Hello, everyone! Yes. I know. It's been a good while. My apologies. Life has been busy, and I haven't been able to keep up. You know what I mean? To start off the year, the first weekly favorites post will be on love, since we have Valentine's Day coming up. It's never too early, or too late, to get started! I hope you enjoy!
Item #1 is from lizix26
I think this is a really neat idea for a way to say, "I love you, " or "sister," "wife," etc. It's very sleek and minimalistic in its design and would go with any outfit.
Item #2 is from Modified3D
I'm a big fan of this art installation that's in Philadelphia, but you can have your own with this. Not only would it be perfect for valentine's day, it would be a neat accent to have in your home all year round!
Item #3 is from JasmineSupply
These little planters are the perfect pots for succulents! Most of the time we don't remove them from the plastic container they come in, right? These come as a set of 5 and would definitely add some fun to your space!
Item #4 is from Herbesque
This one is something you and your partner can enjoy..or just you alone..or divide it up some for you and some for you and your partner ;) You'll get chocolate massage oil, a bath bomb, bath salts, and wax melts to get your romantic evening started!
Item #5 is from SimpliSkinCare
I thought I'd throw this one in here since this is a general Valentine's Day post. Men are always difficult to buy for. I usually end up buying chocolate. This would be great for boyfriends or husbands with beards. They gotta take care of that thing, especially since it touches our faces!
That's all I have for this week, lovelies! I hope you've truly enjoyed this quick roundup and tune in for more in the coming weeks!
As always, please hop on over to your favorite handmade sites to show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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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 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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Hello, everyone! I hope this week is treating you well! This week I thought it would be a fabulous idea to show you 10 of the most essential items you need when traveling (primarily on an airplane). I've been on one trip to Europe so far, but our honeymoon is coming up and we're going back but to different countries this time. I guess this one is a win-win situation--You get to see some must haves for international/airplane travel, and I get to see if there's anything that could make long travel time better for me. (There are a couple of items on here that I actually have and wanted to recommend.). Here's a little back story for you: I almost drove my fiance crazy because after about 5 hours in to an 8 hour flight, I start up with, "how much longer?" I think my issue is more to do with the fact that I'm VERY aware that I'm in a metal tube flying through the air and there's no way out--couple that with the uncomfortable chairs, lack of sleep, and layover time--and you get a very agitated person.
Also, I do mention a lot of amazon things a couple of apps...I am in no way paid by them--I've used them and think the items and apps might be helpful to you :)
Item #1 is from WIldeNest
I cannot tell you how handy collapsible water bottles are! They can save you a ton of money, and you get your water in for the day. You all know you can't take any food or beverages or any liquids over three ounces through security, but with this you can go straight on through (do make sure it is empty), and then fill it up. Voila! You can just keep refilling it and then take it on the plain with you so you don't get stuck buying the overpriced food and drink on the plane. We had collapsible bottles last year, but after I got sick coming home. I didn't want to open mine that still had water--I was afraid of releasing the germs (it had caused a really really bad sinus infection), so I just tossed it since it was cheap. I really like the look of this one better and will be considering it for this year's trip.
Item #2 is from TheSleepyCottage
I saw this sleep mask and thought that it would be appropriate for the honeymoon because our last half of the trip will be in Italy! It's too funny :) Sleep masks come in all shapes and sizes, so you can be picky. The light on the plane does get turned down some during overnight flights, but sometimes it can still bother you; for cars, if you want to take a nap, you usually wake up with your face smashed against the window or right in the way of the sun (talk about a bright wake up call). This sleep mask is 7 inches across and has a soft lingerie band to secure it to your face. It band also minimizes hair damage. The inside has a plush batting for optimal softness. Sleep would sure be better if you could recreate the environment as much as possible. Make sure to check out the wide variety of sleep masks in this shop--they are all so darn cute!
Item #3 is from Amazon
If you've ever been on a plane before, I know you know that it's difficult to sleep. Space is limited, the seats are hard, and (if you're on the side aisle seat) you have people getting up to go to the restroom and crawling over you. Personally, if someone is crawling over me, I'd rather not know about it. I didn't have to worry about someone crawling in front of me last time because we picked our seats, but room is limited no matter where you sit (even if it's the front of the row). I'll tell you right now, I don't think I slept more than 2 hours on the plane from New York to Oslo even though we left when I would normally go to sleep. After two hours, my hips started hurting, and I knew I was shit out of luck. This time I'm thinking of trying some melatonin to try to get to sleep, but honestly that was the hardest part. This will also help with jet lag and get you into a set circadian rhythm.
Item #4 is from Amazon (or any general store)
Another essential for sleeping on a plane or in a long car ride is ear plugs. Maybe someone has their earphone or earbuds turned up really loud, the radio is turned up, you've got a snoring seat partner, or there's a screaming baby. When I'm awake I'll usually have a movie playing (on the plane), for car rides we're usually listening to podcasts. I haven't had to experience the screaming child on the airplane...yet...knock on wood. No matter your situation, you may have a time that you want to block out the noise to read or sleep. Soft ear plugs should do the trick. They block out my fiance's coughing when he's sick, so they do work.
Item #5 is from
I don't know how no one has never thought of this before! This little kit has pretty much everything you need as a traveler. Everything is contained in a LokSak dry bag container. Inside the little bag are the following sanitizing wipes (perfect for cleaning off the table on the airplane), dental floss packs, fabric band aids, toilet wipe, lip ointment, advil, ear plugs, sleep mask, sunscreen wipe, natural shampoo and conditioner, instant energy greens mix, LED portable nightlight, water purification tablets, a pencil, and more OTC medications. If you're traveling, you need this!--especially if you don't speak any other languages.
Item #6 is from
This travel wallet is something that I really wish I'd had last year on my first trip to Europe. I was putting everything in my purse, but because of the rush most things didn't get back to the exact same place. I feel like with this I'd have everything in one thing that I could pull out of my purse at the gate and have everything in one spot in my purse. By the time I got home I found a ticket in my book, in a slot of my purse, and in my luggage. I really like the look of the airmail detailing and the stamps--it really makes me think of travelling. I'm loving all of the little slots! There are slots for currency, tickets, documents, and hotel plus slots for cards. The card slots would be awesome for the subway cards or tickets or city passes. With this, you will have everything together and be ready to go enjoy the world!
Item #7 is from pacsafe
Ok, so if you're traveling, you really ought to have something to carry your items in. I looked for the backpacks that we ended up purchasing, but I could not locate them, so I found one similar to what we have. What I like about pacsafe is that their items are designed to be anti-theft. This particular backpack has RFIDsafe blocking pockets and material, lockable zippers, secured zip tap, carrysafe slashguard strap, and exomesh slash guard. Our backpacks were big enough to hold everything we needed for a two week vacation, and we were about to cram in a few souvenirs (but that made it heavier). There are a LOT of pockets in this baby, and there was even a lock that you could take out and attach to you chair so that your bag couldn't be hauled off by anyone.
This is the actual cross-body purse that I bought specifically for our trip last year. I had to have something to carry important stuff around in outside of the backpack. I loved the color, and that was what caught my eye about it. Even outside where you are, you need to protect your stuff. This bag has RFIDsafe blocking pockets and material, lockable zippers, turn and lock security hooks, carrysafe slash guard strap, and an exomesh slash guard throughout. You can't cut through it because of the metal mesh. I definitely felt safer with this than I would have a regular purse. Check out their website to find out more about the design and making of their products.
Item #8 is from zany
I know you can remember your journey through pictures, but wouldn't it be fun to know the little details like where you ate or where you went that day? This journal would be awesome for just that. You can make it your own personal travel bullet journal. Hey! This would be great for plane/train rides! Maybe write down (either electronically or on a separate piece of paper or napkin) what all you did a particular day and then draw it out on the plane or train! That would definitely make the long ride go faster if you can't sleep! I may be looking into something like this! You get a choice of a small or large notebook, so do think carefully about your drawing/writing style and the size notebook you like to write in!
Item #9 is from Amazon
One main concern you probably have as a tourist is keeping your phone up and running while you're out an about. Not for texting people but for getting around using the GPS or taking pictures. I actually left my camera at home because the photos on the iphone 7 Plus were so good, so we had to keep that baby running. We also had to use the GPS to get around the places we went to (when you can't speak the language fluently enough to ask for directions, GPS is important). This was the exact portable battery we took with us last year and will be taking this year as well. It lasted us about 3 days charging, two iphones, an ipad, and 2 Ninentendo DSs. I think that's pretty good considering we were using the phones constantly. We'd charge off and on during the day through and the night sometimes. When you only have one converter, this is great. You could even charge devices as you were charging the main battery. I wouldn't suggest letting it get to too low of a charge as that can land you in a precarious position. Case in point: We had just traveled from Paris to London via the chunnel and were going to pick up the rental car. Mind you the train dropped us up at King's Cross station, and we had to ride the metro to Gatwick International (this took over an hour because of the Winter Wonderland traffic and half of the Piccadilly line's trains being off for repair). The rental car company's information stated that it was located there. Well, come to find out, it wasn't. We start to use our phones to call and find them when we realize the battery is dead, my fiance's phone is dead, and mine only had 5-10% left. We were able to get and Uber and reach the rental car company just in time. We were both just glad to get the car and head out. We reached Brighton at 10 PM, but the Indian food we had did make the situation quite a bit better :)
Item #10 is from luluandluca
I'm totally loving the colors and patterns of this bag! They're so bright and pretty. I know all of us ladies wear some sort of makeup, even if it's not much like me. When traveling, it's a good idea to keep it all corralled into one location (minus liquids and creams--apparently this includes concealer sticks as I found out in Heathrow). Aside from makeup, this would be a good place to pack any medications or other little items like band aides, or you could use it for containing the chargers for all of your electronic devices and converter. You do get to choose the color of the zipper of your bag...fuchsia pink or yellow. I like the yellow zipper myself because it goes really well with the blue print of the fabric. I don't know if they sell these in London stores, but I'll be on the lookout when I return to London in November!
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!!
There are a couple of apps that I sincerely feel you should also have downloaded to keep you on schedule with flights/itineraries and to keep you sane if you're not fluent in a particular foreign language.
Tripit is a free app that keeps all of your travel information in one place. It even updates the gate number when it is available (usually before you see it at the airport). It's like a giant itinerary. Put all your confirmation emails in and, bam!--It has everything in chronological order for you, so you don't have to search through your email. Available on iOS and Android.
Google Translate will literally save your ass if you're not fluent in a foreign language. We used this all the time in France, and I know that we'll use this in Italy in November. It really helped when it came to menus. You don't want to look stupid and not know what you're ordering, right? With this, you can hold your phone up to the menu, and the app translates for you...it might not be exactly the words but you get and idea (available in 30 languages). Typing in text translates in 103 languages, and offline translating can be done with 52 languages. Get it. Get it now. You really do need this! Available for free for iOS and Android.
That's all for this week, my lovelies! I hope you've gotten some great ideas for the next time you're traveling--I know I did! Let me know some of the places you all have traveled and what you love about travelling in general! I'd love to know :) In less than a month, I'll be putting some of these to the test as we head out for our honeymoon and next European adventure! And, don't worry, I'll have some weekly posts prepared for you, so you won't be missing anything :) 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! Can you believe it's already fall? Time passes so quickly when you're having fun! This week, I've rounded up several fabulous fall-themed items--there's jewelry, home decor, etc. If you've not gotten in to the full swing of fall yet, try yourself a pumpkin spice latte (or pumpkin spice anything in the last few years)!
Item #1 is from KenzieLipsDesigns
I will have to say that this wreath is really, really unique, and I love that about it. The round part of the wreath is made out of Italian cedar and is then decorated with a burlap bow, a few colorful flowers, and some greenery. The accents really balance out the piece and add a very nice texture in addition to the cedar. There is still some sap on the wood, but you can wipe it off with acetone without damaging the wood. I think it would look great inside or outside, but make sure you keep it out of direct harsh sunlight and the elements.
Item #2 is from LeafyTreetopLeather
You can do a lot with leather--cut it, paint it, shape it, etc. These earrings are pieces of leather that have been folded to form the shape of leaves--fall leaves to be exact. You've got six colors and three different sizes to choose from. They're all gorgeous, but I'm leaning towards the browns since they'll go with pretty much any outfit. You can dress up or down with these and still look fabulous! Have allergies to certain metals? The designer has options for that! If you like these, the designer has several other gorgeous items in her shop that you should stop in and take a look at!
Item #3 is from RedDogCandleCo
What's fall without a candle? I already have too many candles, but what's one more, right? I wonder how many more times I can ask myself that without being considered a candle hoarder? (haha). This candle is made from 100% soy wax--no paraffins or dyes (YAY!)--and are 7 ounces with a 50+ hour burn time. Now that's what I'm talking about! I'm sure this one smells mouthwateringly good, too. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg with notes of butter, sugar, and spices....mmmmmm.
