12/18/12

Recycled Products for Holiday Gifts

Yesterday I posted gift ideas that are Eco-friendly but today I will take it a step further and show some gifts that are made out of recycled materials or given a new life.

1. Heart Pierced Spoon Ring: $34

2. Recycled Bike Chain Art: $25

3. Recycled Journal: $19

4. Coffee Sack Laptop Bag: $65

5. Coffee Sack Cushion Cover: $72

6. Recycled Leather Bracelet: $20

7. Patron Soap Lotion Dispenser: $20

8. Recycled Cotton Lunch Bag: $14

9. Recycled 6 pack Carrier: $12

10. Recycled Wool Felt Mittens: $27

12/17/12

Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

We’re getting to the final days before the holidays. Today I want to share some Eco-friendly gift ideas:

1. Organic Body Gifts-Vegan-Rosemary Mint: $29.99

2. Mint Tea Natural Organic Soap Bar: $6.50

3. Snapping Paper Towel Set: $52

4. Herbal Lip Balm: $20

5. Engraved Cork Coasters: $10

6. Reusable Bowl Covers: $30

7. Eco Small Bag: $15

8. Large Cloth Napkins: $13.50

9. Eco-home Wall Clock: $38

10. Eco Lunch Sack: $22

03/26/12

And We’re Back!

Appologies are in order! I haven’t blogged in close to a week. Yikes. With the short notice for the race on Sunday, my life quickly was taken over trying to get things done in time.

The race was amazing. Just as I expected, women from all walks of life came down to support one another. (If you’re just tuning into my blog, I did a craft show at a race called She.Is.Beautiful that is geared towards women.) Everywhere I looked, pink was in my face. It was awesome. Pink hair, pink tutus, pink boas, pink tights. These ladies were not messing around. Thankfully we had a break in the rain by the time the race begun. Although we definitely got our fair share of rain while setting up at 6:30am. You know what I realized on the way over to the race? That one of my new years resolutions was to catch more sunrises and here I was catching a beautiful sunrise on the beach, nonetheless. Stoked!

Craft booth on the beach?! Couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting.

I made the paper flags across the table the night before. I used paper bags for the flags and newspaper cutouts for the letters. Could have definitely been bigger, but it was super quick and got the job done.

A little snapshot with the bags and baby clothes

It was perfect. I had a little bit of everything for people to get a taste of what I’m all about.

The vender’s booths surrounded the main tent where the ladies came to get their numbers and reconvene. It was such a perfect view for to see all the excitement.

This girl on the right deserves friend award of the year. She got up with me at 5:30 in the morning, helped me setup in the pouring rain, stuck around to help me sell and broke down with me 5 hours later without complaining and all from the goodness of her heart! That’s a damn good friend.

While the race was going on, we figured we could get some good modeling time as the sun broke through. Here I am modeling one of my scarves.

And with my tangerine reusable bag… cute whale :)

I love Mr. Roboto.

Mr. Roboto also comes in pink.

It was such a fun day and I am so grateful that I was a part of it all. All my items are now posted on Etsy and if you live in Santa Cruz, just message me so you can avoid shipping cost.

www.arielanajman.com

www.sweetnectardesigns.com

www.etsy.com/people/ArielaN

09/22/11

Willow Ship

I have not been this inspired in a long time! I am so impressed by Willow Ship, a Bay Area “one- woman show” home linen shop. The mixture of the graphics, color, and texture is what gets me inspired to paint and how I try to express myself artistically. ┬áIt’s one of the best feelings when you see another artist just GET IT. So here are a few of my favorite pieces and for the rest check out her Etsy account. Yay for local designers. Support them!

www.arielanajman.com

www.sweetnectardesigns.com

http://www.etsy.com/people/ArielaN