Saturday, September 24, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Holiday shopping

As we get ready for the holiday’s finding the perfect gift can be difficult. At etsy’s BESTeam we have lots of handmade jewelry crafters that are very talent and take great pride and care in the work.  There are two that I will be featuring this week 'Cksilver' & 'Headpinwear.'  Both artisans work with nature stones, crystals and pearls to create beautiful jewelry that anyone would love.  Whether your looking for a bright fun style for everyday or an elegant evening look.  Our Artisan are professional and deliver quality pieces

By: CKSilver     
Sunrise on the Lake Turquoise and 
Pearl Sterling Silver Bracelet

By: Headpinwear
Swarovski Gold Pearl Bracelet

Once you’re done with you holiday shopping scroll on over to UpcycleRecyleReuse for some handmade Gift Boxes, Cards and Tags to give you gift that final touch.

Three Snowmen Gift Box
 So here you go... There wonderful Shops to choose from!  CKSilver, Headpinwear, and

Sunday, September 18, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Baba Moon - Baby Hat!

Adorable Animal Baby Animal Hat!  I love visiting BabaMoon's shop, the pictures a precious!  BabaMoon is owned by Naomi Morgan, f rom Birmingham, England.

Each hat is hand crochet in all sizes and styles.  So what are you looking for bunny beanies, animal hats, newsboy caps, photography props, or aviator earflap hats. BabaMoon has them all!

Besides making great Christmas gifts, these hats would make great baby shower gifts, and even an easy Halloween costume for anyone.  Yes, anyone!  BabaMoon's hat come in  Adult sizes too, so you don't have to feel left out.  These fuzzy hats are warm and cozy and sure to get attention. 

Since each hat is hand made, the current production 6 to 8 business days, about a week.  Not bad for a custom made hat.

 Newsboy-beanie   or Rose Cap
Both adorable for any occasions

If you like what you see stroll on over to BabaMoon .  Even if it's just to window shop.  It is worth to visit.

Are you on Facebook?  Facebook followers benefit from BabaMoon facebook page with updates and discount coupon codes!  BabaMoon also has a blog as check it out!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Las flores del sur

Christmas has always been a special holiday in my home.   On Christmas Eve we stay up late eating treats and drinking apple cider.   Due to the little one’s anxious nature, we were all allowed to open one gift.   On Christmas morning the children would rush to their stockings and excitedly would dump them out going through all their goodies.  This kept them entertained while Mommy had her morning coffee. ;D

Anymore, finding new fun items for their stocking, year after year can be a challenge.  That is why I thought Marisa from Las flores del sur might be able to help with this...

Las flores del sur, which means the Southern flowers, is a little shop on esty owned by Marisa Kraiselburd from Montevideo, Uruguay.  This little shop is full of… Yes, flowers!  Beautiful, Bright little flowers!  Fabric Flowers, Felt flowers and ribbon flowers to wear in your hair or clothes.  This lovely little flowers are perfect as stocking stuffs, grad bag gifts, etc. 
Light Blue Rose Poppy Fabric Pin
Each Handmade fabric poppy pin has three black glass beads in the center. A great detail for a coat or sweater! 

With the holidays quickly approaching I'm sure you have a long list of family and friends.  With most of Las flores del sur's Flower pins pricing as little as $6, how can you lost? If you have your own craft ideas for these precious little flowers... that's fine with Marisa,  at Las flores del sur you can purchase a set of poppy seed flower to create you own design or accessory.   

All hand cut and sewn with a center of black beads. They have a little circle of felt in the back, so they are ready to be attached to your favorite project.

So why delay,  get a head start on your holiday shopping by visiting Las flores del sur
or follow her on her blog or facebook.   Happy Shopping!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

DIY: Room Mist Air Freshener!

Making your own room mist air freshener spray to freshen up a room is very simple and you don't have to deal with all the artificial fragrances and their chemicals. To create a room mist air freshener you will need 3 things:
  • a 8 oz spray bottle
  • distilled water enough to fill the bottle
  • an you choice of essential oils

Recipes for creating your own natural room scent:

Christmas Tree
Room Mist Air Freshener

  • 4 drops Fir needle essential oils
  • 3 drops Black Spruce essential oils
  • 3 drops Cedarwood (or Juniper) essential oils

The scent of pine says Christmas. It's also the most popular scent for freshening up cars.

Pumpkin Spice Room Mist Air Freshener

  • 6 drops cinnamon essential oils
  • 3 drops clove (or nutmeg) essential oils
  • 2 drops ginger essential oils
This scent says family, warm and delicious food!

Orange Spice Room Mist Air Freshener

  • 5 drops orange essential oils
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oils 
This is my favorite holiday scent, it's warm and inviting.

Stress Reliever Air Mist Freshener Spray

  • 4 drops lavender oil
  • 3 drops rose essential oils
  • 2 drops clary sage essential oils (optional)   
This is a perfect office blend. Keep it in you desk draw. When the press builds give a spritz or two and inhale the wonderful soothing aroma.

Sleepy-Hour Relaxation Air Freshener Spray

  • 4 drops lavender oil
  • 3 drops chamomile essential oils 
This blend is great for children's room.  Spray a bit on their bed linen for a peaceful night's rest.


  1. Pour the cup of distilled water into the spray bottle.
  2. Add the drops of essential oils and shake well.
  3. Cap the bottle, and allow to sit over night.
  4. Water and Oils do not blend well, so be sure to shake the bottle before each use.
  5. That's it!  How easy was that?  Now label your bottle for a profession look and you have a great  gift.

Experience with different blends, be creative and have fun!. 
Please note that essential oils can vary in potency- for this reason, you may want to add or reduce the amounts of essential oil recommended in each recipe. 

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