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The Quest for Quirky Earrings to Feed Our Sense of Wonder

Amanda Coen

Tags Quirky earrings, Weird earrings

The Quest for Quirky Earrings to Feed Our Sense of Wonder

My Quest for Quirky Earrings It is hard to get a world figure on this issue but, according to www.bestlifeonline.com somewhere between 80% and 90% of American women have their ears pierced and the amount of men is increasing all the time. It is a similar story the world over allowing for cultural differences where sometimes the percentage is either higher or lower. Another fact is that the world is awash with earrings of different styles and qualities. When choosing a style some women/men lean toward the simple unobtrusive look in order to fill the space so to speak, others...


Animal Themed Gifts Can Be Functional and Fabulously Fun!

Amanda Coen

Animal Themed Gifts Can Be Functional and Fabulously Fun!

Our Pets are Very Close to our Hearts Shop Bag Charms Here! If you are or every were a pet owner then you will know just how close to your heart your pets can be. This is the root of why animal themed gifts are so popular. It is the same for birds, mice or even hedgehogs as for cats, dogs and guinea pigs! Once that creature gets under your skin, it is another member of the family and you will do everything to make it happy and safe. You make each other happy and they always make you smile...every...


How to Define Irish Pottery or Irish Handmade Pottery?

Amanda Coen

How to Define Irish Pottery or Irish Handmade Pottery?

Irish Pottery? The discussion rages on and gets more and more interesting the longer it goes on. 'What makes Irish pottery, for example, Irish pottery mugs, Irish?' We are fast becoming such a culturally diverse population that is quickly becoming the quintessential 'melting pot'. The concept of Irishness is literally developing as we speak. Many different nationalities live and work here and identify with their own nationalities and cultures and become part of Irish society aswell. It is in the classification of creative work where I find it most interesting and challenging as it leads to the question 'What makes...


Is every Printed Tote Bag a Sustainable Tote Bag?

Amanda Coen

Tags Tote bags

Is every Printed Tote Bag a Sustainable Tote Bag?

Eco Tote Bags are the 'Sustainable' Alternative   I love shopping bags. We always had a 'shopping bag' in the house when we were children. The same one for years. It was a navy heavy crochet number that was washable and very sturdy. Heavy enough on it's own. It was the one we went for the messages with. 'A pint of milk, ten Carrolls and a box of matches'. When the Smarties add came on the telly where all the Smartie packets tumble out on the road from a massive Smartie tube I always maintained  I'd get the navy shopping...


Aran Wool Hats are Steeped in Tradition and History

Amanda Coen

Tags Aran Hats

Aran Wool Hats are Steeped in Tradition and History

 The Wonderful History of Aran Hats is as Layered as they are Textured. Shop Aran Accessories Here! Aran tradition hats are synonymous with the Aran Islands off the west coast of Connemara in the West of Ireland. They originated from there and are sometimes referred to as 'fisherman's hats'. The reason for this is that for centuries the Aran people have been a fishing community and each clann or extended family guarded their traditional Aran knitting patterns that were used in hats, scarves, jumpers, shawls, gloves and more, as a way of identifying their dead fishermen kin. Sadly losing family...