Sunday, July 29, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Funky, chunky and beaded. What's more fun than that?! I am in love with my new funky, chunky, beaded necklace from Kelly Jean's Beads & Things! Different shaped beads in black, white and clear and a fun, painted zebra bead that is offset to one side make this necklace everything I love. Most of my necklaces tend to be somewhat delicate in nature and I'm not exactly sure why, so I was thrilled to add this necklace to my accessory collection. Isn't it awesome?! a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I was given the mentioned item for review purposes and was not compensated in any other way. All views and opinions stated in this review are mine alone and were not influenced by any other party.
I am seriously so excited about this shop and the awesome items it makes! When I found Note Trunk, I was in note/letter writer heaven. I'm the kind of girl who in the days of email, facebook and the like, still likes to write a good old-fashioned letter and send it to people. There's just so much more of a personal feeling to receiving a letter in the mail and it's a nice way to show that you care enough to take the time to actually write something and send it, as opposed to typing something. It's becoming a lost art for sure. I refuse to let it die because I have been so blessed to have been able to store up dozens of letters from my great grandma when she was alive and we would write back and forth to each other. I love seeing her wobbly writing that she sat and took the time to do through arthritic hands, simply because she loved me. That says so much more than any email ever could. I have an aunt who lives only about 15 minutes away who I currently write back and forth to. Even though she lives close, we don't see each other much and it's such a nice way to keep in touch. I just love letters and cards in the mail. Ok, now to reel myself back in...Anyway, at Note Trunk, you will find all sorts of lovely things to make your letters and cards even that much more personal. We moved last year, so all of the cute little address stickers I once had are now of no use to me and I was sad to just have to boringly (is that a word?) write my name and return address on the envelopes I was sending out. Then, I saw the awesome address stamps that Note Trunk makes! I got so excited! As I looked through all of the ones they offered, there was one that I just kept going back to and to my ridiculous excitement, they told me they would make me my very own address stamp in that design to review! They even let me choose between a self-inking stamp, a wood handle stamp and an eco mount stamp. I had to choose the wood handle stamp because it just seems the most old-fashioned and therefore fun to me! Now, I'm not going to show my actual stamp because I don't really want to just put my address out there like that, but this is the style that I was lucky enough to receive... a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I was given the mentioned items for review purposes and was not compensated in any other way. All views and opinions stated in this review are mine alone and were not influenced by any other party.
Seriously, how fun is the name "Off Beet"?! I just loved it when I found the Etsy shop, Off Beet. She offers unique jewelry, bags and other accessories. Not only is Bekki cool because she came up with an awesome name for her shop, but I think she's pretty cool because she so nicely allowed me to choose any piece I wanted from her shop to review. I love bracelets, but for some reason I don't have that many of them. I decided it was the perfect time to hook myself up with a cool bracelet and so I chose this asymmetrical little beauty below. I loved the colors of the beads and the fact that it was not simply just a beaded bracelet, but that it has the side with beads and then the side with chains. The brown bead is a wood bead and the blue bead is faceted. I like the dimension and interest the different kinds of beads add. The bracelet was a little big when I put it on, but given the design, I was able to wrap the chain through the toggle loop twice and then it fit perfect! a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I was given the mentioned item for review purposes and was not compensated in any other way. All views and opinions expressed in this review are mine alone and were not influenced by any other party.
I have been on the search for a lovely little piece of artwork to grace the wall above my bed and I think I've found the perfect place to find it! Shelley at House of 3 creates the coolest canvases and I couldn't help but be drawn to them. She sent me her 12X12 You Are My Sunshine canvas to review and it's even cuter in person than it was in the picture! House of 3 Etsy shop and check out the full array of what she has to offer and while you're there, you should definitely heart her shop and any of her canvases that you find yourself drawn to! I've got some seriously good news for you too. One lucky reader of my blog is going to win that lovely "You Are My Sunshine" canvas! So, get your entries in below! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
So, I've been dying to try some decoupaging and to just make some personalized items for my bedroom. I actually did this a little over a month ago, but am just now getting these pictures up to show you guys. I'm so happy with how everything turned out! First off, you may remember the awesome Maine State Love print I posted a review for a while back. Well, I decided it needed a frame that would really compliment the print's character, so I took a wood frame I had hanging out in the basement, sanded it, spray painted it white and distressed it with a little more sanding. I love how it turned out! See...
Monday, July 23, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
There's something going on with my Etsy account, so if you are a shop owner who is currently working with me and wondering why you can't get in contact with me, that's why. Please email me at the email address to the right and we'll work on what we have going currently. Thank you and sorry for the glitch!
Friday, July 20, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I stumbled upon a lovely little shop with a wide array of goodies. I was surprised to see so many different types of items in one shop. Pleasantly surprised, that is! While checking out Julia Louise Shop, I found these earrings that I instantly loved. They are so colorful, dangly, bohemian and fun. What's not to love about them?! I especially loved when Janet told me she would send them to me to review! a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I was given the mentioned items for review purposes and was not compensated in any other way. All views and opinions expressed in this review are mine alone and were not influenced by any other party.