Thursday, May 27, 2010

Etsy In Blog Land

Hello Everyone!
Thank you all for your input on my last post.
I really appreciate it!
I want to be sure that you know that I do not have
an issue with Etsy shops being on blogs or some advertising.
I just want to know who my friends are behind the blog is all.
Each blog is unique and there is something for everyone.
I'm really glad we could all share our thoughts.
I thought I would show you my new dish towels I
ordered from Denise at Dens Daily Life. She has a
brand new Etsy shop and makes hand knit items.
Pay her a visit to see more.
Aren't they precious? It's a green frog, red ladybug
and a yellow beehive. So sweet. Thank you Denise!
One of my favorite Etsy shops is Kristen's Creations.
She makes beautiful frames, tassels, arrangements
and has recently added the most gorgeous jewelry.
I have bought everything she makes and love it all.
Pay Kristen a visit to see more.
Here is another M frame she custom made.
When you visit your blog friends it's really
nice to check out the Etsy shops as well.
They have the most lovely items to buy.
I can't believe that 12 years ago this coming weekend
I met my wonderful husband for the first time.
He moved into the apartment across from mine and
the rest is history. By that September we were
engaged and the following February we got married.
Here we are at the Marine Corps Ball in 2002.
I'm feeling grateful to have my best friend
to share life's adventures with. He is amazing!
Happy Memorial Weekend!


Stacey said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. :)

Shelia said...

HI Melissa! OH,Happy Meeting Your Honey Anniversary! You are so beautiful Dear One, inside and out!
Love your pretty frame and the dish cloths.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversaey Melissa! My husband and I just celebrated our
30th! We were 17 and 19 when we met and 19 and 21 when we married. I can't imagine life without him!

I hope you have wonderful plans to celebrate. Have a wonderful weekend!


Tara G. said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Kristen does such fabulous work...she has become my go to for gifts.I also have her frames in my house and love them....

In a week we will celebrate our 38th ann and I can't beleive it becasue I thought I was only 38...How time flies..

Happy Anniversary

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a sweet story of how you met, Melissa! Time does, indeed, fly. I'm still trying to figure out where 25 years went!

Always Nesting said...

Beautiful couple!! Sweet love story.

Denise said...

Awww, thanks for the sweet mention Melissa, I have nothing left in my Etsy shop right now as my cloths all sold, but I'm knitting away quickly trying to add more and I'm trying out some new beaded necklaces :)
Happy Anniversary to you both, and Happy Memorial Weekend. Do you have any special plans?

susan said...

Melissa-What a great picture--both so gorgeous! I do believe in love at first sight! Happy MemorialDay weekend and tell your husband thanks from me!

Happy Nester said...

Happy Anniversary! You are a beautiful couple. Have a wonderful Memorial Day!


I love the monogram frames that you have. I'm always a bit jealous when I see them! Sooo...I'm happy you linked to the etsy shop. They will make such perfect gifts!!! And Happy Anniversary!! We just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary... but we've been together 15 years now.

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary, Melissa! Ya'll are the cutest couple.:)

Kimberly said...

Happy Anniversary Melissa!! Your beautiful!!! have a good weekend!

Kim said...

What a sweet story Melissa! Happy sort of Anniversary! You two make a gorgeous couple that's for sure. And I will have to go check out that new Etsy store. Thanks for pointing us in her direction!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!! What a meeting that must have been that day. Love your new dish cloths.. and of course Kristen's frames are gorgeous,. hugs ~lynne~

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! Melissa you are just beautiful! I love all of your etsy finds too!

kim said...

What a great picture of you two and congratulations. We got engaged and married within one year of meeting. Best best friends.

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, Congratulations, you are so sweet and your formal ball picture is so lovely. The online items you picked picked are just the right touch! Happy Memorial Day and take care ~Emelia~

Liz said...

Happy Anniversary, Melissa! What a good looking couple. You are absolutely stunning! =)

Your etsy finds are always beautiful, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful anniversary and weekend!

XO ~Liz

Gypsy Heart said...

I love "how we met" stories! Thanks for sharing...the picture is great of the two of you.

