Sunday Spotlight: A Few of My Favorite Things

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A few of my favorite things! Handmade products for gift giving or a simple everyday luxury for yourself!

A Few of My Favorite Things

This Sunday I wanted to share a few of my favorite things that I’ve discovered recently. From handmade bath and beauty products to soy candles and jewelry, these are just a few of my favorite recent finds! Buy them for yourself as a special treat or a simple everyday luxury or purchase as gifts for your most favorite friends!

Favorite Things and Handmade Gift Ideas // From handmade bath and beauty products to soy candles and jewelry, these are just a few of my favorite recent finds!

Sweet Pea & Vanilla Soy Candle via Seventh Tree Soaps // Lavender Hot Chocolate Soap via Leeloo Soap // Satsuma Dog Print Candle via Let’s Put a Bird On It // Luminous Hair Serum via Seventh Tree Soaps

 Favorite Things and Handmade Gift Ideas // From handmade bath and beauty products to soy candles and jewelry, these are just a few of my favorite recent finds! Buy them for yourself as a special treat or a simple everyday luxury or purchase as gifts for your most favorite friends!

Beautiful Skin Bundle Organic Starter Skin Care Set via Naked Eye Beauty // Calendula Salve via The BEEKEEPER Shop // Layered Crystal Necklace via Echos Healing Stones // Raw Cacao Facial Mask via Urban Oreganics

Favorite shopping finds to buy them for yourself as a special treat or a simple everyday luxury or purchase as gifts for your most favorite friends!

Horse Lovers Soap via Sorcery Soap // Mineral Makeup Eyeshadow Primer via Spectrum Cosmetic // Blue Topaz Geode Soap Set via Rock Hound Soap // Black Drawing Salve via The Home Apothecary

From handmade bath and beauty products to soy candles and jewelry, these are just a few of my favorite recent finds! Buy them for yourself as a special treat or a simple everyday luxury or purchase as gifts for your most favorite friends!

Himalayan Salt & Eucalyptus Bath Bomb via Buck Naked Soap Company // Pink Mint Soap Bar via Lovely Body // Forest Fawn Antler Crown via Sweet Mildred // Lovely Tinted Roll on Lip Gloss via Let’s Put a Bird On It

If you enjoyed these favorites, then be sure to check out my past Sunday Spotlight posts here. Or discover even more of my favorite things on Etsy here.

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Sunday Spotlight: Etsy Halloween Favorites

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A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate Halloween! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more!

Etsy Halloween Favorites

A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more to get you into the spirit of the season!

A collection of witchy, creepy, crawly, awesome Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday!

Raven Halloween Cupcake Toppers by Wall Decal 76 // Blood Bath Soap by Leeloo Soap // Ghost with the Most Beetlejuice Inspired Soap by Leeloo Soap // Bloody Brains Soap by Soap Rhapsody

A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more!

Witch’s Broom Scented Halloween Candle by Witch City Wicks // Golden Cauldron Bubble Bar by The big Meltdown // Parting the Veil Halloween Perfume by Traveling Vardo // Halloween Zombie Hand Soap by Soap Rhapsody

A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more!

Halloween Raven Skull Pendant by Raven Ranch // Black Matte Stiletto Nails by Rave Nailz // Gothic Black Bustle Dress by MGD Clothing // Printable Apothecary Labels for Halloween by Kudzu Monster

A collection of spooktacular Etsy Halloween favorites to help you celebrate this fantastic holiday! Halloween soaps and bubble bars, Halloween decorations and more!

Halloween Spider Candy Corn Bubble Bar by Sink or Swim Bath Treats // Halloween Skull Soaps by Cutie Pie Soaps // Creepy Crawler Insect Soap by AJ Sweet Soap // Spider Patch Halloween Tart Soap by LolliLuscious

Bitten Bubble Bar by Whipped Up Wonderful and other Halloween bath and body favorites!

And finally, this super cool Bitten Bubble Bar by Whipped Up Wonderful. To discover more of my Etsy Halloween favorites be sure to check out my Halloweenland and Candy Corn Kisses favorites on Etsy here. You can also find my collection of pumpkin spice and chocolate & coffee bath and body favorites.

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Sunday Spotlight: Unique Bath and Body Products & Shops

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Sixteen unique bath and body products from four fantastic bath and body shops that offer a fun twist on skin care. Browse for inspiration or shop for unique homemade gifts!

Sunday Spotlight:  Unique Bath and Body Products & Shops

Sixteen unique bath and body products from four fantastic bath and body shops that offer a fun twist on skin care. Browse for inspiration or shop for unique homemade gifts!

Skin Food by AB

Skin Food by AB is a cruelty free skin care company sells artisan organic skincare products that are handmade in small batches from raw ingredients. Superfoods, butters, herbs and oils are used to create products with a purpose that soothe, cleanse and restore skin and their ailments.

Skin Food by AB is a cruelty free skin care company sells artisan organic skincare products that are handmade in small batches from raw ingredients. Superfoods, butters, herbs and oils are used to create products with a purpose that soothe, cleanse and restore skin and their ailments.

From Skin Food by AB: Detox Organic Charcoal Soap // Tomato Lip Balm with Turmeric + Honey // Organic Coffee Scrub // Orange Ginger Soap

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare offers delectable soap cupcakes, artistic soap bars, shaving sets, all-natural lip and body balms, and luxurious bath products.

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare offers delectable soap cupcakes, artistic soap bars, shaving sets, all-natural lip and body balms, and luxurious bath products.

The owner of Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare, Stephanie, is a former NYC pastry chef who started making all-natural body balms after becoming pregnant and learning how much of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. After looking around at all the wonderful oils and butters at her fingertips, she decided to try her hand at making cold process soap and fell in love! As a result, Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare was founded out of Stephanie’s desire to help others treat their skin better, while indulging their senses.

Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare offers delectable soap cupcakes, artistic soap bars, shaving sets, all-natural lip and body balms, and luxurious bath products.

From Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare: Rose Vanilla Soap Cupcake // Morocco Hand & Body Soap // Tea Tree Soap Face & Body Soap // Pineapple Cupcake Soap

Sweet Suds by April

Sweet Suds by April offers a delectable, realistic collection of handmade food and dessert inspired soap treats and more! A writer and journalist by trade, April has recently started a family and now has the opportunity to stay at home with her son, Luke, while at the same time pursue her passion for soapmaking.

Sweet Suds by April offers a delectable, realistic collection of handmade food and dessert inspired soap treats and more! A writer and journalist by trade, April has recently started a family and now has the opportunity to stay at home with her son, Luke, while at the same time pursue her passion for soapmaking.

From Sweet Suds by April: Chocolate Half-Dipped Swirl Butter Cookie Soap // Lemon Cream Tart Soap // Salted & Sprinkled Caramel Apple Soap // Set of Three Handmade Donut Soaps

Lotus Flower Soap

Lotus Flower Soap sells exclusive gift gem soaps handcrafted using natural butters and aromatherapeutic essential oils.

Lotus Flower Soap sells exclusive gift gem soaps handcrafted using natural butters and aromatherapeutic essential oils.

From Lotus Flower Soap: Malachite Soap Rock // Amethyst Soap Rock // Turquoise Soap Rock // Citrine Geode Soap Rock

For even more unique bath and body products you’re sure to love, visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here. Or visit my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here. Also be sure to check out last week’s Sunday Spotlight that features Artisan Bath and Body Favorites. You can also browse all of my handmade favorites by following me on Etsy here.

Do you have any tried and true unique bath and body products that you can’t get enough of? Be sure to share them in the comments below.

Want to learn how to make your own unique bath and body products? You can browse my own collection of homemade soap recipes here. Or find my homemade bath and body recipes here. I also have a huge collection of bath and body ideas and recipes that I’ve saved on Pinterest from across the web.

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Sunday Spotlight: Artisan Bath and Body Shop Favorites

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Artisan Bath and Body Shop Favorites: Three artisan bath and body Etsy shops I’m crushing on right now!

