28 October 2011

More Chairs, Part Two

This chair from Anne of Modest Ambition.

This chair from Cindy of Yellow Bug Boutique.

Check out the previous chair post here.

27 October 2011

Third Thursday: Owl-O-Ween

Third Thursday at the Trinity River Audubon Center was so much fun this past week! Third Thursday is like an open house kind of evening once a month where fees are waived and the public is welcome to explore the center.

I love this cool owl costume, don't you? The person wearing it made it themselves! Nice work!

The Center was celebrating Owl-O-Ween! They had several types of live owls there on display and experts were talking about the differences between many kinds of owls and answering questions.

There was a group lead on an "Owl Prowl" and all kinds of fun owl-centric activities.

They were all beautiful and I wanted to take them all home with me.

21 October 2011

A Quickie Update

I posted an invitation to the Etsy Dallas Charity Event recently. I just wanted to give a quick update that we raised $1326 for the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. YAY! As soon as they are available, I will post some pictures of the chairs that were sold to raise these funds going to a great cause.

Here's a sneak peak of one of the chairs from Regal Cottage called The Sweetest Matryoshka and her Regal Chair.

More photos to come soon!

16 October 2011

Sign up to win a Pair of Eco Chic Bobbies!

Be sure to stop by DarcyandBrian.com to sign up to win a pair of my Eco Chic Candy Wrapper Bobbies. These are a lovely treat for Halloween without sugar! :)

Good Luck, I hope you win!

10 October 2011

EcoMonday: Farmer's Market

This weekend, I had a booth at the White Rock Local Market. Many vendors were concerned about the possible traffic because it was a huge sports weekend in DFW. Although traffic was a little lighter than usual this month, I think the buzz is building for the next couple months and we had a great time. Have you thought about where you might do your holiday shopping this year? The Farmer's Market is a great place to find fresh produce and herbs, handmade soaps, wines, olive oil, and handmade goodies of all kinds.

I love selling at the WRLM -- everyone is SO nice! I can meet other vendors, get first pick of awesome produce and learn what other small businesses are in town. Being there builds a sense of community and it's great to see the same faces each month. There are always babies, kids and animals -- a true eye buffet that keeps things light and entertaining.

It's so important to support your local Farmer's Market and local economy. Find a Farmer's Market close to you by entering your zip code at localharvest.org

Happy Eco Monday!

02 October 2011

What About Anniversary Gifts? Year One

Anniversaries are the celebration of a date when something special happened. The founding of a country or date of a wedding. For wedding anniversaries, there is a set tradition of what makes an appropriate gift. I'm starting a special series here to discuss the traditional and modern twist suggestions with options of handmade items that would make lovely gifts that mark a special occasion.

The first year gift tradition is paper. So, something like this personalized stationery would be a thoughtful and beautiful gift.

ColorBoxDesign has a beautiful array of letterpress monograms to choose from - I'm partial to these Victorian Notecards, $20/set

A more modern twist on first year anniversary gifts is clocks.

This Recycled La Villajoyosa Bonbones Espana Tin Clock $38 is available in my etsy shop, La Alicia. Something like this would be perfect for a couple that loves Spain and Bombones.

What are your favorite kinds of anniversary gifts?

01 October 2011

Over Abdundance of Plastic Bags

I do my best to use my reusable bags but every once in a while, one of these pesky plastic bags sneak home with me. Greenwala has 18 great suggestions on how to reuse them. Read all about it here.

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