February 9, 2013


 bow ties by Fox & Brie

Okay, so has anyone else noticed that all their fave bloggers have bearded hubbies?  Is this some sort of cool blogger prerequisite?  Not that I'm trying to be a cool blogger (cause it's so not cool to try to be cool, of course), but I made the mistake of telling my husband that his 3 day old stubble growth was kinda cute (in an Arrow sort of way), and now I've been cursed with nearly a 10 month run of beardedness.  I mean, I don't mean to diss you cool bloggers and your ubercool bearded hubbies, but my hubby's hairiness is more crazy lumberjack-ish than hipster cool.  Okay, I'm rambling about the beard.  Just don't mind me if I get weepy when I see one of those men's razor commercials with all those smooth faced men - ohhhhhh!

Anyways, I'm totally off topic!  This post was supposed to be all about my proclamation of love for Fox & Brie's most excellent bow ties!  Aren't they cute?  Yes they are.  And so cute, that they might even make my crazy lumberjack husband look handsome.  Yup, cause you know, bow ties and beards go together like pb & jelly.  Never thought I'd say that.  Oh goodness gracious.  Did I mention I have the flu?  That may explain my weirdness today.

January 17, 2013


It's owl calendar making time!  Once again, Shivani from My Owl Barn has kindly asked me to mention their 3rd annual owl lover calendar launch.  This year, their free downloadable/printable owl art calendar is featuring 43 amazing artists.  And and usual, you can customize your calendar with your choice of owl art for every month.  Or, if you're aren't as picky as me, the notorious vending machine starer, you can simply download their pre-made version.  Enjoy guys, and thanks again to the lovely folks at My Owl Barn for yet another beautiful calendar!

November 27, 2012


It's Holiday Gift Time!  This year with your purchase of $35 or more (before shipping), my special present just for you is a pair of sterling silver earrings with your choice of gemstone!  Choose from milky minty SERPENTINE, deep blue AVENTURINE, or royal purple AMETHYST.  Your special gift will be lovingly boxed and ready to give to that special someone - who may very well be, ahem, yourself!

Want to order in time for Christmas?  Order by these dates...


USA - December 1
CANADA - December 5
LOCAL DELIVERY (Lower Mainland, BC) - December 8
AFRICA - November 9

Wishing you all a lovely holiday season full of lots and lots of handmade presents!

November 26, 2012


Happy Cyber Monday everyone!  Please enjoy 15% off at len&len on Etsy on your entire order (before shipping) with coupon code "CYBERMONDAY2012"!  This sale is on TODAY ONLY, so head on over to the shop right now!

March 21, 2012


Just a teensy weensy little bit late in the year for this mention, but here's the link to this year's free download for your very own Owl Lover Calendar. The lovely folks over at My Owl Barn kindly reminded me about this year's calendar launch back in November, so five months later all I can say is, "whoopsies, MY BAD."

For those of you who have no idea what I'm jabbering about, this is My Owl Barn's second year of offering a free downloadable/printable owl art calendar on their super cool owl-full blog. And this year, you can choose from 45 amazing prints (sweetly provided by owl-loving artists from all over the world) to customize each month of your calendar! Oooh fun!

My only hope is that you don't spend the ridiculous amount of time I did picking out your own 12 favorite...

December 20, 2011


Just a little announcement that the shops will be closed for the holidays from December 21 to January 2. Wishing you all a warm and fuzzy holiday season with your loved ones! Don't forget to slow down and enjoy, and see you in the new year!

November 29, 2011


It's gift giving time again! Buy handmade this year and give the special people in your life something lovingly made just for them! (Aw, aren't you a sweetie-pie!)

And this year, my gift to you is a FREE PAIR OF STERLING SILVER AND LABRADORITE EARRINGS with your purchase of $50 or more (before shipping)!

Want your order in time for Christmas? Order by these dates...


USA - December 5
CANADA - December 9
LOCAL DELIVERY (Lower Mainland, BC) - December 12
Everywhere Else - November 30

Hope everyone has a lovely holiday season full of love and handmade goodies and (mmm...) peppermint hot chocolate!