October 31, 2013

Fall Fun



What is Fall without a little spooky and festive fun! These items inspired me to create a magical collection for the season.

1. Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle by ZandCompany | $14.00
2. Autumn Fairy Magnet by aquariann | $3.00
3. Spider Web Photograph by ShannonleePhoto | $30.00+
4. Black Cat Illustration by AstaArtwork | $13.90

October 27, 2013

Halloween

I love October! Leaves are crunchy, the temperature is cooling, and people dress up and play pretend. I look forward to Halloween all month long, and love making spooky desserts like dirt & worms! I asked some of my sponsors and friends:
What one thing puts you in the Halloween mood?



October 23, 2013

Win a Prize Pack, $95+ Value, Ends 11/14/2013

Eternal Girl is hosting another group Giveaway! One lucky winner will win SEVEN PRIZES, up to a $95+ value! Seven wonderful handmade Etsy shops have donated one prize from each of their shops. The prizes include a Bath and Body Gift Set, a yoga mat Sling Handle, $20 Soap & Bath Store Credit, a matching Necklace and Jewelry Box, 2 Crinkle Cat Toy Sets, 5 Stitch Markers, and a Henna Inspired Necklace! These items are perfect gifts to share for the upcoming Holiday season, or to treat yourself! Entries are open ONLY for participants with a United States postal shipping address. The giveaway starts midnight EDT October 24, 2013 and will end November 14, 2013. Find more info about the prizes below & enter using rafflecopter. Good Luck!


October 21, 2013

Sweet Home Boutique

Sweet Home Boutique is an adorable clothing shop on Etsy. It specializes in women's and children's attire. You'll find fun retro dresses, tunics, skirts, children's unitards and rompers, crochet hats, assorted accessories and home decor. The style of the clothing is almost country-chic with a modern flair. The most precious feature this shop has is its Family Matching section donning matching clothing sets for the family!

It's no wonder, this shop is family oriented. Being a homeschooling mother of five, owner and designer, Rachel Sample, makes time to create clothing for her family and her shop. She gets her ideas from her own intuition and personal style. Perhaps Rachel's experiences has led her to design her unique items. She has been selling on Etsy for three years. When she began, Rachel lived in Hawaii, teaching herself to sew items for herself and her children.

Rachel loves devoting time to her clothing, primarily because of her children. She loves to create new clothes for her kids. "Every piece in my shop, except for custom orders, are owned and worn by myself and my children." As a military wife, Rachel has to occasionally close her shop between moves and to spend time with her five children.

All the profit made from Sweet Home Boutique is invested back into materials for new items. Check out Sweet Home Boutique across the web on FacebookTwitterBlogspotPinterest, and Wanelo!


October 19, 2013

October 16, 2013

Truly Glamorous Designs

I absolutely love these designs and want to share them with my readers. Zoharous is a wonderful Etsy shop that carries glamorous, custom made clothing. All items are tailored to fit, and possess funky-chic styled patterns. The shop contains primarily dresses and skirts, but also has trousers, shorts, and assorted tops.

The funky fabrics of the clothing are actually inspired by a blend of African heritage with modern fashion trends. Owner and designer, Belinda Compah-Keyeke, is a self-taught fashion designer from Ghana. Her fashion career began in junior high school where she began sketching clothing designs. She soon began to sew and modify clothing she owned. Belinda has been designing and sewing ever since, and recently opened her shop in August 2012.

Zoharous strives to make her clients glamorous. The name itself literally epitomizes glamour. Belinda explains, "I found the word zohar" which is Hebrew for glamour, and she simply added 'ous' to complete her glamorous name! Her products are exactly that. They have unique patterns and textiles. "I love to use lots of colour and print. I love to dress fun, happy people who want to feel and love what they wear."

What's also unique is that Belinda will customize any clothing you want. Her shop offers customers "a chance to choose a different fabric from what they see in the store front," meaning if you see a skirt print you'd like on a top, she will custom design your order! The collaboration of the creation process makes that article of clothing much more special than any 'off the rack' item.

