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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…the leaves are turning, time to pull out your sweaters jeans, your boots and scarves..and thoughts begin to turn towards gift giving! Now is the time to get started on your Holiday Lists..Find that special something for that special someone! Being in Retail, I like to do my shopping early- and I have dug deep to find some of the most beautiful and eclectic gifts for all of you to peruse…I hope you enjoy visiting the websites and shopping as much as I have!

:: Pajama Gram

Now that the chill is in the air, what could be better than something to snuggle into on a crisp fall or winter night? is the place for you! Filled with fabulous snuggly gifts that come complete with a keepsake organza hatbox, a lavender sachet, “Do not disturb” sign and a personalized gift card, this is truly a fantastic gift. Pajamas ranging from classic design to whimsical, from new moms to birthday wishes, even get well and bridal designs -- and most right under $50. What a great gift to send to anyone on your list. If you don’t know a size or style, gift cards are also available as well as bath and body products. You can’t go wrong!

:: Deadly Squire

Deadly Squire

From oven mitts to skateboards to dog beds to neckties, can’t be beat for it’s fantastical patterns and beautiful fabrics. Founded in 2004 by a husband and wife team, they combined Anna’s love of color and design with Tim’s unique vision (he also front’s a punk band called Les Savy Fay). Together they have created a unique line of home and accessory products that would be a fabu gift for the 'Eclectic Martha Stewart' on your list.

:: Karen Curtis

Next on your list is the fussy fashionista, and you can’t go wrong at This site is filled with the most gorgeous colors and beaded jewelry that you have ever seen! Fabulous Swarovski crystal, sterling silver and rare crystals that are no longer being manufactured make these pieces miniature works of art for your body. Check out the 'Land of Illusion' bracelets and the fab, 'Land of Illusion' ring -- to die for -- and on the top of my holiday wish list (just in case anyone wanted to know)!  Actually, I'm not too fussy -- I would be thrilled with anything on her site. It is all gorgeous, handmade and fit for a true Diva!

:: Anne Taintor

For the humor and stocking stuffer gang, be sure to check out

We have all seen the retro 1950’s postcards with the funny captions -- Now you can have all these on notecards, memo pads, T-shirts and more. You can even send a free card from the site! These are great tongue in cheek gifts that will put a smile on any girls face. For the fun loving, wisecracking girl in your group!

:: Dolce Mia Designs

Another fave site of mine is Dolce Mia is a family run business specializing in high end gifts and decorative accessories. They are known for their fun, vintage designs and the quality of the product. 

They offer frames, notecards, placemats, photo albums -- all done with a kitchy nostalgic feel. My favorite thing about this site is that you can personalize many of their products. You can make a photograph extra special with a frame that has the names and dates of the event you are depicting. Check this site out for gift giving for any occasion!

:: Brighton Collectibles



Charm bracelets are back again, and the bigger and bolder the better -- and hint-hint, layered is they way to go! Brighton Collectibles have always had great charmbracelets with shoes, handbags and hearts -- and now we have two great additions to the charm bracelet line.



Brighton now has eleven state charm bracelets, and they are incredibly detailed and cute! You can only purchase the bracelets in the state where they are sold (i.e., you can only buy Colorado’s bracelet in Colorado) which makes for a fun scavenger hunt as well as great travel souvenier! The states that are available are: California, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, New York, Washington DC, Hawaii, Florida and Illinois. Check them out at your nearest Brighton location. To find a store near you, visit

breast cancer bracelet

Also, during the month of October, Brighton will once again feature a breast cancer bracelet with $10 from each bracelet going to a local cancer charity. They plan to raise over a million dollars this year -- and the theme this year is, “The Power of Pink.”  The bracelet retails for $50 and has several charms as well as a watch charm this year. Perfect for any woman in your life, and it can help change a life as well!

Happy Holiday shopping…..and blessings!

Diva Jalyn


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about jalyn webb

Jalyn has been an advocate for curvy women since she began being curvy -- which we think was around age 6! She spent a fantastic year as a marketing and tour director for the Just My Size west coast tour where she met thousands of curvy women who inspire her still. She currently is the District Manager for Brighton Collectibles in Colorado, and she also sings with the acapella group "Simplicated" (formerly eLeMeNO-P) and as a guest singer with the classic rock and blues band, Blues Planet.

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