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secret boards on pinterest!!!

while the weekend was already off to a great start, it got even better saturday morning when i had an email from pinterest announcing the launch of secret boards. i was home alone, but i’m pretty sure i let out a big “ohhhh, hell yeah!” with excitement.

i’ve been waiting for this option since i joined the site in early 2011. i can’t tell you how many times i refrain from pinning something in hopes to keep a find just mine for a little while. when planning my wedding, i even resorted to browser bookmarking (i know, soooo old fashioned). though i did have a semi-secret board called “love”, but eventually people caught on and the jig was up.

while the feature is still in “testing” mode, each pinner gets 3 secret boards – perfect for curating your christmas list, planning an upcoming event or simply for hiding those extra special finds you aren’t yet ready to share with the world.

the folks from pinterest explain more in this blog post

handmade find friday! (bowerbird bazaar)

back for another installment of handmade find friday! well… i must confess, it’s saturday here – but considering over 50% of you readers reside in the US – it’s still friday for most of you.  i conciously held this week’s post off a bit because i wanted to highlight this amazing handmade fair that only happens a few times a year here in sunny ol’ Adelaide.

the bowerbird bazaar brings in fashion, jewelry and all different types of craft designers from around Australia for 3 days of indulgence in the the name of handmade. the event has gotten so big over the past couple of years that the local au etsy team makes the trek down for the event (where they even offer etsy shop consultations). though only about a 1/3 of the size, it’s very reminiscent of Chicago’s renegade craft fair (now a worldwide affair) – great shopping, great food, great fun.


bowerbird bazaar – november 2012 – adelaide, sa

here you’ll find my purchases for the day… actually, this is not ALL my purchases, but i don’t want to give away any surprise gifts that i purchased for a couple of my faithful readers.


my market purchases (minus a few secret christmas gifts)

if you are wondering what’s in the cardboard boxes… stay tuned this week for special DIY post revealing that fun find.

have a great weekend!

tis the season.

there is no doubt that pinterest is the bomb diggity for discovery… a place to curate the things you like, explore things your friends like + find things others like. (so much of a good thing that it’s turned back to an ‘invite only’ model).

tonight when playing around on etsy, i discovered another awesome ‘discovery’ tool – just in time for holiday shopping!

this very clever app syncs etsy with your friends interests, occupations + likes. in return, handmade & vintage gift suggestions for your app enabled amigas & amigos. gift giving just got more fun.

check it out here: www.etsy.com/gifts

ps – intro’ing with the word ‘diggity’ made me think of this tune from blackstreet which was a go-to of mine a la 1996… oh the musical tastes i’ve endured. enjoy!

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