Sunday, January 31, 2010

Decatur for Haiti - Feb. 1st

A portion of proceeds made tomorrow at the shops and restaurants below will benefit Haiti and the American Red Cross. Head out tomorrow if you can and help Decatur raise some money!

Brick Store
, Cakes and Ale, Chick-fil-a, Fleet Feet, Fresche, The Grange, Heliotrope
Hairwerks, Iberian Pig, Little Shop of Stories, Matador Cantina
Mingei, Nectar, Palate, Pimbili African Artworks, Peggy's Boutique, Saba
Steinbecks, Twains and UJoint

Hope to see you around town tomorrow!

J Squirrel

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sucker for Packaging

Damn you coca-cola. I try not to drink any sodas, but of course you had to come out with a super cute 7.5 ounce can to tempt me. Being in the retail world the past two years has really increased my susceptibility to cute packaging.

Luckily I had too much stuff in my hands at Target, otherwise you would have come home with me.

Anybody else a sucker for packaging?

J Squirrel

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ecojot e-cards

So, so cute!

Send your friends some online love with these cute e-cards from ecojot. I just sent one to a friend and I hope she enjoys it!

-J Squirrel

Monday, January 18, 2010


For about a year or so I have been drooling over Orla Kiely handbags. I went crazy for the line of home accessories she did for Target and was just waiting for moment when I could justify spending a large chunk of change on a handbag. Last week, that time came and after a LONG, HARD, and TIRING week of work at the January Gift Show, I thought I deserved a treat. :)

I absolutely love my new bag!! My boyfriend can attest to how excited I was to find the bag at Star Provisions after my last day of work at the mart. My feet were aching from wearing heels, I was tired and grumpy, but it all went away when I saw the whole wall full of Orla Kiely handbags and wallets. *sigh* It makes me happy to think about it again...

Orla Kiely is known for her graphic patterns and the thing I love most about this bag is that it's her signature stem print, but each leaf is "scribbled". It tones down the big stem print and softens the whole look of the bag.

Check back soon for another posts about handbags. J Fox and I are putting together a small handbag guide to aid a lovely reader. :)

Good Night,
J Squirrel

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If the forests had strip clubs...

Image from Headline Shirts

And if there was controversy in the neighborhood...this is what the papers would say:

As part of his effort to keep the forest a family place, Mayor Brownbear announced a plan to clean up the notorious Nutpacking District, a stretch of hollow trees known for its "exotic squirrel" clubs. Under the mayor's proposal, clubs that allow heavy petting would hereby be prohibited from selling birdseed. And all clubs would have to close by the time the owls come out.

"It's outrageous," said club promoter Jimmy Acorn, who owns both The Bushy Tail and Woodchuck's. "The real losers in this are the flying squirrels, who are nocturnal. Now where are they supposed to go to see a little fur?"

But the mayor can count on support
from the conservative group Focus on the Forest, which helped pass a previous law defining marriage as between one deer and one doe.

You can find this t-shirt and more at Headline Shirts.

Enjoy the humor!
J Fox and J Squirrel

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Mmmm...nothing like a nice big helping of fried okra from Zesto's to make the tiredness from the day go away. Crispy and salty...just the way I like them.

J Squirrel

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year Resolutions's the new year...and we've been thinking that we might need to make a few resolutions. We're not real traditional gals so we're going to skip over the traditional resolutions like eating healthier, exercising more, blah, blah, blah. Who can actually stick to those anyways?? J Fox has about a 50% success rate with her resolutions whereas I have trouble just coming up with them.

So, with that in is what we have come up with for the year

J Fox-
1. Go through and complete a 10-step rehab for Etsy addiction (3 hours at a time on the same website is not healthy- no matter how awesome Etsy is)
2. Learn enough to "get by" in another language

J Squirrel-
1. Improve my sewing skills and make an article of clothing
2. Contain my Yogurt Tap consumption to once a week - not because it's unhealthy...just because I don't need to go every day... (The coconut today was so tasty though!)

*My roommate thinks my #2 resolution is a "lofty goal" and J Fox says she "guarantees" that I will fail...haters.

What resolutions are you making for the new year?

Good luck!
J Fox and J Squirrel