Artisan Bath and Body Shop Favorites

Three artisan bath and body Etsy shops I’m crushing on right now! (Because, yes. I am both an Etsy addict and an artisan bath and body addict regardless of whether or not I make my own bath and body products. It’s an addiction. But quite a fantastic addiction in my humble opinion.)

Four Foxes Candles

Four Foxes Candles sells luxury hand poured soy candles in fragrances that delight including scents like bamboo ginger and buttermilk pancakes. There’s even a Game of Thrones inspired candle line for favorites characters like Sansa Stark and the various houses including House Baratheon. You’ll also find handmade bath salts, sugar scrubs and even yoga mat sprays to fill your needs.

Four Foxes Candles sells luxury hand poured soy candles in fragrances that delight including scents like bamboo ginger and buttermilk pancakes.

From Four Foxes CandlesEgyptian Amber Bath Salts // Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub // Bamboo Mint Soy Candle // Red Ginger Saffron Soy Candle

Simple Traditions

Simple Traditions offers an array of bath and beauty products hand crafted by a stay at home mom. You’re sure to find many favorites here among the wide selection of whipped soaps, body scrubs, solid lotion bars, lip tints and solid perfumes. How can you possibly resist whipped soaps scented like an island margarita or an almond biscotti scented sugar scrub?

Simple Traditions offers an array of bath and beauty products hand crafted by a stay at home mom. You’re sure to find many favorites here among the wide selection of whipped soaps, body scrubs, solid lotion bars, lip tints and solid perfumes.

From Simple Traditions: Pistachio Macaroon Whipped Soap // Cake Batter Solid Lotion Bar Moisturizer // Vegan Chai Tea Soap Bar // Moisturizing Coffee Break Lip Tint

Kopa Kauai

Kopa Kauai sells tropically inspired organic soaps handmade in Kauai, Hawaii that contain natural clay, seeds and other botanicals and are made with ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil.

Kopa Kauai sells tropically inspired organic soaps handmade in Kauai, Hawaii that contain natural clay, seeds and other botanicals and are made with ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil.

From Kopa Kauai: Orange Blossom (Neroli) Handmade Soap // Coconut Sandalwood Handmade Soap // Lavender Mint Sea Salt Soap // Papaya Passion Handmade Soap

For even more of my artisan bath and body Etsy favorites visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here. Or visit my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest here.

Which artisan bath and body products are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

Looking for great handmade gift ideas? Check out my gift idea collections on Etsy created for pretty much everyone on your list: Gift Ideas for GuysGift Ideas for DIY-ersGift Ideas for Pet OwnersUnique Handmade GiftsGift Ideas for HerHousewarming GiftsGift Ideas for KidsGift Ideas for Little GirlsGift Ideas for SweetheartsGift Ideas for Coffee + Chocolate LoversGift Ideas for Unicorn LoversPumpkin Spice Gift IdeasGift Ideas for Pin Lovers and Gift Ideas for Co-Workers.


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My Top Ten Favorite DIY Craft Blogs

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If crafts, glitter and glue are part of your genetic makeup, then you’re probably just as in love with DIY as I am. Which means you’re always on the lookout for fantastic and inspirational DIY blogs. Well, I thought I’d take some of the legwork out of the equation and share a few of my favorite craft blogs with you. They’re sure to become some of your favorites as well.

DIY Craft Project - Fashion Stone Statement Rings via Alisa Burke - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
The blog: Alisa Burke / The project: Stone Statement Rings
Written by Alisa Burke, a freelance painter and mixed media artist, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and loves to recycle found items in her artwork. Her blog includes a vast array of craft tutorials, sketches family adventures, recipes, and fashion projects.

Homemade Cheesecake Recipe - Coffee and Cream Cheesecake Recipe via A Beautiful Mess - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
Written by Elsie and Emma, A Beautiful Mess is a lifestyle blog that focuses on simple ways to create a beautiful and inspired lifestyle. As believers in lifelong learning, Elsie and Emma share craft projects, recipes, fashion and decor ideas and DIYs on their blog daily to help make your life a little bit sweeter.

