Monday, November 23, 2015

Stay warm with Loaded Baked Potato Soup from CenterCutCook.com

It's a cold day here in the mountains - temperatures barely rose above freezing before the sky went dark. When looking for dinner inspiration for tonight, I remembered one of my favorite potato soup recipes; thick, creamy and deliciously easy. Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup from CenterCutCook.com is a favorite in our house, and is perfect for nights like this!





Loaded baked potato soup
Yum! Delicious recipes from CenterCutCook.com



I really encourage you to check this recipe out - as well as all of the others at Center Cut Cook! 

Until next time, stay crafty (and warm)!
-Katie




Sunday, November 22, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: RogueSurvivalKits

It never hurts to be prepared - maybe it's because I'm married to a former boy scout, but I LOVE being prepared for anything. It gives me peace of mind and helps me feel more relaxed if I have all of my bases covered. Living in the mountains, camping & hiking is a way of life. When it comes to packing, you want to make sure you've got everything you need...but you don't want to be weighed down too much either. Miniature survival kits are great to have on hand on camping & hiking trips, and recently open Etsy shop RogueSurvivalKits offers a lot of great options! Owners Cressi & Adam Johnson craft miniature survival kits with all the things you'll need - matches, first aid supplies & more. Perfectly sized for lightweight travel, it's great to have on hand in case of an emergency. Right now, RogueSurvivalKits is offering a special coupon code - GRANDOPENING2015 - for 30% off your order plus free shipping! Here's my top 3 picks from Etsy shop RogueSurvivalKits:






Survival Kit, Altoid Tin Survival Kit, Outdoor Survival Kit, Altoid Tin, Gift For Hiker, Camping Kit, Travel Kit, Waterproof Box, Rescue Kit




Survival Kit, Altoid Tin Survival Kit, Outdoor Survival Kit, Altoid Tin, Gift For Hiker, Camping Kit, Travel Kit




Survival Kit, Altoid Tin Survival Kit, Outdoor Survival Kit, Altoid Tin, Gift For Hiker, Camping Kit, Travel Kit, Waterproof Box, Rescue Kit



Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Free SVG files from Chicfetti!

A few months ago, I finally finished saving up and bought an older model Cricut (cue the happy dance!). I've had so much fun with it, and I've been using the Sure-Cuts-A-Lot software to work on personal projects, like Christmas tags & decals. I've been looking online for sites with free svg files, and today I want to share with you one of my favorites.







Chicfetti, a website dedicated to sharing creative & chic crafty ideas, has a section with 74 free svg files! (As well as a pretty great section with free printables for almost every occasion) It's been one of my favorite websites for svg files that I've found so far, and I really like the variety they have available. Halloween, Christmas, birthdays & more events have a variety of SVG files available.


So, make sure to check out Chicfetti and their free svg files; and don't forget to show them some love for offering such great freebies! 

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

Monday, November 16, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Maryolla

There are an abundance of things in nature to inspire us, especially in this season. Crisp fall leaves, rich colors & natural materials are just a few inspirations possible in the month of November. I love seeing Etsy shops that embrace natural inspirations, and Etsy shop Maryolla is definitely one of them! Focusing on natural materials, such as wool & natural stones, Etsy shop Maryolla creates handmade designs (and also offers supplies for your own crafty adventures). With over 350 items in stock, I'm sure you'll find something you like. Here's my top 3 picks from Etsy shop Maryolla:



Felt Snowman Ornament, Christmas Tree Ornament, Snowman Decor, Snowman Door Hanger, Snowmen Ornaments, Snowmen Decorations, Snowmen Decor 




Christmas wreath, winter wreath, wool felt wreath, front door wreath, seasonal wreaths, flower wreath, felt flowers wreath, felt banner 




2 Felt acorn caps napkin rings, Christmas napkins, custom napkin rings decor, Christmas dinner, Christmas ornaments, winter napkin rings 



Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Sunday, November 15, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Taotin

I love showing off one of a kind jewelry pieces; unique pieces you can't find anywhere else. It's so fun seeing what creations Etsy sellers come up with! Today's featured shop is no exception; check out the mixed metal work of Etsy shop Taotin. Owner Janice Adams has recently reopened her shop, Taotin, and will be adding more & more items in the coming weeks. Handcrafted, Taotin's items are made from an assortment of materials; sterling silver, copper & more. Here's a very special top 7 picks from Etsy shop Taotin:






Sterling Silver Turquoise Handmade Dangle Earrings 




Green Kyanite, Reticulated Sterling Silver, Handmade Necklace 




Long Turquoise Bead Copper and Sterling Silver Handmade Stick Earrings 




Boulder Creek Gold Nugget, Raw Gold Nugget, Moose Antler Bead, Consolation Creek nugget, Sterling Silver Handmade Bangle 




Copper Patinaed Sterling Silver Handmade Earrings 




Handmade Copper Picasso Jasper Bead Earrings 




Sterling Silver, Red Enamel Handmade Bracelet 



Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Saturday, November 14, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: BombThatBath

