Friday, October 17, 2014

Etsy Items of The Week

I absolutely love this unique shop. This week's feature item is a pair of hand painted Superman wedge shoes. I love anything with Superman on it. Shop, PricklyPaw has lots of hand painted items. They have a pair of Wonder Woman shoes that I just may get myself for Christmas. Any of their items would make great gifts for a comic lover. So go over and check them out.

Later loves.

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's Monday!

How was everyone's week? Things were a little crazy here. I intended on making only four to six new items last week. I made 18. I got into a rhythm and just kept going. New color combinations just kept popping into my head. Most of the new items were lapel pins to match some existing hair pins. 12 of the 18 new items are pictured below and are already listing in my store. The other six are waiting for hardware and photos.

Speaking of photos, the closer and closer we get to winter (yes, winter) the gloomier it gets outside in Michigan. Which means outdoor photos of products will come to a halt soon. Which also means that I need to get the rest of my 2015 Bridal pieces done and photographed immediately. This will be my project for the week. I am going to have to find some time for sketching as well because I have four ideas for dresses (three bridal and one cocktail) that I have to get down before I lose them. But I know once I do those four dresses will turn into several dresses. Priorities, priorities, priorities. I want a fashion empire. These are things that I just have to deal with!

Deon & Dion hit a small milestone yesterday. We hit 150 Etsy sales! On June 22, 2014 we hit 100 Etsy sales. That took almost 2.5 years. Now less than four months after hitting 100, we have done another 50. So thank you to all of Deon and Dion's customers and fans. You all encourage me so much and give my dreams validation! Hugs and kisses to you all!

And on that note, I am going to get started on my day. I hope that you all have wonderfully productive day and week!

Later loves!

Porsha Deun

In case you haven't heard, my Cowboys beat the Seahawks yesterday! YAAAAAAAY!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Etsy Items of The Week

I absolutely love this week's featured item by DeMer Jewelry. The ring is absolutely stunning. There are no words for the craftsmanship that went into this piece.

It is solid palladium (very hypoallergenic) and has several ideal cut diamonds. Not to mention, it can be worn by a man or woman. Pictured below, you can get all of the details here.

The Deon & Dion item featured this week is our Baby Blue & Chocolate Ruffle Flower Hair Pins (pictured below). Great for providing that "something blue" for wedding day or matching with bridesmaids dresses.

What a Week & Fitness Challenge

This week has been busy! I added five new lapel pins to my shop, two of which I have to make matching hair puns for (picture below). I entered a contest by the Accessories Council for Emerging Designers, which meant I had to update Deon & Dion's business plan and create a look book (never done before). But I got it done. I won't know anything about it until next month. Three of my little cousins have put in their Christmas gift requests. Is it really that time? Geesh. But they are all things that they want me to make. It touches my heart to know that they would prefer me to make them something instead of buying a gift or giving them money.

Oh and my thighs feel like bricks after last week's fitness challenge.

So what is this week's fitness challenge? A move that I don't too much care for BUT it engages the entire body and gets the heart  rate up and is a favorite of the coaches on The Biggest Loser. BURPEES! Again, do as many as you can do, as quickly as you can (without losing proper form) today and try adding at least five more on each day this week. As I did last week, I am going to do them during the commercial breaks of my soaps. Here is a video of how to properly do a burpee: Burpees - How To Do Burpees and Avoid Common Inju…: . I don't want anyone getting hurt and please consult a doctor before doing any vigorous exercise.