Current Crush Thursday

Yay! I am so honored to be co-hosting this week’s Current Crush Thursday!  (thanks DanielleAs usual I’m finding myself drawn to nature quite a bit. I’ve already professed my love for leaves and trees and now my eye has turned towards butterflies. They are fluttering all over the community and the lake… my kids and I can’t help but be in awe of their colors, gracefulness and beauty. As with most things in nature, butterflies translate rather well on just about anything… dresses, sandals, bags and even jewelry!

Butterflies

It’s Thursday and you know what that means…Current Crush time! Feel free to write up a post and share what you have been “crushing” on for the week. Then, just link up your post below! And just like last week, there will be another small giveaway! You MUST be linked up in order to win. I’ll be using Random.org to pick a # in the Linky and that will be my winner! {If you’d like to donate a giveaway prize or be a future co-host, please e-mail me!}

 Follow your host:
Danielle from Framed Frosting

This week’s co-hosts are:
Niki from Gumdrops & Gloss
Diana from Sassy Diana Marie


The Rules
1. Follow your hosts
{They are the first 3 in the Linky and they WILL return the favor.}
2. Say Hi to at least 3 new people
{Or more! Introduce yourself… Its a great way to make new friends!}
3. Spread the word!
{The more the merrier! Grab a button and add it to your blog, 
Also, feel free to Tweet or Facebook about the link up.}



Congratulations to Rachel from A Dash of Southern! You were #13 to link up and the winner from last week’s Current Crush post! Please e-mail me within the next 48 hours to claim your prize! You’ve won the $35 shop credit to Beautiful Cov!

This week I’m giving away…

set of 5 PDF Blogger documents
made by me! See em’ HERE.

Enjoying Simple Treasures

Enjoying Simple Treasures

Truth be told I am quite a tree hugger. I just love their form in nature, art and even jewelry. This week has been full of gorgeous sunny days and I’m loving the sway of the trees near the lake when playing with the little ones. I invite all to take a minute and enjoy something simple like a tree, the breeze, a smile, perhaps a photo… your pick!

If you pin then feel free to click the tree to view images I considered ‘A Thing of Beauty’ and go ahead and follow/repin/link etc. 🙂 I’m always happy to do the same.

Have a beautiful day!

Whimsical Ceramics & Wearable Art

Recently my husband and I took a mini vacation in honor of our 10yr wedding anniversary. Our travels took us to Fiddleheads in Littleton, New Hampshire where we were introduced to Steven McGovney Designs. What fun he has with both his whimsical ceramic creations as well as unique jewelry pieces! My favorites of course were the artist earrings. I could not take my eyes off these dainty paper earrings adorned with tiny pendants… I wanted every single pair the store carried!  As for my husband? He was quite enamored with the Raven Collection

Personally I like those that wear boots! (click above to view more!) It was quite a treat to meet a new artist and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. What do you think?

Current Crush: Arm Candy

Lately I’ve been trying to make an effort to come out of my comfort zone when it comes to my jewelry choices. While I adore earrings and can’t leave home without them (as many of you know) I have noticed a trend in stacking a variety of bracelets, bangles and cuffs to enhance ones daily look.  This week my crush is all about arm candy and I say the more you stack up the better… and never be afraid to choose bold colors!

Looking for the pieces above? Check out Ruche Boutique, Lulu’s & Threadsence

Join the fun by clicking the link below and sharing YOUR crush!

Current Crush Thursdays

Current Crush: Lovely Leaves

Crushing on Leaves

Nature walks as of late have me appreciating the many textures, colors and beauty of leaves. I’m ready to see them make a statement everywhere and on every single thing. Adorned on fashions, in hair accessories and throughout all types of jewelry I just find the look to be feminine and graceful and am crushing on them quite a bit these days!
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Current Crush Thursdays

Giftage by Etsy

Window shopping online can be quite fun, especially with the ability to find a great deal or a brand new discovery or designer without paying the gas mileage for such.  Small boutiques provide uniqueness that I personally prefer when buying something I hope to treasure for some time.  Etsy is a wonderful online plaza of talented designers who are eager to share their creations with the world. I can easily lose myself and all track of time scouring their stores. Check out my recent finds:

JESSICA MARSHALL JEWELRY

   

“Home of the BFF Necklaces and Mother & Daughter Necklaces.” I just love the style of these pieces as well as the updated version of a classic favorite like the best friend necklace. With a gorgeous array of colors and feminine stamped design you just can’t miss the mark here for surprising your Mom, daughter, sister or best friend with a unique present. My favorite is the Mother and 2 Daughter necklace shown above.  Shop owner, Jessica Marshall is very happy to accommodate your choice of color or customize a set for you.

MY UNIVERSE

   

How beautiful are these colors? I absolutely love skirts and dresses for the Summer. They are my go-to outfit for everything from BBQ’s to our local festivals and even hanging with the kids down by the lake. May does a gorgeous job of playing with vibrant colors & patterns along with flowing fabrics so it was love at first site for me when I found this shop.

Have you discovered some new places to shop on Etsy? Do share!

Weekly Wonders

*Shoetopia & Urban Crochet* 

Well this week went by in a flash but I’m not complaining. Rain makes for a moody Sassy and with the sun peeking out today and promise of no rain for my Lion Run tomorrow I’m feeling pretty darn excited.

Throughout the week I have been dreaming about Summer and all clothes relating to such. With all the bright colors and prints that made their debut this Spring I’ve been hoping for an even bigger splash of color to trend for Summer sandals. You won’t see me disappointed by what is popping up and so I’m sharing my faves:

Sassy Summer Style
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Thanks to my addiction to pinterest I was recently connected to Lioness Xpressions, a designer of handmade crochet jewelry and accessories. Look at the vibrant creativity! I have visions of making simple T’s & shorts pop with one of these cuffs or pair of earrings thrown in the mix.

Find Lioness Xpressions on Etsy & Pinterest

What are you hoping to add to your Summer 2012 wardrobe?