Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pucker Up!

You Stink Soap - I just love the name! Haha. I also happen to love anything lavender - soap, lotion, salt etc..
It's not easy finding a good lip balm even though it seems like all lip balm makers uses the same few ingredients. I absolutely love Nordea's lip balms. It glides on smoothly and tastes er... feels great on my lips.

Another great name - bunnybuttapothecary! It certainly makes Wai Sze Designs sound boring! I also dig the label packaging too and there is a great variety to choose from as well.

MoonMaidenSoap - Love the name, love the packaging and it comes in a box! Great stock stuffer indeed.

I'm so obsessed, I almost want to make my own lip balm... but I won't... I'll leave it to these bath and body professionals and the million or so that sell on Etsy. It's amazing how many people are making natural lip balms free from artificial chemicals. It's a fabulous thing. Good bye commercial chapstick forever!

I also love the Buy 3, get 1 Free deals or Buy a certain amount and get a price break deal. For someone like me who can't leave the house without her lip balm, this is an extra incentive and greatly appreciated.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Guilty as Charged!

To my delight, I received a wonderful free Blackberry Lip Balm from Etsy Seller, dennisanderson last week along with my purchase. It smelled so yummy and often times, I don't care too much when I receive free stuff because I usually get things I don't need/want. (I have a clutter phobia - constantly throwing things away..) Anyway, to my horror, I came home to this after doing some Black Friday shopping this morning.

Looks like Sam thinks the lip balm was yummy too because she devoured half the tube, plastic and all!
A closer look... bye bye lip balm!
*25% off is happening now in my shop!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale Starts Now!

Best Offer Yet Starts Now! I'm giving thanks to all my wonderful customers. Starting now through Monday, enjoy 25% off entire store! (excludes custom orders and shipping) Please purchase and wait for your revised invoice before paying; or I'll send a refund!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Candy Cane, Snowflakes & Birds

A few new additions to my shop. I really love the simplicity of these tags. I rounded each corner to make it a bit more special. The twine adds just the perfect rustic chic-ness, don't you think? I love twine; I want to use it on everything!

My favorite by far... but you should know that by now if you've been following my work... hehe.Two more days until Big Ole Turkey Day. Can't wait!

Monday, November 17, 2008

My first Giveaway!

I'm giving away two fabulous Holiday Cards on the NewNew website. Check it out!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Heart Vegan Friendly Soap

I'm hoarding soap & lip balm and no one is going to stop me!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Inspired by Nature

Old Country Road
Rose Cottage

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Escape from the city

The hubs and I packed our bags and took our dog to the Catskills for a long weekend. It was a bit chilly and wet but oh so rustic and beautiful.

My hubs is becoming quite a photographer. This is my favorite shot, yup of my wet Merrills. Haha.

We hiked for 6 hours! At one point, I thought I wasn't going to make it, but we trudged along through 2 hours of mist, climbing over loose rocks and the rustling of a bear! Visit my flickr for more photos of our outdoor adventure.

Monday, November 10, 2008

NewNew's Monday Giveaway!

Start the week right with these beautiful handmade earrings from the talented Lingua Nigra! Best of all, it's free! Click on photo to give it a twirl! Best of luck!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cafe Au Lait

Like any woman, I love to shop. Unlike most women though, I don't just enjoy shopping for clothes, shoes or handbags. I shop for much more than that. Amongst the things I love include home goods, gourmet foods, most things at the Container Store, and scrapbook supplies. I recently found a new and inspiring website entitled, Capture the Moment which showcases stamps and ideas from a line that's new to me, called PaperTrey Ink. It's a simple website filled with a plethora of acetate stamps that are very easy to use. The best part is that PaperTrey Ink has an Angel Policy which means I can use their stamps to make cards and sell in my shop. Making sure that a rubber stamp company has the Angel Policy is so important - wouldn't want to get sued over a $4 card I just sold, ya know? Anyway, I've been eying the following stamps sets created by designer Heather Nichols. You rock Heather, love these stamps!
I'm so inspired by these cards!

If you haven't guessed it by now, yes, I'm a coffee addict. A coffee a day keeps the doctor away, right? Love tea & cocoa too of course!