Monday, January 7, 2013

Holy Batgirl! Cutest iPhone case ever

DC Comics Batman Batgirl Chara-Cover iPhone 4/4S Rubberized Hard Phone CaseOK - I'm not even a Batgirl fan, but how can you resist this adorable phone case?

It's Batgirl in all her glory, molded into a rubberized hard phone case for the iPhone 4/4S. The rectangle that goes around the phone has the cute super hero (heroine?) attached to the back with the shape extending out around the edges. I'm mildly concerned about tiny bits like the points of her headgear getting messed up when it's bouncing around in a purse or backpack, but it ought to be OK.

Downside to cases like this one are definitely the design because there is no way to slip an iPhone in a case like this into any kind of pocket or clip designed to hold a phone. I can't even put mine into my back jeans pocket with a case on it.

BTW, if Batgirl isn't your super hero of choice, she's just one in the line of Chara-Cover iPhone cases,  which includes Batman, Thor, Harley Quinn, Superman and a few others. A mix of DC Comics and Marvel characters.

If you'd like a super hero cell phone case but have a different phone, check out the collection over at Super Hero Stuff. Not only are there cases for iPhone 3 and iPhone 5, you can also get them for HTC, Blackberry and Samsung. Oh - and the designs are a bit more grown-up and include characters like Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Perfect time to pick up those Little Miss Match socks for gifts

My niece loves to talk about her cool aunt - the one who wears mismatched socks and has purple hair. (Hint: it's me!)

I realized recently, though, that my Little Miss Match socks are looking a little worse for wear. And apparently Addie has completely grown out of hers. Shopping time! And almost in time for prime gift-giving season. Sweet serendipity, Batman!


Now, Addie is easy, since Little Miss Match now has team spirit items and they have her school colors. Perfect! (She can wear them to play basketball. :-) The team spirit items include socks, arm warmers and these little pompom things they call hair poochies. Which I have yet to see in a picture actually in anyone's hair, so I'm not sure just what a poochie is. Along with maroon and gold, they come in green and white, navy and gold, UT burnt orange and white, among others. Surely they'll add more color combinations later?

One of the reasons my socks have gotten a wee bit pathetic rather than being replaced so far is that the styles and designs of socks offered has just gotten bigger and bigger and bigger and it's so hard to pick! Especially during the summer, which I spend mostly in flip flops. (I know. They have flip-flop socks and cute flip-flops too.)

I'm toying with some of their fuzzy socks. I had the chance to touch some of them at the LMM store in Grand Central once and when they say fuzzy and soft, they mean fuzzy and soft. Incredibly, unbelievably soft. Liking these striped ones, a new design, but I have to get two packs (different ones, of course) at a time. I like the miss matched designs, but the idea of not being able to create pairs drives me nuts! So I must have multiples of two.

Which is where I'm really digging the gift sets and bundles they've come up with. Now, I'm not entirely sure anyone really needs the Ultimate Sock Drawer with 99 socks in there. Or the Trunk Full of Socks with - count them - 999 socks! I suppose you would be set up with socks for the rest of your life, but then you lose out on the fun of buying new designs when they come out.  Poo on that.

Wait. Back to my socks.

Anyway, there are two gift sets that are attracting my eye at the moment. They've got this set called Juicy Socks that comes with 10 socks (each different!) in either black Zany or pink Zany colors. Perfect! I get the complete randomness I love while also meeting that weird need for an even number total of socks. Plus, I tend to wear these with my black sneakers, so that works well.

If you have someone who's never had LMM socks, there's a cool starter set I'm considering picking up for my other niece. You get four sock packs in different heights and designs. All in a lovely little box ready to wrap. (Love that!) You get liners, anklets, knee highs and over the knee socks, and the box is more than half off right now. Perfect!

Wait. Last thing, even more perfect. (Well, more perfect would be that they start having women's sized t-shirts and bring back the PJs. But for now ... .) I've got two discount codes you can use while you do your own Christmas shopping for the tween and teen girls in your life. Well, as long as you get it done by Sept. 9, that is. Free shipping on all orders with code F1BTSFS or get 20% off orders of $65 or more with code F1BTS20.

Off to shop! Which socks are you getting?

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Hobbit t-shirt makes its appearance

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Exclusive Adult T-Shirt from Warner Bros.

Excited about The Hobbit coming out in big, blockbuster movie form? Me too. Every other version I've ever seen - a couple of animated ones and a live-action - have been severely lacking. One of those "how can you make such a great story so bad" kind of deals.

So having a version that follows in the footsteps of the stunning Rings trilogy is exciting. (Planning to re-read the book this next week in preparation for the movie!) And the very first shirt you can get to show your Hobbit love is out.

I love the image here. It's definitely a "the world is waiting" kind of image, one that promises awesome things just beyond the horizon. ("The world is waiting", BTW, is what Phil says at the start of every Amazing Race.)

Anyhooo, you can only get this particular shirt at the Warner Brothers online store. It comes in Adult, Women's (relaxed or fitted) and Youth sizes.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Exclusive T-Shirt

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Counting down to the Disney/Pixar movie Brave

Excited doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about this movie. Just a few days left until it comes out.

I've been following news and info about the film for months now. Months. Come on! It's Pixar - one of the best story-telling movie studios out there. Add to that the fact that it's a female lead (their first!) and a princess with no prince in sight and this is going to be one to break the molds.

As I read around the web, though, I find it interesting how mixed reactions are. Some people are just dismissing it as another Disney girl picture (my nephew and hubby among them, it seems) without giving it the benefit of any doubt. (Not sure why they would be doubting. It's not like they didn't like every other movie Pixar has put out. Come on!)

Anyway, I've pulled together all kinds of information and shopping guides related to the movie and the characters. Merida is going to be a hoot! See you at the pictures.


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's almost Easter time, kids!

Not sure just what I've been thinking lately, but it certainly hasn't been about hanging out over here, obviously. And only a tiny bit has been about Easter, surprisingly.


But, I have taken a little time to create some Easter stuff at Squidoo, mostly to test the water, but also because I see cool stuff and just can't not do something with it. That's part of how I ended up doing Hello Kitty Easter merchandise - the plush toys are just too cute! And of course, that leads to more poking around and realizing that you could create a pretty cool Hello Kitty Easter basket with all the Hello Kitty toys and candy. Sweet!

I have no real desire to get into a coloring book niche; too much controversy and flack among the rabble there. But I am testing the waters a little with one on Easter coloring books. Again, just some really cute things like Peeps coloring books. Who knew?

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