Monday, December 29, 2014

Powers Of Love Etsy Shop Closeout Sale - FIFTY PERCENT OFF

Hello, hello, hello everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Holidays! 

I wanted to let you all know about a HUGE sale in my Etsy Shop. I've removed all of the made to order items for now and the remainder of the READY TO SHIP items are on sale FIFTY PERCENT OFF with the coupon code 2014FIFTY at checkout. Coupon code is valid as long as there are items left to sell or their listings expire. 

Once everything is sold, I will be adding made to order items back to the shop. I've decided for the time being that made to order is what's best for me. 

Thank you all for being so supportive of my shop, and my blog.

Hurry over while there's still items to choose from! Tell your friends! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sweet Society6 Deal

Are you looking for a cool gift for someone you love? Need something fun and different for your child's teacher, daycare provider, or any other special person in their/your life? 

Check out my Society6 shop. There you will find my photography, and digital art turned into everything from posters and prints to clocks and tote bags. 

NOW is the perfect time to check it out because you can get

FREE Worldwide Shipping + $5 Off Every Item 

when you order from my Society6 Store.  Please click either 

of the highlighted Society6 links

 or here to take advantage of this deal as it's only available

to those who click the link. 

Promotion expires December 14, 2014 at Midnight Pacific

 Time. *Free Shipping offer excludes Framed Art Prints, 

Stretched Canvases and Rugs

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ready To Ship Christmas Gifts & Coupon Code

Stylish, Handmade and READY TO SHIP

Beautiful gifts from Powers Of Love

I'm very busy with custom orders, so I thought I would offer you a coupon code and share some of my READY TO SHIP items. The perfect way to get that handmade item in time for your holiday gift giving! Have a look at just a few of the items ready to ship in my shop and make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to get your coupon code

Click links under picture to be taken to their page in the Etsy Shop

Crocheted Cloche Hat - Red Hot, Grey, Rose, Boutique, Flower Brooch, Handmade, Stylish

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Zac Brown Band Style Crocheted Beanie- Unisex, Green Bay, John Deer, Yellow, Green

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Slouchy Beanie /Tam/Snood/Basket Hat - Unisex - Country Blue -Crochet

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Special Coupon Code for my blog readers.... 
BLOG15 at checkout for 15% OFF your purchase! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Fashion

Fall is here in Minnesota, and I'm loving it. The beautiful oranges, reds, yellows, and browns of the leaves. The crisp, cool air. Not so cold you have to wear a parka, but just cool enough to be comfortable in a relaxed pair of blue jeans and a roomy hoodie. I've had one trip out to take some pics, but can't wait to get out and do more. Below is my favorite from that session! 

With fall comes fun, warm, and sassy accessories. Click on the pictures to be taken to their listings in the shops! 

We have everything from...... 

Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless Gloves Crocheted - Wrist Warmers, Hand Warmer, Texting Glove

Classy Cloche Hats 


Hunter Green Crocheted Cloche - Stripes, Flapper Hat, Stylish, Spring, Boutique


Crocheted Infinity Scarf, Cowl, Circle Scarf with Rose Brooch - Pink, Grey,Brown, Warm Accessory, Handmade Scarf


Slouchy Beanie /Tam/Snood/Basket Hat - Unisex - Country Blue -Crochet


Both my Powers Of Love shops are full of fabulous Fall finds! You can find them here....

and here

 Check them out and let me know what's your favorite in the comments below! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Back To School Sale

It's a great time to get some awesome accessories from
 Stylish and fun slouchy beanies, web beanies and much more.
 Head on over and check it out! Tell your friends.
 But hurry... the sale won't last long and neither will your favorite items! 
 Happy shopping! 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Two days left to save!

TWO more days left to save 20%  with the coupon code in pic below! 

What item/items are your fave in the shop?
Leave me a comment below and let me know! 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Etsy Shop Coupon Code!


Check out the new COUPON CODE for use in 

the Powers Of Love Etsy Shop! 

20% OFF your 

Use code WOOHOO 

at checkout! 

Photo: SURPRISE...check out the new COUPON CODE for use in the Powers Of Love Etsy Shop! 20% OFF your purchase! Use code WOOHOO at checkout! 
#coupon #powersoflove #etsy


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Get Bulu Box 50% OFF your Bulu Box subscription with the code: BULUGAN166


Included with your Bulu Box subscription is a 1 year subscription to Women's Health ($8 value). You will never receive a bill. Your magazine subscription will not auto renew. No strings attached. 
Click here for the offer & refund details.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Spacefem's BiG EtSy CoNtEsT

Have you heard about Spacefem's Daily Etsy Contest? 

Lately some of Etsy Potti Team members had been posting in the team thread that they were included and of course I went to vote and check it out. 

