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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Hello, hello, everyone! How is it going? can you believe we're already into the second week of November?? This year is passing by so quickly. Today, I thought I'd do a post about some of my favorite items for a beautiful Thanksgiving table scape. Make it pretty! Don't just go with the paper plates--they're definitely the best options for left overs and little ones though! How you decorate your table is going to be memory that your guests and children remember for pretty much the rest of their lives (primarily the children) and shows them how to prepare as well. I've decided to do a jewel-toned theme for this post, but there are so many more styles out there that you can emulate! Enjoy!
Item #1 is from TeaMoDecor
I really love how simple and elegant this dish is! The crisp white color of the dish really makes the writing and the drawing pop. I honestly like this much better than ones that have the turkeys all over them...hahaha. Actually, I don't even like to eat turkey...it just tastes a bit too "birdy." Maybe I just haven't had it cooked the right way. With this dish it easily reminds your to be thankful...I could even see this being used as a everyday dish because we really need to be thankful every day and not only on Thanksgiving. You can grab this plate in one of two sizes--10 inches or 12 inches. I'd probably go with the smaller size just to try to avoid the after lunch/dinner coma.
Item #2 is from JemmaHomeDecor
I'm absolutely loving this table cloth! It's so colorful! (plus, it's fall colors at that!) The fabric is block-printed with traditional Indian floral motifs and a colorful border. I've always thought it would be fun to do block printing, but I never seem to have enough time to do it! This would be a great way to add some color to your kitchen or other eating area in addition to making your dishes pop! You do have a choice of two sizes--59x98 inches and 59x138 inches--to accommodate differences in table sizes.
Item #3 is from SandSnowLinen
Since I'm trying to create tablescape out of the items today, I looked and looked and looked for the perfect green placemats...I'm not even kidding you; it took three days! I had to hold out hope that the perfect green existed on Etsy (can you tell I'm OCD?). This listing is for a placemat and a napkin that are made from linen. Linen itself is a very breathable fabric and dries fairly quickly. It will also give you a sense of simplicity as it is a very natural, organic material.
Item #4 is from Sur La Table
I looked around on etsy, but could not find what I was looking for in goblets, so I had to branch out and check some of my other favorite stores. These goblets look like they are antique, but they actually aren't and don't come with the antique price tag (if you've ever been dragged around by your mom and grandmother, you know the prices I'm talking about!) For $60, you can get a set of 4 of these lovely glasses. (Antique would run you around $30 PER glass). I wanted to find amber-colored glasses because I thought that they would provide a nice contrast to the table cloth and place mats. I really like the detail on them too ;)
Item #5 is from UnconventionalJ
I know most people don't do place card holders, but I thought, "why not?" These were just too cute not to think about putting on a Thanksgiving table. Yes, I know they aren't turkeys but I think they would do just fine. This one looks so proud of itself! I think the option for the wire holder would be the best instead of the slit--you can probably see the card better if it's up higher.
Item #6 is from HeartSetOnPilgrimage
I;ll have to say that my favorite part of thanksgiving (outside mashed potatoes) is dessert. I really try to eat healthy, but I do have a sweet tooth (at home in the evening, you can find me with a bag of candy corn or jelly beans). I love me some pecan pie! These forks would be a very neat detail to add to your Thanksgiving mix. These pieces of silverware are repurposed and are living their new life as gorgeous pie forks.
Item #7 is from WhiskeyWicks
For Thanksgiving you definitely want to have the smell of Fall around, so this candle would be perfect! I love the wood wick--it's a neat idea. It crackles too, so you can imagine yourself around the campfire. Soy candles are something that I definitely recommend because they don't put out a huge amount of soot from the wick burning. When I was younger, my dad put a candle that was not soy wax right next to the wall, and soot was all up above where the soot was coming off---it was a MESS. Another great thing about soy wax is that the candle burns longer. Anyone else hate it when a yummy candle doesn't last? Grab a soy one!
Item #8 is from QueenBeeWreath
I think that this flower arrangement would look really pretty on a Thanksgiving table...especially with the table cloth above. The container is really rustic, cute, and really makes the color of the bittersweet branches pop. I think this one actually sold before I could get this posted, but the florist has other unique items available for your consideration.
Item #9 is from Londongardentrading
Geometric everything is in these days, and, really, who cannot not love these neat votive holders??! I feel like they have a very unique, rustic, modern vibe all at the same time. Is that even a thing?? If not, I'm making it one! I'm in love with the dark copper/bronze color, too. It's a gorgeous combo. These are really made for tealights, since an actual votive will not fit. One of the glass panels has been left out for easy insertion and removal. These will be a great addition to your home decor because you can use them all year round and for a variety of occasions!
Item #10 is from RocksmithConcrete
If you like to drink a little vino with your meal, you obviously need some way to keep it cold, right? This concrete chiller is perfect for that! (Seriously, my fiance bought one, and it does work!). I've had a thing for all things concrete here lately. I think it's the texture (both visual and tactile) that initially draws me to it. You've got to admit these are pretty. You do get a choice as to the color (white, natural, or light gray), but I really love the natural concrete color. This will be great for wine drinkers and non-drinkers alike as you can put a bottle of your favorite wine, cider, or sparkling juice inside and chill it to the perfect temperature.
