I am gaga over these floral melamine dinner plates. I like how they all share the same Spring-y green, orange, and black color scheme, but each one has a different pattern. Because they're plastic, they'd be great for serving up a meal on the patio.
This eyeshadow really dresses up eyes for nighttime. When worn alone, it gives eyelids a peachy-gold sparkle that's not overly flashy. You can also layer it over other eye colors as a highlighter or to give a matte shade some glimmer.
I really like how these measuring cups look like real teacups. The black ceramic cups are pretty enough to display on the counter on a little mug tree or on a shelf in the kitchen. You can use them to measure out 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, and 1 cup.
$24.99, Art Effect
If you're going to be giving out your number to strangers (hey, maybe you met some cool people in your knitting circle--I'm not judging), this is a pretty swanky way to do it. Each card has room on the back for you to write your name, number, and a teensy note. So now you'll be able to easily slip your digits to Orlando Bloom if you pass him on the street.
$15.00 for a set of 16, Kate Spade
My light switches look so dull now that I've looked at the more than 70 cool switch plate designs from A La Mode. They have everything from silly sarcastic designs to kooky patterns--composed of sock monkeys or sushi--and pretty floral and brocade patterns. For an extra couple bucks you can even get your name or initial on the plate, which is nice for kids (or super possessive adults).
From $10 to $14 each, A La Mode
Remember those animal crackers you used to love as a kid? Now you can make your own with this cookie cutter set. You get five animals: giraffe, lion, tiger, seal (which kind of looks like a squid), and elephant. They all come in a fun circus trailer shaped box. Sadly, pink icing is not included. But you can buy the cookie mix.
I can't quite figure out how you screw these glass bird hooks to the wall, but I really like them. The funky patterns are awesome. These would look great in an entryway. You could use them to hold your jacket or keep track of your keys, which always seem to be wandering off.
$14.00 each, Urban Outfitters
I like this little makeup bag. It has a fun, retro flower pattern. And it's sort of small--nine inches by four inches. So you can toss in a couple of essentials (lipgloss, some mascara, a little eyeshadow, a compact, and concealer) and fit it into almost any purse.
I kept buying these $5 umbrellas from vendors on the street, and they kept falling apart after one or two storms. I recently ponied up for one of these Marimekko mini umbrellas, which I really like. It has a fun poppy pattern, and it folds up super tiny--about six inches long. It's so small that I can keep it in my bag all the time. Plus, it comes with a really nice carrying sleeve.
On sale for $24.00, eBags
Here are some more Super Mario-inspired goodies: little mushrooms from the game stuffed with sour candies. In the game, the green mushroom gives you an extra life, the red mushroom makes you bigger, and the blue mushroom... wait, there was a blue mushroom? I have no idea what the blue mushroom does, but anyway, there's candy inside. So, all good.
$11.99, Perpetual Kid