Thursday, December 1, 2011

Signature Fudge - The Perfect Gift

Hiya, fans!

If you've been watching the shop closely, you've no doubt seen the Signature Fudge of 4 different varieties that has been listed in recent days.

If not, please, take a look here, and be sure to click the captions below each picture to take you to the shop to get a better look at it! (Just don't drool on your keyboard). These are all available in 1/2 lb. loaves as well.

Signature Classic Fudge - 1 lb.

Signature Chocolate Mint Fudge - 1 lb.

Signature Rocky Road Fudge - 1 lb.
Signature Butterscotch Fudge - 1lb.
Signature Butterscotch Fudge - 1 lb.

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

I am so excited to present you with this blog post, which contains information about new merchandise!

I've been working very hard to bring new items into the shop for this past week. I'm not done yet!

But in the meantime, here are the newest additions! Enjoy! :)

Christmas Napkin Rings (2 different varieties)

Holiday for Eternity Earrings

Mistletoe and Holly earrings

Sugar Plum Earrings

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Hi fans!

I've been getting a lot of questions about several different things lately! Thanks for all your curiousity! It's such a compliment. :)

I'm going to post some FAQs about the shop, including new merchandise-related questions!

Here we go:

FAQ #1: Are you going to put new holiday decor and jewelry in the shop?
A: Yes! Definitely. Be sure to check back daily, as I sometimes add things here and there. But I can say for sure, November 1st will be a big day for the Essential Charm shop! :)

FAQ #2: Are you going to expand and do more baked goodies?
A: Not sure yet, but that's a great question! I might add a few more items here and there, as my creativity will allow, but I'm really not sure at this point.

FAQ #3: Are you going to release more coupon codes and savings?
A: I'm toying with that at the moment. I know that I probably can, but I have to decide when and how, etc. It's not an exact science, but I will try to look into this more, especially during the holiday season.

FAQ #4: What are your decorative pillows stuffed with? Are they safe to wash?
A: Awesome question! It's poly-fill, which is hypo-allergenic and safe to wash. But as you'll note in all my listings for the pillows, I don't recommend washing them in the washing machine. I think spot-cleaning with warm water is best, but if you have a massive mess on a pillow, I'd say wash it in the lightest spin and agitation cycle in your washer that you can.

FAQ #5: Can you give me a sneak-peak of some new items?
A: I think so! This will probably come just before November 1st, so stay tuned! Also, if you're not yet a fan on the Facebook Page, go there and be sure to "like" it. I sometimes post FB-exclusive deals, and also blog-follower-exclusive deals.

Thanks SO much for all your fantastic questions! I hope I've answered them all. But if you have another, please just leave a comment on the bottom of this blog post and I'll be sure to answer!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Harvest Pillows!

Have you seen the latest additions to the shop this week?

Harvest throw pillows! Aren't they adorable?!

From left to right, the Pilgrim Harvest Pillow:

The Harvest Welcome Pillow:

The Harvest of Plenty Pillow:

And last, but not least, the Mini Scarecrow Pillow:


Saturday, October 1, 2011

And the winner is.....


Congratulations, Melody! You've won yourself a pair of adorable Limited Edition Pumpkin Smash Earrings!

You'll receive your prize very soon.

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway! Stay tuned for more new merchandise in the shop!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Hi fans!

I don't know whether you've noticed, but the shop has several new items this week! I've decided to do a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY, since Autumn is upon us, and I just love the season so very, very much! :)

There will be only 1 winner, and the prize is a pair of the Pumpkin Smash Earrings.

To enter, complete ALL of the following steps (1 entry per step):

1) Follow this blog. (Either by email - enter your email address on the right hand side of this blog near the top, and click "Submit," or by simply becoming a follower of this blog - click "Join This Site" on the left hand side of this blog near the top, and then sign in using a different account such as Google or Yahoo.)
2) Post a comment on this blog post after you've read this post telling me that you're a follower, and what new item is your favorite. (This must be an item from this blog post).
3) Re-post the link to this blog post on Facebook, and leave a separate comment on this blog post saying you did this.

For a maximum of 2 extra entries, complete the following steps:
Extra Entry #1: Re-post the link to this blog post on your Twitter account, and leave a separate comment on this blog post saying you did this.
Extra Entry #2: Leave a comment on the Essential Charm Fanpage (you must be a fan), saying what your favorite new item is (again, it must be one from this blog post). Leave a separate comment on this blog post saying you did this.

This giveaway will end at 11:59p.m. PST on Saturday, October 1st, 2011. Winner will be chosen at random from

 I introduced a new bread to the Artisan Breads section of the shop:
It's Whole Wheat bread, made with coconut milk and all-natural Washington raspberry honey! (Instead of 2% or whole milk and/or granulated sugar).
I also started adding some autumn-style jewelry!           
This is the Hanna's Lace Necklace, named for a character on one of my favorite TV shows! :) It's pretty popular.

Next up is some more antiquated-looking earrings with a twist of boho: The Aria's Signature Earrings.
And - drumroll, please - introducing the beginning of my fall jewelry collection!

Pictured above, you see the Limited Edition Pumpkin Charm Bracelet. It's definitely perfect for this time of year!

Next up: Limited Edition Pumpkin Smash Earrings. These dainty little things look like a real pumpkin, surrounded by a root and stem, articulated by tiny colored beads, and one large wooden bead on each earring.
Last, but definitely not least: The Limited Edition Pumpkins of the Earth bracelet!  This sweet bracelet is a perfect hostess gift or accessory for any outfit!

Monday, September 5, 2011

New coupon code!

Anyone in the mood for autumn treats?

