Black is back!

Scarey nails

It was little Arthur’s idea (I swear!). He asked for painted toenails. He thought black would be cool and scarey. We agreed after Beatrice went to bed we’d do that together (after checking out the kids science website to get some ideas for his science fair project…).

It just took a turn and next thing i knew we both had 10 and 10 painted all gloppy and sloppy and black.  This is beginning to look like another “girl thing” that my boy likes. He seemed quite taken with the appearance of his tiny 6 yr old contrasting nails while delicately holding his waffle at breakfast (i’ve about given up on the kids using forks…) Now the hard part will be when he is in school and the comments and questions begin : “are you a GIRL?”…”EW you have GIRLS nails”… I asked him what he was going to do if they said or asked such things since most evidently they would, and he said “i’m going to tell them, ‘I’m a BOY’!!!!” Here is when he showed me how he’d whip his penis to prove it.

UH oh!

At this point i was not really sure how the day was going to play out. I tried to re-route his efforts into some simple concise word choices like “hey do you like my nails?” or “scarey, right?” or “say what you want i like them” .  I think he got the idea that the penis thing is PRIVATE and just for home.

When i dropped him off with Beatrice at my side this morning the last thing i heard was him greeting one of his best school buddies, Rex, with “i’m not even going to SHOW you my nails!!!”

AH HA! He loves the attention. It’s going to be fine!

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!