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed this Thanksgiving tablescape round-up. I know there are a lot of styles out there as well as traditions, so decorate base on those things! Make it special and memorable, and I'm sure you will be pleased and remember this Thanksgiving for years to come! 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 everything is going well and that the week is treating you ok! This week, I though it would be an interesting idea to look into items with fringe. This trend has been very "in" now for a few years, but I've never really delved into it...maybe it's because I have a cat, and those two things don't mix (you're just asking to be a scratch post or have something scratched to bits). I still don't own anything with fringe but I thought I'd give it a go for you all :) Enjoy!
Item #1 is from BWayUA
Do you ever need to carry something for a night out but need it to be smaller than a purse but larger than a wristlet? Me, too...lots of times (although I do tend to just take my debit card and ID and put it in the fiance's wallet a lot as well). I could see this being an awesome gift for bridesmaids, birthdays, or Christmas. If a lady carries a purse she needs one of these, so her significant other doesn't make her carry all of his/her stuff too. I love the color combination with the denim and the two browns of the leather. The tassels add a little bit of a pop to the fringe already on the bag. You can also turn this into a crossbody, but I'm really liking the idea of a clutch. Seems more trendy to me or maybe the start of a trend.
Item #2 is from SeaSaltShop
Aren't these cute earrings? They're baby tassels and more of a fringe than the really long ones! The original ones that I was going to feature sold before I was writing this post, so I had to find a different pair to feature. The baby tassels hang from a hammered drop and the traditional ear wire. You can get these in one of three colors (one of which is the one I was going to feature)--black, red, or off white. In all, they are about 2.5 inches long, so I wouldn't wear a really detailed necklace or a statement piece with them--try a more minimal look!
Item #3 is from BOHOLINEN
Who doesn't love a cozy blanket? I probably have too many, but is there really ever such a thing as too many blankets? I think not! This is a lightweight but heavy duty blanket made from Turkish cotton. It's not a small blanket either--80 inches x 99 inches!! You can use this for anything--bed spread, picnic blanket, beach blanket, whatever you can think of! Remember...you can never have enough blankets, and it's always good to change it up every now and again!
Item #4 is from HippieMassa
Kimonos have been very trendy during the last few years, and it looks like they are here to stay for a while. While I personally cannot wear anything with long fringe like this (I have a kitty), I do think this is really pretty. My cat would think it was a toy and scratch my legs to pieces! It looks like a dusty rose color and the print on it looks like it has a velvety texture. It's be great for a slightly cool fall night out with your favorite person or group of friends.
Item #5 is from BooandBooFactory
I'm absolutely loving the color of these earrings! The color combination is so pretty! And that pop of turquoise!! You've got primarily warm, analogous colors with a beautiful cool color to balance it out. This set is made entirely out of leather that has been cut to form the fringe and the shapes in the photo above. You do have a choice as far as the color of the ear wires--silver toned, gold, or bronze toned. These would look great with a solid colored dress or top of the same or of a contrasting color. I would not suggest wearing a lot of other jewelry with these because you really want the earrings to make a statement in addition to not making your outfit look like there is way too much going on. I'm adding these to my wish list, and I think you should do the same!
Item #6 is from 1920sDresses
I wish wearing these dresses everyday was in. They look SO fun! Alas, they are not and again my cat. I could see wearing this to a Halloween party or out to a night club though (maybe I could get out of the house before the cat attacks??). This much fringe conveys so much texture and movement. Even if it isn't something you would wear, you have to appreciate the different aspects of the dress itself. I like the slight v-neckline of it too--probably moreso than I would a scoop neck.
Item #7 is from taneesijewelry
Is this not an amazing necklace?!? It'd look like you were an Egyptian goddess if you wore this. It'd be an excellent statement piece to rock on a night out. I feel like it would make you look like a fierce and powerful individual. You can get this in three colors: silver, gold, or black. I think the gold is really the most striking. You can wear it with almost anything--casual, business casual, or night out dressy! Versatility is always a great thing when picking out jewelry. This piece has a nice texture to it, and I really like how the length tapers down to the end on the sides of the necklace. Grab it and make a statement!
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies. I hope you've enjoyed this very fringey edition of weekly favorites. Heck, I may have even found a couple of things I really want enough though I do have a cat! What do you all think about the fringe trend? Is it could to last or fail within the next couple of years? Let me know! I love reading your comments :) Now head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Boo! Viewer beware, you're in for a scare! (Remember that, Goosebumps TV show fans?) Maybe I'm showing my age a little bit there. Anyway It's that time of year! Have you started getting your Halloween decor put up??!! If you haven't, you really should get moving on that one because it will be here sooner than you realize. I'll have to say that my favorite type of Halloween decor is a unique combination of steampunk, victorian, and folk art styles---I told you it was unique, didn't I? Combined, the decorations are enough to make you feel safe, but yet you have that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something creepy is afoot. Now, don't get me wrong, I do love it all! Those are just my favorites :) Get your scare on and find yourself some amazing decorations!
Item #1 is from prarieantiques
Alright. These are the most realistic fake fingers that I have ever seen. They're definitely good for adding a scare. These can be used in your wax/tart warmer because they are scented. You have many scents to choose from as well. I'd probably go with the fall or Halloween scents since having these out past Halloween might really raise some eyebrows since they do look so realistic..haha.
Item #2 is from Cre8orsTouch
This is a decoration that fits very well into my Halloween style--the Victorian, steampunk, folk art mix. A lot of the stuff I like is made from paper mache, and this marionette-styled cat is no different. Yes, a marionette...sometime those are just creepy in and of themselves (this is similar to a marionette, but without the strings). I think this one is cute, but still a bit creepy. I'm also loving the vintage/primitive look. The way this was created allows you to pose it to a certain extent, and the head rotates--perfect for making guests feel uneasy.
