Thursday, November 25, 2010

BESTeam feature: Love Elycia

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I will always be thankful for my family and friends, but this year I am also thankful for creativity!  This shop is full of creativity and fun...Love Elycia. Elycia is an engineer turned crafter from Canada. She has a cool blog to read when you're looking for discovered shops and whatever's on Elycia's mind at the moment. Take a look at some fun items you'll find in her shop.

If you are into the latest stache craze then you'll find some serious staches in different colors and sizes!

Love Elycia now sell vintage wares as well. Visit her shop, you'll be tickled pink!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

BESTeam feature: MysticWynd

Mystic Wynd is an Etsy shop filled with jewelry for every woman. If you like gemstone, crystal, or religious jewelry -  this shop is for you. Whether you're a stay at home Mom, fashionista, career woman, grandmother, or a guy looking for a perfect gift for their perfect will definitely find something at Mystic Wynd.

I could show you the many styles of her shop, but I think I will be a little selfish and show you my love for butterflies! You'll have to stop by and visit her shop to find your favorites!

Follow Karen at her wonderful sites:

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

BESTeam feature: You Are My Sunshine

Nina, owner of You Are My Sunshine Etsy Shop, is a sweetheart. You will often see her kind hearted comments on many of our BESTeam blog features. She always has something positive to say. Her amazing shop is filled with handmade fabric flower brooches, necklaces, bridal items. The colors in her shop are very pleasing to the eyes and the warmth draws you in.  Her blog is bright and fresh...filled with pretty finds every week. Here are some lovely favorite finds from her shop...

Get to know You Are Sunshine more at the following places:

Enjoy your week,

Thursday, October 28, 2010

BESTeam feature: ElizabethMD Jewelry Designs

Welcome to Etsy shop, ElizabethMD Jewelry Designs, from Ontario. The owner, Elizabeth, is a recent fashion college grad and started making handcrafted one of a kind jewelry.  She has been adding new items to her shop and offers sterling silver, silver, gemstone and beaded jewelry. 

 Do you have a gift to buy and not sure what your lovey wants? Elizabeth offers $10, $25, and $50 gift certificates!
Take a look around her shop. I did! These are my favorites...

Be sure to visit her links:

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Etsy Find: Campbell Jane

           Beautiful Aura Angel

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. "
~Oscar Wilde
This tells the story of Folk Art by Campbell Jane which is an Etsy shop full of whimsical art and beautiful life. The owner is a full time painter, artist, Mom, poodle Mom, and also loves music. I believe you can see these things in her paintings. All of the paintings offered in her shop are original works of art.  
Campbell Jane offers budget friendly prints, book marks, and art cards of her originals as well.  I love the feel of her shop, the colors used, and the portraits of angels. I collect angels so this was treat to feature her shop this week! All I can say is WOW...such talent!!
 Here are some of my favorites
 Gallery exhibitions of Campbell Jane Folk Art
  Visit Campbell Jane for more whimsical art at:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

An Autumn weekend in the Mountains of Pennsylvania

We spent a weekend in the beautiful Mountains of Pennsylvania. 

 Taking a stroll at the campground.

Music by the campfire

At the dog park..

The big king of our house in a little body. This is Kai, our fearless Chihuahua. The only thing he's scared of are loud noises and teenage boys who visit my son at our house frequently!

Kai really enjoyed the dog park last weekend in the mountains. My kids had to chase him to get him to run around!

"Wow, this is better than getting my belly rubbed! Nah...just kidding!"

This is Buddy, our rescued Puggle. This is his 4th home...he's only 3! He used to be super duper hyper until we took him to obedience classes. Now he is a dream, but he still likes to make his grunting noises :-)

"Let's see who can run the fastest!!"

Our boxer, Jade, didn't make it to the dog park, but we did take her to mountains with us for some good country air! She's such a cutie! This is her bumble bee costume she wore at the campgroud!

"I love to give paw!"

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Etsy Find: Omni Presents

Welcome to a spiritual Etsy jewelry shop for the mind, body and soul! Omni Presents is a new Etsy shop offering handcrafted gemstone jewelry to provide you happiness, energy, and balance. She uses gemstone colors to resonate your chakras (energy centers along the spine located at major branchings of the human nervous system, beginning at the base of the spinal column and moving upward to the top of the skull, through which pass 3 major energy channels). Each line of jewelry caters to the wearer of these beauties.

Take a journey through the wonderful shop, Omni Presents...

Jasper is one of my favorite stones. It comes in many shades and looks beautiful with autumn and winter outfits! Jasper is   known for helping to provide awareness, protection, and insight. 

Visit Omni Presents at these lovely spots:

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Etsy Find: Turquoise Angels

I love finding girly girl Etsy shops! Today I am featuring Turquoise Angels. The creators behind the scenes are a Mother and daughter team who love to make clothing for girls, babies, and mommies. You will find adorable hand tied tutus, screen printed garments, and hair accessories. This Etsy store from Virginia can make a little girl's dress-up wishes come true. The tutus are also great Christmas gift ideas!

Take a look at some of my favorites from Turquoise Angels :

Love the colors!

Gorgeous tutu dress for any little princess!

Fire cracker french clip boutique bow


Perfect bow for cheerleading, with her favorite outfit, or photo shoots

Visit Turquoise Angels:


Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Morning in the Garden

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.  ~Claude Monet

Have you ever wanted to go to a place to feed your soul visually? A place to "sort of" call your own. A place where you can lose yourself and gain inspiration at the same time. I find this all in my Mom's inspiration for my jewelry designs all started here. Take a little journey and you will see why...

 Hostas, daisies, and bird amenities

A place for morning or afternoon tea

Blackeyed Susans, Purple Coneflower, Hydrangea, and Hummingbird feeders

A place for butterflies

Look how the Clementis found its way around the handmade spoon chimes!

Handmade gourd from Pennsylvania

Tomatoes anyone?

How much prettier can this be?

Yellow Finch perched on a purple coneflower

My Dad bought this old whiskey barrel and turned it into a water fountain

One of my Mom's garden loves...roses

Pretty flower containers are scattered throughout the yard

Butterfly bush on the left..not sure what the white flower is.

Mini herb Mom makes homemade herbal tea.

Fresh picked flowers

Handmade birdhouses


Milkweed for Monarch butterflies

A place to rest after a long day...

Birds flock to this backyard

That's me (owl tee by Hard Love Apparel )

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"