Author: Samantha Stevens

My name is Samantha and I have been an Interior Designer for 10 years. Designing is a passion of mine and I love what I do. I also have a green thumb and enjoy gardening in my free time. I live in San Diego which means plenty of sun all year long.

Save The Earth With These Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags

Taking care of the environment can’t be done by one person. Everyone has to pitch in to do their part in making a greener Earth. One way to help things is trading regular shopping bags for eco-friendly ones. These 10 eco-friendly shopping bags are perfect for the next grocery run.


Momiji Melbourne Bloom Collection

Based out of Australia, Momiji Melbourne has supported the ecosystem with donations to Marine Conservation Australia. Their bloom collection bags are some of the liveliest looking bags on the market. Made from recycled polyester, these bags offer several unique designs to the fray. With these designs, you’ll have plenty of people wondering where they can grab one. These bags can hold up to an astounding 55 pounds without any possible tearing to the product. A set of two bags are available right now for $15.99.


Ekolojee Eco-Friendly Market Bag

Based out of Wyoming, Ekolojee thrives on making eco-friendly products for everyone to enjoy. Their eco-friendly market bag is perfect for bagging groceries or carrying items at the beach. Carrying up to 40 pounds, these bags are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton. These bags can be purchase in packs of four starting from $17.56. Each pack comes with a free muslin bag, which can be used to carry all four market bags. You can choose to get these bags with regular handles or have a mixed offering of regular and long handles.


Fire Lily Design Studio Floral Tote Bag

Fire Lily Design Studio gives their floral illustration new life through a nifty tote bag. With the illustration being screen printed, some people might get imperfections in the final product. Aside from the design, the tote bag includes long handles for those looking to swing it over their shoulders. While most bags are perfect for washing machines, this bag should only be hand-washed. The bag, which can carry up to five pounds, arrives in either black or pink for $8.02.


Marvelous Notebooks Perfect For Your Home Office

While everything is done digitally now, it’s always nice to have a notebook lying around. Aside from being able to take quick notes, they can also make your work office look more refined. These 10 notebooks will have people taking a double take when they see it in your space.


Handmade Sari Notebook

Sari notebooks can be one of the most eye-catching things for your office. These notebooks look glamorous thanks to Indian saris from Varanasi. With 125 pages of unlined khadda paper, there are enough sheets to last several months. Because the pages are made from recycled cotton, it’s best to not use a fountain pen. From AmberAndRose, these notebooks start as low as $8.29. These notebooks come in six different colors for your picking: green, red, cerise, pink, purple, and blue.


Constellations A5 Notebook

Manufacturer Nikki Strange has delivered some of the best stationery items out of the U.K. If you love astronomy, their Constellations A5 notebook will light up the room. The notebook cover is a laminated card designed with a matte finish. Its metallic stars will cause some to accidentally stare. This notebook comes equipped with its own band to keep it secure. Each of the notebook’s 192 pages is adorned with cream paper. The notebook is available for $13.79.


Ox And Pine Premium Leather Journal Notebook

Ox And Pine’s Premium Leather Journal Notebook is one of the most customizable notebooks around. When it comes to leather choices, you can get the notebook in rustic brown, dark brown, saddle tan, black, and rustic gray. You can also get your notebook personalized with your name or initials. Depending on the size, the notebook can have up to 200 pages, but more can be added at an additional cost. These books can be purchased as low as $70.


Standing Desks Built For Working From Home

Over the years, standing desks have found themselves appearing in more homes around the world. With standing desks, people have been able to reduce back pain and improve their entire mood. These items also make people more active at their desks. These 10 standing desks will deliver some grand results.



Made out of birch and maple, RLDH’s modern wood standing desk makes it easier to use your laptop. This standing desk, which is made from Baltic birch, is available between five and six feet. Its accompanying stand comes in small, medium, and large with extensions available for laptops smaller than 13 inches wide. Normal stands can be purchased for $137 while extended stands are available for $142. RLDH makes each desk out of their California shop.



Manufacturer Alneti delivers one of the most refined standing desks on the market. When it comes to its height, the desk can be adjusted between heights of 60 inches to 74 inches. This desk comes in a string of colors, including white and nut-dark. You can also grab this item with a transparent coating or no coating at all. This standing desk is available for $350.81 for its normal color of light walnut. Other colors can be added for an additional cost.


Trimmed Out Wood

Trimmed Out Wood doesn’t slouch when it comes to making a strong line of sturdy products. Their standing desk is created with pieces of unfinished plywood. This desk has the ability to hold up to 60 pounds, which allows it to hold several items. This desk can be purchased for $109.50. Those who paint will be glad to paint this desk to fit their room. Of course, the desk can simply fit in with its unfinished aura.