Item #4 is from MilkandHoneyLuxuries
Fall is definitely that time of year when you want to get out your sweaters, make some hot cocoa/cider, and sit next to a bonfire. Those are all things associated with fall, but the main thing is the cooler weather--and with cooler weather, that means....SWEATERS!
Item #5 is from KitchStudios
It that time when everything comes out in a pumpkin spice flavor. I really first became aware of the trend when I worked at Starbucks. People were asking for it in August, well before release time. That same year (2015), I saw the pumpkin spice Cheerios, the pumpkin spice cakes, the k-cups, etc. You name it, and it most likely existed. I even had people eyeing the cart that held the much craved sauce that I had unboxed from that week's truck in a way that made me pick up my pace as I took it back to our storage area. I was at a Target, so there really wasn't a way of hiding it; however, I did cover the caramel brulee up when it came it. I think this lovely tea towel pretty much sums up the season as far as the major flavor, and everyone who doesn't live under a rock knows what season it is when it comes out. It's a 100% cotton flour sack. Let me tell you, this type of towel is the best kitchen towel there is..especially for drying things! You don't get any of that weird lint you see from other towels. Your crystal will be sparkling! If you want just a little bit of fall in your home, I would suggest this since it is going to be in a room where everyone will see it!
Item #6 is from EastwoodCircle
This would be a nice decorative piece to have in your entryway or in one of those empty spaces in your entertainment center. Add some little pumpkins and fall flowers, and, voila!--you have a very lovely fall decoration. I'm a huge fan of the distressed look, so I'm obviously loving this piece. If you do wish to hang this sign, there is an optional saw tooth hanger that you can have included.
Item #7 is from EverBloomingOriginal
I'm really loving this wreath. The colors are very natural and kind of create a color blocking effect. You've got the vibrant green of the main part of the wreath and the bright orange of the cute little pumpkins (very nice pop of color). This wreath would look awesome on your front door or somewhere inside your home. You do have to option of choosing the color of the pumpkins as well as the hanging ribbon. I personally thing the combination in the picture above would be the most stunning because of the color pop and the rustic feel.
Item #8 is from Soapaucity
If you want to take the pumpkin spice up a notch, then you should try out this whipped body butter. This will be great for your skin since it is made with 100% raw butters and oils and none of the harmful chemicals you will see in the majority of products in the store. The jar itself is BPA free hand has a metal lid. With this you can carry the scent of fall with you wherever you go!
Item #9 is from JewelryByVogue
I think this bib leaf necklace is absolutely gorgeous! I like it much better that those with just a single leaf. I know it's not red or orange, but gold is a fall color. Even though there is a lot of simplicity in the design, it is still a statement piece. I wouldn't recommend layering this one because I feel like it stands well on its own. It would look great for a day at the office or a girls night out.
Item #10 is from InspiredDesignsKy
It took a while for me to find this one, but I love it. There are plenty of clothing items on Etsy that are fall colors, but there really aren't that many that are actually about fall. I really like this one because I feel like it really embodies what fall is--it's harvest time. There's an old pickup truck with a bed full of pumpkins and what looks like a little bit of hay. There are also a few falling leaves and a campfire (I think). I also love that the colors are very fall-ish--brown, orange, and an oatmeal-like colored shirt. The left front of the shirt can have a monogram put on it or "happy fall y'all" in place of the monogram if you want some sort of design on the front. The shirts are long sleeve, making them perfect for the nice, fall weather.
That's all I have for you all this week, my lovelies! Are you all in full fall mode, yet? I bet you are after this edition of weekly favorites! Enjoy your ciders, hot chocolates, hay rides, and pumpkin carving this season. 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, share, tweet, or pin! <3
Hello, everyone! It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of all things boho, so I decided that I would do another bohemian themed post that was full of beautiful items. I'm also not just sticking to jewelry this time (even though it is definitely gorgeous); I'll be including home and clothing items in addition to the jewelry to make your life boho beautiful.
Item #1 is from HandloomStore
I like how this kimono looks really nice and comfy. I have my days where I what to wear a tank top and just throw something on top to keep it work appropriate. Anyone else? This would definitely be something I would want to add to my closet to do just that. Grab and put on when I don't really want to wear something else. The kimono is made from Turkish cotton and has handmade tassels, wide sleeves, and a color-blocked stripe. It would be a great piece to add to your wardrobe as it has multiple uses--You can use it to cover up a tank top or as a swimsuit coverup, so it's a year round piece.
