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Posted on by Angela Kauffman

Hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Mine was filled with lots of family, food, fun, and reflecting on the true meaning of the holiday.  I'm still recuperating from some of the ultra-competitive games that were played with my family (We don't mess around when it comes to that sort of thing.  Getting bragging rights is serious business).  Now that the holiday craziness has slowed and the dust has settled a bit, what's better than doing some more shopping??  Well, if shopping is always 'in season' for you as it is for me, here are some Etsy finds that I'm currently crushing on. Etsy, with its incredibly talented artists, is the perfect solution for that Christmas money/gift card that is burning a hole in your pocket...

 
"The Mountains Are Calling" poster by Printable Randoms in Poland

"The Mountains Are Calling" poster by Printable Randoms in Poland

 
Custom monogram cardigan by Black Bird Tees in Virginia

Custom monogram cardigan by Black Bird Tees in Virginia

 
"Comfortable Thoughts" cloud oil painting by F. Patterson Studio in Illinois

"Comfortable Thoughts" cloud oil painting by F. Patterson Studio in Illinois

 
Reclaimed wood desk speaker by Salvage Audio in California

Reclaimed wood desk speaker by Salvage Audio in California

 
"Gimme a BEET" organic tinted lip balm by Skin Food By Aubrey in Ohio

"Gimme a BEET" organic tinted lip balm by Skin Food By Aubrey in Ohio

 
Custom leather luggage tag by Exsect in Texas

Custom leather luggage tag by Exsect in Texas

 
Black and white dress by Julia Gasin in Israel

Black and white dress by Julia Gasin in Israel

 

Good stuff, right?  Well, what are you waiting for?  Get to shopping!

Etsy Faves

Posted on by Angela Kauffman

Ever since opening my shop on Etsy (which you can take a peek at here), I have loved being a part of the Etsy community.  It is made up of so many talented people with such beautiful creations.  Each day I visit the site I find inspiration, along with plenty of gorgeous items just begging me to purchase them.  Here are a few of my current springtime (because we all need a bit of spring by now) Etsy favorites...

High waist, full circle skirt from "Little White Closet" in Tel Aviv, Israel

High waist, full circle skirt from "Little White Closet" in Tel Aviv, Israel

Eye-catching tulip wreath from "Door Decor More" in San Antonio, Texas

Eye-catching tulip wreath from "Door Decor More" in San Antonio, Texas

Bamboo sunglasses by "Rock Ribbons" in Brisbane, Australia

Bamboo sunglasses by "Rock Ribbons" in Brisbane, Australia

Brilliant way to keep track of which fruits and veggies are in season!  'From the Garden' canvas print by "Little Low" in Austin, Texas

Brilliant way to keep track of which fruits and veggies are in season!  'From the Garden' canvas print by "Little Low" in Austin, Texas

All-natural perfume oil in a heavenly rose scent by "The Green Alchemist" in Dundas, Canada

All-natural perfume oil in a heavenly rose scent by "The Green Alchemist" in Dundas, Canada

Flowers and stripes coasters by "Tilissimo" in Greece

Flowers and stripes coasters by "Tilissimo" in Greece

Little wooden forest by "2 of 2" on the East Coast

Little wooden forest by "2 of 2" on the East Coast

Vintage 1950s dress from "Zwzzy" in San Jose, California

Vintage 1950s dress from "Zwzzy" in San Jose, California

Well, I'm ready for some spring weather...and some shopping!  You too?

Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted on by Angela Kauffman

That time of year is upon us again - holiday shopping time!  I think that I'm actually finished with my holiday shopping, which really is earth-shattering news.  This has never happened before.  I almost don't know what to do with myself!  For all of you who have your whole list to do or even just a bit to finish up, I thought I'd lend a hand and share some of my favorite Etsy finds that are perfect for gift-giving.

Of course, you could first visit the Journey' Eye shop to pick up some stocking stuffers - like magnets, bookmarks, cell phone cases, calendars and notecards.  Or a lovely art print for someone special.  And because I like you so much, there's a 15% OFF SALE going on now through December 4 (minimum purchase of $10)!

London Print Set

London Print Set

Set of 3 Magnets

Set of 3 Magnets

If you are as obsessed with long necklaces as I am (or know someone who is), you'll appreciate the jewelry from Bohemian Fringe.  Simple, tribal, modern, gorgeous.

Layered Necklace Set

Layered Necklace Set

"Turquoise Points" Necklace

"Turquoise Points" Necklace

A great resource for all-things natural is Madison Street Beauty.  They offer gobs of natural beauty products - powders, eye shadows, lip balms, nail polish...  I've used several of their products and love them! 

Eye Shadows (LOTS of colors to choose from!)

Eye Shadows (LOTS of colors to choose from!)

Gold Eye Shadow and Nail Lacquer Set

Gold Eye Shadow and Nail Lacquer Set

Daniel, over at RSVP Handcrafted, does a beautiful job with custom leather accessories.  I have GOT to get myself one of his camera straps!

Custom Leather Camera Straps

Custom Leather Camera Straps

Custom Luggage Tag

Custom Luggage Tag

I love the little notebooks from The ARMINHO Paper Emporium.  Such a sweet little gift!  And if you know someone who loves to travel, a travel journal is a necessity (in my humble opinion)!

Shopping List Notebooks

Shopping List Notebooks

Travel Book

Travel Book

WereRabbit2006 makes the most adorable handmade dolls.  My niece (who is 9 months now) is in love with the yellow and lavender bunnies I got her.  These are made with love from Thailand, so you have to order quickly if you want them in time for Christmas! So adorable!

Set of 2 Crocheted Bunnies (in a carrot pouch!)

Set of 2 Crocheted Bunnies (in a carrot pouch!)

Hopefully these items inspire you in your shopping quest!  Happy Holidays!