Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Fabulous Finds From Fellow Etsyans, Part II

There are so many wonderfully talented folks on Etsy that I decided to again shine the spotlight on fellow sellers in this week’s Wednesday Wishlist. Completely random, completely awesome, and completely wanted by moi!

As always, PLEASE show their shops some love by right clicking on each link and opening in a new window. Thanks!

P.S. Check back tomorrow for the next installment of the Discover This Series. I’m featuring yet another Etsyan. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this. The work is simply amazing!

Dichroic Bracelet with Pearls and Swarovski Crystals by MarrenDesigns

30 hr. Waterproof Bath Candle Sweet Tea by nettiescrub

Copper Peace and Love Baby by shellisxena

Purple Rain Scarf by IsabellesAttic

Yarn Hoarding Pin by RhondasOriginals

White Queen Shell Clutch by koopdegrace

Retro Congrats Card with Gift Tag by RueRenee

Rose Garden at Midnight Handspun Yarn by WhiteLotusDesigns

Rocking Horse Clock by JonPSU77

Silver Dangle Earrings by MissyM88

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Fabulous Finds From Fellow Etsyans

For this week's Wishlist I sought the help of some fine fellow Etsyans.  No particular "theme" this time, but a random selection of handmade goodies.  I'd like to personally thank each seller who posted in my thread and helped create this list, as I found some great sellers with even greater items.  Please show their shops some love by right clicking on their links to open their shop in a new window.  I wouldn't mind owning each and every one of these.  They are all beautiful!  Enjoy!

Custom Bookmark from MyPrintedMemories

Patchwork Pin Cushion from splendidthings

Boutique Woven Braided Headband from CelticTideCreations

Midnight Dreams Cuffs from Crystalsidyll

Cascading Pyrite and Gunmetal Necklace from yjennings

Baby Loafer Booties (cuteness!) from handmadebabylove

8x10 Peacock Collage from PAINTINGCHIC

Black and White Striped Shirt Dress from BlackSheepFashion

Vintaj Flower Stamped Necklace with Gemstones

Lil Sugar Sack Hat from LoveThatCrochet
(say it with me now..."awwwww")

Vintage Ring Pot Cover With Stars from monkmama

Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookies from 2ladiescharitybakers

Trinidad Unisex Necklace from ElectricPenguin

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Written Words

I LOVE a good read.  Curling up with a good book is like therapy for me.  Whether it's fiction or non, mystery, self-help, or history, the written word is almighty indeed.  I always had trouble with comprehension when I was in school, so I would read and re-read a book until I could grasp its meaning, and I've been hooked on books ever since.  Have a look at these fine literary gems I found while surfing the net.

Right click on each link to view a description of each book in a new window.

Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

Sin in the Second City
Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the
Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott

Fool by Christopher Moore at Chris Moore

Storm Prey by John Sandford at Amazon

Hellbent for Cooking by Annick "Morbid Chef" Giroux at Quimbys

Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie at Abe Books

Serpents in the Garden
Liaisons with Culture & Sex
by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair
at Amazon

The Joy in Loving by Mother Teresa at Nickell Bookstore

The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz at Discount Book Sale

The National Parks
America's Best Idea
by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dear Etsy

If you’ve spent any time lurking in the Etsy forums recently, you may relate to these faux threads.
NOTE: This is a purely fictional blog post; any resemblance to persons or events real or imagined is, quite simply, a matter of opinion.  So there.

Dear Etsy: I cheated on you last night with Ebay.

Dear Etsy: There’s a reseller in my soup. Please remove it ASAP.

Dear Etsy: Do these jeans make me look fat? It’s all your fault if they do.

Dear Etsy: I want 6 months’ notice whenever any of the Admins change their socks.

Dear Etsy: That seller is being mean to me. I’m telling my Mom.

Dear Etsy: Please post a thread at 8:00 a.m. Monday-Friday advising what color shirts the Content Team is wearing. I really need to know this.

Dear Etsy: Yes, I realize that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but they’re not really valid opinions unless they agree 100% with mine. IMO.

Dear Etsy: Life would be much, much simpler if the whole of Etsy, Admins and Community alike, would study and hang on each of the 8000 words written in my thread entitled “This is exactly what everyone NEEDS.”

Dear Etsy: Q: How do you stop a speeding train? A: Throw snarky, liquored up sharks wielding cupcakes and pennies in front of it. Oh wait, no, that's how you cause a wreck.

Dear Etsy: You are not treating the Bacon category with the respect and admiration it deserves. Bacon is greasy goodness at its very best. Any member who does not consume it daily should be forever banned from the site.

Dear Etsy: The sock puppets called. They want their accounts back. I told them to go stick their head in the toilet and wait for that to happen.

Dear Etsy: If I should happen to post a snide comment, please ensure it does not show up in a Google search. I wouldn't want anything I say to reflect poorly on me as a business owner. On second thought, never mind. I just don’t get the correlation between the two anyway.

Dear Etsy: With Negativity’s recent spike in popularity, it should immediately be given its own forum heading. We can’t all be optimists, you know.

Dear Etsy: I get numerous convos daily from spammers and scammers. And don’t even get me started on the convos I get from sellers who scold me for not wearing my big girl panties. This is unacceptable. I’m just sayin.’

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Welcome Home

Home is where the heart is.  Where you feel safe, comfortable, and content.  We fill our homes with things that mean something to us.  Of course my home is filled with a bunch of clutter at the moment, but that's a whole different story.  I'm a gal who shuns "traditional" or "contemporary" furnishings; my taste is very eclectic, as you can see by these selections from Etsy sellers in this week's Wednesday Wishlist. 

Special note:  right click on the links to open a description of each item in a new window.

Contemporary Painted Steel Coffee Table

Mid Century Retro Plaid Swivel Chair

Mirror 14 from Jackolina on Etsy

Bookends from glassgeo on Etsy

Primitive Barn Wood Picket Fence Table and Chairs

Handpainted Wood Drawer Pull

Bo Small - Polka Dot Table Lamp

Karuna Cushion from KaitlynDugganStudio on Etsy

1940's Nevada Motel Sign from FLOWERDEW1 on Etsy

Rocker from daletalley on Etsy
This has got to be the COOLEST rocker I have ever seen!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday Wishlist: Sweet Stuff

Mmmm, sweets.  I'm not ashamed to say that I have a very overactive sweet tooth.  Hardly a day goes by when I'm not craving something sweet.  Someone once told me that you should always give in to your cravings.  So I do.  Every single time.  It's one of the few guilty pleasures I allow myself to indulge in, and I indulge in it very well, thank you.  I found these delectable sweet treats browsing the web, all the while shamelessly drooling on my keyboard.  How can you resist these?

Red Velvet Bon Bons from The Bon Bon Babe
I've had these little babies.  My official verdict:  YUM!

Turkish Baklava from Turkish Baklava on Etsy

Almond Butter Crunch Bark from Mainely Sweets

Brown Sugar Gingerspice Shortbread Cookies

Conversation Cookies from Little Snowflakes on 1000 Markets

Pecan Rum Bars by SweetJenn on Etsy

Carmel Infused Milk Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats