Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And the Season Begins...

Well for me it begins after finals are over. I have one last final to take tonight at 6:30 - the last final on the last day of finals. Man I got lucky this semester, especially with all the crap surrounding my transfer. Hopefully by the time the Spring semester starts though, I'll have it all sorted out. All in all, I think I did really well this semester. I won't have my grades until the 19th but I think I'll end up close to a 4.0 this semester. It does make me feel better when I hear kids around me complaining on how hard the class is and I'm acing all the exams. Today I'll be selling back my last textbook, taking my final and the Fall term will officially be over!

On another note, I will be going away the 17th until the 27th but I'll still keep my shop open. I just won't be able to ship anything until I get back, but because of that I'll probably put up a small sale for those who don't mind waiting on getting their orders after Christmas. I also have plans for New Years, but that won't mean anything as far as my store in concerned.

Now that practically school is over this semester, it's snowing right now (and has snowed many times this past month already), I can just sip on coffee while listening to Christmas music. I don't like listening to the same songs for 2 months, but once in a while, when the timing is right, it just puts me in the holiday spirit that I'm ever hardly in. So what is everyone doing during this holiday season???
Saturday, December 6, 2008

MixTape Zine

I found out a wonderful zine a few months back and am so happy I did. They are from Australia and mostly focus on crafting and going green - which is just my thing. After ordering five issues, I decided that I wanted to write some articles for the zine and see if I could contribute in some way to the crafty world out there. I had two articles published so far, one in issue #6 and one in #7.

I wrote another article and hopefully it'll be published in issue #8 which comes out in February I believe.

Check out their blog and their shop where you can purchase the current issue as well as back issues.

This zine is definitely worth checking out, one of the very few zines/magazines out there for modern crafters and eco-friendly people.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008


It doesn't matter who you vote for, just go out and fulfill your civic duty!I was out at the polls at 7am before class. If I can do it, you can too!
Monday, October 27, 2008

A Showcase of Exclusive Handmade Goods!

Yes, I'm finally having a show since the craft fair season is coming to a halt and holiday shopping season is about to start! I met Beth from Pepper Pod Designs and we instantly clicked. After convoing for a bit via Etsy, we decided to meet. Upon that first meeting we already had the idea of a home show floating around in our heads! And this was only one month ago!

We already planned everything, handed out invitations, and are doing last minute crafting in time for our show on November 1st. We are both a bit apprehensive about this because it is a first for the both of us, but this will be an easier way (I think) to prepare for future shows at large craft fairs. We have raffles planned, food, drinks and of course jewelry from Beth and all the sewn good from me.

I still feel like what I have won't be enough for the show, but with less than a week and counting (not to mention school!) I don't have much time to get many more things done! Hopefully I'm just stressing over nothing, and the show turns out wonderful with lots of sales...
Friday, October 3, 2008

Mineral Makeup

I have to say that I love the *idea* of makeup but I hate wearing it. I never wore foundation or coverup, I'm just talking eyeshadow, mascara and lip gloss. The lip gloss I do, but the mascara and eye shadow I've always had a problem with. They make my eyes itch and burn like crazy. At first everything seems ok, and then all of a sudden I feel like I'm going blind. And that's when I stopped wearing that stuff.

Fast forward a few years and I will be going into the *real* workforce and have to look presentable for other things as well. So I broke down and bought some mineral makeup from Etsy. I got a variety of colors in sample sizes, just in case I didn't like them I wouldn't feel so bad about buying a regular sized container. I actually went and bought from two sellers: MineralMagic and PinkQuartzMinerals.

I asked a few questions about Mineral Magic and decided to start with a color scheme for brown eyes. She had 4 chosen shadows for that and they all appealed to me so I got that to start out with. They shipped to me within the week, everything was professionally wrapped and labled and of course I had to test it right away. I have to say that I had it on from morning to night (with the addition of the veil she sells) and it stayed on just as well or better than regular makeup. And as a bonus there was no itching or burning! Yay! This shop will be getting more of my business soon!

I just got the package from Pink Quartz Minerals, and although it did take a while to get to me, I do like the colors. I still have not tested them on my eyes, but my first impression is that I do like them. She included a small booklet for those who have never used mineral makeup, which was nice.