It's a fun way to see items you may not have seen before, vote for the ones you love, and find great coupon codes to use on Etsy! 

I've been in two contests now already. Both my items won, however, even if they hadn't ..... it's still a blast, and I offer a coupon code for 20% OFF
( make sure to check the coupon section link further down in post)

Here is some more helpful info on the Daily Etsy Contest....

(click pic to go to contest site)

Spacefem's big Etsy contest pulls a few hundred items from the etsy marketplace and puts them head-to-head, two at a time, so you can pick your favorite. Items are pulled by price, with the day of the month corresponding to the item prices. A portion of the items pulled are from our submitted shops, which they check every day to see who's got listings in the daily category.

Anything can show up and you never know what will win! 

Post comments on each day's list of winners to tell us what you agree with.

What am I voting on?

Every day, we pull several hundred listings into the contest based. Most days we choose items by price based on what day of the month it is. For example on the first of the month, we vote on $1 items (between $1-$1.99). On the 2nd, the items are between $2-$2.99. On the 17th, they're between $17-$17.99. Fun! 

Up to 25% of the items are from people who've submitted their stores and want to be in the contest, the rest are from random new listings from the marketplace.

The contest contains handmade and vintage items, but not supplies.

Below is a graphic showing how the voting is set up. 
You simply click the item you like best to vote. Once you've done that, it moves you along to another set of items. 
Easy peasy! 

Here are some helpful links for you to check out. Everything previous winner, to coupons, sign up page, and voting! Don't forget to look for my Powers Of Love coupon code while your there. 20% OFF anything in the Etsy shop! 

Links to important pages & recent theme contests

Spacefem's Big Etsy Contest
Sign your shop up
Theme Thursday! Jewel items from $1-$50.
Theme Thursday! Wonder woman items from $1-$50.
Theme Thursday! Mothers day items from $1-$50.
Theme Thursday! Stripes items from $1-$50.

Go, vote, enter and have fun! 
Have you been in this contest before?
 Leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought.

 We LOVE it! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stress Management

I started my day intent on writing a nice blog post about something frilly and fun. 
Well, toss that out the window... soon the stress came in like tidal wave, and all the fluffy, frilly, syrupy sweet was washed away and replace by a massive amount of stress and anxiety. 

Stressed pic hahaha frazzled

After calming myself , I found some wonderful graphics on Pinterest, and thought I would share them with you. 

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Ten great tips on Stressing Less ... I think I need to print this and stick it on my desk! 

Stress Less! X

Relax, Breath, Meditate... it works! 

Relax your jaw. Straighten your back. Relax your shoulders. Three deep breaths. Mediate for one minute. Namaste!

Here are five more fun ways to relieve stress...

5 Stress relief tips-- these make for a good study break!  I especially like the washing your hair tip. That always makes me feel better.

I think we should add a #6... Eat Chocolate.
 I know it makes me happier. 

What's your favorite way to manage stress? 
Share with me in the comments below! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Need A Little Push

We're getting very close to our goal!

 Only $200 left to go! 

When we reach the goal we will be doing a small giveaway as a thank you to those who donated. Rite now we're working on what the prize will be.

(clicking pic will take you to the fundraiser page for Spike) 

PLEASE share with all your friends!
 We're almost there, and just need a little push!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Surgery Scheduled For Spike

Great news! 
Even though we haven't met the entire goal, we have been able to schedule Spike's surgery
It feels like a huge weight has been lifted and we can breath a bit easier. While all surgeries, human and pet come with risks, and while we are nervous about anesthesia we're also very excited that our Spike is going to get the care he needs and will be feeling so much better very soon. 
We can't thank you all enough. Everyone who has sent well wishes, donated to his surgery fund,tweeted, posting toFacebook, sharing on google + and with their friends. We appreciate all of it from the bottom of our hearts. Spike is more than a pet. He's a member of our family, and we're so blessed to have so many wonderful people wanting to help him. 

We are going to continue to try to raise the entire $500, if you can please continue to share his story on social media, with your friends, and family it's greatly appreciated. 

If you or someone you know would like to make a donation to Spike's surgery fund they can do so HERE

or through the widget below

Friday, May 2, 2014

Enter the Dick's Sporting Goods Strong Mom Promotion

                                         Are you a strong mom? 

                                                   Know one?

 We've got you covered, just in time for Mother's Click on the  widget below to enter the "Strong Mom Contest" for a  chance to win one of eight $250 gift cards to DICK'S  Sporting Goods 

                            Contest runs May 1 through May 11. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Women-Owned Business Day

Today is Women-Owned Business Day! 

