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Friday, May 22, 2015

Days of Summer

Memorial Day Weekend. The unofficial start of summer. So, what better way to celebrate our three-day weekend and lazy, warm days ahead than to ask our team members about their favorite summer memories...

annie k designs says:
The two-week family vacation. Most families flew but we drove. We live in such a great country and I am lucky to have seen a great deal of it! North Dakota to Texas; Nebraska to North Carolina, Washington DC. I think those vacations fed my wanderlust.  
When going on vacation, you need a travel laundry bag.
Turquoise Hibiscus Travel Laundry Bag, Tropical Vacation Bag, Whatever Zippered Bag, Ready to Ship, Handmade by AnnieKDesigns
Turquoise Hibiscus Travel Laundry Bag

ohmay says:
summer, sun and fun....aloha...
Instant Download PDF Knit Flower Pattern - Hibiscus
Instant Download PDF Knit Flower Pattern - Hibiscus

Nans Glam says:
When I was young my parents would take me to the tide pools along the California coastline. I would see so many wonderful sea creatures including one of my favorites; abalones. I loved how the shells mimicked the ocean's colors and waves.
Abalone Statement Necklace, Multi Strand, Ribbon Necklace, Summer Necklace, OOAK
Abalone Statement Necklace

Bobbles By Carol says:
I have many memories of family BBQ's in back yards playing croquet. Trips to the beach, which many were spent at the bay, that way our parents could let us 5 girls go in the water without the waves... Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Grandparents too...
Patriotic Bracelet, Polymer Clay Bracelet, Red White and Blue Beaded Bracelet, Handmade, Polymer Clay Jewelry, Patriotic Jewelry
Patriotic Bracelet

The Crafty Nana says:
Playing baseball in the street in the evening and the address numbers on the sidewalk were our bases...
Sun Hat, Red, White, and Blue, Toddler, Handmade
Sun Hat

And I (Zizi Rho Designs) say:
As a kid, I loved summers as that's when I could raid the library, check out 30 books, and just sit and read. And read. And read.
Knitted Beach or Pool Sandals (for Bare Feet)
Knitted Beach or Pool Sandals (for Bare Feet)
What are you looking forward to this summer?

Friday, May 15, 2015

If This...

Keeping all your social media channels up to date can be a challenge. Turns out there is a tool to make things easier. There is a way to sync all your social media platforms...


It's called ifttt and that stands for "if this, then that". From this formula you can create "recipes". It's useful for things like "if I change my profile picture on Facebook, then my profile picture on Twitter also changes"

For a while now, I've wanted to send a link for these posts to my Facebook page. (I write the posts in advance and schedule them to go live at a later date.) Sure, I can wait until I get online (hours later) to do it, but what's the fun in that? I looked and looked for a way to do it, but to no avail. 

Once I had an ifttt account, it took me two minutes to set it up. And I'm probably overestimating how long it took. 

At the moment, this is the coolest thing ever. 

And they have Etsy recipes:

Don't see what you need? You can create your own recipe.

Do you use ifttt? Any good tips for us? Ever heard of it before?

Friday, May 8, 2015


May has to be the geekiest month. We have Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you...) at one end and Towel Day at the other. It's time to celebrate our inner nerd.

We've got the wonderful world of Harry Potter...

iPhone Case Felted Wool Wristlet (to fit IPhone, Droid Razr, etc. )  Harry P. Case - Made to order
iPhone Case Felted Wool Wristlet by ohmay

And The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. (This is where Towel Day comes from. Arthur Dent is told that when one is hitchhiking throughout the galaxy, one should always have one's own towel. On May 25th, those of us in the know bring towels out with us.)

Hollow Book Safe - The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Leather Bound
Hollow Book Safe by Hollow Books by Refined Pallet

And what's geekier that a comic book? Don't you want to have a geek-tastic wedding?

Comic Book Table Numbers Wedding Decor Single Sample Custom Your Text Place Setting Card Geek Offbeat
Comic Book Table Numbers Wedding Decor by Shanna Michele Designs

And we can't forget a nod to Doctor Who. And his TARDIS.

Personalized Keychain Doctor Who Small Leather
Doctor Who Personalized Keychain by Tresijas

The '80s have their own geeky flavor.

Set of two 80's Style Broochs
Set of two 80's Style Brooches by This and That Crafter

And who can forget that The Dude abides...

Big Lebowski Dream, Latch-hook rug, The Dude abides. Limited edition.
Big Lebowski Dream Latch-hook Rug by Olde Tyme Notions

Have a geeky May.