Item #3 is from WreathStreetFloral
When people come to the door you want something that looks pretty and also shows you're a fan of Halloween. I think this one will do the trick! This wreath is a combination of purple hydrangeas, hydrangea leaves and other greens, skulls, and skull hands on top of a grape vine wreath. At the top is a cotton crushed black ribbon. It looks very Halloween-ish to me!
Item #4 is from DearHenryDesign
If you're sending out invitations to your Halloween party, I think these would be an awesome choice! They are created to be like the toe tags you often seen in morgues--they even have a little blood stain on the corner. They are completely personalized with a cause of death and everything. If these don't start giving your guests the creeps, I don't know what will.
Item #5 is from OrangeJarArt
I have no idea where I think I've seen these before, but I'll have to say that seeing them randomly distributed would freak me out a bit. It would be awesome if they blinked! You'd definitely get some screams going, then! The eyes are crafted from polymer clay (this stuff can be difficult to work with if your do not know what you're doing, so I probably would go a little nuts fooling with the stuff) and then handpainted to look old and dirty. Check out the listing for some ways to incorporate these into your decorations.
Item #6 is from UnearthedSalvage
I saw this and originally thought it was actually intended as a piece of Halloween decor. Nope. It's a real dental model--I guess I'm in Halloween mode now. They're actually dentistry students' models from 2006. It's very neat, and actually looks vintage. Now, I'm wondering where the old molds of my teeth before braces are...hmmm.
Item #7 is from Thebatinthehat
A lot of people I've known hate these things. I've played with one, I'll admit it. They are a bit creepy especially if you've seen the movie Ouija (check that out by clicking the movie title). A lot of the stories I've heard deal with not being able to get rid of the board no matter what you did to it. You could burn it, toss it in a river, but it was always waiting for you somewhere. This candle is the lettering of the board. It's 7 inches tall and has no scent. I think it would be a nice piece to keep the guests at your party feeling uneasy.
Item #8 is from frighten
I'm going to tell you right now that I really and freaked out by nuns. No, I didn't go to Catholic school. I just watched one of The Conjuring movies. See below:
Now that I've officially scared the ever loving shit out of myself by looking at these videos, you can possibly get the benefit of scaring your friends and family. I saw the listing on Etsy and mumbled to myself, "aw hell no," because the picture is just creepy and reminded me of the movie. Get a picture like the one above and frame it...in a Victorian picture frame...that'll leave them screaming and completely creeped out.
Item # 9 is from masonjardecor
How about these awesome apothecary-inspired bottles? They're pretty neat, right? You get the labelled bottles, lids, and labels. You can actually use them to hold adult beverages or you can fill with with water and food coloring for a decorative look. Pick your poison wisely---unruly spirits, troubled waters, or embalming fluid.
Item #10 is from RaggedyRee
I've always liked hourglasses, but they always make me feel like time is running out---and that's the point for further making your guests creeped out. Also included in this listing is a clock that was once a prop. Together, the two really get the point across about time running out. Make sure to put it where you're guests will constantly see it!
Item #11 is from Lot450Shop
Here we have a red Halloween/Fall candle. It looks like a blood candle, but it's really just a blood red soy candle with a wood wick. You can get it unscented or in a spiced cider scent. What drew me to this was how deep of a red the wax was and because of the fake blood the maker put on the side--awesome idea!
Item #12 is from 3Ddreaming
To turn on the lights, you'll have to throw the switch. I really think this is a neat idea, and I've not seen them anywhere else. You can get these for single and double switches, and the base can be chosen to be white. I personally like the gray the best...it's darker and more sinister. My only issue is that I would probably be terribly lazy and just leave it up..haha (the doormat and lights around the door from last year are still there).
For those of you who want to get your DIY on, I've found some cool tutorials for you
#1 This is an underground cell that has been made from reclaimed wood. The lights make it extra creepy.
#2 Try this Candy Corn party mix...It's delish; I've made it for the last two years.
#3 Barfing Pumpkin chip tray--Blue Corn tortilla chips, guacamole, and a carved pumkin.
That's all I have for you today my spooks! I hope you've enjoyed this Horror-filled Halloween Edition of this week's favorites. I know I've gotten several ideas for decor and for DIY. Let me know if you like the DIY inclusion and your favorite Halloween items/ DIYs in the comments below :) Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists so love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! Are you ready for another fun-filled, weekly post of some awesome items? I've been seeing a lot of enamel pins throughout the last several months, and they are still very trendy and just fun in general. They are a great way to express yourself and show off some of the things you love. I figured it was about time to do a pretty long post. Hope you enjoy! (Warning: Pins may induce lots of nostalgia)
Item #1 is from ShopZoki
Sloths are one of my favorite animals! They just move so slow that it's funny. Their cuteness makes it even better. This little guy is munching on some watermelon. The pin is held on with two clutches and a double pin back to make sure the hold is secure. He would definitely brighten up your day and the day of anyone else who happens to catch a glimpse of him.
Item #2 is from HennelPaperCo
I love this pin! I actually need it because I love cats! I've always had them throughout my life--I've had way more sweet moments than jerk moments with the ones I had (actually, I don't think I've really had any jerk moments). This pin looks like it's a very happy tabby cat and has a little heart on it. It makes me want to grab CoCo and give her kisses. The pin has a butterfly closure and is about 1.25 inches at its widest point.
Item #3 is from Grimestreet
Talk about the nostalgia associated with this one! It takes me back! Does anyone else remember Rocko? Maybe I'm showing my age here...hmmm. It was a cartoon show on Nickelodeon in the 90s. It was one of my favorite shows (that I still watch if I can find it on youtube). It is double posted for a more secure hold. Make sure to get one as it will bring all Rocko fans together!
Item #4 is from sweetandlovely
I so identify with this one. I'll be the first one to tell you that I'm a strange bird. I'm a little odd--the black sheep of the family if you will. All in all I'm a weirdo, and nothing is wrong with that. ;) I like that the designer chose a heart to put the words in because it seems to me that it shows you are embracing who you are.
Item #5 is from carolyndraws
I probably love sleep a little too much! I like to sleep late and taking naps, but my naps are more like small comas. I'll sleep for 3 hours. Forget that 30 minute mess! You'll get a grumpy person if that's all I get to sleep. This pin is about 1.25 inches wide and has a butterfly clasp to hold it on. This would be great for any professional sleeper to put on their bag, jacket or hat.
Item # 6 is from AnatomicalElement
The first thing I saw when looking at this pin was the work "think" inside the brain. Haha. That's neat, and it looks like the folds, too. I always found anatomy interesting when I was in college (heads out of the gutter! I took A&P). The human body is just amazing. This pin has a rubber clutch to hold the pin in place. It would look great on a bag, lanyard, or jacket; and would be a wonderful reminder for people to "think."
Item #7 is from Enamelpinco
If you don't watch "Rick and Morty," you'll probably wonder why I'm posting this. You seriously need to watch it if you've not seen it. Its been along wait for season 3 (2 years +, I think), but I think the episodes have turned out to be worth the wait. In this particular episode, Rick turns himself into a pickle to avoid family therapy. It snowballs (the family had a dog named Snowball too) from there. This pin is double posted with deluxe locking clasps and is 1.5 inches in size.
Item #8 is from JayHyltonShop
Alright, this description contains a story and involved Game of Thrones. *Begins story....If you watch Game of Thrones, you know the theme song. Well, somehow my fiance, our roommate, and I came up with a song we sing EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. it comes on. It goes, "Wiener, wiener wiener, wiener wien chicken dinner chicken dinner (pronounce the "i" like the "i" in "ding"), and somehow we added "figgy pudding" to the mix. Don't ask how we came up with it. I'm not sure I remember it because it just sort of happened..haha. Yes, we are weirdos. I thought this pin was really appropriate for reminding us of that (and maybe now it's stuck in your head too). It's also great for those that think a chicken dinner is a winner!
Item #9 is from WeirdoWeapons
Does anyone else remember the Everlasting Gobstopper from the old Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? The one from 1971. That's the one I grew up on and could watch over and over again. I watched it so much that I could say the lines with the characters. It will always be a favorite of mine. The new one creeps the crap out of me. I don't know what it is, but it's dark the entire time; It's a no for me. Whenever Gene Wilder held up that Gobstopper, I always wished I could actually eat one. Well, you can technically eat one. Willy Wonka candies has Everlasting Gobstoppers, but to my deep disappointment, they do not resemble the treat from the movie. If it looked like the one from the movie, I might give them another try, but until then, I can do without. This pin would be a wonderful dose of nostalgia for those that really loved the old movie, and it would be a way to connect with other fans.
Item #10 is from millypins
This is another pin that takes me back! There are so many of these memory inducing pins today! Did anyone else eat the Kid's Cuinsines back int the 90s? They were so good even if the damn brownie never cooked or was hard! My favorite would have to be the chicken nuggets one, but I did eat the others (except the pizza, I never liked that one because it reminded me of the ones we had at school). I'm sure they've changed I lot since I last had one..haha.
Item #11 is from HeatherBuchanan
This reminds me of a breakfast item that I call a "toad in the hole." You may know is as an egg in a basket, egg in the hole, or cat in the hat. There are several terms for it, but not matter the terminology, we all can agree that it's an excellent dish (not just for breakfast). This dish is a piece of toast with a hole cut out of the middle and an egg cooked inside. It's a quick and easy fix, but not a hand-held treat..The yolk is supposed to be runny, and you use the bread to soak it up and literally clean the plate.
Item #12 is from KatyPillingerDesigns
Some days, alcohol is a necessity. Other days, it's just nice to drink. This would be perfect for any fan of gin or alcoholic beverages in general. This pin is an adult lemonade I guess you can say. I don't really know my liquors, I just order the pretty drinks ;)
Item #13 is from OHNORachio
Isn't this succulent pin cute? You all know I'm a huge fan of succulents. This one is no different. I don't have a story for this one---it's just cute.
Item #14 is from NostalgiaPinCo
Did anyone else's parents read them Goodnight, Moon? I remember this one being read several times when I was really young. And I did find a mouse of every page ,I believe. I'm sure you'll get a lot of nostalgic tails from fellow readers.
Item #15 is from LindseyBalbierz
Oh, how I love pancakes. They're so good! Do I prefer them over waffles? Of course! I also like all kinds..chocolate chip, banana, buckwheat, red velvet, you name it. We always get a big breakfast if we're going to be skipping lunch because it keep us full and energized until dinner time. *Insert buzz* Time for another quirk I have! I do not eat syrup or butter on my pancakes. I want to taste them, not the syrup or butter. Most people look at me like I'm crazy, but make sure to try it before bashing it ;) This pin would be awesome for any pancake lover in your life or even yourself if they're a breakfast go-to.