Item #2 is from SageAndStoneCo
I feel like this moon phase wall hanging would be really neat to have in your home! I would definitely receive many compliments because I don't recall seeing many things like this in the time I've been on Etsy (since 2013)--really unique. The wall hanging comes in three sizes--small, medium, and large--and can be hung vertically or horizontally (whichever way floats your boat--haha, I got a pun in there since the moon controls the tide that a boat would be on).
Item #3 is from GoodCulture
I absolutely love this necklace! There is a lot going on in it, but I think it would be stunning when paired with a solid color dress or top. The necklace has Turkish coins on it to add even more boho flair to the piece. The size of the necklace is 5 inches long and 4 inches wide on an 18 inch chain. It's definitely a statement piece that you'll want to add to your jewelry stash. You'll also want to check out the rest of the shop to see the other beautiful items the designer has.
Item #4 is from SunFaeDesigns
I've always been a fan of these buntings. They're very shabby chic! These are created from upcycled from sari fabric scraps whose company donates the proceeds to charitable causes (upcycled just makes be love this even more!). Since these are made to order, you are welcome to request a specific color scheme, but you can also get the colorful combinations like what is in the photos. The uses for this are many in number, but you can use them at a special event, as a curtain, or as a space decoration to name a few.
Item #5 is from HappyGoLicky
I really love how well this bracelet lends itself to layering! The bracelet that I'm featuring here is the middle one--the one that wraps. The wrap is composed of leather and suede that are woven into one piece to wrap around your wrist three times and closes with a toggle bar clasp. I really like the detail on the silver piece as well. It has a floral pattern and rougher edges for a more boho-ish look and has been oxidized and hand-polished for a beautiful luster. Attached to the side of the piece is a tassel made of the same materials as the wrap. You have to have a tassel when you're talking boho :) I personally love the layered look, so make sure to check out the maker's shop to see what else you can get to go with it!
Item #6 is from fairlyworn
This is a brillant idea! I would never have thought of it. I love my Katha throw that I've got so much that I am looking for another one! This jacket is made from a Kantha throw so obviously I would like it. If you're wondering what a Kantha throw is, here is the answer: a Kantha throw is a vintage quilt made in India by women who have hand-stitched layers of cotton saris together. The are reversible--as is this jacket! It's two coats in one! One side is a champagne color with colorful stitching and the other side is a blue and green checkered pattern. The bottom edge of the jacket has pretty, red embroidered pattern. To tie the jacket together, the designer has used hand-woven Vietnamese trim. This one is definitely a contender for a future jacket.
Item #7 is from TheSaltyLifeCo
I could see this as being the perfect centerpiece to a bohemian foyer. Add a little of this and a little of that, and you've got a stunning entry/exit way. You might say, "This doesn't look very boho to me." "No, not really, " I'd say," but the meaning behind the word is." Affection, love, peace, compassion, and mercy (to me) would be the center of boho or what I would consider to be the boho idea. Even if it's not totally boho decor, you could add some pieces that would make it moreso. The sign is hand-cut and stained with hand-painted lettering. You could hang this or have a plate holder support it (more uses than a plate holder, trust me).
Item #8 is from RoyalSuzieJewelry
This cuff is awesome. The size is great, and I really like the purple color of the agate. If purple's not your color there are a few other options: pink, blue, teal, green, champagne, brown and black. You can also get a druzy as well if you are willing to pay a tad more (just 2 bucks though). The cuff base is just a simple brass cuff. You tend to see a lot of agate and druzy items in boho jewelry and decor, so this piece definitely screams "boho" and would be a great statement piece.
Item #9 is from WhitetailRoad
Dreamcatchers are another thing you tend to see a lot of in the boho style. Dreamcatchers were originally made by the American Indians to resemble a spider's web. Spiders were a common symbol of protection and comfort to the original group of American Indians who created dreamcatchers. The original tribe believed a "spider woman" watched over them as a sort of spiritual protector. Eventually, through intermarriage and cultural appropriation, the "spider woman" could not protect all of her children, so the dreamcatcher was created. Isn't that a neat story? These lovely creations are said to ensure the nightmares and give the owner only pleasant dreams. I'd need a huge one; I have a lot of nightmares and unpleasant dreams---it's like a horror/psychological thriller in there (my noggin) at night. I'm really loving the soft colors of this dreamcatcher. They are visually pleasing, and the different textures are amazing. I think the mint color really makes it pop. This would be great for parties, a nursery, or as a decoration in general. I could really see it in a room with all white walls, maybe farmhouse-y. Definitely a considering adding one of these to our bedroom.
