Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Houndstooth Anyone?

Check out these adorable little houndstooth earrings that found their way into my shop yesterday. I'm in love!

Friday, December 17, 2010


New earrings have found their way into my shop just in time for Christmas! I absolutely love each one! Which one is your favorite?

And I wanted to give you a sneak peek at these adorable earrings that I'll be adding to my shop this weekend... don't you think that these would make an awesome stocking stuffer? ;)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We're all thankful for a sale!

You know what I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving? My husband Chris! He is so amazing, so supportive and makes me so happy! Here's a picture of us from Halloween... we were gnomes :)
Anyways, I know it's been a while since I did a post, so to make it up to you all (and because it's Thanksgiving weekend) I'm doing a special sale for 10% off your entire order and all you need to do is enter the code TURKEYDAY10 at checkout! Hurry, the sale ends on 11/28 at 11:59pm.

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving!
P.S. Check out these adorable "Give Thanks" blocks that I made with my Mom

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bijou Market

Have you guys heard of the Bijou Market in Utah? Well, I'm going to be selling there on November 19 and 20!  I have some NEW items that I will showcase there so don't miss the event! Want to see what other vendors will be there? Check out www.bijoumarket.com

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jeannie + Stephen

My amazing little brother, Steve, is getting married in 2 weeks! I can't believe it!  I wanted to show you all their wedding invitation that I created (omitting the address of the event).  Aren't they adorable?  Well, we absolutely love Jeannie and I'm so happy to welcome her into our family.  Congratulations you guys! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Moving and 381 Mida Lane Giveaway Winner

We are finally all moved in to our new place and I'm ready to start blogging and listing new items in my shop!

Check out my new wreath! I made it using this tutorial. It makes me feel like our new place is "home" now that I have hung my fall wreath on the door.

Another thing that happened while I was moving... I totally spaced out that I had a winner to announce for the 381 Mida Lane giveaway, so here she is...

Congratulations Jill, you're going to LOVE these earrings! Make sure you post up a blog picture of you in your new gorgeous feather earrings :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fuzzy Monkey Felted Bowls

I am in LOVE with these adorable felted bowls made by The Fuzzy Monkey on Etsy!  I want/need/have to have one!  I'm really into felted bowls right now and these are amazing!  When I discovered their shop, I totally hearted everything in it and I decided that they deserved a blog post (and it counts as one of my entries for a giveaway of one of these adorable bowls on my friend Ashley's blog).  Check out my favorites:

So head on over to Ashley's blog, enter the giveaway, and check out The Fuzzy Monkey's Etsy shop.  I promise it'll make your day a little happier (it made me smile!)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gasp! Gray hairs!

Yes, those are gray hairs you're looking at.  I started noticing them when I was 15 or 16, but now, ten years later, they're everywhere!  Should I give in and start coloring my hair or just leave it?

I'm hoping a get a bunch in the front like Stacy London from What Not to Wear on TLC. That wouldn't be so bad.  If it's going to happen naturally, it might as well do something cool and look like her hair...

By the way, do any of you know if hers is natural?  I'm sure it's not, but just looking at it makes me feel a little better about graying at 25.  :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


From the moment I started reading Shiver, I was hooked (I literally could not put the book down).  It's a love story about Grace, a teenage girl who was attacked by wolves when she was a child, and Sam, the werewolf who saved her life. I know you're probably rolling your eyes, thinking, "Not another werewolf story!" but this one is awesome.  I don't want to go into too much detail, so just trust me when I say you need to read it.  Maggie Stiefvater is a fantastic writer, it felt like I was in the story and left me breathless at the end.  I bought the second book a few days ago and can't wait to start reading!  So go get a copy and let me know what you think when you're finished :)

What's your favorite book?  What are you reading right now?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

381 Mida Lane Giveaway

I know you guys are going to love this giveaway! Have you checked out 381 Mida Lane's etsy shop yet? If not, you should.  Miriam from 381 Mida Lane so generously offered to give one of my readers a pair of her white feather earrings...

Aren't they gorgeous?! These are some seriously awesome earrings. She sent me a pair and I LOVE them! Miriam is so talented, you really have to check out her other creations. Another one of my favorites are these Layered Feather earrings

Here's how to enter:
Visit 381 Mida Lane on Etsy and leave a comment on this post, telling me what item from her shop is your favorite!

Get extra entries (up to 10!!!) when you:
1. Follow my blog
2. Add Miriam's shop to your Etsy favorites
3. Like me on facebook
4. Like 381 Mida Lane on Facebook
5. Follow me on Twitter
6. Follow 381 Mida Lane on Twitter
7. Talk about this giveaway on your Facebook status and link to this post
8. Tweet about this giveaway and link back to me... @madebyjewls
9. Add my blog button to your blog sidebar
10. Make a purchase from 381 Mida Lane

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! This giveaway will close on September 30'th. Good luck!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Yours Truly Dear Winner!

And we have a winner! Random.org picked number 27...

So Heather from A Measure of... send me an email at madebyjewls {at} gmail {dot} com with your address and I'll mail you some ridiculously cute hair bows. :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Front Page, Yeah!

Guess who's Halloween treasury made it to the front page of Etsy on Monday? Mine! I didn't even send out emails to the people I featured, and my treasury still got picked! How cool is that?! Well, here's a peek at what it looked like.

P.S. Craft Cult rocks. I wasn't home when my treasury was on the front page but I was still able to get a screen shot from craftcult.com.

