Friday, November 25, 2011

Misty's Holiday Gift Guide - Volume 3

This is the 3rd and final installment of Misty's Holiday Gift Guide!  It's going to be short and simple, but there's nothing simple about the shops I'm featuring.  Today is all about gifts for your furbaby!  

Miss Jennie and Miss Sophia are the absolute epitome of cuteness!  In totally different ways, of course, one being human and the other being fur covered.  But they make a fantastic team:  Jennie sewing up stylish collars, harnesses, leashes and more for your pup or kitty and Sophia modeling them (she is such a diva!)  **And she's offering free shipping for Black Friday!  Use code "BlackFriday11" when you check out!

Pumpkin Patch Plaid Dog Collar - $16.50
Christmas Sweets Holiday Dog Collar - $16.50
Skull & Crossbones Dog Collar - $16.60

Miss Liz from P3Puppies is the SHI...I mean BOMB!  I have such mad love for her, I can't even tell you!  And she's got what it takes to keep your furbaby warm this winter!  Don't be put off by the lack of sales in her's brand new!  But she knows what she's doing and has FANTASTIC products!  I think Miss Sophia even sports some P3Puppies wear...I know Auntie Dis' furbabies do!

Cow Hide Patterned Large Fleece Dog Jacket - $20.00

Snowflake Pattern Large Fleece Dog Jacket - $20.00
Small Red and Black Paws Fleece Dog Jacket - $20.00

Well...that's it for my holiday guide!  Be sure to check out Volume 1 and Volume 2 for more great gift giving ideas!

Happy Holidays!!

Why do they call it Black Friday?

Is it due to the all the crowds?  Is it supposed to be depressing?  I guess I could google it, but I don't care that much.  What I care about is the savings!  I've taken advantage of some already, but all from the comfort of my home.  Ok, that's a lie.  I'm at work today, so how about from the comfort of my desk while I surf the net on company time?  I'm such a bad employee, but really, what do they expect when they make me work on the day after Thanksgiving? 

Woodland Elves Goats Milk Soap Bar, normally $5.50, marked down to $4.40

But what is better than not having to leave the comfort of your own home to get some freaking fantastic deals?!  Nothing, I tell you!  Which is why I decided to have a Black Friday sale in my Etsy shop.  Because I want to share the laziness!  I'm even upping the don't even have to enter a coupon code to get any deals in my shop...I've marked all the prices down for you!  A few clicks and you're done.  Click, click, click...boom!  Wicked smell-goods show up on your door step!  Well, not that quickly, I'm just one chick making everything for you, but you get the idea.

Frosted Cranberry Goats Milk Soap Cube, was $5.50, marked down to $4.40 20% on your entire purchase today through Sunday at 3am (I love choosing random times to end my sales).  Remember, no coupon codes, just click, click,  click...boom!  It's THAT easy :)

Vanilla Noir Perfume Oil, was $8.00, marked down to $6.40
Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Misty's Holiday Gift Guide - Volume 2

In Volume 1 of my Holiday Gift Guide, I introduced you to some lovely jewelry shops, my candle supplier and a fellow soaper.  This time we're going to look at some spectacular knitting, crochet, and sewing gals!

Here is Misty's Holiday Gift Guide - Volume 2!

(or as I like to call them, Pokers and Hookers!)

Rose is a sweet and sassy hooker with a heart of gold and a wonderful talent for crocheting.  She specializes mainly in baby fashion...adorable booties, hats and more!

Rebecca is a girl of many trades...knitting, crochet, felting...she knows it all!  Here's a few of my favorite things from her shop!

Sage Green Braided Cable Scarflette Neck warmer - $40

Cranberry Wine Alpaca/Acrylic Scarflette Neckwarmer - $30.00
Chrysanthemum Cabochon Hair Pin - You Choose The Color - $4.00

Sew Darn Good!

I have yet to see cuter baby and toddler girl clothes!  Miranda sits down at her sewing machine and the chick is just...magic.  She almost makes me wish I had a baby girl.  Almost...

