Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's Time For A Giveaway!



It's time to celebrate! I passed 1,000 sales on Etsy last week ~ and am so grateful to all of my customers! The lovely Lauren over at "A Lovely Lark" is hosting a Giveaway for a $50.00 credit in my shop...time to go shopping! The Giveaway is up and running until Tuesday, the 5th. Be sure to take a look at her home tour ~  she has created such a wonderful home for her family, I am in love with the nursery which was featured on Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy.

Good Luck!
Bonne Chance!
Buona Fortuna!

xo,
Nathalie

Sunday, January 27, 2013

It's All In The Hand Of The Artist

Guido Danielle's amazing hand transformations have been around for a while...and I had seen several of his masterpieces. But I only recently came across his "animali"...
Truly Amazing!






I imagine the models would never want to wash their hands! 

Signore Danielle lives in Milan, Italy ~
You can see more of his work here.

I know that the temperatures are very chilly out there! I hope you all are surviving the winter doldrums, and perhaps finding some energy for creative pastimes. We had a Spring teaser for a few days, but the wintry temps are back now.

The first month of 2013 comes to a close...
Where did it go?!

xo,
Nathalie

pictures via guidodanielle.com

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Furry Friends

custom portraits by matea sinkovec here

I couldn't resist sharing this beautiful portrait that was on Etsy Finds today....I know that many of you love your furry family members like I do! Isn't this just the happiest little guy (or girl) you've ever seen!? Matea Sinkovec's shop is full of joy!
custom pet rock by shebbo design here

I was most intrigued with these beautiful painted rocks customized with your pet by Sebnem, see more here.

 

pet sculptures by urastarhouse here

And how adorable are these sculptures by Urastarhouse? They do many others in addition to animals, stop by their shop to see! 

pet dishes by sunshine ceramics here

I think I will have to order these dishes for my Maxwell...just too cute! Visit Sunshine Ceramics here to see more.

My week flew by! My third grader's class went on a Field Trip to our local newspaper...how interesting it was! The Review Journal here in Las Vegas has one of the largest printing presses on the West Coast, it was really amazing. I will think twice when looking at the ads and papers from here on...so many people are involved to make it all happen.

We have a three day weekend coming up that I am looking forward to, in addition to warmer temps!

I hope you enjoy yours! Any great plans?

xo,
Nathalie

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Planning

Many people don't know it, but we ski here in Las Vegas ~ Mt. Charleston is home to the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, just 30 minutes from my house (an hour from the "Strip"). I am in the process of coordinating a Ski Lesson Field trip for my 3rd Grader's Class right now, so have skiing on the brain...









Not only a ton of fun, but some great "Kodak Moments"  will be had ...

As long as the roads are plowed...

And everyone is bundled up, Lol!


Do you ski? If you have kids, do they ski?


It is chilly just about everywhere, here included...
I hope you are staying warm and cosy!

xo,
Nathalie


pictures via pinterest here
and many of them from poppy gall design studio's boards here

Monday, January 7, 2013

Gifting

So Christmas has come and gone...in a whirlwind it feels like! My boys are back in school, surgery on my hand over and done with...whew! Ready for a new year and all that it will bring. I was reminiscing over a few of my favourite gifts that I gave and received, and thought I'd share a few.

I had shared Puur Anders work before here, and at that time went ahead and had necklaces made for my mother and sister of this beautiful photo of my grandmother, to keep her close to our hearts. I am SO pleased with how they turned out! Miranda was a delight to work with, and they did not take long at all to be completed and shipped from the Netherlands. If you are looking for a special gift, please visit her shop HERE.

Again I had shared Daniel Fleming's work before also...and had purchased several sets of "helping hands" to give to some of my dear friends. They are just so exquisite, this is definitely a fabulous gift to have on hand. My girlies loved them...as I love mine. Daniel Fleming's shop is HERE.

As for my favourite gifts that I received... I gifted myself the  necklace and bronze hands ( had to!), so they are also in my top three. But I was giddy when I opened the snake bracelet, above, by Anna Dello Russo for H&M....LOVE IT! They only had the line in LA on the West Coast, and of course my mother told me she could'nt make it there when I asked her to stop by for me to do some shopping. The quality is excellent (most of these designer for shop lines are not), and now I am thinking of visiting Ebay for the emerald necklace....
I love you Maman!

In Chinese Astrology, both myself and my eldest son are born in the Year of the Snake, which is coming up in February. I can't wait to go and soak up some energy in Chinatown to celebrate.

Year of the Snake, Pantone colour for 2013 Emerald...
Yes, this bracelet is perfect!

Do you have a favourite gift that you gave or received?
What was it?

Have a great week!
xo,
Nathalie

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Weekend Number One For 2013!

Hooray, the first weekend is here!
Will you be doing something fun to start the year off, or putting away the last of Christmas and 2012 papers like me?

Whatever you are doing,
I hope you have a spring in your step
and a smile on your face!

xo,
Nathalie

be happy via here
quote via live life happy here

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013!

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays, and are ready for a fantastic 2013 filled with
Luck Love and Liberty...
And some Health and Happiness thrown in!
Here we Go ~

xox,
Nathalie