Hello everyone! Welcome to this week's collection of goodies for when the weather is cold! I hope you're having a wonderful day and that it has finally begun to cool off for you. It sure took long enough this year! One thing is for certain this time of year....we don't like to be cold or the lovely problems that can come along with it (chapped skin, etc). Get ready to get some ideas for coping with the cold.
Item #1 is from JunebugSoapCo
One thing I really hate about wintertime is how chapped my skin gets. It's like not matter what I do, it stays that way. It's rough, cracked, and red--plus it hurts. This lotion looks like it would help my hands heal and feel better during the winter. This lotion is made from a combination of oils--avocado, coconut, sweet almond--beeswax, and vitamin E. All of the ingredients contain items essential for skin health. If you don't like scented lotions, you can get this unscented, but there are a variety of yummy smelling essential oils you can add. You also get a choice as to what type of container your lotion comes in--glass or plastic. I'm loving the idea of a glass container, but the plastic might be better if you have small children. Definitely putting this on my Christmas list!
Item #2 is from SummervilleNaturals
Not only does my skin chap in the winter, but my lips also get really dry and cracked. Don't get me wrong, I like wintertime (especially since my allergies tend to be a lot better), but I could do without the skin issues. I'm sure you all can relate. I saw the "flavor" of this chap stick and thought it really would smell amazing! It's also an eco-friendly product, and you all know how I am about eco-friendly stuff ;) The chap stick is made from organic beeswax, organic Shea butter, organic coconut oil, metallic green mica powder, and essential oils of lemongrass, lime and citronella. MMMmm. Maybe this will be the solution to all my chap sticks around the house!
Item #3 is from sarahwelchpottery
We all know one way to get warm is to grab a mug of coffee, hot chocolate, or tea. Sometimes, though, you really just need the perfect cup ;) This is eco-friendly alternative to paper and styrofoam cups....just wash and reuse! I am totally loving the color of the mug itself. It kind of reminds me of tarnished silver a little (in a good way). It is a shiny, metallic black and bronze with lovely silver accents. Another awesome thing--they're dishwasher and microwave safe and the lid is BPA-free!! What more could you ask for in a mug?
Item #4 is from PavoniaConfections
Hot chocolate is definitely something you think about drinking when it's chilly out! You can warm your hands and tummy at the same time. Sometimes, just holding the warm cup in my hands helps the most (well....the chocolate aroma does too). I'm totally loving the packaging of this 'drinking chocolate'! It reminds me of a chalkboard. There are four types of chocolate you can choose from --peppermint, mocha, super dark, and classic--and they're all what the maker considers double chocolate, which means there are both cocoa powder and chocolate shavings in the mix! I think I'll go make me a mug of hot coco come to think of it...got a hankering (if you don't speak southern, that means "craving").
Item #5 is from HillScarves
Blanket scarves are definitely trending these days. They're like another take on the infinity scarf except you can wrap yourself up in one of these if you want to! I'm really liking the color combination in this one. It's very fall-ish and a perfect accessory!
Item #6 is from LivAndLucys
Boot cuffs are always a good idea if you want to keep the cold out from your boots. You never want to have a draft down the boot leg. You're usually already cold enough, much less add a draft, right? These will keep you legs nice and cozy. They're a nice feminine detail as well. The neutral tone will go great with any outfit and add some nice visual interest!
Item #7 is from
I saw this and thought it was a really neat take on what we normally think of as a winter hat. This is more like a bucket hat but one that is for winter! I don't always like to have a hat tight around my head, and this would be a great alternative to that! I really wish I'd found this before we went on out trip to Europe!
That is all I have for you this week my lovelies, I may be more sporadic with posting in the coming weeks since it's the holidays, and there will be lots of family gatherings and lots of overtime at work. Fear not, though! I will return to a more regular schedule soon after the new year. Please leave me a comment below about what you would like to see more of on the blog and I will do my best to make it happen! Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!!!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! How are you?? I hope you are all doing well and are ready for some neat hair accessories. I thought this would be a good topic for this week primarily because I've been thinking about attempting to do something with my hair. I don't know who it will go considering the salon that did my hair for the wedding was having issues with it's weight.. I knew it was thick, but not how heavy it was! Anyway, I hope you enjoy and get some ideas for yourself as well!