Check out the apple cider bread for sale in the shop:

And don't forget, today thru next Monday, September 12th, use coupon code "LABORDAY" for 40% off any artisan bread order! :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New coupon code!

Hi fans!

There's a new coupon available for all bread orders!

Use "BREAD15" for any bread order now through August 31st to receive 15% off any bread order. This words for multiple loaves as well! :)

Enjoy, and let me know how I can serve you!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

All artisan breads on coupon this week!

Hi fans!

If you want to place an order between now and July 20th, all artisan breads are on coupon! Enter code "BREAD20" at checkout to get 20% off any bread order.

4-Cheese Bread

Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Bread

Garlic-Rosemary Bread

Cinnamon Bliss Bread
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bread
Want an extra special discount? Post a comment on this blog telling me which artisan bread is your favorite, and I'll give you an additional 10% off the order (after initial 20% discount is taken).

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice bread

Available now for purchase in the shop!

My latest creation, which received RAVE reviews at HOV Bible Study on Sunday evening. :)

Please go here to purchase a loaf for yourself!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bread aplenty

I've been thinking lately about what I can do in the shop for some new and exciting things. Boy, the ideas that are coming out on paper! You, dear fans, would not even be able to understand half of my scribbles and written ideas.

I'm writing today to tell you all to keep watching the shop for the latest and greatest! Generally speaking, it takes a week of progress before I'm ready to list anything in the shop. So, this week, there should be some new items and products coming to fruition and being listed! YAY!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Keeping you posted

Hi fans!

I've been terrible about blogging recently. So sorry about that!

Anyway, I have several new projects in the works for the shop. Thanks for your patience, and for your emails! A few people have written and asked about summer jewelry and other household decor. Not to worry! I definitely have some things headed your way. :)

In the mean time, please check out the latest deal in the shop: The 4-Cheese bread. It's on coupon for 20% off with coupon code "4CHEESE20" entered at checkout. If you buy two loaves, the 20% off applies to the entire order; not just the first loaf. :) However, the coupon code will not work for any other purchase or bread.

You can order your loaf of bread here: 4 Cheese Bread

Friday, May 27, 2011

Taking bread orders now :)

Hi fans!

I'm home from vacation, and am now taking bread orders! See the shop for details.

Also, in honor of Memorial Day:


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tea Cozies for sale! :)

Hi, Essential Charm fans!

I've got a fantastic new product available for purchase in the shop.

6-cup Teapot Cozies! As a Mother's Day Exclusive to my blog followers and fans of the shop on Facebook ONLY, I'll sell two cozies for $25.00; a savings of over 20%! (You have to purchase two in order to get the discount).

Lime green is available here:

Sage green is available here:

And Cream is available here:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Artisan breads - now for sale!

Yep, you read correctly, fans!!

Artisan breads are now available for purchase HERE!

So far, 4-cheese and cinnamon bliss are the only two available. Hopefully, this week, a new fantastic creation will be available as well! :)

If you want to request a custom order, no problem. :) Feel free to email me, or send me a message on etsy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Go for 30 Giveaway winner and a new item!

The winner of the Go for 30 Giveaway is Ruthann Lucas Hoeglund! :) Thank you to everyone who "liked" the Essential Charm Facebook page. If you haven't done it yet, you can go here and "like" the page. 

This is a preview of what Ruthann won in the giveaway, and is also the latest item in the shop!

Introducing the Springtime Sensation Earrings! You can purchase them here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Go For 30 Giveaway

Hi fans!

I've decided to do another giveaway as soon as my Facebook Fan Page hits 30 fans. :)

Currently, there are 15. Please, invite everyone you know to "like" the page. The first 30 fans to "like" the page will automatically be entered to win!

Ready, set, GO!

Monday, February 14, 2011

And the winner is...


Thank you all so much for entering the giveaway for the Chandelier Earrings. Stay tuned for more giveaways, contests, new products and much more!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Earth-Toned Springtime Bliss earrings

Hi fans!

I've been busy today. It took forever to get my photo shoot for these earrings just right.

In anticipation of an early spring, and all the gorgeous sunlight we've been having here in the Pacific Northwest, I felt like doing something truly inspired today.


Monday, February 7, 2011

The Classic Andie Asymmetrical necklace in Lemon Cream

Yes, I'm a day late on posting about this fabulous new item. I hope you forgive me, fans!

Yesterday, I sat down to brainstorm my next creation and this is what came of it: The Andie Asymmetrical necklace in Lemon Cream. Off-centered to one side on a single strand of glass pearl beads is a simple yellow flower. Opposite the flower and slightly off-center as well is a section of 5 yellow stone beads.

Enjoy, fans!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Paris Necklace

Hi, Essential Charm fans!

I've just put a new necklace in the shop available for purchase: The Paris Necklace! It is available for purchase here.

This necklace is something I have been sketching out and dreaming up for days now.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Chandelier Earrings Giveaway

**UPDATE**Alicia has won the giveaway! :) Congratulations! And thank you all for entering.

You read the title correctly, fans!

My first set of Elegance Chandelier Earrings are now available for purchase here.

Want a chance to win a pair of these earrings? Complete the following steps (one entry for each step completed):

1) Follow this blog publicly. 
2) Leave a comment on this blog telling me what your favorite item is in the shop so far, and that you follow this blog.
3) Re-post the link to this blog post on Facebook or Twitter. Leave a separate comment telling me that you did this.
4) One extra entry for commenting on the link to the Elegance Chandelier Earrings on the Essential Charm Facebook page here, in addition to completing the above steps. 

Good luck! This contest will end on Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 12:00a.m. PST. Winner will be chosen at random.