Tracey included in her post one of her favorite quotations by Agent Dale Cooper, and it's one of my favorites, too: "Harry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee."
So, grab yourself some coffee, a slice of pie, or some donuts, and look through these wonderful collections of little presents you can give yourself (or someone else). Enjoy!
Collection: Etsy Metal Finds by Etsy Metal Blog
Collection: Beware the Ides of March by Colette Creation
Collection: All Things Star Wars by The Paper Nest
Collection: Sewing by Flowers & Tea
Collection: Keyword / Gold by Oh Hello Friend
Collection: Shiny Spotlight Thursday by Simply Shiny Life
Collection: The Moon by Feather & Webb
Collection: MLK by Lova Revolution
Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog
where no one notices the contrast
of white on white, and in between the moon
and you the angels get a better view
of the crumbling difference between wrong and right
Featured Artists: NoParticularOrder, NatureMandalas, JudeMcConkey, LiliesOValley, CathoGirl, InBloomDesigns, AddieDesigns, IreneSuchocki, SeaShaped, LoveAndPenguins, thePhotoZoo, CherieBosela, RyanPlz, AllyBeans, and JosephineAndCole.
This collection is inspired by lyrics from Kurt Elling's song, Never Never Land.
My friends, every day we sit in our everyday chairs, and go to our everyday work, drink from the everyday cup. But we never allow ourselves to go into the extraordinary places in our minds, in our hearts.
I ask you my friends: How do you think a book is written? How do you think a song is sung? How do you think a picture is painted? How do you think a race is won? How do you think the world gets started?
If a little daydreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time.
Featured Artists: CompulsiveCollection, FairlyCrafty, RMoralesPottery, Shirae, ArtOfJenna, InkMeUp, AlisaPaints, PhippsArt, BornBarefoot, AJthePurple, KellieDrawsPictures, and CatNPhotography.
We would be warm, below the storm, in the shade. If you like this treasury by ArtisanaDesigns, you'll like her whole shop! The serene green-blue theme echoes throughout her jewelry.
I want everything in this lovely treasury by PeachCult. In fact, I already bought a constellation necklace from Bigib, and I wore it to my brother's wedding. Unfortunately, the venue did not allow us to stay long enough to see the stars appear that night.
I just discovered this Craft Cult Feature: Not only can you view screen shots of your items on Etsy's front page, but you can create a widget of the page! There's a couple of grid styles, and some scrolling ones, too. They all look fantastic. The 4th one below contains two pieces of art both hanging in my friends' house.
I'm watching a little bit of The West Wing right now. The episode, "Game On" is one of my favorites (what am I saying, they're all my favorites), and Bartlet is proving now that he is not at all Uncle Fluffy... EdensWake pays homage to all the characters we love, and my photograph is, indeed, named after the Landingham of West Wing fame.
Featured Artists: SurrenderDorothy, ElysiumDesign, FinalScore, ReCultivation, LaurenBPhotography, ThePeachTree, Infusion, DantesSpirit, AllieGreene, DaogreerEarthWorks, RebecCards, PogoShop. Curator: EdensWake.
Today was a nice day. Warm, sunny, bright - a rarity this year. This treasury by Myklia, full of lovely lights reminds me of that unfamiliar ball of fire in the sky. I got burned today. I was wearing sunblock, but a cave is really what I need.
Featured Artists: BigBeanPhotos, DaogreerEarthWorks, Ablaze, RSully2sPhotography, ReSurface, PDKCandles, Kirkiture, StillMemory, StilNovoDesign, KamLampCompany, TheLittlePrints, and RizBerry. Curator: Myklia.
When you're feeling Down and Out, this post may perk you up. My sparkley vinyl ID wallets are featured here, but unfortunately linked to a selling venue that wasn't working out for me. You can get my wallets at any of my other venues.
Also try the Down and Out Chic Shop on Etsy.
Handmade Spark brings buyers and sellers of handmade goods together, and offers a venue for artisans to showcase their work. Handmade Spark is Timothy Adam's latest venture.
The fine folks at Handmade Spark have included a couple of my items in their blog post, "Tropical Holiday." This post was written by Kirsten Bailey, a regular writer for the blog.