Friday, February 24, 2012


                I love surprises, don't you?

Even better than receiving a surprise is giving one. The anticipation of putting it together and then wondering how your recipient will react to getting it. Giving it and watching the emotions unfold. I love that!

 In the land of the internet there are many wonderful craft selling sites with a countless number of shop owners trying so very hard to make a go of it. Setting up their shops, tagging, photos, listing, re-listing, stat watching, waiting...waiting...waiting...

 All things that take so much time and and patience, some days it just zaps the creativity right out of you.

In my quest to make my blog interesting to all my readers (now at 29, not counting really, but it is a stat I shamefully watch 2-3 times at least a day....does anybody else do this?)  I thought some serendipitous shopping would liven things up.

SURPRISE to the shop owners for the recognition and SURPRISE to you, my readers, when you find you have stumbled upon such wonderful and amazing handmade items!

So let's go SHOPPING!!!!

 Cutterstone is home to some very amazing handmade jewelry.
                                 This is one of my favorites.

                                  It's beautifully simple, don't you think?

Buffalo Creek Crafts offers a variety of crafty things. I have a few of these beautiful coasters at my house and I love them. Well made and very reasonably priced. A great gift idea!

And sometimes our shopping can also lend a helping hand. Kim at  Just B You has a daughter preparing to go to the National Youth Forum on Medicine and she is raising funds to get there. She is offering the service of making your very own QR code. I know, you are asking what is that?

 Wikipedia says  ..."Their use was formerly mostly confined to industry, but in recent years consumers have grown used to seeing them in consumer advertising and packaging, because the dissemination of smartphones "has put a barcode reader in everyone's pocket" for the first time."

Yes, you can go somewhere on line and get them for free....but....for four bucks you can help an ambitious young lady make her way in the world. That's a two for one in my book!   Here is mine :

Scan it with your smartphone and SURPRISE there is my shop!!!

Just one more novelty in this world of computers and smartphones so many of us entered into kicking and screaming but have gracefully learned to embrace.

Serendipity, I think that's what life is...a series of happy, surprising, fun things with a little bit of drama mixed in - Suzie G


  1. What a great post!
    Thank you so much for mentioning my shop and featuring my coaster!

    I only have a "dumb phone" :)

  2. This is going to be a lovely SURPRISE for my daughter to see when she gets home from school today! Thank you for including us in your Serendipity post, among two very GREAT shops, Cutterstone and Buffalo Creek Crafts. We are blessed to know such wonderful people as you!
    Thanks again,

  3. What a great post and some great features! I actually just bought a new phone this weekend. I'll have to see if it scans.

    BTW...I love the great images you are adding to your posts. Makes reading more fun!

  4. Love your Blog :)

    Followed you from

    we are currently searching the Etsy shop of March :)
    Will you follow us back?!

    Thank you !!!

  5. I love that baby! Cool leafe with the pearl!


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