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December Shop Update and Free Shipping Coupon!

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Hey everyone! I wanted to pop in and let you all know that I have finally added some new items to my shop! Here’s what’s new in my blog shop:











I have several new reclaimed vintage tablecloth bags available as well as some fun new pillows and key fobs. You can check out my blog shop here. I have extended my sale coupon until Monday the 22nd. Get 20% off with coupon code xmas20.

I have added all of my leather and 100% vintage wool bags and craft supply items to my Etsy shop over the past couple of days. Check out what’s new:








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And I still have a few Christmas ornaments available too:










I have extended my Etsy shop coupon as well until Monday the 22nd. Check out my Etsy shop Here. Get 20% off your entire order with code xmas20 at checkout.

And since I adore my wonderful readers so much as well, I am offering free USPS First Class shipping on all orders until Christmas Day!!! And all orders over $50 will get free Priority Mail upgraded shipping!!! Use code freeshipxmas

Happy Shopping everyone! Ant thank you all so much for your support!

Holiday Gift Guides 2014- Gifts for Him

Hey everyone! I love holiday shopping! However I am always stumped on what to gift for the fellas in our family. They are always so hard to shop for! So, I have comprised a little collection of wonderful handmade gifts from the wonderful world of Etsy for the guys in your life. There should hopefully be something for even the  pickiest gent! Here are my favorites:


UFO-logy Flying Saucer Types Mens T-shirt by Vortex Trading Company


FREE SHIPPING – Men’s Personalized Bracelet, Men’s Leather Bracelet, Genuine Leather and Aluminium Plate Men Bracelet by Fosfor Store


National Parks Checklist Map Print – 18×24 Gold limited edition screenprint by Ello There


Slim Leather Wallet by Fullgive


Custom Engraved Beer Growler with Flip Top by My Custom Growler


Hexagon Coasters, Felt Coasters, Drink Coasters, Fabric Coasters, Felted Wool Coasters, 5mm Thick Felt Coasters, Bar Coasters, Coaster Set by Felt Planet


BBQ rub gift set with recipes – 8 seasonings for grilling and barbecue by Dell Cove Spice Company


Mens Messenger Bag, Mens satchel bag / Messenger bag for men / Mens bag / Felted bag / Mens Felt Satchel / Felt Bag / Mens Felt bag / Manbag by Rambag

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Htc One M8 Case – Star Trek Starfleet Command HTC One M7 Case – Htc One X Case – Htc One Phone Cover Case – 3D Exclusive HTC One Case by Gazooomp


HANDMADE Men’s Leather Toiletry Case Dopp Kit Shaving Bag OOAK Groomsmen Present Groomsman Gift Wedding Groom Lifetime Leather Co Cognac Bag by Lifetime Leather Company


Nordic Scarf, Deer Scarf, Deer Print Infinity Scarf, Double Patterned Scarf Oversized Scarf, Christmas Gift, Men Scarf Women Scarf Shawl by Style Scarf


 Maple root wood guitar pick with leather friction pads by Wooda Cooda

Aren’t they all awesome! I know the guys on my list would love most any of these fantastic gifts! I’d love a few of them myself! I hope you all enjoy shopping these wonderful Etsy shops! They have something for everyone on your list I’m sure! I’ll be back soon with another holiday gift guide. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Holiday Gift Guides 2014- Gifts for Teens

Hey guys! The past few weeks have been a little of a whirlwind! I can’t belive this year is already almost over, I swear it has gone by so fast! I am knee-deep in making holiday gifts for my own crew this year. I did want to pop in and share a few of my favorite gift ideas for teens. Check em’ out:


Red Squirrel Serenade – Tote Bag / Book Bag – 16″ x 16″ by Iota Illustration


mermaid print 8 x 12 sea how cute I am by BoopsieDaisy


On Sale!!! LOLA’S SWEET DREAM Ooak Cameo Vintage Inspired Art Brooch by Odd Princess, Wearable Art by Odd Princess


Unicorn i phone Slim Case – i phone Case – i phone 5 Case – i phone 5s Case by Pai and Pear


Coastal Pillow Happy Girls are the Prettiest Pillow Audrey Hepburn Beach Decor Gift Girls Room Throw Pillow Cover Decorative Throw Retro Art by Vintage Beach


Hummingbirds Zipper Pouch Little Coin Purse ECO Friendly Padded NEW Hummers Delight by J Pat Purses


Goldie and the Bear Hugs – limited edition giclee print of an original illustration (8 x 10 in) by Helen Dardik


