Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wee Gallery Giveaway!

Win these great Wee Gallery canvases for your children's room. You can win this set of 9x12 inch Farmyard Collection Wrapped Canvases by entering on Optimistic Beauty's blog before Feb. 1.


VALENTINE FEATURE DAY 10 - Pink-tastic Love

Besides RED, Valentine's Day also looks great in PINK! Today's feature is all about PINK. Pink has always been one of my favorite colors because it look cute and sweet, while red is hot and sexy. I like to be both ^_^ but at different times, still not sure what I should be on Valentine's Day though lol ok let's get started....

Our first Pink-tastic item is this gorgeous bracelet pictured above. Isn't it fabulous! I just love looking at it and I think the "always" charm is so sweet, plus it says "forever" on the other side! This is a great Valentine's gift to any woman. The bracelet is made from lampwork glass beads and Bali sterling silver beads. You can find this lovely bracelet at Seashells72's shop for $99.00. (*Discount & Special Available! See end of post.)

Our next Pink-tastic item is this Love Me Tender Valentine Necklace. This necklace is very versatile. It's simple enough to wear with jeans, but can also look great with a pretty dress. So if you are dressing up or down this Valentine's Day, this necklace will still look great on you. You can purchase this necklace for $24.00 at JacarandaDesigns. (*Discount & Special Available! See end of post.)

Below is another unique and beautiful necklace. Found at MoonSpiritJewelry's shop for only $39.99. This necklace is made with a sterling silver chain and Swarovski crystals. It's just a hint of pink to add a hint of pink to your outfit. This necklace is great for a person who loves Pink, but only want a bit of Pink to their outfit, for instance if you're wearing a black dress. The sterling silver look great with a black dress and the pink highlights your neck. (*Discount & Special Available! See end of post.)
Our last Pink-tastic item today is something to cover your hands when it's chilly outside and still make you look stylish! This felted fingerless gloves is a great gift to young adults to show their Valentine spirit. I love fingerless gloves because they keep your hands warm while typing, knitting, crocheting, retro fashion, playing a musical instrument, writing, journaling, skiing, hiking...or if you're doing anything! You can find this stylish Pink-tastic glove for $18.00 at Cofygirl's etsy shop.


**Please Read: Discounts will only work when you put "NewYorkMemos" in "Seller's Note" during checkout.**

~ Seashells72 - FREE shipping on all orders made before Jan. 31st

~ JacarandaDesigns - 25% OFF on any orders over $50 made before Jan. 31st

~ MoonSpiritJewelry - FREE shipping on all orders made before Jan. 31st

Stop by Tomorrow for more Valentine fun and deals! ^_^


Friday, January 23, 2009

INFO on Upcoming Giveaway!

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry, but there won't be a Valentine Feature today due to a long day at work and how exhausted I am. BUT the good news is that to make up for not having a Valentine Feature today, on Jan. 31st after the last Valentine Feature post, I will be posting up a great giveaway just for all my readers. The prize will be especially for Valentine's Day, so don't miss out and make sure to check in on the last day of my Valentine Feature Special.

Take Care Everyone!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

VALENTINE FEATURE DAY 9 - Don't Forget The Men

Yes! Don't forget all the men out there who are trying their hardest to make your Valentine's Day this year the most romantic ever. With all the excitement of Valentine's Day building up in us women on where we'll have dinner, what we're getting, etc.. we sometimes forget to also make Valentine's Day as great to the men in our lives as they make it for us. So, today's feature is especially for the men.

Our first feature gift for your man are these lovely and very cool ties pictured above. Any man would look super sweet and handsome with this tie around their necklace. The ties are 100% Silk and are screen printed with a bomb silhouette. The ties also come in a variety of colors. You can get one of these awesome ties for $40.00 at ToyBreaker.

Our next item is this very fun necklace made by KateJewelry. The nut was craved out of wax and then casted into fine silver with a brushed finish. It is on a piece of 20" dark brown cotton cord with a silver lobster clasp. I think this necklace is really nice and very funny. Surprise your hunnie with this unique piece for only $37.00. (*Discount & Special Available! See end of post.)

Another great accessory you could get your hubbie is this wonderful leather wallet by UrbanHeirlooms! This wallet is fastens with a big antique French skeleton key and made from rich, claret wine-colored damask leather. A totally fabulous wallet for your man that he'll surely love and cherish. It gives that aura of a gentlemen to their wardrobe for $60.00.

