Saturday, 19 July 2014

Shop Sale!

I hope you are enjoying your Saturday! Right now I am just getting together some new pieces to make and packaging some sold items to go out for Monday. As you can see I am having a 30% off SALE in my Fauna and Forest shop. If you love something there take advantage of this sale since I won't be having another in a long time. This sale ends today! I also am having a Christmas in July sale in my Love n Lavish shop where I am giving 15% off everything, and this ends tomorrow evening. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Artist Feature - June Hunter Images

I love finding a beautiful piece of affordable artwork that feels special in my home and makes me happy every time I look at it. Today I wanted to feature some of June Hunter's artwork, and I personally know how wonderful her work is because I have purchased some of her bird pieces that are up on my wall (my little bird collection).

 I love that her beautiful photographs look like paintings, and June knows how to captures birds in perfect moments. She also has some botanical prints, tiles and jewelry that you should checkout. If your interested in her work she has a new website, as well as an Etsy shop  June Hunter, where I originally found her artwork.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Sunday is so Sunny!

Happy Sunday! I worked yesterday, so I am setting out to enjoy Sunday fully. July has only just arrived, yet its so much hotter and sunnier then June. I also bought some sweet new stones on Friday and I would like to make something out of a few of them today. So that's my plan for my Sunday. Enjoy yours too, wherever you are.

If you haven't already signed up, I am having a GIVEAWAY, and the last day is tomorrow. One lucky winner will be picked, so enter in as many ways as possible to increase you chances. The draw will be tomorrow, and the Giveaway is open to everyone.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Giveaway Time!!!

I thought it was time for another Giveaway! This month I am giving away this turquoise and hamsa protection layer necklace. This brass necklace  connects both chains together at the top. If you win and would prefer the two necklaces separate, let me know. Please share this in as many ways such as Facebook share, Pin the image, and twitter and your chances will be greater. Good luck and I will let you know who the winner is July 7th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

THE WINNER IS PICKED! Congratulations to  Anastasia Bailey! You are the winner of my Hamsa Hand Giveaway! Thank you so much to everyone who participated and check back in August for another Giveaway. Also if you love anything in my shop, use this code at checkout to get 15% off your purchase for the month of July: GiveawayDiscount15

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Give a Shit About Nature - Review

I love nature and the beautiful outdoors, and love what Give a Shit About Nature is doing. For every shirt bought 10 trees are planted. When I saw this shirt posted on there Facebook site I got really excited and had to have it, even though I am not a fan of buying clothing online because I find I really need to try clothes on. It did not take long for my t-shirt to arrive (two weeks which is normal), and it's exactly what I was expecting.  I recommend buying one if you love it as much as I do, and you know that your money will be planting beautiful trees. I do suggest (not that they care) that they make a men and women's version,with the women's shirt having more of a scoop neckline and women's fit. Other then that, its perfect and I proudly rock my Give a Shit About Nature shirt on my Instagram page and here on my blog. You can also get in a ladies tank which is perfect for summer, on their site.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Another Anniversary Celebration!

Happy Etsy Anniversary! June 12 2011 I had the motivation and curiosity in me to see what it would be like to open a shop on Etsy. I had to come up with a name, and I had about five products to list ( which I think is kind of funny now),  as well as make my first banner which looked very amateur. Within the first 5 minutes of listing my products I sold a pair of turquoise earrings! I was so excited and naively thought that I would continue to be so easy.

This year I have 71 products listed, my Graphic Design husband does my banners for me now, my photos have greatly improved and I am on my way to my 400th sale! Each year I have a goal, each year I get really excited when I send out an item somewhere new ( this year it was Malta).

I hope that the end of this year and the beginning of the next takes my small business venture somewhere even larger. I want to expand my pieces and educate myself more on the world of jewelry creating, as well as learn even more about running my own online business.

Thank you to everyone who has supported my shop over the years! I will be having an Anniversary Sale for the next few days, and a lot of new items have been added.

Enjoy this 15% OFF coupon code which you apply at checkout to get the discount: Anniversary

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Hello June

Hopes for June:

Many Beers outside on a patio somewhere, feeling relaxed

A few walks down by the Beaches

Lots of flower picking and pressing

More running

Take lots of photos to post and share

Get the dog down with me to the beach

Plan a Beach trip for September ( Jamaica)

Ice cream and late evening walks

Saturday, 31 May 2014

What I Love About JUNE

Tomorrow will be the first of June, and to me that means that summer will have fully arrived. I love the summertime, the heat of the sun, beers on a patio, walks down by the beach in my shorts, summer skirts and the list just goes on.

I took the photo above on my day off this week. K and I went down to the beach area, and it was still cool out with a little heat from the sun.  I brought a few items from my shop and did a little photo shoot. You can see some of those photos on Instagram or in my shop.  It was such a great day and I took a crap load of photos and spent quality time with the hubby. We even brought a few beers and had them on the little rock side.

This photo makes me happy because summer nights and days are on the way. I am hopping to get in more evening runs now that the weather for it is here. If you are a runner, what time of day do you like to run at?  I personally don't have the energy for a early morning run, so 8 pm seems to be the time, since it's cooler, I have the energy and there is less traffic to deal with.

I'll be posting more new items in LOVE n LAVISH soon, so check it out.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Last Day 4 A Giveaway!

Today is the last day to enter my GIVEAWAY! You can easily enter to win my Roots Tree Necklace Here or below on my this post. The tree comes in silver color or brass and you have the choice of bead color as well. The more of the steps you follow to enter, the more times your name will be entered into the contest. I will be holding another Giveaway soon, so stay tuned.

Checkout my SALE OF THE WEEK! This great new price will last for one week only, so get your hands on these cool feather and turquoise swirl earrings.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Wow, That's HOT!

I love yoga, and I have done it off and on for 5 or 6 years now. I have always done really basic classes and I would say my last class that I took was about a year or more ago. A new friend from work wanted to try a yoga class together and so we talked about it in the winter and it never happened. This Thursday our schedules worked and so we met up for some HOT yoga in this studio that neither of us have been to.

I came prepared, knowing that hot yoga meant sweat. I wore a running tank and I wore my gym pants. I cranked my thick hair up in a ponytail and brought a full bottle of water and a towel. My friend on the other hand wore long sleeves, had her hair down and did not bring water.

The reception area was pretty warm/ stuffy, so I knew that meant that the main yoga room would be even hotter. We chatted for a while and then chatted on our mats in the studio while we waited for the teacher to start. While we talked about work I noticed I already had a pool of sweat dripping down my chest.

Our teacher started the class and it really was not anything different from what I expected, other then having sweat pouring down my face, my arms, my back....everywhere.

The worst part of the whole thing is that the only time we could go to was the 75min class. If I had started with a  30min class then I think I would have enjoyed it more. I started to feel sick about 45 minutes in, and I would have to rest. From time to time I would glance at my friend and she and I would give each other that look like, what did we get ourselves into.

But I survived, and I do want to take another class, just not for so long. After, when I was at home I felt so good. Maybe it was because I had challenged myself and tried something new. And I kind of liked sweating. Do you do Yoga? Have you tried Hot Yoga and so, did you like it?

This week my SALE OF THE WEEEK in my shop is my OM necklace. It's unisex and perfect for men and women. Also, please enter to win my GIVEAWAY of my roots tree necklace. All of the info can be found here.