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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Few Items...

It's that time again. The time where I peruse the team's shops and see what catches my eye. 

I just saw something about how to make macarons. Apparently, they're tasty, but they're such a bother. Why not have a few felt ones for inspiration?

Felt French Macarons (play food)
Felt French Macarons by That Girl 99

And while you're in the kitchen (baking...yeah, right...) you need a decent apron. And one for the kiddo in your life...

Mommy and Me Retro Apron Set - Mother Daughter Vintage Inspired Damask aprons with Red Ties - Women and Children's Aprons
Mommy and Me Retro Apron Set by Debz Doodlez

I don't know if I'd use this serving bowl for actual food. Maybe just to add to the decor. Isn't it pretty?

Orange 7" porcelain serving bowl
Orange 7" Porcelain Serving Bowl by Kiln House Pottery

Or maybe just a small dish...

Gold Leaf Dish
Gold Leaf Dish by Oh Leander

As long as you're decorating, you might as well give Fido a makeover, too...

Cute Leather Dog Collar, "The Lasso", Custom Leather Dog Collar, Leather Collar for dogs, Studded Leather Collar, Unique Dog Collar
Leather Dog Collar by Kin Collars

And show off your your house...

Portrait of Your House Custom painting cottage Gift
Portrait of Your House Custom Painting by J Beaudet Studios

Then the other wall will need some dressing up, too...

Large Original Abstract Acrylic Painting "Sound" 41"x30.25" canvas, wall decor, abstract decor, original art, oxidized yellow, black, white
Large Original Abstract Acrylic Painting by Sol Create Studios

All captions link back to the items and the shops where they were found. Make sure to visit, and let them know I sent you.
Are you itching to do some baking? Or some decorating?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

N Case You Were Wondering...

If you have a blog, you've heard of the A to Z Challenge. For the rest of you, the idea is to blog for 26 days in April (Sundays off) using each letter of the alphabet.

I don't have the wherewithal to do that here, but I thought we could make use of the theme. Today, the 16th is the N day. And here are some lovely N items from our team...

Noggins by The Crafty Nana

Chrysoprase Pendant Necklace, Rosary Style, Gold, Mint Green, Black, Statement Necklace, Large Pendant
Necklace, Chrysoprase Pendant by Bella Beads Originals

Nautical Journal, Vintage Sailing Ship in Victorian Frame, Wire Bound Notebook - 5.625" X 8.625"
Nautical Notebook by Joy Merryman Store

Nursery Rhyme Art Print Row Row Row Your Boat Typography Nursery Print Nursery Wall Art Nursery Decor Baby Shower Gift Lullaby Print
Nursery Rhyme Art Print by Coco & James

Stationary Note Cards Handmade Set - 8 Cards Blank Inside - 8 Envelopes - Illustration Hummingbird - Sketch Drawing - Acid Free Paper Goods
Notecards by GOrsini Art

Knitting Needle Organizing Bag Large Combination Straight Circular Crochet Double Points Damask
Needle Organizer by The Needle Palace

Necklace Hand Painted Bead, Beaded Jewelry, Turquoise Necklace, Wood Necklace, Chunky Necklace, Copper, Jewelry for Women, Handmade Jewelry
Necklace Hand Painted Bead by Bobbles By Carol

Butterfly Necklace, Pendant Necklace, Minimalist Necklace, Swarovski Crystals, Women's Jewelry, Charm Necklace, Butterfly Jewelry
Necklace, Butterfly by Bobbles By Carol

And a special thanks to Allie from Allie's Adornments for compiling several of these items for us. (There wouldn't have been much of a post without her.)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Share the Pretty Pictures

It's the of-the-moment social networking site for all the kids. Or, at least it was 5 minutes ago. Hard to keep up with the kids.

Instagram Logo

Instagram is a photo-sharing phone app. It's kind of like Twitter, but for pictures. You snap a shot from your phone, add on a filter, and put it out there for your followers. You can tag, hashtag, comment on, and like photos. Your followers can do the same with the photos you've shared.

It seems like at the beginning I heard people shared pictures of their food. Now, you can find people sharing all sorts of lovely pictures. 

For Etsy shops, it's a great way to show off our wares as well as our process. Etsy just did a blog post on this very topic...

Are you on Instagram? (Let us know so we can follow you.) Do you have any tips to share?

Previous posts on social media:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Give Me a B...

If you have a blog, you've heard of the A to Z Challenge. For the rest of you, the idea is to blog for 26 days in April (Sundays off) using each letter of the alphabet.

I don't have the wherewithal to do that here, but I thought we could make use of the theme. Today, the 2nd is the B day. And here are some lovely B items from our team...

From cserpent Designs:
Big, bold, baby blue balls for your ears! Lightweight earrings since the beads are hollow, blown glass. Wonderful for your spring and summer wardrobes!
Baby Blue Swirls Hollow Glass Sterling Silver Earrings
Baby Blue Swirls

And some other B items...

Hand Knit Baby Booties / Infant Girl Shoes - Denim Mary Jane - Made to Order
Blue Baby Booties by ohmay designs

Ocean Waves Ombre Painted Wood Nightstand. Mini Dresser. Blue. Gray. Beach House. Furniture.
Blue Beach House Furniture by Pink Pianos

1800s French BUTTONS, 4 Victorian birds with blue tint, unused.
Blue Bird Buttons by Olde Tyme Notions

From Jeanine Designs:
Just listed this and I want to do at least one of these for Mother's Day. I hope you will like and share! Thank you!

Mothers Day Portrait Custom Hand Drawn Ink B&W Portrait, 123 cc tenx tt Steam jgt ocean
And one last image...

Indigo Butterfly, digital download
Indigo Butterfly, digital download by Crystal Mist Cottages

Make sure to check all these lovely Bs out...