Item #10 is from TravelingSoulStudio
This sign is just too freaking neat! I love it! Those that identify their style as boho or gypsy-related tend to be referred to as free spirits. You want your spirit to be free and not caged up ,so you can explore, feel, and experience life. This sign is another...wait for it...upcycled art piece. It's made from old license plates from across the country, and has a chain to hang by.
And one more just for fun!
Item #11 is from BuddhaBlossomJewels
This is definitely a statement piece that you want to have in your jewelry arsenal. It's made of turquoise-colored, howlite spikes and hangs on a tan leather cord. There are two lengths available--20-23 and 13-16--I prefer the longer one because I'm not a fan of having something that close to my neck (I'm sure you can tell that I am not a choker fan). You can also get this in turquoise or ivory---I prefer the latter because I feel like it makes more of a statement than the other. This necklace makes me think that it would symbolize that a person is strong, independent, and confident. You will get attention with this piece because it is a beauty and most likely because you are a strong, independent, and confident woman.
That's all I have for you all this week. I hope you've enjoyed looking and reading about these items. There were so many items to choose from that I had to narrow it down further than I had originally wanted. I have to save some for the next boho post! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site (whether it's Etsy, Amazon Handmade, or Zibbet) 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, everyone!! Welcome back to another Weekly Wednesday Post! Since I've been featuring things that rival unicorns, I thought, "What a better way to wrap it up than to feature Mermaids?!" And that is exactly what you're getting this week. Now, don't kill me, but I'm not an overly huge fan of mermaids..they're ok, but not something I must have. I know how popular they are, but I just can't jump on board with the all things mermaid group. I really think it may be a fish and scale thing (I don't like any kind of seafood, and scales just make me cringe a bit) BUT, I did want to do this post for you because I do like these items, and I wanted to share them with those of you who do love mermaids more than me ;)
Item #1 is from BelaAnelaJewelry
I will have to say that this necklace is absolutely gorgeous! I personally think this is my favorite mermaid themed necklace on Etsy. It's so feminine and delicate. The wire is gold-filled, but you can get it in rose gold or sterling silver. I'm totally loving the gold filled. Actually I'm in love with the combination in the picture. It's very neutral, goes with anything, and is just gorgeous. You can choose two different flake colors and whether or not to add the starfish. Like I said...gold-filled, starfish, and gold glitter. I really think its the difference in the sizing of the glitters that makes the gold glitter stand out the most to me, but whatevs...whatever floats your boat :)
Item #2 is from BeachHouseDreamsHome
I picked these bookends because they would be something unique to have in your home. I'm a lover of unique things, and these suit that. These bookends are about 9 inches tall, 7 inches wide, and are very heavy (Note to all clumsy people like me: DO NOT drop on foot). The mermaids have been painted a very beachy robin's egg blue and distressed by the makers. I feel like they would hold up several heavy books considering their weight, but it wouldn't have to be several; maybe just a few so that the mermaids are center stage.
Item #3 is from OwingsDesigns
Calling all wine drinkers! I had a little laugh at this one. *Do be careful when drinking...don't drink too much..and stay away from cars!* Wine is just too good--my favorite is white; I just don't like how bitter the reds are. You can customize the color of the phrase and the mermaid--both are in a permanent, outdoor vinyl, so you don't have to worry about peeling. Cheers!
Item #4 is from CreativeSpiritGlass
Do you ever want to be able to see where you're going at night without having to turn the main light on? I know I do, because I feel like a mole when I flip the light switch! This stained glass night light might just do the trick! You'll have a soft teal light showing you the way. The stained glass has been detailed with a mermaid figure and decorative beading. If you want a different color of glass, you can get that custom made, but I really think the teal resonates with the mermaid theme.
Item #5 is from CHAiNGEthesubject
These are some fun little earrings. They are about the size of a dime in height and are mounted on surgical steel posts. These would be great for wearing on a girls' night out or on a summer trip--really though..just do your thang ;)
Item #6 is from MorrellDecor
I could see these knobs in a mermaid lover's bathroom or bedroom...maybe the kitchen. I love the distressed look, but there are other options. Seriously...go for this color...it's too gorgeous! They come in a set of two--the mermaids face each other. Get your decorating on!
