Friday, February 20, 2009

Alignment of the Mossy Cosmos by New Dominion Blues

I've been blogged! New Dominion Blues, a fellow Design Style Guide member posted a beautiful bit about how we came to know each other through Etsy. Happy reading...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Southeastern U.S. Etsy: We Have a Winner!

I absolutely love this new team logo!! Great colors and design.


Happy Birthday to me!! My last year as a twenty-something....

Have to Snap Tons of Picture of Old Big Ben While in London!

I can't wait to stand in awe at the foot of this historical beauty! My camera will be tired after this stop, for sure.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sleepy Zuba

Snapped this picture of my little baby Zuba the other day. She was such a sleepy little girl. Awwwwwww....... Ooooop. I just yawned. Guess they are contagious!

London :: Our Honeymoon Destination

I am so excited! My new hubby and I have finally settled on our honeymoon destination: London. I've never been to Europe before and absolutely cannot wait! There are so many things I want to see, like the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, the London Eye, the Tower of London... The list goes on and on! The only thing I am planning to buy while we are there is a real English tea cup. I can't think of anything better than this as a souveneir from London, considering the fact that I indulge in my jasmine tea just about every day!

"Westminster Abbey" in London by Shanna Rumburg
available on

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Think Cold Thoughts, Maybe Spring Will Come Soon...

I wonder if reverse psychology works with the weather. Wish for ice, welcome spring! Nice thought...
"winter winds..."

"Spinning Lace"


Monday, February 16, 2009

Is this soap edible?

Green Tea Handmade Soap
(made with real coconut and green tea)
Vanilla Coconut Handmade Soap
(made w/real vanilla and coconut milk)

Oatmeal Almond Handmade Soap
(made with real coconut milk, honey, oatmeal and almonds)

These soaps looks good enough to eat! The different ingredient combinations are incredibly enticing.
Available at DeShawn Marie at

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Art of Silhouettes Coupled with Nature

Jenny Lee Fowler captures the beauty of nature in the classic art of silhouettes. These personalized portraits make wonderful keepsakes, available on

'TAG!' You're it!

Cathy from Wire and Wool just tagged me!!

Rules of tagging:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post these Rules in your Blog.
3. Write 7 Random things about yourself.
4. Tag random people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each Person know they've been tagged.

Look at who I tagged!

Some random things about me:

1. The only word in the English language that I can't stand is "unique". I lost a spelling bee in 4th grade because of it and have been scarred ever since. I believe this is only the 3rd time in my life I have typed the word.

2. Next month I am going to London on my honeymoon with my fabulous hubby. This will be the first trip to Europe for both of us!

3. I am scared to death of public speaking or being the center of attention.

4. My two online stores, Lady Sadie's by Locklear and Lady Farrah's by Locklear, are both named after my two adopted pound puppies. (Sadie Lady and Farrah Locklear)

5. I am a Christian woman who loves God!

6. I just recently got my diving certification and have already logged my first 7 dives!! The underwater world is so peaceful and gorgeous. I was a beach baby and have always had a passion for the water.

7. I think I am obsessed with gardening, plants, landscaping... Anything having to do with green!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Simple Classic Ballet Slippers - Crochet Pattern

Love ballet style flats? I do!

Try your hand at making these adorable ballet slippers with step-by-step instructions. This is the perfect project for beginner crocheters, as it is only necessary to know the basic single crochet stitch and slip stitch. The pattern is 6 pages long with very detailed instructions and photos to help you out.

Lady Sadie's by Locklear on

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What is a Bukushun??? Hmmmm...

OK, so I couldn't pass up these little cuties... Bukushuns or "Book Cushions" are hand-made ceramic bookends that look like soft little pillows. They are filled with sand and sealed, making them heavy enough to hold up your entire library. They can also be used as door-stops, paper-weights, or simply as decorative sculptures to put on your shelf. Find them at Djenya's Shop on!

Add Some Charm to Your Backyard Garden

These little hobbit and gnome doors are perfect for adding a bit of whimsy to your garden. Ozark Kountry Crafts ::

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Organic Lavender Fire Sticks

Have you ever heard of using bundles of lavender to add a special something to a night on the back patio, sitting in front of a fire? Lavender stalks are full of fragrant oil and are very dry. Because of this, they are easy to burn. Just toss them into your fireplace and you have a fabulous aroma plus a good kindling source.
Sometimes my hubby soaks a bundle of this lavender in water and uses it to smoke chicken on the grill. This is such a lovely treat!
You can get these lavender bundles at

Newsboy Caps :: Love 'Em

How adorable is this precious little freckled girl? And such a cute newsboy cap! You can find these at Cutie Patutie B's shop on

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Keeping Cozy on a Frozen Birdbath

I'm sure this little beauty's feet are cold! How precious is this fluffy American Goldfinch, I ask you? This photograph just makes me want to pick this baby up and cuddle it against my cheek. Muddy River Photos on has some absolutely enchanting photographs of nature's magnificence.

Etsy Favorite :: The Trio Tumbled Turquoise Rock Soap

How delightful is this soap? I believe I would think twice before actually using it because it is so lovely! "The Trio Tumbled Turquoise Rock Soap" is the perfect name for this threesome. You can find these and so many other charming soaps at

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

the one with moss

It is no secret that I have a passion for nature, especially moss. While paging through photographers on Etsy, I came across Chandra's amazing shop and immediately fell in love with this photo named "the one with moss". The greens are so lovely against the grays and browns.

~In the near future, I will most likely be blogging about quite a few photographers, as I will soon be decorating my new studio and I'm constantly shopping for wall artwork.

Flower Substitute for Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, an elegant moss terrarium is a fabulous way to mix things up! Flowers wilt and die days later. Moss terrariums are little glass enclosed gardens. So beautiful!

A small little piece of the Earth in a glass apothecary jar...

You can find all of these and more at!