Etsy Reviews!

What’s up, folks? Been awhile, right? Well, today I’m here to review some products from different Etsy shops. Eep! I’m so excited.

Disclaimer #1: I’m not a model, and this was one of the most awkward things I’ve done, so bear with me and the awkward photos. XD

Disclaimer #2: I received these products in exchange for an honest review.

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First up we have this necklace that I’m absolutely in love with. ūüė欆So…Before I get into the actual review, it’s story time. My favorite movie and book is “Unbroken.” After watching the movie and rereading the book, I knew I wanted a necklace or bracelet that said Unbroken to remind me of everything in that story.

Well, The Winking Cat had one!

I was thrilled when this beauty came in the mail. I can’t gush about how amazing the packaging looked! Shopping from Etsy will spoil you rotten, because the shops do an amazing job of packaging your order and making you so special.

Since receiving this necklace, I’ve worn it pretty much every time I’ve gone out of the house. It’s simple, beautiful, and well-made. I’m in love with it, and I couldn’t be happier. I would rate it all five stars, and more!

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I’ve been stalking Rustic Lane Jewelry on Instagram for awhile now, and I finally decided to reach out to Morgan and ask to review a bracelet. I must say I’m very thankful I did! Not only was Morgan a pleasure to talk to, her shop is truly amazing, with a piece of jewelry to match pretty much any style.

When I ordered this bracelet, I was a bit afraid that it would be uncomfortable, but I shouldn’t have feared.¬†it says be fearless, after all. XD It’s adorable to stack or to wear alone, and it hasn’t gotten scratched yet, which is another plus. Besides, isn’t the font adorable? I would give this bracelet all the stars, because it certainly deserves it!

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Next up we have SCRUNCHIES! Now, this was extremely fun, because I contacted Athena about reviewing the scrunchies and she picked out the colors, so I was extremely surprised to open the package and see what colors she chose.

Cutiee Creations is such a fun shop, and ahhh, the scrunchies! I received a velvet scrunchie and a black-and-white checkered one. Personally, I like the velvet one best, because ahhhhh, it’s SO soft! But I love the black-and-white checkered one because it looks classy. ūüėČ

Again, I couldn’t find a better shop!

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And now we have this beautiful hair scarf! Catrina was amazing and super easy to work with, and ahhhh, the scarf? It’s a wonderful material and such a pretty color. I absolutely love all that DreamsUnbrokenCo offers, and I couldn’t be happier with this scarf. Again, FIVE STARS! If you’re looking for hair products, I would totally recommend checking out DreamsUnbrokenCo.

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Eep! Now for this beautiful shirt that I’m in love with. BlockMerch is an awesome shop that has all different designs for every all different kinds of people.¬†They even have another writer shirt!

I got a uni-sex shirt, size medium, and it is a perfect fit. I did notice that it’s on the longer side, which makes¬†me, as a tall human being, very happy, but if you have a smaller torso, you might not appreciate it as much. XD

The fabric is extremely soft and yeah. Again, all the stars. It was exactly what I was looking for, and I was surprised by how soft the fabric is, and how nice the words are printed on. I would definitely recommend looking into BlockMerch’s shirts. ūüôā

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And lastly we have this super cute tee! I was very excited to receive this shirt, since I’ve been wanting to show my love for my state in a cute way, and voila! This shirt is certainly the way to do it.

I received a medium, and it fits well. I will say that I was surprised that the shirt was extremely light material, which means it’s adorable to layer…But not otherwise. XD Haley was awesome to work with, and SterlingCustomsShop has some adorable shirts, so you should certainly check them out!

I definitely give this shirt five stars. ūüôā

And those are my reviews! Definitely suggest checking out all the amazing shops.

~~Amie~~

Goldfish Secrets by Kellyn Roth

Judy only has one friend: her goldfish, Marlie.
With Marlie gone, who can Judy rely on?

Goldfish Secrets is the short story prequel to The Lady of the Vineyard.

