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The Power of Suggestion

My dear sweetheart was having one heck of a time finding me a Christmas gift. Who knew I was such a difficult lady to shop for? So I directed him to the wonderful world of the Etsy Favorites page. He seemed to take particular note of these earrings I had noticed a few days ago…

Vintage Silver Scallop Glass Rhinstone stud earrings by silverliningdecor

…. and that very same evening, there appeared a small jewelry box, the perfect size for earrings, wrapped in gold paper and tied with a big red bow (obviously not handiwork of his own doing), with my name on it.

Sweethearts really do want to please. Sometimes they just need a little push in the right direction.


“I suppose you COULD” DIY Christmas Ornaments…

… But buying them is also fun!

Yesterday morning I discovered that you can create a Christmas music station on Pandora, and have been in Christmas-craze ever since. The poor Boy is going crazy to the tune of age-old carols, Tchaikovsky, and Bing Crosby’s Christmas album. Weeeeeee!

This afternoon I discovered some adorable Christmas ornaments on Etsy that would be SO EASY (seriously, like the Staples button) to make. However, as I support independent artists, as soon as my PayPal account is bolstered by another sale from my shop, these little beauties are going straight into the shopping cart. It’s like trading goods for goods. I never even see the money I make. It just goes into supporting some OTHER artist. I like to think it is a financially sensible system.

Check out these pretty, festive, little things. I promise, I won’t come after you if you get to these items before I do.


For baby’s first Christmas…

Custom Keepsake Bird Ornament by maternalNEST

For the whole crew…

Quilted Star ornaments by JoJo Couture


For the new couple…

Personalized nest ornament by dearjes


And just for fun!

Owl Ornaments by BeetsandBernice