Etsy Betsy: Refrigerator Magnet Edition

Ever want to stick that critical-to-the-success-of-your-life document up on your ‘fridge, only to realize you having to hold it there? Enter Etsy Betsy: Refrigerator Magnet Edition.

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Etsy Betsy: Ceramics and Pottery Edition

You may not know this about me (and how could you?), but I am way into using pottery/ceramic coffee cups. And for that matter, I’m into these items for just about everything else, too: salad bowls, cookie jars, water “glasses,” decorate vases, et cetera. As a result, I always have a few good Etsy pottery and ceramic recommendations up my sleeve at any given time. And it’s your lucky day, because today, I’m going to share these recommendations with you! Read More Etsy Betsy: Ceramics and Pottery Edition

Etsy Betsy: Bath and Beauty Edition

Between you and me, my favorite beauty product is Vaseline. What can’t Vaseline do? Well, it turns out, a few things. And for those things, we can turn to Etsy for handmade assistance. So sit back, hide your wallets, and peruse these bath and beauty picks! Read More Etsy Betsy: Bath and Beauty Edition

Etsy Betsy: Edible Treats Edition

It’s summer and I’m ready to eat all the foods. Something about this season and its outrageous offering of fruit gives me a serious case of sweet tooth. And to be sure, Etsy is there for us, friends, offering us all sorts of delectable treats -– some healthy, but most of them not. Read More Etsy Betsy: Edible Treats Edition

Etsy Betsy: Hawt Homemade Jewelry Edition

Unsurprisingly, the theme of today’s post is hawt jewelry, or more specifically, jewelry made in high heat – think glassmaking and metalworking. I’ve been so stoked to do this post for a while because this type of jewelry is among my favorite, and the product of this artisan labor is always original. Your glass flower necklace will be the only one of its kind to look the way that it does, and in this highly commercialized and mass-produced world of ours, that’s no small trait.

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Etsy Betsy: Artsy Fartsy Paintings/Prints Edition

Buying art has always been a “I’m making it in the real world in a financial sense” symbol for me. It shouldn’t be, but it is. I’ve always wanted real paintings, not those IKEA prints that everyone has on their wall. Trouble is, real paintings take time, materials, and talent. And that trifecta of awesome costs a lot of money, as it should, and that’s not even accounting for the mark-up of a gallery or broker. Enter Etsy. Read More Etsy Betsy: Artsy Fartsy Paintings/Prints Edition

Etsy Betsy: Vintage Toy Edition

My husband turned 30 last week, and all of this mile-stoning has gotten me thinking about the toys we played with as children, and all of that reminiscing got me thinking about toys from another time entirely. eBay aside, one of the best places to find vintage toys online is Etsy. So, if you’ll forgive this nostalgic young woman, I’ve compiled a list of a few favorites for our mutual gawking. Read More Etsy Betsy: Vintage Toy Edition