Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Fun Day! WickedGoodKnits has our little melons covered!

Happy Sunday, I know what you are thinking....ugh tomorrow is Monday...work...back to the grind... BUT forget the grind and check out the Rind!! Go on over to www.wickedgoodknits.etsy.com, check out her shop and knits for the whole family!  Today I am  featuring the adorable watermelon sunhat!  Protect your baby's melon with a melon!  Pictured below, she hand knits it from 100% cotton yarn, and everything she does in "in house".  The hat below is for 12months and priced at $20, but she is happy to offer other sizes....just in case you want one to match!
Watermelon is not the only fruit in her basket, she also has strawberry hats, and I bet she could easily do a pumpkin, when their in season of course!  Head on over to www.wickedgoodknits.etsy.com and find something fantastic for your baby, your big girl, your husband, or yourself!  She is price very competitively and will gladly whip up a custom order!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

**GIVEAWAY** I Found Kawaii in Arlington Texas!

Ann, the keeper and crafter behind www.destinationdesign.etsy.com, is pleased to share a little Asain culture with us today!  Intro, Kawaii!  It is the most adorable little cartoon like items that are taking the world by storm. She has very generously offered up for our followers today, a perfect little Sparkly Pink Deer with Rhinestone Ring (pictured below).  All of the items in she Etsy store are very affordable, and adorable!  I can personally see my daughter begging me for this very ring, and once I finally gave in to the cuteness, she would wear it until her finger fell off!
At her store www.destinationdesign.etsy.com you will find a wide variety of items ranging from smiling cups of tea, to miniature plates of sushi.  But BEWARE: You will need at least a half hour if not more, to look in detail at all the cuteness she has in her shop, but it is well worth it!    She also has a blog at www.destinationdesigndaily.blogspot.com and you can follow her on twitter at Http://twitter.com/ambiguousangel.  Thanks you Ann and her Kawaii for brightening up our Saturday, and make sure you leave a comment below so you can win this adorable little ring for your special little Valentine!  The drawing will be on Wednesday!


HITSTHESPOT **WINNER**

Congratulations to Sandy Lewand!  You are the winner of www.Hitsthespot.etsy.com 's 6 piece truffles!!  I must admit I am sooo JEALOUS!!  But since she is so reasonably priced I think I am going to head on over to her shop and buy myself a Valentine's Day Present :)  Sandy, please contact me via convo on my etsy shop www.xmadebymamax.etsy.com with your information so I may pass it to HitstheSpot and get your chocolate overdose out to you ASAP!
Followers please be sure to check out todays feature that will be posted shortly for another chance at a giveaway, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Studiomusings....will get you to the weekend with the CoffeeBlues

Stop on by Studiomusings.etsy.com and check out her upcycled wind chimes.  They are truly OOAK (One of A Kind), and she uses found materials.  The one pictured below is the I Got the Coffee Blues!  I love how she uses the spoons as the wind chimes!
This is sure to be a hit for any coffee lover.  This one is priced at $45, and for our followers she is offering FREE SHIPPING when you use coupon code BFFE at checkout!  So check out studiomusings.etsy.com and get through the week with her cheerful and whimsical designs!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby, I love you! Custom Baby Photo Blocks @ SimplyStitching

Thanks for stopping by on this Thursday Followers :)  My treat for you today is something for baby!  It is not a truffle, but just as sweet and sure to put a smile on your face!  Pictured below are Unique Custom Photo Blocks for your baby available at Simplystitching.etsy.com!  Priced at a fantastic $14, these are a great gift for the new mom and baby...

The set of three blocks can be customized however you wish.  I was thinking, what a wonderful way to include grandma and grandpa, the favorite pet, or a parent serving overseas.  On the non personalized sides she has favorite colors, different textures, and will work with you so you receive a truly original keepsake learning toy for your child.  No Babies?? No problem!  She also has personalized pillows and sports themed pillows!  Something for everyone, and so reasonably price, head over to Simplystitching.etsy.com and if you mention coupon code BFFE in a convo prior to checkout, she will give you a generous 10% any order over $10, including custom orders!  Thanks for looking, now I have to go find some pictures for my blocks!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

**GIVEAWAY** HitstheSpot Yummmmy Truffles!

Okay so I feel like I really don't need to say anything more then TRUFFLES today...but...I will tell you a little bit more about www.hitsthespot.etsy.com...
She has been a member of Etsy since August 2009!  Always fresh, she only makes the truffles and all her baked goods upon order.  So you know the items are  as fresh as possible straight from her oven door to your front door!  Even more EXCITING she is giving away a FREE pack of 6 individually wrapped truffles (pictured below)..