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Hello guys! ¬†Today I’m reviewing¬†Goldfish Secrets. ¬†When I first saw Kellyn was have a relaunch, or whatever she’s doing with this, I was super excited. ¬†The Lady of the Vineyard was the first book I read by Kellyn, and I was enchanted by her writing style. ¬†It’s sweet, and the romance is extremely clean. ¬†In a lot of ways, the romance reminds me of Christy by Catherine Marshall, and that’s high praise from me. ¬†I totally love¬†Christy. ¬†Anyway, I was excited.

But, after I read it, I’ll be honest. ¬†I was extremely disappointed. ¬†It didn’t have such a Kellyn feel to it, and it wasn’t anything new, if you read The Lady of the Vineyard first. ¬†We all knew that Judy was lonely. ¬†We know that Judy couldn’t trust lots of people in her life. ¬†It just didn’t make sense to me.

BUT!

Since her divorce, Adele Collier has pursued her own pleasure at the expense of her daughter. When her ex-husband suddenly reappears in their lives, Adele allows him to take Judy to France with him for the summer. The time apart leads her to realize her daughter is the light of her world, yet she’s still not sure she’s ready to give up her lifestyle.

Six-year-old Judy is more than happy to trade her mother’s neglect for her father’s adoring care. She loves his vineyard and wishes she could stay there forever … but someday she must return to England and her mother. However, Judy isn’t sure she can ever trust her mother again.

A novella set in pre-WW2 Europe, this sweet story is sure to delight lovers of light-hearted historical fiction.

The Lady of the Vineyard

Is absolutely lovely!  I adore it, and I was extremely disappointed with it came to an end.  I want to know what happens to Judy when she gets older!  It was such a sweet story, and EVERYONE must read it.

Judy’s dad is just…*heart eyes* Amazing! ¬†And I feel so bad for Adele. ¬†She’s seriously my favorite character. ¬†You certainly MUST read it.

I have not read Flowers, but that is on my want-to-read list.

Author Bio

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Kellyn Roth was born and lives on a cattle ranch in North-Eastern Oregon. Always fascinated with telling stories, she created crazy games to play with her little brothers as a child. Today, she writes Christian and Historical Fiction with a focus on truth and family. Find out more about her and her novels at kellynrothauthor.com

Social Media

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Giveaway Link

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/cbb544c98/?

 

Check it all out! ¬†And definitely follow Kellyn’s blog. ¬†One of the best blogs ever, in my humble opinion. ūüėČ

~~Amie~~

P.S. Can you tell I’m horrible at reviews?

 

Sunflower’s Christmas Miracle

(I know I’m supposed to be doing a part of my photo story but this kinda got top priority…)

How many of you are silently wishing for a Santa Claus free Christmas story? ¬†One full of Christmas cheer, relatable experiences, and totally thrilling adventures? ¬†Well, I’ve a suggestion of a book for you!

Sarah Maxwell has written this delightful story about young Moses Moody. ¬†Okay, he’s not all that young. ¬†Twelve-year-old Moses and his twin Melissa are the youngest of six children. ¬†They are privileged to be homeschooled and enjoy the many benefits of that in Sunflower, Kansas.

For this book, it would be best if you had read the preceding ten books Sarah has written about the Moody family, but not all together necessary. ¬†This book is more for an older range than the other ten, but that’s just my humble opinion.

Mr. Gibson, one of the Moody’s long time friends is facing a trial that has cut him to the quick of his soul. ¬†During his fits of depression, Moses and his older brother, Mitch, work hard to cheer him up. ¬†Until…

They find some more news that affects Mr. Gibson in a totally different way. ¬†Together, the four younger Moody’s try to bring Christmas cheer to all around them. ¬†And to show the love of Jesus, their Savior.

Filled with excitement, Christmas cheer, laughter, and a duck,¬†Sunflower’s Christmas Miracle¬†is the book you need this Christmas season. ¬†It is also filled with beautiful sketches done by Sarah’s sister, Mary.

Whether you’re looking for a good Christmas gift, or just looking for a good read, this book is a must have for your Christmas collection. ¬†You can find it here.

I hope you all check it out!  If you do, comment down below!

Merry Christmas!

~~Amie~~