Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blog Hop

I entered this blog hop on Crafty Creations

Wedding Trends 2011

My shop has a variety of items with many great gifts for everyone.  However, a good portion of my work is dedicated to weddings with bouquets, boutonnieres, jewelry, and hair accessories.  Weddings are a so much fun, such an amazing celebration of love and life, and a great place to add individualization and personality.  Taking the advice one of my fellow bloggers, I've started to think about the importance of knowing my target clientele and also the purpose of my blog.  So, today I've decided to share some wedding trends for 2011.   Here's 5 trends  I found at the

1Vintage touches

2Eco-friendly weddings

3Modern choices

4DIY weddings

5Social media influence

I'll be sure to try to keep these ideas in mind as I develop new products for my shop.  Here's a few items I currently have for sale in my shop that fit in with some of these themes:

Reclaimed Ivory Silk  Bridal Flower Clip

Set of 4 Yellow Industrial Steampunk Boutonnieres

Eco-friendly Reclaimed Sarah Coventry Pearl Necklace & Earring Set

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Special 30% off today only!

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, I have 3-30% off coupons good for today only for whoever contacts me first!  Convo me through my SHOP!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


A fellow ETSY shop owner wrote a great feature post on me and my shop today!  I just wanted to take a minute her to thank Magda, of MAGDAMAGDA FASHION!  She designs and creates the most beautiful scarves, silk necklaces, and dresses that are all for sale in her shop!  Check out both her ETSY shop and blog today!

FREE SHIPPING Exuberance Necklace with bells
Exuberance Necklace with Bells

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Custom OOAK Rainbow Origami Bouquet
Origami Bouquet
After much deliberation, my husband and I have decided that I will resign from my current job to care for our new infant son full time.  My day job for almost the past 2 years has been as an Elderly Protective Service worker, which means I investigated reports of elder abuse in the community and coordinated/provided intervention.  After 9 weeks of maternity leave, I have to say that although I miss my peers, I do not miss dealing with problems every single day.

Although I am thrilled & excited to be a stay-at-home mom (something I never thought I would be saying), I am also scared!  We can't afford it, plain and simple.  I still need to bring in a smallish income, and hope to focus on my business, both online and locally to make up the difference.

SO, help me grow my business!  Spread the word to brides-to-be you know seeking alternative bouquets, boutonnieres, and jewelry.  Tell you friends about my shop who are looking for unique gifts.  Book an in-home party to earn free stuff and discounts if you live locally, and don't forgot to pick something up just for you!
Rustic Fairytale Wedding Boutonniere Set of 3
Rustic Boutonnieres

Now until the end of July use coupon code STAYHOME5 for 15% off all items currently in the shop (excludes custom orders and shipping).

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

How quick we grow....

My son was 8 weeks old yesterday.  He is already out of the newborn clothes and most of the 0-3 month items, wearing true 3 month clothing items.  Everyone says "they grow quick" and I am witnessing firsthand how true this is.  It is truly amazing how we grow from the littlest seeds in our mother's wombs into rapidly changing growing complex human beings!  My son's name is Tobias, which means "God is good."  As a mom watching my son grow, I really don't believe there could be a truer statement.  God is good!
Father's Day


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Treasury Beauty

Here's a couple treasuries I made in the past few weeks.  I love the beauty of all the wonderful creative items found on ETSY all coming together to create a collection...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

MIA...but still in action!

SO, I cannot believe I haven't posted anything since June 15th.  Time flies when you're having fun...being a mom!  While I haven't been blogging, I have been busy filling some custom orders and making some origami bouquets for a local gallery gift shop.  Here's some examples of what I've been up to: