First Day of Fall // Upcoming Crafts Fair

It is the first day of fall! How crazy is that? It seems like summer was ripped from our grasps at the very end. It was very sad, but I’ve brushed myself off and facing this fall season with open arms! Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons, as I’ve mentioned many times before. I’m so excited for what is to come for the remainder of the year!

For those in the Danbury, CT area should come and see me Sunday, October 2nd! I am taking part in a craft fair for the grand opening of a new shop in Brookfield, CT called ‘Somewhere in Time’. It is *the* cutest shop, I love it! If you are a big Etsy fan, or just someone who loves handmade, then this place is for you. You’ll find such an array of goods from jewelry, to soaps, to garden items, to items for your favorite pooch!

I would absolutely love it if you came down to say hello and see what this great shop has to offer. It’ll be a great time and would be a fantastic way to kick off the fall season! In the mean time, check out their Facebook fanpage and you can see some of the great local artisans who are taking part in this craft fair and also see more of what this shop has to offer.


Happy Labor Day Weekend! {Anniversary Giveaway}

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Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! This is our last “hoorah” for summer and then its Hello! Fall!! Fall is one of my favorite seasons, mainly because I get to wear really cute boots. ;) But seriously, it really is a great season. You get to feel that crispness in the air, see all the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, and the smell of cinnamon is wonderful! I think what really kicks off the autumn season for me is when I get my first cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee. It is, by far, my favorite coffee flavor and I wish I could drink it all year long. Yumm!!

So I wanted to share with all of you my one year anniversary selling on Etsy. It has been such a wonderful experience and I have learned so much. Over the past year I’ve grown as an individual and I also have met some really wonderful people in this community. I really can not wait to see what the next year will bring.

I wanted to do something special to celebrate my anniversary. It’s been a bumpy road but it’s coming along pretty nicely I think. It has just recently begun picking up for me in the shop and I could not be happier. This all would not have been possible without the encouragement and support from all of you. As a thank you I wanted to do a giveaway to all of my readers.

I have been thinking long and hard about what I wanted to give away, but I could not decide on one particular item as I wanted it to be something everyone would enjoy. So I have decided to give away a $50.00 shop credit to be used on anything in the store!!

So here’s the low down!


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This giveaway will run all week until Saturday, September 10th! Be sure to check back to see if you won!!

Good luck and Happy Fall!!! :)

Time flies when you’re having fun!

So much has been going on recently that I almost forgot what time of the year it was! My 1-year Etsy-versary is coming up on the 26th {less than a week away!}.  So I’ve been trying to think of something special to do to thank all of you for your continued support. I think some kind of giveaway is in order for next weekend to celebrate! So be on the look out for more details on that very very soon. :]


New Line of Keychains in the Shop

I know its been awhile, and I do deeply apologize. I’ve been having technical difficulties with almost all of my electronics so its been keeping me from updating much of anything. I’m still waiting on my laptop to be up and functioning again, but I’m almost there. I’ve been living off my phone for my twitter updates and even my shop updates. So I’m hoping to have my computer back up and running soon!


I just wanted to show those of you who haven’t seen it yet, a new line that I introduced into the shop not too long ago. I have begun stamping out aluminum keychains with various quotes and wording. They’ve become an instant hit and I couldn’t be happier! It’s always a good thing when people like what they see! I will share with you a few of them and you can take a look at the rest in my shop.


If you like what you see and also if there are any specific quotes that you want to see on a keychain, please feel free to message me and let me know and I would love to do a custom order for you. I’m always up for new and interesting ideas.


All aluminum keychains are 1100 Pure Aluminum so they won’t cause skin reactions and are also food safe { not that you would eat off of your keychains or anything… ;) }


These make excellent gifts as well. If you want it personalized, I can stamp on the back on certain ones, so definitely message me about it if that is something you would like.


