Sunday, June 26, 2011

June's Featured Etsy Blogger is Tammy of TamDoll!

Congratulations fellow EtsyBlogger Tammy of TamDoll for being this month's "Featured EtsyBlogger"!!!  I absolutely adore this Hanging Commandments Fiber Wall Art that I found in her lovely shop!  Tammy's work takes me to a place of inspiration and creative enlightenment; not to mention that I adore anything purple. ;-)  To see a work of art delicately crafted as those of Tammy's is certainly encouragement to create something grand and beautiful myself.  I think these precious treasures that Tammy makes signifies a pure and cozy side to elegance.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sister Shop Sales

Special This Month: "Sister Shop Sales"!!!  My sweet sister Jessica, Etsy Shop owner of Eco-Friendly Freckles, and I are both offering FREE gifts with the purchase of one of our sister's shop items!  This month of June, Jessica is offering her hand-painted upcycled decoupage canister "Young Love" for FREE with the purchase of my shop's painting titled "Is He the Man of My Dreams"...

You can view both items here:

... And I am offering my shop's Vintage Alice Flowers and Birds Cake Topper Candle Holders Set for FREE with the purchase of Jessica's (Eco-Friendly Freckles) new hand-painted upcycled (Alice in Wonderland themed) decoupage canister "Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk"!!!

You can view both items here:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Enchanté, Oh Happy Day!

What a dream come true!  Reminiscing over the moments I've spent in Paris has brought along the chance of another fine greeting with such a remarkable destination.  From the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, the palace of Versailles, and so much more, this place is a must see for anyone who marvels at old-world architecture and/or our ancestors royal history.  Bonjour Oh Happy Day!  So glad to see this fabulous giveaway!!!

I just stumbled upon this fabulous giveaway on a blog post titled "Best Giveaway Ever!  Trip to Paris" of a fellow Blogger Donna of Totally Real, (Etsy shop owner of Tote-ally Bags) and was so glad to see this giveaway that I had to blog about it myself!  My trips to France have been the most impressionable for me, and my dreams of a more care-free lifestyle, especially when my husband and I traveled down to southern France: Toulouse.

  Jordan at Oh Happy Day is hosting a giveaway for a trip to Paris, France!  The winner receives a 7 day trip for two to Paris, including airfare and hotel!!!

You can enter this amazing giveaway here.

Best of Luck to You All,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Reminiscing Over Family Summer Fun - EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival

With summer being just right around the corner, I figured writing the first EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival of June on recollecting fond memories that I have spent with my family over the past summers would be a nice write, and hopefully a nice read too. ;o)~

Above I have posted a picture of my husband and I on our honeymoon in the summer of 2008.  We are playing on the beach in Cozumel; what fun that was!!!   Cruises are fun, but I am a big fan of road trips too.  I love the personalized family vacations the best.  I would love to talk about those trips to France, which were personalized and not schedule like they are with most cruise lines, but this regrettably would be changing the topic because of the trips I have taken to France with my husband they have all been during the fall season. ;-)  Anyway, SUMMER (getting back on track) ...  

Speaking of getting on track,  at the beginning of last summer I really enjoyed going on a hiking trail with my husband at a local state park when I was in my second trimester with our son, Bobby.  In the picture above, I am seen standing in front of the swinging bridge, which past this point would lead off to a primitive camping area; however, with it being hunting season, this area was closed from entry.  We still walked a good few miles that morning/afternoon though with a few rests/snacks in between; it was plenty fun.  We would love to go back with Bobby sometime soon. :-)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thoughtful Shower Gift to Welcome Baby

I love this decoupage art canister, titled Baby Inspiration, that I picked out from my artistic twin sister Jessica's Etsy shop (Eco-Friendly Freckles) for an upcoming baby shower that I'll be attending this weekend for a friend of mine.  Jessica fixed me up with some of her luxurious handmade soap to go inside of the canister also.  This little addition to the shower gift really has made the gift extraordinary!  I love the detail in Jessica's art: absolutely breathtaking.  I look forward to seeing this baby shower gift unwrapped and "cherished"; cherished is the single word elegantly featured on soap's tag that accentuates the thoughtfulness behind this playful "welcome baby" gift.