Item #7 is from LittleCraneSoapCo
How could I not include bath bombs? Couldn't you just see a mermaid taking a luxurious bath with these? These are moisturizing and fragrant without the use of parabens and detergents. I really like this because I feel like even though we're focusing on what's been sprayed on our foods, we really aren't paying attention to what's being absorbed through our skin. I mean, how many harmful products is our skin coming into contact with each day?---most likely a large number. Protect your skin, too! The lovely smell of these bath bombs is ocean breeze, fresh water, and freesia. Sea kelp, kaolin clay, and Himalayan salt are also ingredients. Sea kelp has several amino acids and minerals that provide antioxidants to remove toxins. Himalayan salt aids in relaxing muscle tension (we've all got some of that), and the Kaolin clay helps to draw out more impurities. A variety of oils has been added to moisturize the skin to leave you feeling soft and smooth after your bath.
Item #8 is from stavri
I love my bangle bracelets! This one is no different! The mermaid and shell have been soldered onto a vintage metal bracelet base to make a simple and pretty piece. Wear it anywhere you need some arm candy...on vacation, out to dinner, or just hang out at home with friends.
Item #9 from Jkdezigns
Let me tell you, there are A LOT of mermaid shirts on Etsy. I couldn't find one that I really felt was unique until I came across this one. I love how the mermaid tail is done in an almost iridescent color--like scales, and I really like the handwriting and the quote. It's different than the "Mermaid hair don't care," ones I kept seeing. You can get this as a regular or fitted t-shirt or a tank top and in a different color--I think this one is best!
Item #10 is from ShineBoxPrimitives
I swear I run out of hooks all the time. I'm always needing a hanging spot (I tend to lose things rather quickly without them)! I thought these were really pretty with their cast iron patina coloring. They'd be perfect for the mermaid fan! They come in a set of 3 and have a hanger on the back, so they are ready to go when you receive them!
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you have enjoyed this week's mermaid theme! I think mermaids are growing on me a little. Do you have a favorite mermaid item? Share it with me by leaving a comment! 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! I've got a little something different this week for you, and I hope that you enjoy it ;) Instead of a themed roundup, I thought I would do a post on creating a space. I have always loved the Moroccan style and hope to be able to visit there some day. Are you ready for some color, some pattern?
Item #1 is from ArtMosaicLamps
These lamps are so gorgeous! I like that these are simple, but I also like the brightly colored lamps as well. The length of these lamps is 38 inches but it can be customized to your liking. There is also a customization option for the globes as well. Aside from globes, highly detailed lanterns would also evoke a Moroccan style.
Item #2 is from TraditionalCarpets
This rug looks to soft and allows you to set the scene for your Moroccan oasis. This particular rug is acutally a Beni Ourain rug and is the softest you will ever run in to because it's made of 100% sheep wool. Can you imagine the feeling under your feet!!?! I bet it's wonderful. I like that the pattern is very minimal but still adds detail to the floor area. You may think these rugs are pricey, but you are getting an authentic Moroccan rug that is created in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco--it doesn't get any better than that!
Item #3 is from pillowme
I really love the deep, rich colors of this pillow. The combination is actually quite striking. Kilims are usually aged for several years and colored with vegetal dyes, which come from a single source or a combination of sources like roots, berries, barks, or seeds. This pillow is handwoven from Anatolia and Middleast Kilim fragments. Each one is cut from leftover carpet, making each one completely and totally unique! These pillows are about 16 inches by 24 inches in size and do not include the pillow insert (allows you to pick one based on your liking).
Item #4 is from Recycledillumination
I have always wanted one of these star lights! I always thought they were so neat with there geometry. This light hangs and includes a candelabra bulb that can be changed through a little door. I feel like these would be great for pretty much any room in your home, especially areas that you want to make look nice and cozy. This design is actually known as the Moravian Star, and it's geometric shape is the great stellated dodecahedron (reminds me of my high school chemistry class when we made crystal shapes). For more history on this awesome light check out Apartment Therapy's post here.
Item #5 is from IndigoandRust
oh, how I love architectural salvage stores! I went to one in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin and was amazed at the variety of items they had. This re-purposed mirror is actually from a reclaimed Indian door panel. Yes, I said Indian..there are lots of similarities between the architecture. This would be a great addition to a bathroom, entryway, bedroom, or a space you want to open up.
