cool toys for boys

My boy is really into cars, and how fast they can go. Over the last few weeks I've come across a few different cars that look perfect for him. These bamboo racecars.

And the cars, trucks, and SUVs from Automoblox. I love the look of these, but they are a little more spendy and I think I'd like to see one in person to see just how big they are. Luckily there are plenty of stores in the area that carry them!

{they also have a pink little sportscar for girls!}

lotta for fall

A great pillow (by lotta jansdotter) to bring in the new year. I'm thinking this would make a great gift too. That or the wall hanging calender. Hmmm, now who to give it to?


piper and paisley

This is a shop I thought of for my friend, Kari, who has an affinity to hats. {sorry Kari, another site to tempt you with!} Anyone need a new hat for the winter? Check these out!



at Target, this reproduction of an original piece of art by Aaron Foster. He makes a lot of different pieces with vintage license plates. In the map, each state has its own plate, and here it's reprinted on canvas. I want one for my hallway.


weekend inspiration

make a few stems like these with all my extra buttons.


handbag planet

Remember this post about the handbag giveaway? Well, I didn't win :( but I must say that I like a lot of the bags there, and they're really decently priced. Here's my #1 and #2 picks.

The Harlaxton Hobo in grey - $57.95

The Conrad Weekend Tote in purple - $53.95

and the winner is...

...lucky number 13!
Congratulations to Emily, who said:

"Care, I love your site and try to check it every week. Now that you know I'm here I would have to say one of my many favorites was the weekend inspiration- diy dress. I hope to tackle that craft this spring. Thanks for the fun site."

So Emily, just email me at carematthews{at}gmail{dot}com to give me your address and I'll send it off shortly!

Thanks for all the great comments everyone!


don't forget

tomorrow's your last chance to enter this!


added flowers

This is absolutely gorgeous! I don't know where I'd wear it, or what I'd wear it with, but I want to wear it! There are other just as fabulous colors as well.


plants in harmony

Since I have a super-sniffer, I'm particular about lotion scents. I do like to try new ones, but always have my tried-and-trues on hand. One of these happens to be Black Currant Vanilla from the aromatherapy line at B&BW. It's supposed to be a "sensual" scent, and I think it's kind of spicy + sweet.

{a travel size lotion in this scent will be part of the giveaway}


just for you giveaway

I'm doing a giveaway! This will be an annual thing, and I'm really excited about it. Just as you are starting to think about gifts for everyone else, I thought this would be a great time of year to get a gift just for you! So I'm putting together a little something - a collection of fun things. Some have been on the blog, and some are total surprises. Truth is, I'm not sure what everything is yet! So without further ado, here are the rules:
1. Leave a comment on this post, telling me what one of your favorite things has been on Care's Finds thus far.
2. Comment by 11:59 pm, Wednesday, October 22nd - you have one week!
3. Anonymous comments won't be counted
{update: if you don't have a blogger/google account, just leave your name at the end of your comment}
This will be a random giveaway, and I'll announce the winner Thursday, October 23rd!

Now, going by my results from statcounter, I have a few more readers than usually comment, so now is the time to come out of hiding and get commenting for a chance to win! Good luck!!

image found here


luscious lips

When it comes to lipwear, I'm kind of a plain jane. Unless I'm dressing up and need a little color, chapstick is my go-to. I'm also picky about flavors/scents - minty or nothing. On any given day, you'll find me wearing either my old standard, Chapstick brand regular flavor (I also use this for my bedtime routine because it stays on forever, sometimes I wake up still feeling it),

or a newer find, Mentha Lip Shine from B&BW. This one helps with the breath too because it's infused with peppermint oil.

I'm really excited...come back tomorrow for something big on care's finds, well, big for my little blog!

i'm addicted to you

you're the perfect blend of tart and sweet


great deal

Not really a big fan of the T-strap - but hard to turn down these babies, only $26.99 at Kohl's of all places! They'd make for great holiday party shoes.


modest maven

I like the floral design on this shirt. Also comes in different colors, and made to order. Buy it here.


gotta love it

My friend Kari led me to this site http://www.handbagplanet.com/

They're giving away a handbag every hour. Hurry and check it out, there's some cute ones in there!

baby couture

Um, yeah, these are the prettiest pair of tiny shoes I've ever seen!


hold the flour

I'd like to take this kitchen cake to the next bridal shower I'm invited to, sold here. Something different, cute, useful, and handmade.


they're back

The Office goodies at Target $1 bins. Get em while they're hot!