Our last item is this great shaving kit from Wynndrew for just $15.00. The kit includes cinnamon shaving soap, shaving brush and an unscented candle. It will be packaged in a deep red, satin Chinese take out box, all ready to give to your hubbie. Just imagine him looking so gorgeous as he's shaving with your gift the old fashion way. It's a romantic novel image! (*Discount & Special Available! See end of post.)


**Please Read: Discounts will only work when you put "NewYorkMemos" in "Seller's Note" during checkout.**

~ WynnDrew - 10% OFF your order when you purchase before Jan. 31st. Also WynnDrew is having a buy 2 get 1 free special this month

~ KateJewelry - FREE shipping on all orders made before Jan. 31st

Stop by Tomorrow for more Valentine fun and deals! ^_^


Wednesday, January 21, 2009


One of the fun things about Valentine's Day is the Valentine parties. Throwing a sweet party together featuring love all over your home brings everyone in the mood and helps bond couples, family, and friends. There's nothing like brighten up your home this Valentine's Day than with these great Etsy shop decor.

First up, this adorable "Be Mine" Banner. Simple and crafty at the same time. It'll look lovely hanging in your living room or above an arch way. I thought this banner was very classic. I love how eye popping it is and I'm sure your guests will feel the same way. You can purchase this banner for $15.00 from StoriaHome. This banner also comes in other phases such as "Happy Valentine's Day" or "Happy Birthday". You can get this banner variety of phases and colors at StoriaHome.

Our next item is something to decorate yourself in for the Valentine party. This Vintage inspired apron is so precious! It's sure to be a crowd pleasure and make you a lovely host. This apron was entirely designed by Boojiboo for $28.75. It is fully adjustable with two straps that go around the neck [29.5 inches each] and two straps for the waist [32.5 inches each] so you can adjust how high or low you would like it. Perfect fit for anyone and also makes a perfect gift!

Now while you're lovely Valentine apron, why not make some delicious cookies with this cupcake and cookie decorating kit from PurposeDesign! You get a aluminum box that holds 15 glass top containers each measuring 2 inches in diameter. Each container holds a lots of different candy and sprinkles such as pink and white candy sprinkles, red sanding sugar, cinnamon hearts, etc. This decorating kit also comes with a cupcake recipe! You can purchase this kit for $38.00 at PurposeDesign's shop.

Our last feature item is a perfect ending decor for finishing up this post. Pictured below are gorgeous wine glass charms. These charms will look beautiful around your guests glass as they sip red wine to end the evening at your party. The hearts are murano glass with a matching pearl-like bead on each side. You can also use these charms for bridal showers, weddings, etc. for only $10.00 from BlueWhiteJewelryWear.


**Please Read: Discounts will only work when you put "NewYorkMemos" in "Seller's Note" during checkout.**

~ StoriaHome - 10% discount on any order, Plus a FREE gift when you purchase before Jan. 31st

~ BlueWhiteJewelryWear - FREE shipping on all orders made before Jan. 31st; CODE = "OrigamiCentral"

Stop by Tomorrow for more Valentine fun and deals! ^_^


Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Awww...that teenage love. How blissful we were back at that age. All the fun crushes we all had, especially around this time of year. Valentine's Day was the day when guys and gals had the courage to announce their "love". Well, let's help out the teenages in our lives and add a little fun to one of the most "important" day of the year for them ^_^.

The sweet necklace picture above is super cute! A perfect accessory to any teenage girl's wardrobe. It reminds me of a "first kiss", doesn't it? You see how the girl in the pendant is lifting her leg as she leans in for her first kiss? Now that is how a first kiss should be, so special it makes you feel like you're floating. Give this great necklace to a teenage girl in your life, she'll absolutely love it! You can find the necklace in MaruMaru's shop for only $13.00!

What is a Valentine's Day without Love Notes?! ^_^ Odd, I'll say.. lol Get this great stationary set from LittleMoandFriends for $15.00. The set comes with 8 writing sheets, 4 envelopes and 4 cute LMF stickers. It's also made from 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper using clean green printing processes! That's awesome! I love this stationary set because the graphic of the girl throwing a paper plane love note is so sweet. I know I loved throwing paper plane love notes back then ^_^ ohh...the memories...

OK...back to earth now =) Our next item is this hilarious button from PrettyPixels for only $1.25! That's a great price and so affordable that you could grab a bunch for all the teenagers in your life. It also comes in the phrase "My heart belongs to What's HER Face", that way you could get it for a boy or a girl. Great on backpacks and even straight on a shirt.

