Hello everyone! Welcome to this week's collection of goodies for when the weather is cold! I hope you're having a wonderful day and that it has finally begun to cool off for you. It sure took long enough this year! One thing is for certain this time of year....we don't like to be cold or the lovely problems that can come along with it (chapped skin, etc). Get ready to get some ideas for coping with the cold.
Item #1 is from JunebugSoapCo
One thing I really hate about wintertime is how chapped my skin gets. It's like not matter what I do, it stays that way. It's rough, cracked, and red--plus it hurts. This lotion looks like it would help my hands heal and feel better during the winter. This lotion is made from a combination of oils--avocado, coconut, sweet almond--beeswax, and vitamin E. All of the ingredients contain items essential for skin health. If you don't like scented lotions, you can get this unscented, but there are a variety of yummy smelling essential oils you can add. You also get a choice as to what type of container your lotion comes in--glass or plastic. I'm loving the idea of a glass container, but the plastic might be better if you have small children. Definitely putting this on my Christmas list!
Item #2 is from SummervilleNaturals
Not only does my skin chap in the winter, but my lips also get really dry and cracked. Don't get me wrong, I like wintertime (especially since my allergies tend to be a lot better), but I could do without the skin issues. I'm sure you all can relate. I saw the "flavor" of this chap stick and thought it really would smell amazing! It's also an eco-friendly product, and you all know how I am about eco-friendly stuff ;) The chap stick is made from organic beeswax, organic Shea butter, organic coconut oil, metallic green mica powder, and essential oils of lemongrass, lime and citronella. MMMmm. Maybe this will be the solution to all my chap sticks around the house!
Item #3 is from sarahwelchpottery
We all know one way to get warm is to grab a mug of coffee, hot chocolate, or tea. Sometimes, though, you really just need the perfect cup ;) This is eco-friendly alternative to paper and styrofoam cups....just wash and reuse! I am totally loving the color of the mug itself. It kind of reminds me of tarnished silver a little (in a good way). It is a shiny, metallic black and bronze with lovely silver accents. Another awesome thing--they're dishwasher and microwave safe and the lid is BPA-free!! What more could you ask for in a mug?
Item #4 is from PavoniaConfections
Hot chocolate is definitely something you think about drinking when it's chilly out! You can warm your hands and tummy at the same time. Sometimes, just holding the warm cup in my hands helps the most (well....the chocolate aroma does too). I'm totally loving the packaging of this 'drinking chocolate'! It reminds me of a chalkboard. There are four types of chocolate you can choose from --peppermint, mocha, super dark, and classic--and they're all what the maker considers double chocolate, which means there are both cocoa powder and chocolate shavings in the mix! I think I'll go make me a mug of hot coco come to think of it...got a hankering (if you don't speak southern, that means "craving").
Item #5 is from HillScarves
Blanket scarves are definitely trending these days. They're like another take on the infinity scarf except you can wrap yourself up in one of these if you want to! I'm really liking the color combination in this one. It's very fall-ish and a perfect accessory!
Item #6 is from LivAndLucys
Boot cuffs are always a good idea if you want to keep the cold out from your boots. You never want to have a draft down the boot leg. You're usually already cold enough, much less add a draft, right? These will keep you legs nice and cozy. They're a nice feminine detail as well. The neutral tone will go great with any outfit and add some nice visual interest!
Item #7 is from
I saw this and thought it was a really neat take on what we normally think of as a winter hat. This is more like a bucket hat but one that is for winter! I don't always like to have a hat tight around my head, and this would be a great alternative to that! I really wish I'd found this before we went on out trip to Europe!
That is all I have for you this week my lovelies, I may be more sporadic with posting in the coming weeks since it's the holidays, and there will be lots of family gatherings and lots of overtime at work. Fear not, though! I will return to a more regular schedule soon after the new year. Please leave me a comment below about what you would like to see more of on the blog and I will do my best to make it happen! Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!!!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! How are you?? I hope you are all doing well and are ready for some neat hair accessories. I thought this would be a good topic for this week primarily because I've been thinking about attempting to do something with my hair. I don't know who it will go considering the salon that did my hair for the wedding was having issues with it's weight.. I knew it was thick, but not how heavy it was! Anyway, I hope you enjoy and get some ideas for yourself as well!
Item #1 is from LovelyLittlesandCo
Normally, I have a terrible time getting anything to stay in my hair, but I think that this clip would actually stay in and not easily slide out. It's something different that the clips I grew up with and it's actually stylish. It's very simple and minimalistic--a perfect combination. You should also check out the maker's store for more stylish clips ;)
Item #2 is from uniquefeathers
I'll go ahead and say this...I normally am not a feather person, but I think that having a small strand like this in your hair might be sort of neat. I'm all for neat and interesting! I could see wearing this on the weekend during a night out or a day trip. I'm totally in love with the colors of this one! You've got a beautiful purple, green, teal, brown, and black. The extensions are 7-10 inches in length but you can get them longer by selecting an upgrade. These are DIY extensions, so do know what you're doing with your hair or at least be pretty confident in your skills--I unfortunately am not good in doing anything with my hair :(
Item #3 is from Kapelika
You know, sometimes you want to cover up that ugly hair elastic with something pretty. This will do the trick! You've got a choice of several different finishes: brass, copper, rustic copper, or German silver. I feel like this will make any low pony look more polished and can work for day or night!
Item #4 is from CireAlexandria
I saw this and thought it was a pretty interesting piece. It's simple, modern, and very minimalistic. You can use it to put your hair up in a number of ways--you pick! Each pin is hand hammered, stamped, and cut, so each piece is unique. The maker does have a link to a video to show how to make this beauty work in your hair in case you're like me and hair-do challenged!
Item #5 is from TheLittleLab
My favorite thing about this piece is how natural and rustic it looks! The color is considered to be oxidized copper. It is great for short and long hair (definite plus) and holds hair securely. This looks like it would be easy to use for hair-do challenged people as well as those who are pros! Each piece is shaped by hand and the sharp edges have been sanded off.
Item #6 is from GoldAmour
I may have featured these before in a bee-themed post, but I really don't remember, so I'm going to feature them again. They're just too elegant not to share again! We all could use some detailed bobby pins right? I thought so ;) You can get these in silver, but I'll have to admit I'm totally digging the bronze ones! These would be perfect for absolutely any occasion--casual, formal, business--you're covered.
Item #7 is from TopKnotChicago
Last but not least, there are these awesome hair ties. I really love this kind because they do not leave that dreaded crease line where it was. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then you are either (1) a guy or (2) have short hair. These come in so many prints and colors that you can't get in the regular everyday hair ties. These are a definite must for most women, and you cannot go wrong without them!
That's all I have for you today my lovelies! I hope you've gotten some ideas for different things you can wear in your hair. I know sometimes managing your mane is a challenge in itself. See ya next week! Oh! make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.