I would reccommend mineral makeup for those who are sensitive to the things they've tried from a drugstore or department store. I believe this stuff, by far, surpasses that and it's much more affordable. So go ahead and treat your self to some great makeup!
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Playing Hookey

No, not me, but this etsy seller is! Her shop is Playing Hookey and she makes awesome jewelry holders, jewelry racks, key racks, message boards and more. What I just adore about her stuff is that it isn't painted - it is all wrapped in fabric! Erica not only uses top quality fabrics and hardware, but all her stuff is meticulously put together.

I got the Pink Parlor Jewelry Holder. It has cotton needlepoint canvas to hang your earrings, antique bronze cup hooks to hang watches, bracelets and necklaces. The front is accented with a blue satin ribbon and a fabric flower with a vintage button and lace. The whole thing is finished in the back with ecospun felt.

I absoultely love this jewelry holder and immediately put it up and adorned it with my jewelry. Because of this holder, I put on jewelry everyday. Now that it's all out in front of me it's so much easier to pick out than when it was all thrown into a box.

Before I even got the jewelry holder though, just from Erica's shop, I was inspired to make my own custom jewelry rack just for necklaces (I have way too many from Etsy!) It came out pretty nice for my first one and did take a bit of time and muscle to make. My mom saw it and asked me to make one for my little sister as well. I definitely improved a lot on the second one, but Erica's quality is just supurb - that's why she's selling them and not me!

When I got the jewelry holder though, I showed it to my parents and they thought I bought it from one of those expensive high end trendy furniture stores. I told them Etsy :) My mom just adores it and plans on buying some in the future as gifts. I also think they would make fabulous gifts for not only yourself but for that person who has everything!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pikaland: The Illustrated Life

I found this great website and store. Pikaland is about everything illustrated. It features different artists and welcomes artists to submit their work to be sent out in the PikaPackage. I have already gotten two Pika Packages and am looking forward to my next one. In both packages, I was so pleased with the artwork - I want to put everything up on my walls, but I literally don't have any more room!

On the site you can see all the profiles of all the artists that send in their work, as well as the work(s) that were sent in. So many artists contribute their work, that you really are surprised on what pieces you get because the PikaPackage comes in either a 4 or 8 item package.

Amy, who started this whole concept is so sweet! She responds to all comments on her blog and lets you know when your PikaPackage is shipped out. It comes all the way from Maylasia which seems to make the package a little bit more special. I just love this and hope to continue getting a package every time one comes out!
Friday, August 8, 2008


Another thing I absolutely love are journals. And the only thing better than regular journals are handmade journals! I have a mini collection of Renate's journals - 4 of them to be exact. Her journals are just stunning. The covers are made out of leather, suede, fabric or a mix of them, sewn onto felt. The pages are hand torn and painted with acrylic paints, complimenting the cover of the journal.

I got these journals with intentions of maybe giving one or two as gifts, but now that I have them I can't bare to part with them. My family is even jealous of me and my little sister asks if she can have one every time she sees them. I make lists like crazy or sometimes some sewing ideas pop into my head and I have to get them down on paper. These journals are perfect for just that and are so much more beautiful and personal than a notebook you would buy at an office store.

Not only are the journals beautiful, but Renate is a pleasure to deal with. She is so kind, always responds quickly to conversations and sends her packages carefully packaged and wrapped. Even with her being in Austria, her packages go all over the world quickly and safely! I would highly recommend her shop and think her journals are the best on Etsy.
Monday, August 4, 2008

A Quartzy Life

Another great addition to my wonderful array of art is a beautiful piece from A Quartzy Life, titled "As I started looking." Lauren, a College student, makes beautiful (and all original!) pieces of very affordable art. All her pieces have some message to convey through them. They all incorporate lots of colors or textures (like mine!) that make her work very unique.

My piece of art was a mixed media piece painted on light weight wood. I love mixed media pieces especially if they are on wood because you don't even need to frame them! They look great on their own. If you don't want to buy a frame or worry about framing one of her works on paper, she has a few pieces for sale that are already framed for very reasonable prices.

Lauren was such a pleasure to deal with. She was very accommodating and kind. If you want an inexpensive, unique and original piece of art, go check A Quartzy Life out! I can't wait to get a bigger place so that I can add another one of her originals to my collection!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Soy + Soy Wax Melts

I love when my room smells good and especially love burning candles. I was looking on etsy to get something to make my room smelling good when I came across home fragrance oils. I bought them and they are great, but it was a hassle buying those tea lights and constantly having to add water to the oil. So I kept looking for a better alternative. Then I came across soy wax melts.

