Monday, March 22, 2010

Cool New Magazine

I came across this fabulous online fashion magazine called VivaLaModa. In addition to fashion, this magazine covers topics on beauty, handmade goods, home d├ęcor, green products and more. The editor is also an Etsy seller and I had the honor of contributing to this month’s issue! I was so excited to be apart of this since it’s such a cool magazine and its readership is growing more and more each month.

My article is centered around Earth Day and features some awesome eco-friendly items that I found on Etsy. There are so many ways that people can help contribute to a cleaner environment and I hope that my article helps inspire people to do so.

If you're interested in reading my article, make sure to check out pages 58 & 59!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I cant wait for the beach!

I’ll be traveling to Key West at the end of this month to visit one of my closest friends. I’m super excited because 1) I get to spend time with one of my favorite people, 2) I get to travel to a new place that I’ve never been to before and 3) And I get to go to the beach which I haven’t been to in a few years which further validates that this trip is much over-due.

In preparation for my trip, I’d like to liven up my closet with some cute summer / beach apparel & accessories.

A tote is definitely a must-have for any beach trip…at least for me since I have to bring a million things with me to the beach. I love this nautical inspired tote bag by bayanhippo:

During my search for a cute summery top, I came across this beautiful piece by poorpitifulpearl. I love the mix of fabrics and that it’s sylish, yet practical.

In my opinion, an outfit is not complete without some type of jewelry. I tend to associate summer with turquoise and I think this fabulous “world traveler” necklace by threebirdsdesigns is a great addition to any summer outfit:

And of course some type of flower hair accessory is needed to keep that unruly hair in place at the beach. I found this super cute & unique Flower Headband by everydayfairytale that can be worn to the beach and during a nice evening out:

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Magic of Dandelions

I’ve always been captivated by the magical feeling I get from dandelions. As a child, I would make a wish and blow while watching them fly away into the sky. It’s not surprising that I have chosen to incorporate them into some of my glassware designs. I just recently painted this set of matching cups & saucers:

I love how they turned out- modern, simple & magical. Here is a fabulous collection of handmade items, in addition to my cups, that also feature dandelions:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Say Goodbye to the Wedding Dress

In November of last year, I decided that I would attempt to sell my wedding dress. My friends and family initially reacted to this with confusion and then began drilling me with questions, some of which included: why on earth would you want to sell your wedding dress? It has so much meaning, how could you just get rid of it? Don’t you want your future children to see the dress that their mother wore on her wedding day?

These are all legitimate questions and concerns, but for me, I just don’t view the dress as an important, sentimental object that I’d like to hold on to my whole life. I am not a fan of clutter and I know this dress will sit in a closet or attic and mostly likely will never be looked at for at least a few decades.

For those reasons, I decided to try to sell it. At least selling it to another blushing bride will ensure that the dress is appreciated and will perhaps make someone else as happy as it made me on my big day.

I listed it on a newly developed website specific for those looking to re-sell their wedding dress { }. I immediately received several inquires and to my surprise, I was able to sell it about two months after I listed it. The individual who bought the dress couldn’t have been happier with it and even after shipping it off, I had no doubts with the decision I made. May the dress live on…

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Featured on the Front Page!

I'm so excited to find out that one of my glasses was featured on the front page of Etsy . This is huge for new sellers because it automatically boosts your visibility. This is the collection of items that was featured along with my glasses- they are inspiring & dreamy!