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Unwrapping the Holidays with New Stuff from Cecile Raley Designs

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Unwrapping the Holidays with New Stuff from Cecile Raley Designs

Holiday season really IS my favorite season.  While I’m not a fan of winter, holiday traditions are the best way to transition into the cold part of the year in my view.  You change to fall colors, start decorating, figure out your list of “stay at home” activities, and think about gifts and gifting.  For this year's season of celebrations, we’ve selected three themes we want to share with you: Gifting (of course), DIY, and Personalization.  

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The Story of Cecile Raley Designs: Tucson, Africa and Colombia

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The Story of Cecile Raley Designs: Tucson, Africa and Colombia

The year was 2013. I was driving to work, and just as I turned off the highway, a huge billboard came into view.  It read: “Mineral and Fossil show, Secaucus NJ.” Hm, I thought, I should check that out.  I went right on opening night.  As I strolled through the aisles, my eye fell on a really neat pile of tanzanite slices, and in typical fashion, I started to sort through them, not even looking up at the salesperson behind the table.  “Tanzanites,” a voice said, “no treatment, from my last trip to Tanzania.” The accent was clearly German.  I...

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Holiday Shopping on Etsy

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I don't know how many of you do holiday shopping via Etsy but I do my bit every year to promote some fellow shops that I like.

A big fashion item for me this year were leggins - they are just so comfortable, and I bought from two different shops both of which I was very happy with.






For the lower budget item, you can go to LazyDaisyLeggins, they ship quickly and their leggings are only $18 each. I...

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My Favorite Etsy Shops

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As you are looking for holiday gifts, I thought that instead of focusing just on my shop, I’ll tell you about some of my own favorite places to order from.

First off, I know how hard it is to shop for guys, so here's a suggestion for the man: My friend Joanne Simmons, who lives in Jersey City, has the perfect gift for him.   Her shop Silver Sculptorhas a great variety of silver cufflinks, many of...

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My Visit with Etsy

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So Etsy has a bi-weekly event called Eatsy, where all employees of Etsy eat together. Etsy employees, known as Etsy admin, can invite Etsy members for a visit and a tour, plus meet with various staff members that might be helpful to their shop. I got invited to one last week by Bernadette Sweeney, Director of Community Connections. Etsy is located in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, which is only a...

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