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Crafty Friday – a touch of the Irish part 2 March 19, 2010

I had intended for this posting to go LIVE on Monday’s Montage feature. Sadly after the events of the Montreal’s Saint Patrick’s day parade I couldn’t bring myself to do a posting. I hope that the city will beef up security and that we as a community will use more caution and common sense next year and I hope that it is a grand party.

Now that days have passed I share with you these fabulous items from Etsy, Artfire and Icraft,  beautiful Saint Patrick’s day items and glorious greens.

Enjoy,

Tara

Kelly - Green, Carved Cinnabar Earrings - Perfect for Saint Patrick's Day by polishedtwo

St. Patricks Day Clover Headband by hootiebee

Lucky saint Patty's Day Letters by JCBloomingBoutique

Green Tetra Orb Keychain by RedPanda

Sterling Silver Almost Four Leaf Clover Mini Necklace - Just My Luck by BeadsInTheBelfry

Posh Legs by PoshPipsqueak

Baby Basics Sage Green Ring Sling by BabyEtte

Green Dragonfly Ceramic Pendant by Liquidambar

TREE OF LIFE - Peridot / GOLD VERSION by sammi84

Sweet Pea Pod - Fine Silver and 5 Pea Necklace by Artistic Creations

Green Man, Celtic Nature Spirit, handmade soap - Patchouli and Basil by sacredsuds

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Crafty Friday – a touch of the Irish part 1 March 12, 2010

I’m a huge fan of St. Patrick’s day and used to make sure to be at the parade every year. Even in bad weather, or cold conditions I’d be there. Since having wee ones I haven’t been back as often. I think the last time I was there, my husband and I were part of the parade and I had a wee one in my belly. Walking down the street, handing out candy was a difficult waddle let me tell you.

This year on parade day I’ll be throwing my little guy his 2nd birthday party – sadly I’ll be missing it again. I’ll be showing my colors over the next week and flaunting my Irish heritage with green clothing, accessories and constantly sporting my Mug Huggers and coffee sleeve in my St. Patrick themed fabric.

While surfing through hundreds of items for this edition I found so many items that I wanted to showcase. So I decided to split up this ‘Touch of the Irish’ edition into two parts. I’ll post some more on Montage Monday. Enjoy – I know I did!

Jean Organizer Magnet- St Patrick Shamrock by sesideco

LUCK Clover - Scrabble Tile Pendant - Fun Affordable Gift - Inspirtational by jessejanes

Green Heart Felted Soap - Lavender Green by therainbowroom

Lucky Green Clover Shamrock Tea Cup Greeting Card by shesbattydesigns

ST. PATRICKS DAY SALE --- Silver Clover Necklace by DistinQue

Olive Floral City Quilted Tote by vabeachquilter

Happy - Go - Lucky Hairband. PERFECT FOR PADDY'S DAY by TanyaMac

NEW Nagy in apple green -medium- by bayanhippo

Coffee Cuff - Lucky Clover by BoutiqueKarma

0-3 Months Boutique Baby Pixie Newborn Infant Emerald Green POLKA DOT Hand Knit Hat by deusprovidebit

Lastly – you must check out this last body butter if only for its fabulous & unique description. I had a lot of fun when I read it!

Irish Promise - amazing body butter for St. Patrick's day by swanmountainsoaps

 

March Madness – Giveaway of one lucky coffee cuff March 1, 2010

Here we are in the month of March. I think March is a great month, it signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Here in Montreal there is a distinct difference between the beginning and end of the month as the snow thaws and spring begins to reveal itself ever so slightly. Spring is like a new beginning and in Montreal it always kicks off with the St. Patrick’s day parade. The parade is a joyous celebration where everyone is Irish – all the vast cultural communities head to the streets for a grand celebration. Usually, remarkably the weather is gorgeous (sunny and mild) signalling that spring is here. Of course it could also be the ‘special’ beverages that make the crowd feel a tad bit toastier.

Of course, once upon a time I was one of the lively (please read slightly inebriated) parade goers screaming and dancing at the sidelines. They were fun times, and public drinking seems almost tolerated at this one event in Montreal as long as things remain peaceful. I think the rowdiest I got was maybe singing slightly off tune. Here’s to Saint Patrick’s day being a week away and to celebrate we will be hosting a giveaway right here on the Boutique Karma blog! I’m so excited..

First I’ll let you know what the prize is:

Coffee Cuff - Lucky Clover

You could win your very own Lucky Clover coffee cuff to strut around with on Parade day, going to the office, on your walk around town, while your kids are swimming in the pool, etc. It’s a super cute cuff with an Irish flair, do not be fooled, you could use this one year-round. The contest will run until Midnight Friday March 5th, and the coffee cuff will be sent out on Saturday morning in order for the winner to receive as rapidly as possible.

here’s the details on how to enter & win extra entries for each entry, only #1 is mandatory:

1. Please take a look around the shop and tell me your favorite item:  ARTFIRE or ETSY

2. Please tweet about this contest, making sure to @boutiquekarma so I can count your entry  (limit 1 extra entry per day)

example: check out this fun contest on Boutique Karma and win! https://boutiquekarma.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/marchmadnesscontest/ @BoutiqueKarma

3. Become a fan on Facebook, if you are already just mention it and it will count: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boutique-Karma/132339529999?ref=ts

4. Refer someone and have them name you as the person who sent you here and receive a bonus entry

5. Follow me on twitter

Good luck to everyone!

Tara