Friday, July 31, 2009

FUN FIND of the DAY:Pink Percussion Cuff Bracelet

Pink Percussion Cuff Bracelet - Fabric Jewelry - OOAK

"Jewelry that's ART for your wrist"
As soon as I SAW this photo I was compelled to investigate!
The colors, the work, the DETAIL!
How totally cool is this?!
I love all the textures in this piece! Look at the creative designs with stitching mixed with the mesh and tiny beads! It's like cute meets ethnic funky.
I totally appreciate the idea of "wearing art" that she tags to her designs.
Perfect colors for the season and WHAT a CONVERSATION piece this will be on YOUR wrist!
Go check it out!

*photo courtesy of Tamdoll

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Morning Star Purchase!

You know I LOVE to share about the fabulous items I purchase!
Here is one of my FAVORITE shops that I feel really gets overlooked! It's called Morning Star A home based Bath and Body shop out of Sunny Arizona. They have their own goat farm where they have access to FRESH goats milk for their products!
One of my Favorite items that I CANNOT do without is the Shower Butter! She can't keep it in stock it's SOO POPULAR! Seriously, I am a bath and body freak and I am VERY Particular about what I use on my skin. As with all of her skin care she uses some of the HIGHEST quality ingredients and I KNOW I can FEEL the difference! I massage a little of this on my skin after washing with my bar and before I get out of the shower. My skin feels SO HYDRATED and not oily or sticky! One time I even forgot to put any body lotion on after I took a shower and when I got dressed the next morning I was amazed at how silky my skin felt! I think any skin type can use this...especially now that it's summer time with all the skin that is exposed the the elements, this is a perfectly easy way to keep skin silky smooth and hydrated!

Anyway, You will always find lots of goodies when you order! I LOVE that you never know what you are going to get but it's ALWAYS such a wonderful surprise!
Here are a few pics of the Shower Butter with all my super Treats!!!!!
I DEFINITELY recommend to give this product a try!
Oh yeah, she makes the SILKIEST goat milk soap bar I HAVE EVER used!!!! I cant live without this either!
Seriously, you will have a difficult time trying to use any other bar after using hers!
Ceeck out her shop!!!!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

FUN FIND of the Day: Handstitched Ornament, Aqua Love Dove

I just LOVE the COLORS in this adorable little dove! I was overcome by CUTENESS and of course had to share!
Handstitched Ornament, Aqua Love Dove
Here's a description from the listing:
"This little cutey is made from a soft white felt which has been handstitched together with an aqua floss. I added wings made from a pretty aqua floral repro feedsack fabric which are stitched on by hand. I then added little black bead eyes and tied a pretty aqua blue ribbon around her neck and added a little white paper flower.

She measures approx. 4-1/2" x 3-1/2". She is stuffed with a polyester fiberfill.

There's an invisible fishing line hanger so your bird can hang from a chandelier, doorknob, peg rack, or any other place you can think of."

I think this little ornament would find some happiness in your home!
Check out all the other wonderful items in her shop!
Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage, Handmade Cottage Style

*Photos courtesy of Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Fun Find of the Day! Soft and Sweet Surprise 3 Pack of Scrubbies

Soft and Sweet Surprise 3 Pack of Scrubbies

My sister just gave me one of these and I LOVE IT!
I have REALLY sensitive skin so I can't use a wash cloth without irritating my skin...However, I always needed something to scrub my feet with. THESE ARE PERFECT!!!! Oh my goodness! I use a few strokes of my creamy bar of soap and my feet are squeaky clean!

Here's a little description from her shop:

"These little scrubbies are sure to be a favorite!

Crocheted from super soft %100 cotton in a variety of will receive 3 random scrubbies for one LOW price!

Each scrubby measures approx 4.25" (give or take) and is crocheted from coordinated scrap cotton yarn.

Just as sturdy and well made as my other cotton items...
just a fun surprise... not knowing what colors you will receive! :)

Machine wash & dry...enjoy!!"

Everyone can use one of these in the bath or shower!
No excuses! You can't beat this awesome price!!!!
Go check it out!

*photos courtesy of Wee Woobies

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sleeping Kitty

This just cracked me up!
My kitty looked SO CUTE to me sleeping like this I had to take a picture and share!

I LOVE my Fur Baby.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

BathLife Purchase

I got my SPECIAL ORDER from Bath LIfe!
Look how CUTE it's all wrapped up!!!

