Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Green Shipping


Yesterday I said goodbye to plastic shipping tape, and hello to recyclable kraft paper tape! I also added this cute little reminder on the box, for anyone who may have forgotten. I'm feeling proud this little business, which offers green products, and walks the walk. Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5 Great Adult & Kid Friendly Crafts For Travel


I recently took a 4 day trip with my husband, to his work meeting. I had no plans, I just wanted to relax, explore, hang out, and maybe do a few crafts in the room or at a comfy place at the resort. I couldn't believe I could not find a good blog post about fun crafts to do while traveling! I didn't want activities for kids, I wanted them for myself. Road trip Bingo didn't quite cut it.

My criteria were: lightweight, not bulky, can be completed at the resort. I think I found a few really fun options!

So here's my list:

-Perler Bead. These are perfect, since there's always an iron in the room! You just need the beads, a base, and the ironing paper.
There are some really cute patterns I have pinned!

-Air drying clay with tools, and sharpies. You can make plant pockets or beads.

-I recently bought some Chinese knotting cord in neon colors and love the way it feels when I work with it. These bracelets are just fun, with beads or without.

-For some reason, I was worried I wouldn't have enough to do (crazy!) so I also brought this book which is a paper succulent craft book I picked up at Targ. If you bring this, you also need to pick up some glue dots. I have to say, I never got around to making these, but I am still fascinated by the idea.

-I also bought a pad of watercolor paper, some watercolor paints, and oil pastels. I'm not an amazing artists, but I do love to make quick sketches of the different scenery when I'm on vacation.

I probably spent more time by the pool thank I planned on, and did less crafts that I thought I would. But I did really enjoy my relaxed crafting time in our beautiful room! And I kinda like that I didn't get to do it all, because I still have my craft bag packed, and I'll bring it with me on our next family trip in a month.

What are you go to's for travel crafts?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Shop Like You Mean It

My annual post to encourage you to shop small is here! It's not just something people say, it's really important to live it. Can you imagine what the community would be like if shopping was all Wal-Mart and Target? Ugh!



Collections By Joya
Buy jewelry or subscribe to a gift box, and a portion of the sale goes directly back to women's charities.
-They offer 20% off your first order when you sign up for their newsletter
-I bought several of their Perfect Layers bracelets for family and friends. For $29.95 you really can't go wrong.

Want to help a local artist or entrepeneur? Go to Kickstarter and search your city!

Shop Etsy for things made in and shipped from St. Louis! If you're not in St. Louis, you can find your city by searching it in the search bar, when your results come up, go to the left side where it says "refine your search" and it lets you enter "custom option" where you can input your city or zip code. Once that comes up, make sure you clear your city from the search bar at the top (you can leave it blank and hit search).

Some of my favorite stores in St. Louis are: Bowood Farms, Garden Heights Nursery, Geranium, Art Mart, Paper Dolls, Klutch, and all the antique malls like Treasure Aisles, and Warson Woods, and I can't wait for Lemon Gem to open.

If you're not going to shop local, at least consider supporting businesses that give back.

Feed Projects
Purchase of their products gives meals to children.
-Sign up for offers and receive 10% off your order.
-I love their products! I'm currently coveting this mudcloth inspired striped pouch for $35, which gives 25 school meals to children around the world:

More businesses that give back...
  
Puravida bracelets, lets you select which charity you'd like to support, and there are lots of options!
Skyline Socks sells socks with the skylines of major cities on them, and when you purchase a pair, it donates a pair for socks to someone in that city.
You may have seen Yoobi's bright, fun stationery & office supplies at Target, why not buy from them directly? For every item you buy, they donate an item to a U.S. school in need.



Spread the word! On social media use hashtags #shopsmall #supportlocal #giveback #buylocal #shopsmallbusiness #makingadifference

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Holiday 2016 Preview!

It may feel like I'm skipping over the lovely holiday for Thanksgiving, but I swear I'm not! Give me all the turkey, pies and root vegetables! I'm pinning away and actually working really hard on getting Halloween and Thanksgiving all ready. But the thing that's really on my mind, and all of our minds, is Holidays! Am I right? Who has started shopping for gifts? (Me.)  

Oh! If you haven't been there is awhile, I have a 99 CENT SALE happening in our Etsy shop



And now since you've made it to the end of this post - a reward for you! 25% off your order on www.sucreshop.com thru 12/15!! Use code WELCOME2017. Thank you for reading and supporting Sucre Shop!




Friday, July 29, 2016

Leaving Product Reviews


As a longtime Etsy Shopper and Etsy seller, I know how important it is to leave reviews. This isn't just for Etsy, it's also for eBay, and any other website on which a review made may directly impact the seller and their future sales.

My Etsy currently has 2017 reviews, and shows 5 stars for my work (yay!) but on occasion I get a review that makes no sense to me, and I just can't let it go! 

Reviews should be made on the following criteria: 

Is the item as described in and as pictured in the listing? 

Did your item arrived during the time promised? Optional bonus: are you particularly pleased with the seller, did you have a nice conversation or something?

Reviews should not be made based on the following: buyer failed to read the listing, and the item wasn't as expected, even though it was as listed. For example, a cup which has been purchased, which was listed as "small... holds four ounces.. perfect for shots", should not be given two stars and reviewed "it's small" by the buyer.

If you're going to write "super cute!" but only leave 4 stars, well, I want to know why. And so do other buyers. 

Thanks for being thoughtful! XO