11.04.2011

Succulent Inspiration

Just a little succulent inspiration for this Friday afternoon. Recently, I found this great group of pictures on flickr by anniesannuals. Check them out here.

11.01.2011

Timo Handmade on Etsy

Recently, I came across the lovely etsy shop Timo Handmade. Run by Timor in Tel Aviv, this shop is full of so many fun and unique creations. Here are a few of my favorites, but there are so many more! Be sure to check out the rest of her creations at Timo Handmade.

Aren't these just so much fun?

10.21.2011

Garage Sale Finds 2

At another garage sale, this summer, I found some great stuffed toys for the dogs. I got one for each dog...but Molly kept ending up with both of them...


10.17.2011

Garage Sale Finds

Garage sales are so much fun! This summer I stopped by some with my dad after our Saturday morning spin class. We found some great items to buy and "fix up."

At one there were these great wooden bank chairs. They had two for $10 each. I asked if they would take $10 for both and they said yes. It never hurts to ask! We took them home, one for me and one for my dad. I spent about 3 days in the 90+ degree heat sanding mine down. It wasn't fun wearing a masking and sanding it in the miserable heat, but I couldn't wait to get it ready to stain. After re-gluing the base, some new stain and replacing the metal feet on it I was done, and very happy with my new chair.
At another sale we found this great cutting board. Unfortunately, I didn't take a before picture, but it was very cut up and wore down. My dad sanded this one down for me and then I applied some oil to it and re-glued the feet back on (they feel off while I was cleaning it). It looks great in its new home - my kitchen!

What did you find at garage sales this summer?

9.30.2011

Another Look

An interesting look for succulents...
it is always amazing what a little spray paint can do!


9.16.2011

Digital Prints

Recently I had an idea to add some new digital prints to Shana's Shop. These are files you can purchase and print out yourself. It's great because there is no shipping cost and once you buy the listing it's yours to print out as many times as you want!
Have you ever purchased a digital file on Etsy before?

9.14.2011

Wednesday Wonderfuls

Some lovely finds::

What lovely item(s) have you come across recently? Please leave a comment with a link so others can enjoy your great finds too!

And I hope you are having a great week so far too!

9.10.2011

Just add Water...

I want to try this! I saw it while I was walking out of a restaurant in Nashville recently. They just took a glass container, put some stones in the bottom and added some water and succulents.

I just love the way it looks!

9.08.2011

1-2-3

Over the last few months I have been slowly working on a new look for Shana's Shop. I have redone the photographs of my magnet sets, revised my banner, made new business cards and created new packaging.

Yesterday was a very exciting day as 3 magnet set orders came in! As I put them together and pack them up I realized, to my surprise, all of my work had come together and I was very happy with how it has all turned out.

{new banner}


{new business cards}

{& the new packaging}

With a printed invoice I think it all comes together nicely!

8.26.2011

Magazine Bow


For my Mom's birthday presents I decided to try something different this year when wrapping them. Every time I wrap a present for her she asks if I want the bag it came in or the ribbon I used back so I can use it again. She knows I will reuse it and it is very nice of her, but this time I got an idea. I decided to use some ads from the recycle bin and pages from some old magazines for the wrapping paper. It made the wrapping paper a little comical with fast food ads and coupons and once they were unwrapped she could just throw the paper back in the recycling bin.

I also made a bow from a magazine page to dress up the envelope for her card. The bow was so easy to make. I found a great tutorial online and just love how it came out with the print and images from the magazine page all mixed together. You could also make one from wrapping paper, newspaper, scrapbook paper or even an old map. The possibilities are endless. Just shows what you can do with some old scraps!


What do you like to use for gift wrapping?

Linked up here.
Thanks for the feature at For Mamas!

8.24.2011

Wednesday Wonderfuls

Some lovely finds::

{Amber Sky}I hope everyone is having a great week so far!
P.S. Happy Birthday Mom!

8.08.2011

The Story of Stuff


Have you heard of The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard? It's an animated documentary about stuff; the stuff we buy, the cost to make it and the never-ending cycle we go through. It's a few years old, but very interesting. The video is about 20 minutes long and you can see it here.

Let me know what you think.

8.03.2011

Wednesday Wonderfuls

Some lovely finds ::

{Snowy Night by Arian}

{Please Please by Shehani Kay}

{Perspective by My Camera Bag}

{Chrysler Building by Carla Dyck}
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

 
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