Item #6 is from ruralkantha
Oh, how I love anything kantha! The fabrics are gorgeous--so colorful and pretty patterns. I actually have a kantha throw, and I love it! I feel like it adds a little somethin'-somethin' to the room--a little pizzazz! (I really want to get another piece!) These are made from vintage kantha bedspreads and are sewn together to form the pouf shape. This particular pouf will come without the interior stuffing, so you will need to work on your pouf-packing skills (it's not difficult; you just want to make sure it is firm).
Item #7 is from MoroccanTribal
In my opinion, you can never have too many blankets! Sometimes you need a really plush one, and other times, you need one that will keep you warm. This is a wool blanket that would be perfect for your bed or as a throw on your couch or over-sized chair. The pom poms add a nice playful touch to it , I think. The wool for these blankets is cleans and hand spun by local women in Fes and are then hand woven by local artisans. All colors are natural dyes, and most any color is possible, so customization is an option.
Item #8 is from DeCorPasedena
This coffee table is hand carved from teak. It has very intricate detail with the spindles and lattice work around the sides. With this table, you will not have to worry about your things piling up under it because you really cannot put stuff underneath it, but it is possible that your cat or dog may knock one of their play toys under. Maybe it is the best place to corral those items! I think a coffee table is must in any living area, because it kind of ties the room together plus you need to have somewhere to put your drink and maybe a couple of reading materials. My fiance would probably argue that point with the idea that it's a place to accumulate junk (not if you pick your stuff up) and it's in the way if you open the foot rest and lay back (we don't all stretch out as far as we can handsome!).
Item #9 is from LoomSweetLoom
Isn't this tray gorgeous?! I love the detail it has. I could see this having multiple uses. You could display candles, a small plant with some books, drinks, etc. I could really see using different sizes of these and layering them or creating a wall display! Kind of DIY wall art! This is also another authentic Moroccan piece to add to the charm of your home.
Item #10 is from MedallionsPlusStore
I saw these tiles and was drawn to them immediately. I actually want them in my own kitchen when we get around to renovating it!! I don't think that the use of this is limited to the kitchen either...I could see it being used for an accent wall in the living area, bathroom, or bedroom! Your options are pretty much limitless with this. I love it because it is so different from what you would normally see in tile work and because of it's neat geometry. This set comes as a 12 x 12 inch tile, so you will need more than one to complete your project.
That's all for what you need to create your own Moroccan oasis. I hope you've gotten some ideas from these items I've shown you and I hope you've garnered a new appreciation for the Moroccan style! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday and that you are for another roundup of some awesome items from Etsy! This week, I thought it'd be nice to have a bird theme, so it's everything birds!
Item #1 is from DaRosa
Drawer pulls are always neat, but I especially like that this one has soft curves and is a very neutral color. I could see this drawer pull going with pretty much any color cabinets because of its color. It will also bring a bit of happiness to your space!
Item #2 is from TheHighFiber
Now, if you've read any of my previous posts, you know I have a thing for tea/flour towels! I don't know what it is about them, but I do know that they definitely dry dishes faster and look so very nice in the kitchen. These flour sack towels come as a set of 1 and you have a choice of three colors (blue, yellow, black). They look so crisp and clean! Each image is handprinted onto the cloth with environmentally friendly inks (I love this aspect as well)! Get one, two, or maybe all three!
Item #3 is from MicaPeet
When I first saw these earrings, I wondered how the color was put on them. I didn't know if it was paper or if the maker painted the design. Either way, they are pretty darn cool. The design is actually one of the makers own that has been printed onto the surface of the laser-cut wood. I really like the design--the shapes and colors compliment each other very well. The posts on these are silver plated, and the main earring is sealed for protection.
Item #4 is from redtruckdesigns
I've always had a thing for twig rings, and this one with the little birdie on top, make me like them even more! This ring is adjustable and fits sizes 5-8. You can also get it in other colors--matte silver-plated brass or gold-plated brass. It would definitely be a great accessory to have in the spring and summer, but you could actually wear it year round!
Item #5 is from MabelandMeEtsyShop
You all know I couldn't go within posting this cute pillow, right? I actually stumbled across this a few weeks ago and was waiting for the right time to post it. I really like the pom pom trim; I think it add a little bit more cuteness to it. The fabric on this cushion is made of linen with robins on it. It has an envelope closer with a button detail. The inner cushion is stuffed with duck feathers for a nice comfy place to rest. It'd be perfect for a Florida room or any room decorated in a rustic, french style!
That's all I have for you this week, everyone! I tried to keep it short and sweet so we could have another bird theme later on! Now, hop 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.