Japanese Algae and #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #4

In sticking with my #SpreadTheKindness theme, I need to share with you all my fabulous new necklace which I recently purchased at a vendor show where I had set up Shelbee’s Shoppe. My table was right across from a wonderful lady named Valerie who is the owner of Queen Thumb Creations. Valerie’s shop specializes in “handcrafted rustic decor of a wide variety ranging from live plant terrariums, faerie garden accessories, seasonal decor, and driftwood art”. She also cultivates these adorable Japanese algae balls and sells them in a variety of glass jars, some so tiny you can wear them as a pendant. I ended up purchasing one to wear around my neck and one in a lightbulb shaped jar for my boys.

For a woman who has never been able to keep a plant alive in all of my 42 years of life, these little plant balls are ideal. According to Valerie, you cannot kill these things unless you are really trying to kill them! You basically just need to change their water every now and then. That’s where I was sold. Plus they are super cool and unique pieces to own. And you get to wear nature in the form of jewelry. How amazing is that? For more details on the care and the how they grow, please contact Valerie via her Facebook page (Queen Thumb Creations). And check out how I styled my fun new necklace below!

Can you tell it’s cold outside?! ‘Tis the season in the North Country of Upstate New York. It is cold. It is snowy. And it will remain this way from now until early May! So much for cute shoes! All shoes get ruined around here.

And let me tell you, I nearly froze my bum off trying to get photos of my dress without my cozy cardigan!

Outfit details:
Dress: Old Navy (This print seems to be sold out.)
Boots: Cato Fashions (Sold Out).
Necklace: Queen Thumb Creations.
Cardigan, Tights, Scarf, Mittens: All have been hiding in my closet for quite a long time.

If you are looking for a unique gift that will last a lifetime (for yourself or for someone else), definitely check out Queen Thumb Creations. Valerie offers so many beautiful things! You won’t be disappointed!

Now onto the link up and your 3 favorite links from last week! Thanks so much for joining me every week and doing your part in #SpreadingTheKindness! I plan on posting my Link Up On the Edge this Thursday, but in the event that the holiday planning gets the better of me (or you), I would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season regardless of which holidays that you celebrate! Be merry and kind!

Jaymie of Shop Your Closet with Jaymie Ashcraft shared another gorgeous holiday outfit in her post Holiday Series Look Seven. If you need some inspiration for how to dress this holiday season, definitely go check out Jaymie’s blog!

Johanna of 101 Things I Love shared an adorable outfit for the holidays in her post Casual Holiday Elegance. How cute is that turtleneck gingham top and that clutch?!

Nora of Jacket Society showed us a striking combination of teal and gray leopard print in her post Leopard Prints Are Chic And Stylish For Fall And Winter 2016. I am totally swooning over all of the pieces Nora is wearing.

Do let me know…how have you #SpreadTheKindness today?

Wearing algae on the edge,


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38 Responses

  1. What an interesting necklace, Shelbee!
    We have black thumbs too, so this could be right up my alley!!

    • It is so cool, Jodie! My thumb is so black, it isn’t even a joke! I have even managed to kill cacti! Although I have two small cactus plants that are still holding on. Maybe algae is the way the to go! Thanks for stopping by.


  2. So you are spending what you earned immediately? Haha, just kidding. But plants? Are they plants? I just thought it were stones. I like the necklace and the bubble, its different.

    • I do spend at these events. Every. Damn. Time. Hahaha! But I am supporting local small businesses when I do. And I always sure not to spend more than I’ve made! Yeah, the little green ball inside is an algae plant. And as it grows it remains in that ball shape. They are really cool! Thanks for stopping by, Nancy!


  3. Your necklace is so unique and the lightbulb jar would be a great hostess gift! Loving this cozy layered look on you!

    Doused In Pink

  4. What a neat idea for a shop, that necklace is really cute and I love the bulb one, too! That dress is so pretty on you and really picks up some of the color in the scarf!


  5. Such a cute dress!!!!!!! Thanks for the feature! 🙂

  6. THIS! This outfit or colors are what you should wear everyday! They look amazing on you. Love the length of the top, and everything is so flattering and bright! Fun!

  7. love the color combo of your outfit and you look so cute. thanks for the fabulous and unique gift idea and for spreading your happiness. 😎


  8. Thank you Shelbee for the feature and your kind words! Love your whole bundled up and warm look.

  9. so pretty and I love your scarf too!

  10. You look so cute! I bet it is freezing! All the snooooooowwwww!

    • Stephanie, thank you so much! It is always freezing where I live! But you start to get used to it. I don’t even start wearing a heavy coat until the temperatures hit single digits! Happy holidays to you!


  11. Looking absolutely FABULOUS!!! – what an interesting gift idea!! … who would have thought plant in bulb?? Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

  12. Looking warm in that snow. Love the plant idea, that is cool. Very nice.

    Thanks for hosting.

  13. That really is unique and what super colours. I love your dress and scarf – perfect for the necklace. Thanks for hosting.

  14. Love the outfit, LOVE those colors on you, and that necklace is so cool! Happy holidays! xo Susan http://www.themidlifefashionista.com

  15. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Happy holidays and a happy New Year.

  16. Wishing you a happy Christmas weekend, lady! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  17. I am the same way, every plant I buy… boom… dead! I truly suck at taking care of them. These are really cool, definitely something I would get.
    Thank you for hosting,


    • Thanks for stopping by, Mel! Valerie ships if you are interested in one of these unique and fun algae balls! I hope you are having a fabulous holiday and sending you very Happy New Year wishes!


  18. Winter is here for a while, not looking forward to that 🙁

    Hope you are having a very merry Christmas. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/12/19/must-have-workout-accessories/

  19. That dress is adorable, friend!! It’s in one of those colours and prints that simply endear 🙂 it’d be interesting to see how it pairs with a leather cage/cincher thingamajig. Or duster vest.

    p/s I am really liking this new layout, so clean.

    • Thanks so much, Sheela! I love this teal color, too. And I need a leather cage/cincher thingamajig! I am glad you are liking the layout. I was so resistant to changing the format but it had to be done! Have you had a chance to check out some of the Shelbee’s Shoppe items? There are still more coming. (What a process! Sheesh.)

      I wish you the happiest of new years!


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