Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

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Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are: A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are – A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

(1928-2012)

“The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot.”  Where the Wild Things Are

As many of you already know, we are huge fans of Maurice Sendak.  For more than forty years, the books Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated have nurtured children and adults alike and have challenged established ideas about what children's literature is and should be. The New York Times has recognized that Sendak's work “has brought a new dimension to the American children's book and has helped to change how people visualize childhood.” Parenting recently described Sendak as “indisputably, the most revolutionary force in children's books.”

To honor Mr. Sendak's memory we think the most appropriate tribute is making sure you have at least one Sendak book in your personal library.  Here are a few of our favorites!  Just scroll over the book cover for the title and click on the picture for a summary of each book.

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African Inspired Safari Theme Nursery Ideas

Our obsession with the royal family continues! Prince William just announced that Prince George's bedroom will be decorated with jungle safari theme nursery decor, in deference to his family’s love of Africa. “I’ll have toy elephants and rhinos around the room … “We’ll cover it in, you know, lots of bushes and things like that. [We'll] make him grow up as if he’s in the bush,” the new dad said in CNN’s one-hour special, “Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope.”

So knowing that so many mom's-to-be look to the young royals for style ideas, whether it be their choice of strollers or baby names,  we have put together an inspiration board with lots of adorable safari theme nursery decor ideas.  Any of these nursery essentials would all be much appreciated gifts at any African inspired safari theme baby shower or even an elephant or giraffe theme baby shower.

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New! ModCloth Dorm Room Decor

We are so excited to announce that ModCloth, well known for its fabulous vintage and indie clothing has just launched a new ModCloth Home Decor Collection just in time for back to school decorating.

We love the fact that so many of their products are exclusive to ModCloth so you won't go into the room next door and see a carbon copy of your dorm room decor.

The anchor duvet cover would be absolutely perfect for a DG (Delta Gamma sorority sister) and how fabulous is this black & white cat duvet.  The wallpaper is removable and the hamper actually resembles a washing machine.  And check out this fabulous free verse duvet that comes with washable fabric pens with which to make notes and doodles. Designed like a sheet of lined paper, this duvet cover is soon to be filled with your beautiful verses and original sketches and will be a fantastic memory of your freshman year.

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Live Life with Style – Great Finds, Cool Stuff & Perfect Basics at GreatGets

Family | Health | Learn | Work | Play | Style | GreatGets.com

We are so excited to announce the launch of our newest venture – GreatGets.com. Developed to be  one of today’s leading lifestyle magazines, GreatGets is dedicated to bringing you great finds, cool stuff, and expert advice on just about anything and everything. When we see something great we know it and know how and where to get it hence the moniker, GreatGets.. Our goal is to find products and information that wow us so we can wow you! No membership requirements – everyone is welcome!

And yes, there are faces behind the name, actually, an entire family of faces, quite often referred to affectionately. by one another, as the GreatGets.   And yes, we are professional marketers as well as  moms, dads, grandparents,  lawyers, doctors, teachers, business people, and all sorts of other worker bees.  We are also students,  athletes, fundraisers, and hobbyists involved in way too many activities to list them all. What this means is that we have the resources and professional credentials to opine on just about anything and everything and if we can’t find an expert in our field, we all have lots and lots of friends and colleagues to call upon for their expertise.

GreatGets aims to do three things – all free of charge to you!

  • Search the internet for irresistible products that wow us or make us smile and post them for you to enjoy also.
  • Provide a personal shopping service for our visitors searching for hard to find items or that special something for any occasion or event.
  • Act as your online personal assistant.  Just contact us to see if we can help make your life a little easier.

If you find any great gets and would like to share them with our GreatGets visitors or have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to email us.

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Personalized Photo Pillows for Mom

Personalized Photo Pillows

I can just imagine my mom's adorable white maltese, Sugar's face on a pillow!  How perfect a Mother's Day present is a personalized photo pillow.  I hate to admit it but I do think she would prefer a single “Sugar” pillow to 9 individual pillows all with her grandchildren's smiling faces.  Although as I was perusing the newest Shutterfly product offerings, I did notice both a Gallery Monogram pillow and a Collage Squares pillow that could easily solve the “too many pillows” conundrum.

The Details

  • Stylish home decor with personalized designs that make a perfect complement to your bed or sofa.
Gallery & Collage Photo Pillows

Gallery and collage photo pillows are perfect gifts for grannies and grandpas with lots and lots of “grandbabies”

  • Hidden zipper enclosure with a synthetic-filled insert included
  • Sizes include 16×16 and 18×18 inches
  • Finished with a black or ivory back
  • Machine-washable cover
  • Limited time special offer – Free Standard Shipping on orders $30+
  • Pricing starting at $34.99 each

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One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen Sale

Shop everything you need from kitchen tools to cookbooks to furnishing to help create both the perfect meal and perfect ambiance.for enjoying a simple or special meal. Eating has never been this easy or fun!

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen

The One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen is here just in time for summer entertaining! This is one of the best sales because of the variety of high quality kitchen items One Kings Lane offers! Below are some of my favorite sales they are hosting. Let me know what you wind up getting to make your space ready for spring and summer. Continue Reading →