Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I Love Battlestar Galactica!

If you're shopping for someone else who does, consider the complete DVD collection:

I've listed Battlestar Galactica as one of my Top Ten Favorite TV Series on DVD. See my Squidoo lens, here.

Mad Men Barbie Dolls

This are fantastic. I mean -- the dolls are sooooo 60's anyway; why not make them into Mad Men Characters?
Love these!

Pictured: Betty Draper doll from Amazon.

Betty, Don, Joan and Roger -- see them all on my Squidoo lens, Mad Men Dolls from the Barbie Collection.

2011 Wolf Calendar

Beautiful, isn't it? More 2011 Wolf Calendars on my Squidoo lens.

Pictured: 2011 Wolves Calendar from Amazon.

2011 Calendars -- Big Cats

I adore big cats; how about you? For yourself, or for a gift, you can't beat these gorgeous calendars. Like this one!

Pictured: 2011 Tiger Calendar from Amazon.

More 2011 Big Cat Calendars on my Squidoo lens, 2011 Calendars: Big Cats.

Travel Calendars

If you're buying a gift for an armchair traveler, why not consider a beautiful travel calendar? Here's one of my favorites:

Pictured: 2011 Italy from Amazon.com

Dozens more Travel Calendars on my lens, 2011 Travel Calendars. Enjoy!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Fushigi Ball

So what do you think about this thing? I think it's fun to watch, but I don't think that I'd personally ever have the patience to master the skill. I built a Squidoo lens about it. Check it out and tell me what you think. (Oh, and it's got several great videos on it.)

For my part, I think I'll settle for watching the juggling scene in Labyrinth again.

Pictured: The Fushigi Magic Anti Gravity Ball and Labyrinth. Both are available at Amazon.com

So What's Your Favorite Movie?

The Holiday Season is a great time to give the gift of film to someone on your Christmas list. Why not share a favorite, or get one for your own film library? Check out my new Squidoo lens, My All-Time Favorite Movies.

(Hint: This is one of them.)

Pictured: The Big Lebowski, available on Amazon.com.

Laurel Burch Cat Jewelry

I just adore Laurel Burch cat designs, and her jewelry is just exquisite. Here's one of my favorites:

The Indigo Cat Silver Pin, available on Amazon.

I've found a whole bunch more beautiful Laurel Burch stuff and featured it on Cat Designs by Laurel Burch -- check it out!

Unicorn Gifts

Most kids love unicorns -- and some of us still do. If you're shopping for someone who fits into one of those categories, you might enjoy my Squidoo lens, Unicorn Gifts for Kids.

This puzzle would be a terrific gift for an older child, or one who's had some experience with puzzles. (It has 1,000 pieces.) Pictured: 1,000 piece Glimpse of a Unicorn Puzzle from Amazon.

Gifts for Cat Lovers

I love this cameo -- agate with 14k gold. Isn't it beautiful? It would make a terrific gift for a cat lover -- or maybe you just want one for yourself.

See lots more gifts for cat lovers on my Squidoo lens, Gifts for People Who Love Cats.

Pictured: 14k Gold Agate Cat Cameo from Amazon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Gifts for Kids Who Love Science

What science-loving kid doesn't want his (or her) own telescope? This model the Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope, is great for a beginner -- and got great reviews at Amazon.

Art Gifts for Kids

This is the Melissa and Doug Standing Easel from Amazon. It has a chalkboard on one side, a dry erase board on the other, and holds a roll of butcher paper in between (which can be pulled down over either side.) Amazon Customers have given it a 4.5 rating (out of a possible 5.)

More art gifts for the kiddies on Gifts for Kids Who Love Art.

How about a Dart Board?

This model is official tournament bristle dartboard of the British Darts Organization. It also has very good reviews on Amazon -- 4.9 out of 5 stars. You can read all 49 customer reviews here.

Pictured: the Winmau Blade III Bristle Dartboard from Amazon.

See more gift suggestions on my Squidoo lens, Christmas Gifts for the Whole Family.

Dover Little Activity Books

Dover Little Activity Books make great stocking stuffers. And at $1.50, who can beat the price?

Pictured: Decorate a Christmas Tree with 40 Stickers from Amazon.

This is a whole page full of 'em!
Dover Little Activity Books.

I Love Mukluks!

I love these cozy little slippers. Like these:

and I built a whole lens around them on Squidoo: Make Mine Mukluks!

(Pictured are Muk Luks Knit Sock Slippers from Amazon.)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How About Some Music?

How about an MP3 player, all pre-loaded with Christmas cheer for your little one?  Did you know that Amazon has tons of free and legal MP3 downloads you can get?

