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It's my pleasure to share some of my very favorite Springtime purchases and gifts. I do hope the beauty, creativity and passion that you see in the following treasures will also inspire you. You may even get some ideas for your own gift giving - for others or better yet, for yourself!
Here we go... please enjoy!
Some of my dearest friends have springtime birthdays. It's no wonder I contacted my talented friend, Linda Bilyeu, to see what she had cooking in her Fine Art America photo gallery. As you can see by these two floral beauties I selected, she did not disappoint!
I was able to order beautiful greeting cards, some with messages and others blank. My friends have been tickled pink! FAA will even ship directly to another address if your loved one lives out of state.
How easy and thoughtful is that - in one tidy bow?
Linda was kind enough to share another new resource with me - her friend, Jen. This talented lady is able to take any design on FAA and fashion coordinating address labels and round labels for the backs of your envelopes. Well, this was music to mar's ears and I am expecting my first order any day from Jen, who proved to be delightful to work with.
Via email correspondence, she provides a most efficient turn-around time and maintains a reasonable price for her service. In using her business I found the perfect accent to these lovely greeting cards...
Feel free to contact Jen if you appreciate the beauty and efficiency of this practical 'must have' on my list of favorites. Simply send an email to Jen Housewright (SOHO Office) via firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Gift To Myself From ShabbyBath Naturals
Here's a link to a review written not long after I first got acquainted with Shabbybath products,
Marcoujor: Not Too Shabby! And below is a small slideshow featuring a few of my favorite Shabbybath Naturals products.
(Click any pic any pic to visit the Shabbybath Naturals Etsy Shop)
I was introduced to the talents of Kay Jaeck when my friend, Vicki Warner of WarnerWords, featured her private collection in How Should Seniors Sell Their Work.
Kay's brooches are high quality costume jewelry derived from recycled, often expensive things that people don't want, and are happy to get rid of.
Imagine my sheer and utter delight when I received a gift from Vicki a couple weeks ago - yes, my very own brooch by Kay. I was touched when Vicki told me the angel made her think of me.
Hoping you enjoyed some of my favorite things. If for some reason you didn't (but especially if you did), I'd like to close this post up with my favorite thing of all...sharing good music with those I care about.
Until next time, I wish you peace and inspiration with the beauty of your favorite things around you.
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