Pages Menu
TwitterFacebookemailInstagramPinterest
Categories Menu

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Bakery Charms, Giveaways, Jewelry, Reviews | 0 comments

Bakery Charms: Review and GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

Bakery Charms: Review and GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

It’s finally time to start introducing you to some of The Whimsical Sweet’s ‘sweet’ sponsors. You’ll be getting a double dose of sugar with our first sponsor: Bakery Charms.

BakeryCharms.cake

Jenn Lee is the confectioner behind Bakery Charms where she designs realistically cute dessert jewelry in her neck of the woods ocean on the lovely island of Hawaii. (Surely she must get some of her inspiration from the beauty that surrounds her, no?!) There is no end to her collection of sweet adornments. From popsicles to cupcakes, non-pareils to macaroons, Bakery Charms’ polymer clay creations are so realistic you’ll want to try a little nibble. You know me & my attention to detail? Jenn does not disappoint.  In person, the detail is beautiful. Each little piece is so precise and intricate, the pieces she creates are miniature works of wearable art. Initially I thought our daughter would love this jewelry but I quickly came to the realization that everyone should indulge in some tasty jewelry! What fun!!

BakeryCharms.lollipop

 

 

I just LOVE her motto – “Have your cake and wear it too”. What girl doesn’t want to show her sweet tooth a little love?! Shop online and you’ll find bracelets, necklaces, and earrings among others. Some of my favorites include the pretzels, the macaroons,  the sno-cones and the truffles. Oh, and you can’t forget the nutty buddies!  Any of these handmade creations would make the perfect gift for that sweet lover in your life, or by all means, treat yourself. Zero calories and tons of fun!

BakeryCharms.montage

Images copyright Bakery Charms

The sweetest news??

Bakery Charms is giving away a NECKLACE OF YOUR CHOICE to one lucky winner!

 

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE!!

 

 

Good luck, friends! In the meantime, show some love by following Bakery Charms on Instagram or on Facebook.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: One will receive one (1) Bakery Charms necklace of your choice (a $15 value). Contest begins July 31, 2014 at 12:00am and ends August 7th, 2014 at 12:00am and is open to US residents only. Winner will be announced Friday, August 8th, 2014 via sweet whimsy designs’ Facebook & Instagram pages. Winning prize will be shipped to any of the 50 US States. Entries will be verified.

Full disclosure: Bakery Charms provided my daughter and myself with necklaces to review to be able to write this post. The words written in this post are completely my own; simply a collaboration, and I hope you never thought otherwise, even for a second :).

 

 

Read More

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Arts, Birthday Parties, Birthdays, Children, Christmas, Creative, Etsy, Favorite Things, Gift Ideas, Giveaways, Handmade, Handmade Holiday, Holiday Gift Ideas, holiday shopping, Holidays, Jewelry, Lovely Lyla Jean, Product Review, Reviews, Shopping, Support Handmade, Toddlers, Work From Home, Working Mom | 0 comments

Lovely Lyla Jean – Review and GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

Lovely Lyla Jean – Review and GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

All right, lovely people, it’s getting a little crazy around here. It’s about to get a heck of a lot crazier with a giveaway from one of my favorite children’s accessories shop.

Let me introduce you to Lovely Lyla Jean!

A wee side-note – I would not have met Melissa Griffo, owner of Lovely Lyla Jean, if it wasn’t for the Rochester Brainery. Melissa & I tabled next to each other at a Brainery Bazaar show this past summer. *Rochester, NY Locals: If you haven’t made it to a Brainery Bazaar, you are seriously missing out! LOADS of unique, handmade goods from an eclectic mix of artisans. Second Saturday of each month, and TWO SHOWS in December!)

Lovely Lyla Jean creates the most fun and whimsical accessories for girls & boys! The Chunky Bubblegum Beaded Necklaces are what stand out, but there are oh-so-many more sparkly pretties to select!

Lovely Lyla Jean holiday purple necklace

Melissa is a super-fun Mom to two littles who began creating her beautiful jewelry for her toddler daughter. What little girl doesn’t LOVE jewelry, right? (What little boy, for that matter?!) Where she finds the time, I’m not sure, though I have a pretty good idea it’s in between her full-time job, making dinner, and catering to her small children. You know, there’s just so much time left in a day to whip up lovely necklaces, earrings, and other accessories. Yes, I think that’s spot on. 😉

Lovely Lyla Jean earrings

Lovely Lyla Jean’s pieces are fun to play dress-up with, yet sophisticated enough to wear for a photo shoot or a family outing. Melissa is great about creating customized jeweled pieces to coordinate with that favorite outfit, especially with upcoming holiday attire. If you don’t see something that matches in her shop, she will be more than willing to whip up something wondrous for your little charmer to don in those Christmas card photos (sneaking up on us quickly!).

Lovely Lyla Jean Christmas
Lovely Lyla Jean Hair Ties

It’s no surprise that the creations that come from Lovely Lyla Jean’s shop are so much fun – Melissa is a ball of energy with lots of laughter and a positive outlook on life. She is excellent fun to be around, and that certainly shines through in her art.

Lovely Lyla Jean Thanksgiving

When I saw Lovely Lyla Jean’s display at the Bazaar, I knew our kids had to have a handful of somethings from her shop. We ended up with a few zipper pulls and hair clips. Our son wears his zipper pull on everything, his belt loop, backpack, he even clips it on his shirt and pants. The hair clips are so adorable on the girls, and they always get compliments when they wear them. It’s hard not to purchase everything Melissa makes, it’s all just so darling! I sincerely hope she has plans to expand to making jewels for Mom…I think I need a chunky bubblegum bead necklace stat!