TODAY only get 15% off any purchase

 from Powers Of Love 

All the proceeds from sales today 

( in my Powers Of Love shop only)  

will go towards the Spike Needs Surgery Fund. 

So, you'll be doing DOUBLE good... buying from a women

 owned business AND helping my 

Yorkiepoo get the surgery he desperately needs 

( see the post below for more info ). 

Use code 

BUYFROMWOMEN15 for 15% off at checkout. 

THANKS so much.....

Keep reading for a couple more awesome sales on  Etsy! 

Lucky Ink Designs , the shop who who made this awesome pic above is having a sale as well.  
 TODAY ONLY in her shop Get 15% off your Etsy order with

 the coupon code BUYFROMWOMEN15 !

My awesome friend Kim from justByou also has some lovely items on sale today..... 

(click pic to go to her store) 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spike Needs Surgery

Spike came to us almost ten years ago after several years of treatments for infertility. It was a particularly hard, and depressing time for my husband and I, as we so desperately wanted a child. Of course the long MN winter did nothing to help my mood, and one day I exclaimed that if couldn't have a baby, I should at least be able to have a dog! The advice I was given was to find a place to live that would accept a pet and get one! That's what we did. My Mom knew how badly we wanted a Yorkie and while searching the papers, found a lady who had a litter of Yorkie-Poo puppies. She said "Lets just go and look, you don't have to get one!" Ok, so how do you walk into a place with eight precious little puppies and not want to leave with one? 

My Husband and I sat down on the floor and rite away this tiny little bundle of fur came clumsily running towards us. He crawled into my lap, I picked him up, and he licked my face. Then he put his head down on my chest. I was in love. I put him down, and we played with his siblings for awhile, and each time he was put down , he would come running back. We knew he was the one, and he went home with us. 

Spike at 7 weeks

I always thought it would be fun to have small dog with a big dogs name, so that's where Spike came in. However in the process of naming him a few other great one were tossed out there and considered. Marley, for my love of Bob Marley, and Theodore, because he looked like a tiny little Teddy Bear. We just couldn't decide, so we went with them all and that's how He got his name.... Spike Marley Theodore. Over the years he's acquired many nicknames, and will answer to all of them ... including... Bubba, Old Man (because he's the oldest of the dogs) and , Geezy ( like Old Geezer or Weezy, we like all music in this house). 

Spike came at a time when I was in a very low, and difficult point in my life. To say the power of pets healing or helping to heal people isn't a real thing would be ridiculous. Of course I still longed for a child, but my heart was melted by this furry little creature. He snuggled with me on tought days. If I was crying he would come running and force his way under the blankets to cuddle with me. He was there to watch movies with me, and would tilt his head back and forth like he was really understanding all the things we said to him. He helped us heal, and we are forever grateful. 

Now, Spike needs extensive and very expensive dental work. He's been having problems with his eye sight, and it seems to change often leading us to believe it could have something to do with the infection from his teeth. Ever since he was a pup, he's had issues with bad breath, so we made sure to stay on top of brushing his teeth, but just like humans, some dogs.. just have bad teeth. He was seen last week for updated shots, and an exam. We were told he will need oral surgery, x-rays, cleaning, etc. He has exposed roots, and they know he is in pain. Since we have been with our vet for MANY years, and they know us we can make an arrangement with them , but need at least half down to get the procedure done and then must make arrangements to have the rest paid off in a timely manner. They are estimating the total cost to be around $500. 

Spike waiting for Dad to come out of the store.

Needless to say when my husband and I left we were feeling very defeated, and weren't sure what to do to raise the money needed for Spike's surgery. We knew we had to do something. If Spike were a human baby, we would move heaven and earth to make sure he or she had the care they needed. So when a friend and I were talking about perhaps doing a fundraiser it seemed like an awesome idea. 
Please, if you can help our Spike Marley Theodore in any way at all, we would greatly appreciate it. No amount is too small. If you can't donate, please help us spread the word by tweeting, posting to facebook, g+, sharing with your friends. The sooner we can get Spike this surgery the better. Any warm wishes, prayers, love, light, and positive thoughts and messages are welcome as well. 
Thank you! 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rain, Rain, Go Away......

It's been cold and rainy for days.
The weather forecast shows several days of the same in store for us.
 It's been extremely windy as well. 
Now, don't get me wrong. I don't hate the rain. 
Actually, I love it, but not for a week straight. 
It starts to make me tired, gloomy , achy, and with this much the basement gets wet. 
 Upside though, naps, cuddling with the furry kids, and my grass that was a not so attractive shade of who knows what from winter is now a gorgeous, vibrant green. Rainy days are also perfect for crocheting! 

Rain rain go away

Do you and your family have any fin rainy day traditions or craft ideas? 
How do you feel when it's rainy and gloomy for a week at a time? 
Leave me a comment and let me know! 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom ~ Good Deeds

To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task. 