That got me thinking, what's the difference between regular wax melts and soy wax melts. I looked up information about soy and it's used as food, made into tofu, soy milk, wax and oil. It has many uses and is very healthy and better for the enviornment than it's 'other' counter parts. When I started to read about soy wax vs. regular (bees & parafin) wax there was a huge difference. Soy wax burns clean where regular candle wax can leave soot on your walls! It has a very low melting point so you can use it in low-watt wax burners and it burns more evenly than regular wax. It's also bio degradable since it's made from a plant. I was hooked when I read all of this.

So I made a purchase from Sparkle Puss for some soy wax melts. They smell divine and I had them in a tart warmer in my room. You could even smell it coming up the stairs in my house and my mom even made a comment about how nice my room smells! If you love burning candles or wax melts, consider soy as a more environmentally friendly option.
Sunday, July 13, 2008

Long time no post

Yes, I know it's been a while since I've posted but I've been quite busy. I moved back to the US from Poland and have just finally been able to set in. And now my mom got a job in West Virginia so we will be moving in 4 weeks. Time to pack everything up again, but this move won't be as bad as moving to another country again! I think I can officially consider myself a pro at moving now, having done it about 12 times already.

Hopefully soon I'll be able to update with some great Etsy shops when I get a bit more free time. But for now, I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still alive :)
Monday, June 23, 2008

More Art...Now from krize

Well here is another cute little shop to feed my addition to art! Kristin Sabaite's Shop takes you away into her imagination. Her shop is filled with quirky people and fun animals. She is a children's illustrator from Lithuania but now resides in Spain. Again, I had a hard time deciding exactly what I wanted from her shop because each illustration is so unique!

Once again, I had to get something with a dog (is this an obsession or what?) and of course one of her quirky girls. I chose three! things in the end. I got the "Sea Theme Note cards, " "About Friends" and a mini notebook with a cute little pup drawn on the front. The sea theme note cards are great, but I'm being a bit selfish and am going to frame them instead of sending them to friends - they are too cute, can you blame me?

The "All About Friends" print fits me so perfectly..straight from Kristin's Shop.. "There are days, when you feel especially sad, hours - full of loneliness and gloom ...On these days you sit down and close your eyes. At least your best friend is here ... at least you are far away from everything ... Your friend doesn’t speak, because at this moment you don’t need words. You need his presence. Nothing else. If you have a friend like him, does the sadness really exist?
You rise and give him a kiss on his wet little nose and say "Let’s go my friend, it’s very cold here." And all that is left are a few footprints in the snow ... yours and your friends." After reading that how could I not get it?

Lastly I got the mini notebook with the dog drawn on it. I'm a sucker for notebooks & journals so when I saw a dog drawn on one, I knew it had to be mine!

Although I did not get anything from Kristin's second shop, It's full of bags and jewelry with her wonderful illustrations on them! I recommend checking both of her shops out, maybe you'll also walk away with some art of your own!
Saturday, June 21, 2008

And the winner is...

panyizsuzsi! Congratulations!

I used randomizer.org and Zsuzsi's number got chosen! Zsuzsi chose the Nancy Bag, which I think just fits perfectly with her glass art!

There was also a secret to my giveaway! I let randomizer choose a second number to win a smaller prize, a wristlet! And the secret runner up winner is ingermaaike. She chose the Kelly wristlet. I hope both of these wonderful ladies enjoy their new bags!

I just want to thank everyone that left a comment on my blog. Maybe I'll do another giveaway in the future since this one had a good turnout.
Thursday, June 19, 2008

Be Happy Now

I don't remember how I found Jenny's shop, but as soon as I found it I was in love. All her paintings and drawings are so original and definitely show her style. I was especially drawn to her work because it's not the typical things that are popular these days - deer, birds, cupcakes, matryoshka dolls, etc. Don't get me wrong, I like all of the above and think they're cute, but as soon as the fad is over then all these stuff just looks strange all over your walls. But then again, I do have an eclectic style.

I hearted many of her items, many of them selling out before I could purchase. Most of her artwork incorporates some kind of animal or monster, which I just love (I'm a dog lover myself). The colors are just so bright and lively, they really do make you Happy! I really had a hard time deciding what I wanted but I finally made my decision. I got "3 Monsters and a Dog" and "Just Be Happy." The Monsters and dog painting, I think is obvious why I got it and I got the Just Be Happy because I have many days when I need to be reminded to not take everything so seriously and Just Be Happy!

