Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday and Loving it!

Well.. It's been pure craziness at The Fabulous Finds. I have been putting together all my holiday gift picks. I have received hundreds of pitches and have found some Fabulous products from ice cream to design your own trail mix. I am so excited to share these with you. I hope this makes shopping easier. I made sure to find things that will WOW your friends,co-worker,hostess spouse,kids,college student etc. Stay Tuned Next week I will start to add in my picks. I am going to have a questionnaire to what you think is the best gift..I want to see what your kids,parents,spouse are asking for.. Please leave me comment. I would love to hear..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Future designers this one's for you FABULOUS!

Fashion Playtes.. Creative and one of a kind..Designed by a stay at home mom who loved to sew as a kid along side her talented mom, came up with concept after watching her own daughter have a love for design and creating.. Soon after Fashion Playtes came to the computer world. What is it you ask? Well a play land for girls of all ages to create and design their own clothes that can then be purchased and shipped to them. FABULOUS!
They get to choose from tops,skirts,dresses and more and then click on colors,ribbons,appliques,ruffles,patches OH the possibilities are endless. They even get to design their own clothing label. My daughters love it. I think it's great for them to use their creative flair. They designed L/S T's and they can't wait to get them in the mail.
This will make a great holiday gift. By purchasing a Gift Certificate you can add joy to your little Fashionista. Not your ordinary gift, a true runway show stopper. So what are you waiting for.. Tell your daughter,niece,cousin,Granddaughter about this Fabulous Find. Go over Leave Sarah a message tell her she is Fabulous.. Please follow up with comment and how you would rate this site. Tell me 1 star for poor and 5 for amazing.. I LOVE FEEDBACK.


Fashion Playtes is offering one Lucky winner a $50.00 Gift certificate to shop and create amazing one of a kind fashions.

Please check out there site,Leave a comment with a rating 1 for poor thru 5 for amazing. Tell me what you would make and last follow this site and spread the word..


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Entertaining make you stressed? Memorable Entertaining is sure to please

The Holiday's are around the corner and we have so many things on our minds.. Gifts,Recipes,Decorating and the list goes on and on.. I was approached by Memorable Entertaining to take a look at there company and if I liked what I saw write about it. Well I am writing and must say it's a Fabulous find. Chock full of entertaining ideas from learning to set your table the right way to what cheeses and wines to pare together. It's a service offered 24/7. A membership is needed but I will say well worth the $$. For non-members they do offer you a small section of ideas. Debra Delaney is the proud Founder of Memorable Entertaining. She has been featured in many publications and seen on ABC Chicago. She offers so many areas of expertise from table settings to full menus for every occasion. She has 7 contributing chefs that help plan her menus. I am delighted this service exists. I think Memorable Entertaining is a Fabulous Find. Please go check out her site sign up.. Much needed before the Holiday season begins and there after. Tell Debra she is Fabulous. When signing up. Please tell them Heather ,from The Fabulous Finds sent you.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday Madness..

Today has been a crazy day. I keep losing my computer service. I have one of those package deals.. Cable,Phone and Internet. They are updating today and I keep losing all three. So sorry for the delay for a post. I have been working like crazy putting together my Fabulous Holiday Guide. I want to offer you amazing ideas for gift giving this holiday season. I have kids items,gifts for women,Hostess,stocking stuffers etc.. Things are looking on the up and up. I can't wait to share with you, Coming Soon.. Later I will be posting about an amazing entertaining company.. A must check out.. I will have the post up soon..Well for now.. Enjoy your day and check back with me later. Heather

Friday, November 6, 2009

Spreading The Love On Friday!

OH the ideas and more. Well I fell in love with this Creative and Fabulous company..How many times have I said in previous posts that I love packaging and that it makes a gift or an event stand OUT?. Well Garnish is one of those place's that's a must to bookmark. They have come up with the most creative ideas for Parties,Gifts etc. I love the soup swap and the kids table so fun..O.K. you ask why is this Fabulous?? I will tell you. I have looked at other sites that show a set up of a party or party ideas. Then I have to take what I read and try and piece together how they made it or where to find the contents to make my party look the same. Garnish does all that for you. They tell and show you the idea then offer everything that you need to create it without leaving their site. Let me here it, FABULOUS right.. You can dress Garnish up or Down.I love that they have a natural feel. Adding fun Labels or color can really jazz them up in YOUR own creative way. Go check out the site.. Leave them a comment and tell them they are Fabulous.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

LittleBirdieSecrets Fabulous Interview

I had and amazing interview with Jessica,Mandy and Stacy over at littlebirdiesecrets

They are creative and crafty.. You will love their answers..I love that they have a friendship and can share there experiences together. So sit back and read all about them. Then go over to their site and tell them how Fabulous they are..