Crochet Ring – Tiny Landscape – House and Tree on a Hill – Mini Amigurumi Adjustable Ring – Statement Ring by Biribis


clutch – ipad case – minibag by Nuria Diaz Shop


Macbook Decal Sticker for Macbook Sticker Macbook Pro Decal Macbook Air Sticker Snoopy SN by The CJ Store


Harry Potter Dumbledore quote print – Happiness can be found – Typographic print, Inspirational Art poster, giclee print wall art by Simple Serene



2015 Calendar Printable INSTANT DOWNLOAD/ Illustrated magical travel wall/ desk calendar by BelsArt

Aren’t they so flippin’ cute! I realize that most of these finds are rather feminine, but check out these amazing shops and you could certainly find something for just about everyone on your list. There are so many talented artists on Etsy! I am in awe every week! I hope you have enjoyed my little gift guide. Hopefully it has given an idea or two for someone on your list. I’ll be back soon with another fun gift guide. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Holiday Gift Guides 2014- Gifts for Pets and Pet Lovers

Hey everyone! I’ve gotten a little behind on my gift guides this year with so much going on around here lately. So we will be playing catch up this week. The first guide I am going to share with you is a collection of gifts for pet lovers and our favorite furry friends. This is always one of my favorite guides to put together! We have quite a few pets in our family, and we are all definitely all animal lovers! It was hard to narrow down my list. Here are just a few of my favorites:


Personalize Your Pooch – Dog Art Block – 4″ x 5″- Personalized Gift Idea for Mom- Personalized Gifts for Pets- Dogs Gifts for Christmas by John W Golden


Pink Squirrel Dog Collar, Adjustable, Ribbon Collar, Woodland Pet Collar by Day Dog Designs


Silly porcelain dog earrings,kawaii,ceramic jewellery,porcelain earring,real gold plated on brass earring,small cute gift,for dog lovers by Silly Rice


My Favoritest Thing – Cute Art Print of a Pug with his Dog Toy; a Drawing for Dog Lovers by Inkpug


My cat is the coolest person I know mug,cup,coffee,funny,present,gift,cat lover by Knits Chic


Ceramic Tuxedo Cat Sculpture & Vase by Maid of Clay


Whimsical Cat and Dog Art Print – FoLLow YouR BliSS – Fun Aqua Teal Blue Green Artwork by 3 Crows


Gift for couple – Wooden Keychain – Personalized Anniversary Gift – Bridal Shower Gift – Cats print – Handmade Keyring by Good Mood Woods


Custom Dog Breed Necklace – Bronze or Antique Silver Cameo Pendant – Customized Dog Breed Necklace – Gift for Pet Lover, Dog Owner by Jersey Maids


Custom pet portrait tote bag.Custom pet portrait. For one or two pets. Personalized Tote bag. Gift for pet owners. Gift for animal lovers by Carol’s Atelier


Medium Dog Tag – Dog ID Tag – Pet Tag – Bull Terrier- Bully by Doggone Tags


Felt succulent planter / Kitty cat vase / Natural colors / Kawaii gift / cat lover gift /set of three – Choose your color by The Yarn Kitchen


Custom Dog Wine Stopper by Wolf’s Folk Art


Hedgehog Needle Minder / Keeper, Walnut, Laser Cut Wood by Tangerine 8


Feline Retribution Cat Toys – organic catnip filled, handmade — SciFi fans, feminists, progressives, vengeance is yours by 100 Ladies


Labrador dog embossing, laser engraved wooden rolling pin by Boon Homeware

I just love every one of them! Can’t pick a favorite this time, they are all fantastic! Do you have a favorite? I hope this little guide has given you a few gift ideas for someone you love. Be sure to check out all the fantastic shops that all of these wonderful items came from, you’ll love them! They are amazing! I’ll be back soon with another gift guide. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Holiday Gift Guides 2014- Gifts for Kids

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for another gift guide for the holidays, and this one is all for the kiddos. There are so many fabulous items for children and babies on Etsy! Some of them make me wish I was a kid again! This guide is longer than my usual guids since I could have done a whole post just on plushies. I narrowed them down a bit and added in some great toys and accessories. Here are just a few of my favorite holiday gift ideas for the little ones:


Fox Plush Toy with Scarf, Fox Softie, Fox Stuffed Animal, Handmade Fox Art Doll, Toy Animal, Kids Christmas Gift, Poosac, Nursery, Kids Toy from Poosac


