Lovable Leftovers Found Art Objects

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LovableLeftovers Found Art Object: Miss Muffet $50 on Etsy here

Etsy, the place known for handmade is also the place known for one of a kind gift ideas. That proves true with Connie Grier’s shop Lovable Leftovers.  Connie is an assemblage artist using found objects and fashioning them into art.   These cute and quirky sculptures would look great in your home or on your desk at work.

Connie Grier Sculpture

Pig Assemblage , $30

The best thing about assemblage art is many components are used – vintage items that would otherwise be overlooked in such a way, or broken discarded treasures of days gone by. Connie enjoys taking these lost objects and making them found again, just waiting for their new home. Most sculptures average prices range $30-$60, very reasonably.

Wafers Dog Sculpture from Etsy

Wafers Dog Sculpture, $60

Connie reuses goods and receives some supplies from her sister who is a scavenger of thrift boutiques. Behold, once the items are given to Connie they are transformed into something else.  Woodrow, below, consists of an old Naco Cadet Whisk – early brooms and brushes used for cleaning clothes or shoes.  Something like this may not be in use anymore, yet surely has a story to tell.

Woodrow: Editor’s Pick at $30 is fashioned from an old wood whisk and stories to tell. 

Check out Connie’s Shop Lovable Leftovers here.

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Stella Divina Coasters Beer Citrus Labels Decor

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Stella Divina Beer Coaster

Stella Divina Ale Coaster $14.99

Bottoms Up….

Here’s something cute, functional and a gift idea. Etsy shop “Stella Divina” (find her under AStellaDivina) uses discarded kitchen and bathroom tiles and an artistic process to transform them into usable coasters.  Above:   Reycled Tile Coaster Dia De Los Muertos – Immortal Beloved  Most depict labels of beer on them, but labels vary and some have old citrus or produce labels.


Stella Divinia Beer Coaster


$14.99 makes these a great price range

 These are real labels, and users are even encouraged on her website to drink beer , remove the labels and send them in.  Twenty Five labels gets you a free coaster. You can read more about that on her website StellaDivina.com.   

Stella Divina Art Coaster

Veggie Label Makes for Adorable Coaster $14.99

 The labels and artistic process make them look design worthy.  As some labels are vintage, and some are upcycled from beer bottles–it shouldn’t be hard to find something unique for the special person on your gift list.   Prices range around $14.99 which make them effective little gifts for someone you love.  The best part?  They are heat resistant up to 200 degrees making them great for a hot cup of cocoa sitting on top.  Also waterproof so when you sit your beer on ’em they don’t get all messed up.  Gotta love ’em. The price is right and they are  handmade in the United States of America and no two are alike. This is a great eco way to keep tiles out of the landfill and encourage pieces of history embedded into your decor :)

Check out AStellaDivina on Etsy 

Or the website StellaDivina.com




Shower Hooks with Attitude Bathroom Decor

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Octopus Shower Curtain from Etsy

Octopus Shower Curtain from Etsy Shop InkandRags $69

Shower Power Bathroom Sparkle!

Decorating a  bathroom can be exciting and adventurous.  Often making a huge impact statement with tiny adornments can give you a clean design bathroom and living space.  Above, enjoy a unusual shower curtain that will have people swimming in awe.

Hooks with Attitude

Shower Hooks Polymer Clay

Shiny Hooks are super strong and tarnish proof metal.

Mandala Shower Hooks

Mandala Shower Hooks! Find them here Hooks With Attitude

Katya has recently opened an Etsy store for shower curtain hooks. They are 100% handmade and she is n artisan in Toronto, Canada. Made of polymer clay and non tarnish aluminum wire.  Prices average $42-$45 USD.  Since she enjoys metallic colors , many of her designs are made in silver or gold. The shop is appropriately titled,  HooksWithAttitude.

Purple Shower Hooks

Stunning Shower Hooks in Purple but many colors are available!

Go Crazy with Chalk Paint

Chalk paint will add some color and depth to your focal points in your bathroom.  Artist Ira Mency used Annie Sloan’s chalk paint to distress an old cabinet, changing out the knobs.

See complete bathroom chalk paint makeover here. 

Children Helping Animals in Need London Dilorio’s Cause to End Animal Abuse

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Children Helping Animals In Need demonstrates compassion towards animals Credit: Getty Images 

One Small Girl:  One Huge Cause….

This may just be the swaggiest things we’ve seen lately Children Helping Animals in Need.  We heard from proud mom , an animal lover, who shared with us how her daughter London is out to make big changes in the world.  It seems at an early age London has always had a love and compassion for animals–and is now empowering others to do the same.


