Nature Autumn Designs

Check out this wonderful jewelry artist from Singapore! I came across Nature Autumns designs when the Etsy Greetings Team joined up with the Jewelry Etsy Team for a joint promotion program. Nature Autumns is my business buddy and I couldn’t be happier! She has some really cute items and these cute little buttons are my favourite!

These little owl earrings are irrisistably cute as well!

Check out Nature Autumns Etsy shop and let me know what your favourites are. In fact I’m going to do a random name draw from the comments and send a little S U R P R I S E !!

Also right now, purchase anything from her shop, convo me with the link, and receive a 2 free single cards from my shop with purchase!

CANADA SALE AND PROMO!!!

It’s almost Canada day, and this year it’s even more special for us because we’re finally back home in Canada after 7 years of being away!!!!!!! To celebrate I am having a 20% off SALE on all my Birthday Party packages and Stationery Sets!!!!!!

Also check out the great promo from our TRANS CANADA ETSY TEAM!

Canada is celebrating and we’re having a party!!
Join us in our team wide Treasure Hunt!
Below are the list of questions and the participating shops. Search the shops and answer at least 10 of the questions to be entered into a random draw to win our Team Canada Goodie Bag!
Check out our Team Shop for an example of the goodie bag!
www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12649556

Once you have the questions answered please convo them to me!

Our team wide Promo will end on MONDAY JULY 7th!!!!!

Happy hunting and Happy Canada Day!!

Questions:

#1
Which Saskatchewan jewelry artist has over 350 sales?

#2
Which Winnipeg artis lives in a small rural community with her husband, 2 kids, cats and a dog?

#3
Who has poppies in her avatar?

#4
Which Ontario Etsian has 3 etsy shops?

#5
Who has a link to a supply shop with the number 28 in the shop name?

#6
Which BC artist grew up in South Africa?

#7
Which Edmonton artist makes dinner napkins?

#8
Who has a thing for Giraffe’s?

#9
Which jewelry artist gives a description on how to determine your ring size?

#10
Which Ontario Etsian is a stay at home Mom to 3 girls?

#11
Which artist has a love of books?

#12
Whose favourite saying is “Black is easy. Colour is hard”?

#13
Which artist is moonlighting as a Tree Nymph?

#14
Which Edmonton artist has a category for sock monkeys?

#15
Whose colourful shop features vintage fabrics and was an Etsy Featured Seller?

#16
Whose store is named after fruit?

#17
Which Eco conscious artist is generating good vibes?

#18
Who is a published knitwear designer and mom to 3 boys?

#19
Which jewelry shop is owned by 2 sisters? One in Canada and the other in Australia?

#20
Whose shop name was inspired by and named for her two daughters?

#21
Whose Etsy banner has hearts on it and a heart in her shop name?

#22
Which jewelry artist creates from refashioned vintage items and has an entirely blue banner?

#23
Who went to College in Nova Scotia but now lives in Vancouver?

PARTICIPATING SHOPS:

www.piggy-tails.etsy.com
www.starryeyedstudios.etsy.com
www.rikrak.etsy.com
www.mieldesigns.etsy.com
www.designedbyrj.etsy.com
www.minouette.etsy.com
www.tanisalexis.etsy.com
www.jenmerrit.etsy.com
www.iheartthatdance.etsy.com
www.Laura Bucci.etsy.com
www.enthral.etsy.com
www.willowcatstudio.etsy.com
www.pearandplum.etsy.com
www.woolthing.etsy.com
www.ocbaby.etsy.com
www.divalovessilver.etsy.com
www.puncezilla.etsy.com
www.needlequeen.etsy.com
www.pinkfiredesigns.etsy.com
www.siiso.etsy.com
www.Myhandboundbooks.etsy.com
www.elanknits.etsy.com
www.inkyspider.etsy.com

Monday Etsy Faves

I would like to give a big shout out to my daughters Emma and Meghan for a great job in their dancing at the recital Friday and Saturday night. We are so very proud! And Meghan a big congratulations for winning an award for Most Improved Competitive 12 and Under Dancer. You worked so hard this year and it was very evident not only to us, but to your teachers and the studio as well. Big hugs girls!!!

In honour of the dancing girls I thought today’s faves would be dedicated to them.

