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Thursday, January 26, 2012

BESTeam Trio

Where has January gone?! I've felt incredibly overwhelmed and keep thinking the feeling will pass soon.  I've started a new schedule at work...after three years I am finally back to a Monday thru Friday schedule.  As much as I have been wanting this, it is definately taking an adjustment to not have Tuesday off to do my "chores". 

Aside from having Tuesdays for chores, I had been trying to do my BESTeam blog features on Tuesdays.  Better late than never??  Without further ado, I present to you three fabulous BESTeam shops.




Patty's Dream Designs has a variety of jewelry sure to delight anyone who loves to accesssorize.  The color combination of blue and yellow is a family favorite of mine.  When I say this, I mean my parent's house was predominatly in a blue and yellow color scheme as it was all of our favorite colors at one point.  The loud blue and yellow flower wallpaper was recently replaced by a much more subtle taupe.  These earrings remind me of home :)

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Two things I love, typography and being more eco-friendly combined for this awesome fabric clutch!  I mean, seriously, any graphic design/typographic nut would love this fabric alone.   Stitch Princess, Faith, has been sewing since the age of four specializing in dresses, skirts, aprons, purses and small quilts. She also dabbles in photography which can be seen in her Etsy shop.
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Connie's shop, Redemption Art, is always filled with new and awesome vintage and ecclectic finds.  Another reminder of home is this milk bottle.  My parents have a collection of antiques which include several milk bottles.  Now, if some island air and warmth could be packaged in this bottle I'd be set :)     

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As a member of BESTeam (Boosting Etsy Shops Team) myself, along with the members of this team promote each other by blogging, Twitter, Facebook, in treasuries, etc. For more information please visit: Boosting Etsy Shops Team or the Etsy team page.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

BESTeam Trio

2012 came in a lot less calmly than I would have hoped.  I intend to write a blog depicting how I rang in my New Year's celebration.  To summarize, minutes before the stroke of midnight, two teenagers broke into a large, historical building and set fire to a boat that was being stored in it.  The resulting fire spread destroying a large portion of the building and lasting almost a full week.  How did this have anything to do with me and my celebration?  I happened to be with three co-workers/friends...a sports editor, a reporter and chief photographer.  Somehow this graphic designer became a spot videographer that night.

After the chaos of this terrible event waned, I finally had some time to think about where I'd like to see 2012 take me.  Do you make resolutions?  If so, do you keep them?  One of my hopes is to transfer my blog to a new address (which is already reserved with a banner just waiting to be used).  I want my blog to be more of a reflection of the business I am doing now with the name that is meaningful to me.





I don't wear a lot of bracelets because I feel like they get drug across the desk while I'm working, but this bracelet is to die for!  Riorita handcrafts artisan jewelry in silver and gold - original, one of a kind and limited edition items can be found.  You can easily create a gorgeous complete accessory ensemble with Riorita creations as she lovingly makes necklaces, earrings, hoops, rings, bracelets and bangles.

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It may come as a surprise to a lot of people, but blue was my favorite color up until the last few years.  Despite the fact that hot pink practically consumes my life these days, I still have a special place in my heart for blue and these earrings are no exception.  KC Dragonfly also has beautiful jewelry pieces as well as parasols and purses
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When I was a child there was a television show called "Mapletown".  A vast majority of people my age do not recall this show, but I loved it and had several of the figurines to prove it.  This adorable Mommy Fox reminds me of one of the characters from the show. With forty years of experience, Coldham Cuddlies handcrafts adorable animal creations and rejuvenates those that have been aged with love.   

Happy New Year!
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As a member of BESTeam (Boosting Etsy Shops Team) myself, along with the members of this team promote each other by blogging, Twitter, Facebook, in treasuries, etc. For more information please visit: Boosting Etsy Shops Team or the Etsy team page.