Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year, New Things For ME :)

I'm constantly amazed by the gorgeous items I come across on Etsy. Every item is handmade by people doing the craft they love, putting their heart and soul into each piece for each individual customer.  I've started doing a great deal of my personal and gift-giving shopping on Etsy.  Department store shopping as taken a permanent backseat for me knowing that the item I've purchased on Etsy was made by a real person, not a machine.  Everything from organic, natural, handmade make-up to cute one-of-a-kind knick knacks have ended up in my mailbox.

Here are some of my favorites, that I'd love to see in my mailbox in the upcoming year...until then I'll just have to continue drooling at the pictures.

Oh and one more thing:

Dear family and friends - please file this away as my birthday wishlist. Thank you :)

Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Stacking Rings - set of 3 Recycled Metal

Lap Desk- Custom Order

Virginia State Necklace - Sterling Silver Necklace - Pendant with Heart Silhouette -

MORGANITE Ring in 14k White Gold Ring, Brushed Finish Palladium White Gold, Cushion Ring

Auvenier Burlap Curved Hobo Bag with Leather in Natural Colour

Mineral Eyeshadow - Bayberry - Pure & Natural Mineral Eye Color Pigment

TYLER Light Ivory/ diamond white feather flower puff shoe clips for weddings, special occasions, boudoir

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Christmas Story

Christmas has barely passed and New Years is just around the corner - I love this time of the year.  Festive, happy, cozy, glimmering, shimmering and filled with love.  I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday, spent time with family and friends, ate way too much delicious food and found all their gifts on sale!  Our weekend was simple and quiet and a bit reminiscent of  "A Christmas Story." Why you ask? I went up for a long needed bath on Christmas Eve with my husband promising to defrost the Tenderloin for Christmas dinner.  Fast forward to the next morning and our 7 pound tenderloin is still snuggled in our deep freezer for a long winter's nap.  Come dinner time our tenderloin has barely defrosted and Christmas Dinner was a phone call to our local chinese food joint for pickup! My comfort in all of this? There were at least 7 other families there doing the same thing.

Far Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah :)

I'm looking forward to 2012 with new goals and a renewed vigor to do it (it = everything) right this year!   

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of this joyous season and has a very happy new year :)