLOURS] made by designer, Heli Heitala and was inspired to find more cool and funky crayon sets.

These recolored alphabet crayons are made from broken crayon pieces by Niklyn Designs.  I love the imprints in each of them, not to mention how pretty they are!

Niklyn Designs also makes owls, turkeys, stars, and lots of other cute shapes – these would make excellent party favors!

Soooo adorable – kitty egg crayons from Kitty Baby Love!

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Robot Love

What could possibly be more romantic than cold, metal, heartless, robots?  Well, lots of things … but for some reason robots are cute.  At least these robots I found in my weekly Etsy search are …

Robots may not have hearts, but they can give them, as depicted in this adorable greeting card by JulieAnnArt.  $4.00

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The perfect card for your very own love machine, designed by ArtbyKellie.  $4.00

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These mini art blocks are the perfect gift for the robot lover in your life.  I know they would look great on the shelf in Mike’s office.  Crafted by artist, John W. Golden.  $48.00 / set of 8

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You can customize these canbots or pick out of the many creative designs at Sage12888‘s Etsy shop.  Made from recycled cans.  Prices vary.

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Show off your robot love with this shrinky dink ring from Dillon Designs.  $8.00

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I love this T-shirt – design by Youngsun Compton, available at the Whootiz shop on Etsy.  $18.00

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Here’s something for your little love machine – a cute onesie by Give A Good Day.  $15.00

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I found this zipper pouch at Nancym4‘s Etsy store.  It’s perfect for storing loose items in your purse or in your child’s bookbag. Available in a wide range of patterns/styles.   $10.50

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These robots can get you clean.  Robot soap from LoveLeeSoaps is made from glycerin and shea butter with a fresh lime scent. 1 4oz. soap, $5.00

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Top your wedding cake with these cute creations from The Junk Bucket.  $40.00

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I had to include these guys because they are so darling [and inventive!].  Made from vacuum tubes by Justina Kochansky.  $10.00 each

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I also love this little sculpture made from various materials by Morning Bicycle.  $35.00

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And even though it’s a dog, it’s still a bot that you can’t help but love.  Available at Adoptabot on Etsy.  $195.00

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Wicker Chairs. Yes, Wicker.

Every time I pass through a yard sale or visit a thrift shop, I see some sort of wicker chair sadly sitting out with a low price tag dangling from a piece of string tied to the arm.  When I think of wicker chairs, images of tacky yard furniture come to mind, but that doesn’t have to be the case.  I found some great looking wicker on Flikr – cozy nooks, inviting porches, weathered vintage, and even a few modern looks.  The next time I see one of those wicker chair cast-aways, I will not turn my nose and walk away – I am in need of a chair for my “office” [which is really just a corner of our living room w/ a desk and a bookcase] and I think a nice wicker chair with a cozy cushion would be the perfect fit.  If you have some good looking wicker, I’d like to see it.  Email me.

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Reuse Those Lightbulbs!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I am STUFFED and was just killing some time on the computer when I saw this awesome How To on Instructables.  This light bulb vase is such a clever use for your burnt out bulbs [that you are now replacing with CFLs – wink].  The base is just an aluminum ring from a recycled hard drive and they have some other options for keeping the bulb upright as well.  They have also made a light bulb terrarium – LOVE IT.

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Coasters Your Gramma Didn’t Have

My grandmother has had the same set of coasters for over 30 years.  They look very much like this set of vintage coasters I found at Moxie Thrift.

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Nowadays, coasters have a lot more flair … but I’m not sure that will make you any more likely to actually set your drink on one.

I love these Rock ‘n Roll coasters by INOUDID’S Attic!  They are made from recycled album jackets and you can choose from various genres [Big Band Era, Rock, Country, Jazz, etc.] so you can put your drink on anyone from Barbara Streisand to Def Leppard.

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These cool pebble coasters are made by Little Factory and although they look like stone, they are made from microfiber and EVA so they bend and absorb!

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These cool coasters available at EarthLover are made from recycled circuit boards – how awesome is that?!  Colorful and definitely unique – a great gift idea for your tech loving friends!

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Find yourself thinking, “Hey, I can make those!”? Check out the coaster how to’s at Miss Behave!!  XO!

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