SparklesandSpitballs

Handmade Gifts and Home Decor with a Message

Orange, California · 34 Sales

SparklesandSpitballs

Handmade Gifts and Home Decor with a Message

Orange, California 34 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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SparklesandSpitballs is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Sparkles and Spitballs is on vacation while I get ready for the pop up shop at The Shops at Mission Viejo on December 1. Come see me there from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 16, 2017

Sparkles and Spitballs is on vacation while I get ready for the pop up shop at The Shops at Mission Viejo on December 1. Come see me there from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Gayle Lipson

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Life Changing Events Means Your Life Really Changes

You know how life is going along and everything seems fine and normal and totally routine and it just takes one thing to completely change your direction? Well, that is the story of Sparkles and Spitballs. I have always been a crafter. Friends and family have come to expect handmade gifts for birthdays and holidays and have repeatedly told me I should find a way to sell them. For years I have said that I would love to open an Etsy shop, but not until I had the time to really devote to it. With a husband, a daughter and two sons, and a busy career as a Kindergarten teacher, there just didn't seem to be a free moment, let alone enough time to devote to creating a business. And then life happened...

Just before Thanksgiving, 2014, I was diagnosed with cancer. The year that followed was incredibly and indescribably difficult, but with the love and support of my amazing family and friends, I made it through, stronger (at least in spirit!) than ever before. Without sounding too clichéd or hokey, this past year made me realize that life is just too short to wait for just the right time for something to happen...you have to make it the right time! So, out of that...my Etsy shop was born. I had started a blog during my treatment (visit www.sparklesandspitballs.com to read all about my ups and downs, thoughts on life in general, and some darn funny stories too!) and decided to keep the same name for my shop.

My goal with this shop is to provide you with fun, whimsical, sparkly, sassy items that you can give as gifts or keep for yourself, or both! Life is serious enough, you definitely need to fill it with a little sparkle. I hope to have a something for everybody, including feel good gifts for cancer patients and survivors, and anyone else who just needs a little pick-me-up.

Thanks for being here with me! Love and sparkles!

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  • Gayle Lipson

    Owner

    I am a wife, mother of three wonderful, busy, sometimes crazy kids, a retired teacher, and a cancer survivor. I have always loved crafting and realized this is the perfect time to turn a lifetime passion for being creative into a business.

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