Enjoy your weekend!

Julie Harward said...

Congratulations, you two make a beautiful couple! I love your new items too..lovely M and I have some of those dish cloths, they are the best! Come say hi :D

KATHY said...

Happy Anniversary!! I'm enjoying going through your posts. You have a wonderful blog, I just love it! Thanks so much for your sweet comments. Have a great holiday weekend...Kathy

Lynda said...

Happy Anniversary, Melissa! You and your hubby make such a handsome couple!! Here's to many, many more years of wedded bliss.

Benita said...

Happy anniversary Melissa ~ what a great way too meet ! That's a wonderful picture of you both too !! Have a wonderful weekend sweetie ~

The Inspired Nest said...

How Sweet! Happy Anniversary! I hope ya'll have a great a Memorial Day Weekend!

Rhonda said...

Congratulations! That is a beautiful photo. We share something in common, in addition to a love for design (and Kirklands!) Tomorrow is also my my wedding anniversary.

Hope you enjoy your wonderful weekend with your hubby!

Melanie said...

Happy Anniversary! We are celebrating 19 yrs. next month. Time really does fly by.

Isn't Den's things so cute? She is very talented.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Happy falling in love anniversary! How wonderful! I loved your last post and NO I didn't get the feeling you didn't love the etsy blogs at all.I hope you don't think you came across that way!
Oh my! It wasn't just the pajama's! it was the uncombed hair and no makeup that made it even worse! haha!
Have a pretty night!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Friends! Our actual wedding anniversary is in February. This coming weekend is the 12 year anniversary of when we met. Thanks for all of the well wishes! :)

Risa said...

Oh how time flies! Hope you are doing well, I'm on a blogging funk.

madge1967 said...

Hey Ms. "M"!!
I love what you did beautiful!!!
Melissa form GA
Hey sell your Leters "M" on ETSY.
I will buy one!

Liz said...

I love your story! Happy Anniversary! Such a cute couple! :)


Connie said...

Beautiful picture of you and your handsome hubby!
Happy Anniversary!

Lindsay said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a sweet story!!! Have a FAB weekend.

Musings Of A Gem said...

Such a lovely story! Hope you both have a lovely anniversary : )

Gemma X

Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Java said...

Hi Melissa!!
Come on over and join the fun!! All new for Friday!! Its the Follow Friday 40 and Over Blog Hop!
Make new friends and most of all...have fun!
Hope to see you there!!

Dan said...

I love all of the items that you received! The towels are wonderful! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You two are just the cutest couple. Isn't it wonderful to be married to your best friend. Love your pretty Etsy treasures. Hope you have a Blessed weekend. Hugs, Marty

Melissa said...

Isn't it fun to remember the first time you met? Chris and I met in a wedding when we walked down the isle together so it's an easy day to remember. Are you guys doing anything special to celebrate? I hope so! A successful marriage is a rare thing these days and I say it's exactly the kind of thing that needs to be celebrated!

Many Blessings,

PS - Would you mind if I copied one of those initial frames for myself? I LOVE IT!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Memorial Weekend my friend…Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Darlene said...

Hi Melissa,

Happy Anniversary to you!! I love seeing what people have in their Etsy shop and shopping in them. You found some beautiful things. Love the dish cloths and the frame.♥ Enjoy your weekend.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I love Etsy shops, and buy from them frequently. Love to support women in their own businesses. Happy Memorial Day and Anniversary!

shelley said...

hi melissa,
how are you doing? i sure hope you are feeling better then the last time you stopped by and that things for your wellness journey are going well! happy anniversay of meeting your husband you both look beautiful in that photo! my husband and i are going to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary next week... i can't believe it sometimes it seems like yesterday when we met in college and other times it feels like a million years ago... anyhow, i keep meaning to tell you that you should look up meghity on etsy she makes beautiful tassels too... anyhow stop by and holla sometime soon!
shelley :)

JesseniaT_Or怡臻ndorf said...

三分之一的人生,可以決定另外三分之二的人生!!共勉哦! ....................................................

Menopausal New Mom said...

Hi, just found you through the 40+ Friday Follow, Nice to meet you, hope you'll follow me too :)

A Hint of Home said...

