Monday, November 30, 2009

Stellar Sweets: They'll Do In A Pinch

"Okay, just one more store and we're done shopping for the day," she said.

"You've been telling me that all weekend! I've been carrying your bags since the crack of dawn on Friday morning, and my legs hurt, and I would kill for something to eat. We better make this stop a quick one."

"I carried your son in my womb for nine months!" she retorted. "The least you can do is carry some Christmas gifts down Bardstown Road for an afternoon!"

She had me there. But man, was I hungry. We walked into WHY Louisville and my spirits drifted even lower. So many things! So many cute things! My wife will spend no less than all afternoon in this store, I thought. I'd give anything for a piece of chocolate right now. I wandered over to the checkout counter in hopes of sending her that "hurry up, woman" signal. My eyes passed over the jewelry case and the curiosities on display behind the counter, but all I could think about was my alarming hunger.

But what luck! There on the counter sat the answer to my prayers. Locally made Fleur-de-Lis chocolates and chocolate owl suckers from Stellar Sweets! Each one was handsomely wrapped, beckoning me. There were dark chocolate, white chocolate, even orange chocolate Fleur-de-Lis! And I could swear the little owl sucker winked at me. I immediately grabbed one of each and thrust them at the clerk. "You've saved my life!" I exclaimed as I handed over my money. Locally made, and only $2.50 and $2 each! They gave me just the energy I needed to survive the rest of the afternoon. And just in the nick of time--my wife had discovered the onesies. There was no way we were getting out of there any time soon.

Chocolates by Stellar Sweets:

  • Stellar Sweets is Louisville owned and operated and uses high quality, local, and some organic ingredients for all baked goods
  • Chocolate Fleur-de-Lis come in dark chocolate, white chocolate, and orange chocolate varieties and are individually wrapped for $2.00 apiece
  • Chocolate Owl Suckers are individually wrapped and are $2.50

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Keep Your Friends Close And Your Owls Closer

These flashy little owl friends flew all the way from exotic climates for the express purpose of getting very, very close to you. The 28" Copper Metal Hinged Owl Pendant Necklace is particularly interested in clinging to your chest and greeting your friends and neighbors with his black bead eyes. His segmented body is 2½ inches of die cast copper and he hangs from a copper metal link chain. He can become your very close personal companion for a mere $22.

And he has friends.

Silver and Gold Metal & Rhinestone Owl Rings flew in from the same latitudes as their necklace buddy and they're equally as excited to begin being your personal fashion trademark. Each inch-wide ring is covered in eye-catching rhinestones. For $15 apiece, you could very well display an entire owl colony from your own two hands.

We've got these owl guys and a lot more new jewelry items down in the storefront. Come feast your eyes upon mustache, deer, and octopus necklaces, just to name a few.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Flasks and Coffee Mugs: Two Peas in a Drunken Pod

If you've looked at your calendar lately, you may have noticed that Thanksgiving is in three days and the 2009 Holiday Shopping Season is to follow immediately after that. I don't know about you, but I think that sort of combination calls for a little drink. And not the "celebratory Happy Hour cocktail" kind of little drink. I'm talking about the first-thing-in-the-morning, dear-Lord-how-do-I-make-it-to-January kind of drink. But why on Earth would I want to use last year's played out flask-and-mug combination to make my highly coveted Hair Of The Dog Special?

Thank The Maker! Now I can head to WHY Louisville and pick up an all new Fleur-de-Lis Flask and "Coffee Tastes Better In Louisville" mug. The flask is made of high quality stainless steel, the mug is made of environmentally friendly US corn plastic, and they're both under sixteen bucks. That leaves me enough cash to head to Old Town Liquors and pick up some of my favorite "non-dairy creamer."

"Coffee Tastes Better In Louisville" Mug - $12.99

* Jumbo size 16oz mug
* Made from 100% US Corn Plastic
* Microwave safe, hand-wash recommended

Fleur-de-Lis Flask - $15.99

* 6oz stainless steel
* Double wall insulation
* attached screw-on lid

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Stamp Set For The Rest Of Us

Say, friend. Do you often dream of the glory and adulation so lavishly bestowed upon talented artists? Do you, too, want to feel the tingle of joy when someone says, "Hey, that's a fine looking cityscape you drew, there", or even, "Hey, that's a fine looking Winter wonderland you drew there." Are you afraid you'll never hear those tender words because you lack even the slightest degree of artistic talent?

Well, we can meet you half way.

New at WHY Louisville are these awesome stamp sets from Yellow Owl Workshop. No talent is required to create a beautiful cityscape scene complete with financial sector, city park, and residential neighborhood. Or perhaps you'd like to be known for your lush Wintery landscapes, adorned with Alpine mountains and realistic wildlife. Create your own (quite limited) artistic niche with a little help from the art of block printing.

  • Each stamp set comes with five stamps made from reclaimed maple and natural rubber
  • Beautifully packaged in a hand-finished birch box
  • Winterscape and Cityscape sets are only $29.99!

Like what Yellow Owl has to offer? Be sure to stop in and check out our assortment of Yellow Owl cards and paper goods.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fleur-de-Lis Necklaces in Assorted Colors (Not Edible)

We're now serving up a veritable rainbow of Fleur-de-Lis necklaces. These fancy little darlings feature a 2.5 inch epoxy resin Fleur-de-Lis charm attached to a sturdy 30 inch chain. Available in orange, blue, green, yellow, and purple for $12 each.

And don't forget about our line of sterling silver Fleur-de-Lis jewelry. It would be downright foolish if you forgot about our line of sterling silver Fleur-de-Lis jewelry. We've even got some new styles of cuff links, tie clips, brooches, bracelets, and necklaces up for grabs. Does it go without saying that our jewelry would make a great holiday gift?

Friday, November 13, 2009

You from around here?

We've got a new shirt that will make it perfectly clear where the hell you're from. The WHY Louisville LOCAL tee is printed on a %100 pre-shrunk cotton unisex tee and will only set you back $17.99. Happen to be local to St. Louis, Montreal, or New Orleans? You can go ahead and grab one too. We won't tell your friends where it came from.

Also available in the ol' Web store.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Country Music Fun Time Activity Book

We just got these little gems in stock yesterday and thought the world should probably know about them. From California-based author and illustrator Aye Jay comes the Country Music Fun Time Activity Book! Country music fans and foes alike will enjoy spending hour upon hour busying themselves by:

Helping Willie evade the taxman!

Giving Lyle his hairdo!

Having a field day with Dolly Parton's full figure!

The Country Music Fun Time Activity Books are only $9.95! We're going to recommend you put on your favorite George Strait record, grab a six shooter of crayons, and go to town circling the seven missing parts of Tim McGraw. Also available online.

Monday, November 2, 2009

President Lincoln's Celebrity Endorsement

Our nation's sixteenth president, The Great Emancipator himself, made a surprise visit to WHY Louisville on Saturday. Apparently he caught word about our Lincoln Pillow Heads, handmade with love by Big Stone Head, and just had to grab a few for Mary and Willie.

You too can own one of our handsome Lincoln pillows, each with a little secret Lincoln tidbit buried inside. Do your part to preserve the Union of States for a mere $24.

Lincoln is also available online.