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She {hearts} Hallie Lu Ya

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I have been working on a gallery wall for my daughters’ room, and I knew I wanted to include some great art in the arrangement. I came across Hallie Lu Ya through another blog, actually, and I immediately fell in love with many of her beautiful watercolors!

I selected Summer Reading List, Legs on a Bike, and Crazy Daisies to be the key anchor pieces of my gallery wall.  I how timeless these pieces are, and even as my daughters grow up (sniff, sniff!), this art will grow with them.  I would hang any of these pieces other places in my house.  (I totally wanted to steal Summer Reading List and Legs on  a Bike to hang above my desk!)

Hallie Lu Ya gallery wall artI know you will find some pieces you love as well, whether you’re into bridges, hot air balloons, flowers, or Harry Potter.  Hallie Lu Ya is always adding something new, so be sure and add her shop to your etsy favorites!  Hallie is super sweet and awesome to work with, and it just feels good to order something lovingly handcrafted by a real person (and not just picking out something mass-produced).

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Shop for watercolor prints from Hallie Lu Ya on etsy.

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Hallie Lu Ya is giving away a winner’s choice 8×10 art print to TWO lucky She {hearts} It readers!

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She {hearts} Piccadilly Rose

Cute, unique, beautifully handmade hair accessories? Yes, please. Add in an upcycled, eco-friendly twist? I present to you: Piccadilly Rose.

Piccadilly Rose is an adorable shop featuring handmade hair accessories made from upcycled/recycled fabric, buttons, and materials. Lara, the lovely lady behind the adorableness (who happens to be a mama of four and a pretty sweet person in real life- trust me, I know!), not only makes items for the Piccadilly Rose shop but also more often makes custom hairpieces for brides or simply someone looking for a special, one of a kind hairpiece or clip. These are also the perfect hair accessories for little girls!

I was fortunate enough to attend Piccadilly Rose‘s launch party a few months ago and was able to see and try on many unique pieces. I was so impressed by the quality of the pieces and wanted to scoop them all up and take them home! I couldn’t go home without one of the gorgeous headbands, so I picked the one in the following photo. My three year old daughter was also delighted by the headband, and it easily fits her little head, too! My friends are also rocking PR headbands!

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Piccadilly Rose‘s unique, upcycled hair accessories are the perfect finishing touch to any look, from a casual day to a night out. Be sure to visit Piccadilly Rose’s blog, Facebook page, and also follow PR on Twitter!

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Piccadilly Rose is offering either a custom bridal hairpiece OR a custom mother/daughter hairpiece set to one lucky She {hearts} It reader!

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She {hearts} iMO Camera Fashion





Hey Photogs! You know the durable, but ugly strap your camera came with? Maybe you’ve covered it with a bulky, but lovely slip cover that didn’t end up all you had hoped it to be.

Want a new one that’s awesome and gorgeous?

Then you’ve got to check out iMo Camera Fashion. I am loving my strap! It’s so me! Thank you iMo, for knowing me!;) It’s thin enough to be super light and comfy, but totally durable. They have a gorgeous selection. I’m drooling over this one and this one.



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Such a variety of colors and textiles, will suit anyone’s style and taste.

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I’m so thrilled to tell you that iMo is giving one of our lucky readers a camera strap! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter this awesome giveaway. Good luck!


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She {hearts} ArtWark Handmade Jewelry

I love meaningful jewelry, especially jewelry that reflects my children. I fell in love with ArtWark‘s gorgeous, handmade jewelry (with a personal touch) the instant I came across it.

Sweet Sarah, the designer behind ArtWark‘s lovely collections, was so kind to make me a custom “Mother’s Love” necklace. ArtWark is one of our Baby Boom Virtual Baby Shower (more info coming soon!) sponsors, but despite it officially starting June 1, I wanted to be sure to feature ArtWark before Mother’s Day. These beautiful, customizable, handmade pieces are THE perfect (and affordable!)gift for any mother, grandmother, or mother-to-be.


ArtWark’s gorgeous “Mother’s Love” necklace is fully customizable.  It’s available in silver, gold, and antiqued finishes, with turquoise beads, rice pearls, or a single Swarovski pearl nestled in the center of the nest.  Sarah made me a custom necklace with three turquoise beads (“eggs” in this mama bird’s nest) to represent my kids- including the new baby in my belly.  I was pleasantly surprised how delicate and dainty this necklace is.  I love the look and the meaning behind this piece of jewelry and I will treasure it forever.

Be sure to check out the rest of ArtWark‘s collection.  Sarah is willing to custom-make every piece to fit your preferences.  I also love the “Generations” necklace, perfect for a grandmother and customizable with birth stones and a hand-stamped initial charm.  Sarah’s jewelry is also ideal for a bride/bridesmaids or any other special occasion.

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ArtWark‘s gorgeous, meaningful, handmade jewelry is perfect for mamas, mamas-to-be, or any other special woman.  Not only is every piece customizable, but Sarah is a beautiful soul and a pleasure to work with.  She definitely puts a little bit of her heart into each piece she creates.

She {hearts} Savings

How about 30% off any “Mother’s Love” necklace in the Mother’s Day Jewelry section of the shop?!  Just leave Sarah a note mentioning She {hearts} It in the “notes to seller” section at checkout and she will refund your 30%.  Also use the code 20FORMOM at checkout for 20% off of everything else in the shop!  These discounts will run through Sunday, May 13 2012.  Be sure to order by Monday, May 7 to receive your order by Mother’s Day!


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She {hearts} Putapuredukes

Who doesn’t {heart} a little handmade goodness?!

Keight, the talent behind Putapuredukes, is a momma of two gorgeous kiddos and creates so many pretty/fun/useful accessories for baby and momma (or any woman, really!) for her lovely little shop.  Favorites?  I can’t pick just one.  Currently loving her flat iron covers, unique cuffs, camera strap covers, and infinity scarves.  Oh, and the boppy covers… somebody stop me!  Most items are customizable, and some even personalized (with a name, etc).  Keight has a beautiful selection of fabrics to choose from, too.

A few months ago, I ordered one of Keight’s jewelry rolls to bring some order to my wayward traveling-with-jewelry ways.  I picked the fabric (LOVE) and Keight added the coordinating zipper and ribbon.  This little bag has been a lifesaver!  Not only is it so pretty to look at and extremely well made, but I am able to keep my rings, earrings, and necklaces sorted and safe rather than ending up with all my jewelry in one big tangled pile.


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Check out all of Keight’s lovely handmade items in her shop, and while you’re at it, check out her blog, too.  She’s a funny, tell-it-like-it-is lady.  It doesn’t take much to love her.


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Keight is offering a custom jewelry roll to a lucky She {hearts} It winner!

To Enter: Click on over to her Etsy shop and take a look around!  Pick a favorite item and then come back here and leave a comment telling us your pick.

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Comments closed.  Congrats to our winner, Cortney!

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She {hearts} The Crafty Cat Corner

Having a little girl is SO MUCH FUN! The dresses, the shoes, the princesses, the baby dolls. I love it all! And as the years have gone by, I have patiently waited for her beautiful hair to grow long enough to play with, and now, less than 2 months away from her 3rd birthday, it has become any every day ritual to “pick a bow”. Now this didn’t happen overnight. It took a few weeks of daily rituals of brushing her hair, and even now, she still will not allow me to put her hair into any form of a ponytail. But what she WILL let me do, is put her hair in pretty bows and headbands. I’ll take it! I’m in heaven!

This has opened up a whole new world for me! I have perused local retail stores, boutiques, etsy, eBay, you name it! But my most favorite hair accessory maker of all-time can be found right under my nose, on FACEBOOK!

Amazing, talented, sweet, creative…..those are only a few words used to describe Cat, from The Crafty Cat Corner! She comes up with the cutest and most unique bows, clippies, & headbands I have ever seen. But the best part is, she is willing to work with me to customize items to match outfits Lily already has! For example, I had mentioned I was looking to do Lily’s third birthday party with a Paris theme. Cat was able to create this beautiful bow, for Lily to wear to her birthday party!

Now, I know what your asking. How much do they cost? The normal price range for Cat’s items are $2-$10. That is a STEAL if you ask me! You can’t find bows like these is just a store! Let alone, something custom made to your specifications?! It’s amazing.

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The Crafty Cat Corner does business  through their Facebook Page for now. Head on over there, LIKE the page, and you can check out everything Cat has to offer by browsing her “For Sale” albums or contacting her directly through the Contact/Order Here tab on the left.

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Cat would love to make a custom made bottle cap bow just for a pretty little girl you know! One winner will be chosen at random.

To Enter:

Tell us what you would ask Cat to custom make for that special little girl in your life? Does she love Rapunzel or My Little Pony? Is pink her favorite color? Does she LOVE sparkles or stripes? These are all things Cat could incorporate into a custom made piece, just for you.

Additional Entries: Leave an additional comment for each entry you complete.

A winner from the U.S. will be chosen on 2/1/2012 at 7PM CST. Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details.
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She {hearts} Vanilla Sugar Scrubs

Here’s an easy, last-minute Christmas gift idea for you to make!  (You don’t even have to be “crafty”!)

Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Combine 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract in a bowl.  Stir well.  Add enough olive oil to give it the texture of wet sand.  Place the sugar scrub in small containers. (I used clean, dry baby food jars.)  Decorate the containers as desired!  (I used scrap paper for the lids and made labels with directions.)

Include these directions with your gifts:  Rub a small amount of sugar scrub into hands for sixty seconds, then rinse with warm water.

I gave these to some of my girlfriends, as well as to my daughter’s teachers.

I love that it…
1) is easy to make
2) uses simple ingredients I have on hand
3) isn’t edible, but is consumable (no clutter!)

Are you still making any Christmas gifts or are you all finished?  I made a lot of baked goods this year (and by a lot I mean 33+ dozen cookies)!