Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bamboo Cotton Sheets

I wanted to share with you today one of my very favorite thing's and that Is Bamboo Cotton sheets. If you have never tried this sheets you don't know what your missing. They are so soft and comfy. Once you try these sheets I guarantee you won't purchase anything else. Since MR.K spends the majority of his day In bed I'm always looking for comfort for him. I purchased my Bamboo Cotton sheets at Macy's and with today's economy you can find some great sales.

Have a grand Thursday,

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring Time Nest Bell Jar

For centuries, European and American gardeners used bell-shaped glass covers to protect delicate plants from harsh weather. This Bell Jar I purchased from
Williams-Sonoma complete with a bird’s nest filled with hand-painted faux eggs, downy feathers, twigs, flowers and greenery. It real adds a little touch of spring to our home. Since Mr.K doesn't get out to much I put It right where he could see It to brighten up his day. Both Mr.K and I have terrible allergies so I can't bring any flowers In so I thought this would be a great substitute.

I have some new designs I will be listing In my Etsy shop the next couple of days. I've been working diligently with my assistant " Maggie" If you remember her, Maggie the manniquinn we haven't click just yet, but we will.

Have a grand Wednesday,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

In Celebration Of Earth Day

I know this Is a pretty long post but It has some great Information about going green. Lets all make the commitment today and save our earth.

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green.

Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs.
Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out.
Unplug appliances when you're not using them. Or, use a "smart" power strip that senses when appliances are off and cuts "phantom" or "vampire" energy use.
Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.
Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine drying. If you must use a dryer, consider adding dryer balls to cut drying time.

Save water to save money.

Take shorter showers to reduce water use. This will lower your water and heating bills too.
Install a low-flow showerhead. They don't cost much, and the water and energy savings can quickly pay back your investment.
Make sure you have a faucet aerator on each faucet. These inexpensive appliances conserve heat and water, while keeping water pressure high.
Plant drought-tolerant native plants in your garden. Many plants need minimal watering. Find out which occur naturally in your area.

Less gas = more money (and better health!).

Walk or bike to work. This saves on gas and parking costs while improving your cardiovascular health and reducing your risk of obesity.
Consider telecommuting if you live far from your work. Or move closer. Even if this means paying more rent, it could save you money in the long term.
Lobby your local government to increase spending on sidewalks and bike lanes. With little cost, these improvements can pay huge dividends in bettering your health and reducing traffic.

Eat smart.

If you eat meat, add one meatless meal a week. Meat costs a lot at the store-and it's even more expensive when you consider the related environmental and health costs.
Buy locally raised, humane, and organic meat, eggs, and dairy whenever you can. Purchasing from local farmers keeps money in the local economy.
Watch videos about why local food and sustainable seafood are so great.
Whatever your diet, eat low on the food chain [pdf]. This is especially true for seafood.

Skip the bottled water.

Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it generates large amounts of container waste.
Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, with you when traveling or at work.
Check out this short article for the latest on bottled water trends.

Think before you buy.

Go online to find new or gently used secondhand products. Whether you've just moved or are looking to redecorate, consider a service like craigslist or FreeSharing to track down furniture, appliances, and other items cheaply or for free.
Check out garage sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops for clothing and other everyday items.
When making purchases, make sure you know what's "Good Stuff" and what isn't.
Watch a video about what happens when you buy things. Your purchases have a real impact, for better or worse.

Borrow instead of buying.

Borrow from libraries instead of buying personal books and movies. This saves money, not to mention the ink and paper that goes into printing new books.
Share power tools and other appliances. Get to know your neighbors while cutting down on the number of things cluttering your closet or garage.

Buy smart.

Buy in bulk. Purchasing food from bulk bins can save money and packaging.
Wear clothes that don't need to be dry-cleaned. This saves money and cuts down on toxic chemical use.
Invest in high-quality, long-lasting products. You might pay more now, but you'll be happy when you don't have to replace items as frequently (and this means less waste!).

Keep electronics out of the trash.

Keep your cell phones, computers, and other electronics as long as possible.
Donate or recycle them responsibly when the time comes. E-waste contains mercury and other toxics and is a growing environmental problem.
Recycle your cell phone.
Ask your local government to set up an electronics recycling and hazardous waste collection event.

Make your own cleaning supplies.

