Entries in Josie's Picks (18)


JOSIE'S PICKS for Snuggling Up

It’s been a little brrrr here in Pennsylvania for this California girl! I’ve been cozying up here at the farm and at QVC headquarters, promoting my TSV. Despite the fact that I miss the warm weather back in L.A., there is something nice about getting warm next to a fire with goodies like fuzzy blankets and hot mugs of tea. Here are a few fun picks I found on Etsy for getting in that snuggly Autumn mood.

With love and snuggles,


Vintage Duck Boots

Beeswax Candles

Leaves Mantle Garland

Wooly Knit Throw

Autumn Mugs



JOSIE'S PICKS for Earth Day

It’s official! Earth Day is only one week away! As one of my favorite holidays, Earth day holds a special place in my heart because it really inspires people to do better for our planet and its creatures every year. I always say that you use your wallet to vote for what you believe in—which is why choosing eco-friendly products is so important. Here are a few of my picks from Etsy and beyond that bring Mama Earth and her health to the forefront of our consciousness, right where it should be!

Honest Company Fruit & Veggie Wash : I love this wash for making sure all waxes and pesticide residue is removed from my produce!

Boxed Water is Better: This company is doing great things for Mama Earth, including donating 10% of profits to world water relief! Love it!  

Every Day is Earth Day: A sweet reminder for my house.

Haagen Dazs Vanilla Honey Bee: I love it when big companies do great things for small creatures. Haagen Dazs has a line of bee-built flavors that help fund honey bee research so these little guys don’t get sick and disappear!

Earth Seed Bombs: These sweet little seed bombs look like little worlds. Inside are little wildflower seeds that sprout and bloom when planted!

Eco Friendly Moss Earrings: Have you ever seen anything like this? Little earrings with moss on them!

With lots of love for you and our planet,



JOSIE'S PICKS for Spring Cleaning

One of my favorite things about winter coming to an end is getting the opportunity to do a little spring cleaning.  Spring just feels like a fresh start to the year—a good time to do some sprucing. In the spirit of starting anew and getting your life clean and organized, here are some great Etsy finds to inspire your emergence from hibernation.

With love,


Diaper Organization Caddy

All Natural Laundry Soap

Lavender Linen Spray

Natural Beeswax Candles

Farmhouse Wire Basket


JOSIE'S PICKS For a Loving Day

Valentine’s Day means a little bit more to me since I became a mom. I now think about it as a day to celebrate all the great loves of my life—my daughters, my husband, my parents and special friends. I want to show everyone how special they are to me! So if you haven’t found your love match yet, don't dread the day! Think about focusing on all the other people you love—or even showing yourself a little well-deserved affection. I like to put together little hand-made valentines for those who mean the most to me. Here are some of my favorite V-day finds from Etsy to inspire you for Feb 14. 

Wishing you love of all kinds,



Adventure Card

Painted Mason Jars

Valentine’s Nail Polish

Heart Cut-Out Shirt

Rose Gold Heart Necklace

Valentine’s Day Bunny


JOSIE'S PICKS For a Bright New Year


Hi Beauties!

I hope you’re enjoying a little well-deserved time off this holiday season. Now that the craze of gift buying has passed and all the presents have been opened, I have my sights set on one of my favorite holidays—New Year’s Eve!  I love the spirit of opportunity that comes with the beginning of a new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot about the new things I want to achieve and discover--I promise I’ll share once I hone in on them a bit more. In the meantime, here are a few fun finds from Etsy to keep things sparkly and bright as we usher in this brand new year of our lives together.  

Lots of love,



2013 Calendar

Happy New Year Bunting

Happy New Year Invitations

Glitter Envelope Liners

Party Blowers

Gold Sparklers


JOSIE'S PICKS for Holiday Cheer

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, everyone's gearing up for the winter holidays. Whatever wonderful winter holiday you celebrate, you'll love these seasonal party finds I discovered on Etsy. Enjoy!

With joy for the world,



Holiday Garland

Vintage Snowflake Glassware

Snowflake Bunting

White and Red Lanterns

Evergreen Wreath

Holiday Photo Booth Props



Like most (if not all) kids, Halloween was always major joy for me. I loved the dress-up part, I loved recognizing the neighbor kids in their costumes and masks, and of course I loved the candy. Now that I'm a big kid with two little kids, I like Halloween even more. Rumi Joon's already revved up about her costume, and I'm revved up about Indi Joon's, since she's still young enough to let me put it together for her. I found some cool stuff for Indi Joon and for her mama on Etsy. Buying from real people, crafty people, is as good as chocolate. Well, almost.



Butterfly Baby Costume

Black Lace Face Mask

Ghost Tunic Dress

Baby Owl Hat

Baby Sushi Costume

Candy Corn Cap


JOSIE'S PICKS for a Boho Home

Josie Maran's boho home picks

My mom has a great eye for design. In fact, she picked out most of the cool décor at the JMC offices! She even gave us some amazing prayer flags that she made from vintage fabrics she’s collected throughout the years from estate sales and hole-in-the-wall fabric stores. We have them draped from the beams in our lobby. Here are few picks from Etsy and beyond, inspired by the style we both love.

With love,



Stitchinnetka Prayer Flags

Studio 180 Turkish Kilim Rug

Crate & Barrel Raj Candleholder

Abundancy Middle Eastern Tray

Pillowstore Woven Pillow


JOSIE'S PICKS Summertime Essentials

It’s been scorching in Pennsylvania, so Rumi Joon and I are spending hours splashing around in our pond, trying to cool off. Gotta love that summer heat! To help you enjoy the steaming season, here are some of my must-have summer products from sunscreen to snacks.

What makes your summer wonderful? Share, please.

With love and sunshine,



Whole Foods Recipe for Peach Mango Popsicles

byMart Orange Striped Tote Bag

Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40

Free People Salena Crochet Texture Hat

Gazillion Bubbles Non-Toxic Bubbles

Havaianas Flip Flops


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Christa in New York


JOSIE'S PICKS gifts for mom

I hope you’ve all remembered to do your Mother’s Day shopping, but if not here are a few of my picks from Etsy. My choices were inspired by my favorite color: turquoise. Enjoy!

French Country Birdhouse

Mint Julep Owls

Aqua Accent Pillow

Aqua High Gloss Wooden Tray

Vintage Distressed Garden Crate

Moroccan Gold Earrings