Tag Archives: Holidays

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day and mothers are special. And the cards that remind them of that should be special too!

Here are some great Mother’s Day ideas to help you celebrate this special day! ūüôā

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Need some help…

….making your mother, mother-in-law or grandmother feel special on this year’s Mother’s Day?

{Mother’s Day is around the corner!!}

Giving or decorating with flowers are a wonderful way to celebrate.

Or….perhaps…creating a special meal for her is something she’d appreciate.

Maybe she enjoys receiving something handmade and special from you!

“Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.”

— Ann Taylor, “My Mother”

“Guided by my heritage of a love of beauty and a respect for strength — in search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.”

— Alice Walker, “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens

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Need a Gift?

Etsy has this very spiffy gift finding tool. {Even more spiffy since Valentine’s Day is around the corner!}

First, go here.

Then, select a Facebook friend from the link provided or click “Preview Gift Ideas” and they will bring up a list of “personalities” that your friend or family member may have.

Note from Etsy: "What happens when you connect to Facebook?"

Don’t worry, we’ll be cool.

  • Your personal Etsy data will never be shared with Facebook.
  • We will not post to your Facebook Wall unless you ask us to.
  • We will not attempt to contact your friends on Facebook.
  • You can disconnect from Facebook any time.

After you select a facebook friend or “personality,” Etsy will pull up gift ideas based on their facebook profile.

Tada! Super easy! ūüôā Have fun gift shopping!

Shopping on Etsy

Shopping on Etsy

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Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is LESS than a month away!!

I LOVE Valentine’s Day! I love the pretty red, pink and white patterns that come out in stores for this lovely day.

Tired of the same ol’ same ol’ Valentine goodies I’ve made in the past, I decided to make something new this year. ¬†These tags took quite a while to put together, but I truly adore how they came out! Made with a dash of inspiration, metallic paint, hand-cut from card stock, a few tablespoons of love, ¬†soft white ribbon, a cup of creativity and a fun fonted stamp, voila!:

The description as read from my Etsy shop:

“These special Valentine tags are a set of 10 (ten). A textured card stock painted with metallic paint is the backdrop for the eye catching font “Be My Valentine.” Dainty dots edge the heart and a loosely tied white ribbon may be untied and then reattached to your gift. The back of the tag is decorated yet blank, just waiting for your personalization. These tags are great for so many Valentine gift! Whether they be for candy bags, a hostess gift, or a gift box label, these “Be My Valentine” tags can be yours today!”

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Glamorously Gorgeous {Christmas Party Style}

To me, Christmas is much more than sending cards to loved ones {although I LOVE making cards, as you can see by my Etsy shop: piecefuljoy.etsy.com}. Christmas is about the Reason for the season {stay tuned for upcoming blog post but for a preview, check out Luke 2:11} as well as spending face to face time with friends and family¬† {and no, I don’t mean face to face time as in facebook time. ;-)} Gathering together and celebrating Christmas during this special holiday season is where many fond memories begin.

Speaking of gathering together, many of us will be spending time with parents’ friends, significant other’s coworkers, meet the brother’s girlfriend for the first time, etc around this time of year. Will you be attending or hosting any Christmas parties in the near future?

“Whatever shall I wear?!”

No fear, dear friends! Take a peek at this Etsy treasury with me……I’m trying to decide what I shall wear for a Christmas party tomorrow night! Here’s how the thoughts run through my head (if you care to join my whirlwind of decision making): denim trousers (or classy black straight leg dress pants?) with black flats (or the black heels that have the silver accent? If I decide to wear the heels, then I’d need to wear the long denim trousers or the black dress pants) with a sleeveless silky ruffled collar blouse topped off with a drapy black cardigan (or maybe the silk light green one with mother of pearl buttons) accented with tear drop diamond necklace. I would wear the matching earrings, but I lost one of them somehow in between the trip of home and traveling to visit family (My wedding jewelry, no less. Great job, Sarah).
Anyway, please click and take a look at this fabulous collection of items gathered along the theme of a classy Christmas party. You may find some inspiration….I know I did!:


{By the way…if you fall in love with any of these items – they’re for sale by Etsy sellers! But be fast, because some of these items are one of a kind! :-)}

Black Ruffly Maxi Dress

Black Ruffly Maxi Dress

Damask Clutch

Damask Clutch

Vintage Hair Clip

Vintage Hair Clip

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Deck the Halls…

…for Thanksgiving!

In this post I will be showcasing some lovely ideas/items {by my fellow Etsy sellers} and giving you some decor ideas for Thanksgiving.

  • Table place cards a a cozy accent to your Thanksgiving table – it adds a personal touch for your Thanksgiving meal’s guests. (SoftDayStudios)
  • For you fun-lovers out there, the funky ¬†pumpkin pie magnet is sure to bring smiles to your guests faces {including the kiddos!}. (Bananamoo)
  • Carry the warm autumn colors into your “table scape” with these festive napkins! (CreativeChicsHome)
  • Dessert! Thanksgiving is not complete without a lovely dessert and these truffles would be ¬†fabulous {a cute conversation piece, too!}. (lollidreams)
  • Last but not least, the aroma of the fall harvest candles would be a welcome scent anywhere {the living room, bathroom, kitchen, etc}. (boardwalkcandles)

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{Pumpkin Place Cards} http://www.etsy.com/listing/59605207/pumpkin-thanksgiving-place-cards?ref=sr_list_20&ga_search_query=pumpkin+table+place+card&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

{Pumpkin Pie Magnet} http://www.etsy.com/listing/62428038/pumpkin-pie-magnet-large?ref=sr_list_23&ga_search_query=thanksgiving+decorations&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

{Thanksgiving Napkins} http://www.etsy.com/listing/57737275/thanksgiving-napkins-fall-themed-cloth?ref=sr_list_15&ga_search_query=thanksgiving+napkins&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

{Pumpkin Spice Cake Truffles} http://www.etsy.com/listing/41524138/pumpkin-spice-cake-truffles?ref=sr_list_2&ga_search_query=thanksgiving&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

{Autumn Harvest Soy Candles} http://www.etsy.com/listing/61479534/autumn-harvest-layered-soy-votive?ref=sr_list_7&ga_search_query=autumn+harvest+soy+candles&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

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