Modern Kids Play Kitchen from Mint Home


Limited Edition Metallic Gold Moccs, Moccasins, Baby Moccs, Baby/Toddler Shoes, Genuine Leather, Metallic, Metallic Gold, Gold from Tiny Baby Soles


Mr. Beaver, a woodchuck softie plush doll toy, made to order, OOAK from Dunlap Love


CUSTOM Signature Cotton Candy Dolly,Handmade Dolls,Homemade Dolls,Cloth Doll,Fabric Dolls,Handmade Fabric Doll,Soft Cloth Dolls,Rag Dolls from Cotton Candy Dollies


Christmas deer plush toy , handmade stuffed toy, baby safe soft toy, holidays from Skripskrap


Kniting Teddy Bear Hat – Hat Character – Boy hat – Teddy Bear Beanie – Best Teddy Bear – Animals hats – Teddy Hat – Winter hat – Warm hat from Meet Best Knit


Forest Friends Roll Up and Play Mat, woodland roll up with wooden figures, waldorf inspired, wool felt toy, handmade kids toy from Gnome Werks


Stuffed Animal Teddy Bear Plush Toy Charcoal Grey Neon Pink Lime Green Linen Doll Handknit Ecofriendly from Me and Tex


Outer Space Wood Bank from Mmim


Baby Mobile — Bears in Party Hats — Customize to Match You Modern Nursery from Pink Cheeks Studio


Plush Owl Softie Stuffed Owl Doll for Children and Baby Plush Toy from Friends of Socktopus


Marimekko Unikko Kids’ Teepee (Small) from Teepeedees


Free Armbands!!! Personalized Boy SUPERHERO Cape for Christmas comes with FAST DELIVERY – 26 inches – Custom Letter from Pip and Bean


Cute Bug Plush – Handmade cloth doll kids toy monster bug plushie from Palooka Handmade



The Farm Paper Toy Kit – DIY Paper Craft Kit – Puppet Theater – Paper Toy – Birthday Party Favor – PRINTABLE PDF from Pukaca

Aren’t they all just so adorable! If I had children I’d be buying them all! As it is, I’ve got a few of the softies on my Christmas wish list. I hope you all enjoy browsing through these fantastic shops! I’ll be back next week with another gift guide. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

Holiday Gift Guides 2014- For the Host or Hostess

Happy Friday everyone! This week has been a whirlwind with getting ready for the Flea Market and holiday crafting for the blog. Before I sign off for the weekend though, I wanted to pop in and share my first holiday gift guide of the 2014 holiday season! I’ve put together some of my favorite items from Etsy’s wonderful handmade shops that would make lovely gifts for the host or hostess. It is the season for parties, and there’s nothing quite as charming as a little something handmade to show your appreciation and love! Here are my top twelve gift ideas for your holiday party hosts…


Wooden Spoon, Hostess Gift, Shower Gift, Housewarming Gift, Bridal Shower Gift, Wedding Gift, Kitchen Gift, Birthday, Valentine’s Day Gift from We Should Spoon


tweet bowl, green and white ceramic nesting bowls. modern, quirky pottery dishes. large cereal bowl, small bird bowl. gift for hostess from Karo Art


WASHCLOTH – 100% COTTON, stocking stuffer, hostess gift, crochet washcloth, handmade washcloth, wash cloth from Right Soap


Custom Monogram Initial Paper Coasters Black and White Polka Dot Floral Initial Colorful Personalized Coasters Wedding Hostess Gift Set of 5 from When it Rains Shop


Tea Towel Set: Catherineholm Lotus Coffee Pot Tea Towel, Hostess Gift, Housewarming, Scandinavian, Norway, Turquoise, Red, Yellow from Fresh Pastry Stand


Personalized Family Tree Cutting Board, Anniversary Gift, Custom Wooden Chopping Block, Engraved Housewarming Hostess Gift, Dandelion Decor from True Mementos


4×6 RECIPE CARDS Set of 10 – cute elephant recipe card for potluck hostess housewarming gifts from Boy Girl Party


Custom house portrait ornament personalized ornaments engagement gift, hostess gift from your photo by Cathie Carlson from Magic Markings Art


Pre Buy HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS Soap / 6 bars / Rosemary Mint Soap with Shea Butter / Handmade Cold Process Soap from Joan’s Gardens


Personalized Birch Bark Vase from Rustic Grove Designs


Serving Spoons, Grateful and Thankful. Hand stamped servers for your holiday table decor or hostess gift from Milk and Honey Luxuries 



All natural soy wax tea cup candle with saucer – green and gold floral from Three Birds Vintage Co.

