Monday Funday!

Happy Monday all!

 

To say we had a productive weekend would be an understatement.

 

– Stud Muffin and I ordered our Wedding Rings and Wedding Cake. We (I) wrote our wedding vows. Basically he told me what he wanted to say based on various different vows we’ve read and I complied our ideas into something personal and custom for us. I will share these after the ceremony. Stud Muffin’s ring was purchased through an ETSY shop we will feature later this month once his ring is here. Less than 4 weeks to go!

 

– Pretty One made the Junior Olympic Volleyball team at the volleyball club she plays at. Don’t let the Olympic name fool you it is just the level they compete at and she is registered with USA Volleyball. It is a nation wide level of competition and the highest level she can compete at for her age group. We are ridiculously happy and proud that she made the cut! Her first practice is the day after the wedding  and they play from January until June. Its going to mean a lot of travel and a lot of volleyball to watch for us. We are all so excited. I will have more information about when and where the tournaments are in a few weeks so I could potentially schedule appearances and sales at local events and shows.

This is what our first 7 months of wedded bliss will look like.

This is what our first 7 months of wedded bliss will look like.

– We may be running a Bathe Happy fundraiser for the Volleyball fees. More to follow on that as we decide what, if anything, we want/can do.

 

– I have the starting framework for home parties in place for Bathe Happy. More details coming soon.

– Florida State beat the heck out of Miami.

Over all I would say the weekend was awesome. Soaping supplies will be here today so expect lots of product updates in the near future. Holiday bundles will be coming! We are planning a few big holiday sales. I recommend stocking up fast once the new products are out.

I will be doing a ton of crochet over the next several weeks. I need to get a blanket for Pretty One made pronto. It can get very cold at volleyball tournaments and its good to have something to wrap up in so I am making her one in her club colors. Expects photos, status updates, and tutorials.

I will also be working on brooch bouquets for the wedding party (mine is done) and I will have tutorials for those as well.

Stud Muffin modeling my bouquet!

Stud Muffin modeling my bouquet!

Lots of work in my future! Loving every minute of it!

 

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These are a Few of my Favorite Things…

Happy Friday! How are all y’all Happy Bathers doing?

Today I’d like to talk about an Etsy Feature I just love… Treasuries.

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Tiny Star Ring – $19.00 from laonato on Etsy

If you are new to Etsy they are a great way to search what’s out there. Basically a Treasury is a carefully curated list of items one person puts together. Many people do this by color, or a color scheme as well as a theme because the prettiest and most voted for Treasuries can end up on Etsy’s home page.

You can view all of the Treasuries here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury

LEO Zodiac Constellation Hardcover Journal - $34.00 by CoffeeMonkeyPress on Etsy

LEO Zodiac Constellation Hardcover Journal – $34.00 by CoffeeMonkeyPress on Etsy

Remember when I mentioned Manic Designs a couple of weeks ago? The Star Wrap that I am still in love with inspired my latest Treasury. I call it Star Light, Star Bright and you can check it out here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzE3MDA5NjR8MjcyNDgzNzMwMA/star-light-star-bright?index=2&ref=treasury_search&atr_uid=

Tiny Sterling Silver Star Necklace - $14.00 by West9th on Etsy

Tiny Sterling Silver Star Necklace – $14.00 by West9th on Etsy

I really do have a personal obsession with anything and everything with a star on it. So now I’m asking all of you to head over to my Star Light, Star Bright Treasury and give it some love! Lets see if we can get Bathe Happy featured!

Blue Galaxy Star Field Pillow Cover - $42.00 by geographyhandmade on Etsy

Blue Galaxy Star Field Pillow Cover – $42.00 by geographyhandmade on Etsy

All of the photos in the post have been selections from the Treasury! Be sure to go check it out. If you have a Treasury you’d like to share be sure to link to it in the comments!

Thanks all, see you Monday!

It’s Just Another Manic… Tuesday?

Hello and Happy Tuesday! A few days ago I got a message on Etsy from Rachel Riot of Manic Designs. I’d favorited her “Super Star” Infinity Wrap on Etsy and she sent me an uncommonly personal note to let me know it was going on sale.

"Super Star" Infinity Wrap

“Super Star” Infinity Wrap by Manic Designs

Most of the time whenever I get an email pertaining to an item I’d favorite I just get a form email telling me I should buy from the store but Rachel is different. She took the time to look at my shop and get a feel for me as a potential customer. This kind of personal service is so very rare nowadays and I was touched by the gesture.

Manic Designs is a shop full of fun, funky, fashion-forward couture designs. All of her work is beautiful and edgy. Right now Rachel is having a sale on all of her infinity wraps. The wraps are on sale for just $20.00! They are definitely worth it. Here are a two more of my personal favorites:

"Sadie" Crochet Lace Infinity Wrap

“Sadie” Crochet Lace Infinity Wrap by Manic Designs

"Kat" Crochet Lace Infinity Wrap

“Kat” Crochet Lace Infinity Wrap by Manic Designs

Manic Designs carries far more than just wraps though! She has to-die-for clothing that while edgy is totally wearable! Just check out this stunning Circle Skirt Coat:

"The New Look" Circle Skirt Coat

“The New Look” Circle Skirt Coat by Manic Designs

Or this Oatmeal & Hot Coral Striped Tank Top:

"The Taelor" Oatmeal & Hot Coral Striped Tank Top by Manic Designs

“The Taelor” Oatmeal & Hot Coral Striped Tank Top by Manic Designs

This Maxi Dress:

"The Lucielle" Black Maxi Dress by Manic Designs

“The Lucielle” Black Maxi Dress by Manic Designs

Se even sells the perfect Little Black Dress (LBD):

"The Harlow" LBD by Manic Designs

“The Harlow” LBD by Manic Designs

Everything is just so fun and her photography is spot on. I am especially in love with her scarves though. They are all just beautiful:

"Taelor" Scarf by Manic Designs

“Taelor” Scarf by Manic Designs

"Evan" Scarf by Manic Designs

“Evan” Scarf by Manic Designs

"The Raven" Shredded Scarf by Manic Designs

“The Raven” Shredded Scarf by Manic Designs

I desperately want the Star wrap and I am hoping to talk Stud Muffin into grabbing it for me as a birthday gift. There is only one left so I’m crossing my crossables for that one! Y’all know me… if it has a star on it I have to have it, but I am also trying not to spend any money with you know… the whole ‘I’m putting a deposit on my wedding dress next week’ thing.

Yep still in love with it!

Yep still in love with it!

So that’s Manic Designs! Rachel has a ton of fab new stuff coming out this fall and she was nice enough to provide me with a few sneak peek photos to share:

Coming soon from Manic Designs!

Coming soon from Manic Designs!

Coming soon from Manic Designs!

Coming soon from Manic Designs!

Coming soon from Manic Designs!

Coming soon from Manic Designs!

I really do love the product photography she uses. It could be in any high fashion magazine and fit right in. The juxtaposition of the soft and beautiful with the gritty and harsh is just stunning.

If you’d like more information on Rachel and Manic Designs you can check her out on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or on Etsy! And if someone wants to buy me that wrap… I wouldn’t complain! Have a great Tuesday all!