Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What's On Your List?

While I love shopping at stores like Coach, Target, and other big corporations, I still have a soft spot for small, local, and handmade. One of my goals is to do as much gift giving from artists who create with their hands. Here are some beautiful gifts you may want to consider for your friends and family.

I ordered from Bellamiababy a couple of years ago. I got a blanket for my mother in law and my little cousin. I liked them so much I ordered one for myself last year for my Christmas gift to myself. My son likes it so much I am probably going to end up getting him one too! The craftsmanship is second to none and she also does custom orders. I ordered a larger sized blanket for myself. :)

I think this canvas wrapped print would look so beautiful in our home. It's on my favorites list too.

These glossy lip tints would make great stocking stuffers!

I bought hubby a hummingbird mug last year for Christmas and he loves it...these folks are talented. I'm seriously tempted to get the Chickadee mug this year.

I'll keep my eye open for more gift ideas. Get your family and friends something unique - buy handmade!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Champ is Hilarious

Every time this commercial comes on TV I crack up. It helps that I'm a huge fan of Target.

Seriously. This lady and her facial expressions crack me up.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Giving Thanks

It's been a crazy Thanksgiving week. Strokes. Heart Surgery. Alcoholism. My family has some stressful moments.

But life continues, despite our challenges. Marshal is as adorable as ever. We had Thanksgiving at my grandpa's and it was a lot of fun. We played Bingo for scratch tickets and everyone really had fun, even grandpa. We're going to do it at Christmas too!

Thank you, Alycia Morgan for the gorgeous picture!

Jewelry designing comes and goes. I made five new pairs of earrings in a day...and then I'll go for a week without even sitting down at my jewelry table. I think when life gets really hectic my creative juices get bunched up and sour. Then again, sometimes that chaos inspires.

The season is upon us and life will surely continue to be crazy. We're almost done with our Christmas shopping already. Thank you Black Friday at the Outlet Mall. :) If you still have some shopping to do, may I suggest Etsy? Support handmade!