Aren’t they all fabulous! I love them all of course! The Catherine Holm tea towels and the bird bowls are definitely on my wish list this year. Do you have a favorite? Be sure to check out all these amazing artists and their shops to see even more goodies! I’ll be back next week with another gift guide. Until then…

Happy Shopping!

I Heart Etsy Fridays- Christmas Printable

Happy Friday everybody! This week has been a little crazy between the holidays and a sick hubby, but I did want to pop in and share these fabulous printables from Etsy’s awesome artists! I love the digital printables you can find on Etsy! There is something for every occasion. I love to get printable tags for my holiday packages since I am not a big fan of the ones you find at the chain stores. Every one of these printable items comes as an instant download, so you can print them out immediately after you purchase them if you like. Here are some of my absolute favorites:


JOY, NOEL Rosette Banner Decoration Printable Paper Christmas Crafts by Fantastic Toys Here


christmas village – favor boxes, luminaries, party centerpiece decoration printable PDF kit by Claudine Hellmuth Here


Christmas Printable, Holiday Art Print, Typography, Tis The Season To Be Jolly by Mooseberry Printables Here


 Printable Fiat-Style Vintage Holiday Car – Cake Pop Box/ Favor Box/ Holiday Decoration by Paper Built Shop Here


Printable Christmas DIY Gift Tags Labels Scandinavian Holiday by Sam Osborne Store Here


Printable Christmas Gift Tags – Chalkboard Style by Anthology Arts Here


Christmas Gift Tags- Printable Set of 8 by Life Made Lovely Here


Retro Christmas Gift Tags Digital Collage Sheet by Curious Crow Digital Here


Printable Christmas Tags, Digital Collage Sheet, Retro Vintage DIY Gift Tags by The Vintage Remix Here


Vintage Retro 1950s 24 Round Christmas Gift Tags Digital File Printable by Fenderskirts Vintage Here


Christmas Printables for Playful Toys and Festive Decor by Tuesday Mourning Here


Gingham Christmas PRINTABLE Party (INSTANT DOWNLOAD) by Love The Day Here

Don’t you just love them all! I do! I am definitely going to be snagging some of these for my Christmas wrapping. I hope you all enjoyed my little round up. Be sure to go take a peek at all of these amazing Etsy shops. They are full of printables! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Shopping!

Holiday Gift Guides 2013- Gifts for Teens

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a fantastic week! The last few Fridays I have been sharing gift guides with you with some of my favorite gift ideas from Etsy’s wonderful world of handmade artists. Today I have compiled a little collection of gift ideas for teens. Check em’ out:

Check out this fantastic SHERLOCK FAVOURITE MOMENTS Women’s Fitted T-Shirt by Charming Fan Designs Here

Check out this lovely Hello Necklace Bunting Necklace Banner Pendant tiny birds necklace sterling silver by Zooz Jewelry Here

Check out this sweet Kindle Touch Case – Hardcover Book Style, Storyboek Whale Watch Fabric by Iris and Lily Here

Check out this beautiful RAINBOW Cashmere Scarf / Patchwork Rainbow Scarf / Rainbow Infinity Scarf by WormeWoole Here

Check out these awesome Doctor Who Shoes by Satan’s Slippers Here

Check out this fantastic To Infinity and Beyond Ring – Rocket Ship – Adjustable Aluminum Wrap Ring by It Came From The Internet Here

Check out this awesome May The Force Be With You – Star Wars Yoda Wall Decal by Wall Candy Company Here

Check out this fabulous Pirate Kitty – Ladies Slouchy Sweatshirt by Dowdy Studio Here

Check out this cool Laptop bag 13 in. with leather strap buckle and shoulder belt by Etoi Design Here

Check out these amazing Custom Harry Potter House Sweaters made just for you – Your initial on a sweater by Sew Ecological Here

Check out this awesome Harry Potter mug by Love It Get It Got It Here

Check out this fun I BELIEVE – Doctor Who – Blue Version – 24×36 – doctor who, tardis, geek, art, poster by Big Bad Robot Here

Check out this amazing iPad Tablet MUSIC Workstation – MIDI Keyboard Pads And Knobs – Music Making Machine by Old Time Computer Here

Check out these cool Recycled Record Guitar Picks by Record Time Clocks Here

Check out this awesome iPhone case-R2D2 star wars movie by Fantasy Sky Here

Check out this fantastic Retro Polaroid 1000 Camera Pillow Cover by The Retro Inc. Here

Don’t you just love them all! I am a huge Harry Potter nerd, so I am totally in love with the top. So cute! I hope you all enjoyed my little list, and found some gift ideas that you like too! Be sure to check out these fantastic Etsy shops, there is something for just about everyone on your list. Hope you have a fantastic weekend! I’ll be back next week with another holiday gift guide. Until then….