 

DIY Fashion Project - How to Turn a Dress Into a Blouse Tutorial via Bored & Crafty - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
Written by Meream, Bored & Crafty yields her love of fashion, fabrics and sewing. Meream has a degree in Psychology from the University of the Philippines and her family includes four cats – Snow, Ghost, Egg, and Chino. While many of the DIY craft projects she posts on her blog include plushes, clothing and puffy cloud mobiles, she would love to learn woodworking. She is currently preparing to re-open her online shop.

DIY Craft Project - Travel Map Pin Board DIY via Ciera Design - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
The blog: Ciera Design / The project: Travel Map Pin Board DIY
Written by graphic designer, Ciera Holzenthal, Ciera Design is a lifestyle and design blog where Ciera shares her adventures as a freelance graphic designer as well as her many DIY projects, photography, home decor projects, arts and crafts, music, inspired living ideas, and all things graphic design.

DIY Craft Project - How to Handpaint Porcelain Dishes via Craft & Creativity - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
The blog: Craft & Creativity / The project: Painting Porcelain
Written by Helena of Vallentuna, Sweden, a self employed graphic designer of ten years,  Craft & Creativity contains an abundance of simple DIY craft projects designed around the home, living, fashion and family – many with a focus on recycling everyday items.

DIY Bath and Beauty Project - Essential Oil Solid Perfume DIY via Go Make Me - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
Written by Cate Holst of Sydney, Australia, Go Make Me features a glorious selection of DIY projects and recipes that Cate loves to make, bake and create. She has had three projects published in the Kids Crafternoon Book Series by Hardie Grant and been featured on the Huffington Post. All of her handmade projects and delicious recipes feature beautiful in-depth photos and instructions.

Homemade Macaroons Recipe via One Sheepish Girl - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
Written by Meredith, a yarn lover from Dallas, TX, One Sheepish Girl explores Helen’s most recent projects – whether it’s embroidering in her journal or trying out a new recipe – along with a collection of fun knitting and crochet projects you can make yourself.
Homemade Cookie Recipe - Intensely Chocolate Sables Recipe via Smitten Kitchen - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
The blog: Smitten Kitchen / The project: Intensely Chocolate Sables

Written by New Yorker, Deb, who is also cook, photographer and occasional dishwasher has received numerous awards and press for Smitten Kitchen where she shares her love of food and the recipes she’s tried, improved upon and created. She’s big on comfort foods stepped up a bit – like bread and birthday cakes made entirely from scratch – and shares not only recipes but also tutorials on everything from how to poach an egg to how to make tart doughs that won’t shrink up on you. She’s wary of excessively fussy foods and pretentious ingredients.

DIY Craft Project - Mario Inspired Handmade Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff via Wild Olive - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
The blog: Wild Olive / The project: Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff
Written by Mollie, a 30-something crafter and illustrator of cute things, Wild Olive contains a collection of handmade crafts and cuteness. While her most recent craft tutorials were themed around Mario Week, her posts are often filled with craft projects, patterns and printables you can download for free and use in your own projects.

Homemade Popsicles Recipe - Star Fruit Popsicles Recipe with Printable Flags via Funky TIme - DIY Craft Blog Round Up
Written by Sibylle, a freelance graphic designer and blogger, FunkyTime was declared one of the twelve most creative blogs on the internet in one of Germany’s most popular women’s magazines. Her work is featured in two books, “The Design Cookbook: Recipes for a Stylish Home” by the HGTV host Kelly Edwards (available May 1st, 2013) and “Mod Podge Rocks! Decoupage your World” by Amy Anderson. Funky Time includes Sibylle’s own budget friendly DIY projects and decorating ideas, free printables and her online magazine, Funkytime Magazine – seasonal home and lifestyle magazine featuring articles on food, design, fashion & DIY projects.

What are some of your favorite blogs?


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