And as an exclusive for followers if you use coupon code BFFE in message to seller at checkout she will send you a FREE GIFT for any order over $20 from now through Valentine's Day!  Go on over to www.hitsthespot.etsy.com and indulge on her delicious creations!  To enter, just leave a comment below and the drawing will be held this Saturday!  So make sure you come back to see if you have one!

WINNER LisaSutterDesigns Earrings....

Thanks to everyone who entered.....the winner for these little beauties is Follower "EverythingIveGot"!  Congratulations!  And thanks to everyone who entered.  I need the winner to please convo via etsy @ my etsy shop xmadebymamax.etsy.com so I can get your information!  Please everyone comeback and see the next giveaway that is going to be posted in a few minutes....YUUUMMMMMMMMY!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BENEFIT

So, my apologies for not featuring a shop today, but I was actually going to feature myself, and talk about something I was doing for a dear friend of mine, who has been a friend since Massage School.  Her uncle has recently be diagnosed with Bladder Cancer, and they are having a benefit auction for him, I am donating some items from my shop, http://www.xmadebymamax.etsy.com/!  Instead of featuring my items I would like to just post the flyer for his benefit, if you want to send something for the auction to raise money for him, as he has no medical insurance for the treatments ors surgeries he will have to face.

Thank you all...there will be a new shop featured tomorrow and the winner of the earrings announced!
XOXO WONDERMOM

Please remember to sign up for LisaSutterDesigns Giveaway

Sign up by leaving a comment below the post of her earrings on Saturday, it can be found under the Giveaway Label...Thanks so much and the winner will be announced Tomorrow morning!

Monday, January 25, 2010

For Him...RECYCLURES...TeddMcdonah has me HOOKED!

Good Monday to you!  Today I am excited to feature another item focusing on the "Go Green" movement!  His original series of reclaimed materials turned useful. While they are only intended for display. He has comprised them of preprinted steel and copper.  For a long lasting display the elements of the piece are spray-sealed separately and then riveted together with copper rivets!  I don't know a fisherman who wouldn't love to proudly display it!  Please go to www.teddmcdonah.etsy.com and check them out!

The price for this one is $40, but it is a fantastic work of art!  And I love that he uses recycled metals!  Not to worry, if your fisherman is not a drinker, he also has soda cans, mint cans, and christmas tins to choose from.  Thank you www.teddmcdonah.etsy.com for your unique craftsmanship, BFFE appreciates the nostalgic charm!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

LUXE Organic Cotton Face Scrubbies...the ORIGINAL by EcoChicHand Knits

Happy Sunday to you all!  Today I feel like I need something so comfy and warm to guide me into my Monday.  To this I offer up to you today, Organic Cotton Face Scrubbies by EcoChicHandKnits.etsy.com.  Pictured below are the Organic Cotton Scrubbies in a hand knit holder :)  The scrubbies are in "almond" and the bowl is "olive", but they offer 14 different shades to suit your needs and desires.  As a proud member of the Etsy Earth Team, they boast that they use only 100% Organic Cotton and make 100% of their items in house.  The scrubbies below measure approximately 3" in diameter and the hand knitted bowl can be used to hold them, or you can use it for anything else you can fit in there!

The Set above is very reasonably priced at $15.00, with nothing at http://www.ecochichandknits.etsy.com/ priced over $35.00, I think it is a steal.  The Scrubbies are washable and reusable, making it super easy to "Go Green" while getting clean!
I also want to note that they have other bowls, nesting bowls, and just scrubbies sets as well.  http://www.ecochichandknits.etsy.com/ are offering to our followers a generous coupon of 10% OFF PURCHASE INCLUDING CUSTOM ORDERS when you use code BFFE in the message to seller at your check out. You can also follow them on TwitterFacebook and their  Blog!

up and coming

Hey followers!  I just want to let you know i put a request out there and had an overwhelming response.  It has given me so many opportunities to feature great finds for you, the best finds!  As many of you are the shop owners who contacted me today, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU!  Thanks for following, THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING! and Thanks for your patience.  I am working on a calendar right now that I feel will feature each shop in the best possible way, as well as in a timely manner.  Please Check back here for general updates, and to see the BEST FINDS FROM ETSY...but also do check your convos as I am solidifying dates of features this week and may have additional questions for you :) and please Do stay tuned....later today, like after I get a few hours of sleep...I will be posting the feature of the day!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

**FREE GIVEAWAY** LisaSutterDesigns...Gorgeous without breaking the bank

Hello BFFE's!  Today I am featuring www.lisasutterdesigns.etsy.com!  She is ALSO providing the 1st BFFE GIVEAWAY!  Lisa takes already amazing pieces and turns them into all kinds of fabulousness!  Not only does she make earrings, but bracelts and necklaces, charms...she does it all.
Below is a picture of the earrings that you are gonna have a chance at winning! 
They are handwrapped on sterling silver wire from Fresh water pearl and Iolite and sit lightly on sterling silver ear wires.  There is a matching necklace available www.lisasutterdesigns.etsy.com.  She has over 19 years experience making and selling jewelry locally in Corpus Christi, and has held a successful store on EBAY until her recent switch to Etsy.com

Are your ears dying for these cuties?? Leave a comment below so I can sign you up.  The drawing will be on Wednesday and the winner will be informed via blogger.  Good Luck Everyone!  And thanks for looking!  Visit her www.lisasutter.blogspot.com and follow lisa there, where she offers special discounts to her followers!

Friday, January 22, 2010

TheSkinYoureIn...Delicious Pale Ale Beer Soap!

Today I would like to introduce you to www.theskinyourein.etsy.com!  Based out of California, they use natural ingredients to make their bath and beauty products.  Some of my favorites include this fantastic Pale Ale Beer Soap (only $5 per bar!), and the Hardworking Hands Soap!  Not only is it gorgeous, it also feels fantastic, and smells devine!  
The fragrance of this soap is sandalwood and vanilla, manly yes, but women like it too.   Pale Ale Beer Soap contains Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Castor Oil. A rich and stout Ale was used, along with ground oats and a generous amount of honey.


This would make a fantastic unique Valentine's gift for the man in your life, give your man a beer in the shower, he will love you for it!  I also want to let you know they make lip balms, and lotions, as well as offer gift baskets!  The Skin You're In was also so generous, and has agreed to offer our readers a discount of 10% for any purchase over $10. Just convo her and mention code BFFE when purchasing!  So what are you waiting for??  Go over and check out www.theskinyourein.etsy.com and wash responsibly!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Something New....Lilafrances...Beautiful Hangers....Wedding Keepsake

Good morning BFFE's!  Today I am going to introduce you to a sweet little shop on Etsy.  It is http://www.lilafrances.etsy.com/.  She creates custom hangers, that you will cherish.  I know what you are thinking...cherish my hangers??   But truly a unique artisan, she has different options to choose from.  My personal favorite is the one featured below for the wedding dress, it cost around $17.50 and is customized for you!

This would make a wonderful something "NEW" on your wedding day, just please be advised, due to the nature of her hangers, she does require approximately 3 weeks notice.  Also, she makes cute little ones with hearts or words like love...what a fantastic way to personalize that Valentine's Night gift :)  So what are you waiting for??  Visit http://www.lilafrances.etsy.com/ and get shopping! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

BirthBones..handmade cuteness

Today I would like to introduce you to BirthBones!  At BirthBones.etsy.com you will an adorable lampwork glass dog bone that features your doggie's birthstone...For all the proud moms and dads of little doggies everywhere :)  They also offer an option of gift certificate!  What a great gift for that person who has everything, or the new pet owner! And at just $10 it is a fantastic find....almost absurd!

Because they are so cute you can either wear it yourself :) or attach it to your pawfect pet!  Either way, you will be the envy of all the other pooches at the doggie park, mall, or even groomers :)  Featured above is January (Garnet) bead, but they have one for every month!  Visit their store @ BirthBones.etsy.com Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What is BFFE? Best Friends For Ever!

Welcome and thank you for stopping into Best Finds From Etsy.
Have you heard of this world crafting store front?  If not you need to go there www.etsy.com.  BUT FIRST, Let me help guide you to the cream of the crop.  If you have been there you have found that you could spend hours upon hours pouncing at the shops, going through the time line, or maybe even sorting through the responses of your very own alchemy request.  All of these shopping options, provided by Etsy.com are AWESOME.  And I do reccommend you try them out.  So why are you here?  Well, here I will feature a fanastic showcase for you.  A showcase of hand picked shops for everyone in your family.  Are you looking for some new undies?  We will help you find them!  Getting married and needing a fantastic custom tried and true graphic designer?  Done!  Basically, this is my little project, part of a New Year's resolution, and my way of paying it forward to my fellow crafters :)  Please join me....follow me...there is strength in numbers!  I will also get one of the shops featured each week to do a giveaway to one of our followers!  So you can win, just by following!  Please understand that I am getting this together now, and the first showcase will be up by this weekend :)
Greatfully yours,
Wondermom