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed seeing all these pins! I know it really took me down memory lane, and that was so fun. I may have to grab a few of these for myself (or at least put them on my want list!) Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
p.s. Feel free to tag, like, tweet, share, or pin. <3
Hello, everyone! What do you think of the new title for our weekly posts? I thought it was high time to revamp it a little, so I started with the name. I may be going to start adding items other than what you can find on Etsy. Don't worry, I will still showcase a few Etsy items, just not as many. I figure it's time to broaden out a little bit. I think I've already done a succulent post this year, but I thought, what the hell? lets do another one. You all know I love my succulents; I'm even using them in my wedding!
Item #1 is from MutedRoseEmbroidery
I am loving this cute embroidery! The stitching of the cactus and succulents in incredible, and I really like the combination of colors with the fabric chosen as the background. The polka dots make it really interesting. This cutie would look great and any room in your home and is a nice size at 4 inches in diameter. The designer is willing to work with you on the fabric choices to make it a little more custom to your liking, but this one is really awesome ;)
Item #2 is from JewelleryForWorld
The combination of succulents in this pair of earrings is absolutely perfect! You get both warm and cool colors and three types of succulents. These earrings are on ear wires (meaning they dangle a little). They would be a wonderful addition to your jewelry stash and will get many compliments on them!
Item #3 is from PlantsInMind
This is so pretty! It's a hanging terrarium for your succulents! This one is a hand-blown, teardrop shape that has blue sea sand (gorgeous!), mini seashells, starfish, and moss inside; and it sits in a moss-filled silver tray. You can hang this terrarium with the sisal rope attached or leave it in the tray--either way it will look absolutely gorgeous. That blue sea sand is just stunning and really makes it pop. If you live in Canada, you can get the succulents included, but it you live in the US, you will have to find your own succulents--thank you, customs. Succulents are pretty easy to keep alive. They will develop roots into the moss and usually only need to be sprayed with water once a week--something even those with black thumbs can keep alive!
Item #4 is from CollectedEdition
OMG! This is everything I love in a ring! Succulents and stacking rings! Oh my!! This is actually one of a 5 piece set of succulent rings (gotta have them ALL) that are sold separately to allow you to create your own set. There are four different finishes to choose from: raw brass, raw bronze, raw silver, polished brass, polished bronze, polished silver, 14KT rose gold, 14KT white gold, and 14 KT yellow gold. They are all really pretty, but I think I'm liking the raw ones--the texture really draw my eye. All of the raw pieces have been tumble polished to leave a rougher texture while the others have been polished for a shiny surface. The brass and bronze options have also been sealed with a protective clear coat to prevent tarnishing. You could wear these beauties anywhere with anything. Definitely a must have!
Item #5 is from DoGoodDecor
This wreath is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combination and variety of succulents included. They look stunning against the grapevine wreath, and the moss added another interesting texture to it. This would look beautiful on the front door (I would probably keep this up year round because it's so pretty), as wedding decor, or maybe as a decoration for your office or classroom door! Part of the profits will go to charities that help support children in foster care, so not only are you getting a gorgeous decoration, but you are also helping those in need.
Item #6 is from WhenAdamMetEve
These earrings are a little different since they don't feature 3D succulents, but I love the take on them. I think these send the message that you are a little more quirky sand like unique things (like I do). The shapes are laser cut from wood and then color is added. The colors do provide a nice pop, while the brown balances them out. They'll go with a number of outfits, and I'm sure you will get lots of compliments on them!
Item #7 is from EtenIren
Here is another gorgeous ring! Actually I love everything in her shop! When I feature items, I try to use only one item per shop, but a majority of what I was liking from from this designer! It's all so pretty. Each leaf of the succulent has been handmade using polymer clay---if you've never used this before, let me tell you, if you aren't an expert, it will drive you nuts. I don't have the patience for it..haha. The succulents were hand sculpted and "planted" into the wooden ring base. It resembles a planter actually. The ring base does look like it has some detail on the sides, and I think that it just adds to the beauty of this piece. I think this would be a cute detail to add to pretty much any of your outfits--any of her items would be great.
Item #8 is from MarieLoraine
This sticker had be giggling this morning, and that takes a lot when I've not slept well the night before and haven't had caffeine yet. I guess you can say I'm not a morning person? Vinyl stickers have multiple uses because you can stick them pretty much anywhere your little heart desires! You can put it on your laptop, your thermos cup (or Yeti cup), some sort of case, or the rear window in your car. This one is a pun, so make sure to put it somewhere where it can be seen by others and give them a little giggle, too!
I've got a surprise for you this week! What to get down and DIY? I've got two places for you to check out!!
(1) Try this tutorial from The Design Twins
(2) or pick from one of the seven over on the Liz Marie Blog
That's all I have for you today my lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed this week's round up. Did you like the DIY link idea? If so, let me know, and I will do my best to include some in later editions! 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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Ahoy, matey!! Welcome back for another edition of Weekly Wednesday, where I feature fabulous handmade items from Etsy! This week we're jumping into the sailing life with a nautical theme! I thought it would be pretty neat...lots of people are still out on their boats having fun in September. Starboard, port, aft, enjoy!