I LOVE my custom order for Strawberry Vanilla deodorant and perfume oil! This is one of the only deodorants that doesn't have propylene glycol. (it's in almost everything!) I'm REALLY trying even to cut down using the more "natural" but still low carcinogen ingredients.(like cetyl alcohol and proplyene glycol) I realized even though my old product had only .03% I was using 10 items a day with that ingredient in it!!! I can only imagine how much I was absorbing in my skin with ALL of those products. So, I cut it down to maybe 2 a day. It's amazing what we use and take for granted...shampoo, conditioner, body lotion. I BET if you look at those in your bathroom you'll find Propylene Glycol in them!
BUT, this isn't what this post is about!
I LOVE this deodorant. I feel fresh, clean and love the scent! Most of all, no nasty chemicals!
Also, for the first time she made me a custom perfume oil!
SO PERFECT! I have tried several products like this through various shops on Etsy...I have to admit, after leaving all positive feedback, when using them for several days they weren't that great. They didn't last more then an hour or so or the scents were kinda funky. I have to confess, BATHLIFE perfume oils LAST really well on me and still isn't overpowering when I first apply it. I also love that it has a TRUE smelling scent. Some perfumes have that weird "synthetic" smell to them. Especially the fruity ones that I have purchased. This one REALLY smells like fresh strawberries and vanilla verses some weird children's scratch and sniff book.
I highly recommend you check out her shop!
Always the best customer service, quick shipping, secure packaging...I am totally a return buyer!
Everyone here knows I LOVE her Body Butter! I have my Mom using it and she LOVES it!!!
I like how I also get to try different soap samples that she adds in my purchase!
Well, don't take my word for it!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

SHOP OF THE WEEK: Geek Details

Alright people.
Anyone with a sense of humor is going to LOVE what I am about to share with you!
Just to let you know, I was cracking up and REALLY did have to go pee.
...*thinking maybe that was WAY t.m.i.*....
Anyway, let me introduce you to Geek Details.
The creative creator of Geek Details is a woman named Amanda. Here's a little snippet from her profile:

"What is the Geek Details brand? We're a little bit of everything really. The store includes housewares, art, pinback buttons and more and every item is handmade by me.
While there's a hodgepodge of items in the store, everything I carry is something I would use in my own daily life..."

I have always been a sucker for anyone or thing that can make me laugh!
Humor is SO IMPORTANT to me!

What first caught my eye was this water glass. It appears to be a glass you might find in the kitchen for a cool hydrating beverage...however, on closer inspection it reads..."WATER...Like from the toilet"
Um, I don't know about you, but I wasn't expecting that!!!!!
It's FUNNY!!!!
I then KNEW I HAD to see what else was in her shop!
I have never been much of a computer person but I seem to find myself surrounded by computer people. Which I admit to being very fortunate since it wasn't long ago I barely knew how to turn my old PC on! Seriously, 10 years ago when I got my old pc I really didn't know how to turn it on! ...but I digress....
I had friends and relatives that would be on the computer for HOURS at a time....10+ usually playing video games!!!!
So, when I saw this button, I laughed!
Now, I KNOW one of you out there knows SOMEONE that you can think of this button for!!!!
"I logged out for this"

For all of you Alice in Wonderland fans check this out!
"Drink Me Decanter and Cordials Set"

What a cool gift would this make!!!!!
My FAVORITE BUTTON, and trust me there were A LOT of hilarious ones to choose from:
"Silence is Golden ... Duct Tape is Silver"

Even now it makes me LAUGH!
So, I'm a bit warped...
C'mon, you know YOU LAUGHED TOO!!!!
I highly recommend that you all check out her shop!
She has A LOT of really unique and cool items.
Also, swing by her blog
I SWEAR I saw a post about a NINJA UMBRELLA!

*all photos courtesy of Geek Details

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Bling! Bling!

I thought I'd share a little Bling from my shop since it's easy to think all I make is white and ivory flowers!

