Great Finds

These days I'm not quite sure what season it is. I recently traveled to Ohio for a short trip and encountered snow flurries! Yes, snow flurries in late April. The next day it was 70 degrees and sunny.

I have decided that in order to feel like spring I will need to surround myself with things that remind me of the beloved season. So, what comes to mind? Florals of course! Here are a few wonderful... Read more
So, that latest gadget you got - how about aging it 100 years and showing it off? That's what Japanese artist Maico Akiba has done to our fancy gadgets, almost like new-age time travel. Also strangely reminded me of what that necklace from Titanic might look like today... Read more
Mother's Day has become even more special now that I am a mother . Over the years, I have come to love the handmade gifts that the boys make at school or home just for me. As my 6 year old gains more skill with crafting, the gifts have become even more elaborate. With that said, I also enjoy searching for the perfect handmade gift for my own mother and close friends. Here are my top five picks from... Read more
I’m fascinated with lotus flowers. Also called water lilies , these flowers have deep history in Asian, Egyptian and Indian religions. I’ve always known that lotus flowers symbolize perseverance, having to grow through dark muddy waters to finally bask in the sunlight. The growth of the seedling is a symbol of overcoming struggle and a fierce determination. A concept we may all identify with at... Read more
Even though there is currently a thin layer of snow on the ground outside our home, my mind has quickly shifted to spring and all that it brings. I love the thought of blooming flowers, a nice breeze and the Easter season that is upon us. March is also bringing several sweet babies into our lives this year from some close friends. So, spring is highly anticipated!

Browsing iCraft Gifts has brought me great... Read more
Are you feeling lucky? St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and now is a great time to start browsing for the perfect pieces to accent your day. iCraft is full of fun ideas to make sure you aren't left being pinched! Here are a few of my favorite finds.

Silver Clover Leaf Necklace

What a beautiful way to bring the four leaf clover with you all day. It isn't green, but I'm... Read more
Take a good look around at your local retail stores as well as handmade and you will find that there is a new trend surfacing: Woodland. I have noticed cute little foxes and squirrels popping up on gorgeous sweaters for my 2 year old as well as in home decor. You can find simple silhouettes and woodsy feeling jewelry just about everywhere you look. iCraft has several crafters who are picking up on this trend... Read more
For anyone who's owned a dog, you know what the phrase "man's best friend" really means. I didn't know what it truly meant until I got a dog 4 and a half years ago. Her name is Penny. She's a 4 year old Shih Tzu with a lot of spunk. Like any dog she loves to play and knows exactly how to look at me to get me to play with her.

When I first got her one of the first things I was told... Read more
I am in possession of a lovely handmade greeting card made by Lisa Topps. Lisa has an online store on iCraft called The Fairy Cardmaker and thanks to Lisa's generosity I won my card as a prize in a recent iCraft contest . My card is a birthday card and I have someone very special in mind to give it to in the near future. Like all of the cards that Lisa makes it has been hand pieced and hand stamped using... Read more
Most of us would probably balk at the idea of booking a night in a trailer park by choice, such is the connotation of "trailer parks" in the United States, but The Shady Dell is different. In this case, it's the cool end of retro that's being highlighted.

This 1950s-inspired trailer park has nine aluminum trailers (all renovated as period pieces) that you can book decor nods include... Read more

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