Category Archives: Etsy

Nesting

Happy Spring! I have to admit that every year when the weather turns warmer and the sun gets closer, I go into full on nesting mode. I open my windows, rock out to some music and clean the heck out of my living space. I’m talking piles of things to keep, donate and throw away. I spent an hour and a half last night reorganizing my closet. In this nesting madness, I can’t resist the urge to update some of the decorations in my space. It’s the same feeling I get when spring comes along that makes we want to update my wardrobe with bright new skirts and short sleeve, flowey tops.

I haven’t been completely happy with the decor in our current apartment since we moved in. I think it’s the rug we have in the livingroom. It’s mostly maroon and has a bit of a traditional, Victorian look to it. Our decor in the livingroom, for the most part, is beiges and tans. I want to replace the rug with a neutral, light tan and find some awesome colorful pillows that can be changed out at will to brighten everything up and change the mood. I really feel like these small changes will make such a difference.

Check our some of the pillows I’ve been eying!


Via LookHereJane on Etsy


Via SweetStitch on Etsy


Via FestiveHomeDecor on Etsy


Via ClassicByNature on Etsy


Via Kyoozi on Etsy

So many fun pillow options!

Desk Calendars

I work a job that constantly requires me to know and reference dates. I keep a broadcast calendar at my desk, but I also like to have my pretty little desk calendar hung by my computer for really easy reference. I hang 12 pushpins in a rectangle and hang each of the 12 months from tiny binder clips. I find having the entire year displayed for me incredibly useful. I like to get these calendars from Etsy shops because they’re perfectly adorable and always original. This year I couldn’t decide between two, so one is at work and one is at home.

At work I have Rodney the Raccoon from NOTESbyredletter:

I also got some ADORABLE circular address labels with elephants (my favorite!) on them from this shop. Love! I’ll def be back.

At home I have a desk calendar by lemonadepaperie:


I love the simplicity of this calendar and that there are illustrations on holidays. Will also be back here.

Recent Etsy Finds

This week while looking for birthday presents for tbf’s sister I discovered the shop, Seja B. She has some really pretty pieces. We bought his sister this necklace, which I think can be nice and neutral:
bird necklace
I also found this one that I want. I love it, it’s beautiful, I’d wear it all the time!
MultiStone Necklace

Through following Etsy on Twitter I also found the shop Clemantine Rex this week. They make laser cut bamboo necklaces and I really want this one:
CharlieBrown Necklace
This necklace really reminds me of Charlie Brown, because when the characters get mad or something they get a little cloud like this over their head. (Right? Even if they don’t, it still reminds me of Charlie Brown.) I love love love this and really want to buy it for myself…but I won’t. *frown*

I also found this necklace there, and you can choose from multiple colors for the background. Light blue, sage green, red, and maybe black? I think it’s really pretty.
RedBamboo Necklace

Finally, I’m really into the idea of aprons lately. I want to buy everyone I know an apron for Christmas. Hah. Maybe I should just buy myself one. Earlier this year I found the shop Boojiboo that has some pretty silhouettes, but they weren’t quite what I was looking for this week, so I went looking for more. I found the shop Aprons and More that has some really pretty aprons. They’ve found some really pretty fabric to make these aprons with. They also have some really great holiday aprons.
Flower Apron
Half Apron
I bought this last one for one of my best friends for her birthday.
Pink Apron

It is decided

Everything I give for Christmas this year I want to be hand made (at least for the females in my life). Either by myself or someone else. 3 awesome resources – my knitting needles & my hands, my sewing machine, & Etsy! I want to do all my Christmas shopping right NOW!

Tricia McKellar’s Etsy Shop – Eyeful

A few weeks ago I discovered the Eyeful shop on Etsy. I love Tricia’s photography. Here are a few of my favorite.

Eyeful_Birds
Eyeful_Gerber Dasies
Eyeful_Trees

Cute Cards

So I really want to learn more about letterpress and gacco. I love what can be made and I love arts and crafts, so it works. On Etsy there is a shop called BowandArrow that I think is SO cute! You should really check it out.

Aren’t these Thank You cards awesome? I would LOVE to get one from someone.
ThankYou

I also love these pretty blue note cards. A great way to say, hello – I was thinking of you and I wanted to make you smile by sending something other than an email, text or IM!
BlueNote

Soft and Lovely

I adore the photographs at isphotograpy on Etsy. They’re pretty, soft, and original. I’m in love.

Eiffel Tower

Ferris Wheel

Flower

Queen Anne

Paris

I want all of these hanging on my walls!