Unique Harnesses Your Dog Is Sure To Love

Sick of the same old cheap harnesses that wear out after a few months or, worse yet, make your dog feel uncomfortable? If so, then it’s time for an upgrade! Here you’ll find a selection of handmade harnesses made with comfort, security, and style in mind. Read on to discover the perfect harness to match your dog’s personality!


This Unique Backpack Harness

Sick of having to lug around poop bags, snacks, and other necessities each time you take your dog for a walk?  Let your little buddy help you out with this adorable dog backpack and harness from BestFriendsFinds. Available in four different sizes, they’re made to fit dogs from 5-80 pounds. Not only are these little rolltop backpacks functional, but they’re also adorable enough to make your dog the envy of the dog park. See one in action via this YouTube video.


Keep Your Fur-Baby Cool In This Choke Free Mesh Harness

Keep your little lady or dude comfortable this summer with a cool mesh dog harness from Etsy shop ChokeFreeHarness. Available in sizes designed for dogs weighing in at 3- 20 pounds, each harness is made from breathable mesh and soft yet stylish cloth. You’ll even get a matching leash to attach to the harness’s re-enforced D-Ring. Be sure to check out the seller’s shop, as they offer plenty of fun designs and patterns to chose from.



Give Your Senior Dog A Hand With The Hip-eeze Mobility Harness

If your dog has hip mobility issues due to surgery or old age, then the Hip-ezze Mobility Harness from CarryItAprons is a great choice for you. Rather than the standard armholes, it allows you to fit your dog’s legs through two adjustable webbed loops. You’ll be able to give your dog a bit of help with their back legs via the top handle (or D-ring for smaller dogs). And don’t worry, they’re designed to give both male and female dogs the freedom to go potty without soiling the harness.


Stylish Cloth Face Masks You Can Buy Right Now

Looking for a new, stylish cloth face mask? There are hundreds of options available, which can make shopping for a new mask an absolute chore. Fortunately, this curated list of the some the best-kept mask secrets could help elevate your style without sacrificing your personal health and safety.

You can never have too many masks. These adult and children’s face masks can help you spend less time stressing about washing masks, and more time enjoying yourself.


Solid Colors – 100% Cotton

Sometimes, it’s just better to go with a solid-colored option. Colorful and complicated designs and patterns can be quite attractive, but they can also clash with your favorite shirt or pair of pants. Solid-colored face masks almost always match your clothing.

Besides, these washable masks come with a dust filter insert to help maximize their effectiveness and keep nasty airborne pollutants at a distance. With seven color-complementing options to choose from, you’re bound to find that appeals to your classic sense of style.


A Variety of Pleated Options

These pleated cotton masks come in dozens of unique patterns and colors. They’re made right here in the USA and buying a handful could be a practical way of supporting your hard-working countrymen. Besides, with a few of these masks at your disposal, you’ll always know that you’re looking your best.

They even have a handy pocket that you can use to help filter the air entering the mask. While this option might not feature adjustable ear loops, its elastic alternatives conform perfectly to ears of all sizes.


Jersey Cotton Chicken Mask

Wearing a mask doesn’t make you a chicken, and this particular mask can help you make that statement without saying a word. Of course, you can also use this design to let others know just how much you love chicken. The choice is yours.

Either way, you may be able to look forward to positive comments about this mask. Not only does it have a rustic-yet-hygienic vibe, but it also features comfy adjustable ear loops. They’re also made of a soft, jersey cotton blend that feels great and helps to wick away moisture.


Best Etsy Decorations For Halloween

Spooky season is right around the corner, and it’s never too early to start thinking about your Halloween decorations. Get ready to fill your house with the best pumpkins, witches, candles, and spiders that Etsy has to offer — after looking at this list, you’ll want to get one of everything!


Wall Bats

What better way to put you in the Halloween mood than to have a bunch of bats swirling around your walls? These little guys are made of felt so they’re sturdy enough to survive all season up there on the wall. They are a simple, affordable decoration that the kids — and even the neighbors — will absolutely adore. You’ll have to act fast if you want these, though, as they tend to sell out in September.


Wooden Ghosts

This piece of Halloween decor might just jump out and yell “Boo!” at your guests. Made out of wood and shaped in varying styles with varying facial expressions, there’s a ghost here for every type of person. These are great as an accent on your front porch or nestled among your house plants. The best part? They’ll never go out of style. Simply pack your ghost away for next year — and the year after that.


