J's Crew

A classic preppy mom sharing the innermost secrets of my "picture perfect" life.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Technology Sux!

Sorry I haven't posted but my computer has once again bitten the bullet! My DH says this time is for good. My DH also offered to buy me a new one for my upcoming birthday, but I was so frustrated I told him not to! I said I don't NEED one, and he said, yes you do, I don't want to share mine!!! So, I will again become absent until the situation is resolved. Sorry. Hope to see you soon. PS if anyone knows Coterie's e-mail, I would love to have it. I want to be invited to her blog now that she's gone private!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Design Dreamin'

How fun would it be to design a room with these swanky items from 1st Dibs?
PS I am going away for the weekend so no more posts til Sunday night or Mon.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Picture This

I've decided that all my tabletop picture frames should be silver or have silver in them. So, on that note, here are some great frames all under $50. The first ones are enamel from PotteryBarn running from $24-$29. The second is from Mariposa,a mere $25. The next are again PotteryBarn, a bamboo design ranging in price from $19-$34. And the last one is a classic from Reed and Barton for $42.50. I think picture frames make a great gift, especially monogramed with a picture of a special event.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Well I Declare!

These items are all from Ida Claire, Monogramed Gifts and Accessories. They are all under $50 and they are all acrylic, which is key for outdoor entertaining, especially if one has small children. Personally, I would love to recieve any of these items. I could actually use the salad bowl and the chip and dip set. The prices respectively are $34, $32, $46, and $32. All well under $50 and great gift ideas.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm back with more 50 under 50

Sorry for the slack, I can't name just one reason, but I thought I should finish what I started. Now, on with 50 gift ideas under $50. Hable Construction. I found some cute ideas. The first image is a bragbook. In what they call clementine bead. You gotta love orange! Bragbooks are good for grandmothers and women who you don't know all that well. The price is $35. Then there are garden gloves-adorable. Obviously, a great gift for a garden person or maybe as a housewarming gift, (if the house has a garden.) These are $25.You could get two! Then you have the 2008 pocket calendar. A great christmas gift. Just $30.And last but not least, coasters! They are fun for anyone or any occasion. A set of 6 for $45. I'll be back tomorrow I promise!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

More 50 under 50

A beautiful fruit urn from Ballard Design
A nautical doorstop from Beach Dwelling Home
A Shell book from Room Service Home

Friday, November 23, 2007

50 under 50

Here are a few gift ideas that I wouldn't mind receiving myself. They are all under $50. The coasters and first address labels are from IOMoi. The second address labels are from Boatman Gellar. Ofcourse the boat coaster would be personalized with the name of our new boat, Aeolus. My parents are visitting for a couple days to help me out. I just had minor surgery, but can't lift anything heavier then a gallon of milk for 4 weeks...I have two toddlers???? Anyway, we are taking them to see the new boat tomorrow! It is so exciting!