Item #1 is from BlueRidgeNotions
I really love how simple this ring is! It's very minimalistic, but it also has the detail of the rope band. It's actually made from two 1 mm bands that form the single knot on the top. The ring is made of sterling silver and comes in sizes 2-12 and includes half and quarter sizes. It's always good to see that because rarely does anyone have a ring size that's a whole number (or maybe it's just me).
Item #2 is from Theshabbyshak
This shadow box of sailor's knot is really neat and would be great for anyone who loves sailing. This piece features nine types of nautical knots on a navy blue background with metal labels specifying each knot. The frame has been refinished, painted with the color "ocean blue," and then given a distressed finish. It's very rustic and something you would associate with boating even without the knots.
Item #3 is from MyLimoIsWaiting
I've always liked spoon jewelry. I for some reason think it's more popular in the south, but I'm not entirely sure on that one. I had a bracelet at one point. Leave to me to be a southern girl and hate monograms but like spoon rings! haha. This ring is made out of an antique silver-plated spoon that has had a silver anchor added to it for more detail. The anchor itself is torch soldered on, so you definitely don't have to worry about it coming off. This ring is adjustable and fits sizes 6-10, so it saves you the trouble of figuring out your finger size if you don't already know it. It would be great for casual or business casual dress or for a night out.
Item #4 is from BeachDwellerBoutique
This is really cool and seems like it would be something you would see in a beach hotel. I even could see this in a pool house or something like that. The towels look so inviting even! The wood for this piece has been upcycled (yay!) as has the box it is shipped in. A dock cleat holds the towels or other items on the shelf. This would be great if you're short on storage or don't have the floor space for cabinetry. This would even be awesome for when you have guests over--the towels are right there.
Item #5 is from nurdanceyiz
This makes me want to curl up and take a nice nap. I love duvet covers, but I don't know why because they are a bitch to put on. I usually end up climbing inside to straighten everything out. It's gotten easier since I learned a hack about putting it back on, but sometimes it still gives me trouble. I really like that it allows me to change up the print...I get bored when it's always the same. This particular duvet would allow you to mixed and match pillow patterns and blankets. It would look good even by itself--it has detail but not too much. You can get this in twin, twin xl, full, queen, and king sizes.
Item #6 is from ModernPrintDesigns
I'll go ahead and say it. I love my wine. I prefer the whites over the reds, because the reds are too bitter to me. Anyway, this is a set of 4 stemless wine glasses that have had images on a lighthouse, sailboat, anchor, and ship's wheel sandblasted on them. They would be perfect for the beach/coastal areas or for those that sail or live around a lake. With these you also wouldn't have to use the glass markers to tell whose glass is whose (you really couldn't use them since the glasses are stemless..haha)--you just have to remember what image was on your glass.
Item #7 is from AllisonColeJewelry
Here we have an anchor bracelet. It's made of navy blue rope and has an anchor as a closure (very appropriate). I could see this being combined with other bracelets from this shop or with a gold cuff or set of bangles. If you want a snug fit, make sure to order a half in larger than your wrist size; for a looser fit, order one inch larger. If you're going to be on a boat dealing with ropes and sails, I would suggest a snug fit just to ensure your safety.
Item #8 is from OMearasCottageCharm
I've always liked sand dollars and seashells. Starfish are ok, too. I've even been lucky enough to grab a whole sand dollar out of the ocean! This listing comes as a set of three --a shell, starfish, and a sand dollar. The frames are a matte white and a grey burlap has been used for adding texture. These are very nice and would be great for pretty much any room in your home. You could hang them, lean them, or put them on a standing holder. If you love the beach, but don't live there (or even if you do), these would be great for you.
Item #9 is from MysticKnotwork
I've always thought that these knots were really neat. I would probably drive myself crazy making one. This trivet will protect your table or counter from the heat of dishes right out of the oven or off the stove. It is made of natural white cotton rope, and the ends have been tied off to prevent fraying. I think it would look great whether the decor in your kitchen (or even your outdoor area) isn't nautical themed.
Item #10 is from
Compasses were what travelers used way before GPS and maps, but this one won't get you home if you're lost! It is really pretty though, so that has to count for something, right? The compass sits on top of a sterling silver rope band. The rope bands are really pretty and lend themselves well to making a stacked ring. This one would look great as a stacked ring in my opinion and would be great for anyone!
I hope you all have gotten your sea legs going and have enjoyed this nautical themed edition of Weekly Wednesday! Do any of you sail or do the boat life on the weekends? Let me know in the comments what you love about sailing or going out on a boat! Make sure you head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, again, everyone! I hope you all are have an amazing week. You're halfway through! I thought that this week I'd go with a wood theme. It's interesting to see what can be made out of something so natural. Maybe when you think of wood you think of tables? While there are tables, the variety of wood themed products are not limited to only that! There's jewelry and art, too! Lots of beautiful things.
Item # is from DEZAART
This lamp is pretty darn cool. It's very minimalist, but it also has very nice details with the separation of each of the rings. It would look amazing in the kitchen or office area, since there is usually a lot going on in those places. The last thing you need is a busy light fixture. This light will come to you packaged flat, so you will need your own light bulb ;)
Item #2 is from HFWoodworking
I really need one of these for my desk! Normally my phone gets covered up with all the other stuff I have on my desk. Maybe we are all a little bit that way! There are smaller stands for smaller devices and different pain color options. I personally am loving the mint green--simply gorgeous.
