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Friday, January 27, 2012

National Chocolate Cake Day!

Post by Emily Reiter of Anna Delores Photography in Los Angeles!

I'm going to write about something in the same vein as our last post from Melissa about National Pie Day in the U.K. -- today is National Chocolate Cake Day!  I can't think of a better holiday, can you?  To celebrate, here is some chocolate + cake LOVE from our CCCOE team!  Enjoy (YUM).

Felt chocolate treats from Felted Chicken in Los Angeles!

Chocolate cake necklace with a tiny fork charm by Roscata!

"Eat Me" original painting by Freckled Pancakes

Westie Dog vintage silhouette with chocolate cake recipe by Scratch and Sniff!

Chocolate cupcake earrings from Love Your Bling!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy National Pie Day in the UK

Contributed by Melissa Kojima Artist in LA LA Land

I think a lot of Americans are hoping to get in on this UK holiday where they celebrate the heritage of pie.  There are all kinds of contests for the best pies and lots of pubs make special pies for this day, January 23.  Below are some delicious looking pies to help you celebrate this day.  All of them are created by the talented Californian Etsians.

A Spooky Happy Birthday to Mr. Edgar Allen Poe

Contributed by Melissa Kojima Artist in LA LA Land

Yes, in 1809 on January, Edgar Allan Poe was born.  He was one of the Victorian Era's best horror writers, although not appreciated during his time.  His work is still an inspiration today and he's associated with ravens, the macabre and all things wonderfully spooky.  You can find many wonderful Etsy items to help you celebrate the master of blood and mystery, including the ones below from the California Etsians.

Happy Chinese New Year

Contributed by Melissa Kojima Artist in LA LA Land

Today is the celebration of the Chinese New Year.  So HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  This year is the year of the dragon.  It is suppose to be a lucky and magical year.  Below are some Chinese New Years dragons created by Californian Etsians.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Style Trend: Heart of Gold

When I think of iconic symbols for Valentine's Day, the heart is probably one of the most automatic things that comes to mind. This timeless, classic symbol of love works perfectly as an accessory, and can run the gamut from sweet to funky, as evidenced by these celebrities:
*Photos via Google Images*
Take a peek at these pretty heart-shaped pieces, all made by CCCOE members:
For more general bloggy girly-girl goodness, visit me at: PuppyLovePreschool "Land of Little, Lovely Delightfullish Things"

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Handmade Valentines c/o CCCOE

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that sneaks up on us while we're recovering from Christmas and New Year's -- it manages to surprise me every year!  Etsy, on the other hand, has wasted no time in making sure we're all well-aware of the next opportunity to celebrate with handmade goodies!

Hearts abound on Etsy's front page, gift guides, and shopping trends, and CCCOE sellers are no exception.  Take a look at some of the great giftable treats that our fellow team members are offering for Cupid's birthday!

Gorgeous V-Day accessories from Sadie Bloom Designs

Valentine's gift tags from Shanna Michele Designs

Valentine's Day cupcake toppers -- too cute!  By Earth Cookie Creations
Say it in French!  Vintage-style necklace by 2dy4

The sweetest Valentine's totes from stitchuation!

Lovely letterpress from kikdesign in Los Angeles

Twitterpated photo print by JPG Photography

What about SALES?  Yeah, we got those too.  Score some sweet V-Day deals for yourself or your beloved at the following CCCOE shops running promotions RIGHT NOW!

Do you have a Valentine's Day sale going on in your shop?  Share it with us!  XOXO from Emily Reiter, owner of Anna Delores Photography.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy Rock 'n' Roll Day!

January 8 marks the birthday of the King, Elvis Presley, and also notably, the Thin White Duke, David Bowie. In honor of these rock and roll royalty, here are a few rock-inspired items from our CCCOE team.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Orange You Glad It's January

Orange is my favorite color. And what could be brighter to warm up a winter's day (although, with the way the weather's been lately, I wonder if we really need to warm this winter up any more).

Lets start with some wearables, i.e. hats and scarves. The Newsboy Cap from Bella Starr Hats would top off an outfit nicely. And the super chunky scarf from BunnyBear Designs would be perfect for a chilly day (maybe in February?). The handpainted silk scarf from Muse Silk Paintings would work perfectly in this weather, though.
Next I found earrings. There were so many wonderful orange choices! It was hard to limit it to three (maybe I should just do an orange earrings post?). These by NansGlam, pila12903, and Beach Girl Beads are the perfect pop of color for a sunny shiny day.

I'm always looking for good tote bags, and here are some with pops of orange by Nasila's Knits, Nani Originals, and LeahsHeart.

Finally, I stumbled across some pottery as well as a little dinosaur (from Drella Jones, zebest pottery, and Primitive Pots).
So much orange. So little time.

What's your favorite color? 

This post contributed by Liz of Zizi Rho Designs, who is actually enjoying the unseasonably warm temps and really needs to expand her wardrobe beyond orange.