Baths are a great alternative to showers after a long day. Fill up the tub, lean back & relax! Today's feature shop handcrafts bath bombs, the perfect addition to any hard-earned soak in the tub. Check out Etsy shop BombThatBath: opened less than two months ago, BombThatBath already has over 20 sales! With a selection of options, including personalized bath bombs, there's something for everyone. New scents are rotated throughout the month, and many of them are organic. Right now, you can use coupon code GOBBLE for free shipping with your purchase of $10 or more! Here's my top 3 picks from Etsy shop BombThatBath:




Organic Lemon Bath Bomb 




Organic Spearmint Bath Bomb 




Organic Grapefruit Bath Bomb


 Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Zuffolo

When it comes to fashion, it's a great time to be a kid. Classic styles & bold colors are making a huge comeback, and there are a large number of boutique designers who offer great products at affordable prices...like today's featured shop. Meet Cynthia Valletta Baker, owner & creator behind Etsy shop Zuffolo. Cynthia offers crisp, clear product photos of her classically inspired, brightly colored girls' clothing & accessories. Handmade, each piece is one of a kind and lovingly crafted by Cynthia, who also accepts custom orders if time permits. Right now, Cynthia is offering a special coupon code - HOLIDAY15 - for 15% off your order of any ready-to-ship item with a price of $25 or more. Here's a very special top 7 picks from Etsy shop Zuffolo:






Tween Girls Embroidered Cape - Size 10, 12, 14, Gray Grey Brushed Denim - Fully Lined - Luxury One of a Kind Christmas Birthday Gift 




Girls Size 5 Coat Jacket Embroidered Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Dusty Pink Corduroy Fall Autumn Winter Back to School Ready To Ship 




Girls Size 8 Long Sleeve Dress Silver Gray Grey Satin Tulle Embroidered Christmas New Years Wedding Bridesmaid Flower Girl Special Occasion 




Girls Size 5 Coat Jacket with Belt Embroidered Flower Daisy Deep Plum Purple Corduroy Fall Autumn Winter Colors Back to School Ready To Ship 




Tween Christmas Dress Outfit Denim Blazer Jacket Red Twirly Skirt Polka Dot Embroidered Polar Bear Carousel Horse Size 10 Photo prop Gift 




Girls Size 4 Coat Jacket Embroidered Blue Birds Bright Orchid Pink Corduroy Fall Autumn Spring Colors Back to School Ready To Ship 




Girls Size 4 A-Line Short Sleeve Black Lace Dress Cotton Lined Formal Special Occasion Wedding Party Ready to Ship Little Black Dress 


Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Sunday, November 8, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: CloverSac

When you invest in a designer handbag, you want to make sure you're taking care of your investment - keeping it clean & organized, and keeping the purse in the best shape possible. Check out Etsy shop CloverSac, who is here to help you protect your style investment. Opened in May 2014, Cloversac offers purse organizer inserts, base shapers, and covers made by owner Diana Lee. After making a large investment in a designer purse, it's great to find accessories at an affordable price! :) Here's my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CloverSac:




Purse Organizer Insert for Hermes Birkin 35 (Beige) 




Base Shaper for Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 by CloverSac 







Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Friday, November 6, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: Triposhi

I love featuring shops that have just opened; it's always a privilege for me to be able to help spread the word about newly opened shops. Today's featured shop opened just a few short days ago on November 1st, but already has 16 items in stock to choose from. Meet Rhys O'Connell, owner of Etsy shop Triposhi. Featuring bohemian clothes & accessories, Triposhi's items are created & sourced by professional stylists. Here's my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop Triposhi:




Blue Wool Knitted Headband 




Lace Cardigan 




Lace Head Band 



Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CraftyGirl's Featured Shop: 33rayons

Jewelry is a great gift option for anyone in your life, for many occasions. Most of the time, when browsing jewelry online, the majority of products available are for women. However, today's featured shop? Just for men :) Etsy shop 33rayons features an assortment of handmade men's bracelets, crafted with gemstones and sterling silver. Owner Jacques Leclair is a graphic designer who decided to open an Etsy shop with high quality mens bracelet options, after being unable to find one that he liked. With crisp, clear pictures and 50 items in stock, I'm sure you'll find something you like. Here's my top 3 favorite picks from Etsy shop 33rayons





KAMBABA JASPER mens bracelet, Mens Silver bracelet, Mens jewelry 




SODALITE MENS bracelet, Double Wrap Around, Sterling Silver bracelet, Blue Bracelet 




Bracelet for Men - BLACK ONYX bracelet, mens bracelet 


Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Monday, November 2, 2015

Candles.Space: Buy & Sell Handmade Candles!

More & more online venues to buy & sell handmade items are opening lately - It's great to have so many options! I really love seeing websites that are niche specific, making it easier to find exactly what you want. One new website that I want to showcase today is Candles.Space, an online site specializing in handcrafted candles & accessories. If you love buying candles, or if you're looking for a new site to sell your handmade candles on, I really suggest that you give Candles.Space a try!




Candles.Space Main Page


If you're looking to buy candles, more options will be coming soon to Candles.Space as the website continues to grow :) Until then, though, there are some great options, much like this:



 


Right now, Candles.Space is offering an EXCLUSIVE coupon code on any Carolina candle - NC20 - for 20% off plus FREE shipping on any order over $100!


If you're looking to sell candles online, Candles.Space is a great option. It's FREE to open your online store, and has low fees, including a small 5% commission on sales. 


So, whether you're looking to buy or sell, I suggest you give Candles.Space a try :)

Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie