Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide 2010!

It's Sara's FAVORITE things!!!
(ya know, like Oprah!)

I have always loved handmade...LOVED! Over the past year, since I've been selling on Etsy, I have met so many wonderful people, it's almost hard to believe. I want to share with you all of my favorite creations made with love by my favorite crafters.

Jill is a best friend of one of my best friends...and WE'VE become friends over the years. (are you following?!) She is an amazing baker and has just recently started up her own Etsy Shop! Her baked yummies would be absolutely perfect for your holiday parties or even to bring into your office or school! The Gingerbread Men & Red Velvet Whoopie Pies look DELISH! Jill just started a Facebook Fan Page too- take a peek!

Here's what Jill has to say about them:

Gingerbread men: Let these delicious little guys join your holiday table. They are all baked and iced by me when ordered and no 2 will be exactly the same. Enjoy the sweet bite of ginger and sweetness. Sure to be a favorite amongst your family or holiday guests. Purchased by the dozen. $15.00

Red velvet whoopie pies: This cross between cake and cookie is the perfect holiday goodie. Two red velvet cookies are sandwiched together with a creamy, delicious filling. Sold by the half dozen. $10.00

Tubby Tabby

I won a little giveaway from Jodi a while back and wrote a review on her awesome necklaces HERE. Her stuff is so incredibly unique & fun. I absolutely LOVE this Swarovski Crystal Cube Necklace in Pink Sapphire and Sterling and she has earrings to match too! I'm thinking perfect give for a mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, co-worker, etc.


Y'all know Heather is one of my favorite people...ever! She has THEE most precious holiday cards in her shop this year. I love how they come as DIY printables AND printed cards...whichever you prefer! This one is my FAVE!

I just purchased the Santa Letter kit from Chickabug and my kids had a BLAST filling them out. They are such a clever idea! We filled them out and headed to Macy's to drop them in the Santa Mailbox...what special memory!

If you look up "CUTENESS" in the dictionary you would find Heather's BLOG...seriously! You have to check out her fan page too!

Bluepie Designs

I met Deb last weekend at the craft show. She wasn't a vendor at that particular show but she stopped by my table and we had the nicest time chatting and talking about our "stuff". I checked out her Etsy shop when I got home and loved what I found! You have to check out her ORIGINAL Secret Stash Money Cuff (for adults AND kids). Super cute AND functional!

Two Savvy Sisters

Nicole and I met through blogging and now are total blog buddies & internet friends :) She is so sweet, I just love her! She has this super cute Winter Owl Party Collection in her shop (for boys & girls), and I think the banners are the perfect touch to any party. I especially love all the detail, you can see how much hard work she puts into these. You can learn more about Nicole on her blog (which is fab) & her Facebook Fan Page!

Unique Cork

I met the owner of Unique Cork at the Craft Show last weekend as well. Now this is a clever idea! He can make anything you want into a bulletin board...how cool is that? I bought the "Peace, Love, Happiness" bulletin board for my nieces for Christmas. I know they are going to LOVE it! You have got to check out his website, he has TONS to choose from! These are also made so incredibly well, I will definitely be purchasing more for my own kids! He just started a Facebook Fan Page, go check it out to see some more great pics!

Crazy Steve's Pickles and Salsa

ANOTHER Craft Show find!! This girl was buying bows from me and kept talking about how delicious & SPICY these pickles were that she had just tried. I love, love, love anything spicy so I had to check them out for myself. Steve had the best display set up and plenty of samples to taste. Each one was absolutely delicious. I bought a jar of the Let the *INSANE* Sunshine Pickles and have been enjoying them pretty much every day at lunch. The pickles and salsas make a great gift for the holidays, even as a stocking stuffer! Everything about this product is so clever, which I love. The labels on the jars are so unique, my jar had a 9/11 hero story and a "moment" story about Woodstock. Really interesting stuff! Right now he has 3 different "hero" stories and several different "moment" stories on all of the labels. Not to mention, Steve is also a really cool guy -- go check him out on his Facebook Fan Page!

Kid-N-Around Creations

I've ordered from Lori before and have always been soo pleased! Her play food is adorable and so well made. She is always offering great promotions and has the best ideas for the kids! I have to get my hands on this super cute Felt Play Checkbook, I know my son would love this! I also love the Mini Chalkboard Roll as a fun alternative to the crayon roll. I SO need to have these in my diaper bag for "those" moments...you moms know what I'm talking about!

Designs by Jackaroo

Erin and I met a while back and I just love her creations. I gotta tell ya, she makes THEE best AND cutest burp cloths. The 3 I have are adorable and have held up fabulously! I love her choices of fabrics, they are always so bright & fun. She just recently posted these pics on her facebook page and I fell in love. I might need to have another baby. (kidding...but will be great as gifts!) I am loving these extra little touches to the burp cloths and they are so original. I'm hoping to do an interview of Erin after the New Year...stay tuned!!

Welp, there ya have it!! Hope you all love my favorite things as much as I do!! Happy Shopping everyone!!


Tubby Tabby's SquawkBox said...

That's awesome, definitely some great pics here. I gotta go, I saw something here I have to get before someone else buys it. Thanks for including little ol' me in your favs!

Love Ya—Jodi

Jill said...

Thanks so much! I'm gonna have to check out some pickles for my Dad!

Casey said...

Hi, I just wanted to say hi and let you know that I am new to the blog hop. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Heather - Chickabug said...

Thank you so much, Sara!! You're the best! : ) LOVE your choices - those red velvet whoopie pies look SO good... : )

bluepie said...

hi Sara...Looking thru old posts and remembered you had blogged about my "secret stash" cuffs...so- of course, a late but much appreciated thank you!
So glad we met and can blog hop now!

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