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Big Valentine's Day Giveaway WINNER Is......


Congratulations Celeste!  That Cat Butt helped you win 10 great prizes!  I hope you enjoy them all and share them on your blog Crazy Beautiful Unique.  I know I originally said I would annouce the winner on March 1st but I just couldn't wait any longer.

Speaking of giveaways, I am participating in another giveaway over at After Nine To Five.  There is still time to enter. I'm giving away a single red pearl coat necklace. 

Shop Update: More Pretties For Your Ears



On a serious earring-making kick lately.  Personally, that is the one piece of jewelry I can't leave the home without.  Necklaces are ok but I need to wear earrings or else I feel like I look like a man ha ha! 

I'm using the last of my Tagua beads for the bottom two pairs of earrings. I've had them since I first started making jewelry and then I stopped,  I don't know why I do things like that.  Anyway, I did stock up on a ton of supplies this past week. I went to a bead show and spent WAY too much on new stuff but it's so inspiring.  I took some snapshots while I was there. 

Time to stock up!

Got beads?

I already made some more earrings when I got back home. Can't wait to make more!

What I ♥ - Let's Talk About Pretty Clothes!

My inbox has a lot of pretty stuff coming up for the Spring, like Ruche's latest lookbook for Spring 2012, Enchantment (click images for larger view)

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Ever since I cancelled getting the Anthropologie catalog, I'm pretty happy to spend time staring at these photos (I actually think it's styled nicer!)

I must confess that as beautiful as these outfits out, the lighter pastel colors scare me.  I don't know if I can pull off an entire soft, pastel outfit - I get tense thinking about it. I have to throw something dark and earthy in the outfit somewhere, it's my comfort zone.  A darker cardigan perhaps?

And then there are the Eva Franco dresses from ModCloth. So perfect for me, especially this dress, Frames & Fortune. I mean come on! I need 245 people to each donate $1.00 so I can order this. I will take care of shipping. ;)

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DIY Tutorial: Make a Scarf Camera Strap

This week's tutorial came from the lovely folks at Photojojo. They show us how to make a Scarf Camera Strap using a silk scarf.  You know those straps can get pretty uncomfortable after having them on for a while, a little rough around the neck.  This would make a great and more skin-friendly alternative.


How to Make a Scarf Camera Strap

The tutorial even shares some interesting facts about silk and it's uses throughout history (thanks to Mythbusters).

New Earrings at Pulp Sushi

I had a three day weekend and what happens? I catch a cold that pretty much kicked my butt.  I spent most of the weekend laying on the couch blowing my nose. Go figure. I was hardly on the computer most of the weekend and my shop update was delayed a little.  I just could not engage my brain in anything.  So here's what's new...


New earrings added to Etsy, Last Mermaid SOLD & Sweet Jade.  The Jade earrings hang alittle more heavy but still comfortable to wear.  Both are bold, fun and eye-catching.

I'm feeling a little better today. Still a little head stuffy but I don't feel so bad when I'm actually outside and breathing some fresh air.  Anyway I gotta gather my strength, there's a BEAD EXPO going on near my home this coming weekend which can be pretty draining on it's own if you've ever gone to something like this.  Everything starts to look alike afterawhile but after you go to a few of these you know which booths to direct your attention first to get all your jewelry making goodies.

Sugar Coma anyone?

Did you do anything for Valentine's Day? As much as I enjoy the decorations (like for Halloween & Christmas). Mike & I don't really make that big of a deal of the day.  Not that we're super romantic and every day is Valentine's Day (ha!), we're just not too smoochy smoochy about it.  However we both have a sweet tooth and we'll use any excuse to eat candy, cake, ice cream.  I use to make a cake for Valentine's Day but then realize that it's just TOO much cake for people to have at home so I get us treats instead.  This year, it was cupcakes from Crumbs.

Valentine Cupcake from #Crumbs

Their cupcakes always look so nice, taste-wise they're ok, I've had better but they're conveniently located on the way to and from work. It's really hard for me to come across a cupcake I didn't like.  Oh! We did watch the Westminster Dog Show, congratulations Malachy!

I was rooting for the Daschund but I'll accept the Pekingese winning Best In Show.

