Monday, January 17, 2011

Back from Market!

Okay - okay - I know.  I basically sucked at writing my blog at market this time:(  Sorry guys - the weather in Atlanta screwed everything up!  I was so worried about missing 1 1/2 days of shopping that I made up for it by shopping from 8 am till 9 pm every day!  Then after taking Marta and eating something besides m&m's and diet coke I was dead tired!  Just ask Heather - the two nights she was with me we didn't get in till around midnight - and believe me - it wasn't because we were out dancing on bars in Hotlanta!

Anyways - I am so excited we put in the extra hours, because the lines we found are AH-MA-ZING!  Here is just a small preview of what's to come:

An adorable line of "going to grandma's house" totes for boys and girls!

Super cute Easter Baskets!  These are going to be so cute personalized!  If you would like to pre-order one let us know!

We loved these sticky dry erase sheets! You can stick them on any wall without messing up your paint!  I think they are going to be great for graduation gifts!  Lots of cute patterns to choose from.

We HAD to get some "gifts with attitude" and you KNOW this one is going to go in my house!

Monogrammed Filigree necklaces were one of our most popular gifts this Christmas, so I was super excited when they came out with these new designs!

Beatriz Ball is so beautiful and functional!  I'll post a video of the process later - it is crazy the amount of work that goes into making each piece - they are done by hand one by one.  I think they are going to be perfect for wedding gifts!

I will post pictures of the purses, wallets and jewelry that Heather and I went crazy on this week!  The prices are perfect for buying several pieces to update your wardrobe for spring!

Friday, January 14, 2011

iPad covers, Hand Stamped Necklaces, Kid's Slippers, Ugly Dolls, and More! Market Day 2

Wow - so excited about the shopping day today! I bought several new lines that we've never had before that carry iPad covers, kid's slippers, Ugly Dolls, hand stamped pendants, bird baths, hummingbird feeders, and more!

Here are some of the pics - what do you guys think?!?!

iPad and iPhone accessories are so HOT! iLove this line - it is very classy. ;-)
I can't wait to get one after I get my new iPhone from Verizon!

You guys are always asking for kid's gifts and I thought these slippers were so cute! I wish the princess ones came in my size. :-)

Last market we purchased the MOGO charm bracelets - great for girls of all ages - and they were a huge success! This market MOGO came out with these flip flops that I think are also going to be very popular!

Ugly Dolls! Who has seen these? Although I guess they are probably made for kids, I seriously love them! I can't wait to get them in!

And last but certainly not least - new Hand Stamped Pendants made from copper and recycled aluminum. They are cute by themselves or layered with other pendants on a necklace! Great for mother's or grandmother's necklaces!

More shopping and more pictures tomorrow! If there is anything you want to see at Swagger let me know!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Market in Atlanta - Day 1 1/2

Why day 1 1/2 you ask?  Because Atlanta has the worst ice strom I have ever seen!  The entire city has been closed down - it is crazy!

I was supposed to start shopping on Monday, but that wasn't going to happen - seriously you couldn't go anywhere - and this wasn't just southerners making a big deal out of nothing - this ice was bad!  Then when I woke up Tuesday morning I was hopeful that I could get to market, but then while watching the news, I saw the GA Department of Transportation salt truck crash into the median on I-85 and thought otherwise.  However, I got such cabin fever knowing I should be SHOPPING that I called a cab driver (which was another adventure in and of itself) and had him drop me off at MARTA so I could spend some money!  Unfortunately I didn't start shopping till around 3:30 pm (hence the 1/2 day:)), but I stayed until 9:30 Tuesday night and then shopped from 8 am till 8 pm yesterday! 

I am sooooo excited about the stuff I am finding!  YEAH!!!  I purchased the coolest collegiate stuff,  beautiful frames, great items for wedding gifts, purses, jewelry (lots of jewelry - as usual), cool stuff you didn't even know you needed (but you do!), Easter, and Christmas!   I have to make this post short since I am sitting in a showroom stealing their internet (no internet at the hotel room I bummed from one of my reps - again - another story all together - thank you Michelle!!!), but here are a couple pics and I promise to post more later!

Slapwatches are going to be HUGE!  Did any of you see these on The View?  They are so cool!  There are 6 different colors and you can interchange the watch band and the face to make 36 different watch combinations!  And the remind me of my childhood because of the "slap" band. 
Two thumbs up from me!!! 

Great graphics on these t-shirts AND they fit really well!  Such a cute gift!  Problem is - which one do I want?!?!

Don't laugh - you KNOW you want one!
  And yes - I did by other Christmas stuff but I think this was my favorite item - ha!