Holiday Wrap Up Fun!

The holiday weekend was packed full. My children and I went to visit my sister in Cleveland,TN. Busy, busy, busy. I took my first Zumba class and loved it. I will definitely be doing it again. We took a hike to Benton Falls in East TN. Just beautiful... it was a 3 mile hike to the falls and 3 miles back and I got some great exercise and amazing views along the way. I am however- glad to be home. I also received my pictures from RomaBeaImages. Bea offered to take some professional photos of my bridal hair fascinators in exchange for using them in her portfolio. I am thrilled and she did an amazing job. I cannot wait to work with her again. Here is what she did for me.

Bridal Hair Trends for Summer 2011

I am loving the summer bridal hair trends for 2011. The Flowers and Feathers have it. Elegant, Fresh and Beautiful.

Photo via weddingwire

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Weekend Wrap Up

My weekend shop sale was a total success. yea! I made my first discount code with Etsy and I had 6 sales. I call that a awesome. I also got a custom order for a set of six custom feather flowers. So...I would say I love the option of creating  Etsy promo codes. I did use twitter and Facebook to promote my sale.  Have you used the Etsy promo codes in your shop? What were your results?

Here are some interesting articles I found and wanted to share:
1. Meylah Launches New Artisan Marketplace             
3. 10 Tips for a Successful Blog - Crafty Biz

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Weekend SALE at FancieStrands

Starting today- FancieStrands is having a  customer appreciation SALE! Visit my Etsy studio to receive 10% off all studio items... I really want to thank everyone for supporting me through my handmade affairs and wishing you all a great weekend.

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May 2011 Desktop Calender Free!

Grab your FREE May desktop Calender from Lee Lou Blogs. Sorry its so late..Enjoy!

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Pinterest Pinning Addicting

I was invited to join Pinterest about a month ago. I am addicted to pinning. You can pin anything that you like on any web page with the Pinterest toolbar gadget. I have met new people and found some amazing crafters out there from viewing other peoples pins. You can also promote your shop products this way. I have pinned some of my Etsy items and other people see them and repin them for more people to see and repin. Awesome! I'm addicted. You can see my pins here: Pinterest/FancieStrands. You will need an invite to start pinning and I have 5 invites available that I will be glad to share with you.

Here is what Pinterest is all about:

1. Pinterest as a virtual pin board — a place where you can create collections of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great taste.
2. People use Pinterest to collect and share lots of things -- wedding inspiration, handmade items, fashion, photography, home decor and more. You name it, people are pinning it.
3. Grab the Pin It Bookmark to share and pin things you love.

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Field Day Fun!

Here is my baby girl- Arin at her 4th grade field day. She is a fireball and has a groove of her own. Check out all the fun we had.

Wordless Wednesday

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DIY Gifts $10.00 and under


Loving These
Thanks: Tip Junkie

1. Crochet Bangles
2. Farmer’s Market Journal
3. How To Business Card Holder
4. Pedestal Bowls
5. Game Night In A Bag
6. Painted Rain Boots

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Fabric Flower Frame Wreath Tutorial

I wanted to share with you this totally cute wreath idea. Thanks to Tip Junkie you can find great ideas by browsing there site. I could spend hours there{and have been known to}. This wonderful wreath tutorial is from Delia Creates. I think this would be a great DIY Mothers Day gift.

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Field Day

Hello my friends. Today I get to spend the day with my 10 year old baby girl at her school field day. It is always a great time to watch her and her friends play all of those silly games. I was instructed to bring McDonalds....imagine that! Here are some new items I added to my Etsy studio also.

Set of two Bridal Beaded Flower Fascinator Hairpins,Clip or Barrette-Custom Colors Princess Inspired White Feather Fascinator Hair Clip

Kate Middleton Inspired Pheasant Feather Fascinator Beaded Bridal Hair Flower Fascinator-Custom colors and backs available

Tip Junkie handmade projects

A Pat on The Back

This made my day! FancieStrands is Featured on Mine for the Making. If you havent checked out this blog you should. Lots of goodies to see and read. A big thank you to Kara @ Mine for the Making.

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Wordless Wednesday

Roger Gastman talks about everything… » Nicky Would Do It
photo from weheartit

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