Friday, July 29, 2011

So what do I do with paper flowers

so one would wonder if not for scrapbooking what to do with all my paper flower purchases....

I am a HUGE fan of http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonflyExpression paper flower shop.

so with my amazing purchases of last week I added some feathers from a seller on etsy and created this facinator



I just love how it turned out. 4 flowers made by dragonfly expression, some scrap ribbon and a brooch/hairclip backing and ostrich feather from plumule on etsy!!! I jsut love it!!!!

perfect for my burlesque friends, pin up lasses or modern brides!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Great way to end the week!

So a few weeks ago I got this message on etsy with a 3 item  sale to please add a card to this order and send it off. I had'nt thought much about it until I got this adorable message


Did you send me some magic treats in the mail?? I believe you did and I have been so excited over them, even posting on my blog about the mystery of who it is... how did you find me? Or my address!?? Thank you so much though I love the treats so much!!!!!!!!!
it took a few minutes for me to recall and it was all quite cute and funny! Turns out the lucky gift getter was none other than etsy's ABadPanda who runs an awesome blog http://darlingstewie.com/secret-treats-rule/   and have a looky loo at what she is wearing...Our skull earrings and swarovski hairclip!!!  Way to go pretty lady!!!!!  Beautiful!!!!! and the skulls are'nt bad either!!!!


Just thought we'd share and everyone check out http://darlingstewie.com/  Adorable geeky fun talented lady and a very fun and funky read

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Another week another mail bag call!

ahhhhh it's been such a great week!

hot, sticky but full of mail

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm   where to start 

first of all before I forget we have added to out bath line and candles line

I have come up with the best detox bath ever  only 3 ingerdients  essential oil 100% pure and blended (orange,grapefruit,lavender,black pepper but not in that order) Dead sea salt and french green clay....mmmmmmmmm it's so nice. and after you feel all sleepy, not just because of the lavender but the green clay draws so much out of your body in the way of impurities.


than I used the same relaxing sensual essential oils and started a pretty gray candle line of votives and melts, even some in flower shapes

 





So onto mail week!

I got my great as always package from http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonflyExpression . She makes THE most beautiful paper flowers, the same ones I have used in my jewelry.... I got these




Than I got a package from http://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkdottedowl full of yummy goodness  butterfly scrub soaps, twist up soaps, and lemmongrass fluff soap....great stuff and super shipping. her page is full of stuff!




I caved and bought a heartsy deal for a stitch of mine. http://www.etsy.com/shop/astitchofmine I love beautiful mats and runners for tables and I so quickly fell in love with  this beautiful neat blue and yellow table runner that is perfect in our house I just love it and it is sooooo well made





It's always a joyfull day when my orders arrive from PKSTUFF http://www.etsy.com/shop/PKStuff

She's awesome funny and way talented.. Everything is always made perfectly and she's even done some custom pieces for me
so I got

LOVE!!! and it fits in my organizer





well it seems I was self spoiled this week but it's still STILL because of the postal strike!   although it's been fun the last few weeks getting all my backlogged orders.




SO I guess it will soon be onto school shopping and starting to put xmas stuff away!


Well we'll catch up next week......hopefully sooner and it won't be so hot!!!!!  



feel free to share your thoughts, or if you've purchased from any of the shops in my blog ad your own opinions.....I love to hear from readers!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE

just a fast post to make you aware of our christmas in july sale  http://www.etsyonsale.com/shop/Meandtheboy

50% off 50+ items



hope to see you there

Friday, July 8, 2011

YAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!!! MAIL BAG CALL!

ahhhhh friday.....even though I don't get to go out like I used too friday is still great.

AND LOTS OF MAIL CAME TODAY

from closeoutgirl I got 50 assorted pieces of scrapbook paper and cardstock. she made some awesome choices...and thought to include many patterns. 3 amazing stamps and a great inkpad all for just over 10$ with shipping. I feel some new cards a coming!!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/CloseoutGirl?ref=pr_shop_more#

I was in dire need of ear posts for earrings so after some insane prices I found this great shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/HungryPandaSupplies?ref=pr_shop hungry panda supplies was quick to convo back and set up a custom order, and I got my item so fast I was shocked. Trust this store.

