Friday, December 5, 2008

Obsession: Stocking Stuffer Bliss

When I moved from Chicago, the holidays were drawing near. Since everything was new to me, I didn't yet have the luxury of buying interesting and affordable gifts from my local retailers. Well, thank goodness for online shopping—it not only rescued my loved ones from a very boring holiday season, it opened my world to accessible, independent, DIY entrepreneurs.

The greatest cyber-place to play is ETSY. Almost everything ETSY offers is affordable because you work directly with the artisan. You can buy fun jewelry (, "ties that don't suck" (, or the dictators of the world moustache collection ( No matter your recipient's taste or the size of your wallet, at ETSY, it's easy to find a fun and fabulous gift! Details:

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About Mod City Mom

After becoming mothers, sisters Sarah Romine and Leah Weyandt wanted to marry the activities and interests that they experienced before motherhood with their new found lives with children. This was not always an easy task—traveling to obscure places, shopping at off-beat boutiques, and sipping lazy-afternoon cocktails doesn't always fit neatly with parenthood. Stemming from their frustration, they meticulously searched, and continue to search, for activities, establishments, and entertainment that they take pleasure in and their families benefit from. The result? Mod City Mom.

About Sarah

Sarah is a passionate cook, fashionista, writer, actor, and mother. Like all actors, she ended up working at many-a-restaurant to make ends meet and shopping at countless bargain boutiques to maintain her sense of personal style. Her culinary journey, love affair with fashion, and desire to remain true to herself after becoming a mother are the inspirations for this site. Sarah lives with her husband and two sons in Chicago.

About Leah

A polymath wannabe, Leah loves books, films, music, cooking, and travel. After co-starting a writing and editing shop in 2002, Leah has spent her spare time frequenting her favorite cities, hangouts, and haunts. Her obsession with finding the new, innovative, and quirky is the impetus behind this site. Leah lives with her two sons and husband in North San Diego County.
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