The shipping was fast coming from Isreal and Jenny even drew on the envelope (which I will probably cut the images out and frame too!) and sent me a little thank you with the work that I bought. I wish I had more room on my walls to buy more, but I guess I'll just buy some as gifts to make others happy :)
Saturday, June 14, 2008

Left or Right Brained?

I found this on a fellow EST members blog. I always knew I was both left and right brained - love the sciences but I have also been crafty my whole life. I wanted to see which I was more...

You Are 40% Left Brained, 60% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

First Giveaway!

I will be moving into a new apartment July 1st so I need to clear out some stuff from my shop! Of course I already have a Sale Section where you can find some great deals, but I thought that I would make this a bit more fun!

Just leave a comment and a way for me to contact you if you've won. Let me know something about yourself, about your craft, or just a general comment about my shop or blog. The winner will be picked at random on the first day of summer, June 21st! The winner will be able to *select* one item that they want out of at least 20 items in my shop, so you can win something that you love!

Good luck to everyone!
Sunday, June 8, 2008

My Second Tutorial - Coasters

So after I made my first tutorial I couldn't help but make a second. I kept thinking about it all week and decided to make a simple project of coasters but with a ric rac trim. I think they came out pretty well and will be listing the set I made in my shop sometime this week. The tutorial is for sale for $6 USD. I like how they came out - I'm keeping one of them for myself for my desk. The good thing about living in a student apartment and having only one room to yourself is that the only place that you could use a coaster is on your desk ;)

Although these tutorials are both for sale, I want to make a free tutorial to post here on my blog, but one that isn't too long. Something simple, but useful. Do you have any requests or things you'd like to learn how to make? Let me know!
Friday, June 6, 2008


So I have to admit that I never was really into perfumes. I was never a smelly person, even after a hard work out at the gym! Through high school I would use some popular chain store 'body splashes' but as we all know, they don't last very long. I started wearing a lightly scented french perfume, Lemon and Verbena, when I came over to Poland. I started getting compliments from many people that I smelled really good and that's when I got into wearing more and more. I guess positive reinforcement really works!

It started off slow, buying some perfume here and there of some basic scents, nothing too fancy. Then a year ago I found Etsy. That's when the real problem begain. I stumbled upon Modern Atelier on Etsy. I started looking through her shop and couldn't decide what to try out first. I ended up buying 4 of the sale scents to see how good the perfumes really were. I got them in the mail and you could smell the perfume through the envelope - and let me tell you that they smelled good! I was trying to go through a bottle of perfume I already had before I started anything new, but that didn't keep me from buying more! I ended up buying 4 more..some 'winter' scents and some 'summer' scents. I only got through one of my winter scents during the winter and now I'm using a summer scent. They all smell wonderful and I love that after my 1oz bottle is out I get to try something new out!

The next perfume seller that I have purchased from is The Starshine Company. They make both home fragrance oils as well as perfume oils. Since I am already addicted to perfume I thought that I would probably love home fragrance oils as well. I was right. I ended up purchasing 3 perfumes and 3 home fragrance oils. I use the home fragrance oils daily and they smell devine. The perfume oils also smell super but I haven't had the chance to try them out yet.

Both Modern Atelier and The Starshine Company shipped quickly and securely. I recommend them for any perfume that you plan on purchasing for yourself or as a gift!
Monday, June 2, 2008

First Tutorial Up for Sale - the market bag

I have purchased quite a few tutorials & patterns on Etsy myself, so I thought maybe I should make one too! I love handmade patterns and tutorials because they are completely original. You know that someone put a lot of time and work into their project and it shows through their work. I also like the step by step with color pictures along the way and the ability to email the author with questions or comments about the pattern. It's so personal! Being an advanced, but self taught seamstress, I sometimes find that I do not know certain 'tricks' or techniques that many have learned through conventional ways. That is one of the main reasons why I also by handmade tutorials, so that I can learn these tricks and techniques to better my skill set.

I have been thinking about making a tutorial myself for a while but kept putting it off. I wanted to make something that was pretty straight forward, something that may teach some 'tricks' to other seamstresses and of course something that I haven't seen made yet. I would say the most popular things right now for sale are small pouches, aprons, purses and of course things for children so in making this market bag, I knew it would be one of the firsts on the (Etsy) scene with it. The best thing about this pattern is that it can also be shrunk down or blown up and be made into almost any size that you would need! This project took me about 6+ hours all together with the sewing, picture taking, writing, and the designing of the pattern then putting it all together into a PDF. It can be found in my Etsy shop for $8USD and free shipping! I hope that those who purchase the tutorial can send me some pictures of your completed projects for me to post on here!
Sunday, June 1, 2008

Summer travels

It's already June, the weather is warm (or at least here in Poland it is!) and the thing on all our minds? Vacation. I have already booked my tickets for some summer traveling. Last week I was in Berlin, at the end of the month I am going to London, and in July I will be in Barcelona, Rome, Malmo, and Copenhagen. That's a lot of traveling!

