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FRIDAY FRENZY | etsy find of the day 5 | 4.11.14

XXL stuff-it-yourself rope pouf/ottoman by marymarieknits

add a fun pop of color (or a cool neutral) to your home or apartment decor with a stuff-it-yourself pouf from marymarieknits. be sure to read the product description for recommended stuffer material :)

etsyfindoftheday | 4.5.14

STEAL OF THE WEEK: cat badge pinback buttons, set of 4 by thenosuchdisco

meow … love these colorful and quirky buttons from thenosuchdisco, a total steal at under $6 bucks for your choice of 4!!

etsyfindoftheday | CURATION BLITZ | 3.8.14

requested by: pcuad
looking for: gifts for two architecture — one loves funky socks, and one is a carpenter

thank you for your sweet compliments about your love for EFOTD!! you’re the best :) what a fun pair of professors — i’d love to help you find some great gift ideas for them. i found a couple choices for each. what do you think?




  • agate geode bookends
  • a cool wine bottle stopper and a nice bottle of vino
  • blocktoblock also sells architecture-y tea towels & coasters (NYC architecture coasters featured above) that you might enjoy — check ‘em out!!

etsyfindoftheday | MINI CURATION REQUEST | 2.10.14

requested by: laser-bitch69
looking for: an iron-on patch for a plain brown backpack — unique, not cheesy or childish

FEATURED: the 'adult merit badge' section at foureyeshandmade is one of the funniest and most creative collections i’ve found. i’ve featured ‘facebook stalker’ in the past, but there are quite a few rad ones.

more shops with cool patches for your backpack:

super fun!! :)

etsy find of the day | BONUS FIND 2 | 1.6.14

sarcastic wood-burned shield signage by fableandlore

go ahead, be snarky with this rad wood-burned shield sign. i know i’d love one in my cube at work :)

FRIDAY FRENZY | etsy find of the day 4 | 10.18.13

glow-in-the-dark skeleton hands headband by janinebasil

want to get in the spooky spirit, but don’t feel comfortable in a full costume at your work/school? opt for a cute halloween accessory like this glow-in-the-dark (!!!) skeleton hands headband. janinebasil's adorable accessories would be GREAT this time of year — make sure to peruse her comic book, candy, and sugar skull options as well.

FRIDAY FRENZY | etsy find of the day 1 | 9.6.13

'local shopper - chicago' modern merit badge by foureyeshandmade

to celebrate my being in chicago for my lovely friend laura's bridal shower and bachelorette party, i'm dedicating this friday frenzy to chicago-made etsy finds! LOVE the modern merit badges put out by foureyeshandmade — i've featured their facebook stalking one in the past. so fun!

etsy find of the day | 7.20.13

birthday shrimp by sian

the birthday shrimp prompts you to ask … why? well, today it’s in honor of my husband dave’s happy birthday! this little dude is really cute and quirky — can’t you just imaging him decorating the top of a gift in place of a bow? <3 happy bday, dave!

etsy find of the day 1 | 10.24.12

color pencil brooch by huiyitan

love love love!! another fab gift for your favorite artist … how cute and fun and colorful is this?!

etsy find of the day 1 | 9.17.12

the instant comfort pocket box - mountain bear by kimslittlemonsters

i know i’ve featured an instant comfort pocket box before, but i really need one this monday ;) love this cute bear … he says, ‘everything will be ok.’ thanks little bear!

etsy find of the day 1 | 7.2.12

porcelain paper plate by virginiasin

at first glance, this stack of paper plates looks like normal, run-of-the-mill plates … but these babies aren’t really paper. they’re porcelain! crazy! the perfect kitschy gift for your favorite eco-conscious friend.

etsy find of the day 1 | 6.17.12 | wedding week

bohemian blush wedding gown by clairelafaye - $1800

as we head to the last part of wedding week, i’ll be showing you a few wedding-related finds that are off the beaten path. today, i’ll focus on pastel finds. this pale pink dress is perfect for the funky-sweet, hopeless romantic yet quirky bride. so pretty.

etsy find of the day 3 | 6.13.12 | wedding week

wedding part pinwheels, set of 4 by rule42

if you’re having a modern, quirky wedding, think about an alternative to the regular old flower bouquet. some people like brooch bouquets, or paper flowers … but i’m digging this pinwheel idea. rule42 even makes smaller boutonniere pinwheels for the gentlemen. love.

FRIDAY FRENZY | etsy find of the day 1 | 5.11.12

taco kitty earrings by msspanner

happy friday!! let’s start off the end of this workweek with some quirky earrings by msspanner. i love the teeny kitty illustrations, especially the text on their shirts. “hello” and “feed me tacos” … perfect.