Happy Anniversary Melissa!!
You make a striking couple.
Doesn't time fly. It will be 40 years for us this July. It's hard to believe.
Enjoy your honey and the weekend.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, I read your post earlier today, but was on my way out the door! Chase had his award ceremony at school today...he did really great! I know I'm bragging but he got a presidential award for scoring extremely high on the benchmark test! Oh and he also scored the winning run tonight in baseball! The other team was undefeited! He has had a great day today and I am so proud of him! Just had to share that with you...

Anyway, your dish towels from Denise are really nice! She does a great job. I appreciate you posting about the frames, I'm glad you are still enjoying them! I know my store is low...I'm hoping to get some more items made soon. I have five wreath orders to do this weekend. My good friend is getting married next weekend so I have several things to make for her too. Whew! Looks like I will be busy! I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and Anniversary!! What a beautiful picture of you guys! We will celebrate our 17th anniversary in July...that doesn't seem possible!! Talk to you soon, Kristen

Lori said...

Oh Melissa, you are both such a precious couple! I'm very happy for you that you met! have a divine weekend, Lori

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Happy anniversary, Melissa. Happy Memorial Day also.

Barb ♥

Jenglamgirl said...

Hello Sweet Melissa~ I love Etsy... there is so much talent out there huh? I adore Kristens Creations!!!

What a beautiful photo of you and the hubs, love it. I sure hope you have a wonderful Holiday WEEKEND! hugs, Jenn

Angie said...

Happy anniversary to y'all!

Brushed By An Angel said...

Happy Anniversary - I just celebrated my 44th Wedding Anniversary - I met him when I was 14 and married him at 16. It is hard to believe how fast time flies - my body ages faster than my mind it seems.

As I have said before, I love the way you have decorated your home and the picture of the two of you is beautiful.

I read your previous post and have since taken off the word verification and the music. Two things I found annoying and I had both on my blog!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Melissa -- Happy Happy Anniversary! AND, I had to tell you Jenn did just a fabulous job with your blog! I am loving it -- isn't she fabulous? She did mine too!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Happy anniversary you two :)
xoxox Susie~

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Melissa, Yes! I can believe you haven't made it to VS yet! What's wrong with us! hahahahah!
Have a pretty night,

Happy@Home said...

What a lovely picture of you and your husband and a sweet love story, too.
I enjoy looking at the etsy shops. There are so many talented people out there. I have just made my 2nd purchase this way.
Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

Anna said...

Happy Anniversary dear Melissa!

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary are a stunning couple!

Angela said...

Happy Anniversary, Melissa & Alex! You two look like the cutest couple!

9405018--Pat said...

Happy Anniversary to you both...Pat H

9405018--Pat said...

Happy Anniversary to you both...Pat H

~Kristen~ said...

Oh Melissa, you and hubby both look so gorgeous in that picture! Happy Meeting Each Other Anniversary! Kevin and I always mark the day we met, too...August 1, 1997! It will be 13 years! time really does fly. Then in October we will be married 11. Eek!!!

I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I am trying to catch up with everyone and get more posts up!

Have a great night! :-)

Queenie said...

Hey Melissa,
The picture of you and your hubby is beautiful, you make such a sweet couple! Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope you had a Happy Memorial Day too. Thanks for sharing your Etsy treasures...those are pretty!
Have a wonderful week :)
Big Hugs,

Grandma Nina said...

Hi Melissa, the picture of you and your hubby is beautiful. Such a beautiful lady you are and a handsome husband, too.
Thanks also for the Etsy plug for those of us that love to create.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi sweet friend...

Ohh...I love your new dish cloths! I had some similar at one time and just loved's been awhile ago though! Yes...there are some really fabulous etsy shops here...and I love shopping around them! There are sooo many creative and talented's wonderful that we can purchase from them!

Girlfriend, I loved getting to see the photo of you and Alex! You two make the prettiest couple! Don't tell Alex I used the word pretty...okay! Hehe! I enjoyed reading about how the two of you was destiny!!! Happy (1st meeting) Anniversary, Darlin'!!!

Love ya,