Monday, January 28, 2013

Handmade With Love

Looking for a special and unique gift for your Valentine this year? 

Handmade items make the perfect Valentine gifts. 

They are very special, unique, one of a kind, and most importantly made with love! 

 Handmade Items will bring a smile to your Valentine's face, which means more kisses for you!!!

The following Handmade Circle Team shops are excited and happy 
to be able to help you with your Valentine Shopping.  
You can browse any or all these shops by clicking on the Candy Hearts. 
 Also some of these shops are offering a special discount that you will just Love as well!!!

 Handmade Goods for Baby Home and You! 
14% off with coupon HMCLOVE.

Gemstone flower necklaces, wire wrapped jewelry & more. 
10% off with coupon HMCLOVE.

Creating custom, unique, personalized graphics & knits.
15% off with coupon HMCLOVE

We offer handmade accessories for children, women, and your home.

Boho Jewelry, Boho Fashion, Crochet, & Macrame.
10% off with coupon HMCLOVE.

Finely handcrafted artisan jewelry since 1983.
FREE Shipping with coupon HMCLOVE.

Funky Handmade Ponchos, Handmade Socks, Boleros, & More.

Swarovski, Seasonal and Vintage Jewelry & accessories.
20% off with coupon HMCLOVE.

Adorable and affordable handmade hair accessories. 
15% off with coupon HMCLOVE.

All Jewelry & Accessories are approved by Mother Nature.
10% off with coupon HMCLOVE.

Handcrafted Soy Candles, Soaps, Air Fresheners, & More.
15% off with coupon HMCLOVE.

Handmade Baby and Toddler Quilts/Blankets and Decorative Quilts.

Original Mosaic Fine Handmade Art.
10% off with coupon HMCLOVE

The Perfect Headband!
10% off with coupon HMCLOVE.

Handmade Purses, Totes, Bible Covers, & Home Accessories.


High Quality Handmade Accessories.
15% off with coupon HMCLOVE.

Unique Handmade Items -  Crocheted scarves and hats, beaded jewelry, & purses
 GYPSY15 for 15% off

Wind Chimes, Garden Art, & Metal Stamped Necklaces.

Hair Clips and Headbands for Newborn Babies, Children, & Adults.
20% off with HMCLOVE

Careful thought & Love of Gems goes into every piece.
5% off with HMCLOVE

Give Handmade Love this Year, Handmade with Love is the best Love!

thanks to Marsha 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to let the people in your life 
know  how much you love and care about them, 
recognize all the different people you love in your life. 
Let them know, somehow, what they mean to you, 
or you can do something special for them. 

Each year on February 14 people looks for the perfect gift or card for a loved one.
 Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Many countries around the world.

  How did this holiday of love and romance originate? 
What does St. Valentine have to do with hearts and cupid wings?  
Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of mystery and legend.

St. Valentine's Day has both Roman and Catholic roots. 

    Some sources say that Valentine's Day is a holiday commemorating the martyrdom of St. Valentine; others say that it is the Christianization of a Roman pagan  fertility festival named Lupercalia, 
which was celebrated on February 15. 
During the festival, young women would place their names in a large urn.
 The young men would draw a name from the urn and then
 be romantically linked with that young woman for the following year. 

Still other legends cite the fact that February 14 marked the date when birds began mating. 

 In either case, Valentine greetings were popular in the Middle Ages written Valentines showed up in the 1400s, The oldest known valentine  was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.
   Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.

It became a popular holiday celebrated by the common folk in the 1700s. 
  Valentine’s Day is also one of the most difficult days of the year for those
 who are feeling unnoticed and alone.  

Looking for some Valentine's Gifts? 

Meaningful color Valentine gifts:

Red symbolize energy, passion and deep love.  Reserved for intimate, romantic relationships.  .
Pink is a better choice for a friend or family member. This color speaks of affection, sweetness and understanding.  Light pink can represent grace, gentility, admiration and friendship. Dark pink, on the other hand, leans more toward gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness.

White symbolize spiritual love, purity, reverence and humility

Purple, lavender—This color is an announcement that the giver has fallen in love 
with the recipient at first sight.  

Coral—The color of desire.

Coral Accent Necklace

Orange, apricot—The colors of enthusiasm and fascination.

Yellow—Presents a “Welcome Back” sentiment—
as in “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree.” 
Yellow also speaks of gladness, joy and friendship.

Peach—Sympathy, sincerity, gratitude and modesty are all represented by this multipurpose color.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Boot Fashion

 Have you tried the freshests accessories in boot fashion?

 Boot toppers, Boot Socks  boot cuffs,  spats

If you're sick of wearing the same old boots and want to change things up,
 you can wear these over almost any pair of boots, slippers or shoes that you like. 
Much of the shoe is covered, so it's really up to you

It creates an illusion that you have a new pair of boots on - 
so it will look and feel like you're wearing new ones

Click on the names to go to the 

Etsy listing 

You can opt for the cuffs, the ones that fold over the top of a boot and get the look of long chunky socks without the bulky sweaty sock to go with it! 
They’ll stretch to neatly fit your boots and then keep out the cold in style!
They go down just far enough to hug your leg and stay on and hidden underneath your boots

Other kind are, the toppers, that can be layered over boots and skinny jeans, 
They are longer, like a sleeve that slip on top of your boot, 
giving them a whole new identity.  

Maybe you preffer a spat kind of cover that changes the look of a pair of boots that you just are not in love with anymore , they keep your ankles warm while polishing off your look  

                 Boot cuffs