Monday, December 29, 2008

I never win anything........

OK, so I still haven't won anything. However, my husband did! He entered a contest and did not tell me. He walks in the house a few days before Christmas with a bag in his hand and a big grin on his face. He tells me that he entered a contest without telling me and that he won and the prize is mine! I open the bag and it is a new camera!!!!!!!! A Nikon D60! It's awesome. Of course, I am still trying to figure out how to use it, I hope that soon I will find the time to learn how to use it.
Stay tuned I will be adding features, favorites, and giveaways starting in January.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Two new ventures

I thought that since I don't have enough to do I would be a part of two wonderful projects. I am now a contributor for an online magazine! It's vivalamoda! The first edition just went up and it is great. I am responsible for picking out a great art pick for each edition. My first art pick is a great shabby chic type sign that says Paris on it. I am really excited about this project especially since one of my favorite things to do is browse etsy!
My second venture is being a part of Posh and Prim. It is an online upscale boutique that only sells handmade items. On Posh and Prim you will see some of my photography. This shop is great and I really love the look of the website.
Well, I think that is enough on my plate right now.....until 2009!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Hanukkah, a treasury, my first!

Well, I wasn't even going to blog today because I really didn't have anything to write about and I have a million things to do around the house. I stopped for a moment to check my email and etsy of course and I found out that I am in a treasury all about Hanukkah! I am so excited, this is the best Hanukkah present! Thank you mozellemetana! Your work is wonderful and I am truly flattered.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Looking for .....

Ok, I think I am just going to jump in with both feet and do it! For now, I think on Mondays I will do features, on Tuesdays I will do a question of the day, on Wednesdays I will do a small feature on one of my favorites and one time a month I will do a giveaway. How does that sound? I love feedback so please let me know what you think.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm featured

I'm featured on a great blog today and I just had to share

Thank you!!!!!!!!

A day to ramble

I do not have anything specific to write about today, so I am going to ramble, sorry! I just sent out a custom order for the letter S. I of course forgot to take pictures to post here. So, pretend that this E is an Sand that it is painted pink with white dots! I think besides doing features and giveaways I want to also periodically list favorites of mine from etsy. Not necessarily items that I have purchased but ones that I just really like for different reasons. I also want to ask questions-a question of the day? I am also doing research on how to get my photography into galleries, I'll certainly be writing about that. Please check out my photography at redbubble. Thanks for reading my rambles.....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Two posts in one day-I'm featured!

Here I am again, twice in one day, now I probably will not blog at all this weekend because I will have nothing to talk about.
I am featured in a blog-check it out!
Thank you tscrapper, great blog!

Custom work-a featurette

Well, as you know by now, I love etsy! And I love custom work, look at these. They looked stunning in the picture so I wrote fromArtisanHands a note asking if I could have names on them instead, and she said yes! They just arrived the other day, they are even more stunning in person. If you garden or you know someone who does, you have to get these. They are the perfect gift for any occasion.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Love it-a featurette

There are of course many things that I love about etsy. However, I think top on my list is how a shopper can find so many unique items. The possibilites are endless. I went shopping on etsy earlier this fall for a birthday gift for a friend. I wanted something unique and memorable. I thought jewelry might be a good idea and was I right. I found this beautiful bracelet. Well, I shipped it off to my friend, she loves it! All of her friends love it too. Creationsbyrobin is another great shop on etsy!
So, I am almost done with my featurettes about shops that I have purchased from and then I hope to add full length features.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I love etsy-featurette

A few months ago I needed a graduation/birthday gift for my mother in law. I was so proud of her for graduating from college that I wanted to get her something unique and special. I searched etsy and found this necklace from How perfect! I think this necklace screams graduation! Yes, of course, this wonderful shop had great customer service!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A great shop-featurette

One thing that I really love about etsy is that you can have items custom made. Look at this great necklace from KGarnerdesigns. I really did not know what to buy for my mom's birthday this year, I knew that I wanted something really special. Well, I found it. This necklace was custom made with my mom's initial and birthstone. KGarnerdesigns also had one of my favorite things, great customer service!
On a separate note, I added my etsy mini to my blog. I am quite proud of myself since I am new to the blogging thing, now if only I could figure out how to add other sellers etsy minis to the blog....stay tuned!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A great purchase from etsy-featurette

I have tried this year to purchase as many presents as I can on etsy. This one was another great find, adorable pendants! I love these. Buy two get one free, what a deal! That's three gifts for $10 plus shipping. I also ordered them with pink ribbons. They came beautifully displayed in a white box that was tied with a ribbon, I don't even have to wrap them. This was another smooth transaction on etsy.
Well, I made up a flyer to pass out in my neighborhood about a week ago and still have not passed them out, it is just so cold out!
Happy shopping everyone!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A little feature or a featurette

One day I was browsing on the forums on etsy and I found this! What a surprise that was. Billy Joel is my favorite artist of all time and now I have a Billy Joel clock. It hangs on the wall in my office so I can see it whenever I am on the computer, which is all the time! Please browse all of IMOTIME's shop while you are looking at my clock. He has some wonderful items. He also has great customer service.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Custom letters

I made two custom letters this week for a giveaway winner. The winner won a $20 gift certificate to my shop. See them here
I can't wait to start doing giveaways and features. As always please let me know if you have any ideas for my blog,I'm all ears!

Friday, December 5, 2008

One of my favorites

Eventually I want to do full features of etsy artists. I'm not sure when that will start, probably not until after the holidays. However, I would like to do some quick features of artists. I purchased this item recently and I love it!Click here to see it. I found amazing customer service here! Julie was great to work with. I asked if she could add ruby's to the spreader also, no problem! She sent me pictures of the finished work and I had the order in my hand so fast, I'm not really sure how she did it but,the finished product is incredible!
Thanks Julie!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It changed

Well, I changed my avatar. It went from magnets(which I don't sell anymore)to a black and white picture of a bird on Folly Beach SC. That met with mixed reviews on the etsy forums. So, now it's a picture of a pink flower. Let me know what you think!

When you have a chance please read She is looking for donations for a great cause, please help if you can, thanks!

I will start doing features and giveaways as soon as I can figure out how to do it! Any advice? Pass it along!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Another busy day

So besides having to clean and having to go through my kids hidden presents to make sure I have everything, I need to work on two letters. I was part of a giveaway on The winner won a $20 gift certificate to my store She ordered two custom letters. I have so much fun making handpainted letters. I'll put up pictures when they are done.

I have many goals for this blog, we'll see if they happen, but I do have goals!

I would like to-

feature other etsy artists

feature beautiful things that I find on etsy, I have a long list!

Show you items that I am working on

Have giveaways

I also hope to add my information about early childhood education, thoughts etc. I was a pre-k teacher for 15 years.

If there is anything that you would like to see here, please let me know, I am open to all ideas!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm still figuring this out

Well, I love etsy and twitter! I already have comments on my brand new blog. You can see me at


I'm having a sale through the end of the year:

buy 2 ornaments get 1 free


free photo card with any purchase

I am hoping to blog often, I am making a list of all the things that I want to do with my blog!

This and That

Here I am! My first post to my new blog. I'm not really sure what I am doing so I hope that you will be patient with me, this blog is under construction!