Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 8/31 thru 9/6


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) ]

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Girls Hair Accessories and Nostalgic Photography

ChickyDs on EtsyWith hair bows of all kinds, hair bands and clippies to canvas totes, wood panel paintings and fun hats, today's feature shop is bright and cheerful with lots of fun accessories for everyday wear or holiday fun.

There are lots of beautiful colors, shapes and sizes as well as a variety of different ideas for uses in this shop.

If you want a pretty bow for a photo of your little girl or something cheerful she can wear every day, this is the place to shop.


ChickyDs on Etsy is filled with accessories and gifts for little girls and fun loving young women. And if they have something you like but you want it in a different color? The artisan that creates these beautiful pieces does custom orders too!

Danizabeth on EtsyDanielle, the owner of this beautiful shop, is a creative diva with not just a talent in creating bows and accessories, but with a breathtaking talent with the camera as well, which you can see in her second shop, Danizabeth on Etsy, which is full of retro and nostalgic photography.

So whether you're shopping for art for your home or pretty and creative accessories for children, photo props or just for someone special... be sure to stop by and check out ChickyDs and Danielle's second shop, Danizabeth too!

All items in this shop are created in a smoke-free environment, which is a blessing when shopping for pretty baubles and gifts, and

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

YOU CAN ALSO VISIT DANIZABETH ON ETSY BY CLICKING THE SECOND PHOTO ABOVE OR BY CLICKING RIGHT HERE!


If you like what you see in Danielle's shops, you may also enjoy stopping by to say hi to the artist on Facebook or Twitter!


[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.]

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Morning Mosaic

Autumn is coming!

With it comes one of my favorite things about Autumn, which is Autumn weddings. With leaves full of color and the air turning cool and crisp, it's a beautiful time of year for weddings. With that in mind, though, comes the realization that there are gifts to give.

Here are a few idea for places to shop for something special.



zincsquare - Classic Lavender Sachets with a Modern Twist
zincsquare on Etsy
Melissa Morton from Beaverton, Oregon

This shop carries classic lavender sachets with a modern twist and decorative home accents made by hand. Trained as an Interior Designer, this artisan designs accents for your home from her wide collection of fabric scraps and love for lavender scents. These little sachets that will brighten any decor and bring the fragrance of Provence to any room.


byapryl - Tree Cake Toppers, Wedding Favors and Place Cards
byapryl on Etsy
Apryl Mott from New Orleans, Louisiana

Whether for cake toppers or a special gift the handcrafted wire tree sculptures in this shop are absolutely divine and are sure to be received well. The trees come in a number of shapes and sizes and are offered in a variety of gemstones, some even have little bride and grooms underneath! Alongside these beautiful trees are found gift tags, place cards and other necessities.


blackscrapcat - Personalized Custom Hangers
blackscrapcat on Etsy
Black Scrap Cat from Olds, Alberta, Canada

Whether for wedding photos or as a special gift, these unique hangers give a special, personal touch with a sturdy wooden a-frame shape and custom designed wire beneath with personalized message. The shop carries three different hanger styles from light wood or cherry to a sweet and pristine painted white and you can be guaranteed a unique gift with the wire working personalization!


rosekraft - Cottage Decor, Victorian Scrap, Gifts and Candles
rosekraft on Etsy
Rose Kraft from San Francisco, CaliforniaMaryland

Vintage Victorian home decor and gifts sit beside beautifully done authentic Victorian die cut paper pictures and scrapbook cards in this shop with a beautiful flair for the traditional with a modern twist. Candles are one of my favorite gifts to get and this shop carries some beautiful ones from little birds to tapers and more.


I hope you enjoyed today's collection of shops as much as I enjoyed finding them! The handmade marketplace is a terrific place to browse for gift ideas or supplies to make an Autumn or Winter wedding extra special!

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