Item #1 is from LovelyLittlesandCo
Normally, I have a terrible time getting anything to stay in my hair, but I think that this clip would actually stay in and not easily slide out. It's something different that the clips I grew up with and it's actually stylish. It's very simple and minimalistic--a perfect combination. You should also check out the maker's store for more stylish clips ;)
Item #2 is from uniquefeathers
I'll go ahead and say this...I normally am not a feather person, but I think that having a small strand like this in your hair might be sort of neat. I'm all for neat and interesting! I could see wearing this on the weekend during a night out or a day trip. I'm totally in love with the colors of this one! You've got a beautiful purple, green, teal, brown, and black. The extensions are 7-10 inches in length but you can get them longer by selecting an upgrade. These are DIY extensions, so do know what you're doing with your hair or at least be pretty confident in your skills--I unfortunately am not good in doing anything with my hair :(
Item #3 is from Kapelika
You know, sometimes you want to cover up that ugly hair elastic with something pretty. This will do the trick! You've got a choice of several different finishes: brass, copper, rustic copper, or German silver. I feel like this will make any low pony look more polished and can work for day or night!
Item #4 is from CireAlexandria
I saw this and thought it was a pretty interesting piece. It's simple, modern, and very minimalistic. You can use it to put your hair up in a number of ways--you pick! Each pin is hand hammered, stamped, and cut, so each piece is unique. The maker does have a link to a video to show how to make this beauty work in your hair in case you're like me and hair-do challenged!
Item #5 is from TheLittleLab
My favorite thing about this piece is how natural and rustic it looks! The color is considered to be oxidized copper. It is great for short and long hair (definite plus) and holds hair securely. This looks like it would be easy to use for hair-do challenged people as well as those who are pros! Each piece is shaped by hand and the sharp edges have been sanded off.
Item #6 is from GoldAmour
I may have featured these before in a bee-themed post, but I really don't remember, so I'm going to feature them again. They're just too elegant not to share again! We all could use some detailed bobby pins right? I thought so ;) You can get these in silver, but I'll have to admit I'm totally digging the bronze ones! These would be perfect for absolutely any occasion--casual, formal, business--you're covered.
Item #7 is from TopKnotChicago
Last but not least, there are these awesome hair ties. I really love this kind because they do not leave that dreaded crease line where it was. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then you are either (1) a guy or (2) have short hair. These come in so many prints and colors that you can't get in the regular everyday hair ties. These are a definite must for most women, and you cannot go wrong without them!
That's all I have for you today my lovelies! I hope you've gotten some ideas for different things you can wear in your hair. I know sometimes managing your mane is a challenge in itself. See ya next week! Oh! make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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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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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! I hope you're all having a wonderful Wednesday! This week I thought it'd be fun to do a throwback to how I originally posted. I use to only post about jewelry, but I later decided to expand a little further out. For this edition, I'm going to do a post featuring minimalist jewelry. It's always so versatile, and more often than not, less is more. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from DianeMabry
These earrings are certainly stunning! They are made from a single piece of sterling silver that was formed to this shape and then the end hammered and polished for a nice shine. They are about two inches long, and the designer has included rubber backings for a secure fit. I don't really know how these could come off without you knowing, but then again I've never had any like these (My hair would probably pull them out!). I'm really liking how sleek these are! That's what gives them the minimal quality. I think it'd be awesome to see these in different colors too! Make sure to stop by and grab a pair to step your outfit up a level!
Item #2 is from ArkensJewelryBox
How could I do a minimal themed post without including some stacking rings? I obviously could not resist. What's great about stackable rings is that they can be worn alone or in a set. Either way, they still look minimal. If you were this ring by itself, you get some texture and visual interest, but if you wear it as a set, you get a mixture of textures. make sure to add this one to your wishlist.
