Saturday, March 26, 2011

{Saturday Shopping Spree} Making Music

I am a firm believer that music is the best getaway
{well, next to a trip to the islands}
but, music is MUCH cheaper!

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see a few members of my favorite band play in a small club in Vermont...

It was a wonderful experience & I haven't stopped thinking about it since!
So, for today's Saturday Shopping Spree my mind is on the sounds of music!!

Sorry about the overabundance of Dave Matthews Band related items...
...I just couldn't Help Myself (<---every pun intended).  haha
I just love it all!
So unique and fun!
Be sure to go check out the shops on Etsy!!

What's your favorite piece?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

{finally... a story about kevin & amanda's blog}

Over a year ago I was reading {this blog post}
{I love her blog... and her photography and especially her fonts... she's so talented}

She posted these beautiful pictures of her scarves:

I LOVE scarves.  I can't get enough of them!
I also love navy anything & everything..., when I saw that navy polkadot scarf in her collection,
I was bound and determined to find one for myself!!!

Now, if you take notice of the date on that blog post, it was February 18, 2010.
I have been on a mad online, offline, mall, outlets
{you name it I searched high and low for a navy blue polkadot scarf}
and I have had absolutely no luck...

...until last night.

Brad and I went to the mall & as usual, I wanted to hit up Old Navy to see if they had any cute spring dresses.  As we were rounding the corner, that silly navy blue polkadot scarf came up in conversation.
Now, mind you, I thought I had been searching high & low for much longer than a year.
We were discussing how we couldn't believe we never came across a
 navy blue polkadot scarf anywhere for the past "2 years."
{It must have been a pretty long year for us}
I did my normal rounds along the outskirts of the store & when I found nothing that sparked my interest, I was coming down the center isle at the dressing rooms.
The scarf rack was just staring at me from the end of the isle.
I was like a kid in a candy store & made a mad dash for the one navy blue polkadot scarf that was hanging on the rack.

I can't begin to tell you how THRILLED I am to have that scarf hanging with the rest of my collection! :-)

There's something about navy that makes me think of yellow.
I love yellow and navy together!
And now my mind is thinking this girl needs a pair of yellow ballet flats.
Something tells me that's another year in the making because I'm not having any luck finding a pair online.
Have you come across a cute pair of yellow ballet flats?
Please share... I can't possibly take another year of searching for that piece to complete my wardrobe...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

{spring is in the air} cont'd plus coupon code

When I think spring, I think sunshine & flowers.
I was feeling inspired with this warm{er} weather over the past couple of weeks & came up with this lovely necklace...

I have been wearing this beauty for two weeks straight.
It goes so well with EVERYTHING & just puts a smile on my face.

This necklace has three dainty layers and is available in sterling silver & copper.
The pearl gives it that nice, classic touch.
Every lady should have this in her collection & we're making it easier to do so.
Purchase these sweet flowers & receive 15% off of your order using the following coupon code at checkout:


Discount ends on Friday.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!
Head over to the shop by clicking here to take advantage of this deal.

You can even add additional charms with your loved ones names.
Find them here!

Or a simple initial charm would be so sweet.
You can find those here!

I think these would make a beautiful Easter gift for a special little lady in your life, too!!
I can just picture it sitting in a beautiful spring Easter basket!

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{Saturday Shopping Spree} Spring is in the Air

I am a bit of a spring chicken
{not in the literal term... well, unless you think 28 is considered a spring chicken}
What I mean is I LOATH winter.  I don't think I could despise it any more
which is rather unfortunate figuring we live in Vermont.
For the past couple years I have been trying to make the very best of it
{and I've found making jewelry is a great excuse for me to stay out of the cold}

To say I'm excited for spring is an understatement!
And I couldn't be any more excited that it will be here at this time tomorrow!!!
So, in celebration of the change of seasons I am shopping for all things that remind me of spring today on Etsy!!!

I would sit here and point out the items I love most, but I just adore them ALL!!!
I highly recommend heading over to Etsy and checking all of these shops out that are linked to this treasury
and be sure to leave a comment while you're there!
Which one{s} do you like most?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

{Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Cream Cheese Frosting}

I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very 
Happy St. Patrick's Day
from Pumpkin Pie Design!

St. Patrick's Day is my #1 favorite holiday of the year.  I have my grandmother to thank for that.  She was 100% Irish & I have ALWAYS been so proud of that piece of our heritage.  I love anything and everything celtic & green is one of those colors that works so well with my olive skintone. :-)

I rarely have the opportunity to celebrate St. Patty's Day as the hubby usually works & more times than not, the holiday falls on a week night & this lady needs to get up early to go to work
{somehow 28 feels old when I don't get my 8 hours of sleep}.
So, I try to celebrate with only the best... delicious treats for my co-workers!
I will look for any excuse to bake!

Last year I found this recipe online & couldn't wait to share it with all of my co-workers!
It was a big hit so I knew it was a must again this year.

Please don't mind my uber dirty Kitchenaid.  I am not the tidiest baker!  I end up with flour and batter EVERYWHERE by the time I'm done!!

This year I made sure to go a little lighter on the Bailey's in the frosting.
A few of us could have gotten a little tipsy last year on the frosting alone... oops.
So, the key is to remember you can always add more Bailey's, but you can never take away.
I HIGHLY recommend a few taste tests in between each tablespoon of Bailey's.

