Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FUgly Edition #2 – Floral scented Soy votives

These really aren’t that ugly and smell so good. These are 100% soybean wax votives with some chips and outer imperfections. Other than that they are wonderful! They were an order that was shipped back undeliverable because the customer never picked them up from the post office. The additional trip was a little rough on my votives so I am extending discount for them exclusively on Etsy.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Heart for Haiti - Update

My favorite shop received some well deserved recognition by the Etsy organization with a blog feature several days ago which revived the Hearts for Haiti shop with even more donations and sales  They have raised over $28,000 to Doctors without Borders
Currently there are over 1100 items for sale and over 2200 items sold!

Check out their blog (Etsy for Haiti) for more updates and features on the wonderful people who organize this shop around the clock.

Here are some more of my favorites I picked as great Valentine's Day presents.  Don't forget all proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders (less paypal and etsy fees) and FREE shipping on  everything in the shop!

by Charmed by Heather

by  Michvanetta

Keep Haiti in your Heart!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Freebies on the net - February

So many freebies I have found this month are based around Valentines Day so make sure you enter soon!  Check them out!

Fabric and Marble Necklace by KateBobate
go to oKateBobateo's Fanpage for details.  Offer ends Feb 8th

 Kawaii owl and tree Zippy Poof pouch from Teepetal's Shop
Go to the Blog for giveaway details. Offer ends Feb 12th 
(the five bucks and chapstick not included)

Sea Breeze Teal Glass Earrings Expressions By Cheree
Go to the Blog for details.  Offer ends Feb 12th.

Heart on the Line Print by Sweet Harvey Letterpress
Go to the Blog for details.  Offer ends Feb 12th. 

Mobius Flower Sterling Silver Earring and Pendant Set by  
Sunny Skies Sterling Silver Jewelry 
Go to the EtsyStalker for details.  Offer ends Feb 9th.

Multicolored Hearts Valentine's Day Card by Move the Needle Paper Crafts
Go to My Thread of Thought for details.  Offer ends Feb 8th. 

Eye Shadow Kit by Pure Natural Minerals
Go to Handmade Beauty for details.  Offer ends Feb 14th.

Ginbug Bows - Receive a free Korker Bow 
w/purchase of a Shoe Korker or Croc Korker. No expiration date.

"Autumn Bride" fine print by Erin Garrison Design
Go to Erin Garrison's Blog for entry details.  Offer ends Feb 8th.

I love this shop.  Go to Nest Blossoms blog for details.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Are you romantic or romantically-challenged?

I'm not a romance expert. In fact several years ago I sent a former boyfriend on a treasure hunt. I hid the items all around town with what I thought were cute poetic hints where to him were confusing brain teasers that got him lost for over 3 hours and caught in the rain. By the time he got back I was asleep and he was wet and angry! Needless to say we are no longer together.

Here are some romantic ideas I love doing for the person I love and I love having done to me!!

Breakfast in Bed

My DH only expressed how much he loves when I gave him breakfast in bed until I stopped doing it.  A lesson learned for both of us is always express your appreciation and don't stop doing the things you did to get him/her.

365 Kisses

I love this idea by  Buy an inexpensive decorative jar or container. Then buy 365 Hershey Kisses, one for every day of the year. On the Hershey paper tabs, write one thing you like, love, or appreciate about your significant other, and only allow them to have one each day for a year. It takes some time and thought, but they will think of you with every daily kiss. This is a great idea when distance is involved, but works wonders at home too.

Video Love

Profess your love online or have your dog do it for you.

Scrap off the ice
I know this isn't the most romantic for some but my less than romantic DH made my heart melt one cold morning when he did this.  I usually leave for work two hours before he does.  This morning he pretended he just got up and was taking the garbage out front.  I got to the driveway and the ice was scraped off the windows of my car, the heat was on at the perfect temperature, and by my CD player a post-it next to a CD said "play me."  It said simply "Have a good day at work and get there safe...I love you"  followed by a compilation of my favorite songs.  I was so touched I called in sick!!

ForPlay Kit
I made this Bath + Body True Love Kit since my romantic treasure hunt didn't work out so well.  Something you can do together!
  1. Start off by getting in the shower together and lathering each other with the 2 honey-based bars. Don't forget to say "Kiss Me Honey."
  2. Once you get out the shower light our chunk candle to set the mood.
  3. Moisturize each others dry parts to keep them baby soft.
  4. Top of the "play" with a relaxing massage.
  5. Feed each other the 2 enticing chocolates we've added.
  6. The rest of the night is up to you!
Find this kit on my website or on Etsy.

Try some or all of these throughout the weeks of the year and not just Feb 14th.

Do you have any romantic ideas or funny flops you care to share?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monthly Giveaway Galore

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