The big secret: you can make very effective, non-toxic cleaning products whenever you need them. All you need are a few simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and soap.
Making your own cleaning products saves money, time, and packaging-not to mention your indoor air quality.

Have a grand Earth Day,

Friday, April 17, 2009

We Have Winners

I would like to thank everyone who left a comment for the Lily Giveaway. The comments were all so lovely and encouraging. We had 126 entries but I could only draw three names and here they are as followed. Congratulations and again thank you for commenting.

Miss Peach at Miss Peach's Meowz
Lori from at My Faerie Window
Janetfaye at Grammy Janets Place

The bridal season Is fast upon us and I've been busy design and creating pieces for all those beautiful brides. I've been listing new pieces everyday In my Etsy shop as well.

Have a grand Friday,

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter. I will be serving dinner In our home tomorrow so today I will be preparing the thing's that I can a head of time.

I am hoping I will get a few thing's listed In my Etsy shop today.

Also, the Lily Giveaway Is still In full swing so don't forget to sign up for your chance to win one of three pairs of earrings.

Have a great week end and a wonderful Easter,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lily Giveaway Still Going Strong

The giveaway officially doesn't start until Thursday April 9th but If you have come to my blog to comment about your favorite Lily earrings feel free to leave your comment. Etsy Giveaway was a couple day's early but that's OK. The rules to the giveaway are as followed.

All you have to do Is go to my shop and tell me what pair of Lily Vintage Inspired Earrings are your favorite and leave a comment here or on the original post.

Get two extra entries by following my blog.

Blog about this giveaway, five extra entries. Good Luck.

Remember I will be giving away three pair of my Lily Earrings.

Have a grand Wednesday,

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lily Giveaway

The giveaway officially doesn't start until Thursday April 9th but If you have come to my blog to comment about your favorite Lily earrings feel free to leave your comment. Etsy Giveaway was a couple day's early but that's OK. The rules to the giveaway are as followed.

All you have to do Is go to my shop and tell me what pair of Lily Vintage Inspired Earrings are your favorite and leave a comment here.

Get two extra entries by following my blog.

Blog about this giveaway, five extra entries. Good Luck.

Have a grand Monday,

Saturday, April 4, 2009

¸.·´*¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)My Fairy Door

I've searched and searched for the perfect little fairy door to put In my studio. I was going to wait and show you when I had It's permanent home but I just couldn't, It was just to cute not to share. Look how adorable the box looks with the pretty ribbon. I carefully unwrapped my little package and was absolutely thrilled at what was Inside. In the bottom of the box was a tiny little tricycle and some fairy dust to sprinkle around the door to make the fairies feel welcome. Now It may take a little time for them to appear In my studio so I will keep you posted on the activity. Placing a Fairy door In your home Is suppose to be good luck.
I purchased my fairy door from Red Shoes but In looking at the packaging I see that they have a shop here on Etsy at My Fairy Door . There are several shopes on Etsy that sell varies styles of fairy doors so If your In the mood to place one In your home there Is a nice selection just put Fairy Doors In the search and they will magically appear.

My Buy 3 Get 1 Free Is still available In my Etsy shop. I will be listing some new pieces for that promotion through out the day today.

Have a grand Saturday,

Friday, April 3, 2009

Buy 3 Get 1 Free

With today's economy I've decided to have a promotion In my Etsy shop The photos are a few of the earrings Included In this promotion.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free of equal or lesser value In section "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" Mix or Match you choose. Brides, take advantage of this special for your Bridesmaids or If your looking for some special gift's for Birthday's, Easter or Mothers Day now Is the time to stock up and save. Just let me know which pair you would like for your free pair In the message to seller box at the time of check out. Looking for a special color but don't see It listed please let me know.

Have a grand Friday,

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Meet Maggie My Assistant

I would like you to meet my new assistant, Maggie. I've always liked to see what earrings look like on before purchasing but didn't always have the Information available to me. I think other consumers might like that too. Since I didn't have a live model Maggie had to do. Slowly I will be Introducing her In my Etsy shop listing's

I have been busy In my studio designing and creating for the spring/summer season. Right now Is a busy time for Brides and with that In mind I will be doing some great promotions In my Etsy shop and you don't have to be a bride to take advantage of these special deals either.

Today I will be photographing and listing In my shop so stop on by later on this afternoon and take a peek. Have a grand Thursday,