Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A few things I love

Every once in awhile, I enjoy extolling the virtues of some of the things that I use on a daily basis and/or just happen to love.

And today is one of those days.

I love

My camera strap

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One of the questions I am asked the most by readers is where I acquired my camera strap. I got this particular one on an etsy site back in early 2008. Unfortunately, the seller (Em Faconbridge) took a long break and her beautiful camera straps disappeared. I then began directing readers to Boneca Linda, another quality vendor on etsy.

I’m happy to see that Em Falconbridge has returned and is again offering her beautiful camera straps for sale, among other items.

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Moroccan Oil

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Moroccan Oil is a treatment for hair that is one of the only things that calms my crazy curly-haired frizz. I love this stuff and when my local salon and others in the area weren’t able to get it any more, I tried a replacement that was less expensive. But nothing works like Moroccan Oil, which is now available at Amazon.com.

Nirvana. My hair is sighing.

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Hope in a Jar

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Philosophy’s original formula moisturizer for all skin types, Hope in a Jar is the best in my book. I’ve tried more moisturizers over the past 25 years that I care to count, and this one beats them all.

Plus, I love the name.

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Squiggles on pumpkins

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Not everything I love costs money. Squiggles on pumpkins are free. And I love ‘em.

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This cool ad



I love advertising when it’s done well. Check this one out and see what you think.

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Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

42 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Wow! Love that ad! Such sweet pups!

Corny said...

What's not to Love about a Nikon!
Nice camera. I have a Nikon D70. The best present my husband ever bought me!

Farmchick said...

I am a Canon girl, but you gotta love photography, no matter what you use! Great dog video.

Alli said...

Love your photo of the pumpkin! It's always nice to take time to appreciate the little things!

Hilary said...

Love the ad.....
wonder if that Moroccan oil wold tame my granddaughter's wild hair?

Mental P Mama said...

WOW. Loving those pups! And I love my camera strap!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Love that commercial! I'll have to give that hair oil a try!

Michelle said...

My little digital has no need of a strap like that; sure wish it did! Hmmm, what else could I use it for?

aladyandhermechanic said...

Oh my goodness, I just fell in love with that ad. All of those dogs were so beautiful and I just wanted to snuggle each and every one of them!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Hope in a jar?

...is there Love In a Box?

...Giggles in a Bottle?

...Spirit Lifter in a Sack?

love the idea!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, love that ad!!! And I need something to tame my hair, off to order some Moroccan Oil! Now if someone could just make something called "uplifting" in a bra! ;-)

Kat :)

Andi said...

I am search of a camera strap -want one long enough to "sling" over my shoulder I can not stand to wear my camera on my neck - and bag right now. Checked Em's - love her - but think I want something less exotic looking, and more whimsical. I can not settle on a bag at all! Epiphanie are pretty and have room for some other things, but the straps aren't long enough for me.

Chrissykat said...

Oh my...that commercial is just too great. Sharing that on my FB page for sure! Lurve it!!!

Oliag said...

I've been procrastinating about buying a camera strap...maybe this is why! Love the pumpkin squiggles too:)

Caroline said...

OMG...that ad!!! LOVE. And I love pumpkin squiggles too :) Wonderful shots Kate.

Lisa said...

I have two of the camera straps. I have to take photos at a fuction on the weekend, Im editing them all and I have to tell you so many of the ladies loved the one I had one.
So many nice things on Esty

Fearless Nester said...

It's like hi def on my screen watching that Pedigree commercial. That should win an award (Cleo?) for sure. You have nice everyday things in your life Kate. Move over Martha, I'm drooling over Every Day Kate! ~Lili

deborah said...

I've always admired your camera strap, going to go and look at them now!
Love the pumpkin squiggle- well, I love anything pumpkin:)
Awesome ad..I will share that with fellow dog lovers. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

I JUST bought that same Oil for my hair!!!! Love it too!

And I have to say the Pumpkin Squiggles are my favorite!!!!

Sandy's witterings said...

A right eclectic bunch of things. I suspect I'm beyond hope in a jar and it might get stuck in my beard anyway. Loved the ad and the squiggles have always been long gone on any pumpkin I've seen

Gail said...

I could use some Hope in a jar, for my face and my spirit. I agree, the name is fantastic.

Best commercial I have ever viewed!!

Country Girl said...

Thanks, all. I think the commercial should win an award, too. Maybe it did and I don't even know it.

Sandy, I can see the squiggles because these came from the garden here.

~ C.G.

Karen said...

That ad is just the best. I especially love the smile on the ... bulldog? toward the end.

ELK said...

wonderful list kate ..i smiled at hope in a jar..great name!!

beth said...

i used to use that same cream....but the sensitive skin version of it...and loved it. mostly because i am so sensitive to smells and this one was perfect.

BUT now i can't get enough of ORIGINS youthtopia cream.....omg how i love it.

and the smell.....oh i could eat it up and my hubby always says, as he snuggles with me in bed right after i've washed my face and slathered myself up, "you smell sooooo good"

beth said...

OMG....that commercial is amazing !

Peggy said...

Hope in a Jar, squiggles on pumpkins, great dog ad spot... Wow! I'm breathless! This is my first visit to your site. Loved it!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That is a good ad. 1st time to see it.

Luv all your fav. products too!

sharon said...

loved the video!! Love when people get creative!!
Have a great day..much needed rain here in Oklahoma!

the wanna be country girl said...

Love the ad. I've got a thing for dogs. I own four, I know, I'm seeking help. I would pick up every stray dog I could find if it weren't for the voice of reason. His name is Billy, my husband. He's the only thing between me and an episode of hoarders!

Mary said...

LOVE the pumpkin squiggles. :) And I use Agadir Argan Oil, from my salon. But it's expensive. I'm going to check out Moroccan Oil. :)

Carolynn said...

I use Moroccan Oil too. It's been so popular for them, they can't keep their suppliers...well...supplied.

I love that ad! That made me very happy this morning. *big grin*

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a good idea Kate to list the things which bring you joy. Love the little film.

scottweberpdx said...

Nice post...I'm with you on the pumpkin tendrils...love 'em.

Daryl said...

Cool stuff .. I love my camera strap ... and Moroccan oil is good stuff, a little goes a long way .. had I know you couldnt find it I would have sent you some ...

A New England Life said...

When it comes to hair, if you find something that works you've just gotta stick with it!

I'll have to look into Hope. Goodness knows I could use some lately!

All I could think of in that video is, 'we have liftoff' lol! Who ever shot and edited it had great vision.

COUNTRY GAL said...

Love the strap! We love Nikon ! Both hubby and I love photography and have been doing it as a hobby long before digital , he has the Nikon D90 I have the Nikon D60 ! hubby also does Astro photography and we are both into Astronamy ! I like the moisterizer they use for cows lol believe it or not it works better then everything else its called (Udderly smooth !) the famouse Canadian country singer from here Shania Twain uses it to ! Have a great day !

BUSH BABE said...

Wow... that IS freaky. I have pics on my camera of Moroccan oil to do a Favourite Things post. Seriously. My hair is possibly the opposite of yours, straight as a die, but I love the sheen it gives.

Now that I am an Etsy shop owner, I shall have to check out the camera strap place - yours is gorgeous!
:-)
BB

Char said...

good things to love...which reminds me to get out the moisturizer. it's that time of year.

mrs mediocrity said...

love the ad! and the camera strap and i agree, moroccan oil is the best...

Cloudia said...

You like cool things!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ohhh this is the best add ever ever ever...but than again I'm a big big dog lover.
To bad a type like George and my Storm arn't in it. Would have been fun.
I'm gonna copy this one and send it over to my dogphotographer friends. Thanks Kate.
Dagmar