Saturday, June 27, 2009

So Fresh and So Clean Clean Handmade Vegan Soap on Etsy!

I decided that today is a soapy day, as I get ready for my craft fair (which I am totally not prepared for!), and its almost time to hop in the shower. I am always looking for new soapers to try out on etsy. I typed in vegan soap and of course 93489034802 items and shops came up.

Todays featured etsy seller, Amethyst Soap, caught my eye. The first soap I saw looked like a little maze from far away, and is chock full of wholesome ingredients, not a bunch of chemicals and animal yuck!

Amethyst Soaps handcrafts soaps that are a replica of mother nature, finding stones and trying to emulate them in their soap. These soaps turn out truly beautiful and rather impressive.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rhode Island Last Minute Vacation, SO EXCITED!

2 days ago we were randomly asked by Jessi's aunt and cousin to go to Rhode Island with them, now this is extra exciting because Jessis entire family (aunts, uncles, cousins, you name it) have gone every year all together up until Jessi's accident. Jessi hasnt been able to go since her accident, and that is all she has wanted, but the accident has made spending any extra money impossible! So now is our chance, she has been telling me all about Rhode Island since the day we started hanging out. So excited to get me down there and show me the little secrets and neat tricks she has found over the years, and now the time is finally here. I am breaking into my piggy bank and crossing my fingers that I can afford to take her! All sales in my etsy shop will go toward our Rhode Island Trip in July!! So, because I am so excited, as I have never been to the ocean in Rhode Island, I am feverishly looking for cute ocean and Rhode Island themed items on etsy!

You cant have the ocean without mermaids, and I just so happen to personally love mermaids. When I was a kid I used to swim around in the pool for hours and hours pretending I was a mermaid! Monkey and Squirrel has quite a few mermaid items in their etsy shop to choose from, I chose this one because it would be perfect to hold up your swimsuit to dry after a nice dip in the water!

A lazy day at the beach with a lemonade and a book, sounds like a dream come true to me! Dont forget to bring this adorable bookmark, from Starrlight Jewelry with you so you dont lose your page when you are lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean.

Just hope that when you wake up after your nice little nap, that Hello Kiddo's pirate ship wont be there to steal your booty!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

vegan math nerd, go figure!

3 things that I like: nerds, math, veganism. So this morning I decided to search for those things on etsy, and viola!

The first thing I found was a magnet that contained all 3 things, to my delight! This magnet from Sick on Sin is nerdy, has math (veggies > rotting flesh), and is related to veganism.


Upon further nerdery and searching I found a matching shirt from Sick On Sin, which I think is even nerdier, as you will be wearing it and displaying your dorkdum!

Every good nerd loves zombies, and Sick On Sin makes this super cute zombie pocket mirror!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Heart of glass, heart of stone, however you put it, you arent alone!

Sometimes when I am bored I search for hearts on etsy, I just so happen to love hearts! This handmade heart of glass necklace by The Jewelry Pitt is right up my alley!

Show your love for those cute little doggies with a bad rap, with these super cute "I heart pit bulls" pins from Healing Heart

Go all anitomical on someones ass with this anatomical heart handmade card from Vegancraftastic

Sunday, June 14, 2009

In honor of our house warming, some great gifts for a party!

We had our house warming party yesterday and I guess I was totally oblivious to the fact that people would bring gifts. (thought I didn't mind one bit!) I have never been to a house warming party, and never had one before. We made tons of food, had a lot of laughs, and then we opened a big pile of gifts that friends and family brought us! Being that we are vegan, people sometimes find us hard to shop for. Someone even brought us organic basil seeds with a pot, which is right up our alley! Those who had no clue got us gift certificates to grocery stores, because if you know us, you know we love to eat!!! Here are a few great things that I found on etsy this morning, that I think are perfect for housewarming gifts.

Monkeys Always Look has some really cute containers full of all different plants. Plants are the perfect house warming gift because they brighten up any room and bring life to a new house!

This cute little photo frame made by,Monkey and Squirrel, is the perfect little gift for a new house. Wrap it up with a photo you already have, something special, or let them pick a photo that they want to display. Everyone loves picture frames, especially cute ones with birdies on them!

Make sure to have the new homeowners open this gift BEFORE the party starts! This teapot from Vessels and Wares is fun and functional. Perfect for the first get together, and the future parties that will come!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My love is just as real as yours

I am always looking for cute artsy items for our new apartment, and today I happened upon tikikiki. I absolutely love the paintings in their shop, but the "my love is just as real as yours" is my favorite. It is super cute, and has a lot of intense meaning to it.

And honestly, who doesnt have a secret identity or need to go incognito with a mustache once in a while?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Winner of the vegan craft sample bag giveaway is....

VEGANESSA!!!! Veganessa is from the etsy shop midnight rabbits

Congratulations on picking the winning name for our project! It's all in the bag, is our new name, and the blog is now titled
it's all in the blog!

Thanks a lot for entering, and thanks for helping choose our new name!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This little rag bag is goin to the beach!

When I was wandering around etsy this morning, I happened upon this totally cute rag bag! It just screams summer at me, about an inch from my face, so I thought I would share it with everyone. Would be a great little bag to bring to the beach on a sunny day. Naturally Comfy also makes quilts with the same raggy look, too cute!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Have a Birdy Day

I made a post on the dreaded etsy forums this morning looking for that special shop to feature, when I happened upon MNH Photography. A shop filled with photos of the wonders of the wilderness and the creatures within.

Sadly, I read the shop announcement after checking out the shop, and they will be closing after all of the current listings sell out.

So if you fancy some beautiful new nature photos for your home or office, now is the time!

My personal favorite is the top birdie with the "bad hair day", so cute!

Monday, June 1, 2009

When it's cold outside, I shop etsy!

It has been cold and miserable here in upstate NY recently, and there's no better time to lurk around on etsy, looking for some retail therapy!

I was searching vegan candles, because I am always on the quest for a good vegan candle. Not too chemically, not too stinky, not too I am constantly trying new sellers and new scents.

I stumbled upon:

Simply Pure Soy Candles

Lemon Lollipop

Dreamy Pleasures

and I think I am going to have to give them all a shot!

We are putting together a nice little gift basket for my grandmother, since she is very ill, and I want to get candles from a handfull of sellers on etsy. Then gramma can test them out, and let me know which ones are keepers! These candles might not be tested on animals, but they will be tested on gramma!