etsy : items i love

il_fullxfull.670599929_e3wdAh, end of Spring. Glorious sunshine and colourful surroundings. You renew my soul and love for whimsical things like nothing else can. So where do I go when I need to fulfil my lust for beautiful items? To Etsy, duh!

Here are my latest finds:

il_fullxfull.655834326_k4td1. Pony Oxfords from goldenponies.

il_fullxfull.494493635_cvxm2. Geometric Shirt from PigPigCowDesigns.

il_fullxfull.769955273_4iel3. Cactusland Collar from BaobapHandmade.

il_fullxfull.651807572_raxd4. Suspender Shorts from RogueMinxClothing.

il_fullxfull.652682141_9pmt5. Bear Cutting Board from StudioLilesadi.



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etsy : items i love

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 7.01.24 PMNow, that the long weekend is officially over here in Canada, it’s time to get back to business! And by that, I mean shopping. Here are my latest loves from Etsy.

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 7.02.12 PM1. Aquarius Short by rebecahryan.

il_fullxfull.724100036_j0g32. Bow Down Bitches Tee by YeahBunny.

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 7.27.42 PM3. Black Cat Clutch by LaLisette.

il_fullxfull.714702551_3y614. London Chukka Boot by Sandgrens.

il_fullxfull.597864654_fcyn5. Ceramic Fox Bowl by Barruntando.

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 7.16.02 PMDon’t forget to see what the Potomac Trading Post store has to offer on Etsy!



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make this : wood cellphone holder

Cellphone Holder DIY 5-1“People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.”

– Albert Einstein 

If you’re like me, or anyone else living in a First World country in the 21st century, you probably regard your cellphone as your lifeline. If you are like me, it’ll be the first thing that you grab in the morning while you are still rubbing the sleep out of your eyes, know exactly where it is at all times of the day, and practically kiss it goodnight before putting it to sleep. Are you nodding your head right about now? Good.

Even though we carry on as if our iPhones and Androids are the most important appendage on our body, we don’t always treat them with care. I personally drop my phone on the ground at least twice a day. I pick it up, assess the new scratch that I (more likely than not) have just acquired, dust it off, and stuff it back into whatever pocket is free. There’s a reason why cases, screen protectors, cloths, and cleaners are so popular. In general, we suck at being gentle with our electronics. This DIY can change that!

I had the idea for a Wood Cellphone Holder after I was constantly losing either my phone or charger all over my home. I then vowed to keep it in the most accessible room, in the kitchen, right beside the sink. You might be able to tell where this is going. After getting it wet on numerous occasions, I finally had a brilliant idea to make a stand that my husband and I could both use, and would look amazing.

After scrolling through Pinterest for what seemed like an eternity, I found a few cellphone holders that I thought would match our style perfectly. The decision to make a wood one came about when I had a feeling that I could impress my husband with some newly found carpentry skills. However, because I’m pretty much Canada’s worst handyman, I needed to simplify this craft, not only for you readers, but because power saws scare me to death. The result turned out to be better than I could have imagined.

Cellphone Holder DIY 3This is what you’ll need to make a Wood Cellphone Holder:

3 pieces of wood (2 small, 1 large)
Wood glue


1. Before you begin, ensure that all three pieces of wood are the same length, and two are the same width. I purchased my pieces of wood from Michaels, since they were inexpensive, made of pine, and cut to size.

2. Lay out each piece of wood, a ruler, and wood glue. Measure and mark 1” from the bottom of the largest piece of wood. This is where you will glue the first piece on. Do this on both sides.

Cellphone Holder DIY 23. Using the wood glue, take one of the smaller pieces of wood and apply glue to the entire bottom of that piece. Immediately attach it to one side of the bigger piece where you previously marked it. Let dry.

4. Once that side is dry, repeat step #3 to the other side of the board. Let dry.

5. Now you are ready to stain. I chose American Walnut Varathane, but any brand or colour will look amazing.

6. The last step is to place your cellphone on your new holder, and simply enjoy the results. I know that your phone will be thanking you.

Cellphone Holder DIY 7Cellphone Holder DIY 6<3


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etsy : items i love

il_fullxfull.631698308_plkyWelcome, Friday readers!

This week I found some really amazing items on Etsy that I just had to share with you.

il_fullxfull.594847643_j4m4The first are these Moonrise Kingdom-inspired notebooks by bestplayever.

il_fullxfull.724870480_enaoThis top by RogueMinxClothing is the bee’s knees.

il_fullxfull.631698136_qzqcThis skirt from the same store would go wonderfully with the cami above. I think I am in love.

il_fullxfull.358692058_rj3dThese Corgi earrings from fazjewelry are a must-have for any fan of the breed. They are just too cute!

Enjoy your weekend!



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etsy: items i love

ring2It’s been quite a number of months since I last posted my finds on Etsy. Here is what I’ve been loving lately:

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 4.05.46 PMBrogue Shoes by Naano Woman

overallsVintage 90s Floral Overalls by Storey Threads

ringMoon Phase Ring by AlmanacForJune

pillowRed Panda Miniature Pillow by MosMea

What do you think, guys? Have a wonderful weekend!



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