1. Ballerina Dancer and Toe Shoes Vinyl Wall Decals – BadassCustomDecals

2. In Preparation print – The Haunted Hollow Tree

3. Little Ballerina print – Carla Sonheim

New Product Friday

Introducing the DIVA GIRL BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE

The DIVA Girl package includes

4 invitations with pink strawberry envelopes
4 thank-you cards with pink strawberry envelopes
4 place cards
8 gift tags

Check out piggy-tails for more info!

A Great Day post

Well normally on Thursday’s I post something food related and today is no different really, but with more! Last Sunday was Father’s Day and we decided (since it wasn’t raining!) to head downtown to the Byward Market. It had been awhile since we’ve been down and we always love looking at the booths and of course all the local fruits and veggies we can get! Unfortunately Rebekah wasn’t able to join us, as she had to stay home and study for exams, so Ian, Meghan, Emma and I headed out!

Once we got down there, we just browsed around for a bit, checked out the booths. Emma bought a cute little wooden and felt heart ponytail holder. Meghan bought herself a sweet little “I love Dance” necklace.

It didn’t take long for Emma to start complaining that she was hungry, that kid is always hungry! I love to go out to eat in the Market.. so many choices! It was a beautiful sunny day too, so we wanted to eat on a patio. We ended up at the CornerStone Grill. We’ve eaten there before and enjoyed it. This time was no different.. it was a great way to spend some time soaking up the sun (well maybe it was a little to hot! no shade:( ). The girls shared a plate of nachos which was huge so we got to enjoy some as well.

Ian had a Chicken red curry Rice Bowl

I had a Jerk Chicken wrap with salad. YUM!

But the best part was our White Wine Sangria. It was delicious and a perfect drink for an early patio lunch.

Had some fun with the camera and the kids while we waited

Once lunch was over, we headed over towards the Parliament building and the canal. The girls ran all over the park, a drummer group was in the park practicing so we even had some music background! πŸ™‚

Classic kids…

As you can see from the rest of the photos.. our nice day wasn’t remaining so nice….


And then the RAIN came…. boy did it pour! But we were having such a great time that we just didn’t care! We enjoyed running around in the rain. Went back into the market area, and Ian picked out his Father’s Day steaks at the butcher shop ( which he didn’t get to eat that night because it was just raining to hard to grill) and then we picked up our fruits and veggies, and I also picked up some more herbs to plant.

I took the last photo while waiting outside when Ian was picking out his meats ( Meghan doesn’t like going into butcher shops… surprise, surprise from the vegetarian!) This is the fish market restaurant corner and I was hoping I could capture the rain.. but wasn’t very successful.

After that.. we went home. πŸ™‚

Cafe Tuesday

I don’t have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine.

Ok that quote is hilarious! And very.. very .. true! πŸ™‚

I was browsing around Etsy this morning while having my coffee and feeling mighty quirky when I chose what I wanted to share with you today. I think it was because last night we were watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory last night and it was about sarcasm. And that they should have a sarcasm sign.. I thought that was a great idea and I needed one of those too! I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for.. but it certainly put me in a mind set!

I hope you enjoy today’s picks!

1. Morning Coffee- robot by VCAD

2. Sarcasm switchplate – alamodestuff

3. ok so this one has nothing to do with coffee.. it just made me laugh! πŸ˜‰ LEGO Dr.Indiana Jones Sr. mini-fig necklace – GrOglmann

Monday – Dancing and Tea Towels

My daughters Meghan and Emma have been busy all year with dance and next weekend they finally get to do their recital. Last weekend they had photographers come in and do their photos, but (since I think I take better photos of my children..;) ) I had to get some of my own while they were all dressed in their costumes and makeup and hair and we waited for their turn. I love the way that they turned out!

Trying a new format for sharing my etsy favourites with you. Let me know if you like it or not.

This week I’m really into linen tea towels. Actually, really, I just love anything with a nice pattern on it. I love patterns! I am working on developing some of my own patterns soon. But in the mean time, I love these and they would look great in my kitchen!

1. set of 4 screen printed napkins by Michelle Brusegaard

2. mugs in blueberry – Skinnylaminx

3. chocolate linen towel – Margot Bianca