Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Specials from the Unique Women in Business Group

The Unique Women in Business group is a worldwide group of women supporting other women in business.  We teach each other, support each other, cry together over losses and failures, and we celebrate together our wins and achievements.  This group not only has a special website with items to help you make your holiday purchases called My Unique Gift Guide, but now we have a special event scheduled for Cyber Monday!!

We have put together a special treasury featuring all UWIB shoppes offering a 10% discount to all shoppers.  The coupon code to use is UWIBTEAM10 in any of these shops.  Now, don't think you need to just stick with the item featured in the shop--spend some time going through these unique shops and find some awesome treasures to delight your friends and family.  Don't forget to use the code for any of your purchases!  Now here is the link to the treasury:  UWIB Cyber Monday Treasury.

I spent a little time perusing their shops to come up with some great items for my list of needs.  Let's shop together!!

Let's stop first at the HandmadeBits4U shop for my absolute favorite purchase this year.  I'm picking these up for all of my family.  It is the greatest find and I use it so often.
Microwave Bowl PotHolder  
Now let's go to ShantiAromatherapy for some good smells and aromas!!  Ahhhhh!!  So nice.  One of my friends has started to feel the wonderful side effects of menopause and is constantly having hot flashes.  So, guess what I'm picking up for her stocking??
Hot Flash!
RobinMariePedrero Arts is a mainstay in my shopping round.  Her artwork is so colorful and happy!  I think everyone needs a piece in their home.   With 10% off, how can you possibly go wrong??  She even makes cards, iphone skins, fine art bags, etc.  But this piece is calling me and I have the perfect recipient in mind.
Mariposa Butterfly in the Morning Light
JMJ Creations is a wonderful jewelry shop for the feminine woman in your life.  Everything she creates is so delicate and special.  I know, I know, I make jewelry, but come on--we all create different styles and I love to own hers.  So this holiday season will be a perfect time to get some of these special rings for my daughters, for myself, for my friends, for myself, for my cousins, for myself, oh you get the picture.
Amethyst Crystal Ring
Crazy for Collars has such special items for pets.  I personally own many of her collars, harnesses, and these adorable tags.  My little fur babies each have one on their collar with all the important info.   Now I think I will get some for gifts for my brother's dog, my mother's dog, hmmm, who else needs one??  Doesn't have to be for a dog does it?  How about a back pack tag for the kid's school pack?  They come in hearts as well.
Engraved Dog Tags
Honey From the Bee has some awesome nature inspired pieces in her shop.  I have selected this gorgeous piece because she actually made the pendant herself as well as the ribbon tips.  She is such an artist!
Gingko Leaf with Opal Silver Pendant
Vintage Day has a plethora of vintage items in her shop.  My daughter, Shilo, loves vintage and I know I will be able to find some great stocking stuffers in this shop.  I found this awesome piece that my imagination is tweaking into a great bridal piece, hmmmmm.
Pink Floral Barrett
Aquarian Bath is full of luscious finds.  You can just imagine the smells as you click through these pictures.  I love her flax seed pillows and plan to pick up a couple for gifts again this year.  They do come in different colors and they feel so wonderful, especially when heated.
Lavender Flax Neck Pillow
SerebaDesigns has some special and totally unique pieces in her shop.  She has a special knitted bracelet that is even being published in an upcoming book.  We anxiously await the book.  In the meantime, I found some super soft hand knit scarves for the cold winter ahead.
Lavender Pink Scarf

PreciousDesirables offers a variety of hand painted items, candles, glasses, and other fun items.  I have selected this gorgeous light switch plate cover as a gift for a friend in a new home.  I think it will add some lovely flowers to the room each time she turns on the light.
Rose Design Light Switch
ChicArtistique has some intricate pieces of jewelry in her shop.  What a fun to see how other artists create such special pieces with wire and crystals.  I absolutely love this necklace and I know it takes a true artist to make it so spectacular.  I can't wait to give this as a gift.  And she has reduced the price!!!
Tree of Life Pendant Necklace
EarthExpressions creates a variety of zen and nature inspired items.  She has handmade soaps and some awesome polymer clay pieces.  Here's a unique piece that is fashioned in the technique called Mokume Gane.  I am so intrigued that I must get one of these.
Chameleon Abstract Pendant
CapeCodJewelry fashions her pieces with visions from the sea.  It all has such a strong current to it that you can actually hear the sea gulls overhead as you shop in her boutique.  I am torn in many directions, but think this bracelet may be the perfect gift for the next person on my list.
Cape Cod Style Seashell Bracelet
Last, but not least, let's check out my shop, Momma Goddess, I have been experimenting with silk and colors.  Check out my silk scarves for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for woman.  I can make shawls or ponchos as well.
Great Barrier Reef
So, listen up everyone, tomorrow is Cyber Monday and you need to take advantage of these special women and their awesome sale just for the day!!! 

Remember, use coupon code UWIBTEAM10 in any of these shops to receive 10% off.  Go to this treasury:   Cyber Monday Holiday Deals 10% Off UWIB  to get started or to finish that holiday list.  The days are ticking away from you.  I believe there are just 27 days left.

If you are interested in joining our group, be sure to contact me and I'll hook you up.

Happy Holidays!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Relaxing in Orlando!

Both of my girls, Shilo and Tara, live in Orlando, Florida; which is so far away from Colorado and me. So, I am on my yearly trek to Florida to visit the girls.

I must admit that it was a refreshing change to land here when I left snow on the ground and my tree limbs in the yard!

So far, we have had lovely weather--even on the rainy day--we relaxed and read.  We ate at a few restaurants taking advantage of the outdoor areas the most.

 We took one day to visit one of my Unique Women in Business friends and her daughter, Danielle and Renee, at Renee's animal compound.  Now that girl LOVES cats!!  Here is just one of her darlings, Diva:

Just like everything, good things must come to an end . . . so I bid farewell to my sweet girls and their beloved pets to return home to conquer the cold, dry air in Colorado.  I have been busy catching up on orders and shipping treasures to some anxious brides.