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ByDanielle

13 days until Mother’s Day – electrically inspired gifts (part II)

We continue our countdown to Mother’s day with more electrically-inspired gift ideas for your mom:

Nikha Jewelry makes a copper and brass necklace with the Electrical Resistance formula stamped in for $14 (plus shipping).

Electrical Resistance Formula necklace

Electrical Resistance Formula necklace by Nikha Jewelry

Redesigned Furniture makes tables from reclaimed electrical wire spools. The tables range in price from $100 – $225 (plus shipping):

Table by Reclaimed Furniture

Table by Reclaimed Furniture

Wall Table by Redesigned Furntiture

Wall Table by Redesigned Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stark060 creates earrings with the transistor symbol for $10:

Transistor Symbol Earrings

Transistor Symbol Earrings by Stark060

And last for today’s installment is Chippy Charlie’s repurposed Antique Teal Electrical Insulators into votive holders.

Antique Teal Electral Insulators Repurposed Votive Holder

Antique Teal Electrical Insulators Repurposed Votive Holder by Chippy Charlie

For more electrically inspired gift ideas, visit last week’s Part One post. And stay tuned for Part III.

ByDanielle

Adjustable Power Outlet with Surge Protection by Pivot Power

Why didn’t someone think of this sooner? Pivot Power brings us an ingenious spin on the power outlet strip by making it adjustable! Each of the 6 outlets pivot on the strip to get in and out of awkward places.

Adjustable Power Outlet by Pivot Power

Adjustable Power Outlet by Pivot Power

The adjustable power strip also has surge protection. You get all this for a very affordable $29.99.

ByDanielle

19 Days until Mother’s Day – Electrically Inspired Gifts (part one)

Mother’s Day is less than 3 weeks away!  Be unconventional in your gift giving this year with one of these electrically inspired gifts.  I’ll be posting more electrical inspired gift ideas over the next 19 days, so be sure to check back regularly…

The Amery Studios shop on Etsy.com creates earrings made from upcycled ethernet cable:

Amery Studios DFTBA earrings

Amery Studios DFTBA (Don’t Forget To Be Awesome) earrings are available in many colors

 

 

 

Amery Studios Fish Earrings

Amery Studios Fish Earrings

 

 

 

 

Designers Chelsea Green and James Minola transform transform electrical wires colorful and stylish rings by twisting and knotting strands. These rings  were created to prolong the lifespan of landfill-bound wires. When you’re ready to recycle your ring, simply undo its knot and walk it to its proper recycling bin. The Electric Love Ring is onsale at Uncommon Goods for just $6.99.

 

Electric Love Ring at Uncommon Goods

Electric Love Ring at Uncommon Goods

 

 

 

 

Today’s final selection is the Electric Love Bangle created by GrainDesigns. The bracelet is hand-knotted bangles of reclaimed electrical wire. The bracelet is available in a variety of colors at GrainDesign.com for $28.

Grain Design Electric Bangle

Grain Design Electric Bangle

ByDanielle

Ouchlet Covers – fun shock prevention

Outlet covers shaped like classic bandages – adorable! And, a unique baby gift for expecting moms. Prevent unwanted ouches by covering your outlets with these super-cute outlet covers shaped like classic bandages. An inexpensive and cute way to keep your home safe for little ones. Ouchlet outlet covers cost $7/package.

Ouchlet outlet covers come 4 in a package.

Ouchlet outlet covers come 4 in a package.

 

Ouchlets start shipping on April 29th – order yours today!

ByDanielle

Unplugging made easy

We love to give tips on how to save energy – and thus lower your electricity bill. There is no better way than simply not plugging in to begin with.  But let’s face it…if you are anything like me, the convenience of leaving an appliance (my mobile phone) plugged in often outweighs the hassle of unplugging it. But now, there is a nifty little gadget called the Plug Out Plug Organizer that makes unplugging easy. Once my phone is charged, I can unplug, but snap my plug into the organizer for easy access when I once again need a charge. Best of all, it’s less than $10 and comes in two color schemes.

ByDanielle

Light Up Your Mood Stickers

Here’s a great idea for letting your kids add a little personality to their rooms. The Light Up Your Mood Stickers, available at YCN allow you to create faces on face plates resembling boys, girls, and animals….enjoy!

ByDanielle

MDA locks up one of our valued employees!

I’m sitting at my desk Wednesday when in walks a Muscular Dystrophy Association volunteer. She promptly placed our valued team member, Ray  under arrest!

Ray worked hard to raise his bail and get out of jail. Although the Lock Up is over, its not too late to donate to this worthy cause. You can donate from Ray’s page.

ByDanielle

On Golden Pond at The Public Theater

Our family loves the theater. Someday we’ll make it to a Broadway show. In the meantime, we enjoy performances when traveling to see family in other states. And, we especially love the quality performances and convenience of the shows brought to us by The Public Theater.

Last night, Dan and Deb attended On Golden Pond. Real life couple Ellen Crawford and Mike Genovese are the stars for this show. Ellen Crawford has appeared on the tv series ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Without a Trace (among many others). Mike Genovese also has a lengthy list of credits including appearances on ER, NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, and the movie Point Break, amongst others.

Making this show extra special, On Golden Pond is set in Maine. Tickets for the show have been selling fast. In fact, an extra performance has already been added. On Golden Pond runs from May 4 to May 14. Visit The Public Theater’s website for ticket pricing or call the Box Office at 207-782-3200.

ByDanielle

Creative Outlets

Thanks to Outblush for this great find! I love the playfulness of these outlet stickies, created by the Creative Outlet Shop. These would be lots of fun in a kid’s room. Or, if you are daring, as a fun surprise to show off your personality (for the shy amongst us – perhaps start with the outlets in the powder room).