Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Maritime Shopaholic!

And no, I don't mean me!!

For those of you that have been following my blog for awhile, you might remember the giveaway I did with local Saint John blogger, Maritime Shopaholic in the fall.

Shopaholic, aka Chelsea, is a staple in the local blogging community & fashion community (anyone see her in the recent trunk show at PGals Closet? Adorable!).

I've waxed on before about the friendly nature of East Coasters & specifically Saint Johners but Chelsea is probably who I owe my (now) wide social circle too! Collaborating with her for the blog contest, brought me full force into the Saint John 'scene' & the twitter world.  She also got me hooked on we love color tights. I love her for all of it!

This past Sunday, we hit uptown Saint John's Market Square on an incredibly rainy day for some photos. Check out Chelsea's blog to see her outfit post, wearing pieces from our favorite local shops;
Je Suis Prest, Urban Shoe Myth & Manchester Shoes!

Chelsea also modelled several Darling Dilemma pieces, available in my Etsy shop.


Careless Whisper

Waves of Love
*Click on any piece name to be linked to item in my shop

Check out Chelsea's blog to see more of the photos from the days adventures; Maritime Shopaholic 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mom, Mom, Mama... Mama

Mom & I at my 2005 wedding
It is my mom's birthday today. I'd tell ya how old but it's quiet possible I might feel the glare across the provinces.... hehhehe.

It is hard to be away from everyone sometimes & all the special events, days, occasions & parties make it harder. So tonight my brother's celebrate with my parents & Grandmother with what I can only assume is a fabulous downtown Toronto dinner, & boy do I ever wish I was in on it!

But, I scored mom a great gift... an awesome gift... heck I'm gonna say it, the BEST gift!!

...I'm driving her gorgeous grandson (aka my son) home for a 4 day visit in May!

Boy & I, March 2011
And so, in celebration of my mom's birthday, mother's on my mind & upcoming Mother's Day (May 8th this year folks!) I invite you to check out all the items in my shop (and new ones to come all the time) this week as I offer 15% off your purchase with the code; MOM11
Or visit my facebook fan page to commission something one of a kind & special, just for your one of a kind mother!

And Happy Birthday Mom!! xox

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Apple of My Eye, Sunshine of My Life

Some days have a theme song, don't you think?

Sometimes I wake up with a song in my head or heart, sometimes I have a lyric that randomly springs to my lips. Am I the only one? Surely not.

But where do they come from & what inspires them? I have on occasion woken up from a dream & had the soundtrack to it stuck in my mind.  Or an incident happens in real life that plays out like a song lyric.  Personally, that is my favorite type of theme song.

Anyone who has perused my etsy shop will know that songs play a heavy part in my inspiration & for helping me translate an intention thru my jewelry work.

Today's new listing comes right out of my Stevie Wonder day;

Apple of My Eye
Or there is yesterday's that came from a particular favorite by Band of Horses;

The Funeral
*click on the names to be taken to my site*

Do you have a theme song for today? Or maybe one that is your personal soundtrack for life? I'd love to hear them!

Monday, April 4, 2011

On A Windy Day...

There are a few things I love as much as I love Etsy... no seriously, it's true!  The obvious ones, like family I won't bother listing but I want to share a few of the others with you.

Fashion, blogs, fashion blogs... twitter (although frankly that is more of an obsession these days) & photography.  It is hard to believe but all of these things came together in perfect symmetry last weekend!
Thru twitter I have managed to discover some amazing fashion blogs, my favorite being plus sized fashions and local fashionistas (expect to hear about others in blogs to come...).  Melissa is from the blog Sigh, Gush, Gasp one of the local blogs I discovered thru the large but intimate world of the tweets. 

Melissa & I headed uptown Saint John for a bit of a photo adventure in a blowing & gusty, sunny kind of day.  The following are some of the results (you can check out Sigh, Gush, Gasp for more photos AND a coupon code for my Etsy shop);

Melissa also tried out a few Darling Dilemma creations with her super cute dress. *click name to see listings


Black Heart

Pale In Comparision

All in all it was a great day in one of my favorite parts of our city.  Expect to see more photo adventures in the future.