Monday, November 2, 2009

How early is too early ...

to start thinking about Christmas?

I said it about Fall, but really ... isn't Christmas the most wonderful time of the year? I think so. I've completely bypassed Halloween and Thanksgiving - to me, it could be December 2nd. My mind has been focusing on Holiday decor, gifts, diy projects, and recipes galore.

I'll try not to bore you with Holiday cheer, but I do have a goal this year. If you read my blog, you'll know I'm a huge fan of Etsy. As a seller on Etsy, I now look there for gift ideas. Whether it be handmade or vintage, I know I can find something for someone. That said, my goal is to inspire and possibly nudge you in the right direction ... support my fellow Etsy sellers and buy handmade this year.

My One Word @ Etsy posts will now be weekly installments of gift ideas, stocking stuffers and all around fun stuff that's available to you with just a few clicks of your mouse.

To get the gift guide started, I've found a few things that definitely could be on my wish list!

I love this paper flower kit ... how real do these look?! A great gift for the bride to be who wants handmade and creative touches for the big day. I love to cook - and I mean love! I love to stare at the various spices in the grocery store, too. Why not get the chef in your life some great tins with yummy spices they might not have?
This is a gift that might not last until Christmas. I found these shampoo bars the other day and I'm pretty much in love with the idea. If I buy them, I'll let you know how they do, but in the meantime stock up on these for cute little favors or stocking stuffers.

Happy shopping!


  1. Cute ideas. I also was thinking of ways to cut the Christmas budget by going handmade. Both by my own hand and by etsy.
    Thanks for Sharing!

  2. I bought my best friend a necklace and I am going to try to purchase many of my gifts from etsy... it just feels right to do that, dontcha think? And, I don't have to go to the mall!

    Can't wait to see your lists!

  3. I love Etsy, too. So many pretty's mind boggling!
    And go ahead and bore us with lots of Holiday cheer!


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