Item #3 is from LittleImpJewellery
I love how this necklace makes a big statement even though it's a small piece. As the name of the item states, it does look like a moon crater. The pendant is handforged by the the designer's studio. The way the piece was created leaves a lovely texture on the inside and a smooth, shiny surface on the outside. It's very contemporary; very sleek. There is also a set of earrings that go with this necklace if you want to complete the set. It's a versatile piece (like most of the other items featured) and can be worn at a variety of occasions.
item #4 is from WROXdesign
The open square on these earrings is SO cool! They've got a very modern, minimal feel to them. I especially like the matte finish--it gives the earrings a nice texture, but you can also get these with a shiny finish. You also get a choice as to the length of them--1, 1.5, or 2 inches. I think the longer they are, the more elegant they will look, so I'd shoot for the 2 inches. Gorgeous piece to add to your jewelry stash!
Item #5 is from ByliaJewels
So, I don't know if you would consider this ring to be minimal, but I really feel like it is. It has straight lines, which are a hug part of minimalism. You do have more than one thing going on, but the direction is either vertical or horizontal. There is a nice little row of white zirconia stone running across that add a nice bit of bling to the piece. For the crystal, you can get either clear or rose quartz, and for the ring you can get 18k gold plated 925 silver or just 925 silver. Either combination would be pretty, but the rose quartz paired with the gold plated silver would be the most stunning. You could wear this ring by itself or with other rings as a stacking piece or with other rings on different fingers depending on the look you are going for.
Item #6 is from WildFawnJewellery
I really like how these earring look like they're floating! It's magic! The circle has been hammered for a nice visual texture which adds to its character. All jewelry created by this designer is made with eco-friendly methods--ie, recycled stainless steel, no harsh chemicals in the manufacturing process. These will make definitely make a statement as people will be looking at how they float!
Item #7 is from ConcretelyShop
I saw this necklace and immediately thought it was unique. You all know that I really like my concrete jewelry, and rose gold is growing on me (enough to wear my phone is rose gold). I was literally just thinking, "is that rose gold foil pieces, or are parts actually cut out of the concrete and rose gold foil applied?" It's just rose gold foil applied flat against the smooth concrete. I love the illusion it creates, though! The concrete pendant will come on a rose gold plated chain that comes in two different lengths. There are not a lot of people who do concrete jewelry really well, but this designer has the skill down!
Item #8 is from lunaijewelry
These earrings are very unique (especially in how you wear them). You wear these with the hook part hugging your earlobe. The jewel will be right against where your ear is pierced. You can get this earring set in a shiny silver or a 22K yellow gold plated sterling silver. I'm personally loving the gold plated option. It looks absolutely stunning with the baguette cut aquamarine.
Item #9 is from SheinaJewelry
I love that this ring has a little bit of bling in it while still being very minimal. It's very delicate and feminine. I think it'd be one that you could wear on any finger, but it really depends on your style. I've gotten to where I like to wear rings on any of my fingers--if they fit every finger. Quick question regarding ring sizes: Has anyone else noticed that the fingers on your dominant hand tend to be bigger than the nondominant one? Maybe it's just the knuckles, but I've got a few rings that fit the index finger on my left hand but don't fit the index finger on my right hand. Weird, huh? Now, back on topic. I could see this one being worn with multiple different outfits, so you're not limited to wearing it with certain outfits..it's very versatile.
Item #10 is from CandiceVostrejs
This is a pretty interesting set of bangles. I really like the texture of them. Two of the bangles are smooth and three are textured. It adds a nice bit of visual interest. The set comes for wrists that measure 55 inches to 7 inches around. I think I'd rather have them bigger because I like mine to be a little bit loose to allow for movement. These would be great for adding some detail to your outfit and would look great in casual or business casual dress.
That's all I have for you this week, everyone! I hope you've enjoyed this throw back style post on minimal jewelry, and I hope that you have found some items that you want to add to your jewelry stash.
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,
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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! 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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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,
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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.