Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday #3 - Dads Need Pampering Too....

With Father's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd put the focus on the often unsung heroes behind us busy working moms. The guys who look the other way and hold their tongues when jewelry making becomes more important than, say, cleaning the house, the ones who do their best to learn to cook to help us out, who mow the lawn, even though they are allergic to grass, and even better, who go out of their way to play with the kids even though the to do list is growing.... You get the picture.

These hard working Dads often over look the fact that they need to take care of themselves, and that's where we come in! I've searched Etsy for some indulgent creations that guys will love (even if they won't admit it).

How about a nice Treatment Mask by skindeep

Handmade Bath and beauty on Etsy - Treatment mask for Oily Skin and Clogged Pores - 5 oz. by skindeep

Dad needs to smell nice soaprehab

Handmade Bath and beauty on Etsy - Swiss Alps Soap Bar by soaprehab

A two in one idea... by chickscratch

Handmade Bath and beauty on Etsy - Cedarwood Sage Essential Oil Soy Massage Candle by chickscratch

For a soft smooth shave... by EthicallyEngineered

Handmade Bath and beauty on Etsy - The Razor's Edge Vegan Shaving Soap in 4 oz Backpacker's Tin for Mega Suds by EthicallyEngineered

Monday, May 25, 2009

New Summer Necklaces

Summer trends are chunky, metal, and lots of greens, blues and rich brown hues. Jewelry should make a statement and a lasting impression.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday - Feline Favorites

For all the kitty lovers out there, this is for you! I have a soft spot for black cats in particular, having two myself. These are a collection of a few I've come across on Etsy.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday - Spring Things

Wednesday is wonderful because it is my day off from my day job! Every Wednesday I am going to scout out and share some of my fave items. Enjoy the first installment.
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Some of these items are from my Unique Women in Business group! Check out the tab on the right side of my blog for more info!

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Good Sign

So Friday was one of those days when I woke up saying "Please send me a sign that its going to be a good day - that things will get better...." I'm sure you can relate. And as I am getting into my car to go to work, what do I see sitting at the bottom of my drive way? A mallard duck. And he won't move. I've lived in my neighborhood over 3 years, and have NEVER seen a duck here. I took that as my sign! Now, when I am having a rough moment, I think of that duck and smile.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ahhhhhh Spring

There is just something in the air this time of year that is so refreshing and gets the creative juices flowing! I feel like I am coming out of a looong sleep and new jewelry ideas are just popping into my head... Hope you enjoy these little pics of my world!

I'm really proud of our garden so far...

My l'il Inspiration

Exploring the grass.... wait, nice undies Dad!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Want to do something DIFFERENT for Mother's Day that actually makes a DIFFERENCE????

If your mom already has everything, or you are looking for something unique and special to do for her, why not make a donation to Margaret's Hope Chest? Or better yet, both get involved? This charity survives on the generosity, creativity and hard work of quilters and non quilters alike to make a difference in the lives of others facing a difficult time.
Margaret's Hope Chest donates beautiful hand made quilts to those in need of comfort. Check out some of the gorgeous work in these pictures. If you'd like to know how to become involved, click on the Margaret's Hope Chest tab on the right hand side of my blog!