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Statement Necklaces: Katy and Carla

There’s something very alluring about having a beautiful statement necklace decorating one’s decolletage. The right piece can turn a plain and boring outfit into something glam, funky or edgy.

I adore necklaces and have an extensive collection at home. Rarely a day goes by when one isn’t around my neck… so it’s only fitting that the most popular items in my Etsy and Madeit shop are – that’s right, you guessed it – necklaces!

My newest pieces are the “Katy 3D butterfly charm necklace” and “Carla Swarovski crystal & silver-plated Infinity necklace”.

Katy is statement vintage-style necklace featuring a large butterfly with intricate 3D cut-out wing detailing. Carla is elegant and chic, featuring a sparkly silver-plated ring infilled with swarovski crystals (which look like tiny diamonds) and suspended by a delicate silver-plated chain. Both necklaces look great with casual and dressy outfits!

Find Katy on Etsy or Madeit
Find Carla on Etsy or Madeit

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Love is the air at LisbonSky?

Ahhh… it’s almost that time of the year again … Valentine’s Day!
I’m sure like many of you – I never really bought into Valentine’s Day, believing it was only a celebration fueled by the likes of Hallmark to persuade consumers to buy, buy, buy.

… That was until my husband proposed on Valentine’s Day two years ago, while we vacationed at a gorgeous, scenic and secluded Fijian resort! Then we married a year later on the same day! Now I have a new-found appreciation of Valentine’s Day (not too soppy though!) and for something new – decided to do a little research over the internet on the topic.

So here are 5 interesting facts about Valentine’s Day:

(1) Valentine’s Day began during the heyday of the Roman Empire, which held a festival every February. This Lupercian Festival was held in honor of the God of Fertility and during the festivities young men would get to choose their mate. At the time marriage was a common occurrence.

(2) Valentines Day is a day of symbols. Heart: The center of emotions. People believed that when they gave a heart, they were truly giving all of the love and emotion that they possibly could give. Rose: The rose was sacred to Venus the Goddess of Love. Cupid: Its origins can be traced back to the days of the Roman Empire. Cupid is a Roman God, the symbol of passionate love (son of Venus). Birds: Particularly doves and lovebirds are popular (these two birds mate for life and it was believed that they choose their mate in the middle of February).

(3) In the Middle Ages men would pull a woman’s name out of a bowl. This would be the man’s Valentine. To show his devotion, the man would wear the paper containing the woman’s name on his sleeve for a week. This soon became known as ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve’.

(4) The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately 1 billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas. The association estimates that, in the US, men spend on average twice as much money as women.

(5) A Bruskin-Golding study discovered that 3% of all pet owners buy a Valentine’s Day gift for their pet.

… And with that in mind, here are some of my LisbonSky Valentine’s Day themed items (see below) – all available through Etsy or Madeit. Happy early Valentine’s Day!!!

(buyers note: allow 7-12 working days for US/UK/Europe shipping.
2-5 working days for Aus/Asia shipping).


Ollie the Wonder Dog

Let me introduce you all to Ollie the Wonder Dog!

This adorable carpet mop belongs to my boss and I love it when he is brought to the office – as there is never a dull moment.

Ollie’s many talents include climbing tables and chairs – as I discovered today when he climbed onto MY table to steal my lunch while I wasn’t looking. It was amazing how he managed to pull the chicken out of my lunch box without moving or spilling the rest of the contents. In fact – I didn’t even realize my lunch had gone until I spotted bits of chicken on the floor!

Oh yeah, did I mention Ollie is super friendly?? He loves greeting all visitors at the door! … In fact, he liked one client so much that he (Ollie) then proceeded to start licking the client’s bum/balls area!!! Cheeky dog! 😛

Finally took the plunge and started my own blog!

Okay here comes nothing! … Giving this blog thing a fair go – even though it might get neglected later.

I did manage to whip up a new banner for the blog, though! 🙂
Spent a couple of hours on it, much to the hubby’s dismay (oops!). So glad I could use the same new banner for my Etsy and Made It stores too! I’ve been meaning to re-do them for ageees – I was so sick of the old one.

Hmmm… Let me see if I can post the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics… stay tuned!