Tuesday, June 30, 2009

** Fabulous Find **

Hi Everyone,

Well this week's Fabulous Find is put on hold. My pug, Gracie, was bitten last night and narrowly missed her eye! :(

I am caring for her today solely...look for next week's Fabulous Find! xoxo

Thanks so much, Maggie

Monday, June 22, 2009

**A Fabulous Find**

Hi and Happy Monday from sunny San Diego!

I'm so excited about this week's Fabulous Find...can you guess what it's about? My pug Gracie is the clue. Gracie was so excited today when she got her new chic neckwear in the mail today! "It arrived, it arrived" she barked!

No Cats Allowed is definitely my Fabulous Find this week! Gracie's crocheted black collar with overstated hot pink flower is just DARLING!!! This was a custom order made just for Gracie, but check out all of the cutie pie neckwear available. Crystal, the girl behind these little treasures, also offers sweaters, shirts, leash bags and more...all for your dog. Please visit this Fabulous Find!

A special 'thank you' to Crystal of No Cats Allowed for making Gracie look and feel so special...and a big lick from Gracie!

xoxo, Maggie

Friday, June 19, 2009

What do ya think?

So I've launched a new online studio called artONart for my new series of Textile 3D Wall Art. Please take the time to check out my first two listings...and check back as I will be adding more pieces soon! Basically it's your FEEDBACK that I'm looking for. I ADORE the pieces that I create, but will potential customers?

I'm such a nut for interior design that I actually redecorate my home by the season! I love to be able to create an entire new look with simple things like new pillow covers and Wall Art. I was really inspired to do Wall Art that jumped out and thus, my Textile 3D Wall Art was born! I love it so much that it inspired me to launch my new online studio and sell it. :)

One of them is pictured here...it's called "Madame Butterfly". So again, will you let me know what you think? It would mean the world to me...thanks so much!
xoxo, Maggie www.artONart.artfire.com

Monday, June 15, 2009

*A Fabulous Find*

Hello and happy Monday! :)

This week's Fabulous Find is a fellow Etsy-er (er?) that I think does AMAZING work creating unique jewelry! I especially love her Celtic flair! Jennifer of Taylor Grace Collections has an eye for beauty, fun and funky. Check out her fun and funky bottle cap earrings!

Jennifer has been designing and creating jewelry for years and recently launched her online shop. I encourage you to visit her online shop at Taylor Grace Collections for fabulous gifts for someone you adore or for yourself...you won't regret it. Jennifer also has a clearance shop where you can find rock bottom prices on her wonderful pieces! xoxo, Maggie

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yard + Art = YART SALE!!!

Ya Gotta Yart! June 10 - 14...please visit my online studio for FABULOUS reduced items and FREE SHIPPING on most items!
<------ Look how gorgeous my newest listing is! Whether you're shopping for yourself or shopping for a loved one...these are PERFECT GIFTS! I absolutely LOVE custom orders too, so if you don't see one that would blend in your decor, let me know and we'll create the perfect piece for you and your home. http://www.studiomdecor.etsy.com/ Thank you for your support~

xoxo, Maggie

Monday, June 8, 2009

Let the Games Begin...ENDS June 26th!! Enter Now!

The CONTEST: Please log on to my studioMdecor online studio and choose your favorite item in my store. Post the link of that item on my Facebook Fan Page wall (and ‘become a fan’ if you’re not already).The PRIZE: On June 26th a lucky person will win a CUSTOM Keepsake Box personalized just for them!!! (Measures: round = 8”; square = 7.5”) The winner will tell me their preferred colors, motif, etc. Remember, this is a great gift too so you can have it made for someone you adore.I want to thank you in advance for your support and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! xoxo, Maggie

Sunday, June 7, 2009

**A Fabulous Find**

Good Morning from sunny San Diego!

This week's Fabulous Find is a darling place to shop for jewelry and baby bling! Check out these little Princess Diva Hi-Tops ...too cute! Dara, the designer behind Jewelry and Baby Bling by Dara has been selling on Etsy since 2005 and her business is booming!

Dara offers personalized mother & grandmother name bracelets, medical ID bracelets for adults and children, key chains, watches & necklaces, fan pulls, bookmarks, ID & eyeglass holders. Beautiful Holy First Communion, Christening, Baptism baby personalized bracelets, hair accessories & of course baby bling swarovski crystal keepsakes & Converse Bling Sneakers for babies, toddlers, girls, tweens, teens & yes, adults, too!

Please visit Jewelry and Baby Bling by Dara and by the way, custom orders are her specialty! I am inspired by Dara and her success. :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Bustle

For last Monday's "A Fabulous Find" I blogged about my friend's new bridal boutique in Del Mar, CA called The Bustle. I went to visit my friend, Alison at her boutique today and by the time I left she had requested a dressing room bench trunk and a bridal pedestal from me. I am so honored and excited!!! Alison, a special thank you for your trust in me and I will build you two fabulous pieces!