Buy Handmade

...ok....there ARE some in there!!!!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Let It Flow Treasury: Etsy Twitter Team

This is my latest Treasury featuring my Etsy Twitter Teammates!
Let It Flow
This Treasury Expires Saturday July 25th at 1:48 am.
Please check it out!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Billowy Organza

I am really excited about these new flowers I just made for a client for her Bridesmaids!
I used TONS of layers of hand cut Organza to create these!
She wanted something petite so I made these between 2.5-3 inches wide.
I just get SO excited because like everyone else, I am learning as I go! I have never had an formal training at all so it's all about trial and error!
...plenty of errors!
Here are a few that I attached on bobbi pins.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

MYSTICAL and MAGIC Treasury: Etsy Twitter Team

I was feeling inspired hearing that the new Harry Potter movie came out!
I haven't seen it and knowing me I probably won't until it comes out on DVD! So typical me! I'm not one to go to the movies alone...LOL
Anyway, here is my latest treasury inspired by both the movie and my Etsy Twitter Teammates!
Please check it out!
Mystical and Magic Treasury
Treasury Expires Tuesday 12:47 a.m. July 21st

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I have been wanting to update my blog colors for a while! I still LOVE my old theme of the rich crimson tones but it just no longer went with my more wedding oriented image.
Since I am not too savvy with the HTML action I just used the basic colors offered on this site. I hope to personalize the blog images even more later.
All my packaging revolves around pretty pinks so it was needing to change to something softer and more feminine. I still like the more muted tones but didn't know how to add them if they weren't already a pre selected color choice.

On another note...
I found some AMAZING vintage millinery velvet leaves and branches that I will be using in upcoming pieces. It's so cool seeing the original tags on them made in Germany and Japan! I think like 30's 40's old! They are in perfect condition. Pretty expensive but I LOVE them!

I've been wanting to post images from the last week...I went with my Family to the Japanese Obon festival last weekend on Sunday. I took pictures of my Sister that took part in the dancing at the end of the day.
I'm off to work some more!

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Yummy Salads!

I have always LOVED salads but since I realized I am allergic to soy (I know, what a tragedy that a Japanese person is allergic to soy!) and soy oil is the basic ingredient in 90% of the pre-made salad dressings on the market! Seriously, if you don't believe me, next time you go to the grocery store take a look down the entire isle...I bet you'll be surprised!
Yeah, yeah, you tell me to just make my own...but I got lazy! To top it off, I'm also allergic to sulfites and there goes vinegar based dressings like the classic oil and balsamic! (Although I do sometimes sneak in some dressings with vinegar in them without any real reaction)
So, I found this Spicy Peanut Dressing at Trader Joe's (my favorite store next to Wholefoods but better for my budget) And boy does it have a ZING! I do LOVE spicy and it actually IS a bit spicy!!! Trying to incorporate more omegas in my diet I REintroduced avocados and olives into my salads! Oh, and I know beets are high in sugar but they are SO YUMMY! I also added cauliflower, green bell peppers and my favorite red cabbage which is very very good for your health!
If you like peanut dressing you should definitely try a bottle of this!

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Cranberry and Chartreuse Treasury: Etsy Twitter Teammates

After staying up till 3:00 a.m. and getting an "error" message from Etsy when I was trying to get a Treasury...I was SO IRRITATED because I missed it!
I FINALLY snagged one this afternoon!
I just LOVE the selected pieces and this color palette!
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!
Show casing many of my talented Etsy Twitter Teammates!!!!

Cranberry and Chartreuse Treasury
Treasury Expires Sunday July 12th at 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm BACK!!!!

I have been off line for the last 3 days and I thought I was going to have a heart attack!
That's a bit mellow dramatic but I was having MAJOR anxiety!
Apparently, the wire from the house to the electric poll across the street outside had worn through and ripped so I was no longer receiving any internet connection! It took 3 days to get the cable company to get it fixed! Ah, at least it is all fixed now and I am back up and running!
THANK YOU EVERYONE for your patience and I am REALLY SORRY for the delayed responses getting back to all of you!!!!
All your packages will be in the mail tomorrow!!!!!

Back to playing catch up!
I'll have a better post tomorrow!!!!
Bye For now!

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

I LOVE BEING A GIRL Treasury: Etsy Twitter Team

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July and ate a lot of yummy food and spent time with family!
I've been trying to get another Treasury and after missing the first one I waited until 2:00 in the morning and FINALLY snatched another one!
Woo Hoo!
I just LOVE Pink...denied my deep rooted Japanese thing for Pink all these years!
So, here's my new Treasury doting on both Cute and Pink!

Treasury expires Tuesday July 7th at 3:45 p.m.

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