Thursday, November 15, 2007

Trading on Etsy is FUN!

I think I may have discovered a brilliant way to go Christmas shopping on Etsy without spending a dime...TRADING!!! Look at this cute "Pink Retro Oval Clutch" I received in the mail from Chick.Bags on Etsy. I traded a pair of my Vintage Willow Sway earrings for it. Isn’t that so fabulous? If you get a chance, I do recommend visiting her shop. Her bags are so cute and excellent quality (not to mention awesome prices!!!).

Cheers to trading on Etsy for handmade gifts for yourself or your friends!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Basko & Molly

Here are some photos I took this afternoon. Basko and Molly are my little kitties whom I just adore!!! They were enjoying the nice autumn breezes out on the patio this afternoon. Basko is the one on the right. He always takes such good care of you can see, Molly is hiding her head in Basko's lap...too cute! :)

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Here are a few items on Etsy that I am in love with.

StephanaDesigns: Black Bird Bag

fringe: Holly GoLightly Luxury Shrug

Alpenhimmel: Vintage Czech Glass Buttons

NatureMandalas: Broken Chair

Saturday, October 13, 2007

First "Fall Like" Day

Well, the hot humid days of summer may finally be slowly fingers are crossed. This past August and even September have been so incredibly humid. Some days I have had to remind myself why I live in the South. I mean, this heat can really get to you, especially after having a long summer and on top of that, originally being a transplant from the North. Well, finally it seems that Autumn is on it's way. It's all coming back to me now...I love the Carolina's!

Today was particularly special, filled with lots of tradition. The entire Saturday revolved around food, outdoor markets, antiques, pumpkins, long car ride adventures, trains, Autumn breezes, and more food. Here are some pictures of our day...

Here is Jono watching the train go by in Summerville. He loves trains and every time we visit this special little town we always seem to "catch" the train. I love how he becomes a child again, filled with excitement and least for a moment anyway...

Jono watching the train go by...

I think I may have found my favorite antique shop...."Marigolds" ...of course!
Look at all the vintage tablecloths...<3
Not only is Teal one of my favorite's a new favorite shop! I couldn't believe all the "vintage inspired" fashion in this awesome!!!
As always, we found our perfect pumpkins at Fox Market!

The perfect day was ended with our favorite Italian restaurant..Penachio's.
Cheers to the new season and many enjoyments to come this Autumn!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

100'th item SOLD!!!

I have so happy to announce that I've sold my 100'th item for Lula Boutique! I remember when I sold my very first item...and then second...I was just completely thrilled. I never imagined what 100 would feel like. I am just so grateful for the opportunity to sell my handmade items on Etsy. It's truly given me so much happiness and be able to have a little online shop of my own and do something I love. Thank you to all of my customers who have purchased from me thus far. So, to celebrate...I'm having a 10% off everything sale!
To receive 10% off, just add your items to the cart and checkout but don't complete the sale and pay. Just write "10% off sale" in the "Notes to Seller" and I'll send you an adjusted invoice. This sale is good until I've sold my 111 item.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Vintage Apron = <3

I purchased this Vintage Apron a while ago on Etsy at a shop called Laura Crow. I just fell in love with it the moment I saw it and immediately began to fantasize about all the yummy cakes and cookies I could make while wearing such a pretty apron. My fiancé laughed at me when I showed it to him and said, "Why on earth did you buy that?" Is it that weird that I like to pretend to be a domestic girl from the 50's? I'm sure anyone else would agree that chocolate cake tastes much better when prepared lovingly by a girl who happens to be wearing a vintage floral apron! ;)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wickedly Chic Magazine

Wickedly Chic Magazine featured one of my Vintage Barbie Cards for their June 20 "Daily Ditties"!!! This is what they wrote...

"20 JUNE 2007 I found a new favorite haunt when I discovered Lu La Boutique. I love Barbie & especially vintage Barbie. Take a look at this handmade card. You don’t even have to send it to anyone…it would be perfect for framing. Far superior to anything that is mass produced & priced at $3.50."

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Designer Scoop Magazine

I'm so thrilled to announce that Smitherman & Barnwell and Designer Scoop Magazine have featured my shop in their May issue. Scroll down and the little blurb about LuLa Boutique is titled: Please Note...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Adding to the shop...

Yes...I have some newly listed shop items I want to share. I think I'm addicted to taking pictures of my jewelry and cards wrapped up in there new packaging...ha-ha!

Vintage Willow Sway Earrings

Flapper Girl Greeting

All ready to go...
I hope you have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


My shop is starting to make progress! I've had a couple more sales this past week. I sold 40 custom tags and an Etsy Banner to the fabulous owner of The Bees Wax Effect. I had such a fun time designing everything...just fabulous!

Just when I was heading out the door to make a shipment I checked my shop and to my delightful surprise, the very talented owner of enca purchased both sets of hairpins I had listed. I was so HAPPY! It totally made my day!

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Happy Valentines to my Shop…

All I can say is Yay! I had such a great day yesterday at my shop. I am so happy to have had three pieces of jewelry sell.

The fabulous owner of The Bees Wax Effect purchased two of my favorite pieces I had listed. Here are a couple pictures of my recently sold items.

Pink Bliss Pearls...

& Everyday Purple (it's actually more purple than this picture)...

Here they are all packaged and ready to be shipped to their new home...

Also…London Green Choker/Bracelet sold too! Yay!

all packaged and ready to go...

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

What I LOVE...

I LOVE this fabric. It's just so gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hands on it because I have oh so many plans and ideas. Soon to come...fabulous hand bags made out of this...
and this...

and this...

I hope you have a fabulous day!

It's been a while...

Oh my...I cannot believe I haven't posted anything in almost 3 weeks!!! That will change for sure. I want to start posting at least a couple of times a week.

Well, the main reason for this post is because I'm so excited about my shop. I had my fist custom order this weekend. I made custom gift tags for Chic Pet Boutique. They have the cutest line of pet clothes and accessories...soooo adorable! They're in the process of opening a new shop on etsy so you'll be able to shop for your precious pooch and kitty here.

Here they are all packaged up and ready to go to their new shop! ;)

I also made these new tags for my shop. Here is a picture of a packaged pair of earrings that were purchased by the owner of this shop. I LOVE my new tags. Now I need to make some matching business cards and I'll be good to go!

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Favorite New Items at LuLa

I made these Valentine Sweetheart Earrings and Dragonfly Note Cards yesterday. These are some of my favorite items I've listed for sale at LuLa Boutique so far. These note cards were my first attempt at creating stationary goods besides the gift tags. I think they turned out very nice! They are so simple and have a crisp feel to them. I think these items would make a very lovely gift for someone special. ;D

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Adding Variety to the Boutique

I decided to add a couple of different items to LuLa Boutique besides jewelry. I made a variety of gift tags and also some hairpins. These are a few pictures of some of my creations from today. I'll be listing lots of new items throughout the weekend as well. I'm crossing my fingers that these sell...

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

That's a Wrap!

I wasn't satisfied with the way my photos of my jewelry were turning out. They were just too boring. So I'm in the process of taking all new photos of my jewelry that I've already listed for LuLa at Etsy. I've decided that a real person to model my jewelry might be a good idea. So yesterday my sister (who also happens to be my best friend) came over my house for a "LuLa Boutique" photo shoot. I think the pictures turned out great. My sister is obviously a natural beauty so that kind of helped. ;)

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Me & My Love

Ahhh! The simple things in life! This is a picure that we took after a picnic in the park dowtown. That was a good day!

I hope you have a fabulous day!