Friday, January 21, 2011

GUEST POST - Ways to Save and Get Better Quality Products by Shopping Handmade

With the advent of a lot of financial problems in the world, a lot of people are getting a lot of handmade products for lower prices. There are a lot of shops that give you better rates and offers if you buy handmade goods form these stores. You get a bunch lot of stuffs for kids, adults and elder people from these stores that are good for health and are money savers. Read on to know the ways you can save money as well as get better quality products if you shop from these stores.

How can you save and get better quality products from shopping handmade goods

If you have no idea as to where these stores are, you can try to searching for them on the Internet or can even ask your friends and relatives. There are a lot of good reputed shops that provide online services too. You can avail that opportunity and save money. Take a look at the ways you can save more:

  • Organic products (Good for health)
    Yes, that’s true. The handmade goods are made from organic things that are good for health. They usually don’t use chemicals and that gives it a long lasting effect. There are a lot of online shops too that help you get cheaper price for the handmade goods and the also help you get better products. If you get any herbal soap, you’ll get it for lesser amount than what you would have got in shops near your home. These products are easily made and so they save a lot of money of your own. You can search for the recipes on the Internet for making them at home.


  • Environment friendly (Good for the nature)
    If you use handmade goods, they also are good for the environment. They can help breathe fresh air and have fresher surroundings. If you use any handmade soap, it easily gets dissolved without making the water polluted. There are a lot of handmade clothes for babies that can be used for a very long time and don’t get damaged that easily. Machine made clothes are not permanent and also cost a lot. But handmade clothes can be used for a long time and even if they get damaged, you don’t lose much money as they are cheap.


  • Yard sale (Good for savings)
    If you have used the handmade goods for a long time and want to sell them off, you can get better rates on them. You can easily get the money that you have put in to buy it. These are of good quality and can help you save money too. By selling off the things, you get better price for them which can also help you pay off any debts or can help you come out of financial hardships.

Apart from shopping online for handmade goods, you can go for ordering from home. There are a lot of TV programs that show various handmade products. If you order for them, they may give you free offers and better rates. This way you save a lot on your homemade products as well as get the best quality goods.

Author's Bio : RP is a regular writer for various finance related Communities including Debt Consolidation Care. She is a PG degree holder in Marketing and Finance and right now working in a reputed bank as a relationship manager. She is well equipped to write articles on debt consolidation, debt settlement, frugality, savings, economies of states etc.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Printable and Customizable Paper and Party Items by TheArtofJoy

TheArtofJoy on EtsyToday I'd like to introduce you to a fun little shop that sells adorable paper products, stickers and other items along the Kawaii theme!

"Kawaii" is an adjective in Japanese meaning cute or pretty. Recently it has become commonly used by anime and manga fans to describe Japanese style items of all around total cuteness.

TheArtofJoy on Etsy has taken this Kawaii theme and ran with it with a wide variety of paper products depicting adorable little figures, dolls and pictures incorporated into their work.

The shop is filled with calendars, invitations, party stickers, and other customizable and printable paper designs.

As a school teacher, part-time librarian and busy mom the artisan behind this wonderful shop has a full schedule but loves to create these wonderful and talented items in her spare time as well. Her little shop is complimented by a terrific blog, the Creative Mamma blog, where she not only provides interesting reading material but you can also find free printables you can download!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT THEARTOFJOY ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE.

You can also visit the artist behind the work by stopping by and saying "hi" on Twitter!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 1/19 thru 1/25


I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

Monday, January 17, 2011

Beaded Jewelry by a Busy Mom - BeaderBubbe

BeaderBubbe on EtsyToday's shop is ran by Agnes, a mother of five and grandmother of six who lives in Brooklyn, NY and is a member of the BESTeam (Boosting Etsy Shops Team) that I am also a member of on Etsy.

Her shop, BeaderBubbe on Etsy, is filled with tons of little baubles and beautiful jewelry that uses gemstones and other beads to create splashes of color for your wardrobe.

Agnes is always busy with work and family and many of her jewelry pieces never make it to her shop because co-workers and family have a habit of snapping them up as soon as they're done!

BeaderBubbe is filled with both classic pieces and others that are a splash of color and unique in design and the combination works! I'm particularly fond of the necklace that's pictured here in this post as well as a butterfly necklace you won't be able to miss when you stop by to check out Agnes' shop.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT BEADERBUBBE ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE.

You can also visit Agnes on her blog (you can shop and purchase from there too, in fact!) or stop by and say hi on Facebook!


[This blog post is a "BESTeam Feature" for the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. The BESTeam is dedicated to helping its members promote their shops and assisting each other in marketing, advertising and sharing the tips and tricks of running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy and are interested in becoming a member of the BESTeam, the team is accepting new members and you can find more information about the team as well as apply to become a member HERE.]

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