Comforting a Cold

As the holidays fade into the past and January winds to a close, I find that the winter chill is setting in all the more fully. Along with it, cold season. It seems like everyone I know has a cold! And, this morning, it seems that I am succumbing to one as well. Boo!

Recognizing the symptoms and realizing that I can no longer deny the descending sniffles, I decided to switch approaches. In an attempt to lift my spirits, I’ve compiled this cozy collection of things that would be perfect for comforting a cold.

Now, while you’re enjoying this collection, please excuse me while I go make me some hot, peppermint tea.

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Visions of Sugar Plums

It’s been some time since I’ve created a treasury on Etsy and today I thought I’d remedy that.

Inspired by this Heart of the Tulip fine art print, I created this etherial and dreamy (and mildy holiday flavored) collection. Check it out here:

To Thine Own Self be True

Shakespeare’s works are so ingrained in our culture and speech sometimes I forget how influential his surviving plays are!

Shakespeare’s works are so ingrained in our culture and speech sometimes I forget how influential his surviving plays are!

I found this awesome site that lists many of his well known quotes, alphabetically and by theme, and even gives the context and meaning. It was very interesting! So, I decided to see what his influence had lead the artists on Etsy to create. There are some really beautiful things! Here are just a few:

Upcycling

Shopping around on Etsy and I got to thinking about other creative uses for bottle caps and aluminum cans and thus another treasury collection came about. There was a ton of really great stuff!

So, I’ve already decided what I’m going to be for Halloween this year and have moved on to the costume preparation. This afternoon I was perusing Etsy to see if there were any accessories I might use to spice up my costume.. Specifically, I was looking for leather bracelets.

I found lots of great ones, and eventually picked up a few from this shop – pinkyourlimb (not only are they great for my costume, they have great versatility – I can wear them for more than just Halloween)… but in my searching,  I came across these bracelets from the Etsy shop of kylepowers13:

bottle cap bangles

What a great use of bottle caps! That got me thinking about other creative uses for bottle caps and aluminum cans and, before I knew it, I was assembling another collection. This time the focus was on reused and upcycled aluminum cans. I was really surprised by the diversity in the creations. There was a ton of really great stuff!

Check it out!

Amazing!

Back to School

These days I have no actual or practical need for for anything specifically school oriented this time of year. However, knowing this still does nothing hinder the near instinctual draw to the isles showcasing the school supplies.

I know it’s not quite fall yet.. but school season is quickly approaching. You can tell this because of the drastic increase of  stores focusing on the sale of school supplies.

It’s been some time since I graduated. These days I have no actual or practical need for for anything specifically school oriented this time of year. However, knowing this still does nothing hinder the near instinctual draw to the isles showcasing the school supplies.

So, thusly inspired, I created this treasury of wonderfully school themed art: