The journey of the Ninja.

When making cookies with your 6 yr old make sure you have the following:

1. A good friend there to run interference with your 13 month old.

2. A bottle of champagne. And a beer.

3. Limitless supply of wierd candy-like thingies to decorate with.

4. Dinner already prepared because making about 53 Ninjabread men is going to take about 2 hrs whether you think so or not.

5. A cleaning-person coming the next morning because your entire kitchen will be covered with flour and tiny multi-colored dinosaur decoration candy thingies.

The Yum Yums are made. We are set to ice them tonight…scarey. this could be another 2 hrs right? I screwed up with #5. Really I just didn’t have #5. Now i just have the 13 month old cleaning the floor by eating all the candy thingies and sliding around in the crumbs and flour.

An army of Ninjabread men (and women) with various appendages missing.

(To think i saved a ball of dough to make more with the 7 yr old when she returns home this weekend.  eeeeek)

Itty-bitty and oh-so-pretty!!!

Adorable barrettes from France…

I’m not even an animal person (sorry everyone, i’m just not.) But I’m obsessed with these teeny treasures here in our Land of Little Things.  They are $11 and perfect for the animal lovin’ besty in your life (or the not-so animal lovin’)

Leopard dogs? They’re like little puppycats!!!

Our little land is growing…

glass ornament

Our land of Little Things is finally all stocked and ready for the Holidays!  We are all making our lists here at the shop and finding so much of what we need right here in this little land of little cuteness and surprises!

This land is our land...

  1. Russian nesting doll glass set  $18.95
  2. Hand-dyes boy shorts $49.00
  3. Little Terrier barrettes $11.00
  4. Perfect gold hoop earrings  $49.00
  5. Zum glow soy candles  $16.00
  6. Gorjana neon leather bracelets $52
  7. Sparkly little clutch purses  $49
  8. Shimmer leather totes  $220
  9. Adorable toddler tees all hand-printed $24
  10. Gorgeous shea butter products in sets for $54
  11. Chunky, fingerless, cable knit gloves $46
  12. Little Red Ridinghood notebook sets $18
  13. Wool over the knee argyle socks  $30
  14. Floyd by Moss Mills leather keychains  $26
  15. “Salt n Peeper” birdie salt/pepper shakers  $18

And it goes on and on and on!

so strange, so beautiful

For all you ladies (and gents) that are obsessed with all things laquered and enameled…let us introduce STRANGEBEAUTIFUL™…an amazing line of luxury polishes by artist Jane Schub.

Library of Color

STRANGEBEAUTIFUL™ stunningly provocative but wearable colors!  Every polish produces hues that are deeply and richly saturated throughout.

Six steel ball bearings ensure that each intensely pigmented color of STRANGEBEAUTIFUL™ nail polish is evenly dispersed throughout and consistently creamy. A 220 strand brush guarantees an effortless, even application every time.

Library of Color Yomaira, our resident nailphile, tested these right away and reported that the colors are stunning and she only needed one coat of polish!

we have these beautifully packaged library of color gift sets in stock for the holidays ($112 for 10 full size bottles of polish)!

Library of Colorthey make great gifts for

you or your best mani/pedi loving friends!

The land of little things…

So a few nights ago i went to the Prince St. opening of Chris Burch’s new venture, C Wonder. A brightly-lit impeccably-merchandised retail land of all things preppy, shiney, and inexpensive (relatively) from China. Though taken by the foldable “python” ballet slippers ($78?) and the fact that the store even sold bike helmets, I was most mesmerized by all the tiniest snacks i’ve ever seen.  Tiny hamburgers stacked high but only one inch in diameter, tiny paper cones filled with tiny french fries, tiny popsicles about an inch and a half high!  I left thinking one thing-well actually two: I need to make more note of all the tiny things i love on a daily basis and that i was really hungry (three tiny snacks do NOT a meal-capable-of-absorbing-3-glasses-of-wine make…).  Here is born my segment:  “The Land of Little Things”

Teeny Tiny passed snacks were the hit of the party!

As far as the shop, I plan to go back for a few items like a monkey-mug for $8 and another look at the cheapie footwear. As far as clothing it wasn’t my thing but the vast selection made me want to re-stock the racks of Peper and Parlor all over again! We are selling through things so quickly! I’m really looking forward to a big gift offering in our new Land of Little Things!  Now I’m off to add to our holiday buy.

Stay tuned…