Friday, October 29, 2010

friday favorites.

Inspired by my fall favorites post (maybe even including a few of them...) I took a stab at creating my first Etsy Treasury, aptly entitled 'Inspiring Autumn'. I'm using that board for my Friday Favorites post. The picture above is a screen shot of the page, but you can see the whole thing here. I mentioned on my facebook page that I would seriously be thrilled to have any item on this list (Christmas is just around the corner folks!) and there are lots of different price points too- so it's not like I'm being a Greedy McGreederson over here. People are always asking 'What would you like for Christmas? and my typical answer is 'I don't know. Money?' Always good, but oh so boring to open.

Regardless, I think there are a lot of items on here that make great gifts, so check it out. As a matter of fact, treasuries on Etsy are a great way to find something for the hard to shop for person in your life. Type in a couple of key words that describe items/colors/etc they might like and voila- you might stumble across something fabulous. Try it out for yourself here!

Plus, you will be supporting artists and small businesses that create unique handmade items! Hooray. :)

I really can't say enough good things about Etsy. I did a majority of my wedding shopping on the site and could not be happier with the customer service and products received.

Also- don't forget to head over to Emmaline Bride and enter to win a custom clutch made by yours truly. If you are one of my dear, dear readers I would really love to make a bag for you!!!

Hope you all have a very Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

fall favorites.

Thought it was high time to do a short and sweet post dedicated to my favorite time of year (see title of post). Changing leaves, chilly nights, bonfires, pumpkin spice lattes, hoodies, scarves, college football, dry air...I LOVE fall.

Here are just a few things I've noticed around the web this week that reminded me we're almost in November!

Need to make these Pumpkin-Gingerbread Muffins with Mini Chocolate Chips TODAY!

EmersonMade has a clothing line? with tweed coats?? YES, please.

A mini pine cone necklace. love.

You guys know how much I love handmade, one of a kind items, right? Check out these chic and stylish knit hats, scarves and headbands made by IndeeMitch! They've got super cute models too. :) (hi sissy!)

Birch wall art? I so want this over my bed.

But I saved the best for last. If you are married, engaged or just a couple in love, High Cotton Events and Leslie&B have teamed up to give away a styled love shoot for free! Check out Carlee's post here to enter! The only requirements are that you must live in the Southeast. (You will have me for competition, fyi) ;)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

tuesday shoesday! simple, casual love.

Lots of fun ladies over on twitter post awesome shoes up on their blogs every tuesday. I know some of you might be a tad confused as to why I'm featuring plain old flip flops, but these are my all time favorites. I even wore them in my wedding when the fancy shoes I had put me on the verge of a panic attack bc they hurt so bad during pre-wedding photos. True story. Here are my lovelies. The thin strap, tan leather rainbow. L.O.V.E. And yes, they sell them at Nordstroms so you can check out fun stylish footwear while trying out a pair of these bad boys. (did I mention they have a lifetime warranty on the sole???) :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lacea + Sal, The Bridal Clutch

Ok. So I hope to feature a lot more of this lovely wedding but I couldn't wait to post a little teaser of the bag I made for Lacea, the bride. Erin Werner did an amazing job with capturing their day and I need her to come over to my studio and take all my product photos for me. Want to come visit Florida, Erin? :)

You can check out more photos of their wedding here.
Erin is based out of Oakland County, Michigan but is available for travel wherever you might need her. (...tampa...)

**disclaimer: I did not, I repeat, did not, make the jewelry in the above photo, although I wouldn't mind owning it myself!

Friday, October 8, 2010

blog neglect.

To my 9 dear followers, one of which is me (I can't figure out how to unsubscribe from my own blog, oops...), I apologize for the neglect on the blog. It's been a very hectic couple of weeks, what with last minute orders, a baby shower to plan, trips to visit relatives and my real job. Lame excuses, I know. (I started the post off with a funny smilebooth photo though, so if you really were mad, that should make up for it, right??)

I promise to get back into the swing of things after the weekend! I have an exciting announcement regarding a wedding I'm going to be involved in and I'll also have a new product to debut in the shop that isn't a clutch. So you big bag ladies get ready!

I will note that I added a new type of clutch in the shop yesterday. Some ladies had been begging and pleading for a wristlet, and I was getting a little tired of all the whining and constant badgering (just kidding) so I came up with this fun little fold-over version. My sweet twitter friend, Erin, wrote up a cute little post about it over on her blog, Sparkle & Hay, for her Thursday Purseday pick. If you don't know what that is, then you need to join our ranks on twitter and follow her, and me! She also gave us a sneak peek of her engagement photos- gorgeous! Did I mention that I have the honor of making all her bridesmaids bags for her wedding this October? So excited.

Alright, back to work. Hope you all have a fabulous Friday and an exceptional weekend!!! Go Noles!