5.31.2011

thrifty jewelry displays

I'm constantly looking for cute and fun ways to display jewelry, whether it is my own or for Lemon Kissed open houses. I am not a fan of the traditional jewelry box (yawn), it's just too boring for me. I think that jewelry is art, and when it's not on you, I think it should still be out and displayed all pretty.

Displaying your jewelry doesn't have to be a difficult or expensive task. I'm here to give you a few thrifty thrift store finds that I turned in to instant jewelry displays. Ready??



SHUTTERS

First, wooden shutters are a great find. I found this little gem today for $4. It isn't beat up, but it has a shabby feel to it, which I love, because it's perfectly casual and relaxed - just my style.

Shutters can be used to hang most dangle earrings. You could even pick up a few knobs and affix them to the shutter to hold necklaces and bracelets. I just draped a necklace on the edge and that worked, too.

Shutters can be hung on the wall, to clear up dresser or table space, or to fill a blank wall, or they can be propped up on a surface, making it easy to transport from spot to spot. This is handy for open houses!!



EGG CUPS
Okay, honestly, when I found these egg cups, I thought that they were candle holders. I guess it doesn't matter that I was wrong (it's rare), because I knew right away that I'd be using them for jewelry display.

These egg cups were $1.99 each. I haven't seen many egg cups that have the saucer-type plate underneath, but then again, I haven't paid much attention to egg cups. I bet if you had an egg cup, it could be adhered to a cute saucer, to get the same effect as the ones pictured here.

I figured there were two ways to use these egg cups: singly or stacked. I haven't decided which I like better, so I won't be busting out the glue any time soon, but I do like that I have the option to stack if I want to.



FIGURES + PONIES
My sister made me this incredibly clever chalkboard horse that she made with an old Breyer pony. I love putting a necklace or a bracelet on the pony when it's not on my neck or wrist - this way I feel that the pony serves an extra purpose. Are there figures or things on your dresser or armoire that could hold a necklace for you? Just an idea...

Displaying and storing your jewelry doesn't have to be expensive, because that takes away from your jewelry spending budget anyway!

I'd love to hear your ideas or solutions to displaying your jewelry, or on how you re-purpose items around the home.

xoxo,
Shauna

new at Lemon Kissed


These little lovelies are coming to the shop very soon, if they are not already there now! I have had pockets of time lately to create new pieces, and I hope that you love them! Do you have a favorite?

Happy Tuesday and we'll talk soon!

xoxo,
Shauna

5.30.2011

a few of my favorite things

... so in love ...


I can't even handle how much I love each of these items - and since I have such amazing manners, I'm excited to share these lovelies with all of you. You are so welcome.

1. Brown Decor Surf Leather Sandals by Sandali

2. Calico Feather Hair Extension by WildSpirits

3. Zigzag Chevron Wood Art Block by RedTileStudio

4. Emilio Pucci Bead Embroidered Pendant by LaBellaJoya


This whole collection totally has me in the mood for carefree summer days. Now if only the Oregon weather would get on the same page. Ahem.

Happy Memorial Day. Remember, today is the LAST DAY to save 30% off your entire Lemon Kissed purchase* with the coupon code: HURRYHURRY

* deal cannot be used on the Jewelry Club subscriptions



5.27.2011

Memorial Day Weekend Sale


Okay, we've had such a happy response to our 30% off sale that I am going to extend the sale through Monday, May 30th!

Use the coupon code HURRYHURRY to save 30% off your entire purchase from Lemon Kissed. And sorry, but the discount cannot be applied to the Jewelry Club subscriptions - those are already an amazing savings on their own!

Stock up now for those hostess presents, gifts for yourself, birthdays, party favors, teacher presents and more!

Lovies!
Shauna

5.26.2011

majestic mustache


I'm not sure what else could be happier, brighter and lovelier than this hand-painted mustache plaque, painted by moi. I plan on doing more color options. What would YOU like to see?

It appears that lemon drop studio is back, folks!

Buy 3 for $29


Like to save money? You do? Me, too!!

Let me help you save some cash.

Buy THIS listing and in the notes to seller, tell me which 3 pair of post earrings you want.
$29 for 3 pair of post earrings - this saves you $7, and shipping is FREE!

Choices are here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LemonKissed?section_id=7232326

Please stick to earrings that are currently in-stock for quickest turn-around.
Want to save 30% off your entire order at Lemon Kissed today? Okay!

Use coupon code: HURRYHURRY and save huge! This discount doesn't happen often, and it's only good until this evening at 5pm PST. So, hurry, hurry!!

SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Happy shopping!
Shauna

* discount cannot be used on the Jewelry Club subscriptions, sorry!

5.23.2011

Spring Open House


Hello sweet friends and family,

I hope that this bright and happy blog post finds you doing fantastic. You are looking lovely, as usual.

Spring is here, finally, and summer is quickly approaching! Lemon Kissed is here to help you freshen your wardrobe with fun and colorful new earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and more.

You are cordially invited to Lemon Kissed's Spring Open House on Saturday, June 11th from 11 to 1:30 in the afternoon.

Bring a friend or two and join us for snacks and drinks, and while chatting, come see what's new at Lemon Kissed. There will be a few door prizes and raffle prizes, lots of snackies and drinks and it should be a great time to relax a bit and do some laughing and play a little bit of jewelry dress-up. Jewelry that is on the website will be available to try on and see in person, as well as new items that are not yet on Etsy.

No need to RSVP, but if you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to email me!

Can't wait to see you there.
Smooches,
Shauna

PS: please email me if you need directions!

coloring fun

I love to color. I love coloring a LOT. Even when my boys aren't coloring, I'll still color.

And you know what makes coloring even more fun for me?


THESE mustache coloring crayons, created by Mandy.

You can pick up some too, if you go stop by her Etsy shop Prints & Things. Go love her and Prints & Things on facebook, too, because she's always doing fun giveaways and has great coupon codes. Tell her that Shauna sent you and that you love me. Please.

HEAVEN, I tell ya, absolute heaven.

Mustaches, you delight me. Mandy, you delight me as well.

Smooches + Happy Monday,
Shauna

5.21.2011

Jewelry Club Subscriptions


Buying yourself a pretty new piece of jewelry is always fun. Getting a new piece of Lemon Kissed jewelry every month is even better! Treat yourself to our new Jewelry Club subscription, available in 3, 6 and 12-month options. It's like giving yourself little surprise presents each month.

3 month level includes:

  • 1 surprise adjustable ring
  • 1 surprise pair of dangle earrings
  • 1 surprise pair of post earrings
  • A savings of up to $9

6 month level gets you:

  • 1 surprise adjustable ring
  • 2 surprise pairs of dangle earrings
  • 2 surprise pairs of post earrings
  • 1 surprise necklace
  • A savings of up to $24

12 month level gets you:

  • 2 surprise adjustable rings
  • 3 surprise pairs of dangle earrings
  • 3 surprise pairs of post earrings
  • 2 surprise necklaces
  • A savings of up to $38

5.20.2011

gone to the beach!


The boys and I are going to Newport today to go play in the sand and sun, and to check out the aquarium. Don't worry, we'll be back this evening!

While I'm away, save 10% off your entire purchase at Lemon Kissed! And guess what? There's TONS of new pretties in there.


Coupon code: HAPPYFRIDAY


and indeed, I hope you all have a wonderful, happy Friday.

xoxo,

Shauna and the boys

5.18.2011

Salt Dough

I just made a great batch of salt dough for my kiddos and I to play with. In case you were wondering, salt dough is a great dough that dries, or can be baked, and hardens. You can paint it when it's dry, and really, the possibilities are endless.

Here is the recipe that I followed, found in the book Crafts From Salt Dough, by Audrey Gessat.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup salt
3/4 cup cornstarch
2/3 cup water


Directions:
  • Mix the flour, salt and cornstarch in a salad bowl. The cornstarch gives the dough a better consistency, but if you don't have it, you can add more flour.
  • Mix in the water.
  • Knead the dough for 10 minutes. (take your jewelry off!) The dough should form a firm ball.
Hints and Tricks:
  • To see if you have the right consistency, put a little of it on the table. If it spreads out, add a bit more flour. If it crumbles, add water 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • If you have leftover dough, store it in the fridge in a plastic bag or in a plastic covered dish.
You don't have to cook your dough, it can be air dried, but it takes longer. If you cook the dough, your crafts will be stronger. For best results, it says to cook your creations a day after they've been air drying.

Cooking:
  • Oven temperature 200 degrees F (93 C)
  • Put objects on a cookie sheet or aluminum pie pan
  • Take your crafts out of the oven after 3 hours. Let them cool.
  • Tap the object with a fingernail to make sure it's done. If the sound is light, it is cooked. If the sound is heavy, stick it in the oven a bit longer.

5.12.2011

Surprise Sale!


Today only, save 15% on your entire order at Lemon Kissed!

Come see what's new - I've been busy!

Enter in coupon code: SURPRISE15
The sale ends Friday (tomorrow) night!

And remember, shipping is on me :)


This deal is not good on Jewelry Club subscriptions.