Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

_101053141It’s that time of year…late July and time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!   It’s the store’s most popular sale of the year for good reason–tons of new fall items are marked down through August 6th and prices will go back UP on August 7th.  Plus everything has free shipping and free returns.  I’ll be taking a look for back to school clothing for my pre-teen and teenager , but there are also tons of cute infant and toddler outfits like the above-pictured Baby Cardigan, Dress & Leggings Outfit (Cardigan is $22.90, will go up to $35; Dress/Leggings set is $25.90, will go up to $39).

Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale quickly while the popular sizes are still in stock.

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I just returned home to find a prize package from Knock Knock waiting for me. I’m so excited because it is one of my absolute favorite companies for clever gifts and stationery products. Here’s what I won: Sweet Treat Paint by Numbers Kit ($16) with coordinating frame for finished product (not available online yet), Loved Paper Ribbon Award ($10), High Five Sticky Notes ($3,99). Thank you, Knock Knock, for these awesome goodies!

PS: You, too, should follow them on Instagram, too, and maybe you’ll win their next giveaway!

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Giveaway: Remembering Princess Diana

dianagiveawayThis past Saturday would have been Princess Diana’s 56th birthday. In honor of her birthday–and anticipating the 20th anniversary of her death in August 1997–I am running a giveaway at my Instagram account, @RememberPrincessDiana. The prize is a $25 credit to my popular Ebay shop “RememberPrincessDiana”, featuring dozens of the prized books and magazines about Diana from 1981 to the present. Many of these items are now rare/hard-to-find and they’re all priced to sell (unfortunately I just don’t have the room to keep it all in my NYC apartment). Go enter the giveaway here–it’s easy! (p.s. All items shown in the collage above are available in my Ebay shop and could be purchased with this gift card).

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2017 National Stationery Show: More Favorites!

Here, in no particular order, are some more favorite cards I discovered at the National Stationery Show this past May.  Not all are available yet online, but check the websites for updates:

“Gluten” Birthday card ($3.95 at Naughty Betty):

 

Book by Its Movie Art Print ($15 at The Witty Gritty Paper Co):


 

Birthday Gemstone Cards ($5 at Wild Ink Press):

 

Dad Bunch Card ($5 at Tay Ham):

 

Corinthians Love is Patient card ($5 at Loud House Creative):

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Michael Phelps Birthday Card ($4.50 at Fresh out of Ink):


 

“Pacific Northwest” card by ILee Papergoods:

 

How’ve You Bean? Card by ($6 at Grove Street Press):

 

“Donald Trump” Birthday Card ($4.50 at Huckleberry Letterpess):

 

 

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Talking Summer

iPhone-6_1024x1024It’s almost officially summer which means I’ll switch to my favorite warm-weather Iphone case, the Forever Summer case by LA-based Iron Curtain Press. I was lucky enough to nab this design when it was first exhibited at the stationery show a few years back. It’s slim and simple but reminds us of favorite summer treats–tacos, watermelon, umbrella drinks, surf and sun. The mint green color pops up in my purse everytime I think I’ve misplaced it.;-) Best of all, it costs just $16. Buy it here.

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2017 National Stationery Show: Favorite Gift Wraps

I am a perfectionist when it comes to wrapping paper.  Just as I always try to find the right card and gift, I also like to find just the right gift wrap–and it must be high quality, too.  These are some new designs that you may also enjoy:

Beach Day Gift Wrap (Paula & Waffle, $8.50)

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Swaddled Babies Gift Wrap (Smudge Ink, $7)

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Gift Wraps by Lark + Raven  (Patterns from top to bottom: Dusky the Doxie, Mod Flora, Papermint, Call Me; each starts at $5):


 

Funny Broads Gift Wrap (She Paper, $20)


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Gift Wrap (available soon) by Inclosed Letterpress Co.


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Remember Princess Diana: 20 Years After Diana’s Death

Longtime readers of this blog may recall that I was a big fan of Princess Diana since the time of the Royal Wedding in 1981, when I was 8 years old.  I was lucky enough to meet her in person several times. And I’m lucky again to have been called upon as a Diana “super fan” by ABC News, who will include a clip from a recent interview with me in their upcoming August 2017 four-part documentary about Diana’s life and death.

The 20th anniversary of Diana’s death has also coincided with the de-cluttering of my childhood home, where I kept most of my collection of hundreds of Diana books, magazines, and pieces of memorabilia.  I just don’t have room for it all in my Manhattan apartment, so while I’m keeping favorite items for myself, I am selling the rest of it on Ebay–check out my shop “Remember Princess Diana.” (By the way, I’m also on Instagram as @RememberPrincessDiana and have almost 10k followers, much to my 13yo’s chagrin).

Here are some of the goodies you can purchase directly from my shop (personally, the old People magazines are my favorite because they are like little time capsules of pop culture from the 80s and 90s!):

Life Magazine: “Once Upon a Time…12 Years of Charles & Diana (February 1993); $10.95.


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People Magazine: “The Woman Who Will be Queen” (July 16, 1990); $15.95 with free shipping:

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Charles & Diana: The Tenth Anniversary (by Brian Hoey, 1991); $17.95.

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Royalty Magazine (February 1985, special issue about Prince Harry’s Christening); $12.95 with free shipping.
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Diana:The Last Year (by Donald Spoto, 1998); $10.95

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There’s plenty more at my shop and I’m adding inventory every day, so please take a look!

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Pineapple Shorts

Mid-Rise Patterned Everyday Shorts for Women (3 1/2") - Pineapples

Pineapples are on-trend again for Summer 2017, and I was pleasantly surprised to find my daughter’s favorite new Old Navy yellow pineapple shorts (pictured above) in the June issues of Oprah Magazine. Good thing she bought hers earlier, because they are now sold out! However, aware of customer demand, Old Navy has quickly produced a more upscale version–these Mid-Rise Linen-Blend Shorts with a gold pineapple print. They’re on sale (just $12.45, originally $25) and still available in every size 0-20.

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Stationery Spotlight: Inclosed Letterpress Co.

 

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One of my favorite new exhibitors at the National Stationery Show was the Inclosed Letterpress Co., hailing from Nebraska. This letterpress shop includes several of my favorite things, including (obviously) letterpress cards, pop culture references, gold foil imprints, state-themed notepads, and beautiful and unique gift wrap (which is actually made from using the “dirty” rags with ink from the letterpress machine). Take a look at these samples from the stationery show, and browse online here.

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