Ruffled Peasant Top Kayte Punk - 3T-4T - $23.00
Lime Ruffled Bloomers Diaper Cover - 0-24 mos - $20.00
Madison Vintage Sweets Shirred Twirl Bow Dress - 6 mos - 2T - $31.00

Kristen over at Mod MomME makes being a mom downright stylish!  She has everything you need to haul all those baby supplies around and look freaking hip at the same time...serious, go check her out!

Enchanted Forest Butterfly WipeME 'N DipeME Stroller Bag with changing pad - $85.00
Black & White Scrolls WipeME 'N DipeME Clutch All In One - $40.00

Personalized Monogrammed Keychain Wristlette Key Fob - $9.50

Audrey, the face behind Kaboogie is one of favorite peeps.  She's also the queen of everything leather.  And not just any leather, but the girl is totally eco green!  She uses reclaimed leather and can make ANYTHING from it, but her specialty?  The most rockin baby kaboogies (booties) ever!

Soft Sole Leather Baby Boots (I'm naming them Red Hot Alligator!) - 0-6 mos - $34.00

Suede Soft Sole Leather Skull & Crossbones Baby Boots - 6-12 mos - $32.00

Guitar Caramel Leather Soft Sole Baby Boots - 18-24 mos - $32.00

That's it for this edition of Misty's Holiday Gift Guide, but don't wander too far...there will be more to come in the next week or so!  Until then, remember to shop handmade this season!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Misty's Holiday Gift Guide - Volume 1

With the holidays approaching and the online holiday shopping season kicking into full swing, I thought it was the perfect time to share some of my favorite handmade shops and items in the hopes that no matter who you're shopping for, you can find something great for them! 

I'll be breaking the gift guide up into several volumes or series.  From jewelry to candles to baby items to gifts for Fido, you'll find it here.  I'm only featuring items and shops that I have personally bought from or have on my own list to try. I'd suggest anything but the best to you...

So without further ado, I give you Volume 1 of Misty's Holiday Gift Guide!


Auntie Di's is your one-stop shop for all of your smell good needs.  Candles and tarts galore, what chick on your list wouldn't want some of these?  Here are a few of my favorite things...

Pink Sugar Type Soy Wax Candle 16 oz Jar - $14.00

Vanilla Bean Noel Snowflake Soy Blend Tart Melts - $5.50
Christmas Hearth Soy Wax Candle 8 oz - $8.00

You're probably wondering why on earth a soapmaker is featuring another soapmaker, aren't you?  The answer is simple.  I love soap and I love buying soap from other shops.  Soap makes me happy.  You know how some people buy shoes?  Yep, I buy soap.  And when it comes to cold process soaps, Amanda and Joe from Long Winter Farm Soap Co know their shi--I mean, stuff.  I almost always have a bar of LWF in my shower.

Campfire Vegan Cold Process Soap - $6.00
Pink Peppermint Goat Milk Cold Process Soap - $6.00
Pineapple Cilantro Vegan Cold Process Soap - $6.00


 Celia over at Gliz Glitter has to be one of the sweetest people and her jewelry really speaks for itself.  I love that every piece is beautiful while retaining a simplistic elegance.  

Clockwork - Silver Pendulum Oxidized Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings - $28.00
Pink With A Vengeance - Ruby Swarovski Crystal Briolette Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace - $32.00

Solstice - Citrine Gemstone Coin Oxidized Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Bracelet - $76.00



Drea at Faeried Treasures is so much fun, I adore her.  Her storybook and fairy tale inspired jewelry is as whimsical as it is lovely.

A Drop In The Ocean - Petite Teardrop Vintage Glass Jewel Earrings - $15.00
A Flower Is Born To Blush - Bridal Freshwater Pearl and Vintage Glass Flower Necklace - $95.00
Like Apples In Eden - Sway Earrings - $25.00

Sarah and I have been online buddies for a few years now and I love her to pieces.  And speaking of pieces, I'm the proud owner of several of hers!  Her sea glass and wire-wrapped jewelry is one of a kind and I get complimented every single time I wear one of her necklaces!

Atlantis Found Necklace no. 136 - $40.00
Passage Necklace no. 238 Skeleton Key - $45.00
A Nest Adorned Necklace - $35.00

That's it for Volume 1 of Misty's Holiday Gift Guide.  Stay tuned for Volume 2!