Friday, September 3, 2010


I've been watching a lot of "Say Yes to the Dress" on TLC and have come to the decision that if I were to get married to Chris all over again, I'd wear this dress...

it's a Claire Pettibone dress and I'm in love with it.  I loved my wedding dress when I got married (and I still love it), this one is just awesome as well. I've always wanted to wear flowy skirts, flowers in my hair, and walk barefoot everywhere and this dress is that. So because I'm already married, I need to figure out another event that I can wear this to (maybe for our 5 or 10 year anniversary???)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yours Truly Dear Giveaway

I have an awesome giveaway for you guys, I hope you're excited! My friend Jess from Yours Truly Dear made some adorable bows and offered to give them to one of my readers! I'm totally into hair bows right now and hers are the perfect size! They're made from fabric and yarn, awesome right? She uses a bobby pin to keep them in her hair but you could glue an alligator clip on to the back of them if that's easier.

This picture is from Jess' Etsy store

Here's your chance to win these five hair bows! I absolutely love the fabrics she used, I think they'd go with pretty much anything!

Here's how to enter:
Visit Yours Truly Dear on Etsy and leave a comment on this post, telling me what item from her shop is your favorite!

Get extra entries (up to 10!!!) when you:
1. Follow my blog
2. Add Jess' shop to your Etsy favorites
3. Follow of Jess' blog
4. Like me on facebook
5. Like Yours Truly Dear on Facebook
6. Follow me on Twitter
7. Follow Jess on Twitter
8. Talk about this giveaway on your Facebook status and link to this post
9. Tweet about this giveaway and link back to me... @madebyjewls
10. Add my blog button or Jess' blog button to your blog sidebar

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! This giveaway will close on September 11'th. Good luck!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beautiful Paper Art

I'm really into paper crafting right now and so I made this treasury to feature some of my favorites made by other Etsy sellers. Aren't they beautiful? Make sure you leave a comment on the treasury and maybe it'll make it to the front page! :)

I hope you're all having a great Monday (as great as a Monday can be... I know I'm already wishing it was Friday)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blog Design and Lip Gloss

What do you guys think of the new blog design? I decided that it was time for a change and this is what I came up with. I'm in love with my header! It's so awesome! :) 

Speaking of awesome-ness, check out my new lip gloss! I went to the mall with my brother on Friday and I got the girls at Bare Escentuals to do my makeup! I was a Bare Escentuals virgin and after hearing amazing things about it, I was curious and had to try it. It was an amazing experience and ended up buying a Dolly Buxom Lips: Lip Plumper

 I love what it does to my lips!

When I put it on, it feels like I'm rubbing an ice cube on my lips (some plumpers hurt or tingle uncomfortably but this one was nice). I think my lips looked fuller...

I'm not usually a huge lipstick or lip-gloss person but I think I'll wear this stuff almost every day now :) It was the best $18 I've ever spent (on makeup).

What's your favorite beauty product? By the way, do any of you know where I can get a good deal on a Bare Escentuals starter kit? No amount of justifying can make me spend $60 on one at Nordstrom.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


We have a winner of the Mountain Love necklace giveaway! I used random.org and it picked #8!

Congratulations Jess (yours truly dear)! You've won!

For those of you who didn't win, Kelly has offered to give any of my readers 20% off their purchase. Just mention my blog in the notes to seller and she will refund the 20% over paypal (or just convo her first).

I'll be doing another giveaway this weekend so get excited, this one is going to be good! {want a hint? The prize(s) go in your hair...}

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Love Chris!

Four years ago, Chris and I did this...

 I love you! Thanks for supporting me, loving me, and being the best husband ever. :) 
Happy Anniversary!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I want to make this!

Check out this AWESOME laptop sleeve tutorial by Char from the blog Crap I've Made   <-- click

Chris got me a new laptop for our anniversary (he's so awesome!) and I need a laptop sleeve! I really don't want to get some random black one at the store so I think I'm going to make an adorable one like this.  I'm not a huge fan of the flower on it but I love the gathered fabric going around the middle. What do you guys think? Have you ever made something like this?

By the way, have you entered the Mountain Love giveaway yet? If not, you should. :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mountain Love Review and Giveaway

Okay guys, are you ready for an amazing giveaway? I'm really excited about this one!

I recently did a trade with Kelly from Mountain Love, I sent her some adorable earrings and she gave me this awesome necklace and I'm in LOVE!

Seriously, I want to wear it everyday and the cool thing is, I can! Before she contacted me about doing a trade, I had never seen an interchangeable necklace. I think it's such a cool idea! It's the same necklace, but I can switch out the "faces" each time I wear it.

I love this necklace so much that I've ordered more "faces" from her shop and I can't wait to get them in the mail!

So now to the giveaway... Kelly has so generously offered to give one of these two lovely necklace sets to one of my readers!


Here's how to enter:
*Visit Mountain Love on Etsy and leave a comment on this post, telling me what item from her shop is your favorite!

Get extra entries (up to 9!!!) when you:
1. Follow my blog
2. Add Kelly's shop to your Etsy favorites
3. Become a follower of Kelly's cute blog
4. Like me on facebook
5. Like Mountain Love on Facebook
6. Follow me on Twitter
7. Talk about this giveaway on your Facebook status and link to this post!
8. Tweet about this giveaway and link to me!
9. Mention this giveaway on your blog and link to me!

*Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry, and make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! This giveaway will close on August 18'th. Good luck!