Dragon Thursday – Happy Dragon Skincare

Good morning!

I love finding crossover items for my blog.  Coffee and dragons. Dragons and coffee.  Last week I found dragon coffee mugs.  This week I found a handmade coffee eye cream made by Happy Dragon Skincare on Etsy. 

From the description on the Happy Dragon Skincare site:

Happy Dragon Skincare 🌿 Multi-Tasking Coffee Eye Cream for Dark Circles, Puffy Eyes, Wrinkles, and Bags

If you’re wondering how to get rid of dark circles under your eyes as well as general puffiness, then you’ll be relieved to know we have a natural solution: coffee. There’s no secret that beautifying, skin-boosting caffeine – found in coffee – is a must-have to help revive and rejuvenate tired looking eyes.

Please let me know if you try it. 

Coffee Monday – Home Brewed Soaps by Melanie Landi

Good morning,

Waking up and drinking a cup of hot coffee is one of my favorite morning rituals.  Some mornings, I need a little more to get going.  In my search for coffee related items, I came across this coffee soap. 🙂

The coffee soap is made by Home Brewed Soaps in Rockland, Maine, USA.

This set has Coffee Scrub and Coffee Stout Beer soap.  Perfect for the coffee and beer lover alike.

If you aren’t sure you want to try a whole bar of soap, they sell a half bar of the coffee soap/scrub.


Here is a little about their shop from the Home Brewed Soap‘s Etsy store:

Rustic soaps inspired by Beer & Nature

I began making soap years ago for Christmas presents. The feedback I got from family and friends was amazing. I naturally turn everything that I do into a business so this was no exception. I love making soap. I love creating products that I can feel good about using and sharing with you.

The beer came into play after having extra Home Brewed Beer at my house. I thought to myself one day, ” I wonder if I can put beer in soap?” Sure enough it is a thing and it could be done! Adding beer to soap helps to add extra benefits and also adds to the rustic , beautiful charm and look to our soaps. Hops is the ingredient in beer that makes it beer. Hops is a flower that has a bitter taste and aroma and is also known to have anti bacterial properties as well as relaxing benefits. All of our soaps are made with our own home brewed beer or select craft brews primarily from Maine and New England.

We formulate our soaps with beer, all natural ingredients, 100% natural colorants , organic spices and 100% essential oils. We use a base of vegetable oils that are sustainable and safe for the planet. Keeping in line with our mission which is to provide you with natural, handmade beer soap and body care products that are made with real ingredients that are safe for you and the earth we have chosen to NOT use Palm Oil. With all of the conflict regarding the harvesting of palm oil and its impact on the deforestation of the Rain forest we feel good about our choice to not use Palm oil.

Our Natural products are biodegradable, cruelty free, packaged with recycled paper and plastic, and do not contain parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate, or other harmful chemicals.

We take great pride in what we do and we are honored to share with you our safe & effective products that will moisturize & intoxicate your skin. We hope that you enjoy our body care products as much as we do!

Coffee Monday – Yawn….. Caffeine to the rescue!

Good morning,

I could get through the day without caffeine, I just prefer not to.  😉

My friend Anna sent me this Caffeine molecule mug. (Thank you! ❤ )

It was from Thinkgeek.  It is not available now, but you can show your love for caffeine with one of these mugs from Etsy.

Here is one from a shop called AnomalyGifts



Or this one from FoxyMug

Coffee Monday – Christmas 2017

Good evening.

I am running a bit late today.  If you celebrate Christmas, I hope it was a very merry one.


This awesome cup can be purchased on Etsy at ThePaisleyPressShop

They also have many other mugs, prints and personalized gifts.

I haven’t been able to post as often since starting my new job.   I hope to get back on track in the new year.  🙂

Coffee Monday – Wake The Rooster coffee

Good morning!

I love Etsy.  It is a great place for finding interesting handcrafted items.  This weekend I discovered the shop for Kelsey Family Farm. The farm is located in Southwest Washington.  Their “about” page starts with these three words: organic, permaculture, sustainable.  You have my attention.

