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We slowly browsed each booth while strolling up and down the blocked off roads. I did find quite a few items that I would have liked to look at closer, however these booths were rather crowded. Once we were able to get further into the booths, the crowd started to disperse so that we can venture into the booths and look at the products. This is where I stumbled upon Lilypistol Leather and the owner Kelly. What's even better is that she is a fellow Etsy seller!
Lilypistol Leather is exactly as it sounds leather crafted items. Within a few moments I was able to spot a few things that I wanted and needed. I found a business card holder and a small zippered bag, which is very versatile and can be used as a clutch wallet within my larger handbag or use it as a cosmetic bag like she has advertised!
The zippered bag is the perfect neutral color of brown that coordinates with darker shades or brown and even chestnut. The bag is the perfect size too, you could easily include your checkbook and cell phone. I plan to shop with Lilypistol Leather again in the future. She also has many items not yet listed, so if you like something not yet listed, just ask her.
Here are some of the items that caught my eye, and I will be purchasing in the future
I definitely recommend stopping by her store here, for $30 you can easily snag one of these leather bags like I purchased, and be on your way to tons of compliments. These would also make a great gift for almost any woman. Have a awesome conversation piece about your unique hand tooled, business card holder the next time your networking.
Lilypistol Leather offers many unique hand crafted leather items, she has the perfect design for cross body purses, that are affordable and crafted with great care.
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This beautifully hand-sculpted polymer bead necklace is a Spring Staple! It pairs well with almost anything. Dress this necklace up or down it's comfy and chic.
This necklace features 2 tiers of beads, the first tier is all cobalt blue beads that descend in size. The second tier is navy blue with subtle glitter graduating into cobalt blue as it descends in size.
Strung on beautiful maroon colored hemp cord of course (100% natural hemp!) and attaches with a hook clasp.
Beads: 18 hand-rolled beads, cobalt blue and navy blue
Each bead is hand made by me, so slight variations in size and color can occur. Yours is a 1 and Only!
Meet the artist behind the jewelry
Inspired from Process and the Past The Pickle Queen originated at an evening of crafts and craft beer. Lulu and a good friend, who is also artist, sat over a table full of polymer clay and began making funny little vegetables.
Lulu's affinity for pickles inspired her to make pickle earrings and office paraphernalia. After that day, LuLuThePickleQueen started exploring new ways of using polymer clay and began creating unique upcycled pieces. Since the founding, Lulu has continuously explored new ideas and perfecting techniques that create artistic and simple pieces that she incorporates into each unique, one of a kind item.
Lulu's current work is inspired by nature and ancient jewelry pieces from Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia. She is proud of the direction her work has taken her. She loves exploring new jewelry ideas, and bringing you affordable handcrafted jewelry to pair with any outfit.
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It's that time again!! I know I am excited, how about you? Today my wax tart has melted down to reveal the Hidden Jewel inside. Join me and watch this reveal of awesome jewelry inside my wax tart. I love that these wax tarts are made of 100% Soy Wax, and that they melt very quickly (trust me I was watching every minute).
Gardenia is the perfect must have home scent, this scent is very fresh and has a amazing scent throw! I recommend using this scent year round. I own large tart warmers and tend to use at least 2 cubes of regular commercial bought wax. With Jewelry Candle's Jumbo Tart's, just one does the job perfect. You will receive 6, 3 oz clam shells for $24.99 plus shipping for a high quality HANDCRAFTED products. My house smells exactly like a fresh garden mixture of gardenia, zesty orange flowers and tropical tuberose.
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Jewelry Candles are perfect to give as gifts, or to give to yourself as a gift. Birthday Cake reminds me of childhood memories. This smells like my grandmothers kitchen when she would bake me my birthday cake! This candle has a strong scent throw, and had an amazing surprise inside. Make sure to check back to see what was in my Jewelry Candle.
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Jewelry Candles are perfect to give as gifts, or to give to yourself as a gift. Beach Bum reminds me of a Summer evening. This candle has a strong scent throw, and had an amazing surprise inside. Make sure to check back to see what was in my Jewelry Candle.
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Have you ever wondered why those little pieces of fabric cost so much money? It's like their made of gold or some type of limited resource.
Actually the technical break down to the ingredient list is tons of chemicals! Chemicals that have been linked to early Alzheimer’s and Cancer. YIKES all that just for eliminating static, softening clothes and adding a fragrance! That's a a little to risky for me to want to use, especially since I am allergic to almost everything! Plus paying over $6 for 100 fabric sheets that can cause cancer and Alzheimer's, just doesn't sound like any type of deal that you should EVER have to pay for.
I have gone dryer sheet sober for years, and I have picked up tips and tricks to get the same benefits without the health risks. Until I met SimpleighCrafted, I would line dry most of my clothes, if I had any type of static issues I would mist some water onto the culprit and put in the dryer for 2 minutes. To get amazing scented clothes I also add a few drops of essential oil to my washer in the rinse cycle.
