Have an Awesome Autumn!

Even though summer still lingers here in Eastern Washington, Autumn is on my mind.  Here are a few awesome Autumn inspired pieces from some amazing artists…

Adorable little pumpkins by Bobbi Lewin

 

Autumn Leaves Paperweight by AuberryGirl

 

And, of course, one of my favorite parts about Autumn… Halloween!  Here is one of my Halloween necklaces that I currently have on sale in my Etsy Shop.

Halloween Interchangable Bottle Cap Necklace

Consume less, share more and live more simply

Happy Earth Day!

 

In years past, I have set goals for myself every Earth Day.  Do this, don’t do that, use less, reuse more…. Looking back at past goals, I realize that I didn’t accomplish every single goal I made, but as a whole, I consumed less, shared more and lived more simply.   So from now on, that is the goal.  And anyway I find to accomplish it should be celebrated.

Here are this weeks Four Fabulous Finds…. Earth Day style!

I just love these biodegradable pots from RushofWings.  Made from recycled newspaper…. awesome!

 

I love terrariums, and I love vintage ball jars.  So of course, I love these Large Vintage Ball Mason Jar Terrariums by DoodleBirdie.  I think I need one for my office 🙂

 

Not only do these adorable Dryer Sheet Sachet Pillows tell you to love the earth, but they are also made with recycled t-shirt sleeves and chemical free ingredients!   Just one of many ingenious earth friendly items from zJayne.

 

I don’t know about you, but I love getting gift cards for presents.  There is nothing like the gift of shopping!  However, did you know that around 17 billion plastic credit cards and membership cards are produced every year; the majority of which end up in the landfill when they expire.

Most credit cards are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is a petroleum-based plastic, currently non-recyclable.

EcoPix has found a great way to recycled these cards!  Their guitar pics are not only functional, but pretty darn awesome if you ask me! 

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Trying to get back on the Friday Finds!  Here are my latest and greatest…

This cute little bird soap from Orangethyme has actually been a favorite of mine for a long time.  It has to be the cutest little soap I have ever seen!  It makes me want to find a little ceramic soap dish in the shape of a nest so that I can give him a home 🙂

Always a sucker for finding new ways to recycle, I found this light to be beautiful and GENIUS!   Titye is an amazing shop with items like book lamps, tea cup lights and door knob coat hangers.  I love it!!

ConduitPress is another great example of taking recycling to a whole new level.  I absolutely love her leather journals, but my favorite are her book safes.  Charge your iphone, hide your money or conceal a flask… there is one (or two.. or ten…) for everyone!

Danielle Spector  at ReshapeStudio has the cutest and quirkiest handmade ceramics I’ve ever seen.  Her talent and sense of humor really show in her work.  I just love this creamer and sugar set! 

Don’t forget to enter my Avatar Contest.  You have until the end of the day Sunday, April 10th to enter.  Don’t delay!

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This weeks Friday finds are quirky and original – my favorite kind!

I think every man should be interchangeable like this (just kidding, honey… calm down!).  These “Make Your Own Man” Interchangeable Cubes are the creation of Sandra Etrovic (http://www.etsy.com/shop/SandraEterovic).  They are made from prints of her own original illustrations and are simply adorable!

  

These Mug Shot greeting cards crack me up!  I just love the look on the cats face.  Kate Funk (http://www.etsy.com/shop/katefunk) is behind these hilarious cards – along with many others featuring her cute kitty, AC.  I know of a few dogs that may need to be processed into central booking!! 

Okay, these are simply adorable.  Check out Mibo (http://www.etsy.com/shop/mibostudio)  downloadable, do-it-yourself art.  The Wild Bunch (pictured here) is a collection of 4 make-them-yourself paper animals.  Fun for kids and adults!!

Okay, so I have a soft-spot for recycled / repurposed art.  This gorgeous scarf by Malam (http://www.etsy.com/shop/malam) is made from recycled vintage mail bags.  Just one word… AWESOME!!

Four Fabulous Friday Finds

I have decided that I am going to start a new feature on Creativityismessy’s Blog called “Four Fabulous Friday Finds”.  Each Friday (hopefully), I will be selecting 4 items from Etsy that I found and am in love with at that moment.

Here is the first installment….

I’m loving big, warm cowls at the moment.  This one from KnitFrekkles looks so cozy and beautiful!

 

 

This little owl is so adorable!  You can find this and many others in the shop of HandyMaiden.

 

 

I seriously think I need several of these!  SimpleShapes has some amazing wall decals – check them out!

 

 

I am constantly writing down ideas and inspiration on sticky notes, which I end up losing half the time.  I think these handy-dandy notebooks by Katie Blair Designs are cute and functional!  And she has different designs and colors!