Tuesday, May 28, 2013

ollie is here!

oh my goodness, i just received my little ollie from cut and tear that i recently won from her blog giveaway!

first off, i LOVED all the wonderful deutschland stamps on the package!  then, as i turned it over to open, there were two adorable stickers with the faces of some of kate's dolls!

then, as i opened the package, ollie was lovingly wrapped in tissue and ribbon and came with a sweet postcard featuring several of the lovies that i definitely want to hint at to the grandparents as gifts for the girls!

i am so excited to find the perfect little spot for ollie!  i know my girls are already imagining him in their own rooms!!

thank you again, kate, for my new little pet!!

crowd tap + old navy = free workout gear!

once again i had the chance to participate in a sample and share from crowdtap, where they partner with different brands and send out coupons to try out free items.  i have done several with old navy, and this was once again a wonderful opportunity to try out some of their workout gear!

i headed out to old navy and checked out their active wear section.  i LOVED the colors!  they had teals and corals and other fun options.  i grabbed several sports bras, some compression pants, and a couple tops to try and headed to the dressing room with my girls!

i ended up loving a really comfy teal sports bra, capri compression pants, teal shorts, and a teal tank.  i really wanted to get some of the terri cotton style shorts that were both *in* the active wear section, as well as shown in the link to the active wear section from old navy's site, but apparently those weren't included.  oh well.

here is what i ended up getting!!  of course, i couldn't stop at one set from the coupon...so i got two bottoms and two tops...and perhaps those terry cotton shorts too. i couldn't resist!  guess now i will need to get myself to the gym!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

shop feature 5/20/13

my shop is featured over at the lovely cut and tear blog right now!  come check it out!  i recently wrote about her adorable shop when i found out i won her giveaway of the adorable ollie the owl.  i simply adore her creative designs and seriously could find myself in a bit of trouble trying to collect one of everything in her shop!!

isn't "coco" a cutie!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

owlish love

what a fabulous surprise to my day to discover that i won a giveaway from the absolutely darling london based shop, cut and tear!  the designer, kate, recently launched a new blog showcasing her adorable rag dolls, paper dolls, and crafts.

here is the newest member coming soon to my family!  meet ollie the owl:

isn't he just the cutest?

another favorite from kate's shop is her serafina dolls.  a couple of these are definitely going on my wish list for my girls:

d'or featured

i was featured in an absolutely lovely blog a couple weeks ago!  i was out of town when i discovered it, but i wanted to share my excitement here with you all on the wonderful surprise i had when i found my earrings featured over at cottage and vine!

renĂ© included my d'or golden pearl earrings in a lovely mother's day gift guide.  i absolutely adored her other selections as well!  gorgeous aqua vases, petite peach ombre bowls, and other sweet and whimsical items for mom!  thank you so much renĂ© for including my earrings among such lovely finds.

be sure to go check out cottage and vine!  her blog is absolutely amazing and chock full of design inspiration and delicious recipe ideas!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

front page 5/7/13

i had the honor of having my earrings featured on the front page of etsy while i was out of town on vacation!  what an absolute delight!  the earrings are one of my favorites, and ones that i personally wear ALL THE TIME.  it was such a thrill to hop onto etsy one morning to see my earrings there!

here is the lovely treasury:

shoreline by bonnie

and i absolutely adore bonnie's shop, pea pod jewelry designs!  she has such sweet and classic jewelry! this is one of my absolute favorites:

teal brass patina earrings

what an absolute treat!!

if you want to see the lovely "squarish" earrings featured in the front page treasury, check them out here

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

fabulous features

i am thrilled to have my d'or golden pearl necklace featured on two lovely blogs!  with mother's day right around the corner, go check them out for some fabulous mother's day inspiration!



two birds boutique

and be sure to check out averybethdesigns for some wonderful jewelry ideas for mom (or you) too!


mother's day inspiration

are you still trying to figure out the perfect gift idea for your mom?  or are you trying to compile a wish list of items to oh-so-subtly leave out for the hubby to find?  well, these are a few of my own "wish list" items from etsy i'd like to share with you!


i just adore this handwoven scarf!  the color, the texture...i want to cozy up with a cup of coffee when i look at this!


am i the only one who wishes we still lived in the time women wore these every night?  this looks heavenly!


i LOVE embroidery hoop art.  and this one, "shrub 7" by fricdementol is so gorgeous!


i have a hard time choosing one favorite in this shop.  i simply LOVE the designs and colors.  i could decorate each one of my rooms with several of the pieces and be a happy girl!


i love these fun and funky designs from blackbird tees!  "the nomad" shirt would make a perfect gift for the hip mom in your life!


this delicate knot ring is a perfect way to show your mom some love!    say it all with this elegant ring...love, friendship, eternity.