As much as people may deny it, everyone has their own personal list of 'New Year's Resolutions'. It may be the same promises you keep to yourself every year to better yourself in some way, to go on a new adventure, to try a new hairstyle, to pick up a new hobby, or to drop a bad habit. For January's Etsy Monday! issues, I'd like to try to help you with whatever 'resolutions' you have for yourself!
My resolutions every year fall in the generic categories a lot of the time; I find that specific resolutions always seem to disappoint me. The whole thought process of making resolutions for me is to reflect on the year that has passed, and see what I've learned from an entire year of new experiences, people I've met and accomplishments I've made. There is one resolution, however, that I do make every year for myself - and it's to be good to myself, to remember that I have friends and family who love me as much as I love them. I do think that people tend to forget to take care of themselves as much as they are generous with other people - I know I can be! So, may I present a few Etsians who can certainly help you feel good about yourself, so that you can be better in everything you do in 2011!
The first thing I think of when it comes to treating myself is candy. Who doesn't? There's nothing like a sweet, tasty confection to indulge in! Then, may I suggest feasting your eyes on Fusion Sweets - baked goods, candies and other sweets infused with Eastern and Western influences. Kay and Angela, a mother-and-daughter team "with a passion for eating, baking and traveling [sic]" experiment with combinations of unique flavours and spices. Pick up a little treat for yourself and tell a friend about the shop - they'll treat you to a "referral discount!" And if you're in the Michigan area, they offer free pickup - that might be dangerous for your sweet tooth!
|Taro Butter Caramels|
|Mango, Rose, Lime Berlingots|
|Zesty Lemon Meringue Marshmallows|
|Handmade Twisted Peppermint Lollipops|
|Dulce de Leche Coconut Macaroons - Gluten Free|
The next best thing to eating sweets is smelling sweet! I can tell you first-hand that Sunbasilgarden Soaps are excellent products! Lauren is a mother of two boys - most likely the source of her motto: "life is too messy not to use soap" - so why not use happy soap? Not only will the scents invigorate you when used, but the whimsy and imagination behind the designs and shapes will bring a smile to your face everyday. The shop offers mix n' match packages to save on shipping - why not buy a few more surprises for that upcoming Valentine?
|Cucumber Wasabi Salt Bar Soap|
|Ginger Lime Sunrise Soap|
|Marrakesh Express Soap|
There's nothing that makes you feel like a million bucks than pretty, well-fitted underthings, and I don't think anyone understands how sexy things fit better than the Latin Americans! Majo Rey is an independent fashion house in Uruguay, South America, crafting some of the finest and delicate lingerie and loungewear fashions for all ages and sophistications. "Our ethos is to manage a harmony between design and practical comfort," quotes their Etsy profile page. Something they've certainly accomplished!
|Grey Lace set, Intense Winter Collection|
|Push-Up White Bra|
|Flowered Top and Pant set|
|Silence Nightgown/Camisole in Violet|
|Underwired Top in Black|
Stay tuned for the next Etsy Monday! for more ways to fulfill your resolutions this year!