Item #4 is from AxMen
This watch is really unique. I'm really liking the look of this wooden watch--it's something different from the norm. The wood that this watch is made out of is ebony. Oh how I love ebony--it's just so pretty! On top of it being made out of ebony wood, it's also reclaimed wood, and you all know how much I love reclaimed items! You can also get this engraved for a family member or a significant other with up to 10 words. Definitely a keepsake piece that you'd want to give to a special person.
Item #5 is from ShopJoyo
I love the detail in this set of earrings! I also really like that are they in the shape of leaves. They are available in maple or walnut woods. I think either one would be really pretty..Maybe you should get both or put them both on your wish list! They will go with absolutely anything, and you can wear them during any time of the year.
Item #5 is from foreverandrea
I saw this cute little fox pin and immediately knew I had to feature it! It's adorable (I kind of want to scream because of its cuteness)! He is definitely a hipster with his scarf, hat, glasses, and camera. The little fox is laser cut and made into a pin that you could put on literally anything. Imagination is the only limit :)
Item #6 is from GetBentWood
These are some really cool earrings. They're minimal, but there is a lot of detail. You've got the curves, and the detail on the inner and outer side of the wood. It almost looks like crosshatching (a drawing term). There is a little bit of detail on the outside of the wood due to the wood grain. You could wear these pretty much with any outfit and for a majority of occasions.
Item #7 is from rusticcraftdesign
This candle holder would be a great piece for a romantic evening or for relaxing in the tub. it's multi-use! The wood for these pieces comes from salvaged wood (insert heart eyes emoji here) and comes in a variety of types of wood: black cherry, maple, butternut, black walnut, black locust, elm, and apple. While you the type of wood cannot be guaranteed, they will do their best to get what you would like. Each candle holder is unique as is each tree that they came from. Engraving is also an option if you would like that, but I love how nice this looks without it.
Item #8 is from susangracedesigns
This set of earrings is very lovely with all of the filigree detailing. The white wood filigree has red African beads wrapped around the outer edges and a blue turquoise bead in the center. Red and turquoise is a really pretty combination. The balance between the turquoise and the red is wonderful and allows the turquoise to be a focal point. No, these are not a heavy pair of earrings. They are light because of the wood they are made from. They will look fabulous on anyone, and you will probably have a exotic feel about yourself while wearing them!
Item #9 is from wwmake
I initially thought this was a kitchen table, but as I typed in its information, I realized it was a coffee table! haha! Even though I think this would be a great kitchen table (if it was taller and larger, obviously), I think it also makes a really nice coffee table. It's a very nice combination of rustic and industrial--Its not too much of either one and has married the two styles together very nicely. The tabletop is made from reclaimed wood from a barn in Ohio. Y'all know how much I love reclaimed and repurposed items! The color of the wood is absolutely gorgeous--I mean mouth dropping gorgeous! It has very warm colors with darker ones mixed in. The legs for this table are welded steel legs. I think the color of both the tabletop and the legs tie the piece together in an excellent way. It would look great in any living area and in combination with any decorating style.
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed this week's theme. Do you have any favorite wooden items? Let me know in the comments! Make sure to stop by next week for another round of product features. Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site to show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! I hope you are all doing well on this wonderful Wednesday! have you noticed that Flamingos are starting to become the new Unicorn? I've been seeing more and more of flamingo-inspired products around a lot more here lately. (Same thing with pineapples but more on those another week!). I feel like it's time to hop on the pink flamingo train and start showing these beautiful birds some attention. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from TheTeeStudio
I had to laugh really hard at this one! Probably a little too much, but I do think it's cute. Pink lawn flamingos just hanging out real chill like in the yard...I could see that as a spirit animal! You can get one of three shirt colors with color options for the text--the flamingo will always be pink (otherwise it wouldn't be a pink lawn flamingo that was your spirit animal, right?). Unisex and ladies' sizes are available in case you'd like to get one for your significant other ;)
Item #2 is from NordicDesignHouse
We've got to have a minimal art print in here somewhere, right? I saw this one a really liked it. I feel that the background color really balances out the pink in the flamingos to where it's not too "Bam!" in your face. I also like how long their little leggies are! This print is available in a variety of sizes, so pick your favorite!
Item #3 is from GOODAFTERNINE
Alrighty, this was one thing I had a little trouble finding--a flamingo ring. I knew this one would be the perfect one for this post. I love how it looks like the flamingo is popping his head up from a nap to say hello! There is a nice variation is the pink color of the feathers just like you would find in flamingos everywhere. I think a ring like this brings more beauty to the bird and helps us appreciate its existence even more. This ring comes in sizes 5-7, and you can wear it on any finger you choose.
Item #4 is from EyeCandySugar
This purse is something that I never imagined I would come across, but it somehow showed up in my browsing and I thought, "WOW! That's a genius idea! How has no one ever thought of this before?" This is pretty neat and would be great for a beach vacation, shopping, pool, etc. I would be an eye catcher for sure and a great conversation piece ;) I personally think it'd be a great way to show your personality a bit without having to say anything! Bamboo handles have bee attached to the inside for increased durability, and the inside is lined with pink fabric. Make sure you check out the maker's blog for more fabulous items!
Item #5 is from DessiDesigns
Oh, cell phone covers..What would we all do without you? We'd all break our phones, that what. I like how the clear material allows for the back of the phone to show through...makes it look pretty neat. The designs on the cover are actually watercolor designs done by the maker! How neat is that?! I wish I could do that! I love the vibe this phone puts off--beachy, chill, and cool af. It's one you'll need on your next vay-cay, honeymoon,..or why not every day?
