Friday, February 25, 2011

Last day to vote, pick what you would like to win in the FREE MARCH GIVEAWAY!

This is it everyone, last day to vote on what you would like to win in my first official blog FREE GIVEAWAY!  Take a look at the poll at the top left of the blog and enter your vote!  Giveaway and official rules will be announced on 3/2/11. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shout out Thursday: Chocolate Dog Studio

Embellishment Flowers
As part of my blog, Thursdays are for a SURPRISE "Shout Out" to another ETSY store for product information and a review, by me. These stores are ones that I have personally done business with and have been impressed with both their product and service. Today, lets chat about:

Chocolate Dog Studio, a unique ETSY shop featuring handmade cup cozies, paper goods, cards, jewelry, pin cushions and more!  The owner writes "The cozies are handmade, useful and eco-friendly. I hand make all of the gift tags, cards, and journals. Almost all of the flowers are made from upcycled or recycled paper, junk mail, magazines, packaging from gifts, old gift bags etc.  All jewelry items are made or found by my daughter! They are all listed under K's Jewelry."  This is a shop you can feel good about as the owner creatively tries to help to keep our Earth a little greener while providing you with items of beauty!  I placed a custom order recently for some cute scalloped scrapbook embellishments.  The order was quickly filled, shipped, and the tags adorable! 

The shop owner, Karen, not only has a great store but an awesome blog that gives you more insight into her work and who she is.  And in my opinion, you can't go wrong doing business with someone who names her business after a beloved companion, and a chocolate one to top it off!  Take a peek at my own chocolate dog and faithful companion who's picture can be found at the bottom of this blog.

Check out the store, blog, or contact the owner by clicking on the links below:


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Too much to choose...even for the hard to buy for friends and family!

I love everything handmade!  This probably stems from my own passion to create with my hands, but I really think there is something to be said for the uniqueness and quality you get when purchasing handmade products.  I can spend hours browsing the many shops in the world of ETSY and never tire of all the unique and wonderful creations to be found there.  It is the perfect place to find that gift for the hard person on your list for their birthday, anniversary, Christmas...any and every occasion.  Need some inspiration for a gift for someone or something fun just for you?  Check out my new PROMOTIONAL FRENZY section on the right side of the blog for links to a long line of shops that sell just about everything you could dream of and more!  And don't forget to check out my store for a selection of handmade jewelry, party decorations, origami bouquets, and more!  Pictured here is a pinwheel corsage, a part of my new baby shower decoration packages.

Pinwheel Corsage

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Etsy Treasury: In Love with Spring

In Flight: by Belle Skin Care
 In Love with Spring is my Sunday treasury of unique and inspiring handmade items from various ETSY shops.  Picks are inspired by the shades of green that are so evident everywhere as the spring grass, tree buds, and flower buds begin to force their way to the surface.  Enjo

Saturday, February 19, 2011

An ETSY treasury that screams "It's A Girl!"

Have a minute?  Check this new treasury out that features my new custom over-sized pinwheels, perfect as alternative wedding bouquets and as photo props!  Selections were picked by Sylvia Glass Art in this awesome collection that screams "It's a Girl" in pinks and browns!

Click Here:
It's A Girl


Just a reminder to vote on the poll found here on this blog on the top left on what you want to win next month in a FREE GIVEAWAY!  The choices are:
1) Origami "flowergram"
2) Custom Keychain
3) Earrings
4) MOM bookmark

You can visit my store for examples of similar work.  Get voting and get ready to win!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lucky Friday, Another great Giveaway coming for St. Patrick's Day!

Although I'm new to the blogging world, I have found a few blogs of note that I "follow" and keep tabs on.  One is: SHARING SAVINGS WITH YOU.  This blog is great at providing up-to-date information re: sales, promotions and FREE giveaways for its readers.  Today it announced a


To quote to owner, "You have your chance of winning $110 cash via paypal on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. I've teamed up with nine other bloggers to help give you one awesome prize. CASH! Who doesn't love cash? You have 84 possible entries for this contest and we have provided an easy form to submit your entries below."

Visit the blog and get your entries in today!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Free Giveaway for a HP Photosmart Printer, Ends today at 5 p.m!

I just found a really great blog with printable party supplies for sale.  They are giving away a free printer and gift certificate, but you need to act quick.  Entries end today at 5 p.m.!  Check it out:

@paperandcake is giving away an HP Photosmart Printer! Go enter to win!

Shout out Thursday: Belle Skin Care

As part of my blog, Thursdays are for a SURPRISE "Shout Out" to another ETSY store for product information and a review, by me. These stores are ones that I have personally done business with and have been impressed with both their product and service. Today, lets chat about

Belle Skin Care of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, a beautiful ETSY store with a helpful and talented owner who makes a fantastic line of soap, shea butter lotions, scrubs, aromotherapy, bath products and essential fragrance oils. Belle Skin Care states in her profile:

"All my products are handmade in small batches using quality ingredients such as unrefined shea butter, sweet almond oil, and olive oil. ALL lotions are made from scratch using fresh butters, they are NOT a stock lotion base with additives. My lotions have minimal ingredients and are preservative free! Vitamin E is used as a natural preservative."

I recently purchased a lotion, the "Divine Trio - Whipped Shea Butter - Cocoa Butter - Mango Butter" and the "Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter - Bar Soap." I have a growing baby belly and was looking for some rich, extra hydrating products to help sooth my stretching and dry winter skin. The products were nicely packaged for shipping and their overall presentation very professional. I LOVE the whipped lotion! A little goes a long way and it leaves my skin (especially my belly) feeling hydrated and soft all day!

Check out Belle Skin Care store:

Follow the Belle Skin care blog:

Become a fan of Facebook:

And for questions or comments, you can contact Belle Skin Care:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Color Splash to Brighten the Day!

"Treasury-An ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery"

ETSY has a great feaure where users can create treasuries of the fantastic work found throughout the site to showcase some of your favorite work for later reference and for others to browse. Today I created a very BRIGHT treasury based on rainbows, with many unique and creative items for sale in the wide world of ETSY shops. Check it out!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Be Mine...

Today is the annual day of love, to show that someone special just how special they are to you! Personally, I believe everyday is Valentine's Day when you have true love in your life; everyday is a perfect day for flowers and tokens of your appreciation for one another. So although it might be too late to get that certain item shipped and into your gift giving hands today, think about leaving a small token of your affection to surprise him or her next week, the week after, and so on.

In your heart, thoughts, words, and actions, ask your special someone to "Be Mine" each and everyday!

How are you going to show some love today? Next week? Share your ideas here!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Warning, 10% off your entire purchase ends 2/14/11!

Time is running out for 10% off your entire purchase! Enter LOVEISINTHEAIR11 in the coupon code box at check out to receive 10% off your entire purchase now until midnight on Valentine's Day in the store. Discount does not apply to shipping or custom orders.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shout out Thursday: Lucy Moonglow

As part of my new blog, Thursdays will be for a SURPRISE "Shout Out" to another ETSY store for product information and a review, by me. These stores are ones that I have personally done business with and have been impressed with both their product and service. To start us off, lets chat about

Lucy Moonglow a creator and purveyor of Designer Wearable Art! A visit to Lucy Moonglow's store is well worth your time and shopping indulgence. Here you will find beautiful and unique handmade purses, pouches, wristlets, and hairclips, as well beading and crafting supplies. The drawstring jewelry pouches are gorgeous, very reasonable, and make perfect gifts for bridal parties, as party favors, or for yourself! As Lucy describe's in her store profile

"I have been exhibiting my handcrafted purses and accessories at art shows and boutiques since early 2000, and joined etsy in 2007. My creations are both fun and functional, and I take great care regarding all details, large and small, during the creation of each piece. I choose high quality fabrics based on their color, design, and texture. Texture may be the most important feature to me -- the fabric has to feel fabulous or it just doesn't make it into my inventory! All items are created in a smoke-free, pet-free environment. I work with both brides and jewelers on larger orders of my drawstring gift pouches."

You can visit Lucy Moonglow's shop here:

And be sure to fan her on Facebook at

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


What would you like to win for free? Voting starts now and ends on 2/25/11 at 9 p.m. Check out my ETSY shop for examples and ideas and then vote on your favorite idea in the poll at the top left of this blog. Giveaway will begin March 1 and end March 18th.

Coming soon, FREE giveaway!

Welcome to my new blog! Please come back soon for information about my first FREE giveaway! Be sure to FOLLOW my blog, spread the word, and check out my ETSY shop and facebook fan page with the links above. Visit my ETSY shop for great gift ideas!