Pictured: The Spongebob Squarepants Digital Player from Amazon. It's featured on my Squidoo lens, Gifts for Kids Who Love Music.

Breyer Horses

I was nuts about horses when I was a kid -- didn't have any, but I loved to read and fantasize about them. (Well, and there were a couple of horses nearby, that I could go and visit.)

Breyer horses have been around at least 60 years, so I'm kind of surprised that I never got any. I would have absolutely loved them! They're so incredibly beautiful.

Pictured is the Breyer Arabian Best in Show available from Amazon. It's one of the items on my Squidoo lens, Gifts for Kids Who Love Horses.

Tons of New 2011 Calendars!!!

I've been on a real Squid-rampage lately. I've got several new lenses up for 2011 calendars --- there sure are a lot of good ones coming out this year.

These are my 2011 Squidoo calendar lenses:

2011 Dog Calendars

2011 Cat Calendars

2011 Horse Calendars

2011 Art Calendars

2011 Nature Calendars

2011 Inspirational Calendars

2011 Humorous Calendars 

Pictured: 2011 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppies Calendar from Amazon.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Always Wanted an Erector Set

And all I ever got was a set of stupid Lincoln Logs. Read all about my trauma on my new Squidoo lens, Retro Gifts for Kids.

Pictured: Erector Multi Model Construction Set from Amazon.com.

How Much Do You Love Marbles?

A great idea for a stocking stuffer. It will give a nice heft to the toe of the stocking, and you sure can't beat the price.

More Retro Stocking Stuffers at Retro Toys Make Great Stocking Stuffers

Pictured: Marble Set from Amazon.com. Only $1.59.

Fisher Price Chatter Telephone

Did you know they still make these? Do kids know what they're supposed to represent?

 For these and other great retro gifts for babies and toddlers, see my new Squidoo lens, Retro Toys for Babies and Toddlers.

Pictured: the Fisher Price Classic Chatter Telephone from Amazon.

I wish it was my birthstone, but it isn't.

(Not that I feel constrained about wearing other people's birthstones or anything.)

But I do love citrine. And I think this is just beautiful.

It's the Citrine and Diamond Acorn Pendant from Amazon.What do you think? Love it or hate it?

There's a lot more citrine -- and all the other birthstones as well, of course -- on my new Squidoo lens about Birthstone Jewelry.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Disney Princess Watches

What little girl doesn't love the Disney Princesses? These are actually some of the more affordable items of the Princess line. I'm pretty sure that this is the same model Cinderella watch that was popular when I was a young girl, 50-some years ago. It's still pretty neat.

I've made a lens just about Disney Princess Watches

The Sing-a-Ma-Jigs

I wonder just how long it's gonna be before I break down and buy one of these for myself. I keep picking them up and playing with them in the stores, and I have to admit, I'm just fascinated. Not sure whether I love 'em or hate 'em.

Pretty darn cute, huh? This is the Blue Sing-a-Ma-Jig, and there are several more colors. Apparently, they all sing different songs.

I've featured this little guy on my Squiddo lens, The Top Ten Toys This Christmas. There's even a little video you can watch.

If I was a little girl, I would WANT THIS

The new Disney movie, Tangled, appears to be just amazing. I can hardly wait to see it. And if I was a little girl, I would definitely want her play tower.

I've made a new lens about all the neat stuff that Disney has out there -- just in time for Christmas. You can see it here: Rapunzel is the Newest Disney Princess.

Pictured above: the Disney Rapunzel Tower from Amazon.

I Have Other Interests, Too

Just because I generally only blog about stuff-to-buy doesn't mean I don't have other interests. Here's a lens I made about the articles I've published on Associated Content.

I also made a lens about some other articles I've liked on Associated Content.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

It's Time to Think Calendars

2011 is almost upon us, and if you don't get your new calendar now, you'll have fewer designs to choose from. Great calendars sell out early. I've set up a few Squidoo lenses for 2011 calendars -- take a look and see what you like.

My lenses so far are: 2011 Cat Calendars, 2011 Art Calendars, and 2011 Nature Calendars. Keep watching for the new lenses!

Pictured: M.C. Escher 2011 Calendar from Amazon.com.

I Love These Turkey Aprons

I've recently discovered the website zazzle.com, and I'm mad about it. You can design pretty much anything you want to, but if you're a non-creative sort, like me, you can just pick out something that somebody else has designed.

They have a wild collection of Thanksgiving Aprons -- I just love these.

Pictured: Funny Thanksgiving Apron from Zazzle.com.