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!

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