Please read my blog about Alison's gorgeous boutique below. :)
xoxo, Maggie

Friday, June 5, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

Nothing pleases me more than getting the dirty low down on everything! Now I'm REALLY pleased because not only do I get the scoop, but I got a One Lovely Blog Award too! What a true honor for someone who has only been blogging a short time. I just recently became a 'follower' of Lori Storrs, the girl behind the Dirty Low Down, and I love her blog! Thanks so much for this One Lovely Blog Award, Lori. xoxo

Please take the time to visit Lori in all her glory: BLOG: Dirty Low Down ETSY: Dirt Road South it's well worth the visit.

Per Lori, I must now pass on the torch to 15 other lovely blogs... and it is my pleasure to do so!

Thank you again to Lori of Dirt Road South and the Dirty Low Down. You little ROCK STAR!
xoxo, Maggie

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Let the Games Begin...

The CONTEST: Please log on to my studioMdecor online studio and choose your favorite item in my store. Post the link of that item on my Facebook Fan Page wall (and ‘become a fan’ if you’re not already).

The PRIZE: On June 26th a lucky person will win a CUSTOM Keepsake Box personalized just for them!!! (Measures: round = 8”; square = 7.5”) The winner will tell me their preferred colors, motif, etc. Remember, this is a great gift too so you can have it made for someone you adore.

I want to thank you in advance for your support and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! xoxo, Maggie

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

ATTN Designers of Jewelry, Hair Clips, Cards, Small Items

** Super Chic Show Display Case **

INVEST in your business! Display your handmade items in style and professionally! Please visit link below for EXAMPLE with more pictures. Fabrics, display style inside will be per YOUR custom request. :) I would be honored to create one for you. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25947941

A Color Pink I Don't Care For...that's a first!

Crummy economy, shopping shut down, budget cuts... oh my!

My favorite color on the planet is pink. It always has been and always will be. However, recently there is a pink I don't care for... the mighty PINK SLIP! We're becoming a 'Pink Slip Nation' with the unemployment rate soaring. I am a casualty of it since December 2008 with no work in sight. Although it hasn't been easy, I believe there is a solve that each of us can do personally that will hopefully behoove us in the long run.

My solve? Take this time to 'follow your bliss'. Start your own business, sell your creative designs and crafts, clean out your closets and post it all on Ebay, take on clients by posting their items on Ebay for a percentage fee. Do not...I repeat do NOT, wallow in tears, show your weakness or just plain give up. This is the time to stand up tall, wipe your tears and be a survivor!

Network, network, network!!! Support your friends during these tough times and don't be afraid to ask for the same support. Without our 'people' what's the point? Six degrees of separation is a huge reality. With the help of 'forwards' and 'forums' I have made so many new friends and contacts and will continue to! I am so grateful for them too. :)

In the long run you just may have started a successful business that will thrive long after this nasty recession. If that is something you've dreamed of doing for years, then go for it NOW!

I want to take this opportunity to thank my friends, family, blog followers, facebook fan page fans and future contacts for your continued support and please know that you can always count on me for the same. We can get through this... and we WILL. xoxo, Maggie

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

**A Fabulous Find**

Good Monday morning everyone and I hope you enjoy this week's Fabulous Find!

Wedding season is upon us and with ALL that needs to be done, wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier way for brides to get ready "head to toe"?

Introducing The Bustle , the first bridal boutique in San Diego to offer bridal hair and makeup services from their Bustle Salon while also being able to provide you with your gown, veil and accessories. At The Bustle you will find your gown, be fitted by an alterations specialist and book your trials for hair and makeup. You and your bridal party will be pampered by their professional beauticians who are experts at preparing you for the most important day of your life. Their services will have you and your bridal party ready head-to-toe...and ready to go! The owner, Alison Pasiut, is a friend of mine and I can assure you she will take great care of you!
When I got married two years ago, I had such a stressful time planning my wedding that my fiance and I decided to get married in Maui since we owned a condo there and it would be much easier for us. I wish I had a wonderful service like this available to me at the time... it would definitely have made things so much easier. Well, I had the 'something old', 'something new' and 'something blue'...but I didn't have 'something borrowed'. Alison was kind enough to provide a gorgeous veil that I took with me to Maui. It was the perfect 'something borrowed' and was the cherry on top. Alison has an eye for 'gorgeous' and will offer nothing less in her boutique.
The Bustle is located in beautiful Del Mar, California...breathtaking!
Open 7 days a week by appointment: Call at 858-523-9254

Please visit The Bustle website at http://www.thebustledelmar.com/ and be sure to forward... we all know someone who is getting married. xoxo, Maggie