Friday, August 27, 2010

My half-birthday is coming up..

So what better excuse to share what I would looove for my actual birthday?? Yeah, I kidd I kidd. Who am I kidding, you should totally get it for me for Christmas, because that is closer than my birthday and then I wouldn't have to wait so long! ;)

First, let me start with how MUCH I love uncommongoods.com it is one of my favorite sites to go on and just gawk at the things that I wish I could have, but sadly have to hope for 1 or 2 items every year at Christmas or my birthday. I think in the last 2 weeks alone I have recommended this site to a few different people who have admired my stuff I have from there or gifts that I have gotten others. Perhaps, they should hire me? ;)

The first thing that I noticed in their recent catalog were Multiblocks designed by Brad Singley. These blocks are even cooler than the blocks we grew up with. The nerd/teacher in me loves the measurement marks on them, the recycling of basswood leftover scraps and that they are made in my home state of Michigan! I don't even had a kid yet, and I want to play with them!

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Uncommongoods.com says, "Basswood is a local, renewable wood that is sustainably grown and harvested on industry land in Michigan. Each set of blocks arrives in a recycled cotton storage bag made from 80% Ecotec(tm) (a blended cotton yarn produced from the excess fabric of newly made clothing) and 20% Bottle Bag(tm) (material made from 100% recycled soda bottles). "


For a set of 42 it is only $48



The wine lover in me NEEDS the Stackable Cork Wine Rack ! Not only is it 100% recyclable and fully biodegradable modular cork, BUT it comes with an expansion kit. If your wine stash grows so can your wine rack! (I totally need this!) It is sharp looking and looks very easy to put together. And it does match the homemade wine racks my hubby made for our downstairs, but it would be cute for upstairs!


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Wine Rack = $38
Expansion Kit = $22


Reclaimed T-Shirt Scarf

This patchwork of unused reclaimed t-shirt scraps makes for a unique 100% cotton scarf. Talk about being hip and having a neat conversation starter! I don't own any cute scarfs and I think this one would be a sweet beginning of a collection! And it is only $25!


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This is just a small snippet of stuff that I could go on and on about. Seriously, I need a free pile of never-ending money! There are just soo many things on there that I want. You should check it out and I am sure you could find a gift for you or a friend or somebody that they'll love!



uncommongoods.com did not pay me, bribe me or ask me to share this stuff. It's just opinion about things I love!

Have a great weekend!

3 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Looks like a really cool site :) Thanks for the recommendation!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

ps. I didn't read the August book because like Lisa I am on the wait list for it at the library :( The good news is, I'll be back to my normal book club self for the month of Sept, and I'll prob read this book too- your review was great and it sounds good!

stacybuckeye said...

I've never visited this site, but I will now!