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Just a friendly reminder that I'm still offering 20% off on Etsy and Enter coupon code LOVEU20 at checkout to apply your discount. Sale ends on the 17th of February. If you're in New York, some more items have been delivered to Karmabee in Kingston and Blackbird Attic in Beacon. One of my goals for this year is to get into more retail stores. It doesn't have to be in New York state but it would be nice. If... Read more →

I've never put together an actual Gift Guide for my blog before, and what better time to do one than for Valentine's Day? Inspired by a Motorhead song none the less! Flowers, candy, teddy bears is all well and good but let's think a little outside the box shall we? Gift ideas for people who... Love bacon Bacon Frosting from Dream In Plastic, oh yeah, you know you're curious. Love coffee Sterling Silver Coffee Ring is absolutely adorable and the... Read more →

Yesterday I decided that I wanted to host a giveaway, a BIG giveaway for Valentine's Day. I put out the call on Twitter and Facebook to see if any sellers would be interested in participating and now I'm asking you. The giveaway will be held next month and open to everyone (domestic & international). Please email me at marilyn @ (no spaces) if you are interested in participating. It can be an item, a gift certificate, an e-course, e-book,... Read more →

Who says that Etsy Jewelry folks don't purchase from other Jewelry sellers? Hogwash I say!!! Recently I felt the urge to treat myself to a gift, a New Year's gift to myself. It has been a LONG time since I purchased something on Etsy that wasn't supplies or a gift for someone else so I wanted something for me. I wanted earrings. Dangly earrings are the one thing I cannot leave the home without wearing. And now that I have... Read more →

I received an email from Hellocotton this morning introducing themselves and wanting to show me how an account with them would look like. They took the liberty of setting up an account for me already and when I logged in, I Ooooh'd and Aaaaaah'd. Hellocotton started its adventure in France with which has been a huge success among the French audience and bloggers. They are now taking this success story to the next level with a US / English... Read more →

A new necklace was added to the shop today, Flapper Girl Odyssey. I made it this past weekend while snowed in. Totally on a whim and it's my spin on Steampunk. I'm a big fan of the style and have wanted to make something inspired by it for a while now but I wanted to do it right. I didn't want to just take random watch parts and stick them together, there's more to it than that. And I wanted... Read more →

From now until February 17th, I'm offering a sale on both Etsy & for 20% off when you use coupon code "LOVEU20" at checkout. Maybe pick up this new necklace I added to both shops.... Last Thursday I did something drastic and chopped off ALL of my hair! I've had my hair short before, but never this short. I just needed a serious break from my high-maintenance hair. When you have fine, curly/wavy hair that frizzes easy, it can... Read more →

For this week's Friday Etsy Treasury post, I thought I'd do something a little different. I found out yesterday that one of the treasuries I made was featured on Etsy Treasury Hunter My Blue Paradise treasury I put together for the Avid Treasurers team for one of their challenges. Happy news for a Friday! :) Read more →

I ready to get back on the DIY Love Train and share more fun tutorials I've come across. I haven't posted any since LAST YEAR! I know, it was only a few weeks. Let's kick off 2012 with some of these fun projects! Fortune Cookie Cat Toy Tutorial from Dandelions & Lace Make a Tie Cuff from Freckled Nest Poster Art from ♥ Elycia - what a cute idea! Thinking about maybe doing this with old greeting cards that are... Read more →