And the deal that has rivaled all deals....  http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetsophiascreation I got this heartsy deal amongst the postal strike and just got my goods yesterday. we talked and joked back and forth about the state of the order....I joked and said if it all melts it's ok....it's still going to taste the same....OH MY GOODNESS...I am very lucky this seller does not live next door!!!!! I go lemon  chiffon daisies (cheesecake?)  and some smokes, peanut butter monkey back and chocolate covered oreos....the daisies are my fave...it's all superb... and it came all melty, After throwing it in the fridge I broke out the cookies and we had a very no good lunch of chocolate covered oreos and soy milk  mmmmmmmmm . I would without a doubt shop here again. none of the melty issues were the sellers fault as everything was thermo wrapped  more the length of the backlog due to the strike. 



YAY FRIDAY    paper chocolate and findings....I told ya friday rocks


It's so nice and warm here today. Yesterday me and the boy sat outside for 7 + hours and so far 6 hours today. how blessed I feel to have found this home for our family! How blessed that I have a husband who works hard so we can have this home...I work had too but well    they don't call us starving artists for no reason..... we hope you are having an awesome summer like us!


http://www.meandtheboy.com/  we have uploaded over 2 new  things lately so check us out.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Life is kinda normal! I think it's a good thing?!?!

SO.... Hello ! remember me? yep I got a little lazy   but it's been a bit of a bore here.

almost better from pnemonia.....

postal strike over......

I have just been working on new things......i've added about 10-12 new items to the store. I came across this old box of vintage beads and have begun using them. i've starting making some small minimalist necklaces that make amazing stacking necklaces, some nice rings, and more candles including a 1/2 cube in lemongrass.

I'm still waiting for stuff I ordered in the beginning of june. Almost anything I buy I will alyaws review and share here.




So far I got

amazing pampering goodness from princessbuttercupsoy  I got these cocoa butter bath melts...DIVINE!! actually i did'nt use them myself. The boy is outside so much he gets dry skin all summer so I ran a bath and dropped one in...I do think pampering him is something he appreciates...he knows it's a wee something extra...and he felt like VELVET....I kept rubbing his arm and he had this glow  not a greasy shime but just a glow that was amazing....HOWEVER today he is covered in dirt and rain barrel water YUM. The soap and lavender bath salts are just as lovely...(the salts scented my whole upstaris for hours it was NICE) http://www.etsy.com/shop/princessbuttercupsoy

I had ordered some vintage tags and earrings from Oldsoulstyle on etsy...she's neat...great paper goods and I remember having this deck of these cards when I was a kid so I had to get them. The pearl earrings are also beautiful...and I got a lil suprise of these tiny envelopes and a few extra beautiful tags. Highly reccomended http://www.etsy.com/shop/OldSoulStyle


Mamassewingroom I have know thru bnr's and so on for awhile. She's funny and truly very talented at many things. Her aprons are all quique from eachother...Some frilly and pretty some dark and disturbed. I fell in love with an vintage one made from a pillowcase that she had found all by it's lonesome some3where on her adventures. It is so beautiful and I hope to post a pic soon. You must check out her tags too. She also shares a love of day of the dead stuff like me  http://www.etsy.com/shop/MamasSewingRoom


Bubblesandbugs makes adorable tops and onesies for kids along with little purses totes and tissue holders. I bought the 5/6 dump truck tie shirt for the boy. I will say I am kinda known at my son's school for the kid with cool tops.....this one fit right in. he wore it to his graduation and EVERYBODY commented about it.
Plus this seller is super easy to work with and so willing to accomadate  http://www.etsy.com/shop/BubblesandBugs

I'm still dying for all my other things lost in the strike but so far so good.



I am strongly debating closing for a week or so to fix up the shop and travel with the boy..... we will kkep you posted on that.


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