Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Have You Seen This Etsy Shop?

Garden of Eden Designs comes to us this week from Atlanta, Georgia. In store for you are creations by Victoria a fashion merchandising and apparel design student who loves to create jewelry and designing clothes. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and brooches can all be found here:

Zinnia Bracelet


Made of fabric and pompoms, this light weight bracelet measures 8 inches around.


Violet Brooch


Add a unique look to even the plainest of tops with this 6 inch brooch made of batik yo yos.

Hydrangea Necklace

This colorful creation is made of jersey and cotton yo yos. It measures 16 inches and is 6 inches in width.

This week if you are the lucky winner you will receive the Marigold Pin that can be worn many different ways:

To enter:

1. Check out Garden of Eden Designs. Come back here and tell us about your favorite item in the shop.

2. Be or become a follower of this blog for a second entry.

Due to the Labor Day holiday, this week the contest will run until Monday night so you all have a couple of extra days to get those entries in! The winner will be announce on Tuesday!

For more info on Garden of Eden Designs check out:

Garden of Eden on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Statesboro-GA/Garden-of-Eden-Designs/116988661648299?ref=ts
On Twitter:
http://twitter.com/thegardendesign
and on Blogger:
http://gardenofedendesigns.blogspot.com/





If You Happen Upon the Record Store Today...


you should pick up a copy of the new Papa Roach album! While my readers here are a very diverse set and I realize they may not be every one's thing, if you like rock music you will love Time For Annihilation!

That is my shameless plug for my favorite dude's! LOL! You may now return to your regularly scheduled blog post! ;)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Monday

Happy Monday everyone! This Monday I am excited because although I have to work today I will soon be on my way to Las Vegas. After being invited by friends I figured I would take them up on the offer and perhaps win the jackpot while there, or at least break even! :)
What do you all have going on this week?
Aren't the flowers that adorn the Bellagio ceiling, pictured above, just beautiful?!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekend Recap

This weekend I spent time working, shopping and spending time with friends. I also found a little slice of heaven here in Houston. Sprinkles cupcakes recently opened a new location here and let me tell you that if you have never tried a Sprinkles cupcake you are really missing out! :) Thank goodness their location is a bit of a drive for me so that I do not go as often as I would like, which would be everyday!
How did you all spend your weekend?

And Our Winner Is...

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Congratulations Megan! You are the winner this week!

Thanks so much to all who entered! A special thanks to Megan from Toastory for being a part of the feature this week!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Have You Seen This Etsy Shop?

This week our Etsy shop comes to you all from San Francisco fashion design student Judy. Toastory is Judy's creation and features her mini collection of rings, necklaces, brooches, scarves, bracelets and tote bags. Check out her shop this weekend for a $3 ring promotion as well! Here are some of the items available at Toastory:

Khaki Floral Bracelet Belt

Handcrafted from suede and brown flannelette belt, this bracelet is adjustable from 6" to 8".

Necklace Black Zipper Bow

Crafted from a metal zipper and soft leather like textual fabric, this piece is 8.5-10" in length and the bow is 6" x 2".

Scarf Cubism printed Chiffon

This scarf is 6"x56" of chiffon and sateen fabric with ribbon detail.



This week if you are the lucky winner you will receive the Lace Bow Brooch and Necklace, which can be worn two stylish ways.


To enter simply:

1. Check out Toastory. Come back here and comment on your favorite item.

2. Be or become a follower of this blog for a second entry.

Entries will be accepted until Saturday at midnight. Winner will be announced on Sunday.

For more information on Toastory please check out:


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toastory/112352672150837
http://www.flickr.com/photos/toastory/

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Monday

I thought this little bird in the sunrise was very cheery for a Monday morning!
I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was very nice, full of laughs and seeing old friends. I also got a reminder that you should never have regrets about decisions you make. Even if things don't work out as planned it may just open up new doors or at least be a learning experience.
I hope you all have a wonderful week! What do you have going on?


Sunday, August 22, 2010

And Our Winner Is,,,,

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Congratulations Rosie! You are the winner this week!

Thanks so much to all who entered and a special thanks to Renee from Paper and Press for being a part of the feature this week!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Have You Seen This Etsy Shop?

