Sunday, September 4, 2011

Birthday, Blogaversary and Labor Day, so let's have a SALE!

I was born on Labor Day.

No, really.

Monday, September 7th, 1953, was Labor Day, and the day I was born.  This year my birthday falls on Wednesday, but I like celebrating all week. :o)  It's also the 3rd anniversary of my blog, so it's a great week to have a sale in both my shops (and a great time for you to get some early Christmas shopping done).  So, here are the details. - All jewelry & hair sticks are 20% off.  (Clothing and Fitz & Floyd Dishes are excluded.)  Use coupon code "HappyBirthday2011" to receive 20% off all jewelry and hair sticks before shipping charges. -  Everything in this section (only) is 40% off (items are already marked down, no coupon code needed).  And, any purchase in my KnitzyBlonde shop receives free shipping this week with this coupon code: "HappyBirthday2011"

Sale ends, Sunday, September 10th (midnight PDT).

Happy Shopping!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm in the mood to bake!

With autumn fast approaching my thoughts turn to baking and the yummy smells coming from the oven and kitchen!  So I scoured Etsy for some fabulous baking related finds to share with you here.  They've inspired me to get busy in the kitchen tomorrow and bake up something delicious.  I hope it does the same for you!

First off you have to have some fabulous spices to make those yummy cupcakes, cakes, or pies, and and what's better than this fabulous collection of fall spices from Craig's Market gourmet spices on Etsy!  You can almost smell the cinnamon, can't you?  :o)

If you plan on baking pies - this stunningly made hand turned french rolling pin is a must!  This one is their large size and is made from Maple.  What a beautiful addition to any baker's kitchen!  Handmade and sold on Etsy by Wood Elements.

And let's face it, if you're going to be baking, you want to look damn good doing it, so donning a fabulous retro style apron from Boojiboo (on Etsy) is a great way to go.  :o)  And their awesome aprons come in both standard and plus sizes.  Fabulous!

And who doesn't love the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven.  Yummmmm!!  And, what a clever idea is this beautiful bread baking pot by NealPottery on Etsy. Bread Baker pots can be used for baking other dishes as well, such as baked beans, cobbler, mac & cheese, etc. And, this fabulous bread baking pot comes with 8 recipes included!   

And what baker's kitchen is complete without a fabulous standing mixer?!  If you don't have one, this beautiful vintage aqua Sunbeam Mixmaster is available on Etsy at the Creamy Vintage Shop, and right now it is on SALE!

Happy baking everyone!!