My sale ends THIS Friday! Your last chance to get 20% off your entire order on Etsy and when you use coupon code LOVEU20. I have a lot of older items in the Etsy shop that if they do not sell soon, they're going to be shipped to one of my retailers. There is one new store that is interested in selling my items that I'm gathering for too. More news on that soon. So if something has been on your wishlist, now is the time to pounce!

Pulp Sushi's BIG Valentine's Day Giveaway - Enter Now!

I am so excited to bring you my first BIG giveaway!  I've had giveaways before but this is my first group giveaway.  Even if you don't win the prizes below, that's ok because you can still take advantage of the discounts they are currently offering in their shops.

One lucky person will win ALL TEN of the following!

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1) A pair of ivory flower earrings from Little White Chapel. Dainty and cute for wearing with any springtime outfit. LWC is offering 15% off your entire order when enter LWC15 during checkout. Good through March 31st. (Blog/Twitter)

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2) An embroidered Moleskine notebook with with pink circles from Handmade: Modern. A different color scheme was recently featured in Better Homes & Gardens! Offering 20% off total order prior to shipping using coupon code PULPSUSHI until March 15th. (Blog/Twitter)

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3) For the little one, an OOAK Vintage Fabric Appliqué Heart Lap Tee Size 18m-24m in Olive Green from Gnorasaurus.  All Gnorasaurus tees are made by hand, one at a time with durable, quality materials and expert finishing. Machine-washable.  Discount: 20% off using SUSHI at checkout. Expires 2/29 (Blog/Facebook/Twitter)

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4) Stripped Linen Tissue Case from Polkadot Prettie's, it even comes with a pack of tissues to give you a start. (Blog/Facebook/Twitter)

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5)A $20 shop credit to With Love Crochet. Readers can receive 10% off with coupon code PULPSUSHI10 expires Feb 29. (Blog/Twitter)

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6) Medium Ad Space to promote your business or blog with the popular After Nine To Five for the month of March (Blog/Facebook/Twitter)

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7) Valentine themed cup cozy from SewTara and free ad spot on their blog. Enter PULPSUSHI in their Etsy shop for 10% off orders during February. (Facebook/Twitter)

8) Mini Cupcake Bath Bomb Bakery Set from Unique Vintage. Bath bombs are solid moisture that soften in water, moisturize your skin, smell delightful, adds bubbles, all while soaking up the many relaxing natural salts in your bath. (Blog/Facebook/Twitter)

9) Cherry Red Pearl Coat necklace from Pulp Sushi (Facebook/Twitter) - my sale ends this Friday where you get 20% off your purchase using coupon code LOVEU20

Screen shot 2012-02-10 at 9.58.17 AM10) This super cute Monster Cozy Keychain from Knot By Gran'ma  (Blog/Facebook/Twitter)

How do you win? By leaving comments in this post - Please include an email address where you can reached. See below.

-Required: Check out one or all of these shops and share an item that you like in the comments. Leave a comment for each item. The more items you share, the more chances you have of winning.  

-Additional entries: Follow one or all of these shops on Facebook, Twitter or their blog. Come back here and leave another comment sharing who you're following. 

-Send a Tweet! Share the following on your twitter: I just entered to win @pulpsushi Valentine's Giveaway on her blog. TEN prizes for one lucky winner! Ends 2/26

Comments will be approved first before publishing so don't think you're doing something wrong. ;) Contest ends Sunday February 26th. Winner will be announced on Thursday March 1st.

Closets, Chains, Pearls - Oh My!

Yesterday's photo for February Photo A Day was "Inside Your Closet". For a minute I thought that maybe I should straighten it up a little. Try to make my closet look pretty like out of an issue of Real Simple Magazine or something. But then I said "Screw it!".  I love having a walk in closet but it's so cluttered that there's really not much room to move around in. I still try to keep it all sorted by color at least. Here ya go!

Day 12 #febphotoaday Inside My Closet - a walk in mess

I have a lot of scarves.  You can't see the bottom of my closet but it's all shoes, bins, my craft fair suitcase and more shoes.  Shoes on the stop shelves too. Lots of footwear.  You won't see too many outfit posts here but at least you know I do like clothes. :)


New necklace added to Etsy & yesterday. Simply put, Chains & Pearls.   I like how multi-strand necklaces look but they take me a LONG time to put together.  I'm so neurotic about how the strands fall and not having it look cluttered. I hope you think it looks nice, I am happy with it.

Come back tomorrow for my Valentine's Day Giveaway!