Also from their About page:  “We are a small farm in Southwest Washington with a mission to provide great food and goods for our family and our neighbors. We raise sheep, goats, and chickens each of which contribute to income for our farm.”

Most of their Etsy products are yarn or sheep skins.  What does this have to do with Coffee Monday you ask?  They have recently created their own coffee blend.  

From the description:  “We worked with a local roaster to produce our first exclusive coffee! This is a heavenly, medium roast  Costa Rican bean, FAIR TRADE and ORGANIC. Whole beans are packed fresh in 10 ounce compostable bags, just right for holiday giving.”

Sounds like a wonderful gift idea.  They also sell it in one pound bags.


Do you have a friend who loves coffee and knitting or crochet?  They have a wonderful gift box that includes a 10 ounce bag of Wake The Rooster coffee, a logo coffee mug, a bag of toffee from a local toffee maker, a skein of yarn from their Shetland/Icelandic, Gotland sheep, a hat pattern from a local designer and a beaded stitch marker.  (Pssst.  It is on sale now)

You can find out more about their coffee roaster and toffee maker by clicking these links: Raindrop Coffee Roasters and Vancouver Toffee Company

Captured Moments – Succulent Treasures

Good morning,

I love gardening.  All types of gardening, whether it’s flowers, vegetables, water gardens or cacti and succulents.    My succulent collection has been steadily growing over the last few years.  I keep telling myself to say no to friends offering starts from their succulents, or those “too cool to leave at the garden center” plants I keep bringing home.  So of course, I found an Etsy shop this week called Succulent Treasures.

They sell succulents and cacti and even have gift boxes.

These are wonderful!  Click on the images above or here: Succulent Treasures

I will definitely be dropping some hints about this shop for the holidays. 🙂


Dragon Thursday – Dragon soap from The Charming Frog

Good morning,

In my quest for dragons, I found this unique dragon soap on Etsy,  The shop is called The Charming Frog

This dragon soap comes in several color combinations and you can choose your scent from 39 different fragrances or choose unscented.  Wow!  They have several different dragon soaps to choose from.


These are amazing.

They also carry designs for all occasions and seasons. They make beautiful soaps, lip balms and melts.  Please take a moment and visit their shop.  So many wonderful designs. There is something for everyone.  It’s soap as art.  Enjoy.

Dragon Thursday – A Rotten Smelly Dragon Jar by Pixie Hill

This week I found a fun Dragon project on Pixie Hill, a blog by Nichola Battilana: Maker of Messes, Believer in Faeries

The  project is called A Rotten Smelly Dragon Jar Tutorial

There are notes in the blog post for making the Rotten Smelly Dragon Jar and a link to Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts where you can purchase the laser cut dragons.

I also enjoyed the Youtube video she has showing how to make the jars. 

Be sure to look around her blog and visit her Etsy store : PixieHillStudio.



Dragon Thursday – The art of Sandra SanTara

Good morning,

My wonderful friend, Dianne, gifted me with a beautiful dragon print made by artist Sandra SanTara.  Sandra creates fantasy art, including paintings of totem images, spirit wheels,  feather paintings,  Dragons, Gryphons and other mythical beasties and much more.  She also designs jewlery and t-shirts, which are available on her Etsy shop – Windwolf Studio (Etsy), as well as her Wolfwind Studio.com website.  

Below is an image from Sandra SanTara’s website of the print Dianne gave me.  Gorgeous!


You can also find Sandra SanTara here:



Coffee Monday – It’s Halloween!

Well, not really, it’s October, and that’s pretty much the same thing. 😉

To start the month right, it’s time to get the right coffee mug.  I found three to share.

The first is a nod to one of our favorite Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus.

This fun mug can be found on Etsy at

Quite Unique Boutique

The next mug is also on Etsy at Please Pardon My French

And this one can be found on Etsy at I Heart Coffee Co.