April 24, 2011

April Sponsor Highlight Post

This month I was yet again blessed to have such amazing sponsors, and I would love to introduce them all to you. First though, I would like to say that it is an honor to have them as sponsors, and I really appreciate all of their, as well as your support. Meet my sponsors!

We Love Colors - "We Love Colors is a unique clothing company founded in 2003 as a family run business. We offer the best selection of colors in tights, leggings, fishnets, socks and dancewear, and more! Everything is hand dyed in Miami, FL and shipped all over the world! We have items for women, children, and men from kids to plus sizes. We Love Colors is currently offering over 50 solid colors and 13 hand dyed splash colors. We hope you enjoy our colors and find your own unique expression with We Love Colors apparel."

Tikkr Watches - TIKKR (tick-ur) watches surfaced when Cory (Stout) discovered a simple, stylish design overseas that was too fun to let sit on a pier somewhere off the coast of China. He wanted to make sure everyone in the states could sport a clean, durable, watch that added a twist of customization with each band. Watch out for more fresh, new accessories from TIKKR that will add a touch to your personal style.

Jo Totes - Jo Totes provide ladylike bags for women to safely carry their cameras and a lens or two on a daily basis, at photo shoots, and while traveling.

The padded interior can be custom fitted not only to protect a camera and lenses, but also to accommodate and organize items like a wallet, music, phone, keys, cosmetics and more. Padding is sewn directly into the interior lining on all four sides and the bottom of the bags. The bottom is also equipped with four metal feet to guard your bag from rough, dirty, or damp surfaces. Inside of each Jo Tote are removable pads which are completely customizable—you can use as many or as few pads as you wish, arranged in the way that best suits your camera, lenses, and other items. Each bag also includes pockets, strong and comfortable shoulder straps, a top-zippered closure, and a removable cross-body strap.

Oh, Sweet Joy - Hi! I'm Kim, the designer & seamstress behind Oh, Sweet Joy! Nice to meet you :) I love the Lord, my husband, my ENTIRE family, design, fashion, sewing, decorating, crafting, DIY, flowers, baking, cupcakes, robin's egg blue, Texas A&M University (WHOOP!), and my beloved Dr. Pepper. I'd rather have a bag of skittles or some swedish fish than any form of chocolate. Straight up corn syrup, please.

I hope you enjoy shopping around and sincerely hope that you find something for yourself or for a friend that will bring some joy into your life! Find more from Oh, Sweet Joy! at the following social media time suckers: twitter facebook blog flickr

Busy Bee Lauren - "Well, way back in the day, at the peak of Myspace's awesomeness, I wrote a blog post on the really lame form of a blogging section. It was all about my professed hatred for "rolly backpacks". It was pretty much the single most amazing piece of literature I have ever produced. In fact, I will never pass the level of awesome of that particular Myspace blog post. It was beautiful. Too bad it suffered a painful death when I deleted my Myspace for the first of 5 other following occasions.

A year passed and I heard whisperings of something called "Blogger" followed by a word that I am pretty sure resembled "awesome". Since I like words that sound like "awesome", I decided to give it a shot.

And here I am. My blog follows from when I was 18 and waiting for Ted, while he was on his mission to Madagascar. To him coming home, us dating and then getting married in September of 2008. Lately I have been documenting our adventures as we live in this crazy world together as a silly, happy married couple of 23 (me) and 24 (him) year olds"

Mixie - "In 2005, she (Shannon) decided it was time to launch even more cuteness and viola…Mixie was born! Named after her nickname Mc (Mick), the Mixie line was to be a rebirth of vintage inspiration and all that had been learned thus far. Mixie is dreamed up and stitched in Southern California by sweet happy close-knit people. Shannon has always loved the homegrown feel of her little business. “It’s the perfect blend of arts and crafts and fashion.”

Opal Vintage - "Opal was born from a love of vintage goodies, and the process of finding them. I get my kicks by going out and searching for the perfect find. Instead of ending up on an episode of Hoarders, or with a husband who questions my sanity, I decided to turn my love of hunting for treasures into Opal - named after my daughters birthstone - an online shop where you can buy the wonderfully unique items I find.

I have soft spots for baby clothes, kitschy home decor, bakeware, milk glass and womens accessories such as belts and boots. I love taking something that someone tossed aside and turning it into something gorgeous and one of a kind. You will occasionally see redesigned pieces in the shop that I have painted, put new hardware on, etc. These have extra love packed in."

Moorea Seal - Hello there! I'm Moorea Seal. I love to keep busy while leaving room for a little bit of daydreaming and gallivanting through the woods.

Where I Live: I live in Seattle, Wa but grew up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. And I spent my earliest childhood in England, playing hide and seek with imaginary friends in the wheat fields surrounding my home. My reverence for nature, whimsy, and touches of magic show up in everything that I make. :)

What I do: I am a designer and illustrator for Freckled Nest, I have my own jewelry business and Etsy shop, I do freelance illustration, and I make music.

Campfire Chic - "I love being outdoors, especially hiking and camping. There is nothing better than lounging outside with a good book!

I started Campfire Chic during the summer of 2010 while camping in Sequoia National Park with my boyfriend of four years. What started as an Etsy shop with a few bits of ribbon and some wooden postcards and a blog discussing a few things here and there has turned into so much more. I now sell embroidery patterns, cross-stitched goods, notebooks, and more. I hope to see it grow even more this year :)

In addition to the outdoors, I love reading, scrapbooking, cross stitching, taking photos, blogging/social networking in general, going to thrift stores/antique malls/swap meets on the weekends, searching for treasures in used book stores, and traveling with my boyfriend."

Pamplemousse 1983 - “My name is Maryam and I'm an Aries. I like to take pictures. I teach art at an Elementary School. It's pretty much the best job ever. I am pregnant with my first child who is due in June.” Maryam also runs the Pampelmousse 1983 Etsy shop where she sells her fine art prints, along with screen printed baby onesies.

That Much Further West -" Hi! I'm M, a twenty-four year old who lives with her boyfriend and our two cats (Hank&Annie). I'm currently a full time student at my local CC and plan on transferring to a 4-year and majoring in Biology and eventually getting my masters in Marine Biology. I currently live in Northern California but LA will always have my heart. I'm all about cooking, grubbing, chuggin' ice cold beers, cocktails, road trips, and photography."

Garden of Eden Designs - Garden of Eden Designs - "My life's number one aspiration is to make the impossible, possible. It seems like a very demanding goal, but in reality I solve it by making my passions my guide. I grew up in a very creative family and love expressing myself. Whether I am making jewelry, designing clothes, or painting, I love sharing my creativity with others which is why I started Garden of Eden Designs and my blog be one of kind."

The Dainty Squid - The Dainty Squid - "I'm Kaylah. Queen of thrifting who can usually be found with a camera in her hand and cats on her lap. (...) I live in a small town in Ohio and I run this blog, as well as my business of the same name."

Thank you again to everyone! Have a very happy day!



  1. awesome line up of sponsors!!!!!
    hope you had a wonderful easter, friend!