Thursday, April 24, 2014

W is for Water Features in Vegas

Are you ready for another round of Alphabe Thursday? Let's go!

If you've been following my Vegas posts and/or you've been to Vegas, you know that there is an abundance of fountains, pools, and other water features on the strip. I'm featuring just a few of them here today. Enjoy.

Caesar's Palace

I don't remember where I found this little fountain.

Caesar's Palace pool area


The Mirage

Gondola rides at the Venetian

the Bellagio fountains

Bellagio pool area

one of the smaller fountains in front of the Bellagio

The Mirage


the volcano erupting at The Mirage

Past posts from my February 2014 Vegas trip:

Check out what the other Alphabe Thursday participants posted for the letter W this week right here!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April Color Combination Inspiration, Round 2

The past round I only got one suggestion, which was yellow and turquoise from Paige. So you're getting a special round up of yellow and turquoise picks today because it's such a fabulous combination for spring and summer. Click on the links for the original sources. Enjoy.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183896718/bridesmaid-jewelry-set-of-6-yellow

https://www.etsy.com/listing/123624108/nursery-wall-decor-kids-wall-prints

http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2012-reception/
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/54133091/art-photography-dandelion-flower-bouquet

https://www.etsy.com/listing/128100229/yellow-grey-long-necklace-yellow-grey
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/101017294/4-ceramic-tiles-yellow-forsythia-and

http://hueamour.com/2010/09/02/yellow-and-aqua-inspirational-duo/
 
http://www.frostedpetticoatblog.com/2012/07/paper-flower-inspiration.html

Let's Keep It Going!
What color combinations are you loving right now? Have you experimented with any new color combinations recently?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

special kitty photo share

Sometimes I put together a special kitty photo post with some of my SLR shots. As I've mentioned before, when I have my camera out to do some product photography and/or blog posts shots, I often end up taking pictures of the boys, too. That's what you see here. Enjoy.

Ares






Apollo






Monday, April 21, 2014

photo share: Big Bay Park

Earlier this month I got inspired to check out a new to me spot in Milwaukee, thanks to a couple of Instagram shots. There are little parks and beaches all along Lake Michigan spanning Milwaukee and beyond, many of which I have yet to visit. I got to cross one more off my list, though. This is such a neat spot that I'm sure that I'll be back. Enjoy.














(Revisiting this theme.)

What does early spring look like in your area?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Treasury Round Up - 4/20/14

Happy Easter!

If you are celebrating today, I hope that you enjoy the holiday. The bright spring treasuries have continued to roll in the past couple weeks. Please help me thanks the curators who have featured my work recently by visiting their collections and checking out their shops.

Levchenko (LevchenkoDoll) included my Beaded Cuff Bracelet - Fringed - Champagne Party Light Brown Blue in her # 9 aprl treasury. This collection is so cheerful and whimsical. It's just perfect for spring. Check out Levchenko's Elephant blue lilac. Cloth art toy. Little stuff toy. Pretty doll. Stuffed animal. Valentine heart gift. (Make sure to check out the heart bokeh photo in the treasury, too.)
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzIyNTQ2NDF8MjcyNTk5NjkyNg/9-aprlhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/176090951/elephant-blue-lilac-cloth-art-toy-little

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MjA4Mjc2OTF8MjcyNjAwMDQ1Ng/spring-frolichttps://www.etsy.com/listing/171892615/purple-celtic-nautical-knot-clip-on

Natasha also included my Button Dangle Earrings - Bright Colorful Multicolored Rainbow in her The Critters of Spring treasury. Who doesn't want to see cute little critters and colorful flowers in the spring?
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MjA4Mjc2OTF8MjcyNjAzNzU1Mg/the-critters-of-spring

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTQ1MjczMXwyNzIzNDM1ODAz/spring-lavendarhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/83409253/mustang-quarterhorse-hiding-her-baby

Isabel (MandarinasDeTela) included my Beaded Bracelet - Silver Links - Celestial Stars Moons Purple Pink her purple brown treasury. I don't think to pair purple and brown very often, but it's a great combination. Isabel has her shop on vacation right now, but check out the Small Hand Carved Wooden Serving Spoons / Kitchen Utensils from her favorites.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzA5Njc4Mzd8MjcyMzQyNDk2NQ/purple-brownhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/181315557/small-hand-carved-wooden-serving-spoons

Angela (HillsideHobby) included my Button Dangle Earrings - Bright Colorful Multicolored Rainbow in her Wear the Rainbow treasury. Of course I love this vivid collection with bright shades of every color in the rainbow. Check out Angela's Queen Size Patchwork Quilt.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTA5NjczMDZ8MjcyNjAwNjE1Ng/wear-the-rainbowhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/183981885/50-deposit-custom-made-to-order-queen

Nantia (prettyobject) included my Button Dangle Earrings  - Maroon / Dark Red, Gray / Silver, Black, White in her Passion treasury. I never get tired of dark red paired with black and white. It's such a classic combination. Check out Nantia's Red Fabric Rosette Flower Rhinestone Statement Necklace.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTkxNjMwMzV8MjcyNjAwOTYxMA/passionhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/157624622/fabric-rosette-necklace-fabric-jewelry

Grazim (Grazim) included my Button Dangle Earrings - Bright Colorful Multicolored Rainbow in her Vibrant! treasury. It makes me happy that there are so many people who enjoy these brightly colored collections as much as I do. Check out Grazim's Handmade hippie style amber necklace.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/ODA5MTcxOXwyNzIzNDM1Mjgz/vibranthttps://www.etsy.com/listing/120152204/handmade-hippie-style-amber-necklace

Lauren (CraftCoalition) included my Button Dangle Earrings - Bright Colorful Multicolored Rainbow in her Color! treasury. I love the unique mix of items here. Check our Lauren's Rainbow Yarn Lot 105 Yards.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTQ0MDI4ODF8MjcyNjAzNTUyNA/colorhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/91833417/rainbow-yarn-lot-105-yards

Candy (CandysDesignz) included my Button Dangle Earrings - Bright Colorful Multicolored Rainbow (there were definitely the favorite item this past couple weeks) in her Things that are colorful treasury. Are you tired of these rainbow collections yet? I hope not. Make sure that you check out the rainbow beads here as well as Candy's Chevron Burlap Wreath.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NDI1MzkwOTB8MjcyNjAzODYzNg/things-that-are-colorfulhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/176648798/chevron-burlap-wreath-spring-wreath

Arzu also included my Blue Button Charm Bracelet / Blue Color Gradation Ombre Jewelry / Simple Fun Beaded Piece in her Today Finds treasury. Blue and brown is such a great combination.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTQzODczMDd8MjcyMzQ4NTE0OQ/today-finds

Natasha (YarnyWishes) included my Beaded Necklace - Ceramic Charcoal Gray Donut Focal - Maroon Dark Red Brown in her April 18th treasury. The maroon and brown pairing here is both classic and modern. Check out Natasha's Wooden breastfeeding necklace.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MjAyMjU2MDB8MjcyNjA1MDEyMA/april-18thhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/179080453/wooden-breastfeeding-necklace-brown


Anna (ABFoleyArtworks) included my Beaded Necklace - Ceramic Charcoal Gray Donut Focal - Maroon Dark Red Brown in her Love and Possibilities treasury. Clearly great minds think alike because the maroon / brown pairing is back again in this collection. Check out Anna's Original Fall Brown Tan Sepia Leaves Painting.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzY5OTgyNXwyNzIzNDk0MTUz/love-and-possibilitieshttps://www.etsy.com/listing/154447198/original-fall-leaves-painting-brown-leaf

Natalie (CatandtheBird) included my Orange Tabby Cat Kitty Cat Napping Relaxing on the Bed Photo in her A cosy weekend... treasury. Nothing says cozy like sweet animals and rich earth tones. Check out Natalie's Vintage mid century amber glass candle holder or salt / condiment bowl.
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzA2NTg2MDl8MjcyMzQ4OTU4MQ/a-cosy-weekendhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/185709884/vintage-mid-century-amber-glass-candle