SimpleighCrafted gave me a sample to try out when I picked up my sister in laws Easter gift, I tested this Scent Sachet out in a load of towels because well, we all know how towels can be out of the dryer, clingy and unscented...BORING!!!
This little Scent Sachet sure does pack a punch. Great things don't always have to be large! This scent sachet is filled with rice and lavender. The dryer warming the lavender made the towels smell very aromatic, to reduce the static on my towels I sprayed the sachet with a essential oil and water mix just slightly to moisten so I can avoid being shocked when folding the laundry. The scent mixture and rice made a nice steamy effect reducing static down.
I feel better now that I know I am drying my clothes with 100% Natural products. There are no chemicals left on your clothes with Natural products. Some chemicals in commercialized dryer sheets stay on your clothes for your skin to absorb uhhhh YUCK!!
Stop by her Etsy store to get your today, I also recommend adding a Aromatherapy pillow to the order too! You won't be disappointed!
Join me for a quick tutorial of Evening Makeup. The items that I am using in this video are Revlon PhotoReady in the color 501 Metropolitan, and the blush is Tarte True Love. Both items are below for you.
Of course you should be brushing your skin, in fact you should be brushing daily before your morning shower! Dry brushing is an ancient form of skin care that has tons of perks for just 10 minutes a day. Dry brushing promotes exfoliation of dead skin cells, unclogging pores, stimulates the lymphatic system, plus added stress relief, and increased energy. All that from a simple brush?
The type of brush you choose is VERY IMPORTANT, you will want to choose one made of natural bristles so that the brush will not be to abrasive on your skin. I found one on Amazon below,this is perfect length to reach your back, but not to long it's award.
Now that you have the brush, your probably wondering "how do I do this"?
It's very simple
1. Do not apply moisturizer. Start at the feet. Brush long upward strokes toward the heart. Make sure to always brush in this direction, as this is the way the lymph drains.
2. Brush over the same area a couple of times, and do not brush sensitive areas. Brushing can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes depending on how thorough you want to be. Or you can do quick brushing everyday if you are in a time crunch, and once a week include a detailed 15 minute brushing.
3. Wash your brush off, and get in the shower. Very simple.
Do not use brushing on your face, and do not broken skin. I suggest washing your brush with soap in water to extend it's life.
Brushing may leave you a little red the first few times, but it should not hurt. If it is hurting, your brush may be too stiff, or you may be applying too much pressure to the brush.
Dry brushing has been found to help improve cellulite appearance and assist in exfoliation of dead skin cells, unclogging of pores. While stimulating the lymphatic system, plus adding stress relief, and increased energy. I recommend at least trying it for 30 days. You will be surprised with the results!
Have you ever wondered what a woman would really like to have for her holiday gifts? For some this question is quite a tiffy! If you are looking to give the best gifts without emptying the bank, here are some very thoughtful gifts that are sure to be appreciated and remembered, and get you ranked on the best gift giver list!
One main thing about my sister in law is that she is a cat LOVER. She has several, and gives back by volunteering at a local animal shelter. Knowing that this is something she loves, I turned to Etsy to find a super cool item for her kitties. I found the Organic Catnip Fortune Cookies from Google, searching a picture that a friend had shown me, Yep I was not giving up until I had a order placed!
I found Miso Handmade on Etsy, she has a wonderful selection of handmade pet toys. Even for dogs too, check her page out. I contemplated on these guys for about 30 minutes over the below catnip bunnies. They are so unique, and guaranteed to be a conversation piece!
While I was browsing Etsy I decided to find my sister in law an aromatherapy pillow, which can be used as a hot/cold pad too! I recently purchased a sinus mask and love it, living in the Ohio Valley really has it's drawbacks for the allergy suffers. Which in today's statistics that's 1 in 3 kids! WHAT!
My sister in law likes the things that are very much different than the things I prefer. As for me, I find delight in a Eucalyptus bath that makes your skin tingle, while she finds her fancy in scents to be in the Flower and Fruit aromas. I searched t he keyword eye pillow, and OH MY did the pages pop up, so I narrowed the search to Blueberry, Pomegranate, aromatherapy pillow. And that is where I found another wonderful Etsy seller whom is local to the Kentuckiana area. She was nice enough to arrange a local pickup which was even more amazing than finding the perfect scent for my sister in law.
I also stocked up on these, as I use them everyday and I like to have options, and variety. The 2 scents that I purchased for myself were the Chai and the Mocha which smell AMAZING. These come with a very well thought out, removable pillow design. This is a must if you will use the product frequently as the pillow slip will need to be cleaned. I highly recommend purchasing this option.
Check out these other great gift favor or stuffer ideas!