Monday, June 29, 2009

On the Homefront with Earth Angel Studios

We have all had tough days. Days that when we finally get a chance to relax we are plagued with a headache. The good news is that we need not suffer any longer!

Earth Angel Studios sets out to help you relax in a variety of ways! From migraine relief and sinus relief to eye pillow and neck wraps you can finally relax and get rid of those aches and pains. You have to take time to relax, and you might as well look and feel wonderful doing it right? Swing by the shop to check out the great products!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Day Trip to Mt. Rainier

Taken simply because the sign told me to :D

This Saturday, my husband and I ventured to Mt. Rainier to enjoy the company of one another and work on my photography collection. It was an amazing trip! We went on a few mini hikes, saw bugs and butterflies, Mt. Adams in the distance, flowers, waterfalls, snow, and so much more! We ate a packed lunch near a river and explored all there was to explore. I have so many new ideas and themes that will be showing up at both Art Whims and Art Whims Paper! You will also want to be on the look out for new fine art photography featuring the beauty of Mt. Rainier!

I cannot wait to share the inspiration that I found on this trip!

Monday, June 22, 2009

On the Homefront with Turtley Awesome Crafts

"Ouchie! I fell down! " cries Maddie.
"It'll be okay, dear," replies the mother. "We'll go get that Ouchie Pouchie."
Sniffle, sniffle. "K, mommy."

Mothers, fathers, babysitters, and more will find great comfort in having a couple of these Ouchie Pouchies around made by Homefront team member Turtley Awesome Crafts! Filled with rice, and sewn with care, you can easily store these in the freezer and pull them out when needed.

You've got to check out this shop! It is fanstastic! In shop you will also find bibs, room decor, washcloths, and much more; all very adorable!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sand Dollar Cookies - So Cool!

It's as if you can feel the ocean breeze when you take a look at these lovely sand dollar cookies by the Plum Island Cookie Company. Exquisitely shaped and simply irresistible! I am picking up a sampler package today! Cannot wait to get them!

I will let you know how I like them... stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

On the Homefront with Nicole's Handmade Treats

Do you have a sweet tooth? I do! If you are like me and need a sweet every now and then, you should check out Homefront Team member Nicole's Handmade Treats! There is a large variety of treats to be found in this Etsy shop from toffee to chocolate dipped licorice! Yummy! If you are looking for a great house warming gift, office treat, or just want to indulge in some sweets yourself, definitely check out this shop. You won't be disappointed!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Handmade Wedding

Last November I married my wonderful husband, and we had several pieces of our wedding that we made ourselves: the invitations, the floral arrangements (thanks to my generous mom), the wedding favors, and the thank you notes.

The wonderful thing about having a handmade wedding is that you can get exactly what you are looking for, have something unique, and create a memory people will love to think about.

If you want to make some of the items yourself you should consider visiting the following sites:
DIY Bride - All kinds of projects
DIY Weddings
DIY Life - Centerpieces

If you are not craft savvy, or are as busy as I was when I got married, you should consider shopping with Etsians to create your dream wedding. I have included some of my favorite shops below. If that is not your style click here to browse Etsy's wedding category. You are bound to find something great!

I hope that each of you getting married this year have a blessed marriage, full of joy, excitement and many years!

Monday, June 8, 2009

On the Homefront with Hair Accessories by Two Seaside Babes Too

Another one of my favorite Homefront Team teammates is Two Seaside Babes Too.

Both creative and fun their collection of hair accessories and holders is perfect for the family with a little girl! They have bee, ladybug and dragonfly clips as well as the classic ribbon hair clips.

If you are looking for a great gift and you have heard the buzz about hair clips, you have to swing by this store! Any little girl would love these clips!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

For the Beauty of Watercolor

I have loved the art of watercolor for years! Not only are water colors a challenging medium to work with, they also lead to some of the most beautiful pieces of artwork.

In celebration of the talent that it takes to use watercolors, I browsed through Etsy to find a shop that I love and would like to share with you all. One of the shops that I found that I thought was particularly great is TiDDLY iNKS. There you can find a large variety of ACEOs/ ATCs, 8x10 prints, and original pieces of art. The art is fun, unique, and perfect for gift giving, a childs room or your own collection.

Make sure to stop by this shop and share with me what your favorite piece is at TiDDLY iNKS. Mine is that whale pictured above!

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Lovely Blog Award

I have some exciting news to share with you all: I was kindly awarded the "Lovely Blog Award!" How neat is that?

I would like to thank Kymali of Wit, Whimsy, Needful Things and Nice Thoughts for your Consideration for choosing my Blog! Kymali's Blog is so lovely, making the receipt of this award all that more meaningful to me!

Along with the acceptance of this award I have the privilege of giving the award to 15 other people! Below you will find links to 15 other Blogs that I follow and love! I hope that you will check each of them out and celebrate with them in this wonderful news!

A Proffittable Life
Ardent Photography
Doodle Bird Design Blog
Etsy Twitter Team
Half an Acre
MonsterBug Blankets
Noah Baby Boutique
Susie's Q's
The Cupcake Cuppy
The Modern Mama
The New Mrs.
Tuckers Take Tennessee

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Art Whims has a Sister Shop!

Hello from Art Whims! I have been quite busy creating, going on adventures and dabbling in some new crafts. All of this left me wondering how I was going to incorporate these new items into my line on Etsy. I realized that the best way to showcase my new creations was to open a second Etsy shop: Art Whims Paper.

At Art Whims Paper you can find an assortment of greeting cards, fine art photography and digital collages great for creating buttons, scrabble tile pendants and much more!

I hope that you will swing by our new shop and check out all these great new products!

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, June 1, 2009

On the Homefront with The Q Store

One of my favorite Homefront Team members is Susie Q, the face behind The Q Store. Not only does Susie have a great heart, and a ton of positive energy, she also creates the wonderful Qs.
The Qs are a collection of plush animals and holiday decor created with love and fun! You should definitely swing by this Etsy shop and check it out!

Susie also has a blog:

Jump into June with Great Deals at Art Whims and Art Whims Paper!

June is here! The flowers are blooming, the bees buzzing, and the sun is gracing our part of Washington more regularly. I love this time of the year and all the possibilities it offers! I will be going camping, hiking, and building my photography portfolio. New inspiration will be found for the items I paint. It will be a busy month, but so much fun!

To welcome June and say thanks to all of my followers I will be offering free shipping on all items at both Art Whims and Art Whims Paper!

To redeem this wonderful offer, enter FREESHIPJUNE into the message to the seller upon checkout. All discounts are reimbursed through PayPal.

Offer valid through June 7, 2009.

I hope that you enjoy the month of June!

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