October 31, 2011

5 Questions with TheSugarDepot + a GIVEAWAY!

                    Happy Halloween! What's better than candy on Halloween?
 So today we're having a Q & A with a candy maker and a giveaway- can it get any better? See below:

1. What would you consider your main source of inspiration?
My experiences in life are my inspiration!

2. Who (or what) influenced you to make your items?
I love to bake, I guess I was just looking for a challenge, Plus, I love candy!

3. What was your favorite craft project when you were little?
Plastic canvas and baking!!

4. The most treasured item you own (your grandmother's plate, a pair of mittens you made, etc.)
The memories I have with my grandma. But in terms of actual items, probably these coins from all over the world I got from my great grandma dating back to early 19th century

5. (Random Question) What do you prefer? Salty or Sweet?

I am definitely a sweet girl!

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Thank you Carrie!
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And here's the best part... (especially for you trick-or-treaters)
The Giveaway!
You can win....

6 Lollipops from TheSugarDepot! (Up to 3 flavors of your choice)

Here's what you can do to win:

Mandatory Entry: Be a follower of Modern Buttercup (leave me a comment saying you did) and tell me  what your favorite candy is! :) **1 entry**

Extra Entries:

1. Tweet about this giveaway! (make sure to leave a link!) **2 entries**

2. Put my blog button up on your blog! **5 entries**

3. Favorite TheSugarDepot on Etsy or add TheSugarDepot to your circle. **1 entry**

4. Follow me on Twitter and TheSugarDepot (or both!). **3 entries**

- Please leave 1 comment for each entry! -

With one of your comments, please leave some contact info; your e-mail or Etsy shop name is fine.

The giveaway will end next Monday, the 7th, and the winner will be announced soon after.
This giveaway is only available for residents within the U.S and Canada.

October 27, 2011

Simplicity is everywhere...




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Isn't this collection beautifully simple?

October 24, 2011

Winner of the Gwenwalls Giveaway!

A BIG thank you to everyone who entered the Gwenwalls giveaway! So I'm proud to announce the winner of the giveaway...

Mary Rebekah!

Congrats! :) You will be contacted by Gwen shortly.

The winner will have 2 days to contact us, or a new winner will be chosen...

** Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway!**

October 22, 2011

:: TSN: Friendship Bracelets... ::

- Try Something New - 

These colorful bracelets are back in style and better than ever! Classic, simple, and they match with everything. I love these and they go with every outfit. :)  (Okay, almost everything.)
I encourage you to put an hour out of your day to create one of these. These are fun to make and come in so many patterns... Honestly, who doesn't want one?

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See an awesome tutorial for a friendship bracelet with clasps here.

Want one of these, but don't have enough time to make one? Look here. 

** Quick Reminder: The Gwenwalls Giveaway ends today! Make sure to enter before it's too late! :)

**Photo via pinterest.

October 19, 2011

Fashion - How to make your style work for you

{Photos via Pinterest}

I always see magazines with the headings "Fall Fashion- 126 different looks" or "3 cute fashion ideas for less". But rarely do I see magazines with advice on how to make a cute look with clothes you already have. (it saves you a lot!) All you need is a few essential accessories that are unique. So I decided to put a little style how-to of my own.

To create a unique jewelry style:
Look for handmade jewelry, make your own jewelry, or buy jewelry from thrift shops! It's amazing what great things you can find if you just look.

Need to spice up your outfits?
Look for cute, quirky belts. Super-skinny ones or super wide ones are the best.

To add a finishing look...
Make sure to have at least 2 hats you just love or sunglasses. They can give any outfit a polished look and make an outfit look whole.
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And ta-da! That's all you need to have a look that's uniquely yours.

October 16, 2011

DIY Idea: Candle Holder

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{Photos via Pinterest}

With Autumn coming, scented candles are ready to be lit... This easy DIY candle holder would look perfect on your fireplace mantle or on a coffee table.

October 14, 2011

5 Questions with Gwenwalls and a Giveaway!

A nature-inspired shop full of simple, original jewelry... And today we're having an interview with the shop owner, Gwen from gwenwalls.

1. What would you consider your main source of inspiration?
 Mainly fairy tales...I always wanted to dress like a princess, and I still collect toys!

2. Who (or what) influenced you to make your items?
No one really...I just thought that it would be fun!

3. What was your favorite craft project when you were little?
Baking. I still love baking!

4. The most treasured item you own (your grandmother's plate, a pair of mittens you made, etc.)
My grandmother's apron. It's very old, but one of the few things that I have of hers.

5. (Random Question) Coke or Pepsi?
 Neither! I'm a ginger ale girl. :)
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Thanks for sharing Gwen!
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It's time for the giveaway! 

You could win these bobby pins from Gwen's shop!

Mandatory Entry: 
Be a follower of Modern Buttercup (be sure to leave a comment telling me you did!) **1 entry**

Additional Entries:

1. Tweet about this giveaway! (Make sure to leave a link!) Leave a comment saying you did. **2 entries**

2. Blog about this giveaway Leave a comment saying you did... **3 entries**

3. Heart gwenwalls on Etsy **1 entry**

4. Add gwenwalls to your Etsy circle **1 entry**

5. Follow me on Twitter **2 entries**

6. Heart my Etsy shop or add me to your Etsy circle. **1 entry**

- Please leave a comment for each entry.

With one of your comments, please leave some contact info; your e-mail or Etsy shop name is fine.

The giveaway will end next Saturday and the winner will be announced Monday.
This giveaway is available for residents within the U.S. only - sorry! 

October 12, 2011


The creator of this photo/drawing, is Ben Heine, who's well known for his artwork series "Pencil vs. Camera" This idea is ingenious and combines a mixture of surrealism/realism, which I am a big fan of. It get you to slow down and appreciate the world a little bit more. It's the little things in life that make everyday special.

{Photos via Pinterest}

October 10, 2011

:: Be Inspired ::

        Everyone hits that "blogging block" every now and then. So instead of not writing today's post, I decided to show you an inspirational poster that I just loved.

And I can say that it's very true. 

October 8, 2011

October: Your Perfume Guide

I'm a perfume loving gal, always shopping for the best new perfume. I look for all types of scents- fruity, fresh, light florals, and woodsy. (But not food scents... yech!)

But I try not to go for the brand scents and instead go for artisan perfumes as the are more unique. Here's a guideline for helping you choose the perfect scent:

Are you a girly-girl?
Go for more dainty scents such as daisy, tea scents, and other light florals.
Look here for more scents.

If you're more of a "classic" person...
Look for light florals and clean scents like Philosophy, China Rain, and Honeysuckle.
Look here for more scents

If you're an artistic/free-spirited person:
Find unique or woodsy scents like: Patchouli, Pine, Amber, Musk
Or, if you really want to be creative, get a custom scent made just for you!
Look here for more scents
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October 5, 2011

Tribal inspired

Chevron is in this season! So is the tribal look. Here's a tribal-inspired lookbook for this Fall Season.

{Photos via Pinterest}

October 3, 2011

At The Bakery

I've always loved going to the bakery. The smell, the beautiful display case full of delicious delicacies- cakes, cookies, and pastel-colored cupcakes. I usually go with the more unusual desserts. Whether that be a Lemon Doodle cookie (Lemon/SnickerDoodle) or Coconut Cake, I always love to try new desserts. So today, I decided to try a S'mores cookie bar... pure heaven! Soft cookie with marshmellow and chocolate, could it get any better?

If you could create a new dessert, what would it taste like?

{Photos via Pinterest}

October 1, 2011

White Dresses

These dresses, in my opinion, are a great way to kick-off October. With Halloween a few weeks a away, this is a perfect match!

{Photos via Pinterest}

** Can you believe that these dresses are made from chicken wire? What a great idea!