Saturday, January 31, 2009

Weekend Whimsy - Winter

Here's this weekend's eye-candy inspired by this frosty weather.
Hope we see some snow here in NC this coming week!

1 Sparkling Snowflake Bracelet by LesChic - $23
2 Mohair Shawl in Light Green by Trendy Knitting - $95
3 Snow Blossom Earrings by Shop Clementine - $23
4 Winter Blues - Silk/Cashmere Arm Warmers
by Adventures of Jessica Rose
- $75
5 Sea Urchin Ring by Star of the East - $59
6 Recycled Poppy Bobbypin Set in Peacock by Foundling - $12

Saturday, January 24, 2009


A wonderful, talented seller on Etsy has featured me on her blog. Terri, of Dime Store Emporium makes the most beautiful verdigris pieces which she gives a gorgeous patina by hand.
Below, is one of my many pieces featuring these beautiful verdigris findings.
Thank you, Terri!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Weekend Whimsy - Paris

Lovely items inspired by The City of Love - Paris.

1 Eiffel Tower Scarf - Long gray scarf/wrap
by Pretty Raccoon
- $21
2 Paris On My Mind - Charm Necklace by Arete - $22
3 Eiffel Tower Photo - 8x10 Print by Little Buttons - $15
4 City of Love - 8x10 Fine Art Print by Irene Suchocki - $30
5 L'Oiseau - Silk Lined Boc Clutch by Red Ruby Rose - $85
6 La Marseillaise Ring by My Lavaliere - $10

Monday, January 19, 2009

Limited Time Sale

I'm offering free shipping on all necklaces now through Friday (1/23).
Shop now, for Valentine's Day!
New designs coming soon!


I told you that I was obsessed. =)
Below, are some Twilight-inspired items that I put together.
All can be found on Etsy!

1 Confessions II - 8x10 Signed Art Print
by Christy DeKoning
- $12.50
2 Pair of Twilight Novel Bangles by The Little Birdie - $18
3 Vampire Season - Photo Print by Annadriel - $50 (Just what I imagine Forks to look like.)
4 Bitten - Glass Art Ring by Blue's Creative Outlet - $15
5 Chess and Clarity - Signed Print
by Julia Noble Photography
- $20
6 Red Apple Vegan Lip Balm by Organic Couture - $3

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Weekend Whimsy

A collection of Etsy finds I will be posting every weekend.
Today's are some of my current favorites.

1 Paris is for Lovers - 8x10 Fine Art Print
by Irene Suchocki - $30
2 Silk Peacock Feathers - Luxury Clutch Bag
by Red Ruby Rose - $105 (I own one of these. It's magnificent!)
3 Sterling Silver Posey Ring - Custom Made
by Kathryn Riechert - $25 (My husband and I have matching rings. Great craftmanship!)
4 Berry Earrings - by Kira Ferrer - $37
5 Leather Mini Journal - by My Handbound Books - $15
6 Blue Bird Nest Soap Set - by LoveLee Soaps - $6.50

My New Obsession

The Twilight Saga has me completely enthralled. I just finished New Moon and am already half-way through Eclipse. I can't put this series down!!

Below, are a few excerpts from New Moon that I loved.

Bella: "It was like someone had died - like I had died. Because it had been more than just losing the truest love of true loves, as if that were not enough to kill anyone. It was also losing a whole future, a whole family - the whole life that I'd chosen...."

Bella: "Now and then, as he talked with Alice, he would lean down suddenly and kiss me - his glass smooth lips brushing against my hair, my forehead, the tip of my nose. Each time it was like an electric shock to my long dormant heart. The sound of its beating seemed to fill the entire room.
It was heaven - right smack in the middle of hell."

Edward: "Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars - points of light and reason.
...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything."

Bella: "I knew we were both in mortal danger.
Still, in the instant, I felt
well. Whole.
I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again.
My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin.
It was like there had never been any hole in my chest.
I was perfect - not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Beautiful flowers from my hubby. He's sweet. ♥

Saturday, January 3, 2009

To Mom

Today is my mom's birthday.
I love you mom. Thank you for all that you do.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Is here! Wow. Time sure flies.
Resolutions have been made, and I'm ready to start the new year!
We watched the party in NYC last night - wish we had been there. I LOVE NY!
We had my parents over and we played the Wii until the wee ours of the morning. LOL!

My mom and hubby playing baseball on the Wii.

My mom was getting pretty good!

Playing Guitar Hero World Tour that we got "the kids" for Christmas. LOL!

Helping Kristen play the drums put Alvyn to sleep...

...and singing.

Aaron playing the bass. :)