Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ella-Bear Bowtique is Moving!

The Marine Corps has handed down orders to my husband for a new duty station. We are excited as a family to have the opportunity to move to new and different places to experience what different parts of this great country has to offer.

I will be taking some time off from my Etsy shop and my Hyena Cart shop on America’s Handmade Homefront to prepare for our move.
That means I’ll be closing up shop briefly. Or in my case, packing up shop briefly. Both my shops on Etsy and America’s Handmade Homefront will close up on November 21st 2008.
This is no way means that I am not coming back! I just need some time to pack up our household, drive it to our new duty station and unpack it all and start to settle in to our new surroundings. We should be unpacked and settled by December 10th, just in time for America’s Handmade Homefront’s December 15th stocking. In the mean time you can check out my blog at
Ella-Bear Bowtique on Blogger for updates on our move and sneak peaks at upcoming products.

Be sure to catch America’s Handmade Homefront’s December 15th stocking for great new items and fantastic re-opening discounts from Ella-Bear Bowtique.

Thank you to all my wonderful customers for your kind words and support with my move. I’ll be very happy to be settled and to get back to work creating more fun and beautiful items for you in December!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Birthday Celebration Sale!

Today is my husband's birthday! Happy birthday honey!!!

In celebration of his brithday I am offering FREE shipping on any order of hair accessories in my Etsy shop and in my Hyena Cart shop. Just wait for a revised invoice before making payment.

Even Marines like to feel like a princess ;)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jewelry by Jems By J and Company

The Etsy JET team was having a really fun scavenger hunt recently that I choose to partake in. It was a lot of fun and all the shops were so beautiful to look through. The JET team has enormous talent!

I was lucky enough to win one of their scavenger hunts and was contacted by Jems By J and Company who allowed me to pick any item for $20 or less in their store. How generous!

It proved hard to choose any one item. Jems By J and Company is truly talented. In the end I choose a sea glass necklace. The photo didn't do this necklace justice. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Another necklace that I thought was absolutely stunning by Jems By J and Company was this "Watching Over the Bird's Nest" necklace.

Jems By J and Company has a shop full of amazing items to choose from. The prices are fantastic, the shipping time was fast, my item was packaged immaculately and the seller was a delight.

Stop by their shop and check out all their lovely pieces. You are sure to find a favorite.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Let's Pretend!

Now that my daughter is 3 years old she is VERY into playing dress up and pretend. I found a great shop here on Etsy that has all the essentials for the girly girl that likes to play pretend.

Chic Baby Rose has a large variety of beautiful items perfect for your little princess.

This adorable pettiskirt is my favorite! It is done so gorgeously and would make any little girl feel extra special.

What little girl doesn't love to throw tea parties? The perfect toy for playing in her kitchen or throwing her friends a tea party fit for a princess are these adorable wooden cupcakes.

Lastly, what princess is completely without her crown? This will top off any pretend outfit she decides to wear.

I absolutely LOVE this shop and can't wait to snag some items for my daughter for the holidays.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Meet Flirt Buttons

I was lucky enough to be Flirt Button's 200th heart and was so generously given a free gift!

She sent me one of her delightful pocket mirrors, a fun bottle opener and cute hair pins.

The items came so quickly and were beautifully packaged. It was like Christmas morning in my mail box. It was such a lovely thing to receive in the mail and I absolutely love my items!

Here are some other great items from Flirt Buttons.

Magnet Set


Pocket Mirror

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Etsy Homefront Trunk show and FREE Give Aways!

Etsy Homefront is having a gift giving guide trunk show with 11 free giveaways during the show.

I'm giving away my "All Wrapped Up" christmas clippie.
Other prizes include a memory board, a crochet winter hat, a brooch, magnets and more!

The trunk show starts at 7pm EST in the Etsy Labs in the Tree House.
Make sure you swing in to try and nab some free stuff!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Portraits with HRphotography

Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting Haylssa of HRPhotography. I approached her a little while ago about the possibility of her doing my children's portraits. I've always admired Halyssa's photography and was so pleased that she was willing to take on my request.

I was so pleased with the entire session. Halyssa paid every attention to detail when it came to setting up beautiful backdrops for my children's autumn and holiday portraits. We were even lucky enough to change settings for my children's birthday portraits down by a lake in her area. She did wonderfully at getting beautiful shots of my children both posed and candid. I am so happy with the outcome. The photos are so beautiful and captured my children's true expressions which can sometimes be so difficult to capture on film.

Here is a photo my sister-in-law took yesterday while at the photo shoot in between locations. I've edited it but you can see what gorgeous locations we had to use courtesy of Halyssa.

I'll upload the photos from Haylssa as soon as they are ready. In the mean time I highly recommend stopping by her Etsy shop and checking our some of her fine art photography and gifts. She does amazing work, is a lovely person and is very professional. We are so pleased to have had the chance to work with her and I know you will too!