This week I would like introduce you to Paper and Press. Renee, the shop's owner and creator has options from flatback buttons, pocket mirrors and more. Using different prints on craft paper Renee has designed items that are great as gifts as well and can be purchased in bulk or customized. Mirrors can be transformed into magnets and pinback buttons can be made from flatbacks for no extra cost, just send Renee a convo at Paper and Press.
Check out Paper and Press:


Hoot Owls Pocket Mirror

Made my paper and mylar with the hoot owl design, this mirror is 2.25" inch/5.7 cm. Of course I have to feature this one, since it reminds me of the owl on my blog! :)

Funky Flowers Pocket Mirror

The Funky Flowers Mirror is the same dimension as the one above. The contrast of the bright flowers against the brown makes for a very pretty creation.


1 inch Assorted Flat Back Buttons - Black and White - Bulk Lot of 25

These flatback button cabochons are hand pressed, made from craft papers and plastic coating.
Crafters will find many uses for these on jewelry, bobby pins, etc.

This week if you are the winner you will receive not one, but three gifts! Renee is offering the winner three pocket mirrors of their choice!

To enter:

1. Check out Paper and Press. Come back here and post your favorite item in the shop!

2. Be or become a follower of this blog.

Entries will be accepted until Saturday midnight. Check back Sunday to see if you are the lucky winner!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Monday



I hope this Monday finds you all well!

Unfortunately for me this isn't such a happy Monday as my uncle passed away over the weekend. I will be happy, however, to remember all of the wonderful moments he gave me growing up as the funniest guy I have ever and will probably ever know.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

And Our Winner Is....

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Congratulations Suze! You are the winner this week!

Thanks so much to Bookworm Bookmarks for being a part of the feature this week and to all who entered!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Have You Seen This Etsy Shop?

Bookworm Bookmarks, our Etsy shop this week, is going to be a treat for all of you readers out there! Made using repurposed cardboard and decorative paper, scrapbook paper and magazine clippings, these little works of art will spruce up even those books that you HAVE to read, but don't really want to! Making perfect party favors or gifts for any occasion, let's check out Bookworm Bookmarks:


Paisley Stripe Bookmark

This purple and green bookmark compliments the paisley design beautifully!

Dots and Stripes Bookmark

Polka dots will add a touch of whimsy to even the most boring read!

Button Bookmark

A perfect gift for any crafters!


The Wicked Witch of the West

Featuring the lady everyone loves to hate!


This week Bookworm Bookmarks is offering a $5 gift card to the winner of the weekly drawing!

To enter all you need to do is:

1. Check out Bookworm Bookmarks. Come back and tell us about your favorite item in the shop!

2. Be or become a follower of this blog!

Entries will be accepted through midnight Saturday and the winner will be announced Sunday!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Monday


Happy Monday everyone!
Whether you are out celebrating summer or back to the everyday grind I hope you have a great one.
What does this week have in store for you?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Today is my pup, Barkley's, six year anniversary with us. So in honor of my boy I would like to remind anyone who is looking for a new pet to please visit your local shelters first.
You may just find your new best friend there!

And Our Winner Is....

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Congratulations to Lady Jaye! You are the winner this week!

Thank you to Katie's Vintage Jewelry and Things for being a part of the feature this week and to all of those who entered!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Have You Seen this Etsy Shop?

Katie's Vintage Jewelry and Things, our Etsy shop this week comes to us from South Carolina. Offering vintage jewelry, handmade crafts and vintage home decor, Katie is also open to custom orders if contacted.

Let's take a look at Katie's Vintage Jewelry and Things:

Vintage Coro Bracelet

Just over 7 inches long and signed Coro Bracelet, this piece is thought to be from the mid 1950's.

Vintage Bead Bracelet Brown and Creme

Creme and brown beads found from other vintage jewelry pieces, come together to create this bracelet, which measures 9 inches.

Vintage Necklace with alternating pink charms

Measuring approximately 9 1/2 inches, this vintage piece has light and dark pink charms.


This week if you are the weekly winner you will receive this lovely necklace:




How to enter:

1. Check out Katie's Vintage Jewelry & Things. Come back here and comment on your favorite item.

2. Be or become a follower of this blog for a second entry.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Saturday.

Check back on Sunday to see if you are the lucky winner!




Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!
This is a little later than usual, but I still hope everyone is having a good day!
What news do you have for me this week?



And Our Winner Is....

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Congratulations Dorkys! You are the winner this week!

Thanks so much to all who stopped by to participate this week!

A special thanks to Carol for offering Carol's Painting Room for the feature!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to You...

Happy birthday dear Gabe, happy birthday to you!

And remember no matter how much we try to run from them, birthdays will always catch up to us!