Carson Cerise Rugs – These braided Crate & Barrel rugs remind me of the ones my Nana always had at her house, but the colors give them a modern flair. I might get the pink runner for a splash of color at my back door.

Payless Yellow Bloom Flats
– My friend Colleen was wearing these springy yellow flats this morning and they had me at hello! She got them at Payless for $12.99 (they’re on sale from $19.99). She did say they run a little small.

Energy Muse Weight Loss Necklace – This necklace – like all of the jewelry made by Energy Muse – leverages the unique healing properties of various gemstones. They say this one has the perfect blend serpentine, aventurine and onyx to help you in a weight loss journey. On the back of the Celtic knot, it has the words “every day in every way I get better and better.” Love that! Price: $114.99

The Land of Nod Presents Peter Himmelman’s The Curious World! – Before Peter Himmelman was a successful kids’ musician, he was a grown-ups’ musician – playing a addictive blend of folk, rock and blues with his quirky voice and lyrics thrown in for good measure. Oh, and he went to my high school years before me. I met him several times, even played some of my own songs for him and was thrilled to get his feedback. So, I have a soft spot in my heart for the guy. Now, he’s burning up the kiddie charts and has this series of fun, free online videos for kids at the Land of Nod web site. Check them out on a rainy day – quirky, creative and perfectly Peter!

Turquoise Blue Hemp Bag – Love this handmade bag I found on etsy with its brown branches and sparrows.  It’s made with 100% eco-friendly hemp and lined with organic cotton duck in brown, with an inside pocket and magnetic closure. Price: $45