If you’re looking for something a little bit more unique, take a look at my latitude and longitude keychain. This is the perfect wedding or anniversary gift, or even a ‘just because’ gift. On the sides of the copper square disc I stamp the latitude and longitude of a special place of your choosing. It can be where you met your special someone, where you got married, your first home, the skies the limit! On this particular sample I have in the photo I actually made as an anniversary gift to my husband. It is the coordinates of Star Tours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios { Known to us as MGM now and always }  in Walt Disney World. It is where we met while we were both working there during our College Program. It will always be someplace to special to us and I wanted to give him something that reminded him of me. {Insert ‘Awwww’ here} So like I said, this is a great gift for that special someone who you want to commemorate a special place or occasion. I can also stamp any wording in the center and along the bottom.


I hope you like my new line of hand stamped items. I’m really happy with how everything is turning out and again thank you so much to everyone who has been supporting me on this. I’m doing something that I love and I couldn’t be happier.


Til next time!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is coming up quick and I have a great personalized gift for the Rocker Dad’s out there.

Hand Stamped Personalized Guitar Pick with Case

These have already become very popular. So if you’re still looking for a different kind of Father’s Day gift, look no further!

Personalized Hand Stamped Guitar Pick with Case

If you have any other stamped item ideas, please send them my way! I want to make the perfect personalized gift for you and your loved ones. :)

Little Clay Houses and Fun Trinkets from the Little Red Door

About a month ago I entered a contest on Twitter to win a lip balm from this cute little etsy shop, The Little Red Door. I actually happened to win one, which I was ecstatic about since I never win anything. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I received the cutest package in the mail. Not only was it the lip balm, there were also tiny trinkets inside. They were so fun and quirky, it was great! I have them on my bulletin board and they definitely make my smile every time I see them.

So this leads me to the reason of this post! The Little Red Door was having a special a couple weeks ago where the 1400th sale got extra little houses and what not. So I decided then was the best time to start my collection of little clay houses, and am I glad I did!

Gift Package from Little Red Door

I received the best package of fun and quirky items. I absolutely love it! I included some photos so you can see everything. The clay houses are perfect, and I can’t wait to get more! In the package I received was also a canvas tote bag, a mug, hair clips, tiny houses, little mini erasers, some candy, and a note. It was so sweet and I loved it. So a big thank you to Toni over at The Little Red Door, it is always a wonderful experience working with you!

I absolutely recommend you to check out her etsy shop and definitely follow her on Twitter, @littlereddoor

Here’s the beginning of my little clay house collection. You should start yours today!

Little Clay Houses from the Little Red Door

I unfortunately do not have a shelf in my craft room yet, so for now they are sitting on top of my corkboard. I love this board, I’ve included all of my little trinkets and business cards that I’ve received so far. I’m going to need another board soon! ;)

Definitely do yourself the favor though and check out her shop. You’ll find yourself wanting to start your own collection of little clay houses.

April Showers, Brings May Flowers

It’s finally feeling like spring time up here in the NorthEast. The daffodils and crocuses are blooming and the leaves are starting to bud on the trees. I love this time of year! We were blessed with a lovely 80 degree weather day on Monday, which was absolutely fantastic! My husband and I took advantage of our day off and went for a hike over at Terrywile Park here in town. We’ve never been, so we figured it would be a perfect time to go. It was wonderful being able to get outside and enjoy the fantastic weather and get some exercise to boot. We’re looking forward to going again, perhaps for a picnic. I’ll be sure to bring my camera next time too.

I have finally gotten around to putting together these super cute bobby pins that just scream ‘spring time!’ and I couldn’t love them more! Here’s to hoping we’ll get more days like this past Monday! ;)

Special Valentine’s Day Savings

Need some last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas? I’m having a sale over at my Etsy shop! Save 10% off your order by entering in coupon code BEMINE10 at checkout. But be quick! This sale only runs til Friday 2.4.11, you don’t want to miss out.

Be sure to pass this along so others can also get some great savings too!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Back to the grind tomorrow.