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Treasury Tuesday

Good morning! Before I opened my Etsy shop, I used to spent countless…i repeat, COUNTLESS hours browsing the Etsy Treasuries featured on the home page. For those of you who don’t know yet (I apologize for playing a part in your new founded obsession),  an Etsy Treasury is a member-curated shopping gallery of sorts. People from the etsy community scour the bajillion shops to find the latest and greatest and pull the listings into their own display…showcasing their “favorites” and usually giving the treasury a unique name like “Pastel Pretties” or “Let’s Talk About Home“.

What’s even cooler is if you were looking for clothes or accessories with a certain theme in mind, you can search by that keyword…for example “JCrew” “Anthropologie” “Vintage“, etc…and treasuries with those like-minded items will pull up for you. It’s seriously one of the coolest things…but do not even ATTEMPT to just go “check it out” unless you have an hour or more to spare:) Just kidding, you probably have more self-restraint and discipline than I do.

Here are my favorite two treasuries for today:

Peaceful April by Azulado
(’cause April starts on Friday…get a clue, rain…)

and my second favorite today,

Buttercreme ‘n’ Honey by Bythewayside

I hope you all have a wonderful day today! And if you have time, go buy something nice for yourself on Etsy, you deserve it!

Make It Monday | Everyone Can Use S’More Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I am super excited to show you my Valentine’s craft for today’s Make It Monday. I’ve worked on this idea for the last couple of weeks and finally put it all together last night and this morning before work. Here’s the idea:

Everyone Needs S’MORE Love!

Last night after our Valentine’s dinner date, my hubby and I embarked on the homemade marshmallow journey. Thank goodness for Smitten Kitchen‘s instructions and caution of the potential mess…we actually made it through the entire project without much mess at all. I have two observations and notes for next time though.

1. Get a stand mixer: I have a cute little hand mixer, but you have to whip this stuff for 15 minutes! Jay and I had to take turns:)

2. Use a smaller pan or whip longer: My marshmallows turned out a little thinner than I had planned so I can either use a smaller pan next time or whip the mixture a little longer so that it expands more.

Here are some photos of the prep work:

And here is the final product:

Where did I get these cute little boxes?!

Garnish – check them out for the cutest customizable packaging materials. LOVE this company!

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and Spread the LOVE

because

Everyone Can Use S’MORE Love!