Etsy Love.

Do you love Etsy.com as much as I do?  So many adorable items and many of them are handmade.  I love handmade.  This might be the 1,564,687 time that I have mentioned my love for Etsy.

Below are some recent Etsy finds that have me swooning:

Aren’t these cute?  Stripey straws are so fun and festive.  And, for the environmentalist in me, they are biodegradable.  It’s a win, win situation.  Find them here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/102136871/rainbow-mix-striped-paper-straws-with?

This handbag and others that this talented Israeli woman make are amazing.  I just bought this one (it’s my second purchase from her).  Very sturdy and they are vegan!  Find them here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/rutinet?ref=seller_info

I am in love with this artist’s turbans.  They come in tons of different colors and styles.  Find them here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Rumraisina?ref=seller_info

These prints!  Ahhh, how lovely would this look hanging up in your home?  Find it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lisacongdon?ref=seller_info

Birthday Wishlist 2013

It is almost my birthday… yay!  I sometimes wonder if I will ever not get excited about my birthday.  It is just so much fun to have one day a year that is yours.  I also love celebrating other people’s birthdays too.

Below are a few items that I wouldn’t mind receiving as gifts:

Vinyl… I just got a record player so vinyl is high on the list.  A couple of albums I would like are below:

The Fruit Bats: Tripper

Anything Queen!

…you could even throw in a few favorites like: Otis Redding, James Brown, Pixies, Yo La Tengo, or Bombay Bicycle.

These adorable ‘Maui’ sandals from Minnetonka:

A silver pintuck pillow from Urban Outfitters:

These adorable stacking bracelets that I would never buy for myself but would love to have (http://www.etsy.com/listing/80117363/free-as-a-bird-stacking-bangle-bracelet?ref=usr_faveitems):

I have been dying for this print (found here: http://www.20×200.com/artworks/1273-trey-speegle-can-you-imagine):

Isn’t this a cute dress? (http://shopruche.com/dreaming-of-frost-lace-dress.html):

A large cheeseboard from Brooklyn Slate Company (http://www.brooklynslate.com/products/slate-cheese-board):

This amazing chair from: http://www.midcentury-furniture.com/p-3272-molded-plastic-armchair-rocker-in-white.aspx

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…and if you are a long-lost, wealthy uncle of mine, this Nixon couch from Thrive:

Thanks for indulging me and checking out my birthday wishlist.  I hope you think these items are just as cute/awesome as I do.

A Christmas List (yeah, I have no shame).

Like most women, I have a constantly growing list of items I would like to have based off my internet perusing.  Below are the things that would make me merry this Christmas (in no particular order):

This gorgeous hand-painted owl cookie jar from Anthropologie (excuse the crazy price tag):

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25962002

Ahh, these gorgeous, sunny yellow shoes:

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-flats/tread-politely-flats

These super cute salvaged wood coasters:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99095358/wood-coaster-set-of-4

This very functional, yet super cute camera/handbag:

http://www.jototes.com/products/allison-teal

…and while we’re at it, why not throw in the camera too:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_rebel_t3i_18_55mm_is_ii_kit

Oh my, yes please:

http://shopruche.com/sunshine-splendor-one-piece-bathing-suit.html

Vintage Pyrex. Any color or shape will do:

Just search on Ebay.

I have wanted this exact one for ages:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=15299514&cm_mmc=SEM-_-Google-_-PLA-_-15299514

Oh how nice it would be to make my sewing dreams come true (this model is supposed to be wonderful):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JQM1DE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=abeames0f-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B000JQM1DE

Either I am living in a dream world or I am going to stumble upon my long, lost rich uncle soon.

Happy Holidays, hehe.