Happy Shopping!

Holiday Gift Guides 2013- Gifts for Pets (and Pet Lovers)

Happy guys! I hope you all are enjoying Thanksgiving weekend! We are going to be putting the Christmas lights up on the house this weekend. I am so excited! Today’s gift guide is for all of your furry friends. Don’t worry there is something for all my fellow animal lovers in the mix too! I always end up with animal themed gifts because I am such an animal nut. We collect cats, dogs, and now even chickens. I have a whole collection of vintage chicken ceramics in my kitchen now. Whether you call them your four-legged babies, fur babies, house panthers,or granddoggies, our furry friends enrich our lives and for many of us are the heart of our families. Spoil them well!

Check out this adorable Pullover Knit Dog Sweater Dress in Hot Pink and Green by The Doggie Market Here

Check out this sweet Kitty Cat Dish Personalized by The Brick Kiln Here

Check out this adorable cat sculpture, sweater pet TODD by Blob House Here

Check out this awesome COMMISSIONED Pet Portrait by Adam Regester Art and Illustration Here

Check out this fantastic Wine Barrel Dog Bowl serving dish V2 made from Napa Wine Barrels -100% recycled by Wine Country Craftsman Here

Check out this amazing Whimsical Cat and Dog Art Print – FoLLow YouR BliSS by 3 Crows Here

Check out this adorable Wood Dog Tags – Laser Cut Skull Tie Pet Collar Tag by Cropscotch Here

Check out this lovely Red Rosette Wool Felt Flower Dog Accessories by Little Blue Feathers Here

Check out this awesome Up in the Clouds Dog Collar by Day Dog Designs Here

Check out this funky cute Large Plush Durable Christmas Dog Toy with Secret Heart Fortune & Squeaker Bambi by Fugly Friends Here

Check out this cute little Christmas Reindeer Catnip Cat Toy by Pacific Cat Toys Here

Check out this fabulous Siamese Cat Sculpture by Bonjour Poupette Here

Check out this adorable Custom Pet Sculpture by Studio Blinkr Here

Check out these sweet Felted woman slippers BLACK CAT by Simplicity of Felt Here

Check out this amazing A Little Whoops- GREETING CARD Greyhound Art Print by Almost An Angel Here

And Check out these fabulous Custom Pet Riveted Metal Earrings- Italian Greyhound by Pooch Tags Here

Don’t you just love them all! I know I do! I think Beaureguard looks so much like the iggy in the sweet card, and I think Sadie would be too cute in the sweater dress! I hope you all enjoy browsing through these fabulous Etsy shops as much as I did! I’ll be back next week with another fun holiday gift guide. Until then…

Happy Shopping!


New DIY Kits in the Shop & Black Friday Coupons (20% OFF)

Hi guys! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving filled with lots of great food and being with the ones you love most! I just wanted to pop in for a bit to let everyone know that I have added a couple of craft kits to my Store this weekend! I have been wanting to add kits to my shop for a long while now, but finally got my butt in gear and I have my first two kits available as of tonight. Now you can buy a handmade kit to make your own Vintage Inspired Ball Jar Ornament or a sweet DIY Vintage Hanky Bracelet. These kits are great! Everything but the glue is included for you, and prepped so you can just grab your glue, open the box and have at it! I am really excited to finally be sharing these two with you! Both the bell jars and the hanky bracelets are two of my favorite projects ever! There will be many more kits to come in the future. Also, I am always happy to create a custom kit for most any of my projects that you see here on my blog. So if you see something that strikes your fancy, contact me and let me know. I am happy to make a crafty kit just for you.

In other shop news, it is officially black Friday, and even though I don’t usually get all caught up in the shopping holiday, I wanted to add an extra special coupon for all of my followers. For this weekend only please enjoy 20% off of your total order from my store. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY20 at checkout. I will also be sharing a coupon for free shipping with a minimum $20 purchase on my Facebook Fan page for my lovely Facebook followers. Go on over and check it out by clicking the facebook icon above my profile photo.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! XOXO!

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