Saturday, April 30, 2011

100 Sales Celebration and Deal of the Week!

WOO HOO! I have officially reached 100 sales and counting and couldn't be happier! I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all who have purchased items and have been there since the beginning when I just had my ideas in a little notebook brainstorming what to make. I am so overjoyed with the success!!! So for the rest of this week I will continue having free shipping to finish celebrating!

Oh and also Deal of the Week is today! Double celebration!!

Old Navy is having a BOGO event- Buy One Get One 1/2 off! Enter ONBOGO during checkout. The sale ends 5/1!

Hope you are having a great weekend :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mini Vacay!

So since things have been so hectic AJ - my beau (isn't he such a hunk :)?!) and I decided it was time to hit the road - literally. We packed up our bags and headed up to Spokane to finalize my good friends wedding cake, grooms cake and hair accessories- make a pretty lil cake for my besties niece's b-day and to see our family and friends :) I will be posting more photos as they happen. Lots of fun and exciting visits and events to go to. Oh Oh and for sure will be posting some goods on Deal of the Week!! Have a wonderful Friday night! - Emma

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Number Crunching and Busi-ness!

Sorry for not being here on my blog this week! I can't believe how incredibly busy and excited I am! Here is what I have accomplished since Friday (in order):
13 Cake Orders
25 Sales in my Etsy Shop - Fl(h)air Accessories
Made an entire Easter Dinner for our Teacher Friends (all 5 of them) in Walla Walla
Baked Lavender Vanilla Cup-e-cakes for fun and by request from our guests
BOMB Suede Double Braided Bracelets
5 Flower Pins for our Secretaries at school
Wine Tours (for sanity)
9 Dozen (yep that is 108) Baked Goods for Sapolil WITHIN 24 hrs! BAM and I am still alive.

 Here are some fun photos for you to enjoy from our festivities this chaos of a week...

So sweet right! These are not just regular flowers - they are mini cupcakes dressed up as flowers-duh! ;)

My new Walla Walla Sister Katie and I at The Green Lantern

This is our "You talking to me?" look

Another Walla Walla Sister - Elaina

Lots of Jumbo cupcakes, cookies and brownies for Sapolil Cellars

Upclose Mini Cup-e-cake with edible glitter - A MUST

Super cute orders for Cupcake Bouquets - Ah-dorable and Calorie-Free (j/k)

One of the Para-Eds at our school received her citizenship this week! Yah - celebrating with cake!
I think I have sold 30 of these already - WHEW!

I am heading to bed for some well deserved rest - concealer is not even going to help these dark circles at this rate! Nighty Nite at 7:30 PM lol.

I can't wait to fill you in on what new items I am introducing to the Fl(h)air Accessories Family! Keep you posted :) - Emma

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's a cake thing...

So wanna know my side talent?! I make amazing cakes that are awesomely decorated!! I worked at great bakery in Spokane but had to move for the BF but I have kept doing it on the side for people here! I also do the custom desserts at a winery in Walla Walla as well.

Here are some of the recent orders for a few Easter mini cupcakes (white low sugar cake with vanilla buttercream frosting with handmade bunnies - oh and EDIBLE GLITTER!!) and an Anniversary cake (tuxedo- chocolate and white cake with raspberry filling and homemade chocolate fudge frosting with custom handmade fondant flowers) I make all natural cakes that are SUPER moist and full of goodness - no crisco here! So here is what I was up to tonight. I hope you enjoy!

- Emma

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Me the Busy Bee Tonight errrr....Today I mean?!

Whew! Fl(h)air Accessories aka Me had one heck of a crazy night! I had 4 sales (8 items from my shop) and 3 custom orders for different wonderful customers!!!! And it is midnight - I am usually a 9:00 pm lady because I need my beauty sleep but I am just now getting into bed.... I would be miss cranky pants here but I am SO excited that I had so much to do! I have to say it is one of the most amazing feelings when you do something you love and can share it with lots of people. I just wanted to say Thank You to all of my followers, fans, and customers on Etsy. I feel so blessed to do what I love... that is all - good night and I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Here are some of the cute packaging and new Fl(h)air Labels from BitsyCreations on Etsy (click on the link to be directed to her shop)

who has some of the cutest labels and graphic design work around - LOVE her and her amazing products!! So take a look and let me know what you think on the cute new labels and packaging - they are so sweet! I want to make my customers feel like they are getting a combonation of care package and a present (even if they buy it for themselves ;)) Enjoy!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

We have a WINNER!!!!!

Alrighty Fl(h)air Fans we have a winner for the Peacock Clutch Giveaway...

Congratulations Arli! I would contact you but that information is private so you will have to e-mail me @ to claim your prize!! You have three days to contact me or another number will be chosen - so I am hoping to get your e-mail :) Woo Hoo! Thank you to all who have entered - I do a giveaway each month that I am not featured on a blog (I will keep you posted on which one I am on so you can get the sweet deals as well). Next month will be another great one so keep checking back in. I also always post new giveaways on Facebook - Fl(h)air Accessories so you are more than welcome to fan me to get the latest and greatest!

Happy Monday - Emma

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Deal of the Week!! Also enter yourself in the contest below this post to WIN a FREE clutch from Fl(h)air Accessories :)

Woo Hoo for shopping for Spring Clothes :) So there are quite a few fun ones this week that I have already taken advantage of so let me fill you in on the deals of the week

Sephora - Beauty Heaven - is having their beauty insiders discount on almost all items - I am pretty sure there might be some restrictions but go for it :) Shop online to get 15% off your purchase - use it multiple time, as much as you'd like - enter this coupon code - CHIC  during checkout to get your discount. I bought the redken shampoo and conditioner for blondes - smells yummy and keeps these natural blonde locks super blonde and shiny. Love this product as well as flowerbomb from viktor rolf (sp?) in the travel tube because that stuff is STRONG whew!! Offer ends 4/21 - so hurry for this one only one week! Plus they have awesome other weekly deals for all of my bargainistas!

Macy's is having their one day sale - 4/16 - for the red hot deals check out their site also FREE SHIPPING! I love Macy's handbags and shoes but they do have some adorable dresses on sale too - check it out if your favorites made the sale list!

Old Navy - is having a "the earlier you shop the more you get % off"' sale. 4/15 to 4/16 get 20% off your order, 4/17 get 15% off your purchase - enter ONSPRING coupon code during checkout to get your discount. I think there are a few exclusions with this too! Depends on what you buy - I got the red floral dress that has been featured as a fav for celebrities. I didn't think I'd like it but it is super cute and perfect for spring and summer!

So there you go my pretties! The awesome deals this week - from me to you! I love a good deal so I promise to keep you filled in!

- Emma

Friday, April 15, 2011

Absolutelly beautiful peacock feather gunmetal clutch is up for grabs on our giveaway today! Here is a picture of the clutch/wristlet:

want more pictures? click here for my shop listing for these gorgeous clutches

Here are the details: Add yourself as a follower and in the comments below tell me which item in my Etsy store is your favorite - yep that is all you have to do and you have your spot in the entry. I will be taking all entires from today until April 17th @ 10:00pm the winner will be announced Monday afternoon and the winner will have 3 days to claim their custom clutch and will be sent the next day! Woo Hoo for Pretty Peacock Feathers and Spring Time :) I am loving the sunshine!! Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

GIVEAWAY at the end of the week because well I need it after this week and it is only Tuesday ;)!!


So ladies what should I do for Fl(h)air giveaway this Friday? I was thinking of maybe a clutch or a set of interchangeable hair clips and a headband.... Maybe some rings..... Let me know and I will make sure it happens!!! Giveaway will be from Friday to Sunday and winner will be announced Monday and will have three days to claim their prize and it will sent :) woo hoo!!

Thanks for all the support on here - I am slowly getting into the habit of posting almost everyday - so spread the love - more peeps bigger the giveaways!

 - Emma

Monday, April 11, 2011

ALL NEW 3 in 1 Baby Bands!!! Coupon Code at bottom for my Fl(h)air Lovlies!

Here are Fl(h)air Accessories I believe in giving you the best and most affordable hair accessories. So let me introduce you to your new best friend - Baby Bands! These are a clever little invention from me to you. Start with your little baby girl or small child - these soft headbands are perfect for them they are thick and super stretchy and will fit any size baby-toddler-child-teen-adult.

They grow with your little one or even for the mommy on the go! Once you wear them let them sit a bit off of your head and they go right back to the original size. BAM! No more growing out of the hair accessories these bad boys grow with you! Also can I say interchangeable clip that comes with it?! Add clip alone or headband alone or both together to create a dramatic Fl(h)air! 3 looks in 1 - AWESOME! Also you can create more looks by pinning them on the edge of your shirt, blazer, scarf etc.

These are really fun for Spring and Summer for the fashionistas as well - lightweight and funky! Makes the perfect gift for all gals alike and easy to wear! So let me know what you all think - Love Em'? I sure do and I have worn a similar green one and everyone has been giving me compliments!

Enter Coupon Code - SPRINGLOVE on my etsy site at checkout to receive a discount on these fun hair accessories!! Hurry they are going fast :)

Here is the Pink Baby Band
And the Yellow Baby Band

And finally the Blue Baby Band

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Funday: Recipe for AH-mazingly Good and Fast Cheesecake Brownies

YUMMY! These Cheesecake Brownies are a prefect end to a crazy hectic week full of wine tasting, family visits and spring break vacations! This particular recipe is made in the microwave for an even faster production!!! The boyfriend ate these up after saying he was no longer eating sweets! He says that a lot but it is hard living with a darn good baker ;)

Here is how to make these yummy little treats for the next time you have some special guests at your house or to have a little treat for yourself because darn it you deserve it!

5 tbsp. butter
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2/3 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Cheesecake Layer:
1 pkg. softened cream cheese (8oz.)
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate clips

In a medium bowl melt the chocolate and butter (be careful not to burn - depending on microwave settings I would start with 10 sec, increments - my microwave is 30-60 seconds for this to melt perfectly); Use mixer to beat the mixture once melted to make it thick and smooth. Beat in vanilla, sugar and eggs then combine baking powder and flower to the chocolate mixture until all blended nicely. Spread chocolate mixture into a greased 8 in. pan (I prefer glass- you will be microwaving this so no metal please).
Beat cream cheese until fluffy then add in your eggs, vanilla and sugar making sure mixture is nice and smooth. Spoon cheesecake mixture over the chocolate mixture; take a butter knife and cut through the entire mixture creating a marble-ing effect. Sprinkle the chocolate chip mixture over the cheesecake and chocolate mixture.
Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes. Again depending on your microwave I would be careful on the exact timing because every microwave is a little different. Your mixture is done once you stick a toothpick in it and the toothpick comes out clean. Microwave it again for 30-60 sec longer. Remove from microwave and let it cool on a rack. Store immediately in the fridge.

This recipe makes 1 dozen cheesecake brownie bites! Enjoy - I hope you all had a great weekend!!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Psst....I am letting you all in on a secret for the future of Fl(h)air!

So as you know I love things vintage and hair accessories so I have mended them together and have a 5 totally different looks in one package for my Fl(h)air Followers!!! Here is the set and then I will explain :)

So one for starters there is a set of beautiful sparkily vintage earrings - yep your own beautiful pair that are aroura broealis glitter gems for your ears.

Then two clip the vintage earrings in the feather peacock shoe clips and clip them onto your favorite pair of shoes. Super fun and they have special grips to keep those bad boys on!

Three clip the earrings onto your headband to add some glitz and glam make sure to place them on the felt markings.

To achieve four just place headband on head. Yes Ma'am it is that easy and chic!

Finally five take the clips and add the feather shoe clips and then add them to the headband to get a glam effect for going out!

Here is what I did for the final look - SUPER CUTE RIGHT?!
(and it is upside down - dang it!!)

Anyways I have a meeting with one of the classiest antique vintage inspired shops downtown Walla Walla and I am so excited to have them carried in stores! Wish me luck!! I will be making these all week and they will be posted on etsy next week for all of you to enjoy! Keep you posted on the introductory price lovlies!


Friday, April 8, 2011

DEAL of the WEEK!!! Happy Friday!

Okay ladies! Here is the Deal of the Week :) Lots of fun things to check out for my bargain-istas.

Nine West has GREAT shoes!! I love their designs - super basic with a twist and right now they have a deal with all their new pre-spring shoes are 40% off!!!! Woo Hoo Spring :) Also can you say FREE SHIPPING?! Yep - free shipping - not sure when this will be expiring so get em now girlies while the styles are still in stock! Here are my favs:

Flat slip on draped fabric sandal. Rubber sole.  High heel peep toe "shootie" with cut-outs and buckle accents at side. 3 1/2" heel with 1/4" platform. Side zip.  Flat leather riding boot with buckle accents. 15" shaft, 14" circumference. 1" heel. 

One of my favorite stores is Ann Taylor - LOVE her sweat pants line because I literally lounge afterwork in my sweats and these are the softest lounge wear I have tried! They have their friends and family discount where you can get 30% off any item in the store use coupon code 30FRIENDS until Sunday 4/10 so you will have to hurry on this one :)

1928 Jewelry is a great way to get vintage at an expensive price. I love this brand because it is so pretty - all the time I get compliments when I wear their jewelry :) So here is a coupon code MOM25 and get 25% off your order. Love this item...
Beads and Drops Blue Chandelier Earrings

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend - this is the last hoo-rah for Spring Break for us in the teaching world. So excited - I want to give a shout out for my dad - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - yep yep he is 55 and eligible for senior citizen discounts lol and we all have been rubbing it in. We are a very loving and giving a lot of crap family. It is so nice to have my family visit and have a wonderful weekend together! Here's a picture of my pappa and me....

- Emma

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hello from Cannon Beach, Oregon!!

It is so very beautiful here - even with overcast, rain showers and cold weather! I have never been here on this beach before but I will be back! The resort we stayed at is The Surfsand and we had ocean views and wonderful customer service! Here is a view from our hotel room...

EARLY in the morning you can see the view from Haystack Rock which is the third largest monolith on the Pacific Ocean and is home to many different sea birds as well as sea creatures. It was so rainy I couldn't get a whole lot of the creatures we encountered but there are some pictures to show you. The green enemenies (sp?) are very sweet and they like their bellies rubbed and then we found a large crab that was almost to large to hold - he was not a charmer but fun to find... Anyways here are some to look at!

This last one turned out sideways again but the whole side is covered with razor clams and starfish that were so beautiful in colors!

Then we went to a candy store and they had tons of Salt Water Taffy as well as specialtiy candies. Since the family business is candy I had to snap a picture of these.... Yep seriously these are chocolate covered insects, bar-b-que flavored larve and crickets - YUCK  - but I had to share!!!

Also we went to Seaside, Oregon where there were some baby seals that were rescues and you could feed them fish and they slapped their bellies for you attention as well as splashed you all over - I did not get a picture of these because my hands were covered with raw dead fish - not something I want on my iPhone... We also went into the aquarium where we saw eels, halibut, sting rays, octopus and got to hold hermit crabs and play with the enemenies (sp?) and sea cucumbers. Here is a picture of the giant octopus that because a little active with my red scarf - the lady at the aquarium told me he was flirting with my scarf - LOL! It is all fine and dandy until some octopus tentacle comes out of the tank... Seriously Mr. Octopus not interested!

So there is what I have been up to as well as rushing to get these orders done with Fl(h)air Accessories - O O O and I am working a deal with The Buttery located on Hemlock Street  in Cannon Beach where you can pick up your own Fl(h)air Accessories in the shop - I love networking!! Keep ya posted! What did you guys do for spring break?

 - Emma

Saturday, April 2, 2011

All NEW Deal(s) of the Week!

Each week I make sure to find the best deals for all of my followers and friends! This week I am featuring Coastal Scents, Kohl's and Sally's Beauty Supply. All are online and if you are lucky enough to live outside of Walla Walla, Washington you probably could walk in to an actual store that does not have a "Mart" at the end - I envy you! So here they are and the low down on the deal-e-o!

Coastal Scents is giving their followers 25% off palettes and their whimsical lashes this weekend only. I fell in love with these manufacturers about two years ago following Makeupbytiffanyd on youtube - you should check out her tutorials for make-up - - - BOMB - - - !!! Anyways no code to enter just put those pretty colorful palettes in your basket and go!!  You can click here to check out their website :)

Kohl's is having their 20% off coupon code for online SAVENSPRING through 4/2 and may I add they are also having their annual shoe and handbag sale too!! Woo Woo!!!

SO Serina Wedge SandalsSO Lien Peep-Toe FlatsSO Lavender Flats
Relic Urban Mini Cross-Body HandbagDana Buchman Reese Satchel BagDana Buchman Janet Hobo
ELLE Charlene Peep-Toe High HeelsApt. 9 Plato Thong SandalsLC Lauren Conrad Vermont Peep-Toe High Heels

These are just some of what I think are notable on sale shoe and handbag items that were too cute! Which ones are your favorites?!

And LAST but def not least is the Sally's Beauty Supply - this one is the best and yes I already bought my nail polishes :) Buy 2 get 1 free for their nail polishes with code 555262 and also the Argan Oil is buy 2 get 1 free with coupon code 444563 both expire 4/30 - so at least we have some time ladies!!

So spread the good word to your friends and family about the Deals of the Week! Have a wonderful weekend - I am heading to the coast for Spring Break so see ya Tuesday!!