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Friday’s Favorites – Summer Lovin’

So, I don’t know about you, but we haven’t had much of a spring here in North Texas. We’ve had one big storm (which brought devastating tornadoes to towns around us – you can donate to the disaster relief through Red Cross here,) and a few days in the 70’s, but mostly we’ve gotten sunshine and highs in the upper 80’s and low 90’s. That’s the beginning of summer, if you ask me.

In celebration of our early summer, this Friday’s Favorites list is full of sunbeams and bohemian loveliness.

This beautiful leg chain is a natural evolution of this year’s body chain trend!

Sparkling Honeysuckle Soap

This sparkling honeysuckle scented soap by our friend Cassie at Clover Hollow is subtly glittery, and made from the finest ingredients.

30 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

Turn the back yard into a movie theater with lots of pillows, cushions, and fairy lights.

Vintage 1970's Handmade Yellow Gingham Empire Maxi Puffy Sleeve Dress

Tiny yellow gingham print, puff sleeves, dainty trim, and collar make our vintage empire maxi dress a spring and summer dream!

Nectarine and Mint - Sunstone Druzy and Aqua Green Chalcedony Charm Necklace in 14k Gold Fill (one of a kind)

This golden sunstone and chalcedony necklace by Bespangled Jewelry lets you bring the beach with you wherever you go this summer.

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Tuesday’s Treasure: With Mom In Mind

Mother’s Day is coming up fast on Sunday, May 12! Take a look at the beautiful new Etsy Fort Worth Mother’s Day Treasury:




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Friday’s Favorites – Etsy 817!

We’re proud new members of the Etsy817 team! It’s a group of Etsians strictly in the 817 area code, which covers a good chunk of the DFW area. Here are a few of our favorite things from 817 members:

Etsy817 Discovery Treasury

If you’re near Arlington, you can also check out some of the 817ers (including us!) at the Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market Craft Show on Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come see us, and promote small, local handmade and agricultural business! Arrive early if you want dibs – the veggies and the crafts go quickly.

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Make It Monday – A Long, Hot Bath

It’s official, I’ve caught the cold that’s been going around. Of course, it waited to set in until I was babysitting a friend’s kiddos! So, since I’m feeling, well, snotty, I’ll keep this Make It Monday short and sweet. Here’s a quick concoction for a wintertime bath that’s especially helpful when you’re sick, and that also makes a great, inexpensive DIY gift.

1 Cup Epsom Salts (or 1/2 C Dead Sea, 1/2 C Epsom Salts)

3-4 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Add the salts and oil directly to a warm to hot bath. The Epsom and/or Dead Sea salts help relax fatigued and sore muscles, while the peppermint oil helps open sinuses, stimulate the skin (a bit of an icy/hot effect mixed with the hot water), ease headache and lift your mood. It doesn’t hurt that it makes you smell like a candy cane, either! Drink a cup of tea, and enjoy the silence or some relaxing music while you soak.

Note: Only use pure essential oil, and avoid contact with eyes. While the oil will be diluted in the water, you may want to wait to wash your face in the sink after your bath.

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Tuesday’s Treasure – So Romantic

One of our items, a beaded bracelet of mine, made it into a beautiful treasury yesterday!

Gift Guide For Romantic Women

This is definitely one of the “hottest” treasuries we’ve ever been in. Hot = lots of views and clicks. Thank you zuzuzworld for including us in your treasury!

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Thoughtful Thursday – Holiday Countdown

Here in the U.S., there are only 41 days until Thanksgiving. That means Christmas is a mere 71 days away – that’s 10 weeks!

I have made one Christmas present. Holiday fail. That countdown definitely motivates me to get them made, though!

If you’re in the buying mode (but haven’t bought much yet), here are some thoughtful (and affordable) gift suggestions for your friends and family.

Wrap It Up, I’ll Take It

Eli The Elephant Christmas Card by ScribblyKids

Cross Greeting Card by ArtworkSW

Personalized Christmas Tags by mccaligiuri

For People Who Talk To Their Animals

Under The Sea Organic Cotton Cat Collar by collarswithcolor

Rear Gear for your cat and dog by reargear

Pet Bling Tag by hownice

For Cool Nerds

Applique Glasses Case by scotatto

Computer Key Switch Plate ctrl alt del by alamodestuff

Computer Power Button Symbol Necklace by DesertArtisan

For The Gals

Pink Bath Puff by AddSomeStitches

Jumbo Cinnamon Roll Double Goat's Milk Soap by soapopotamus

Beaded Vintage Austrian Crystal & Glass Bracelet by BuyMeLove

Cake Cruffes by KGSweets - 1 Dozen

For The Guys

Shaving Soap - Pepperberry

Mayfly Streamber Brown and Yellow Trout Fly by NoFlysOnYou

Keep It Level In Blue Cufflinks by blinkphoto

Dark Maple One Pound Hand Crafted Coffee by DowntownRoasters

Of course, the holiday season isn’t about gifts, but it is pretty nice to see the look on someone’s face when they open a cool present. If you don’t have the money to give material things, just give a little extra of your time and love. The people who love you back will appreciate it!

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