Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm Back! And Etsy Monday: Mr.PS

Fancy a Brew Tea Towel - Sky, $14

Hi Everyone! I'm back from Sunny San Antonio, where I had a blast! I'll be sure to share pics and stories later this week. In the meantime, I am super busy trying to catch up from the week of missed work... oh, the cost of fun trips!

Sugar Spoon Mug, $12.50

This week for Etsy Monday I have chosen to feature MrPS, a collection of adorable and quirky houseware items with a Tea theme running throughout. Here are a few of my favorites, especially as the weather cools and hot tea warms the body and heart. Enjoy, and be sure to check out the shop for more fun goodies!

Tea Heart Pop Print, $25

Have a great week everyone!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Still Studying

Cafe Latte Print by LeaSeguin, $29 for 8x10

I'm still downing cups of coffee, studying and trying to prepare for my trip to San Antonio, but I wanted to stop in and wish everyone a happy Thursday! Hope you all have fabulous weekend plans! Carve a pumpkin for me!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Etsy Monday: Knock Knocking

Hi everyone! Hope you've all had a good weekend/past week! As you can see, I haven't posted since last Monday, since I am right smack in the middle of midterms. I have my last one this Friday, and then the day after I head out to San Antonio for a conference for a week. I'll try to do my best this week and next to post some fab things, but if nothing new appears, that's why.

This week for Etsy Monday I have chosen to feature Knock Knocking, a store with too-cute yarn wreaths (and more!) for all seasons. I'm loving the Halloween and Christmas ones right now, although this Green Meadow wreath has me craving spring too! Oh my, I want too many holidays right now!

Check out Knock Knocking's store to see the details on these favorites of mine, and check out her other adorable listings, you won't be disappointed!! Have a great week!

P.S. If any of you have tips on things to do/see in San Antonio, fill me in! Leave a comment with your insider knowledge ;)

1. Trick Yarn Wreath $40, 2. Antartica Yarn Wreath $50, 3. Large Green Meadow Bunny Yarn Wreath $65, 4. Frosted Fuchsia Yarn Wreath $55.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Etsy Monday: A Alicia Accesories

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend picking pumpkins or making apple pie or doing some other Fall related activity! I myself tried my first spin class and can now barely move. Success! I love a good workout that leaves you in fear of stairs.

This week for Etsy Monday I have chosen A Alicia Accessories, a gorgeous shop of brooches, hair accessories, necklaces and more. She gives the colorful felt dimension and life in her arrangements of petals and bows, achieving a soft, feminine look that I adore. Enjoy, and be sure to check out her shop for more lovely treasures, including home accesories!

1. Orange Contrast Corsage Brooch $40, 2. Burnt Umber Blossom Corsage Brooch $45, 3. Woodland Corsage Brooch $45, 4. Navy Classic Corsage Brooch $40.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Giveaway Winner, and, I've Been Tagged!

The winner of the Flower Pin Brooch Giveaway is....the lovely Kristin from BonBon Rose! Congrats!

Thank you to everyone who entered! I loved the response, and since I LOVE giving gifts I'm thinking I might need to have another giveaway soon! So stay tuned!

FABULOUS OWL TAGS, by PaperWicks, $7 for 100

Also, I was tagged for the first time EVER the other day by the adorable trishiekoh at Under Lock and Key! Here are 10 random things about me:

1. I count to ten anytime I fill up a water bottle or drink
from a drinking fountain. Somehow I can change the pace
of counting to always be right on, no matter the size of the bottle.
I think this is a remnant from lines at the fountain in grade school...

2. I am terrible at making decisions, especially in restaurants.
I once took 45 minutes to order sushi...

3. I enjoy doing homework. During the summer, I see others
doing homework for summer school and I get jealous.

4. Two years ago I was on Wheel of Fortune, and I won.

5. I went to grade school, middle school, high school, college,
and now grad school on the same two streets.

6. When I smell a dead animal I think of my Mom (sweet, huh?),
since she used to take us with her as kids when she did her
research on forensics and decomposition (pigs, not humans).

7. I am fairly conscious of the environment: I take the bus
when possible and I don't get sleeves or lids for my coffee.
Plus I hate it when I'm not able to recycle.

8. Someday I want to have horses.

9. I am terrified of blood: I faint when I cut myself,
especially if its on my hands.

10. If my honey's phone ever goes to voicemail, I like
to leave silly messages pretending to be someone else
(robot, travel agent) and I use a corresponding silly voice.

I now pass this tag on to: Jacey, Monica, and Gigi. Have fun girls!

PS. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers for Max, my rattie. He passed away last night on my lap while I was doing hw. I'm glad that he didn't have to be sick for very long. Thank you again for all of your thoughts, you all are so sweet. -Carolyn

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's Deer Season, Dear

Today is the first day of deer season (in Iowa at least), much to the excitement of my honey. In honor of the 'holiday' I found some of my favorite deer related items on Etsy. Cute, no?

Fawn and Lace Pillow, by TrackandFieldDesigns $42
I love the lace accent!

Forest Hearts Print, by artandghosts $13
Deer Love! These colors are so fantastic and cheery!

Golden Buck Good Luck Pendant, by BillerCreations $5
To give good luck to the hunter in your life! I'm thinking it would make a neat keychain charm.

Deer Journal - Eco Friendly, by disconsolator $19
I think this is just adorable, I would love to have it in my book bag or on my office desk!

Set of 10 Dear Friend Cards, by farouche $10
I swoon for cute stationary, and these would be so fun to send to a friend!

Fawn Print, by clearcreekart $23
So cute for a nursery or a garden room.

The Gathering Print of Original Painting, by Daydreamers $16
I love the bright colors and textures of this work!

Good luck honey! Get a big ol' buck so that we can decorate with it! ;) Wishing a safe hunting season to everyone!