Eyeball Candles

This might be a little too much for the more queasy among us, but eyeball candles are a classic when it comes to Halloween decorations. They’re quirky, tiny, and once lit they’ll add a spooky ambiance perfect for a night of watching Hocus Pocus. If you feel so inclined, you can even float them in a bowl of water — while they’re lit! With these decorations, you might feel you’re being watched when no one’s home…


Unique Items For Your DIY Spa Baskets

If you want to get a thoughtful gift for somebody, creating a DIY spa basket is a wonderful option. You can incorporate all the things you know they love as well as adding some cool things they may have never bought for themselves. There are a lot of neat items out there that you can add to your DIY spa basket.


Organic Bath Bombs

These neat little bath bombs from Bath Bomb Factory are the perfect addition to any DIY spa basket. They are vegan, non-GMO, and cruelty-free! They come in a variety of pleasing scents like peppermint & pine, lemon zest, white rose, juniper berry, and many, many more!

They can be sold individually or in sets. They are filled with awesome reviews from buyers, all of whom remark on just how amazing they smell. Individually, they are only $3!


Fluffy Whipped Soap Body Frosting

This just looks good enough to eat. This fluffy whipped body soap, called “unicorn farts” is a luxurious addition to any DIY spa basket. It leaves the skin feeling moisturized and has a scent that anybody can enjoy. It’s available in two fluid ounces, four fluid ounces, and eight fluid ounces.

This adorable body frosting is affordable and is an item that is really going to stand out, adding some beautiful color to any spa basket.


Rose Face Wash

Who doesn’t love the smell of roses? This face wash is gentle and is perfect for anybody who has sensitve skin. All of the ingrediants in this face wash are meant to keep skin moistorized and glowing!

It comes in one ounce, two ounces and four ounces. If you want to add a great face wash to your DIY spa basket, you really can’t go wrong with this one from Tara Lee Skincare. The rave reviews speak for themselves.


Stylish Caffeine Time – Cool & Stylish Coffee Ware for Your Home

Whether shopping for yourself or for a gift for others, dedicated coffee lovers deserve the best. When you are brewing your coffee fresh at home, you want coffee ware that compliments your taste in design and style.
Here are 10 stunning pieces that will set your coffee station apart from the rest.

The West Garage Marble Coffee Dripper Stand


The West Garage offers a beautiful hand made coffee dripper stand. The simple design is ideal for every home. Made to order, this is a coffee maker above the rest.
With a marble base, each piece is unique with its own smooth texture and veining. The clean lines of the brass stand are perfectly on-trend. Paired with the decorative glass dripper, this stand is ready to brew an amazing cup of coffee. The West Garage’s notable customer service provides replacement glass drippers if accidents happen.

Handmade Dinnerware Guaranteed To Jazz Up Any Meal

Ready to add a dash of class to your next dinner party? There’s nothing quite like a great set of dinnerware to make any meal more memorable! Here you’ll find a collection of one-of-a-kind dinnerware pieces that blow away the selections at your average retail store. No matter what style or look you’re going for, you’re sure to find something you love!


Take A Que From Ancient Mesopotamian Artists

Want to add a splash of color to your next meal? Look no further than the creations of Israeli artist MIRAKRIS. These striking bowls are hand sculpted from polymer clay and decorated using methods inspired by 3,500-year-old Mesopotamian techniques. Inside each bowl, you’ll find 50 unique flower designs, each of which was carefully sculpted by the creator. Several layers of varnish are added to each piece to provide extra protection, making these one-of-a-kind bowls as durable as they are gorgeous.


Keep It Coastal With These Handmade Nautical Plates

Artist Kay Rosenwasser of CalisherGlass has been creating unique glassware and art for over 20 years. Showcase her talents at your next dinner party with these whimsical nautical themed plates. Each set comes with both a dinner plate and a slightly smaller appetizer or salad plate. The streak of stunning blue glass that runs through each piece is achieved by a process called glass fusing, giving these plates a fun, nautical type feel you’re sure to love.


Stock Up With These Stunning 4-Piece Dinner Sets

If you’re looking for a great ceramic dinnerware set, then head over to Etsy shop LasserCeramics. Their 4 piece dinnerware set includes a 12″ dinner plate, an 8″ salad bowl, an 8″ soup bowl, and a matching 16 oz. mug. Each piece in the set is handmade in Vermont by artisans who have been in business for over 30 years. Best of all, you’ll find that shop offers plenty of different designs and colors to chose from.