Monday, August 30, 2010

BesTeam Featue - Curry Kay Designs

Curry Kay Designs is an adorable shop where you can find lovely and whimsical aprons, dish towels and market totes! Perfect gifts for bridesmaids, wedding showers, graduations or yourself!

Laura is a textile artist, a wife, an event planner, a new homeowner, a baker, and a first class day dreamer.  And her etsy shop is her little haven of handmade accessories to make your kitchen lovely!

When she is not creating something lovely for your kitchen you can find her quilting, playing tennis with her husband, baking (especially cheesecakes) or catching up on all the terrible reality tv shows that she love!

Here are just a few of my favorites from her adorable shop:

Linen Dish Towel Set

Merrion Market Tote

The Bridget Apron

Dish Towel Grey with Fuchia Bird Set

You can also find her and keep up with her lovely crafting on:
twitter: @Curry_Kay

Monday, August 23, 2010

BesTeam Feature - Ardent Reverie

Ardent Reverie is a great shop of unique handmade accessories and more!  Ardent Reverie is run by two "crazy" sisters working like crazy in their tiny room to create unique handmade items.

They love creating new things that inspire them, so that they can share them with us.

You will find many beautiful hair accessories:

.Dandelion Fields Forever Clip
Lotus and Potpourri Feather Headband
Bella Moss Feather Clip
As well as some beautiful hand crochet items such as the L'amour Beanie and the Frill Scarf, both of which come in various colors.
L'amour Beanie
Frill Scarf
There is even some great original paintings.

Lunch for the Hummingbirds
Blue Flowers

To see more of the creations from these "2 crazy sisters" visit there shop at

Or check out their blog at

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BesTeam Weekly Feature - FishPrincessDesigns

This week I am honored to feature FishPrincessDesigns for my BesTeam feature. She is a fly fishing, jewelry designing, accountant!

Her pieces are inspired by the great outdoors... a mountain stream, a walk in the woods, our beautiful Great Lakes, a fabulous sunset, a stormy sky...and if you take a look at her shop I am sure you will find something that inspires you too!

This Swarovski Pearl and Sterling Silver Tube Bracelet-Powdered Pink happens to be one of my favorite pieces...along with the matching earrings!

Swarovski Pearl and sterling Silver Tube Bracelet
Powdered Pink

Swarovski Pearl and Crystal Rondelle Earrings
Powdered Pink-Petite
She also has some great earrings made out of sea glass.  These little drops of pale sea foam green I just love! Makes you wonder where did these pieces of glass start their journey to the shore? Where they Coca-Cola bottles at one time?!
Sea Glass Dangle Earrings
Sea Foam Green
And here are a few more pieces that inspired me!

Hammered Copper Teardrop Earrings
with Turquosie Howlite

Garnet, Brushed Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Necklace

To see more of her beautiful pieces visit her at FishPrincessDesigns.
You can also follow her on her blog

Monday, August 9, 2010

Best Team Feature / Bits n' Beads by Gilliauna

Bits n' Beads by Gilliauna is where color and quality is what they are all about!

Gilliauna specializes in unique, handmade artisan jewelry and accessories with an emphasis on color and quality including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, purse charms, eyeglass chains, zipper pulls, lanyards, rosaries and more.

Gilliauna is a US citizen that lives and works over the border in British Columbia, Canada. Enjoying many different crafts but with an emphasis in designing colorful, quality jewelry.  Gilliauna has over 20 years of experience in jewelry design and sells items in many different crafting venues including on Etsy, Artfire, 1000Markets, DaWanda and Zibbet.

At Bits n Beads, they strive to help add a little extra color to your life and make each of your days just a little brighter with a variety of beautiful, quality pieces lovingly crafted by hand to be enjoyed for many years to come. Perfect whether you're looking a gift for yourself or for someone else!

Some of my personal favorites are the Exilir of Raindrops in Gold earrings, which caught my attention right off because they are such a pretty shade of blue!! The Poseidon's Daughter bracelet is so simple and sweet with just enough color.  And Metamorphose, the perfect accent whether you want to dress up a casual outfit or create a focal accent on an elegant ensemble.
Blue Teardrop Wire Wrapped Earrings
Exilir of Raindrops in Gold
  Handmade Mother of Pearl, Coral and Gemstone Bracelet
Poseidon's Daughter
Handmade Gemstone Cluster Bracelet - Metamorphose

To see more of Gilliauna you can visit or at 
You can also keep up with the goings on of Gilliauna at:

Blog ~
Twitter ~
The Meandering Musings Blog ~
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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This video I found on the PSI website about "Why You Should Hire a Professional Pet Sitter?  Pretty funny!!  And I have seen people like this when it comes to I can only imagine that it is probably quite often that it happens!

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