Thursday, September 22, 2016

Favorite Etsy Shops

Hi Sweet Friends

Happy First Day of Fall
We had two wonderful rounds of rain today
The temps stayed in the 80's
Of course they are forecast to go back up
However, it was a perfect way to start Fall
Oh Happy Fall

I did a bit of Christmas shopping over the weekend
And, wanted to share what I purchased
But mostly
I wanted to share
Two Wonderful Etsy Shop Owners

There is Never a loss of Gorgeous
When I visit

I have purchased several of her items
This time I purchased two Christmas Ornaments

Everything she designs is to perfection
And beautifully finished

Although these are purchases
I Always feel like I'm receiving a gift when I open the box
She adds such sweet touches to her packages
With Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Popping up soon
Stopping by Celestina's Place is sure to inspire
And help check off your Gift List

The other place that I Love to Shop is at:

Stephanie is a wonderful person and artist
I fell in love with this stocking

And so many of her lovely Christmas ornaments
She also has the cutest sewn items
I own several of her pieces
And love every one of them

Again, whenever I order from her shop
I feel as though I have received a gift
Everything is packaged with love and care
Little thank you items are sweetly tucked in
I can't encourage you enough
To stop by Stephanie's place to do a bit of shopping

Are Encouragements in my Life
And also have fabulous blogs
Links by clicking their names above

Now on to one more thing
Two years ago I decided to allow my back lawn to die
There are days I am just overwhelmed with Life
And all that needs to be done without my Mark
The lawn is totally gone now :)
And I am beginning to plant a desert type backyard
Less watering, less yard work
But (hopefully) more lovely flowers
And a comfortable place to 'be' during the cooler months of the year

This afternoon it POURED on my dirt
My blank slate for my more desert friendly backyard
I'm so Happy
See the shovel out there?
Yes, the rain will make it Much easier for me to dig
The holes for the plants I intend to plant this weekend

Maybe in two years
I will be able to show you a lovely desert garden

Until then



  1. Good Morning Cindy and Happy Fall. It is so sweet and thoughtful of you to give a shout out to Stephanie and myself. What a joy and blessing it is to have you shop with me over the years and I know Stephanie feels the same. She has a beautiful shop and I own several of her gorgeous designs too. They accent my home and bring me great joy to see among my treasures. Like you, she is a blessing to know and call my friend.
    Thank you once again for all your purchases and now this mention.
    It is the special people like you that encourage me as an artist to continue on.
    Your backyard desert will be wonderful and you will love it. We have something similar in our backyard with the pool and rock and no grass to mow. We still have the plantings and trees to water, but it certainly is less. With the heat here, it really helps.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Fall days ahead.
    Hugs and Blessings with lots of love sweet friend. xo

  2. Love Celeste and her beautiful works of art. I just purchased a couple of her cute sweater pumpkins. They are so sweet. Even with a purchase it is a gift to open. Celeste always puts in her special thank you's. I am heading over to check out Stephanie and her Etsy. Glad your temps are more tolerable. Enjoy those days.

  3. I hope your desert garden works out well. I couldn't keep up with a large yard that's for sure! Love the ornaments, so pretty!!

  4. Good {late} evening, sweetest friend. My, what a beautiful post you have written. You have such a big heart, Cindy, and love continually pours forth. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for mentions Celeste's Etsy shop as well as mine - bless you. I adore Celeste's creations and have several of her lovely items around my home. She is so incredibly talented, isn't she. And best of all, everything she makes is made with extra love and care :)

    You are a true and kind friend. Much love to you!


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy