Monday, May 7, 2012

Q is for Quirky!

Today's blog post is brought to you by the letter Q.  Q is such an odd letter... usually needs its buddy U, it sounds funny, and it looks a little funny, too.  One might say that the letter Q is quirky, and I would have to agree.

So...  this blog post will be about all things QUIRKY.  Quirky's definition is "full of quirks."  Thanks, dictionary, but I already knew that much.  ;)  So quirky really means being full of peculiarities in speech, action, personality, mannerisms, etc.  We've all got the quirks, now let's flaunt 'em.  Show your quirkiness with accessories, jewelry, home decor, etc.  And away we go!

Here are a few of the QUIRKY items that I have posted on Etsy :

If you're quirky, you've probably been caught having a me-time moment when you thought that no one else was looking.  This necklace represents your silly self caught in the act.  :)

Ever get so tongue-tied and twisted up that your silly brain only comes up with the witty retort of "Shut Your Piehole?" Yeah, you're much smarter than that, but your silly, quirky brain will only think of that awesome comeback three days after the event.  Oh well, you tried.  :)

It's no surprise that women are odd creatures that are at the whim of so many societal pressures, as well as going crazy with swirling hormones.  One minute you have to be the li'l kitten purring, then next minute you must be that ferocious, roaring tiger.  It's so difficult to be a lady!  ;)

So, those are just a few of my quirky listings.  Let's check out other Etsy artists and see what quirkiness is happenin' in their shops...

When it's casual Friday, you just want to be as comfy as possible.  This chick is just letting it all hang out in this awesome print!

Quirky and awkward describes Liz Lemon perfectly.  She's so odd and we can totally relate.

Let the light shine on your quirkiness... I mean, literally, with a suncatcher like this one.

What's that you say?  You're in need of a quirky brooch of a rabbit masked cat girl?  Look no further! 

Quirky folks have odd fears... and I think that this might be at the top of that list. :)

Quirky guys and gals sometimes play with their veggies...

What happens when a gal and a guy unite to make a quirky couple??  They need odd accessories for their home... or in this case a piece of art for their shower.

Sometimes it's just hard to tell with those quirky people...

The quirky heart wants what the quirky heart wants. Let there be no misunderstandings.  :)

Quirky people start out as quirky babies.  And by the looks of it, they are quirky babies with awesome accessories!

Don't be fooled into thinking that quirkiness is anything new.  Here's a vintage piece with quirky written all over it!

There are so many listings for quirky items on Etsy; I feel as though I could go on for days!  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  Please feel free to leave comments in the section below for this blog or suggestions for the R post coming soon.

Thanks again!!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

P is for Prince

Hi, y'all.  I know what you're thinking...  I've been away from this blog for far, far too long.  I just know that you've been on the edge of your seat, awaiting my next spiel.

Here's the real deal on why I waited so long to write once again....  I wanted the letter P to be special on this blog because I knew I wanted it to be for Prince.  Prince is an amazing musician, singer, and songwriter.  He's a visionary in his royal purple and sex incarnate in those 2" heels.  There's never been and never will be another one like him.  Take a tour with me through some of the listings of amazing Etsy artists that have been inspired by Prince.

I wanted this blog entry to be all about Prince's awesomeness, but I also wanted to tie it into a promotion for BeaOtch.  Finally!  The idea came to me this morning and I've put fingers to keyboard to come up with this stuff.   Look through the listings below and there will be instructions on the promotion at the end.

Here are the awesome listings I found on Etsy that were inspired by the purple wonder that is Prince!

His Majesty - Rock Caricature Prince by rockandrollhart on Etsy

Prince Purple Rain/1999 80s Retro Cassette Tape Clutch Set by Sugarshoxcrafts on Etsy

Purple Rain - Superwash Corriedale wool by FiberNoise on Etsy

Prince Embroidered Figure by craftymcgee on Etsy

I Just Want your Extra Time and your Kiss Sign by spunkyfluff on Etsy

Your Kiss Anniversary Card on doodlelove on Etsy

PRINCE Print 11x14 by KeepItFancy on Etsy

Purple Reign Prince trivet by FABFUNKYDIVADESIGNS on Etsy

Prince Monkey Art Print by matthewporterart on Etsy

Pupstar Series by JacksMaster on Etsy

Prince Paper Doll by xbreesuzannex on Etsy

Prince Stencil Record by ChrisStencils on Etsy

Artist Formerly Known As - Acrylic on Wood by jogofo on Etsy

Prince musicology upcycled t-shirt pillow by upcycled2 on Etsy

Prince - Miniature Sculpture - Charm Pendant by WonderlandContraband on Etsy

prince necktie 2" skinny by lsybb on Etsy

 Prince as a baby pegasus by sleepybowie on Etsy

 Prince as a Purple Leopard in a Purple Forest at dusk by sleepybowie on Etsy

Looking through all of those listings is super-fun, right?  Well, here's something even better....  a way to get some free Prince music!  Just purchase at least $25 worth of goodies from BeaOtch and type Prince in the comments section at checkout and *drumroll* I'll send you a free Prince 3-CD set, LotusFlow3r.
**See rules**

So let's recap: Spend at least $25 on sassy BeaOtch accessories that you totally want anyway; type "Prince" in the comments section at checkout; get your sassy accessories in the mail with a super-cool, free, sealed Prince 3-CD set, LotusFlow3r.  Now, get to it!!  :)

*Here are the rules:
  • Promotion not valid on past orders
  • Promotion only valid while supplies last
  •  Promotion valid only on BeaOtch Etsy orders of $25 or greater
  • I'll be adding more items to my Etsy shop throughout the promotion

Thank you for checking out my blog.  Please leave a note in the comment section here on my blog...  I'd love to hear some suggestions on the next entry for the letter Q.

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