Lovely Lyla Jean Sweets

Photo by The Whimsical Sweet

Get your cutie gussied & get ready to accessorize, because Lovely Lyla Jean is giving away a super adorable Purple & Cream Faux Pearl Holiday Toddler Necklace and Bracelet Set (valued at $32.50)

– Lovely gift for your favorite Daughter, Granddaughter, Goddaughter or Niece
– Necklace measures 19 inches long with 2 inch extender chain for adjustable sizing
– Bracelet is made of strong highly stretchable cord to stretch and fit little wrists
– Perfect addition to any holiday outfit
– Beautiful photography prop for your holiday photo shoot
Lovely Lyla Jean giveaway 2 Lovely Lyla Jean giveaway 1

ENTER TO WIN HERE!

In the meantime, visit her shop or read her blog, and for goodness sakes, start making a list of every little girl you know and gift her lots of lovelies from Lovely Lyla Jean this holiday season!! Start SHOPPING!

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: One (1) winner will receive a Purple & Cream Faux Pearl Holiday Toddler Necklace and Bracelet Set (a $32.50 value). Contest begins November 11, 2013 at 12:00am and ends November 18, 2013 at 12:00am. Winner will be announced Monday, November 18, 2013 via sweet whimsy designs’ Facebook page. Prize must be claimed within one week of winner announcement. Prize will be shipped to any of the 48 contingent U.S. states within two weeks of winner announcement and claim. Entries will be verified.

Full disclosure: I have not been compensated in any way to write this post or feature All About Kraft in this post. It was completely my own doing, simply a collaboration, and I hope you never thought otherwise, even for a second :).

All photos copyright Lovely Lyla Jean, unless otherwise noted.
Read More

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Arts, Autumn, Christine & Co. Design, Christine & Co. Design, Creative, Etsy, Gift Ideas, Giveaways, Holiday Gift Ideas, Home Decor, Homemade, Jewelry, Motherhood, Product Review, Reviews, Shopping, Stay At Home Mom | 3 comments

Christine & Co. Design – Review and GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

Christine & Co. Design – Review and GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

Happy Autumnal Equinox to all our wonderful readers! With every change of season, it sure feels good to add a little something to your wardrobe. I may have just the thing for you. Christine & Co. Design creates beautiful pieces of affordable jewelry to compliment any wardrobe.

IMG_7612

I met Christine Meyer, owner and sole artist of Christine & Co. Design, at my first Brainery Bazaar. I was drawn to her clean space set-up and super-cool ninja pendants. Once I chatted with her, I immediately felt comfortable with her gentle and joyous spirit and of course her creative mind. Oh, and I also was and still am head-over-heels for her eye-catching business cards (see photo above) which, she realizes, leaves a lasting impression with her clientele. Christine is a mom to three beautiful children, hence the name “Christine & Co.”. She says she joked about signing her name this way, toting her kids around when they were young, but in fact the joke was a reality as they were always together (a sure sign of a good mom). Christine can often be seen with her teenage daughter, who lends a hand at her shows, and there’s always laughter coming from their end (another sure sign of a SuperMom!). Somehow she manages to create fun, whimsical pieces of wearable art and clever home décor while caring for her family and home. A SuperMom indeed!

christine & co ninja

Christine & Co. Design’s glass pendants are created with “high quality acrylic paints, wonderful washi tapes, and vibrant alcohol inks”. I love an artist with an eclectic mix of media! Her glass necklace pendants are sealed with a two-part resin that is crystal clear which will allow your piece to shine & last a lifetime! Some of my favorites include the ninja pendants as well as any/all of her glass pendants like the Primary Colored Painted Glass Circle Pendant, the Color Mosaic Art on Glass Pendant, and the Yellow Moon and Stars Glass Pendant. The mother in me adores the Personalized Family Pendant! They are each unique – no two pieces are the same. That alone makes for a perfect gift for someone else but an even better gift for yourself! Christine has found a neat use for washi tape; I will admire her work for years to come if she keeps finding new ways to create. Christine & Co. definitely has something for everyone in her shop on etsy. She even makes personalized home décor gifts like subway art monograms and perpetual calendars. These make great gifts for those hard-to-shop-for people in our lives. And everything is so reasonably price, especially considering the time and work that goes into creating each piece. Isn’t everything in her shop just SO FUN?!

christine & co perpetual calendarchristine & co monogram subway art

IMG_7605

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU??

Christine & Co. Design is providing one fortunate winner with a glass pendant necklace of their choice (up to a $30 value)! Choose from her shop – winner will be announced one week from today!

Enter to win HERE!!

What is your favorite piece by Christine and Co. Design?

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! Looking forward to hearing your favorites!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: One (1) winner will receive one (1) glass pendant necklace of their choice from Christine & Co. Design (up to a $30 value). Contest begins September 23, 2013 at 12:00am and ends September 30, 2013 at 12:00am. Winner will be announced Monday, September 30, 2013 via sweet whimsy designs’ Facebook page. Prize will be shipped to any of the 48 contingent U.S. states within one week of winner announcement. Entries will be verified.

Full disclosure: Christine and Co. Design provided me with a glass pendant necklace in order to accurately and honestly write a review for this post. I was not compensated in any other way to feature this artist. All opinions are my own It was completely my own doing, simply a collaboration, and I hope you never thought otherwise, even for a second :). I support local, handmade art and you should, too. 🙂

Read More