Saturday, August 30, 2008

~Pineapples Make The Perfect Gift~

Did you know the Pineapple is a sign of hospitality and welcome?
The following is an excerpt from Hoag Levins. To visit Hoag's website and learn more about the Pineapple click here!

"Across the ocean, the pineapple took on other symbolic meanings in England's American colonies. The colonies were then a land of small, primitive towns and settlements where homes served as the hubs of most community activity. Visiting was the primary means of entertainment, cultural intercourse and news dissemination. The concept of hospitality--the warmth, charm and style with which guests were taken into the home--was a central element of the society's daily emotional life."
With that being said wouldn't you agree that anything pineapple would make the perfect gift? Check out these pineapple items for sale by etsy artists.

This delicious Beaded Pineapple Cilantro Soy Candle from Mireasma's etsy shop is made with soy wax and burns up to 56 hours! Once the candle is gone you can even reuse the jar. Soy wax is clean burning and lasts a long time. What a great purchase and a great way to be green. The decorative beading on the outside of the jar adds style and would look great in your home!

Do you love pineapple so much that you want to smell like the juicy fruit? Stop by Pink Bow Bath Boutique's etsy shop and pick up some yummy Sugared Pineapple Moisturizing Body Whip enriched with sweet almond, jojoba, and soybean oils. Right now this luxurious body whip is on sale. Go get yours before it's gone.
Spice up your kitchen with this Welcome Friends Pineapple Gingham Kitchen Towel from Grandma K's Linen Closet's etsy shop. What a perfect hostess gift or maybe a little something for yourself. Purchase this towel now and get free shipping. What a great deal not to mention a gift that will be treasured.

Who says you can't wear your food! This Pineapple Upside Down Cake Scarf is truly a one of a kind creation from Kelly, shop owner of Kellyz Kreationz. Autumn is fast approaching and this scarf not only matches the season with it's fall colors but will also keep you warm on those blustery fall days. Check out Kelly's shop for more wearable food art.
~Happy Shopping~

Friday, August 29, 2008

~What do you do for Labor Day?~

My plans for this weekend consist of rest and relaxation, well...after the house gets cleaned.

I plan on making some new greeting cards this weekend too. The holidays are fast approaching and I need to start mass producing Christmas cards! It's so hard to believe that August is almost officially over and that means the end of summer. If the weather gets better I would love to go do some things outdoors. Pretty soon it will be windy, rainy, and cloudy here in Washington. Why not get the most out of the sunshine? Enjoy the long weekend everyone! Don't forget my blog contest ends September 3rd.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

~One More Week~

Thanks to everyone who has entered my first blog giveaway contest. There is officially one week left and tons of comments!

Since the post got a little buried Click Here to get swept away to the contest post.

The grab bag of cards prize has grown to 12 of my very own greeting cards. The grab bag will include a wide variety of cards. Don't miss out, it's free!

Good Luck! ~Jenna

Saturday, August 23, 2008

~Back to School With an A+ Apple Attitude~

In celebration of school starting soon this blog post features: APPLES! Don't forget to bring your teacher one on the first day of school. If an apple as a gift seems old fashioned and silly buy one of these apple items from etsy sellers featured in this post. Happy Shopping!

This sweet and juicy smelling candy apple reed diffuser would be a perfect addition to a teacher's desk. If your teacher would prefer a different scent check out Reed Diffuser Girl's etsy shop. Don't forget it's never too early to start your holiday shopping! Reed Diffuser Girl has plenty of seasonal scents to keep your house smelling delicious all year round.

For the first day of school why not wear this green and red apple long sleeved shirt from Dot's and Daisies etsy shop. Send your little girl to school in style and keep her warm at the same time.

For more children's clothes visit Dot's and Daisies shop and fill up that closet of yours with a fabulous back to school wardrobe. Don't worry moms! There are things for you too!

Check out this original painting of a chalkboard featuring a bright red apple and a cute little worm! This adorable item comes from Nicole's etsy shop: Enchanted Easel.

Nicole has many other original paintings in her shop and they all need homes. Check out her other items for potential gifts. The holidays are coming!
Now that you have bought all those school supplies where will you put them? This awesome apple pencil pouch from Megan's etsy shop: Cotton Cupcakes.

