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The Magic of Coasters & Cup Lids

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{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com

Coasters and Cup Lids

Greetings Tribe!

I’ve been talking about them and now it’s finally time! The coaster and cup sets are now available and for sale on both my Shop page and Etsy!! I’m excited to offer them in brick red, a variegated purple & green, as well as sky blue. Take a look below to see which one is your favorite!

{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com
{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com
{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com
{The Magic of Coasters and Cup Lids}| Tired of your coffee or tea getting cold too quickly? These coasters and cup lids will help keep your drink warm and toasty. www.TheUrbanCountess.com

Reiki Infused & Color Magic

I infuse Reiki energy in each item I make. The type of intended energy that is used is per the color and what it already helps with and corresponds too. I think surrounding yourself with certain colors is important. It's no different that when you wear a red dress, because it helps you stand out and feel confident. So, pick out the color you are most drawn too and see below what each color means.

  • Brick Red - |Root Chakra| - Courage, joy, & renewal
  • Purple & Green - |Crown & Heart Chakra| - Harmony, growth, intuition, & wisdom
  • Sky Blue - |Throat Chakra| - Peace, spirituality, & tranquility

 


To read all about the process and inspiration of making the coaster and cup lids, you can read my previous posts here. To get yours now, run on over to my shop page and automatically get 20% off or use the code 'NEWTRIBE' to get 20% off in my Etsy shop!!!

Until the next time..

Light & Love,

A.C.

How to Use Handmade Coasters & Cup Lids

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How to Use Handmade Coasters & Cup Lids| Hate how your coffee or hot tea gets cold too quickly? Use handmade coaster and cup lid to keep your drink warm and cozy! www.TheUrbanCountess.com

Last week, I showed you my current wip (work in progress) the coaster and cup lid sets. I’m happy to have settled on a final design and color options as well! I was going to make different designs, but then figured why not keep it simple? I'm really pleased with the look and functionality of everything. I did a right fine job too! I might be a little biased tho’. :::wink:::  So let’s get into how these puppies work!

How to Use Handmade Coasters & Cup Lids| Hate how your coffee or hot tea gets cold too quickly? Use handmade coaster and cup lid to keep your drink warm and cozy! www.TheUrbanCountess.com

|Fancy Drinking Etiquette|

 

  • Steep On! – If you’re a fellow tea drinker, then you know all too well the perils of waiting for your tea to steep. Often times, I will put my tea bag in the cup with the intention of letting it steep for maybe five minutes or so. And then 15 minutes later when I remember my tea, it’s too cool and the perfect drinking temperature is gone! It’s been exposed to all that open air and the heat has just slipped right on out of the cup. But alas, no more!! I can really kind of forget about my tea for a little while now, because it’s covered by the cup lid. Granted… it’s not straight from the kettle piping hot, but its mosdef still hot enough to enjoy! Sometimes… I have to remove the cup lid in order for it to let my tea cool down. So yeah, this is one of my favorite features!
  • Fake is Fine - I've chosen to make these with a synthetic yarn, as opposed to a natural fiber for the simple fact that it will be easier to wash. I know I don't want to have to pull out some Woolite every time things get a little dirty and I'm sure you don't either. While hand-washing is always going to be the best option for any yarn-ish type of item, you will have the option to throw the coaster and cup lid in with the rest of your laundry.
  • Let's Break a Sweat - On the flip side of the coin (or drink?), I especially like using the coaster when I'm drinking a cold beverage. It works wonders on absorbing the condensation! Whether its glass or wood, I don't worry about anything seeping through. I have also been known to use the coaster and cup lid with a glass of wine while chilling outside. You really don't have to worry about flies or wasps trying to have their own pool party in your drink!
  • Tea Party for One, Please! - I'm just gonna put it out there that these are freaking cute and people will always remark on your coaster and cup lid set. They are a great conversation piece and will give you all the cute and dainty feels. I mean.. is there really anything else to say after that?

So these are the main reason why I love these little guys so so much! You know.. Other than the fact that I made them. :) Keep a look out for the coaster and cup lids being available on my Shop Page and use coupon code NEWTRIBE to get 20% off your purchase in my Etsy Shop!

Until the next time my friend..

Light & Love,

A.C.

The Urban Orange Dream Creme Scarf

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The Urban Orange Dream Creme Scarf | www.TheUrbanCountess.com

Long Orange & White Winter Scarf

Hello Dear Tribe!

It was one of my goals this year to finally FINALLY finish this scarf that’s just been sitting around the house for the past year. That’s right… I said a year! Sometimes, when you’re making all the things, you run out of yarn. (Gasp! The horror!) When this happens, you have two choices. Run out and get more yarn and pray you remember what you bought in the first place or start a new project in the meantime until you can go for a yarn run. I chose door #2 and moved on to a new project. This obviously was a mistake seeing as in it’s been a year now. But! The important thing here is that it’s done, done, and done and I couldn’t be happier. So let me introduce you to the Urban Dream Crème scarf!


The Urban Orange Dream Creme Scarf | www.TheUrbanCountess.com

May I Present to You..

When I tell you that this is my most favorite scarf I’ve made to date, I am not exaggerating! The Urban Dream Crème Scarf, is my own pattern and design, so you can rest assure that you won’t see every Sue, Amber, and Trina wearing this scarf around the cold city streets. I like making and wearing accessories that are a little different and that you won’t see everyone wearing. It allows you to stand out, be an individual, and be a trendsetter all in one!

I’m more of a color blocking kinda girl, but when designing this scarf I thought it was important not only to make it chunky and warm, but to also consider what colors would be fun to wear. Bright colors can be such a wonderful and cheerful thing and I think we need more bright and colorful accessories to adorn our bodies with. I’ve never been one for wearing only navy blue, black, and brown in the colder months, so this is my contribution to rebel against the status quo! 


The Urban Orange Dream Creme Scarf | www.TheUrbanCountess.com

Intentional Design

I designed this scarf using a burnt orange, because orange is associated with creativity and creativity always comes from a happy place. Plus, who can't use some creative juices in their life? Cream was chosen as a secondary color, because not only does it compliment orange really well, it's also a symbol of protection. So in essence you’re protecting your joy and creativity! Pretty cool, right? 

I made this scarf with two strands of yarn so that it's extra warm, it's over 8 feet long so there is plenty of room for wrapping it around yourself, and it has lustrous long fringe to give it a nice pop! As with all of my merchandise, I always infuse some good Reiki vibes into them and this guy will be no different. My intent is to not only help someone look good in the accessories they're wearing, but also to help them through energy healing as well. To find out more about Reiki you can read this post here. To purchase this scarf you can visit my shop by clicking this here!

Love & Light,

A.C.