Aside from her clothing line, Belinda also writes for a news blog, a fashion and lifestyle blog, and is soon to pursue Med school in China. To know more about Zoharous, visit PinterestInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. And don't forget to take advantage of Zoharous special offers: Use coupon code FREESHIPPING for free shipping on orders $90 or more -or- use coupon code OFF15 for a 15% discount.

October 14, 2013

Orange you glad I didn't say pumpkin?



"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see." ()

1. Pumpkin Dangle Earrings by JeweledRoses | $10.00
2. Pumpkin Cupcake Topper by FoolishWorkerBee | $6.00
3. Pumpkin Harvest Photograph by JoshFriedmanPhoto | $25.00
4. Jack-O-Lantern Necklace by VelvetVolcano | $29.57

October 10, 2013

Art of Jewelry

I came across a lovely little shop, My Art Game, on Etsy. The shop specializes in unique, sophisticated, handmade jewelry. The shop carries bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and earrings. All of which are reminiscent of a natural, bohemian style with their earth-toned colors and textured designs. 

The jewelry's earthy designs comes from owner and creator, Katerina. While living in Greece, Katerina is inspired by nature, art, and fashion trends. "Creating is a way of living for me. It
helps me express my feelings and always gets all my problems out of my mind." She grew up creating artwork, and recently discovered her passion to make jewelry.

My Art Game opened only a few months ago, but the potential it has is enormous. Her style is very unique. Katerina uses all kinds of materials. She uses glass beads, crystals, pearls, cotton, leather, rope, fabric, and wire, to name a few. Her rope necklaces are like nothing I've ever seen before. All her life, Katerina has been creating, and she finally gets to share her artwork across the world. My Art Game is "the bridge that helps me connect with other people... it is so touching for me to know that somebody is giving life to something that I created with so much love and devotion." Be sure to like My Art Game on Facebook and follow the shop on Pinterest.

October 8, 2013

Vintage Rose Tableware


"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." These one of a kind, beautiful Etsy finds are classic additions to any household.

1. Miniature Fine China Tea Set by aahha | $18.00
2. Austrian White Bowl by SweetAngelVintage | $5.00
3. French Floral Platter by MsJeannieology | $23.00
4. Trinket Dish from England by CrissieGirl | $12.00

October 4, 2013

Rustic Ridge Creations

I recently won a giveaway (whoo!) from the Etsy shop, Rustic Ridge Creations! I won a gift credit to the shop, and chose an almond sugar scrub, a box of lemon balm tea, and natural insect repellent as my prize. I loved the items I received so much, I had to share this shop with you guys.

Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
Rustic Ridge Creations specializes in high quality therapeutic bath and body products, for a healthy lifestyle. Some of their products include candles, bath salts, lotions, scrubs, soaps, and herbal tinctures and teas. These handmade items are paraben free, and made with natural ingredients and pure essential oils.

I am extremely happy with my winnings. The Exfoliating Sugar Scrub is made with sugar crystals to refine and soften skin. I use it once a week to exfoliate. After washing it off I can feel how well it hydrates my skin. I absolutely love the almond scent, as well. The lemon balm herbal tea is great for relaxing. It has a sweet aroma, and is great with honey. The tea is made with lemon balm & peppermint leaves. Lemon balm is an herb from the mint family, and it's used to improve digestion and relieve headaches. The natural insect repellent is made of beeswax, shea butter, and essential oils. It is safe for children and pets, and comes in a spray or stick. I especially love it for my feet and ankles. It is an easy to apply, roll on stick. The repellent also has a pleasant scent, because it is completely chemical free!

Soy Candle
The owner behind these lovely creations is Kimberly. She is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Master Herbalist. Her dream began by making soy candles as gifts, and soon blossomed into the many products she offers today. Kimberly loves experimenting in her kitchen with different scents for candles, and humorously calls herself a "mad scientist."

Rustic Ridge Creations' products are healthy for your skin and for the environment. Kimberly is motivated through her client's positive outcome, helping them "ease their suffering" through work on her products. She is extremely grateful to all her customers and for her repeat customers as well. Check out Rustic Ridge Creations on Facebook, Twitter, and her shop for coupons and specials.