Thursday, November 29, 2012
As we approach the gift giving holidays, it can be hard to find the perfect meaningful gifts for the people on your list without a whole lot of hassle and run around. The good news is that now more than ever before there are some pretty amazing places where you can get one-of-a-kind gifts to match the unique personalities of everyone you'd like to buy for. Even better is the fact that you can do all of this while supporting small businesses, local businesses, artisans, and handmade crafters all at the same time!
Here is a list of some amazing places online, (besides HERE) that may just help you find the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season...
The amazing Makeably site connects buyers with makers for a truly customized experience. You can work directly with all kinds of artisans to have something made just the way you want it... the perfect size, the right colors, or the materials you know your loved one likes most.
Etsy allows you to find one-of-a-kind and handmade artisan goods from people all across the world. Instead of going to a big box store, try finding handmade alternatives on Etsy this year!
Craft Fairs & Art Shows
Check your local newspapers and magazines to find out about craft fairs and art shows happening in your area. These are amazing venues to find some one-of-a-kind pieces that will 'wow' everyone on your gift list this year!
When you support local businesses, you are putting your money back into your communities market which is a win-win for everyone!
If you have a crafty passion, why not make gifts by hand this year? From heirloom ornaments to jewelry pieces, you may be surprised at how much you can do with just a few materials!
Every one of our pieces is handmade. You can even customize your bracelet by contacting me.
Make 2012 the year when you support handmade, artisan, and local businesses - and show the people on your gift list just how one-of-a-kind they really are!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
As we go through life, it's easy to forget the small blessings and overlook those moments of time when things just seem to 'make sense' for a moment. For this reason, people from across the span of time have kept journals and books to jot down important things - both to remember them and to be able to turn back to them when times are tough. I love the idea of keeping a personal book, and I find that it starts to take on such a powerfully positive energy after a few months of use that it becomes a truly sacred part of a person's life.
You can use your book to jot down just about anything, but it should all be positive. Some ideas include...
- Things you are grateful for
- Blessings, miracles, and special life events
- Steps you take that lead to good things happening in your life
- Quotes or verses that inspire you
- Things people say that empower you
- Notes about books or movies that helped change your life for the good
- Ideas and inspirations you have
- Goals and dreams
- Memories that make you smile
Your book is like a little journal of all the happy things in life, and it helps you remember the positive and keep it alive. When we take time to write things down, our minds recognize how important they are and tend to put them in a higher priority area in our memory. Many people find that the minute they write something down, they have it memorized.
Spending a few minutes at the end of each day adding things to your book is a great way to 'lock in' the positive and create waves of gratitude and good vibes for the next day.
When a bad day comes, you'll have a secret weapon! You can open up your book to a random page or a special section and remember just how good things can be. You can find inspiration, laughter, and memories that can change everything in an instant!
Your book is like a mirror of light for your life. You can feed it by adding positive things to it each day, and who knows - someday you may be able to pass it on!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In celebration of the season of gratitude, I've created a new line of silk wrap bracelets that feature empowering words on metal connectors so that you can combine beauty, positive energy, and inspiration in your look - anytime you like!
These wrap bracelets are made from the same hand-painted silk that my other pieces are made from, and the individual connectors are made from high quality silver metal with the word stamped right into it.
I've combined a variety of words with a full array of bracelet colors to ensure that you and the people on your gift list will be able to find the perfect piece to bring gratitude, joy, and peace.
The full selection includes several words paired with a combination of silk colored wrap ribbons. These one of a kind jewelry pieces make excellent gifts for the holiday season - for your loved ones or for yourself!
Click the link below to see the full line of word connector wrap bracelets and other wrap bracelets available now...