Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Monday!

I've had a crappy Monday this far. How about you? Hoping for a better week! In LSBV world I'm starting to reveal the new Holiday Collection. I posted pictures today for Mr. Reindeer. Who doesn't love a Rudolph hat? :) What are some of your favorite items for the holidays? Are you ready to decorate your house? I sure am not ready!

More soon!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Salute to Veterans

One of my Etsy Military Wives team members created this wonderful treasury in honor of Veteran's Day. Check out the items featured!

'Veteran's Remembered' by treasuresinanattic

11-11-11. Remember our Veterans, no matter when, where, or why. If your country is FREE, thank a Veteran.

Vintage - Soldier Boy - The...

Unconditional Surrender - Ar...

Red Poppy art Flower Print f...

Touching History

Woman Veteran Pewter Pin ...

Vintage Military - Rubber St...

1910s vintage military costu...

World War One Boots . Antiqu...

Flag Raising on Mount Suraba...

Photography, toned black and...

Poppy Postcard Hang Tags - D...

Vietnam Wall in Washington D...

2 Handwritten Airmail Letter...

Single Americas War Heros St...

6 AMERICAN FLAG Chocolate Co...

Fallen Soldier My Hero Pewte...

Happy Veteran's Day!

LSBV Blog is back! I've been working on some design changes. Hope you like what you see!

So what is to come? New Features, new items, new favorites and so much more!

Since I have been in last I have started working with Little Diamond Models. This is a great modeling service that connects boutique owners with models of all ages. I have worked with some amazing kids and adults. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking to show off your creations.

I have been doing lots of work in the LSBV Store. New Items include hat designs, diaper covers, arm and leg warmers, and photography prop sets for all of my photog friends out there. Please check out whats new! I am offering 11% off to my shoppers today through Sunday in honor of the Veteran's day holiday as well. Great time to shop for those holiday presents. Do you have any Colt's fans in your life?  I have a version of this for girls and boys (Adults too). Maybe it will spare a winning streak in this sad season!

We are smack dab in the middle of a deployment in my house as well so I have been trying to get in a routine playing single mommy for the time being. This has proven difficult. Props to all the single parents out there! It has also gotten rather chilly in Arizona making it really feel like the holidays are near.

I'll leave you with this today... What would you like to see featured? Yummy recipes? Etsy finds? Model features on the kiddos I've worked with? Let me know!

Lots of Love <3

Hi Strangers!!

Super busy here! Going to revamp the blog very soon!!

How is everyone?

Veterans Day Sale now through 11-13-11 in the Etsy Shop!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weekly Line Up

I am once again revamping my weekly line up to return in full swing daily in July!

Here is what I have thus far:

Sunday "Relaxation" All about items in Etsy shops that focus on relaxation that I think you should check out.

Monday "Military Shop Feature" I will interview a Etsy Military Spouse shop owner and feature items from their Etsy Shops. Who doesn't like to support those who support our service members?

Tuesday "Treasury Tuesday" I will feature a treasury of some of my favorite items around Etsy.

Wednesday "Who's the Model" I have been working with several great little models to show off my creations lately. Each week I will feature a Model and some of their cute images to get some more exposure for them.

Thursday "That's How I See It" Whatever is going on in my world.

Friday "Facebook Friday's" I will be featuring facebook pages that I love that I think you should check out!

Saturday: "Sensational Shop Feature" I will feature a shop of an Etsy member from one of the teams that I am a part of.

What do you think? Sound like some interesting reading? I will be needing Etsy shops, facebook pages, models, and more for each daily feature. If you see a category that you fit into that you would like to be a part of please email me at to be considered. All I ask in return is that you promote my blog to your followers. :)

Need a Cute Hat for All Ages? Momma's included??

Check out my latest!


These can be made with or without the flower and strap in whatever color you can imagine! You can find these two styles listed in my Etsy Shop!

And as always you can email me at

I have purchased the new camera and have fallen in love with photography. I want to take a class and maybe start photographing some local models here as well as using models from Little Diamond Models.

Any local models hanging out in Tucson?

Have a Great Sunday!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Treasury Feature!

My little boy blue Owly hat was featured in the super cute animal treasury today! Please spread some love to some fellow etsians! Great items here!

'Take a Walk on the Wild Side' by AllThingsTangled

How can one resist those cute furry faces, whether to wear them, or to dress up our own cuddle monsters. These animals need a home... Maybe it's in your house or in your jewelry box?

Pet ID with Personality

Paw Prints Woodburned in Oak...

Horses in Love Pocket Mirror

OOAK sculpted peaceful lion ...

Uncut Simplicity Crafts Dog ...

Vintage Madagascar Postage S...

Critters Graphic and Clipart...

Flurry of Pink Flamingos mod...

1 pc LARGE Silver plated wit...

Knitted Koala Bear

Cat earrings

PDF Woodland Owl amigurumi p...

Playful and Colorful Jumping...

Little Boy Blue Owl

10 pcs Large ladybugs wooden...

Playful monkey earrings

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Happy Friday Everyone!

I've been busy listing new items with some of my new model pictures this morning! You can find them here:

Little Boy Blue Owl and The Love Owl

I'm so excited about all the good thinks happening within the Etsy store lately! We have had our first international order to Italy! Lots of sales, lots of new friends, and just lots of good stuff!

What is new with you? Know of a good Etsy shop that I should feature? Are you looking for idea's for Christmas yet? Ready to see the Treasury Tuesday feature return? I'm revamping my line up a bit. When I return from my vacation travels I am looking to start my daily rambling up once again.

Have a Super Weekend!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Favorite Cameras

I recently went out in search of a new camera. I have been taking pictures of my items on my iphone lately since my point and shoot nikon quit working and for the ease of uploading directly to the web. I knew the quality wasn't fabulous. After speaking to a few photog friends, I decided to purchase a Cannon Rebel Ti3. I am so in LOVE with this camera! Best business purchase I've made in awhile. I've been practicing with lighting and expsorue and snapped some great pictures of my new Owlie hat.

These are two of the pictures I snapped last night. I have had so many more hits to my Etsy website since posting these!

Little Purple Owl Hat

The Love Owl      

In another attempt to increase foot traffic I have began to work with a modeling agency to get some different shots of my hats on kids other than my own. I am excited to take pictures of my kids outdoors with the new camera in my creations as well.

My Etsy shop has had a bit of an overhaul as well. Check it out! Click here

What do you think of the photo quality! Looking forward to some comments!

Talk soon!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What's New Wednesday and Missing in Action

So sorry that I have been MIA lately. Life takes over and then yea. I've been super busy creating new items the past few weeks. First off is the new slouchy newsboy:
 Then there is the new dinosaur hat:

The Kitty Cat Earflap:

And Finally, lots of new head band styles :)
So as you can see, very busy bee. I've also joined forces with Little Diamond Models to hopefully get some of my hats on little boys for listing purposes, and so that others can get an idea of what the hats will look like on their little men.

Going to try and get back on track in the next week with daily updates. Stay tuned!

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Friday Feature!

From now on Friday's will be all about blog swapping. Another great way to gain exposure for my readers. Do you blog? Would you like to swap with me? Basically we feature information about each others blogs within our own! I am featured on my featured bloggers page today as well! Head on over and check the Little Snugglies Feature of the Day!

First up today is all about the Little Boys are Made of Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails blog. This is a wonderful blog where creator  Stacey helps out other bloggers with blog swaps, shares parenting advice and more! Read on and please check out her blog and tell her Three Little Crochet hooks sent you!

From Stacey....
I'm 25.  WAHM - [Scentsy Consultant -].  Married to Jack [5/8/09].  Baby Samuel [we call him Sam - 10/26/10].  Dog mom to Hank and Sophie.  I breastfeed Sam.  I love coke-a-cola, high heels, summer, and photography.  I collect vintage cameras.  I have a Bachelor's degree in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations.  I started a Bachelor's Degree in Photography at Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville.  I have an Associate Degree in Art. I can't stand the sight of absolutely grosses me out.  Baby products I couldn't live without:  boppy, graco swing, fisher price vibrating chair, lansinoh breast milk storage bags, & Nuk orthodontic pacifiers.

About the blog.
Every day Stacey posts a new activity to do to connect with your baby. She also includes random family pictures in some of the posts.  She posts 0recipes that absolutely must be shared with the world [because they are soooo amazing]. She is also going to start posting baby food recipes in the coming weeks. I don't know about you but I love to save money and make my own anything, baby food included!

Why does Stacey Blog?
To connect with other moms and share ideas

Who does this blog appeal to?
parents [moms]

Find Stacey at all the places listed below! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Military Feature!

Today's shop feature is all about items made to support our military! Kelly Tode, owner of Beauty.Mark Military Boutique, started her business in January 2011. She needed a hobby, and her hobby turned into her passion! She decided that others may be interested in her unique items. Items range from Military Jewelry (Name Tape Bracelets, Charm Necklaces & Bracelets) to Military Headbands & Hair Clips!  I love these items, most are made from uniform of your selected branch and their are serveral ways to personalize the pieces to make them even more special.

One of my favorite Items currently featured in the Beauty.Mark Military Boutique on Facebook is the Name Tape Bracelet. This is a bracelet made from a material in the pattern of your service members uniform, and can be customized with different colored ribbons and a name tape with your selected name. I think this is a great piece, and really neat if you have a love one that is deployed.


If you are interested in finding out about this product or the others within the Beauty.Mark Military Boutique please visit Kelly's Facebook Page at:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Cleaning of Inventory!

I have gone through my inventory and pulled out several items that I am selling at more than 50% off their normal prices. The items are located in my Clearance sale facebook album. The first to comment "mine" with email address under the picture will get the item and a paypal invoice will be sent. This is a great deal for those wanting to save money for cold weather gear for next winter! There are two Owl's included in the clearance sale! If your not a fan of my Facebook Fan Page please like it and you too can partake in these special sales!

Just a Few Items in the Sale:

Super Cute Heart Hat
Little Green Owl

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sensational Shop Feature Saturday

Hope you all have had a great Saturday! Today's feature is all about Darling Discoveries! Darling Discoveries is a fantastic Etsy shop full of great items for babies and kids! Emily, founder of Darling Discoveries, came up with the idea for her business when money was tight and she couldn't afford certain things that her kiddos could really use. Her first creations were the Good to Go Pouches and Heavy Duty Burp Cloths. Emily loves making everything in her shop knowing that when someone opens their package it is truly a present. She strives to provide high quality items to others!

I love the Good to Go Pouches! I'm working on the potty training adventure with my two year old and Emily has created a great product to make potty training fun anywhere! The Good to go pouches are sturdy washable items that will hold training pants, extra undies, stickers or other rewards and even a reward chart. Continue your potty training practices wherever you go, out and about, to grandma's, etc.

Great for Both Boys and Girls!
 Take everything you need with you

Please show Emily and Darling Discoveries some love! She has other super cute items you may be in search of including car seat covers to keep the sun and the cold off your little ones! You can also follow Darling Discoveries on Facebook at:

Also, as a special offer to my blog readers, you can enter coupon code DARLINGSP15 in Emily's Etsy shop for 15% off your order!

Happy shopping!