I am not only thinking about traveling though - I am thinking about all the great crafting supplies I can pick up along the way! I have already started to make a list of some great fabric/craft stores in each country that I will be visiting. I know it probably sounds crazy that I am looking forward to the traveling as much as I am looking forward to my fabric finds, but really, when will be the next time that I will just hop over to Barcelona to pick up some great Spanish fabric? Probably no time soon, so I am taking advantage of this opportunity!

I am also busy sewing up some great summer outfits. I have added four skirts and one dress to my wardrobe, and have ideas for many more floating around in my head. Now, only if University would end soon, so I could get to some more sewing ;)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Market Bags & Patches

Feeling torn about buying a market bag with a great screen print on it and making one myself, I started to search for some great patches. I found and bought some great patches that I can sew onto bags that I make myself - a perfect compromise!

I got this patch from andyeatsonlycandy

The next two patches I got from RMIA. The first one is for recycling and the second one is perfect for any crafter - DIY Do or Die
Go search for your own patches and make some rockin' customized bags to your liking!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Again, with my bath and body addiction I had to try out products from DressGreen on Etsy. All of Lauren's products are 100% natural and free of all that yucky stuff that is found in commercial products.

I placed a rather large order: Coffee Exfoliant, Snow Day Exfoliant, Green Tree Moisturizer, Pomegranate Juice Moisturizer, Orange Blossom Moisturizer, Purifying and Blemish Controlling Body Serum, Toning and Clarifying Facial Serum, and finally the Lusty Lip Lush. I have to say that the exfoliants smell heavenly and work great! They aren't too greasy but leave your skin lightly moisturized. The body and facial serum are my new favorites! I use them on my face after washing as a moisturizer (and they help combat blemishes!). The Moisturizers go on smooth and smell great and the lip lush is just wonderful!

In addition to great products, Lauren strives to provide great customer service. She is very accommodating and lets you know whats going on during the whole transaction. Shipping was extremely fast and everything was packaged beautifully in green tissue paper. She even included a little card explaining her products and some cotton pads for the facial serums! I know as soon as I run out of these products I will be back for more!!!
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Birthday Present

So my little sister's birthday is coming up and she is turning 7. For Christmas she got an American Girl doll so I figured this would be the perfect time to make her doll some clothing. The price of clothing for this doll is outrageous (in my opinion, and my mom's) so I sewed this dress, shrug and purse up for her last night. This was the first time that I made something so small, but it really wasn't that bad. To be honest, I find it much easier to make larger items than smaller, just because of all the detail that needs to go into these smaller pieces. It was fun making it though, and I know when I was little I loved having a variety of things for my dolls to wear. I haven't seen my sister for a while now, so I don't really know the exact things she is into (at her age, things change daily!)

Hopefully she will like what I made for her and when I get more time I can make some more clothing. I know I love getting packages in the mail and I want her to feel special on her birthday by opening up her gift!
Thursday, March 6, 2008

Morgan Street Handmade Bath and Body Care

If you haven't noticed already, I am a little obsessed with natural bath and body care. In December I emailed Sharon asking her if I could purchase some smaller sized versions of her products because I am always weary to buy full versions of things and then find out that I hate them. I ordered from Morgan Street a full sized pumpkin spice whipped body butter and her cuticle balm and Sharon was kind enough to give me generous samples of her soaps, body scrub, foot scrub, foot soak, and foot salve - much more than I was expecting, and all included with my purchase for free for me to try out!

I was more than excited when I got to use her products, but to be honest, I was expecting the same stuff that I've tried out there before. The first thing that I tried out was the black raspberry vanilla body scrub. This was honestly the first scrub that I've tried that I would have to say was perfect - not too oily that you felt like you dumped a bucket of oil on you but just moisturizing enough that you honestly don't even need to use a cream afterwards.

The next thing that I did was give myself a mini pedicure where I used the foot soak, foot scrub and foot salve. This was really the best combination of products for my feet that I have ever had - I would have to say it was at the same level as what a spa would have, just at a fraction of the cost. My feet are still smooth and and look great even during this cold winter season drying out my skin.

