Monday, November 4, 2013

Handmade Love From Etsy

I have a slight Etsy obsession.  When I get my daily Etsy emails around 11:28 each morning, I look forward to checking out what the theme of the day is, and what new store owners will be featured.  What I love most about Etsy is the personalization and ability to really talk to the shop owners.  I've had conversations with each of these owners, and they've been able to make me more amazing pieces than I ever could have imagined!  Check out my recent purchases:

Makeup Bags from Life's A Stitch
When looking on Pinterest for fun ways to ask my bridesmaids to be in my wedding, I loved the idea of giving them something as a keepsake.  I went searching on Etsy, and not only were Amanda and Jeff so easy to work with, but their items were so affordable and even customizable!

Headbands from C Sister Bands
I was actually introduced to C Sister Bands when my bloggy friend Ashley had a giveaway to their store.  Unfortunately, I didn't win, but I did start following them on Facebook.  Jennie has had these great grab bags recently, and my little golfing girls just love them!  I also just ordered a headband for myself for my upcoming Disney half marathon, and I can't wait to share that soon, too!

Wall art from Paper Freckles
Seriously, bloggers are the best! This is another one I found from a friend, Kate.  She wrote about some fun ideas for graduation gifts this spring, and I couldn't help but follow her lead.  Coleen made this custom 8x10 for me to send to a college teammate for her graduation.  

Snow White tutu from Sunshine Memories
The first time I ran a Disney race, in 2012, I didn't dress up.  I felt sooo out of place!  I didn't even have a Disney shirt on.  In January, for the first leg of my Coast-to-Coast medal, I decided to head to Claire's and dress up a bit.  I was Tinker Bell themed, but nothing spectacular.  This time around, I'm going all out to be Snow White.  All I need now is a blue shirt and my red bow from C Sister, and I'll be good to go.  Tammy was great, the tutu was incredibly affordable, and it shipped in only a week! 

Princesses tutu from Trinkets and Tutus
This one didn't come from a blogger, but it did go to one!  I've been following T&T on Facebook forever, and when they decided to take a hiatus from selling, I swiped up this beauty for Adria's daughter's third birthday.  Unfortunately, their store is still down, but if you go to their Etsy shop, you can sign up to receive an email when they return!

Also, check out some of my other favorites from this summer here!


Amanda @ Mandaloves Blog said...

OMG, that Snow White tutu is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Cute stuff! I love that Snow White Tutu!

Heather @ From Here to There said...

yay! Can't wait to see you all dressed up! :) I won't be wearing a tutu this go around, but we have some shirts in the making and we're contemplating something for our heads/hair, so we'll see! It hasn't quite hit me yet that we will actually be meeting in person in less than a week.... omg!

Jen said...

The tutu is super cute!!!

Annalee said...

I get the best stuff on Etsy! Love that place!!

I'll Love You Forever said...

You have so great finds! Love the make up bag idea! Just love it all and of course C Sister Bands! I have a few fore myself and I love wearing them, I wore one when I ran my half marathon, you'll love it. Helped keep my lovely hair out of my face :D
Happy November Friend!

Christine said...

Oh my God that Snow White tutu! I can't wait to see the entire outfit! And of course, I'm so jealous that you're going to Disney. Take me with you! Haha :)

Anonymous said...

Love the makeup bags! And the tutu is such a cute idea! I'm so excited/jealous that you're going to Disney. I've been doing the countdown with you, you better take lots of pictures because I can't wait to see your recap post, hehe!

Sarah said...

haha! "around 11:28 each morning." Not like you know down to the minute when to check your email or anything! ;)

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