London Dilorio CHAIN Children Helping Animals In Need

This picture is worth a thousand words!  London Dilorio’s message is seen here.  Credit: C.H.A.I.N

London’s goal is to teach others to cherish their pets and not to abuse or discard them.  What a wonderful conquest. Imagine that one child could be a role model to other children early on potentially ending he cycle of abuse in great numbers. The benefits are simply astounding.  London may very well touch children who may see animal abuse happening in their neighborhoods and not know what to do about it.  By potentially deterring animal abuse now, and teaching children to grow up having a much different outlook on how to treat animals.   Many of them may be more susceptible to adopting and properly caring for  pets later in life – therefore one small girl could just change the world one pet at a time!

London Dilorio has a Website for Helping End Animal Abuse

London Dilorio has a Website for Helping End Animal Abuse here.


What will make London successful is that she’s real, like writing her own blog post on the C.H.A.I.N. blog, like this excerpt from Why Should People Have Pets?  She writes, “A pet can make you healthier.  It can help your muscles by walking, running or jogging with your dog. Even cats can help too! They can cut your heart attack risk by one-third! Pet owners sometimes, after they have surgery have recovered faster than people who don’t own pets.”   

London is almost eleven years old – what a smart little girl and we love her.

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Naughty Treasures Sinful Pleasures 2016 Guide to Happiness

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Ex and Oh Wig Synthetic Fiber on Etsy

Ex and Oh Red Wig, Synthetic Fiber $54.40

Hair Repair.

It’s 2016, time to stop and pamper yourself, your body and your soul.  For the New Year may you delight in simple yet sinful pleasures and naughty treasures.  Time to pamper yourself and change your do. Instead of using harmful hair dyes, why not buy wigs for your mood?  ExandOh on Etsy has thousands of happy customers who use their synthetic well made wigs for fun, Cosplay, or just to change your look.  We love them, run by Cristina who designs inspiring hip and trendy custom wigs from China.  She models them, and makes sure they are cool enough to offer to the public.

Sea Sponge Natural from Etsy

Natural Sea Sponge from Etsy shop NourishinglyNatural .

Pamper Yourself . 

Take a few minutes to reward your body, it’s the only one you’ve got.  Natural soaps and sea sponge from Etsy shop NourishinglyNatural  can really help put you in a good mood.  This shop is run by Mandi, a stay at home Mom in Robertsdale, Alabama.  You should check out her natural soap collection which would make great gifts.   The main complaint we hear from busy moms is that they won’t take time for themselves, as they are always balancing life, career and baby.

Pink Beanie Hat SoRad

Pink Beanie Hat at So Rad $6.99

Ohhh Baby…

Speaking of baby, there’s no need to skimp on making them feel comfy for 2016.  From unique baby clothes which implement real Bamboo in the clothing to green skin care (baby powder, butt balm, you name it, they have it at SoRad ) you will find organically scrumptious offerings at ShopSoRad.com  .  With a huge following on Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, they have built their green business from Canada with love.  Shipping to the USA you won’t be sorry buying these products.

Chemical Free Happy Bum Balm for Babies at So Rad

Chemical Free Happy Bum Balm for Babies at So Rad $15.99 an Eco Vegan Product!


So pamper yourself and your child but take time to enjoy life. Maybe it’s time to really play and be a little naughty!

Faux Fur Kitten Tail at Naughty Pleasures on Etsy

Faux Fur Kitten Tail $37.55 at Naughty Pleasures on Etsy 

Be a Little Naughty, But Always Nice!

A faux fur kitten tail at Naughty Pleasures on Etsy makes for fun play, dress up or fun time for adults. What looks like a mink tail is actually a faux fur stuffed kitten tail!  The shop hails from Leicester England and ships to the USA in small packet for about $12. The shop is run by Lou Lou, who has a savvy imagination for play time.

Pink Kitty Tail $34.54 at Naughty Pleasures

Among other things you may find are fun adult toys including clip on cat ears.

Upcycled Luggage Tags from Etsy

Upcycled Luggage Tags from Etsy  $30.00 from OffChutes

Take a Vacation

Maybe it’s time to run for the hills if you had a hellacious holiday season. Sometimes getting caught in the hustle and bustle of the season leaves you wishing for a weekend getaway. Upcycled luggage tags are made from parachutes and paragliders from Barbara in Ashland, Oregon. Maybe packing an overnight bag with some kitty tails isn’t such a bad idea.