Monday, November 8, 2010

What to Wear for Winter 2010/2011

This is the first in a series of wardrobe possibilities. I like the classics. Maybe it's because I've ridden the trend train enough to know I really don't want to spend a lot of time shopping anymore. The thrill is gone.

But I'm not sad about it! No, far from it. And here, I'll show you what I mean. These items I have found to be currently for sale but you may find something in your closet that already fits the bill. It's about using what you have and adding jewelry to make it fresh and different.

So let's get started, shall we?

Classic scoop neck sweater.

This sweater is available at BodyCentral.

 I think everyone has a sweater like this in their closet somewhere, right? But now you work in an office and have this horrendous draft blowing on you all the time. Yes you could wear a scarf but it gets in the way too easily. What's a girl to do?  How about this?

This is a great choice. Because it's made of fabric and yarn, it provides warmth. Like that scarf but a lot prettier wouldn't you say?  It's not a choker but it's still short enough to not effect the details of the sweater. It gives the sweater an updated look. You'll receive many compliments when wearing it.

The muted colors of the necklace looks great with an array of pastels and it's dark enough to bring attention to your face without making you look sallow.

Worried about how to clean it? Hand wash it gently and let it dry flat and you'll have this for years to come.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dona Nobis Pacem

Searching for Peace
No matter your bloodline, education, or status, peace is something we all should strive for. Take a few moments today to decide what you can do to bring peace to others.

Here's some haunting Pink Floyd music to help you through.


Please visit mimiwrites for other blogs who are working towards this goal with me.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Forty items at 40% off

40 items at 40% off at Etsyonsale and Etsy.
Please visit.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Add Some Pieces from AddSomeStitches

Blue Baby Blanket, Booties and Hat
How'd you get started on Etsy?
I first found Etsy through a friend who recommended I check out her store. I started buying on Etsy, and since I've always been kinda crafty, I started the AddSomeStitches Store.

What was your inspiration for your shop?
I'd definitely have to say my daughter is my biggest inpiration. I draw in a lot of inspiration from my entire family, but my daughter is the biggest one. I know she hates it, but I always make her try on hats- which she quickly pulls off her head.

What's your favorite shop item and why?
I don't really have a favorite shop item. I love nearly all of my creations- even the first hat I crocheted. I keep it around even though it looks like a toddler crocheted it and it's horribly embarassing to show anyone that I made it!

Black Slouchy Hat with Pink Ribbon
How do you unwind when you're not creating?
I love to spend time with my husband and daughter, but if they're sick of me, I like to watch movies.

What's your favorite kind of cupcake?
White cupcake with nearly any kind of frosting. I like lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting too!

What pushes you to want to create something?
My motivation comes from the goals I set for myself. I like to feel productive so goals are what push me.

What's your favorite cartoon as a kid. As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?
I still watch cartoons on a regular basis. My favorite would have to be Dave the Barbarian. It's no longer aired, but if it was- I'd stay up til 3am to watch it if I had to!
Pink and Purple Jellyfish
What's your fantasy job?
My fantasy job would be to create and earn enough money with it to support my family. I love to crochet, and create things. If I wasn't crafting, I'd probably want to be an amazing chef-rockstar-astrophysisist-crafter-mom.

Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?
I love crappy reality tv shows. I got addicted to their drama back when Flavor Flav started Flavor of Love, and I was disappointed New York didn't sign on for a season 3 of I Love New York.

List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with my daughter, but everytime she needs something I can NEVER say no to her big blue eyes. She doesn't talk yet, but every time her little face lights up at something in a store I can't help but buy her things she doesn't need.

List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
Crochet Cotton Bath Set
Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place?
I don't have a specific favorite author though I do really like Robert Corimier. I've been given many, many, many bookmarks, but usually use an old recipt, piece of paper or something laying around.

If money was no object and you can live wherever you want….where would that be?
I would live in my same old town, but build my dream home instead of buying one.

You can find AddSomeStitches on Etsy, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also follow her Blog.
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