Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shop Feature: Some Kind of Pretty

 This week's shop feature  is called Some Kind of Pretty by Catheryn Dallenbach. She  makes handmade jewelry from  earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and so much more. I love the pumpkin earrings, those are pretty  cute and  just right in season too  :)  Read  below to get to know  more  about her and her shop :)

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop
-The name of my shop was by accident. The name I originally had in mind was already taken on Etsy. So I just played around with words until I got Some Kind of Pretty! I love it! It also reminds me of a song...Some Kind of Wonderful.

2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?
-I dabble in a few styles, but I was always tend to make pieces that are everyday wearable. My pieces also have a bit of humor to them. I try to maintain a sense of femininity and simplicity in each piece, while also making it bright and fun.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Apple Cake Recipe By IlonaPaperPassion


Hello Everyone,  
   I have started Guest blogging Tuesdays and  our first article is up from IlonaPaperPassion.  If you have been on Facebook and Twitter, you might have seen a post of the cute Mr.Potato Head  pumpkin design that Ilona Krzymianowski  created. Now, its time to try one of her  recipes! Who Loves Apples?? I know I do and will be trying this  recipe out soon, after all baking is my specialty. Be sure to check out more of llona's recipes, DIY and  other creative ideas at:

Hi, I am Ilona from IlonaPaperPassion. I have a perfect apple cake recipe for the Fall season.  

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mercury Retrograde Madness: The Meaning Behind It

It's that time of year again, that we have started mercury retrograde! If you have read through astrology or things on mercury retrograde, you might have encountered that  retrograde is base of miscommunications,  or  things not working right for a few weeks.  While that might be true, that is  not really  what mercury retrograde is about. It doesn't mean things are just doing to be negative or people aren't  going   understand  you, its far from it.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Shop Feature: Infinity Ampersand Vintage Boutique

Vintage Women's Watch Engraved Watch Hinged Wrist Watch

This week's shop feature is Infinity Ampersand Vintage Boutique. These  specialize in vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry. I love the watch. Actually its my  favorite. Just seems to  take me back in time as well.  Read  more below to find out more about them and their shop!  Take yourself back in time iwth their products!

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop

My sister and I were playing around with creating a logo. We loved the ampersand sign and clicked the 180 degree rotation button. The rest is history :)

2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?

Our shop is run by my two sisters and me - a total family affair. We try to find unique pieces that can easily become a conversation piece and perfect addition to any wardrobe or home. 

Brown Floral Embroidered Sweater Vest

3. What is your favorite item at the store and why?

Currently, my favorite item is our orange and gray reversible plaid skirt. Yes, I said reversible skirt. So cool!

4. What inspires create your products?

We have always loved vintage! Something about using items from other eras just makes us feel all nostalgic. We are so excited that we can try to share that feeling with others.

5. Where can we find you?


Classic Vintage Heels in Bronze, Brown, and Tan

6. Do you have any coupons or discounts for us?

We have a 15% discount for Facebook fans (listed on our facebook page).

7. What advice can you give for other sellers out there for their shop?

Don't give up! It will probably be slow to start, but if you stick to what you're passionate about, you will succeed!

Now some fun facts about you

Navy Pencil Skirt with Yellow Pinstripe

8. What is your Favorite Food?

Brittany: Chips and Salsa
Brandi: Double Stuf Oreos
Kayla: French Macaroons (yep, they have to be French)

9. Describe us one positive event in your life in your life that you felt was a miracle to you or that you knew the Universe was there watching over you

When I graduated college, I had absolutely no idea where I was going or what I was doing. I thought that I had just wasted a bunch of time and money going to school for something that I didn't even know that I would actually like. I felt really alone. After some serious prayer, I found this quote:
"It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future." - Gordon B. Hinckley
So I'm taking things one day at a time and being happy with whatever comes :) It helps. I promise.

10. What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

My absolute favorite vacation spot is any and all things Disney! We're a Disney family and I even worked there for a spell. It really is just the most magical place on earth. Despite their outrageous prices for popcorn and stuffed animals, they really bring families together. Can't wait to take my kids there someday :)

11. Anything else you like to share about you?

We're fairly new to the whole shop/blog thing, so would love to work with anyone on collaborations or guest posts.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Product Review: Goo Gone Citrus Gel Spray


As you may know, I  keeping making candles and since then making candles have  getting a bit more messy. It's hard to take off the wax at times especially when it goes on the  counter!  So   after using my own  cleaning supplies, I was getting annoyed. That is until I goggled  up on  how to take off this candle wax.  I ran across this article and I finally decided  to invest in a bottle of Goo Gone.   This stuff really works... I was a bit surprised but  when anything is really sticking , all  I have to do is spray on it  and  wipe away and its gone.  Now if  its been a while that its been sticky then I

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Shop Feature : Calluna Muse + Giveaway

This weeks Shop feature is Calluna Muse by Heather. She  designs  some wonderful earrings using  beads and Nymo nylon thread.  Pretty neat if you ask me.  Heather  has been  kind  enough to  give a  pair of lovely   earrnigs  from her shop as well.  But first, lets  get to know more about her and her lovely work! :)

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop

I am named after a flower, Heather, and the

Latin term is Calluna Vulgaris. So, I dropped

the Vulgaris (for obvious reasons, yikes!) and added

Muse because I've always loved the idea of

a 'muse'.

2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?

I wanted it to be a different take on beaded

jewelry. I've done it all my life and I was

looking for a modern feel. Some

new designs and a different twist on older designs. I think it has a nice

feel between being on par with current

trends but also allowing you to be

unique and maybe also start your

own trends! And who doesn't want

to be a trendsetter!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Reinventing Passion Product line

One thing that I have learned as I own a shop is to make changes to items when  necessary.  It's nice to always  improve my items along the way even if that means to change the  formula  of  my one my products. So after months of thinking, I  reinvented the passion candle. I realize that more requests were about trying to draw their  special someone closer to them. Let me say, it took me a few months to  reinvent the passion oil along with it  but after changing  it and  redoing the  description, this  candle has been a  hot  item that I am consistently making. My passion oil  now it more of a musky scent ( quite spicy)  and when you wear it,  don't be surprise  if you  get people's attention easily.  I have worn the oil before and just gone shopping for groceries, and it makes people eye on you. Even  wearing it can get you in the mood for the  bedroom if you choose to do so with your partner. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Shop Feature: Kreativ Case + Giveaway

Samsung Galaxy S3, Pretty Samsung S4 case, glitter headlights - iPhone 5s case, phone cover, Gold Glitter Custom iPhone 4 case- K015

This week's shop feature is  Kreativ Case by  Cindy.  She seems to specialize in making cell phone cases but not just any cellphone case,  think of it as  getting your own personalized cellphone case that you can define with?  It's nice to add a personal touch so you know its your phone and its nice to give your phone  a personality that represents you. Cindy  has been kind to offer a  cellphone case as a giveaway. This giveaway is open  worldwide... so be sure to enter to win!

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop 
Kreativ Case was "kreated" - get it? :) - when I tried to come up with a name that best highlighted the unique and personalized items that I make. I wanted to put a little spin on it and make it a bit querky.

2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?

My shop combines two natural wants from a smartphone user when shopping for a case - durability and style. I feel like it's important to protect your phone because it's one of your biggest investment, but at the same time, you should have a pretty case! Some cases out there are cute, but don't have the type of protection my cases offer.

Samsung S4 case, Samsung Galaxy S3, Bokeh Hearts Colorful - Girly iPhone 5 case, iPhone 4 case, phone cover, Personalized phone case - K019

Monday, October 7, 2013

Dad's Job Prediction


My dad has been trying to retire a few years now  but I also know that he actually does enjoy working, it keeps him active and  feeling more alive.  He has been trying to get spiritual guidance from me  even though he just has a tough time  believing in me and my work but I know he is trying to be open to me as psychic. He's just not used having a daughter that psychically aware.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Shop Feature: Gypsy Thread Vintage

 Vintage 50s Peignoir Robe Set Romantic Bubble Gum Pink Nylon Chiffon

This week's shop feature is Gypsy Thread Vintage by Stephanie.  The store caters to designing vintage clothing ranging from evening wear, summer dresses, jumpsuits, party dresses, shorts, jackets and so much more.  My favorite piece is the picture above, an evening robe. I love things like this  as pink is my favorite color but also it has a nice soft  look to it... I would so purchase this one :)  Of course, gotta save up for it.  Check out more of her stuff, you might find things that you like! you can feel beautiful with her lovely collection!

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop

My shop name is derived from a roadside gypsy magic trick that gained popularity in the 20th century called the Gypsy Thread, wherein the magician would seem to tear a string into many small pieces, then magically join them back together.I saw this as a metaphor for fashion and a perfect name for the vintage bohemian collection that I have created.

2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?

I have a very good eye for high quality authentic vintage pieces that demonstrate versatility and character. My very dear friend helps me to style the models that generously share their time with me as I try to convey the period and personality of each piece. 

 Sexy 50s Ivory Party Dress by Johnathan_ Logan Full Figure Marilyn _Monroe