Check out her shop for more pouches, totes, wristlets, pins and pin cushions! Happy Shopping!

Friday, August 22, 2008

~Congrats to Lily, Shop Owner of Tulip's Treasure Box~

Congrats to Lily, etsy shop owner of Tulip's Treasure Box, for being the featured EtsyBlogger for August 2008! Lily's shop specializes in a a wide variety of wearable art. She is so creative that she makes tote bags out of t-shirts. Not only is this eco friendly but it makes a great conversation piece.
So maybe you don't need a tote well...Lily doesn't stop there! Check out her beautiful jewelry. Each piece is hand made and is truly a work of art. I especially love this necklace and earrings set. Since purple is my favorite color I feel this was the perfect item to put on my blog! If you love this Garden of Love Necklace and Earrings Set put it in your shopping cart before it's gone!

If you aren't an etsy member sign up to be one so you can buy hand made. Sign up here!
Remember to stop by Tulip's Treasure Box this weekend. Also stop by Lily's blog and leave her a note:

More blogging fun to come, stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

~Blog Giveaway Contest! - Cards By Jenna~

My First Blog Giveaway! Read on to learn what to do to enter:

Leave a comment on this post describing your favorite holiday of the year. It can be any holiday in any country. If the holiday is specific to a particular country share a brief description.

In the post please include your name and email address so I may contact you if you win!

Be sure to tell everyone why you love your holiday and include any traditions or funny stories.

The contest starts today, Wednesday, August 20th and runs until midnight (Pacific Standard Time-USA) Wednesday, September 3rd. All who post will be thrown into a hat and the first name pulled will be the lucky winner.

So what's the prize? A grab bag of assorted greeting cards made by me! If you would like to see samples of my cards check out my website:

The drawing will occur on September 4th and the winner will be announced and contacted on September 5th.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

~Celebrate the Olympic Games In Beijing By Buying On Etsy~

Let's celebrate the Olympic games in Beijing etsy style! Check out these awesome Olympic themed items.

These magnets are a great addition to add to your fridge! The best thing about these cute little magnets is that they are made out of magazines. The bubbles are made out of real glass and are about 3/4 inch in size. Interested in purchasing these for your fridge, locker, or magnetic bulletin board? Check out 13 Delancey Street's etsy shop by clicking this link: If you love these magnets enough to buy click here to visit the listing!

Are you a swimming fan or maybe just love Michael Phelps? This original colored pencil piece of art by Eric Sturman is very unique and one of a kind! It's even signed by Eric himself! If you can't afford to splurge on the original art piece ask Eric to make you a print. Check out the listing by clicking here. For more artwork from Eric's shop visit:
These unique digitally altered watercolor photo cards are specifically related to the 2008 Beijing Olympics by including the following Olympic venues/sports:

*The Water Cube Aquatics Center
*Bird's Nest Track & Field Stadium
*Volleyball Court
Check out these notecards by clicking here! If you love the style of these digitally altered notecards check out Heavens Blessing's etsy shop by clicking this link:
Who would have thought to make a bracelet out of vintage
Olympic postage stamps? Ruby Ann, etsy shop owner of Ruby Ann Designs would be the one! Interested in purchasing this one of a kind hand made bracelet, click here now! If this Olympic bracelet doesn't fit your style check out Ruby Ann's other custom made pretties by visiting her etsy shop:

Sharyn's etsy shop, JKS Designs, specializes in making unique wearable art! Check out this Gymnastic inspired bracelet made with an assortment of charms and lampwork beads. Check out Sharyn's shop now: Love this bracelet and want to buy it now? Click here to be directed to the listing for purchase.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blog Give Away Coming Up!

Hey Everyone,

Stay tuned for my first blog give away. I am in the process of developing the "contest" and the wonderful prize!

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

~Guitar Heros~

Check out these awesome guitar deals from sellers on!

