**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Attention, wedding belles and gorgeous guests -- you're cordially invited to explore ModCloth's exquisite wedding collection! Fall in love with dreamy dresses and outfit finishers perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and attendees eager to express their unique perspective on style. And don't forget -- we want to see the fab ModCloth look you put together! Use #marriedinmodcloth to share your inspiring... Read more


Today I'd like you to meet one of my sponsors - Mindful Matters Jewelry Design. Mindful Matters is an artisan jewelry boutique featuring handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry, Mixed Metal Jewelry and unique Modern Art Jewelry & Accessories. Diane is a chemist who loves working with her hands and has been making jewelry since she was a teenager. In time, her craft has developed into uniquely beautiful, one-of-a-kind polymer clay and metal jewelry pieces. I tried my hand in making polymer... Read more


**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 'Tis the season for gifting! And ModCloth wants to help you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list with their 2014 Holiday Gift Gift. Shop using their handy categories, or check out presents inspired by trendsetting bloggers, including A Beautiful Mess, Oh Joy!, Girl with Curves. Utterly unique and endlessly fab. Their vast collection of utterly unique gifts... Read more


I started putting together Gift Guides on the blog this year and with the Holidays coming, this will be amplified for the month of November. Now is your chance to get in on the action. I will be including items from all of my blog sponsors throughout November*. I have several plans for gift guides including items for the home to general stocking stuffers so there will be a little something for everyone. Visit my ad page to purchase your... Read more


Jillibean Soup Halloween Kit

(sponsored post) Halloween is just around the corner. Get ready for spooky fun with one of Craftsy’s NEW paper crafting kits! Work with your frightfully fun kit and learn how to create stylish Halloween decor projects with exclusive video lessons. Paper crafts expert Ronda Palazzari will show you how to use Jillibean Soup's paper pads, black glitter beanboard alphas and festive embellishments to create a witch’s hat, pumpkin centerpieces and even a spooky banner! More sales from Craftsy Rose Trellis... Read more


HEY NYC! ModCloth's Open Casting Call Next Week!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Fashion mavens, rejoice! Next week, ModCloth is inviting you to come showcase your unique style at their #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call for ALL event in downtown New York City on September 3rd. This is such a cool event, I wish I could make it! During this Photo Pop-Up event, they will be chatting with fans and snapping their photos. When: Wednesday,... Read more


I'm back with another neat tool to check out when it comes to promoting your online shop. Take a moment to check out Picklist.me. It is a new place that brings together artists and artisans from various marketplaces to show off their work and potentially find new customers. Picklist.me aspires to growing an ecosystem of passionate people for creation and productive synergy; a place to discover and support talented people and exceptional items. Sellers can upload items from their shop... Read more


Travel Advice From Her Wonderful Adventure

Today we have a guest post from one of my sponsors, Alex from Her Wonderful Adventure. This time of year, you see a lot of travel advice thrown out there. Alex is going to put a different spin on some pretty good travel tips while keepin' it real! Take it away! Greetings all!! My name is Alex and I blog over at Her Wonderful Adventure. I'm super happy to be guest posting on Marilyn's blog and when she contacted me... Read more


UPDATE: The winner was announced on 7/22/2014 at the end of this blog post. Thank you! I have another great giveaway to announce today! The lovely ladies at IndieGiftBox.com are giving away an Indie Gift Box™ to one of you lovely folks. Indie Gift Box™ is an exclusive curated experience featuring specialty handmade goods - dedicated to promoting independent artists and small businesses. Indie Gift Box™ is committed to sending you one-of-a-kind products made with love by passionate artisans. I... Read more


The Summer has hit us right in the face and today's "Have You Seen..." is related to all things Summer and keeping cool and comfortable. I'm a day early with HYS posts, it's not Friday yet! Melissa from Bubby & Bean shared some great July 4th DIY Projects, there's still time to get ready! There is a Mexican restaurant in Hell's Kitchen that serves a really delicous Watermelon drink. I order it every time I go there (screw the Tequilla!).... Read more