Welcome to the FemmeDeBloom Etsy Shop Blog! Thank you for stopping by! This blog is a space where I will be sharing shop updates, craft tutorials, and reviewing some of my favorite products from some of my favorite small businesses. Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy! - Melanie

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Palm Springs Vacation!

So...I was going through my photos from my recent girls trip to Palm Springs and I realized I had so many amazing photos that I had to create a blog post for the trip to share them with y'all!
 
First and foremost, let me introduce you to the most adorable house we stayed at. The only way I could describe it when I saw it was "It's so...so...PALM SPRINGSY!" The house is so cute that it has it's own name..The Francis Alexander!
 
I found the house through Vacation Palm Springs (totally recommend them!). Excellent service and they followed up with us when he had questions about connecting the Wifi, which was great! Here are some pictures of the house!


This is the front of the house and I had to take a picture because its cute and orange and there are cacti.   

 

This is my favorite room in the house because PINK. According to my friend Ashley, the bed comfort level was comparable to "sleeping with angels" so there we go. I might be a bit jealous right now.


To the right is a picture of the dining room/bar area with cute signage and chair colors!
 
 

 
 
Cute little sitting room with perfect décor.
 
 
Another shot of the sitting room with a mimosa next to it because its artsy.  Also, GIMME THAT PILLOW.
 

Here is a picture of our pool with our pool floats from Big Mouth, Inc. They are amazing and great quality! I found mine at Target but I know some of my friends found theirs on Amazon also! 
 
 
Let me introduce you to the gang for the first day/night! From the left: Suzette (my bosom friend since 9th grade and a momma of 4!), Jade (the Cece to my Jess and the Hoda to my Kathy Lee), Mayra (my artsy friend who made my FemmeDeBloom logo and I got to be MOH in her wedding!), Ashley (my fellow 80s music lover and great friend who pretty much always looks good and I hate her for it), Gilda (my sister from another mister who I have known for over 10 years!)

My outfit details: Dress is from BonneChance Collections, Belt from Doll Me Up, Inc, and Shoes from Bait Footwear.


Our first day/night we basically stayed in and spent time in the pool, ordered pizza, made wine slushies and played games and it was a blast!





Wine slushies (made by Jade) must be consumed in cute cups and drink holders (also from Big Mouth Inc.)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Group picture of our floatie fun!
 
 
 
 
My second outfit of the day - mint polka dot bathing suit I got on Amazon.com here and an adorable flamingo print wrap scarf that Mayra got me for my birthday! Sunglasses are also from a cute vintage boutique by Mayra's house in LA (I hope to do a blog post on this place soon because I've never been and she's always gotten me the cutest stuff from this place!)
 
 
 













On Day 2 we visited the Saguaro and The Parker Hotel to have a couple drinks and check out the scenery!
 
The front of the Saguaro - ALL THE COLORS!
 
HOW CUTE IS THIS LOBBY?
 
People watching over the fence because we couldn't get into the pool =P
 
 
We were joined in this picture by Diana, who is Mayra's best friend from high school!
 
 
We stopped for Margaritas at the Tequila Bar in the Saguaro. Most of us ordered the Cucumber Jalapeno margarita, which everyone really liked! I thought it was a bit too sour for me, and that's saying a lot because I don't like sweet drinks! The tacos were great though so if you ever have a chance to go, I would recommend it! 














At night, our friend Roxy (my dancing partner!) joined us at the house and we had reservations at Trio Restaurant in Downtown Palm Springs before going out dancing. The thing I loved about eating there was that you could take a picture and post it on instagram, tag Trio, and a little print out of your picture would be available at the front of the restaurant! To check out the menu for Trio click here.  I recommend the Mac n' Cheese!

 
 
Last but not least, I have to take a moment to share another picture of my outfit for Saturday night (The "Cross My Heart Flamingo Dress") because it is by far one of the cutest dresses I have EVER owned. The dress is by Bettie Page Clothing and I originally got it from Unique Vintage. However, it isn't available there at the moment. I found it being sold on amazon here. The fit is absolutely perfect and it is super comfortable! Plus, flamingos are LIFE.



...and that's a WRAP! We did a lot more on the trip but I don't want to bore you all with the gazillion pictures I took. Thanks so much for reading! If anyone has any questions about where we stayed or went or suggestions if you're headed to Palm Springs soon let me know because I LOVE THAT CITY!

Thank you again!

----Melanie


 



 



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Mermaids, Harry Potter, Pokemon, & Flamingoes!

Happy Friday lovely people! Part of my plan for this blog is to take time to feature some of the new updates and restocks in the shop to keep everyone informed. I just wanted to take a moment to share some of the new accessories added to the shop because they are based on some of my favorite things!

First off...for Mermaid Monday this past week I added two new colors in the "Scales n' Sea Star" earring set! My absolute favorite is the green mermaid scale with the purple sea stars because it reminds of Ariel! Shop the "Under the Sea" Collection here.



So...I'm obsessed with Pokémon Go and I AIN'T AFRAID TO SAY IT Y'ALL! It was seriously one of my favorite card games/TV shows/video game (Oh, how I miss my pink Nintendo DS!). So it was obvious to me that I had to make something to wear to display my POKELOVE PRIDE! The "PokeLove" design is available in both a brooch and earrings!


 
 
Anyone who knows me well knows I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. I recently had the opportunity to go to the Wizarding World in Universal Studios and it was seriously a dream come true! Since then I've been brainstorming ways to add to the HP items in the shop and this is what I came up with! Four new earrings were added to the shop to represent each Hogwarts house: gold lion earrings to represent Gryffindor, badger earrings to represent Hufflepuff, black snake earrings to represent Slytherin, and dangle raven earrings to represent Ravenclaw!  I really love them all so much! I myself am a Gryffinpuff but I really kind of want to wear those Ravenclaw earrings!!
 
 
Last but not least, I added the "Tiki Time" collection section to the shop which is going to be all tropical themed accessories! Since I'm headed to Palm Springs this weekend I started with palm tree and flamingo goodies and I LOVE THEM ALL! I can't wait to take them on my trip!
Shop the new Tiki Time collection here.
 
 
 
Thanks so much for taking the time to read my second ever post on the FemmeDeBloom Etsy shop blog! I'm really enjoying this new way to communicate updates to the shop and I hope you do too!
 
Until next time,
 
Melanie