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Greener Grass Design Shopping

by Jamie Sanford on September 29, 2011

Greener Grass Design Shopping

Today I’m featuring some items from Greener Grass Design, a great online shop based in Houston. I bookmarked the site a while back and finally got to go through and pick out some of my favorites.

Key Bottle Opener, $14. Since I also love the Utilikey, I can definitely get behind this sneaky key bottle opener.  More things should be available as sneaky keys.

Speaking of drinking, check out this beautiful wine rack.  (My current issues with wine racks though is that I use a wine refrigerator, and I think it is much preferred, but I can’t resist the look of a great wine rack.)  Grape Wine Rack, available for $160 from Greener Grass Design.

Another key item, this time a little 4GB USB drive. It will be tricky to get it on my keychain but I would try.  The Cle USB is available from Greener Grass Design for $54.

This is awesome! Who doesn’t need a big heavy roller skate as a bookend/doorstop/art piece? This chrome roller skate is available for $190 from Greener Grass Design.

What items do you like from Greener Grass Design? Check out their site and leave a note in the comments!

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Sephora by OPI GLEE Collection (Product Review)

by Jamie Sanford on July 7, 2011

Sephora by OPI GLEE Collection (Product Review)

A few months ago, I was lucky enough to win the “Sephora Hot Now” sweepstakes on Facebook.  I received a package of 7 full-size products from Sephora, one of which has emerged as the clear favorite – a .5 fluid-ounce bottle of Sephora by OPI from the GLEE collection, in a beautiful blue color called Slushied.  Here’s a post on the PolishAholic with swatches of nearly the entire GLEE collection.

I am no stranger to bright and bold nail colors, so I was excited that this bottle came in my package from Sephora!  I immediately tried it and liked it, but I decided to write about it now because I just decided to use it again and I’m thrilled with the results.

Don’t judge my nail polish application skills, I am no professional.  The decal on my ring finger is from a package I purchased from Walgreens, the brand is Broadway Nails.

The color is totally opaque after 2 coats, and the polish levels itself pretty well, which is good for those of us with less than perfect painting abilities.  The decals were an afterthought, but they are a great way to add something interesting with minimal effort.  I put a little sticker on over the polish and then threw up some Seche Vite top coat and I was good to go.

I think I’ll definitely be trying to pick up a few more of these Glee polishes from Sephora.  The .5 fluid-ounce bottles of the GLEE collection nail polishes from Sephora by OPI are available for $9.50 each from Sephora and Sephora.com.

Disclosure: I won the bottle of GLEE collection nail polish in a contest I entered on the Sephora Facebook page.  I bought the decals and the top coat myself.

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My Holiday Wishlist: Kelly Kreth, Part 2

by Jamie Sanford on December 2, 2010

Striped and Fabulous.

Kelly Kreth

(Today’s guest post was contributed by Kelly Kreth. I “met” Kelly online around 10 years ago, and since then she’s made me jewelry, she’s been the subject of one of the best photos I’ve ever taken, and thoroughly kicked my ass in Facebook Scrabble. Check out her new blog which explores optimism and pessimism with great humor and frankness. Check out Part 1 of Kelly’s Holiday Wishlist here.)

Wow! That first part took a lot out of me. So I think I’ll start this second part off with a nice bottle of champagne. [Hell, 52 bottles. One for each week. Veuve Clicquot Rose is a “perfectly balanced rosé which combines elegance and personality. This delectable champagne is beautifully ample and full of charm. It is a delicious wine in early bloom, a rosé with character, wonderful as an aperitif to be shared as a twosome [or for Kelly, alone] or with dear friends.” $71.99 per bottle.

If this booze doesn’t get me sufficiently soused, I’d also like this vodka, but mostly because I love the bottle. $41.99.

Once I am sufficiently buzzed, it’s not enough to just feel good, but I’ll also need to look good. Hence my desire for sexy undies from my favorite lingerie line, Agent Provocateur. I’d pretty much take any of the pieces on the site, but if I had to pick one it’d be this Alina bra, $180 and panty $180.


Whenever I travel or even just stay the night at someone’s home, I always hate having to carry my big daytime bag and also bring a smaller, fancier clutch for evening. Tiffany’s of Breakfast at… fame has come up with a gorgeous solution. This metallic tote reverses to tan for a day look and has a smaller gold clutch attached for evening. How brilliant! Holly Golightly would think it was darling, darling. It is part of their new leather collection, and costs $595. If you aren’t hot for beige and gold, their other color combos are: Tiffany blue and platinum, coral suede and gold, and black and onyx.


And speaking of Tiffany’s, I’ve always wanted two carat diamond stud earrings. These beauties will run about $11,000, but as you all know, as cliché as it sounds, diamonds are forevah.


Now that my ears are a’sparkling, I’d want my wrist to not be naked. I’ve passed the TENO store in Soho tons of times and always marvel at this bracelet. For $1650, it seems pricey for rubber and some gold, but it is a wish list…


I have a flat-screen Bravia tv in my bedroom but it is only 26 inches. I’d love a 40-inch one for my living room. (Currently available for $1,349.)


And now that I’d no longer have to invite those who want to watch tv with me to lay in my bed, I’d get a new couch. Because I am neurotic about keeping everything in my home black, white and red. I’d get this couch, the Antoinette Fainting Sofa at Urban Outfitters for $578.


In case there still is someone who’d like to lay in bed and watch tv with me, I’d get an assortment of these creative black and white pillowcases at Urban Outftters for $28 a pair.


And on that note, I am exhausted; to all a good holiday and to all a good night.

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