Bekah P. wrote, "Oh, Outblush, how I love you! So much so, in fact, that I am trusting you enough to broach a topic I NEVER bring up in public --- my weight. Recently, my husband and I started a new diet, and whenever I feel like a big ol' chocolate cookie, my encouraging (sometimes annoyingly so) husband reminds me of my incentive. For every 10 pounds I lose, I get to buy three Outblush items! I have 40 pounds to go, so... that's a lot of amazing stuff. I was wondering if you could suggest some fun items for me. I'm really not looking for clothing items (although I am sure I will be turning to your site when I get to my goal weight). Instead, I am looking for funky trinkets, gadgets and such. For example, my favorite wedding gift was a pair of crocodile-shaped salad tongs. Basically, anything cute that pops into your head. Again, I love, love, LOVE your work!"
Bekah, we think this is an AWESOME idea. SO awesome, in fact, that we want to reward you. Please send us an email when you reach your goal weight (with a picture of you in your amazing hotness!) and WE will mail YOU something fab from our goody drawer! In the meantime, here're eight fun tchotchkes to keep you goin'. Go, go, go, go, go!!! We're rooting for you!
1 - Subversive Cross Stitch Kits (from $20) - Instead of a cookie, learn to cross-stitch the F word!
2 - Good Morning Sir Alarm Clock ($70) - It's a lot harder to get mad at your alarm clock when you're getting up to work out at 5:30am when, instead of a buzzing, you get woken up by Stephen Fry saying, "It appears to be morning. Frightfully inconvenient, I know," and 120 other phrases.
3 - Me and You Pillowcase Set ($28) - Clearly, you and your hubby make a great team, and so do these cutesy pillowcases.
4 - Portable Bamboo Wine Picnic Table ($25) - This collapsible lil' picnic table has two wineglass holders and fits easily into a backpack, so you can reward yourselves with a romantic meal at the end of a long bike ride or hike. Aww!
5 - 500XL Giant Earbud Speakers ($60) - Giant earbud speakers for your iPod. 'Nuff said.
6 - Fortune Bandages ($7) - If you've got blisters from running or weight lifting, you might as well put a bandage on it that says "Sucks to be you," or, "Happiness is the absence of paper cuts."
7 - Rock Star Spatula ($12) - Play guitar hero... with your egg white omelets and whole wheat pancakes!
8 - University Games Anti-Monopoly Board Game ($21) - Conquer the world! Muah ha ha! (Insert evil smiley face here)
Frustrated in your search for that perfect leather handbag, red stiletto pump, or whatever makes your heart go thump in the night? Send us a request and we might do the shopping work for you in a future Personal Shopper feature!