treasury tuesday: red hot hearts

Jan 27

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Pale Pink Blossom Photograph Print by SailorsRavineStudio

I know it’s hard to think about Valentine’s Day but it’s just around the corner.  I’ve been trying to figure out what valentine’s my boys can make for school.  I like to get little heart gifts for those that are dear to me so I thought it would be fitting to feature a red hot heart inspired Etsy treasury, curated by Danielle with Sailors Ravine Studio.  

Thank you Danielle for including my personalized lock and key magnets! 

Would you like a treasury you have curated featured on my blog? Either include one of my items from my Etsy shop or tag your treasury “mylittlechickadee” and if I pick your treasury I will feature one of your items in the blog post along with the treasury.

‘Red Hot Hearts’ by SailorsRavineStudio

Valentine gifts from Team Serenity.Let’s spread some more red hearts.


Valentine’s Day Pillow, …

$24.95

Red Heart Confetti,Valentine…

$3.25

Valentine’s Day Gift Tag…

$9.5

Pretty Valentine Lacey Heart…

$8

Valentine set of 3 red white…

$12

Wedding Ring Dish Valentine…

$18

Red Heart with Candies Ornam…

$14.5

Red Heart Valentine Tags, Em…

$4.75

Red Heart Earrings, Red Siam…

$12

Romantic Photo, Purple Heart…

$10

Double Heart Necklace Entwin…

$18

Heart Fingerless Gloves – Kn…

$30

Key to My Heart Wedding Favo…

$125

Big handmade wooden funky he…

$1.7

Fake Plugs : Light Pink Hear…

$6.8

Joyride Rubber Stamp • Val…

$11.5

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Chick’s Pick: Cuff Bracelet

Jan 26

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polymer clay cuff bracelet by adrianaallenllc

I’m not a huge jewelry person but what I am is a bracelet-kinda girl.  I’m not sure how I found Adriana Allen’s shop on Etsy but when I did I feel in love.  I just adore her cuff bracelets; they are made from polymer clay.  I’ve worked with polymer clay before so I know how hard it is to make stunning cuff bracelets like you will find in her shop.

Find Adriana Allen on Etsy and on Facebook.  

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Treasury Thursday: you will be mine

Jan 22

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Red Ring Bowl by efiwarsh

Of course with Valentine’s Day around the corner I have to feature a love inspired Etsy treasury. I love (yes pun intended) the selections of fun red, love filled creations in this Etsy treasury, curated by Efi with Efi Warsh.

Thank you Efi for including my love coasters!  

Would you like a treasury you have curated featured on my blog? Either include one of my items
from my Etsy shop or tag your treasury “mylittlechickadee” and if I pick your treasury I will
feature one of your items in the blog post along with the treasury.

‘You Will Be Mine’ by efiwarsh

EnjoyEfi


Tie Tack, Red White Stripe …

$9.5

Cornelia long flower necklac…

$15

Wee Love – Handmade Red Leat…

$38

Drink Coaster Set, Love is S…

$20

Quilted Pillow Cover — Folk…

$24

Wall Pocket Basket Woven Nat…

$25

Hand Knit eco fashion boler…

$140

Knitted Socks for Teens – Wh…

$15

Premade logo design web logo…

$25

Pink and Red LOVE letters- V…

$28

Crochet garnet red heart val…

$25

All Natural Organic Vegan Be…

$8.99

Small Pocket Journal. Love i…

$8

Origami jewelry –Red and b…

$15

Love Art: Love lights 8×10 F…

$25

LOVE Statue Sculpture Robert…

$29.99

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Chick Pick: Heart Brooch

Jan 20

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When I was younger I used to wear a lot of pins. My aunt, who sold Avon, would give me the sweetest pins I would wear year after year as a young girl.  I stopped wearing pins for some reason in my 20’s.  I started wearing them again this past Christmas.  I wore a cute snowman one to Wednesday school at church, right before Christmas; my son looked at me confused and asked “what is that mom?!”  It’s a pin my dear and I shall keep wearing them.  They make me happy.

To find a shopful of happy handmade pins you have to head over to Vera Jayne on Etsy.  I love the bright, happy colors she uses in her creations.  You can find Vera Jayne also on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you wear pins?  If not, why not? If you do, share a fave of yours here!

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I have a dream

Jan 18

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I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

As my kids are getting older, it’s nice (and challenging at times) talking to them about “bigger” concepts and about ugly times in our history (which carries over to our modern times of course).

With tomorrow being Martin Luther King Jr. day, they have been learning more and more at school.  I have been reading to them, different parts of King’s speeches.  In order for them to understand what he is talking about I had to explain (in 1st and 2nd grade verbiage) the context of his speeches.  When I explained the social environment of that time period my kids just stared at me and asked so many questions about why would anyone care about someone’s skin color.  It warmed my heart to see their confusion that someone with darker skin color would be treated any differently.  My oldest asked, “why would people do that?”  I asked that same question myself when I was little too.  I don’t think I’ll ever have the answer because I don’t understand it myself.

I found this nice printable from Thirty Handmade Days which is a nice way to start that discussion with your young kids.  I filled it out too.

My youngest struggled with the dream for myself, which I was surprised by.  He said, “I want all kids to have lots of toys.”  I wish for that too.  Just simple joy for the world would be just perfect right about now.

Download the “I have a Dream” printable from Thirty Handmade Days here.  

Never stop dreaming, no matter how crazy your dreams are or how “unrealistic” they may be to everyone else around you.  They are yours and no one can take them away from you.  They will live on, even after your time here on earth.

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Treasury Thursday: At the Inn

Jan 15

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Nature’s Heart Leaf Photograph by NJS Images

 

I love the rich natural tones of this Etsy Treasury, curated by Nancy of NJS Images.

I also love each and every find, the mixture of vintage and handmade.  Thank you Nancy for including my tree magnets.  

‘At The Inn’ by njsimages

Celebrating the following shops ~PlumsandHoney ~ www.etsy.com/shop/PlumsandHoneyVintassentials ~ www.etsy.com/shop/Vintassentials*Thank you to PlumsandHoney for the Title!


Green Leaves Coffee or Tea M…

$24

The Arm – Chair At the Inn, …

$18.5

Antique Tufted & Carved Set…

$1200

Vintage Lamplight Farms Oil …

$26

Wooden Woven Slat Gathering …

$58

Made to Order: The Forest Fa…

$145

Vintage Rustic Silky Oak Str…

$40

fantasy, fine art print, sur…

$80

Hand Carved Wooden Print Blo…

$65

Hand Mirror – Recycled Marsh…

$50

mid century wooden folding c…

$52

Pair of Vintage French Green…

$34

Vintage Green Scrapbook Albu…

$20

mid century duck decoy porce…

$32

Rustic Winter Holiday Decor …

$548

Northwoods Tree Tile Magnets…

$8.5

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Would you like a treasury you have curated featured on my blog? Either include one of my items from my Etsy shop or tag your treasury “mylittlechickadee” and if I pick your treasury I will feature one of your items in the blog post along with the treasury.

 

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From the Heart Home Decor

Jan 12

January tends to feel a little drab in my home.  The outside is landscape is draped in white and the Christmas decor has been put away.  That’s when I switch my focus to celebrating love around my home.  I have selected just a few love inspired pieces but you can continue your own love home decor journey here on Etsy.  

From the Heart Home Decor

 

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