Monday, November 24, 2008

~~ New Stuff ~~

I have been super busy taking photos, editing photos and listing items in my Etsy Shop. So, I thought I would show ya real quickly what I've added!

Confetti Scarf

Blue Dichroic Earrings

Psychedelic Note Cards

Loopy Lu Scarf

Friday, November 21, 2008

Feature Friday

It's time for word association. I'll start......

egg - scrambled
dinner - lunch
cold - snow
fire - hot

And when I say hot, I mean hot...especially when talking about today's featured Etsy shop...Tracy of PolishedTwo! Actually, to be completely honest, the first word that comes to mind when I look at her shop is HAPPY! Her designs are so bright, cheerful & colorful. Her pieces look almost effortless, like it is second to breathing to put these colors & beads together.

She certainly has a signature style and her pottery shards are no exception. They are beautiful ancient and replica Ming/Ching Dynasty shards that have beautiful images on them. She uses traditional Czech Republic glass beads to wood, brass, pewter, semiprecious stone, resin, porcelain, copper, and shell to re-iterate time after time her whimsical designs.

In addition to her jewelry (which includes EVERYTHING necklaces, earrings, bracelets & rings) she also makes bobby pins that are one-of-a-kind. These truly show her fun & whimsical style for sure!

From personal experience, Tracy is one of the most accommodating people you will meet. Treat yourself to some wonderful jewelry and swing by her shop. I'm sure you will pick up some great goodies as Christmas gifts (and I bet you'll end up getting something for yourself too!).

You are officially forewarned, anything you wear from PolishedTwo WILL be noticed and people WILL be stopping you to compliment your piece of jewelry. Happens to me all the time when I wear her Yarn Ball earrings (see picture above)!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wordless Wednesday, but it's Thursday??

Well, this just goes to show you how messed up with the days I am! I just posted this picture as my Wordless Wednesday. One's Thursday. This just means that I am behind on so many other things...what did I do yesterday? As my mother would say...Oi Vey!!

So, I'm just gonna throw caution to the wind and do my Wordless Wednesday anyway. Make a girl happy and just play along with me!!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Treasure!

I consider myself a pretty crafty person. Jewelry, photography, glass and knitting are my when I purchased my sewing machine a couple of years ago I thought "no sweat". I daydreamed about all the handbags, pillows, etc. I would be designing. I even bought books to guide me with designs. So, why is my sewing machine sitting on my bench collecting dust you ask? Because I couldn't even thread the sucker. I was/am a complete lost cause!!

However, Fashion Designer Mary Anne Lagana is not! Her style is fun, colorful and one of a kind. Her specialty is designing beautiful coats (great for this time of the year may I add). This one is my favorite. I love the animal print with the orange accent....very mod and fresh.

But, she doesn't only design coats. She has apparel for girls and women alike. Sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, yoga tanks and skirts. They all display her creativity with mixing and matching vintage and textured fabrics. This cupcake sweatshirt is a perfect example - how cute!! Any young girl would think this is the best top ever.

And look at the pointed edge on this flirty!

Stop by Mary Anne's Etsy shop and let her make a unique one-of-a-kind piece of clothing for you!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Feature Friday

Ah, it's Friday...the week has flown by!! Time for my second Feature Friday.

I remember when autumn began sneaking around the corner. Temperatures dropped just a bit, trees started changing colors and the heat was turned on for the first time since February ! Well, forget Autumn 'cause Winter is sneaking up on us fast. The leaves have all fallen, the heat is on all the time now and we are beginning to bundle up to keep warm outside. What? You've been wearing the same scarf and gloves for a couple of years now? Well, do not fear because MABS Crochet is here (all right, a bit cheesy but you get my drift)!

MABS Crochet features handmade housewares and clothing items by two fabulous women. In their own words "We're crazy for crochet, we're addicted to yarn. If we're not crocheting or buying yarn, chances are we're talking about crocheting or buying yarn. In short, we're in love with our crochet, and we hope you will fall in love with our crochet, too."

This is my favorite - partially because of the name (as I live in NC) but mostly definitely because of the style and color combo. It looks like it will keep you toasty warm!

And I love the colors in this clutch - so vibrant and fun!

Housewares, Purses, Children's Apparel, Scarves, Ponchos and more all at MABS Crochet. If you would like items made for a gift, or perhaps you would like them to be involved in a non-profit cause, you can contact them here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

BOGO Sale!!!

******Buy one set of Photo Note Cards, get the second 50% OFF******

That's 12 cards (6 in each set) for $18! Christmas cards are 20 cards for $22.50!
Mix-n-Match discount will be taken off the lesser priced item

All photos were taken by, Italy, nature and more!! They are digital photos printed on matte white heavyweight
card stock and packaged in a cellophane sleeve.

They are blank on the inside and can be used individually:

Birthday ** Thank you ** Get Well ** Sympathy ** Thinking of you

Or perhaps give a set as a gift :
House Warming Gift
Teacher's Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Day, Christmas, End-of-School
Hostess Gift
Birthday Gift

Ways to order:

1) Go to my Etsy Shop and put "BOGO50" in notes to seller - I will send a revised invoice to your Paypal or RME account.
2) Send me an e-mail and let me know what you would like to purchase and how you will be paying; Money Order or Check

(All orders will ship upon receipt of cleared payment)

Friday, November 7, 2008

**** Feature Friday ****

TGIF everyone! Today is a great's sunny, 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Today also marks the beginning of Feature Friday where every Friday I will bring a wonderful business to you.

Since this is the first, I thought it was fitting to begin with somebody whom I met a few months ago when I joined her Yahoo group, Unique Women in Business. Her name is Erin and she is one of the most supportive, nice and fun people that I know. Who better to kick off this new series with!!

Erin has recently been promoted to Director for a company called Pink Papaya. They began in 2004 offering the highest quality spa products with three wonderful product lines: aromatherapy, using 100% pure essential oils; body & bath, made with luxurious scents and botanical extracts; and skincare, fusing science with nature.
I've used their Body Wash and it is fabulous.....I have Ocean and it smells so fresh and clean. The best part - a little goes a long way. Just a dab...a dab will do ya!!!

I just ordered some items from their newest line of make-up and I can't wait to try them!!

To find out more about purchasing this product, hosting a spa party or perhaps a career that has the potential to offer you flexibility, recognition & team support you may contact Erin here. TRUST me, you won't be disappointed.