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Etsy Spotlight: Emily McDowell’s Greeting Cards Are A Welcome Slice Of Honesty

Do you ever feel empty inside as you troll the Hallmark aisle at the drugstore, searching for something, anything that is actually applicable to the person you’re buying it for? I always feel a need to write some kind of gushy side note inside greeting cards to prove I actually care about the person I’m buying it for,… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Tiny Wearable Pizza Slices

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Etsy Spotlight: 13 Delicate & Cheeky Gold Necklaces

I’m not a huge style rule follower, but one thing I always adhere to is that if I’m wearing big earrings, I can also wear bracelets, but a necklace would be too much going on. I’ve been on a big chunky gold hoop kick lately, so I haven’t been wearing many necklaces, but I’m planning… More »


Etsy Spotlight: 15 Ugly Gifts That Will Put A Smile On Your Face (But Not Theirs)

Whether you’re looking for a gag gift or just something to give to someone you hate, Etsy has got you covered. The site is chock full of (unintentionally) ugly items, that make you wonder why the hell they were made in the first place. Perfect for a holiday surprise that is sure to leave your… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Unique Gifts For TV Show Superfans (Past And Present)

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to shop, but what do you get for someone who’s permanently stationed in front of their TV? We’ve compiled some unique gift ideas from Etsy for your friends and family who can’t get enough “Scandal,” “Friends,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Girls,” “Game Of Thrones,” “Breaking… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Galaxy Wrapping Paper!

I’m a sucker for all things galaxy print, so I’m crazy about this dreamy star-covered wrapping paper. Etsy shop Norman’s Printery creates the paper on recycled newsprint. If covering your gifts in the very fabric of the universe doesn’t cut it for you, the shop sells a slew of other beautiful prints, like mountain ranges,… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Stock Up On Beautiful Raw Gem Accessories From Vagabond Queen

Hooray, I’ve found my favorite Etsy shop of all time! Consider me officially OBSESSED with Vagabond Queen, the brainchild of Pittsburgh designer Danielle Barbe. She uses gems, geodes, and slices of agate to create redonk, bold statement jewelry and home decor. Vagabond Queen combines two of my favorite things: Bright colors and raw gems, which… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Itty Bitty Starbucks Bracelet

I’m not saying there’s a practical reason to wear itty bitty clay Starbucks cups on your wrist, but I’m not saying there isn’t either. This bracelet can be customized with any of the 60+ food charms seller CMY Klays makes, but that cute little Starbucks cup is totally my favorite. If Frappuccinos are a little too… More »


Etsy Spotlight: 25 Stationery Sets To Match Your Every Mood

I’m in the market for some form of personalized stationery, though I have yet to narrow down my search to just one design. What says “I’m an adult with a sense of common etiquette” more than a nice handwritten note on beautiful paper? If nothing else, it’d be nice to at least keep some cute,… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Owl Scarves For Your Inner Nature-Loving Hippie Goddess

Sometimes you just need to dress for your inner earth mama, and artist and designer Roza Khamitova’s cheerful line of scarves owl-inspired scarves will help you do exactly that. Each piece in her collection spreads out to show a feathered design based on Khamitova’s nature-based drawings, paintings and prints. I’m not sure if I could pull off having an… More »


18 Etsy Finds For All The NOPE You Need In Your Life

God, I love Etsy. Etsy is life, guys. If you want to express yourself through your possessions but don’t have the skill to make them on your own, Etsy WILL have what you need. It’s like that rule of the internet that says “if it exists, there’s porn for it” — if it exists, an… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Let’s Go To The Beach!

I feel like I buy a beach bag every year, but every time warm weather comes around, it’s nowhere to be found, and I have to buy another one. Where do all my beach bags go? Do they get sucked into a vortex in the “off-season storage” section of my closet? Do they meet the… More »


Etsy Spotlight: 7 Weird & Wonderful Feminist T-Shirts

Etsy is the go-to place to find homemade soaps and Christmas ornaments, so why not feminist T-shirts? But maybe a simple “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” tee won’t get the point across.  Maybe only a vagina dentata T-shirt will cut it. Don’t worry, Etsy sellers have got you covered! [Image of a confused woman via Shutterstock]… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Carved Rose Leather Belts Inspired By Miranda Lambert

I came across this photo of Miranda Lambert in an ad for her new album, Platinum, and I had one of those moments where I was like, “GIVE ME YOUR OUTFIT NOW.” Her carved rose corset belt is especially stunning, isn’t it? A perfect blend of sexy and country and vintage pin-up. After drooling over this photo for a… More »


Etsy Spotlight: A ’70s Sun Hat For Instant Glamour

There are so many reasons to get in the habit of throwing on a big sun hat on bright summer days. It protects your skin from sun damage. It hides the epic frizz that is a fact of life for many of us this time of year. It adds a major dose of glamour to… More »


Etsy Spotlight: The Everyday Bag You’ve Been Searching For

Any woman will tell you that choosing a purse is a surprisingly personal decision. When you carry the same bag every day, it starts to feel like an extension of yourself. It must protect all your most important belongings, go with all your outfits, and possibly double as a weapon if you find yourself cornered… More »


Etsy Spotlight: The Summer Uniform

All I want to wear this summer are tiny cutoff shorts and flowy, floral kimono jackets. Is that OK? Is it still OK if I’m almost 30 and would rather die than go anywhere near an outdoor music festival? Sure hope so, because I’m gonna wear it anyway. [Cherry Blossom Kimono Jacket: $48, Frolic Apparel]… More »


Etsy Spotlight: 10 Doormats That Make A Statement

I was so taken with this brilliant curling iron reminder doormat (which is unfortunately sold out currently) that I decided to track down some other Etsy offerings for clever doormats. Because after all, your doormat can do much more than just keep mud out of your house. It can greet your guests! Scare off unwanted visitors! More »


Etsy Spotlight: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Mother’s Day is May 11th this year (note to self: don’t forget!!!), and what better way to honor mom than with a charming reminder of the high self-esteem she helped instill in you? This coffee mug will have her patting herself on the back every time she gets a refill. [$22, Avonnie Studio] … More »


Etsy Spotlight: An iPhone Case For California Dreamers

When I think of my phone, I think of text messages I forgot to return, emails piling up, and this article I read a few months ago that said most people’s cellphones are so teeming with germs that they make porta potties seem like gleaming beacons of cleanliness and sanitation. One way to cut through… More »


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