So, if you enjoy these traditional Irish beverages, I highly recommend trying out this recipe!

{something new} mini baby spoon

This is our second baby spoon in the shop.
It has a shorter handle than our orignal and a smaller price tag.
I think this would make a wonderful toddler's spoon.

Supplies are limited on this listing, so get yours while you can!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

{Keep Calm} cont'd plus coupon code

Have you had enough "Keep Calm" items yet?
I hope not because I want to share one of my favorite items with you
{do I refer to all of my items as a favorite??}

Well, I know I'm not the only one who loves this item.
It's one of our top sellers & we want to offer it to you at a special discounted price of

15% off

Head over to {our shop} & use coupon code: 
at checkout to receive the discount.

Happy Shopping Spree Saturday!

{Saturday Shopping Spree} Keep Calm...

I love the Keep Calm & Carry On sayings & Etsy is full of them!!!
I have spent my Saturday morning so far, window shopping all of these creative designs.
Here's what I've found so far:

For all of you brides to be out there, I LOVE that "Say I Do" sign.
And I think the "Shoot On" blocks are going to be a must add to my collection!
I adore all of these items & since Etsy is FULL of all sorts of "Keep Calm" creativity, I couldn't stop at just one treasury, so I continued:

How great is that "To Do List?"
And that ring?!?  I think I need to get rings in the shop!
I love the Bob Marley inspired sign {takes me right back to Jamaica}

What are your favorite "Keep Calm" sayings?
There are some snazzy ones out there!

Ok, enough window shopping for me...
...this girl has a hair appointment to get to!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

{something new} grandma's necklace

I have had this item sitting in the "to post" folder for quite some time.
I need to get better at posting existing items before making new ones,
but sometimes my creative mind gets the best of me & I get so excited to make something new
that I forget to post existing items to the store.

When one of our followers reached out to me a few months ago to make her a necklace,
I was THRILLED!  I LOVE when you guys ask me to make a custom item!  You're all so creative!
Her husband bought her a similar necklace for Christmas & she wanted something similar for "Nanny."
This was the final result:

Of course, everyone is going to need a different number of pendants, so we narrowed it down that the item listed is for a large round pendant, a small round pendant, and a rectangle pendant for $40.
If you need additional pendants on your custom necklace, just convo me.
{price subject to change}

I'm often asked if we can create something that will fit all of grandma's little ones on it & I think this is a wonderful piece for that!

Do you have an idea for a piece of jewelry?
Send an email to:
I would love to work with you to make a one of a kind item!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

{expecting} a new necklace

These are my dear friends, Amanda & Brie:
Every Wednesday we get together for a game of trivia at a local restaraunt.
It's so funny what odds and ends we come up with for answers.
We're a plethora of {useless} information.

There must be something in the water at the restaraunt because both Amanda & Brie are expecting!
{either I missed trivia night a few weeks in a row or I was drinking beer those nights}
because they're due within WEEKS of each other!!

Because I love them both so much & I'm so excited for their little bundles of joy to join us in this world,
I gave them each a bundle of joy to enjoy now:

I LOVE hearing their stories about their little ones!
They are going to be WONDERFUL mommies! 
I'm so glad I can catch up with them every Wednesday on their journey.

Last Wednesday, I gave them their little gifts & from their facial expressions, I think they loved them!

Amanda is due at the end of August & Brie at the beginning of September!
Amanda told me she loves that she doesn't have to explain to people that she is, in fact pregnant, anymore... it's written on the necklace. :-)

Each necklace includes the birthstone of the month they're due & these absolutely adorable baby feet:


The necklaces are now {in the store}.
Give a beautiful handmade gift to somebody you love who is expecting, too!
Why make them wait 9 months to receive something special???

Saturday, March 5, 2011

{something new} whimsy border

We have a new border & two new listings in the shop:

The mini pendant borders the name....

Or add your entire family to the large pendant with the names along the border.
Either way, it adds a nice, girly touch & is tons of fun!

You can find the mini pendant here.

There is so much more to come!  I have been a busy girl today, but I'll be sure to spread it all out & not bombard you with posts in one day!

{lucky you} cont'd

To continue with the Irish theme today, I wanted to share our very own "Lucky" necklace...

This was one of my very first creations for the shop and a big hit!
I just love the little green shamrock accenting the sterling silver pendant.
We can custom stamp it any way you choose,
but remember, all St. Patty's Day orders must be in by March 7th {Monday}
to guarantee shipping for the holiday.

Get your favorite leprechaun something green for March 17th {and all year long}!

{saturday shopping spree} Lucky You

Since St. Patrick's Day is only a week & a half away, I have been shopping all things {green}!!!
These are some of my favorite items on Etsy, this week!

Have I ever mentioned that St. Patrick's Day is my #1, all time favorite holiday??
My paternal grandmother is 100% Irish & boy, am I proud of my heritage!
I can't tell you how badly I want one of each of the items listed here!
Take a second and visit all of the shops... they're wonderful!!!
Don't you just love those Eternity knot earrings... and those shamrock cookies look DELICIOUS!!!

Stay tuned... I have a few posts coming today!
{the beauties of trying to kick a cold from your couch}