Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue . . .

Roses are red, violets are blue . . . a poem that starts with this typically ends with an expression of love. Unless you like to be snarky, but we won’t go that route – Ha! If you enjoy giving gifts, let roses & violets inspire you to choose one for your loved one.

RoseRedVioletBlue(Source, Clockwise: 1. Botanical Print – Peony & Thistle Paper, 2. Thumb Tacks – Pin & Tack, 3. Flower Earrings – Handsome Honey, 4. Dome Ring – Xerces Art, 5. Pleated Wristlet – Oyeta, 5. Beaded Bracelet – Just Charming, 7. Flower Crown – Gardens Of Whimsy, 8. Clay Earrings – D Fox Jewelry Designs, 9. Origami Bouquet – The White Bouquet, 10. Paper Garland – La Mia Casa, 11. Digital Print – Rosie & Violets)

Have you already gotten ready for the big LOVE day? If not, now is the time. Please don’t be a procrastinator. It’s just not the thing to do if you celebrate this day with your love. Otherwise, you end up giving a crappy card, boring box of chocolates, and not-so-fresh flowers.

Blessings and joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn


Skate for Oceans

I wish I was going to be in London on March 23rd. If I was, you would see me with lots of blue eye shadow & shiny clothing. Alas, it’s not meant to be, but it may be for you. Then you could . . .

Fat Gay Vegan

How about a roller disco in London on a Sunday afternoon to raise money for ocean defenders Sea Shepherd UK? You got it! Blogger and event planner Fat Gay Vegan (that’s me!) brings you a party like the UK capital has never seen before under the name Skate for Oceans.

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It’s A Blooming New Day!

Something oh, so lovely has sprouted from my boutique thumb tacks. It used to just be glitter and rhinestones. With these new creations, I do not have to hammer rock or grind it into flecks. Ha ha. Okay, I never really had to do that.

RoseTacks(Clockwise, left to right: 1. Apple, 2. Blossom, 3. Sunny, 4. Peacock, 5. Lavender, 6. Sky.)

And if you didn’t already know – I mean, I hope I’ve said it enough – $1 will go to Dogs For The Deaf. Let’s support people and dogs, providing them both with enhanced, happy lives.

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

5 Ways To Use Colorful Chalkboards

Chalkboards are a fantastic way to display a multitude of messages. Whether you use it daily or for a special event, you will enjoy Pin & Tack’s chalkboards. Handcrafted, their colors are anything but boring! A variety of colors available and custom requests welcomed, too 🙂

Affirmations . . . Think positively and you can change your world!


Countdown . . . How many days until . . . ?


Daily Chores . . . Remind those kiddos of what needs to be completed.


Grocery List . . . Keep tabs on what you need.


Wedding Greeting . . . Welcome your guests to the main event.


What would you use your chalkboard for? Let’s share ideas. Leave a comment!

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

(P.S. If you want to see more, visit the shop. This January, $1 from every listing sold will benefit Dogs For The Deaf.)

In Loving Memory

A family dog is simply that – family. They are a companion through & through with unconditional love that’s hard to find elsewhere. My dogs of past were Molly & Lily Belle.

Molly was a black lab with a big heart, who watched over my siblings and I when were children. She was like Nana from Peter Pan. In those days, my parents didn’t get a babysitter. We had Molly, who protected us. Very, very unfortunately, she was hit by a car and passed.

Lily Belle was a golden retriever, who was a big sweetheart that was always available to offer friendship & love. I still remember her as a pup that seemed to know her name & place as an important member of our family from the start. Sadly, Lily Belle has passed on, but she did live to a ripe old age.

Do you have a dog that is no longer here? There are many ways to honor them. You can share your adventures with others and/or display a memorial. (The items below would also be lovely gifts of sympathy for those that have lost their pet.)

PetMemorial(Source, Clockwise: 1. Garden Stone, 2. Plant Stake, 3. Necklace, 4. Plantable Paper Bones.)

I am always blessed with my furry companions and children. They truly show you what it means to adore & love without judgment or requirements.

Share your furry loved ones with us in the comments – whether they are dogs or not!

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

It’s Time To Party With The Dogs

Let’s celebrate the dogs! All month long, Pin & Tack is by giving $1 from every item sold at the shop to Dogs For The Deaf. They rescue dogs, providing them with training to give independence to people. It’s why dog is man’s best friend – woman’s, too!

DogPartyPicks(Source, left to right: Row 1 – ButtonsLollipopsStrawsConfetti; Row 2 – Cake DecorCrayonsNapkinsParty Hats.)

These fun finds would make any party DOGtastic! From party favors to sugary cupcake toppers, you will enjoy sharing your love of dogs with others. IDEA: Host a charity event for your local rescue group or shelter using these goodies. Instead of party favors, you can have silent auctions!

Have you thrown a dog-inspired event? Bark away in the comments below with all the details 🙂

Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn

Reminder: Arts & Crafts Challenge Ends January 14th!

Craft It Up With Pin & Tack

Arts & Crafts Challenge #2: Anything Goes With Sparkle

That’s right, my friends. You create any craft using something that sparkles.

Easy, right? I mean, really, who doesn’t like shiny objects?

For your entry, Pin & Tack will donate $0.10 (up to $50) to Dogs For The Deaf.

So, please share as much as possible, so they get the full amount!

AND you could win a set of sparkling Sapphire Thumb Tacks.

Full details available at the original post.

I also have a little inspiration for you, too . . .



Pin & Tack


Blessings & joy, yours truly . . . Corrinne Quinn