Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mother’s Day Crafts- Free Ebook!

I’m a contributor to a free ebook that details several fun Mother’s Day crafts that can be given as gifts that every mother is sure to enjoy! Find easy homemade gifts, fun sewing projects and wearable crafts Mom will love. Handmade gifts are much more thoughtful and they can be tailored to the person’s style.

My specific article is on bottle cap wine charms – these are cute, fun ways to dress up your drink and a great way to recycle bottle caps. There are so many cool crafts listed in the ebook, but my favorite is probably the "fancy rubber gloves". I'll have to make myself a pair so I can garden in style!

If you’re interested in hearing more about me and my glassware shop, make sure to tune in to Fave Crafts Radio this Sunday May 2nd at 7:30 for my interview!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Newest Product Offering

For the peak wedding season, I decided to start offering personalized platters. I think this is a unique gift that can be given for weddings that the bride and groom can cherish forever.

To me, this type of gift is much more thoughtful than a card & check. When I got married, I thought the most memorable & thoughtful gifts were the ones that were either handmade or personalized in some way…but maybe I’m just a little biased :-)

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Short Trip to Key West

My Key West trip was fabulous. I got to not only visit with one of my best friends (who happens to teach at the Key West high school), but also experience all that the island has to offer.

I’ll start off with some introductions. This is my friend’s pup- a super cute French bulldog named Parker. And yes, his tongue permanently hangs out of his mouth, which makes him even cuter.
My friend’s neighbor is an interesting older woman who was a dance instructor, but she’s now trying to save the ocean, one fish at a time. Although I didn’t personally meet her, I did get to meet her car:

An interesting observation about this island is that instead of stray cats & dogs….Key West has stray chickens. It’s actually quite funny to be walking down the street and see random chickens running around. One of the many things Key West is known for, is its art galleries. I got to see lots of talented pieces of artwork in all different forms. And with any popular tourist destination, there are tons of boutiques. During your shopping trip, make sure to stop by Key West’s most famous sandal shop called Kino Sandals. This was one of my favorite shops because the sandals are handmade and constructed right in the store! And although these are handmade sandals, they are super cheap. I purchased this lovely pair for only $13- such a steal!

No visit to Key West is ever complete without a sunset sail. It’s a two-hour sail that provides you with the best ocean sunset views and it is the perfect ending to a fabulous vacation.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

So it’s my birthday this week and I thought I’d center this post on some of my favorite Etsy finds. There are so many cool items that I come across because I love to shop, but in my attempt to cut back on my compulsive buying, I end up forgetting about these lovely items. Well, what a perfect time to take another look at them and maybe treat myself to my own birthday gift.

I love love love these aprons by lemontreeaprons…if only I cooked! I’m sure I’ll get into cooking at a later point in my life, and once I do, I’ll definitely be getting one of these.

If you don’t already know…I have a slight jewelry fetish. I’m obsessed with different & unique pieces and this item by kirevi8 is definitely right up my alley. I love that it incorporates both metal & fabric.

I came across this unique necklace by sammi84 that can be personalized with initials. I love items that can be personalized, and it’s also a piece that can be worn with any outfit.

I like to class up some of my outfits with a fabulous belt. Belts can really turn an average outfit into a glamorous one. I’m in love with this elegant lace belt from LittleWhiteDresser: