Shannon Berrey

Awesome little diddies

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I wanted to share some great ideas and/or products that I have stumbled upon.  

#1 Bean Bag Refills. If you own a bean bag, you know that over time it becomes flat. But, did you know that you can buy replacement 'beans'?!   Me, either! 

Strolling down the aisle of K-mart I found this for @$14. A little pricey, but my son does his x-boxing from this thing, and I kinda think he's worth it. {But, let me tell you that getting these things inside the little zipper opening is like trying to catch snowflakes.}

 

#2 Big stuffed Gingerbread Men melt even 13 year old boy hearts...

 

{Careful boys, that cookie is 600 smack-a-roos}

 

#3.The Wine Purse. This is way better than the normal brown bag. If only it had a cell phone and key pocket, oh and maybe a 'monogram' option.

 

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#4 Elastilash--eyelash lengthener by Obagi. It really works. I have very sensitive eyes and I have to be super careful about what goes near them {cats are a HUGE no-no} so I was nervous to try this, but it never bothered me at all. I started using this about 8 months ago. I don't use it every day--a couple of weeks on and couple weeks off, before I go to bed. Within 2 days of using, I see results. At $60, It's about 40% cheaper than the well-known Revitalash {which I haven't tried so i can't compare}.

 

{To get this stuffed in your stocking, local peeps can get it from Shenez at Saints European Skin Care.}

 

#5 This stuff is delicious. Load it up in your coffee.

 

#6 The Curly Girl Handbook is a curly girls 'ah-ha' moment. It offers fantastic advice and needs to be in the hands of all curlies!        

Curly Girl: The Handbook

And, let me just give a shout-out to THE most incredible curly girl salon ever--WINK in Asheville. This is the most professional, most knowledgeable, most educated group of creative folks I've ever come across {not to mention, they also have a wonderful boutique full of jewelry, accessories, clothes, gifts and curly hair products}. if you live anywhere close, you need to go.

{not compensated for anything--just sharing my brain thoughts}

 

DiVina/DeNuevo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

 So what do you get when you combine vintage hardware with reclaimed leather???

awesomeness

 

 

 DiVina/DeNuevo translates ‘Divine Again’ in Spanish which is a perfect description of the beautiful accessories they create from antique and vintage hardware, keys and adornments.With her passion for sustainability and a love to create, artist Victoria Ronco started her company in a small studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. Recently, Dave joined Victoria’s ‘team’ and creates most of the more masculine pieces.

 

 

 

 

    Check out their Etsy site for more of their unique wares. These would make great gifts!

{all images via DiVina/DeNuevo}

Aaron Hequembourg: Part 2

Monday, November 28, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was so happy to see Aaron at our Christmas art show at WCU this weekend.  I enjoy visiting with him, studying his newest pieces, and hearing about the exciting success he is enjoying {he was invited to do a show next year at the Smithsonian!}. His process is so complex--he starts with salvaged wood from his property in Georgia, then he uses old sheet music as the back ground. He uses locals, his kids, or old photos as his models. He engraves the images with a woodburning tool and forces dark wax into the crevices. He concocts his own chalk paint and layers on the colors and then seals the piece with briwax.    

I did my first post on Aaron at this time last year. You can see some of his early pieces and more of his story here. And you can also check out his website, Big White Dog

{I am so excited that #6 and #7, as well as some of the smaller metal pieces, are now living in one of my favorite client/friends home!!}     

The day after turkey day..

Friday, November 25, 2011

Pretty sure I ate too much. But it was soooooooooooooooo good. 

Unbuttoning the pajama jeans {never a good sign}, and enjoying the fact that I won't have to eat for days.   

{A huge thanks to the wonderful Murphy family for being the best host ever)

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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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