Well, let's end today's feature with a "KISS"! Pictured below is a very cool and kissable necklace. It's sure to make any Valentine outfit stand out. Attract some loving attention with this flirty necklace made by FashionCandy for $15.00. You can also get this necklace in different custom colors, so make it your own kissable lips! ^_^


**Please Read: Discounts will only work when you put "NewYorkMemos" in "Seller's Note" during checkout.**

~ MaruMaru- FREE shipping with orders of 2 or more items when you purchase before Jan. 31st

~ LittleMoandFriends - Buy one Little Mo and Friends Valentine gift (items listed in the Valentine gifts section only) and get 14% off* on any additional item(s) til Feb. 14th.

~ FashionCandy - FREE shipping on all orders made before Jan. 31st

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Monday, January 19, 2009


What's a Valentine's Day without it's loving past memories? All those romance filled V-days with the ones you cared about close at hand. Let's take a walk to through past Valentines with today's Valentine feature of Vintage treasures.

Our first Vintage Valentine featured item is absolutely FULL of vintage memories. Pictured above is a SteamPunk Necklace made of varies vintage wonders. The vintage pocket watch centerpiece makes me think of special, romantic times that I wish could just stand still and last forever. I'm sure we all have those moments, that's why this is one of my favorite vintage pieces. The necklace also contains other vintage items including a little watch face with a photo of two lovers, a heart charm, and it's adjustable up to 30 inches . You can get this wonderful piece of the past for $78.99 from PoetSummer. (*Discount & Special Available! See end of post.)

Our next item is this lovely and gorgeous Valentine Vintage Laura Ashley Party Dress! I just love how wonderful the color is after all these years. This vintage dress is from the 80's and has a sweetheart neckline, short puffed sleeves with decorative buttons, with an adorable peek-a-boo open back trimmed with three bow ties. It is also made with red velvet and comes in a size 10. Bring your sweetheart back to great past Valentines you've had together with this stunning vintage dress for only $39.95 from Metroretrovintage. (*Discount & Special Available! See end of post.)

Our last item is this cute vintage valentine card from TrendStudio. Now-a-days, all you see when you're shopping for a Valentine cards for your kids, is all these pop star or cartoon figures that say something not very meaningful or as great as they did in the past. Well, TrendStuido is just pack full of great Vintage Valentine Cards that you're going to love. I really thought this canoe valentine card was "oh-so-cute" with it's adorable saying on the bottom corners. This vintage valentine card can be purchase for $8.00 from TrendStudio. (*Discount & Special Available! See end of post.)


**Please Read: Discounts will only work when you put "NewYorkMemos" in "Seller's Note" during checkout.**

~ PoetSummer - Get free pair of earrings to match your item when you purchase before Jan. 31st

~ Metroretrovintage - 10% off all orders made before Jan. 31st. Also, put "Chocolate" in Seller's Note and receive some FREE Valentine chocolate with your order!

~ Trendstudio - 15% off all orders made before Jan. 31st

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Sunday, January 18, 2009


I love me a good country romance novel. A good novel makes you imagine the scene and the events going on clearly. Well, here are couple of sweet country Valentine items that you will absolutely love. Create your own “country romance novel” with these lovely country gifts this Valentine’s Day.

What’s a romantic country themed Valentine without something as lovely as this handmade rose wreath hanging on your door? Invite your love ones into your home with a warm feeling when they see this amazing wreath and know that the person inside waiting for them is just as amazing. This Valentine Rose Wreath can be found in SouthernGirlFlorals’ shop for just $40.00.

Next is this beautifully made Stained Glass Suncatcher from GustineStreetGlass for $28.
It would brighten up any home or cottage. Just imagine the sun shining through your window, hitting this suncatcher on its way, and making your home glow with that extra warm feeling of love from its beautiful red and pink stained glass.

This wooden sign made by WoodyWords says it all, “Live, Laugh, and Love” this Valentine’s Day. Spread the joy and love Valentine’s Day brings to your home every year with this sign. It’s a reminder to all your family, friends, and neighbors how everyone should be everyday of their lives. Be Happy, Be Loved. This sign is available for $20 at WoodyWords.

Our last feature item for “Country Romance” is this handmade cross-stitch made by TreeFox. This cross-stitch is perfectly named “Love Birds”. This item will make a very unique gift to any Valentine. It really does give that added touch of country romance to any home for just $30.00.


**Please Read: Discounts will only work when you put "NewYorkMemos" in "Seller's Note" during checkout.**

~ WoodyWords - 30% off (not including shipping costs) on purchases made before Jan. 31st

~ GustineStreetGlass - 10% off orders made before Jan. 31st.

Stop by Tomorrow for more Valentine fun and deals! ^_^