Monday, December 29, 2008

Etsy Find of The Week

Things have been a little hectic and I am heading out to Arizona soon, but thought these would be perfect for the seasoned traveler from Jet Set Paper .

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Horrible Night

Lets not even talk about last night. We had our Chicago Bloggers happy hour downtown last night. Part of the excitement for me? Of course seeing all the Chicago bloggers, but also we were going to do a $20 dollar gift bag exchange. I knew that traffic would be a mess because the weather was a mess. But I decided screw it, I am heading downtown. Why - because I was so excited to give away my gift bag. Yeah - in all honesty, this is what married life has become - I get excited over giving gifts. this whole mess - I left my cell phone at my office. I had no way of contacting Tina or Tara. And now I feel horrible, because from the sounds of it - everyone bailed except Tina (who was waiting for me). I ended up sitting in traffic for hours. I decided that I was going to have to just head home and email folks the next day. It was not until I saw Tina's email this morning that I realized "No!! No one made it." Tina, I am so sorry.

So why was I all excited over my gift bag? Because it was a sampler of some of the great Chicago sellers on etsy! This was perfect for our Chicago Bloggers and perfect for anyone trying to find a cool gift for the holidays. The other cool part about it was that it supports Chicago Style Crafters which is a group that is trying to reach a monetary goal that will aid them in securing space for a handmade, locally produced market here in Chicago.

So what was inside of the gift bag?

- "Chicago Snow" scented Soy Wax tealight, Reversible resin Pendant and 10% Off Coupon (Retail Value= $16) Something Beautiful - Chicago Postcard set & 10% off Coupon (Retail $10)Erin Donnelly

- Chicago Stamp Pendant (Retail Value= $10)Foxglove Accessories

- Recycled Wool Broaches (Retail Value= $4)Big City Fuzz

- Chicago map Journal (Retail Value= $5)Donovan Beeson

- The Space Saver Tab Ornament (Retail Value= $10)Circa Ceramics

- Chicago Recycled Bottle Cap Magnet (Retail Value= $5)Cranky Pickle

- "The City of The Snow" greeting card (Retail Value= $5) Molly Cranch

- 20% off Coupon Thank You Enjoy

- 10% off Coupon Kathyy's Krafts-

- 10% off Coupon (comes with an adorable handmade envelope) made by Jill Hannah

See, why I was excited and then so bummed that Blogger Happy Hour did not happen? Please, please go visit them on etsy and pick up yours here. You will not be disappointed.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Holiday Gift

Yikes, it has been a month since I last posted, but the job has taken all my creative juices lately. And - I also have discovered facebook and a new iphone. So please be patient.

One thing I am quite proud of is my holiday grab bag gift. It is awesome and I will definitely tell you more later after I have given it out to the lucky person.