Thursday, February 24, 2011

18 Weeks Photo

So, I finally have a little bump to show off!
We did our registry this weekend, which ended up taking us to Babies R Us four times in three days! I think we are done for now :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sailing in the Sun - VMTeam Treasury Challenge

As you all know, I am part of the Etsy Vintage Market Team. The team hold weekly treasury challenges that anyone can participate in—even if you are not a member of the team. So, if you have a love for vintage...come and join in on the fun. This week's theme is SUNSHINE.

Check out the Etsy Vintage Market Team's blog for more information.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Featured on VMTeam's Blog - Photography Friday

The 1930s Bugbee and Niles Rhinestone and Gold Tone Screw Back Earrings from Virgo's Vintage was featured in the Photography Friday post at the Vintage Market Team's blog on Friday! 

Thank you to Amy's Old School for putting together a wonderful and informative post! Make sure to check out her Etsy shop, Amy's Old School Vintage, and her blog.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

All Natural Jewelry Cleaner with Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide

For the past six months or so, I was getting a skin irritation around my ring finger. So much so, that I had to stop wearing my engagement ring (my wedding band seemed to be okay). I had attempted to clean it with soap and water and jewelry cleaner. I even took it to the jewelers to get a professional cleaning. All with no avail. I was still getting a rash around my ring finger within hours every time I wore it. I was worried I was allergic to my engagement ring, but since it is platinum I thought that was unlikely as I had worn it for almost three years with no issues. Maybe it needed to be replated? I really didn't want to spend the money on that. And besides, it is a Tacori...I would think that I wouldn't have to get a Tacori ring replated every three years or so.

After a little internet searching, I found what I believe is the best cleaning method for high-end metal and precious gem jewelry. I would never use this for costume jewelry.

Soak your ring overnight in 2 parts vinegar (I used white vinegar) and 1 part hydrogen peroxide. In the morning you will see all the loosened particles of soap, lotion, and other gunk that has been stuck in your ring. Boil your ring for 5 minutes. And, that's it! 

I have been wearing my ring for three days now with no itching or redness!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Blood Red Amaryllis

Not only is our amaryllis strikingly beautiful, but I got the bulb and pot on sale at Target for 75 cents! Well worth it, I would say :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Love This - Dansko Sanibel

The new collection by Dansko, called Sanibel, is the perfect mix of sneaker and clog. I saw an intro to these in last month's Living magazine (could have been Whole Living), and I fell in love! And, vegan options are available!

I am ordering mine today! The only question is...what color to get?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Three Old Keys on Etsy

I wanted to give a shout-out to another wonderful Etsy vintage seller! We connected through the Vintage Market Team on Etsy—a team we are both members of. See, we live in the same area and have been able to meet up and exchange thoughts, ideas, and even some items! It is so nice to be able to meet other Etsy sellers face-to-face...especially one so professional and nice!

Make sure to check out Three Old Keys Etsy shop and blog...follow, favorite, or put the shop in your circle!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Manchester United Protest Scarf

A long overdue project has finally begun! A friend of mine is a super soccer fan...specifically Manchester United. The American owners of the team, the Glazer family, has amassed hundreds of millions in debt for the team. Fans wear green and yellow—the previous colors of Manchester United, when they were Newton Heath—in protest of bad management.

Here's what I have so far....

It's a variation of the Simple Button Cowl. Hope he likes it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fall in LOVE with Vintage Sale! Etsy Vintage Market Team

The Vintage Market Team is having a SALE! Fall in LOVE with Vintage runs now through February 14! See each shop announcement for sale details. Search Etsy for "VMTeamLove" in the vintage section for great deals...or, just click here!

Virgo's Vintage is offering 10% OFF all items...even already marked down items! Make sure to check it out!

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