Item #6 is from IvMarART
I LOVE the colors of this print. The combination is absolutely gorgeous! It has a very beachy vibe, but I could see it in almost any space. I also like how the flamingos are more detailed up front but turn more into a rough sketch the further they go back. There are several sizes to choose from depending on the size of the space you would be putting it in--not too big, not too small; just like Goldilocks!
Item #7 is from EvasEmporium
Ever need a little help getting some shut eye? Maybe a nap during the afternoon or on a long plane ride? Sleep masks can be wonderful for this. I personally will probably be getting one before we go on our honeymoon so I can sleep better on the plane (of course there's only so much restful sleep you can get on there, so why not try for it?!...gotta get that melatonin too). This mask has a very cute flamingo and palm tree print fabric decorating the outside. I can't just go with a plain black sleep mask like my fiance....I've gotta have some color! Some Pizzazz! This will be softly padded and stay on your face with an elastic band that goes around your head (also keeps that pesky light out). ;)
Item #8 is from TheRedUmbrellaShop
Don't you get tired of seeing the same old shower curtain every time you go into the bathroom? Sometimes, you need a little change up..especially if you live near the beach and even if you don't. The yellow and pink would definitely add a pop of needed color to your bathroom, but there are also other background colors to choose from. How fabulous would you look singing in a shower with a shower curtain like this?!?!
Item #9 is from ThriftyBitchVintage
Here's another item I didn't think I'd come across. it's a pink flamingo lamp! I honestly would never have thought about converting a lawn flamingo into a lamp! Awesome innovation! These come in a pair of two lamps with black bases (right now). These would be a great conversation starter and a wonderful addition to a man cave (hey, pink can be manly!), nursery, play area, or just a lounge in general. I also like the two different poses of the flamingos. I had a nice giggle while reading through the listing..."Grandma will be the envy of the nursing home," and that's the truth!
Item #10 is from EverythingSheWantsTo
I think these straws are absolutely adorable! Who would want a plain straw when you can have these cuties?! These come in a set of 12 straws, so there are plenty for a small get together. They'd be great for a birthday party, a bachelorette party, or just hanging by the pool or tanning!
That's all I have for you this week lovelies! I really hope you've enjoyed this week's Weekly Wednesday. What do you think about pink flamingos? Do you think they're becoming the next unicorn? Let me know! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, hello! I think most of you who read my blog are women, but just in case...men...this is a post about PMS. If you need to stop reading, leave now, but I encourage you to stay because you're getting to see inside that monthly occurrence that can cause some of us ladies to go a little bit nuts. You'll see some ideas with how to help your wife, girlfriend, and coworker, instead of going, "It's that time of the month again!" It happens, and we ALL might as well recognize that fact! If we get a bit bitchy...It's hormones...not a lot we can do there, but it doesn't help to make a huge deal out of it. Help us ease the symptoms...not make them worse ;)
Item #1 is from AlchemillaMakes
I know the first thing that most people (male and female) think of when they hear PMS is cramps. I was lucky not to have terrible cramps--I could pop a Midol and be good to go--but I know many women have really terrible cramps. The hot water bottle is something nice and warm that can ease the pain, but they are usually really ugly. This is a cute crocheted hot water bottle cover--who said periods had to be ugly? And even if you don't have cramps, these can be nice to put in the bed to keep you warm (I do not recommend doing this if your partner is a freaking radiator!)
Item #2 is from clearpink
Chocolate!!! I swear, I think it's the one thing that the majority of women crave when they're PMSing (or salty or a combination of salty and sweet). I know the other day right before that time, all I could think about was brownie brittle and chocolate chip Teddy Grahams....and yes, I went and got some right after I got off of work that night! I feel like these would've hit the spot that night had I had them. They're more chocolate than dough (they've already won me over), and they have three types of chocolate in them (dark, semi-sweet, and milk chocolates).
Item #3 is from FrankieandMyrrh
You know when you're bitchy, tired, hungry, and fed up with everything? Yeah. Sometimes I feel like a soothing scent would work. This is an aromatherapy spray/perfume aptly named "Spray the Bitch Away." I found this completely hilarious! This has the scents of rose germanium, Clary sage, lavender, vanilla, and Frankincense which combine to produce a nice calming effect. Sounds like I need this! The other day I had a customer on the phone at work who was a little less than pleasant, and I wondered if there was any way I could spray something like this through to her! (I know I can't but the thought is what mattered!)
Item #4 is from EminaBotanicBoutique
A relaxing bath is probably one of the best ways to ease the stress that comes with PMS. After a long stressful day, it would be so nice to be able to come home, draw a bath, and fill it with some wonderful smelling bath salts. These are organic and use a combination of pink Himalayan salt, dead sea salt, and Epsom salt with a scent of your choosing. That eucalyptus and peppermint is looking mighty nice, if I do say so myself. Each bottle will last about 5-6 baths and provide the relaxation you need.
Item #5 is from LaserCreationsGB
In addition to a relaxing bath, why not add a glass of wine? Treat yo-self! I've thought about this more than I'd like to admit, but I always come up with, "I don't have anywhere to put it!" Well, I present to you...the bathroom wine glass holder. It is acrylic, and you can have it engraved or just leave it blank--it's totally up to you. I'm just glad I finally found a holder!
That's all I have for you all this week my lovely readers! I hope this has given you some ideas on how to ease your PMS symptoms (or for your significant other) Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and some 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.