Monday, February 6, 2012

Love is in the Air and a Winner

Love Is In The Air


 I thought I would share some of the images I came across while looking through several Etsy Shops where you truly can find anything your heart desires


Life's Treasures can be Large or Small; the important thing is that they are meaningful
 If you are going through a rough patch at this time, LOVE yourself even more


Treat yourself to something at least once a week. I had read this somewhere and mentioned it to my Sister in Law who was  challenging Breast Cancer


 Your treat needs to be something cheering. A bottle of nail polish in a color you haven't worn before. A fuchsia sweater. A candle in your favorite scent. A book by your favorite author.



You can go to a movie you have wanted to see; with a friend or even on your own!

Being good to yourself can be free! Go for a walk, even if you are all bundled up against the cold! Visit an Art Gallery or Museum.


 Smile, even that will make you and everyone around you Happier! Laugh and Laugh Often! Nurture Yourself, You give so much to Others, start taking good care of YOU!

The Winner of the Heartgram Velvet Valentines from Love Feast Table is Sherry from The Charm of Home I hope you will visit both of their sites; you will be glad you did!

Recently I was so fortunate to win a special Giveaway Kristin from My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia hosted. The Gift was a $100 Certificate from Sally Lee by the Sea  to use at Boutique de La Mer 
Thank you so much Ladies!!. I will show you what I chose in another post!

I hope I have given you some inspiration and new links to peruse and discover! Thank you to all of my Friends and Followers!

Art by Karena


jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yes, lots of eye candy and inspiration. I think, as busy women, we so often forget to treat ourselves and you're right, it can be just a little thing.

michelle said...

Congrats on the win, she has some beautiful things.
These are wonderful items too and yes it is so good to indulge every once in a while, even if it is a good laugh.

Simply LKJ said... much inspiration and cheer! I love the idea of treating yourself once a week.

Splendid Sass said...

Congratulations Karena and to Sherry! Two lucky ladies this Monday.
Thank you for the introductions. I will have to visit these lovely blogs.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh how heart warms that you have included me on this delightful list.

I have a package sitting on my kitchen counter and I am madly looking or your address. Argh! Can you email it to me?

Thank you!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love all the images! Can't wait to see what you had sent from the Boutique :)

Unknown said...

Lovely post, Karen. It's always good to think of yourself too.

Gorgeous Glam said...

Pretty finds! love the art! xx

NanaDiana said...

What beautiful imagery here today, Karena. Don't you love those lips?;>) xo Diana

annechovie said...

congrats to the winner! Great festive photos, Karen. xo

Acquired Objects said...

I treat myself once a month but I like the idea of once a week! Love all your choices and because of you I've eben playing on etsy for the last hour but it's fun! Congratulations on your win!


highheeledlife said...

Congratulations to the winner!! that was a fabulous giveaway!!

Your post is just what I needed to read today, my friend. Thank you..xo Blessings, HHL

Punctuation Mark said...

i'd love one of those nice gifts to arrive at my door!

Linda said...

Such sweet finds on Etsy :) I adore Etsy (at Christmas time perhaps a bit tooooo much, lol)

Hope you're having a beautiful week,

My Notting Hill said...

Great finds on etsy - that site always inspires. Hope you have a terrific week. Michele

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Aw this is lovely...and perfect for next week! Love the little chocolates and crochet cape...such great finds! I can spend all day on etsy :D

Peace. Love. LOL!


LindsB said...

I still cant believe its almost Valentines day, where has this year gone already?!?

Jessie said...

Congrats to you and to the winner, too! Love that beautiful artwork.

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Kirkland's gift card, if you like!


Adele said...

Hey! Just discovered your blog. Adore the heart chocolates! Would love you to stop by my blog (you could win £150 to spend) & if you love please follow, I'll happily follow you back xoxo

Gwen Driscoll said...

All so pretty! Thanks for stopping by RHS!

Elle Sees said...

love that mug the most

cotedetexas said...

Happy Valentines DAy!!!!!!!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love all those pretty stuff and the red dress is simply stunning. Such a snazzy number:) Muah

Melissa Blake said...

those mugs are my favorite! xoxo

Unknown said...

This post came at a very good time...thanks for the warm fuzzy thoughts and beautiful images...


Tiffany Kadani said...

Wow! Congrats on winning that amazing giveaway!

Unknown said...

Etsy just continues to provide amazing art and handmade treasures. You found some love-ly things!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Karena!
xo Elizabeth

Pamela Bates said...

As always, wonderful inspiration. The flowers in first photo are just lovely as is everything else, including your words. have a wonderful friday.

Andrea said...

I loooove the velvet valentines! so beautiful!

Millie said...

I reminded MOTH this week it was his turn to do the full Valentine's Day dinner catastophe at home this year. He is still in the foetal position on the floor! Fabulous start to the week of lurrrrrrrve here Karena.
Millie xx

Unknown said...

Oooh lovely pictures!! Have a lovely Valentine´s day!!

Divine Theatre said...

Happy Valentine's Day, beauty!
How in the world did she get those hearts on her LIPS?


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I just love those mugs!

Noel Solomon said...

Hi Karena~

Thank you for stopping by for my mom. She is so touched by all the lovely comments. Your blog is looking lovely as ever and those heart chocolates look lovely!

XO Noel

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice. xx

p.s. I'm having a giveaway from the leather satchel co. if you'd like to check it out. :)

French-Kissed said...

So much creativity on Etsy...lots of great shopping options here. Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Karena! Those lips are something. Can you imagine the model trying not to lick her lips? Great inspiration and congrats to you and Sherry on the wins.
xo, Sherry

traci zeller designs said...

What fun treats! And I so thought the same thing as Sherry - how on earth is that model keeping that lipstick from smudging?? ;-)

Kirsten Steen said...

WOW, those lips! Love the premise, treat yourself every week! Hope your Valentine's Day is a treat in itself!

GIO said...


Fashion-isha said...

Wow these items are really cool. I need to get over to Etsy more! Thanks for sharing!

Renée Finberg said...

happy valentines....
do you remember your first kiss?
i do.


Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Happy Valentines Day, love the eye candy!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Congrats to the winner and such wonderful delightful images! Etsy is such a creative haven.

Happy Valentine's Day, Karena

La Petite Gallery said...

Karena, I am still laughing.
I thought if I lived long enough I'd see it all. BUT-- those lips.
Tooo much.
Have a happy Valentines Day.


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