This cute child's guitar tee comes from Bare Bellies shop featuring girls and boys tee-shirts. Let your little one be a guitar hero by purchasing this shirt. Click here for more info! If your child is not quite into guitars visit Bare Bellies etsy shop at:

Deck out your refrigerator, gym locker, or magnetic bulletin board with these fabulous guitar magnets from Essence For Art's etsy shop. These unique and one of a kind magnets would make a special gift for the guitar hero in your life. Click here to purchase these marvelous magnets! Be sure to stop by Essence For Art's etsy shop for more creative and unique magnets:

This must have notepad is a fun gift for a squirrel or guitar fan! Check out this printed notepad from Susie's etsy shop: To purchase this notepad click here! Not a fan of squirrels or guitars? Boy Girl Party has plenty of other fabulous items to choose from.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

~Crazy Cats on Etsy~

My favorite animal is the cat and to recognize that my blog feature today is all about crazy cats on etsy! I've found some of the most unique items for sale and wanted to share them with the rest of the world. Check out these fun items that can be a part of your world with one simple purchase.
Cats driving a purple Volkswagen bug? Yep here they are riding along on a bright summer day. This unique and one of a kind acrylic print reproduction comes from Shelagh's etsy shop:

To purchase this wonderful little print please click here!
What a cute pink kitty necklace! Images Under Glass is a new etsy store that just opened the end of June. This shop currently sells pendants/necklaces with unique designs and prints under glass! As a grand opening Images Under Glass is offering a buy 2 get 1 free sale.
To purchase this adorable kitty kat necklace click here!
Clean yourself up with some Maneki Neko (The Lucky Cat) goat's milk soap. If you don't know the story of Maneki Neko check out Angel Bella Body Shop's soap for sale by clicking here! To view all Angel Bella Body Shop's yummy body goodies visit her shop here:
Stay tuned for more blog posts! You never know I could pick an item from your shop next!

Friday, August 8, 2008

~Bunches of Berries~

My inspiration for this blog post is berries! Since most berry type fruits are in season right now why not put them in the spot light? I have searched through to find the "berry" best berry items to show case. Here is what I found!

Doesn't this body butter look good enough to eat? This strawberries and champagne whipped body butter contains 98% all natural ingredients including green tea, vitamins E and C. This 8 ounce container of yummy body butter can be yours for $10 from Jennifer and Marilyn's shop:

To purchase this body butter click here!

Embrace your lips for this heavenly flavored raspberry cream lip gloss! This item comes fresh from Lori and Cari's etsy shop: With the lovely scent and flavor of raspberries with a hint of vanilla this lip gloss is perfect to wear for a summer night out out. $4.50 is a steal of a deal for some genuine handcrafted and unique lip gloss.

To purchase this yummy raspberry lip gloss click here!

Let's not forget blueberries! This delicious blueberries and cream olive oil soap is made from scratch by the Jersey Girl who owns and operates: For only $5.00 you can own a bar of this wonderful all natural soap.

To purchase this soap click here!

Doesn't this cherry blossom candle look amazing? The pink marbled color and the adorable apothecary jar with silver lid makes this a great decorative piece for your home. This lovely candle is truly made with love and care by Jeanne and Joanne, check out their shop at:

To purchase this cherry blossom candle click here!

I would like to highlight this special note in JSquareEscentuals shop.

"All proceeds of our sales go to assist in the recovery of my daughter. She is struggling with a debilitating injury called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also called reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, is a chronic pain condition in which high levels of nerve impulses are sent to an affected site. Experts believe that CRPS occurs as a result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems. There is no cure for CRPS."

Back From Vacation!

I have returned from vacation and getting back into the swing of things. Our family rented a house with a pool just outside of Manson, Washington. The weather was 80 degrees plus every day and it only rained a little drizzle one day but it was still a hot one! Besides relaxing and swimming at the pool we went bowling at Chelan Lanes, played some mini golf, won some money at the Mill Bay Casino, AKA "cashino", visited Blueberry Hills, and played for a day at Slide Waters the waterpark in Chelan. After a week in the Chelan area we headed over to the Grand Coulee Dam and spent some time at Lake Roosevelt. The Dam was spectacular and the 30 minute light show was a great entertaining way to learn about the Columbia River and how the Grand Coulee Dam was created by President Roosevelt.