I'm a believer in Karma. 
What goes around comes around.
 If you put good into the world, good things will come back to you.
 Do good for others, others will do good for you. 

This week I've been on both sides of the good deed teeter totter. 

One day last week while looking at my Etsy shop, and my activity feed. I came across a seller that makes polymer clay creations. All of them are gorgeous , but the ones that really caught my eye were the crochet hooks with beautiful polymer clay handles. 
The name of the shop is  DesignedbyChristiU , and she sells everything from tutorials to ice cream scoops and much more! 

Looking through all the beautiful crochet hooks, one really caught my eye. I liked it, and posted to my facebook page that I wanted it very badly. My intent wasn't for someone to purchase it for me, but to share it with my friends, a few of whom also crochet, and to save it for future reference. Imagine my surprise when several days later a package arrived in the mail, and upon opening it I found the beautiful crochet hook I had been swooning over. No note from the person who sent it, although I had an idea who it may have been.

 It came into the house at the perfect time. My husband and I had done what we thought was a good deed for someone else. We didn't have to do it. We saw the need, we had a solution, and we knew it was the rite thing to do. However, instead of being easy and clear cut we were being questioned about what we had done. Not by the person we had done it for ( they were VERY appreciative) , but by someone close to them who should have also been happy about what had happened.  I was upset, and questioning why we bother to help others when sometimes it's not appreciated, questioned, or others feel the need to belittle. Then the package came into the house and the answer was rite there. 

Not because we have to, but because what goes around comes around. 
Put good things out, get good things back. 
We did good, and something good came back. 

Just like we helped someone, the person who sent this to me did it not because they had to send it to me, they certainly didn't have to spend their hard earned money on a gift for someone they barely know. They did it because it felt rite in the moment, because they knew I was having a hard time lately and knew it would cheer me up. A pure and sincere gift. A good deed from the heart. Not looking for anything in return other than my happiness. 
To put a smile on my face, and happiness in my heart. 

That's why my husband and I do good deed for other as well. We've decided no matter what someone else may think, no matter what criticism may come from it, we  will continue to do good things for others as our hearts move us to do so. 

The following is a picture I found online that night, and it really sums up how we feel about good deeds. 

Have you done a good deed for someone lately? Has someone surprised you with a good deed? Leave me a comment and let me know! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

The PERFECT Spring & Summer Beanie

Are you looking for the perfect summer beanie? 

Want something cool, fun, and stylish?

Look no further.
 Here at Powers Of Love we've got you covered with our fun, stylish and affordable web beanies.

Here is just one of the beanies we have to offer in the Powers Of Love shop on Etsy, or in our Powers Of Love Storenvy shop
Feel free to browse the shops, and see if you can find your perfect summer accessory. 

As always, if you are interested in a web beanie in a certain color, please feel free to contact me through my shop or my Powers Of Love Facebook page and we can talk about a custom order. 

(Clicking pics will take you to Etsy Listing

Summer Web Beret/Beanie/Tam/Slouch Hat , Variegated Reds, Open, Cool

Monday, April 14, 2014

Madison Street Beauty News & Coupon Code

Hello Lovies... I hope you're all having a wonderful Monday! 

As many of you know I'm an affiliate for Madison Street Beauty  which sells 100% Natural Mineral and Vegan Friendly cosmetics, Non Toxic Nail Lacquer, Natural Lip Balms, and much, much more. 

Today I'd like to share some exciting news, a contest and an awesome coupon code! 

MSB has started a wonderful Monthly Subscription Service! 
You get five LARGE eye shadow colors and one LIMITED EDITION color only available in the subscription box that will be sent directly to your door each month.  

( click pic to be taken to the sign up page and learn more

Photo: Announcing the new Madison Street Beauty monthly subscription service! Get five large eye shadow colors and one limited edition color only available in our subscription services sent directly to your door each month!

Next MSB is hosting a HUGE giveaway on their Facebook Page  . 
Head on over and check it out. Enter for your chance to win over $300 in beauty products. 
Click the picture below to be taken to their page where you can enter by sharing the pic and commenting. There is also ways for your to earn extra entries, but hurry, the giveaway only runs for five more days! 

I would also like to share with you my AWESOME MSB Affiliate Coupon Code. 
You can save 20% anytime by using code MSB2 at checkout! 

There are all sorts of new colors available for 2014 so make sure to check it out. I know there's several I can't wait to get my hands on.
 Especially some of the beautiful new Non Toxic Nail Lacquers

If anyone is interested in becoming an affiliate for MSB feel free to comment and let me know.
 I will be more than happy to help you get signed up, which is free, and easy!