I honestly fell in love with all of Sharon's products and I most definitely will be back again, but this time with a huge order with one of everything (well almost ;) )
Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Beetlelady Books

I have always loved journals and notebooks. In them, I don't write stories or poems, I write lists, things to do, random thoughts, favorite quotes and any other random things that come to mind. I love to keep notebooks, to keep my thoughts collected, to write about good or bad days; to help me remember things that might slip my mind by the end of the day.

When I found Beetlelady Books, I fell in love with her journals immediately. They are meticulously hand bound with beautiful papers covering the outside. You can tell that with each journal Stephanie takes great care when making these journals. Stephanie kept great communication during the whole transaction and the journals arrived carefully wrapped. They are the perfect size for me, not too big that you can't carry them around and not too small that you will lose them. They are also surprisingly light, they seem lighter than regular journals that I have but with the durability and care of a hand bound book.

I highly recommend getting a book from Beetlelady Books. You get great service, careful and fast shipping and a wonderful journal that is a pleasure to write in!
Monday, February 11, 2008

Daisycake's Soap

Being a huge fan of 100% natural bath & body care, I had to give Daisycake's Soap a try. Since becoming a member on Etsy a little less than a year ago, I have been drawn to many of the wonderful shops and want to give the most appealing ones (to me!) a try. Daisycake's Soap specializes in just that - Soap! She has a special on her website for a pound of cold process soap that is not a consistent weight, cut or packed beautifully for $14 and free domestic shipping. I decided this would be the best way to try her soaps for a great price. After getting the soaps I was pleasantly surprised to see that all the scents were very appealing to me and they were wrapped in tissue paper with a corresponding card for each scent for me to know exactly what I was getting.

I so far have tried out the Natural Rose Clay Soap and I have to say it's one of the best soap's I've ever used! Daisycake's Soaps being one of the first that I have tried on Etsy, I sort of feel that nothing can really live up to her soaps and that has kept me from really buying any other soaps. I have gotten some samples from some bath & body stores on Etsy but still have not given them a try because I enjoy the Daisycakes Soaps so much!

I really recommend giving Daisycake's Soap a try. As far as general bath and body I have my favorites, but for soap Daisycakes is my favorite, hands down!
Saturday, February 2, 2008

M. Augusta Woodland Designs

I always enjoyed browsing through MAugustaWoodland's Shop and admiring her wonderful silver filigree work. One fine day Meganne wrote to me about a trade. I was excited because I had always admired her work but could never afford anything, being a student and all, and of course I agreed. It was tough picking out exactly what I wanted but I picked the moonflower pendant and asked for a custom pair of stud earrings. Meganne was happy to make the earrings for me and I couldn't wait to get my stuff.

I finally got my long awaited package from Meganne and I opened it up and was in complete awe at the beauty of her work. Pictures do not do her work justice - everything was simple, yet complex and delicate. It makes a big statement without being over powering; this jewelry was exactly my style. I have bought a lot of jewelry off of Etsy and I have to say that this is the best yet. I hope to acquire more of her work in the future!

Communication with Meganne was great, her work is simply stunning and I highly recommend to anyone to get a piece of her work for yourself or as a gift. You will not be disappointed, I promise!
Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tooth Chips

So, the Rose of Sharon Acres Tooth Chips sounded really intriguing to me. They were getting great reviews and wanting to go all natural I had to give them a try. At first, the $9, 2oz container seems like a lot of money, but when you break it down, it comes out to a mere $2.25 a month and lasts 4 months, brushing 2x a day. The shipping as fast and Monica was really good with all my questions.

As soon as I got my Tooth Chips in the mail, of course I had to try them - and I did. To be honest, at first I couldn't stand the taste of them but immediately felt a difference in the way my teeth felt. They felt super clean, as if I had just gotten a cleaning at the dentists. I thought to myself, I paid this much for the tooth chips, I might as well use them. It has been a little over a month using them and I can honestly say that I got used to the taste and that my teeth always feel cleaner than if I was using regular tooth paste. I even noticed a difference in morning breath...there was no yucky feeling in my mouth anymore!

When I went home for Christmas I had my parents try the Tooth Chips as well. My little sister, who is 6 wanted to try them and she happened to like them. My dad loved them, but my mom had the same reaction as me. The only reason my parents didn't continue using them is because they use an electric toothbrush and they said they would prefer a paste version of the tooth chips.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the Tooth Chips and will continue using them! I am very curious to see what my next dentist appointment will bring!

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