Dec 02

For my Barre Sisters at the Happy Shoppe on Etsy

I have a few more ornaments to add to the shoppe this Season so get them while they’re hot!  Here are a four additional “Barre Ladies”.  These ornaments are fast sellers so if you see one you like grab them quick.  Also – remember that I have now added a Personalize Your Ornament addon at the Happy Shoppe on Etsy for those ornaments applicable so you can add a name/date to an in shoppe ornament and make your gift to yourself or someone special even more perfect.  Also, if you love an ornament but it isn’t able to be customizable on the actual ornament body I have added a Personalize your Packaging option as well.  I’m trying to cover all my bases from requests from the past.  

Just a reminder for anyone worried about shipping deadlines, all ornaments can get to you by Christmas if ordered by 12/18, and for those of you wanting fully custom sculpted ornaments my cut off date for those is 12/5 (which is this monday – so get your orders in).

Phewww!  It’s busy here, I hope you all are having a great kick off to your Holiday Season! 

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Nov 25

Time to Deck the Halls!

It’s here!  Time to decorate and dive into the Holiday Season without pause and I’ve got more ornaments for you to decorate your tree with and/or give to that special someone.  Have an ornament exchange you need that perfect ornament for? Take a look at my offerings at Joann or my Happy Shoppe on Etsy!

Brand new chalkboard ornaments at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores!

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“I Love Barre”   &   “Wicked – Elphaba”

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Nov 20

Feeling Stressed?

I absolutely love this week before Thanksgiving. Anytime we can eat good food and be with family and friends is the best, however the raw reality is that it can also be a very stress inducing time. There is so much going on … whether you are meeting deadlines before the holiday break, participating in school and work functions, preparing for visiting family and friends, adjusting to the weather change, or just plain feeling a knot of stress that you should have started your Holiday shopping weeks ago and now all the ads are out and the frenzy has begun.  Whatever it is for you I know that when I’m feeling this way I turn to yoga. 

My favorite online yoga teacher, Colleen Saidman Yee, has a wonderful series of blog posts on stress management, finding inner peace, and all over well-being advice through yoga. Check out her website HERE to see more.  One in particular is a stress reducing series she did for yogajournal.com (when you open the link just scroll down to see the photo slides with instructions – you will need 2 blocks). I am in love with this series and like all of her teachings this one hits right at home with easy inversions, back bends, side stretches, and chakra focused savasana. I highly recommend it.  

Wishing you peace, love, and light this Thanksgiving

Namaste

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Nov 02

Saying Goodbye to my Best Buddy

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Shamus O’Malley – 5/19/2001 – 10/27/16

This last week has been a rough one for me. After 15 1/2 years with the best dog in the world, my family and I had to say goodbye to Shamus.  I loved this dog with all my heart and I wanted to honor him with a short post.

Thanks my friend for sharing your life with us.

xo

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Oct 11

Autumn Color Palettes

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Happy Fall everyone! The two color palettes above are from photos taken at my sister’s house where she has the most amazing contrast of autumn leaves dripping above these vibrant purple garden flowers. Oh the beauty of nature!  

I’m so happy it’s finally autumn! SoCal isn’t getting the cool Fall weather that we’d all love to have, but it is starting to turn a little and the edge of summer seems to be subsiding – a little. Let’s just hope we get rain soon. Needless to say my house is decorated for Trick or Treaters, pumpkins bought, and my favorite Halloween coffee mugs are out and ready to be used in the morning. I’m also excited to be headed to another yoga retreat, my last for 2016, and I just had to share with you the newest addition to my Halloween decor that my sister just gave me! I’m thinking this little yogi will be going straight to my desk after the holiday is over.   He’s WAY too awesome to pack away! yoga-skeleton

Namaste
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Sep 19

More New Ornaments at my Happy Shoppe on Etsy!

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I’m getting as many ornaments made before the rush of the Season and I’m super excited to add to my offerings these cuties!

Scaredy Cats (back by popular demand) 

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Calacas

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I Love Barre (or as I lovingly call them “Barre Babes”)

As always – these are all one of a kind and handmade by me and when they’re gone they’re gone. If you see one you like pick it up fast.

* Also, BIG NEWS! *

Because many of you have inquired about personalizing in-shoppe ornaments (ornaments listed in the shoppe and not created under the custom ornament option).  I have been in a quandary over how to do that since not all of my in-shoppe ornaments have space on the front or back for adding a name and date/year.  To solve this I have added two options this year that I hope will help any of you interested in personalizing an ornament you see in the shoppe.

1- Personalize your Packaging add – on for $5.00:

This option allows you to request a personal greeting (i.e. “Happy Birthday ___”, “Merry Christmas ___”, etc…),  Rename your ornament to a name of your choosing,  and/or Create a personalized “To” & “From” note.  This personalization will be on the insert card in the packaging and will make your gift even more special.  This option is good for ALL of my in-shoppe ornaments and is especially great for those that can not be personalized on the actual ornament.

2- Personalize your Ornament add – on for $8.00:

This option allows you to personalize those ornaments I’ve noted as having space either on the front or the back for painted on personalization of a Name and Date/Year. If an ornament is eligible for this add-on option you will see a note on the title as well as in the photo role. 

Keep checking into the Shoppe for more ornaments and grab them quick!  :0)

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