Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A collection of Fairy Tales

One of my dear friends that I have known since first grade is a very talented artist. Nicole has been creating forever, and I am very pleased that she started her own etsy shop a few months ago. She's been very popular ever since, and for good reason!

Today we received in the mail a custom painting that she made for my Daughter, Eden-Violet. What a big beautiful painting! And it looks just so amazing in Eden-Violet's room! This painting features a fairy tale castle, a book of fairy tales, and a unique tree that features a symbol from a different fairy tale at the end of each leafy branch. Shimmery Paint, Glitter, and yes, even some bling complete this wonderful Gift. I am so happy and feel so Blessed, and Eden is just dazzled with it, as I am sure she will continue to be until she is much older than I am now. ;-)

Hot Javva Studio Dream Based Art

The great thing about Nicole and her art, is that she is constantly creating new things, looking for new inspiration, and yes, she does custom work. Please also check out the Hot Javva Studio Blog

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holiday Time Off!

Phew! What a whirlwind the months of November and December were for Posh Bijou!

It was so amazing to take a couple of days off of work--that is, no creating, no listing, networking, etc. Hmm....now to think about Valentine's Day! (laughing....laughing....) Amazing how owning and running a business will change your entire perspective on Holidays!

Posh gets in a huge shipment in two days with all of the bottles and potions to make new products--Bubble Baths, Shower Gels, new soaps, but more about that on another day!

I've decided that it is finally time to do something that is still creative--BUT is something much more personal and hopefully a whole lot of fun. For the last two and half years, I have been seeing (and collecting) such cute scrapbooking papers, stickers and accessories, AND a great family friend, JulieAnn, was kind enough to donate many great tools and items as well, so since I still have a couple days off, time to finally start! YAY!

Growing up, it was so much fun to look at the family photo albums of Birthdays and Christmases gone past....how much more fun is it nowadays that we have all of these Fun things to play with to make backdrops for our photos? Amazing....hopefully I will be creating things over the next several years that will not only leave a legacy behind, but my children and grandchildren will love poring over for hours.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Turkish Delight

Anyone who knows the story of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has heard of Turkish Delight.

If you are lucky enough to have had some, my darlings, you are probably as in love with them as I am. There are two ways to have Turkish Delight-it can be enjoyed in the fantastic cubes coated in powdered sugar, or coated in chocolate. Both are fabulous depending on what you crave at the time.

Traditionally, Turkish Delight comes in Rose, and Lemon. I've also seen Strawberry, and I really suppose that they sky could be the limit...

I am so obsessed with Turkish Delight that I can not seem to stop making Turkish Delight themed products, and wanted to share not only Posh Bijou products, but a couple cute finds from other etsy shops!

Some may find it a bit unorthodox for a seller who makes soap themselves to promote another seller who does, but come on! This Turkish Delight Soap from Clean Confections is totally awesome! What a gorgeous and fun replica of Turkish Delight candy! Can't you just smell the Strawberries? Love it!
Clean Confections

Speaking of replicas of Turkish Delight...oh.my.goodness......This doll sized edition of Turkish Delight from She Counts Crows is just too great for words! I know a certain blonde bombshell of a doll in my house who would love to have these! Do you?

Turkish Delight lip balm-YUMMERS! This lip balm from Morgan Street is modeled after the yummy chocolate and rose Turkish Delight, specifially Fry's that comes from the UK. (a very glamourous version of the candy bar, I suppose) Rose and Chocolate is an absolutely fantastic combination, so it's wonderful that they have made it in a take everywhere, treat yourself at any time lip treat! How beautiful are the labels, too?

These next two soaps are from my shop, Posh Bijou. They are both Turkish Delight, my own version is a wonderful infusion of Pure Rose and Pure Lemon. The top soap is an exfoliating bar that has ground lemon peel and rose clay, and the second one is a simple, creamy bar.

Posh Bijou Turkish Delight Body Soap
Posh Bijou Turkish Delight Soap

Here is my Posh Turkish Delight Jelly. I feel so fancy just having this jam in my pantry, and I love to gift my friends with it as well. Keeping with my lemon and rose theme, I made this decadent jelly from real rose water, and freshly candied lemon peel.

Posh Bijou Turkish Delight Jelly