1.How did you come up with the name for your blog? Jessica: Mandy came up with it! Brilliant share our ideas/secrets with others. Mandy:Lots and lots of brainstorming! We knew we loved all the bird images being used lately, so that helped narrow it down. Stacy:See Mandy's answer to #1.

2.What inspires you? Jessica: I am inspired by holidays, friends, and cute PAPER! :)
Mandy:Everything! I love looking through magazines, at other blogs, in stores and catalogs, but I also find inspiration in nature and my kids!
Stacy:Absolutely everything. I can't turn my brain off. I daydream about crafts or get ideas from everyday life.

3.Have you always been Crafty?Jessica: I never really did much crafting until I met these two dear friends that made me believe in myself enough to try.
Mandy:I have been crafty in a way as long as I can remember. I was into drawing and painting as a child, and arts and crafts was always my favorite part of school. But I moved to scrapbooking and card making in my late teens. After I went to work for the Stampin' Up corporate offices the possibilities of crafting really opened up for me and I started to branch out. Then I met Stacy, and my crafty-ness just exploded!
What or who gave you the idea to start your blog? I wanted to start a blog to show my family and friends things I'd made, and maybe even sell a few things. Then I went to a Women's conference with Stacy and Jessica and we attended a class about blogging. That weekend we decided we were going to do it.
Stacy:Yes, I love anything artistic and crafty. I remember sewing my first full outfit all by myself in 9th grade.

4.What makes you smile? Jessica:These two best friends! We wanted a place to share our creativity my kids, family, friends and the smell of new crafting supplies. Mandy:My boys, my husband's lame jokes, seeing the sunshine (it's a little rare here in Seattle!), and finishing a project!Stacy:See Mandy and Jessica's answer to this one.Babies (and my family too when they are not terrorizing me and the house!)

5.What makes you sad? Jessica: Tragedy, illness, and ignorance Mandy:Thinking of others who are suffering in the world while we enjoy so much. Stacy:Heartbreak-not just my own, but to see it in other people. I think we need more compassion in this world.

6.What makes for a good recipe/story?Jessica: A good recipe comes from the memories that are associated with it. Every time you eat it, the memories rush back.Mandy:DRAMA of course!Stacy:The story behind it. The who, where, what, why and when. you know, all the little details. I love using recipes that have a history or are made for a specific reason. For example, my husband spent some time in South America. His mother tracked down a recipe that used ingredients specific to South America and boy was that cake ever tasty. What made it more special was how much thought she put into serving that specific cake. Or a special salad with someones favorite nut because they love them so much.

7.What do you look for in other blogs?Jessica: Ideas that inspire me to create something of my own.Mandy:Great photos, good descriptions, and new ideas.Stacy:Personality, great pictures and inspiring posts

9.Do you belong to any social sites?Jessica: I belong to facebook...very addictive :)Mandy:Facebook, but I haven't been using it much lately. Too busy!Stacy:Facebook. Little Birdie Secrets is also a part of the Tip Junkie Ning group

10.What suggestions do you have for new bloggers?Jessica: Find your passion and run with it. If you aren't excited about what you are blogging will never work.Mandy:Patience! It took us a while to get to the level of readership we're at now, but it's been so fun seeing it grow. Also, posting often is a must!Stacy:Be passionate and love what you do. It will show.

11.If you could change one thing you blogged about what would that be?Jessica: I would have more crafty projects of my own to show.Mandy:(Not sure I understand this question)Stacy:Nothing

12.Where does your sense of humor some from?Jessica: ME! Mandy:I've always liked kind of dry humor. I'm not sure where I got that from!Stacy:I try to have a sense of humor in all that I do.

13.What is the one thing you have done in your life that you are very proud of?Jessica: Three boys named Jake, Logan and Grayson Mandy:Besides my kids (standard answer), running 6 marathons!Stacy:I am very proud that I put a husband through undergrad and law school while raising children, working, crafting, volunteering, and keeping a house. I juggle so many different balls and at the end of the day I am still standing.

14.What is the one thing you want to accomplish in your life,that you haven't yet? Jessica:Getting a masters degree and counseling others Mandy:Getting completely organized and never running late. Not sure that's possible, but a girl can dream!
Stacy:My list is huge. I would love to go to law school and also start up a craft studio where people can come to create and be inspired.

Monday, November 2, 2009

November Blog of the Month! ChiChiBoulie

Gretchen over at Boulieblog is an unbelievable artist. I love her whimsical prints. Gretchen and her family live in Northern France. She is a designer/Illustrator. She creates watercolors,illustration,paintings,patterns and products. Her work makes me smile and I know it will do the same for you. Please check out her site and tell her she is Fabulous. Look at all of her work. You are going to want one or two of her pieces for your child's room.. A truly Fabulous Find. I am Happy to have her as "Blog of the month"..

GIVEAWAY: Gretchen is offering a print of your choice to one lucky winner.. So follow this blog and hers/leave a comment about her work and spread the word to all of your friends..