Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sicky Sicky Sicky

I'm sick again!!! It seems like every month I get this nasty bug! Oh well. I did get some work finished. Now if only I could find my camera charger... I could get the new stuff up. Looks like a long rainy day for me!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sneak Peak

So I'm currently working on a few new things for my store. Next to be added are glass tile pendants. I've seen some people make them with Scrabble tiles but I feel glass looks better and feels better. I know this is a terrible picture, you'll just have to see the finished product when I list them!
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I need some input so any advice will be helpful. What are your thoughts on my blog or my store?? C'mon! I've got my "big girl panties" on today! I can take it. Leave me a comment!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Off to Open an Etsy Store!!


After months of trying to figure out a name for my store, I finally figured it out! NOOO... I'm not telling yet! You'll have to check back when I open to see the name. But I'll give you a little preview of what I'll be selling!

I've heard that the jewelry market on Etsy is saturated, but I'll run the risk. The more stuff I sell, the more I can make. That's where the fun is right?? I love making jewelry and aprons and such, but I have to sell them to make more. So the cycle begins!

OH, going to a tattoo parlor today! Evolution Ink! I post my jewelry on and generate some good business that way. A woman ordered two of the bracelets shown above from me and asked if I could deliver them to her husband at work. Turns out he owns the best tattoo place here in Fayetteville. Bryan's excited, hoping I can "get in good" with them and get him a discount for the tattoo he's wanted forever. I think I'll stay away from the needles this time. I tend to pass out.

Layla's awake so it's goodbye queit time and of to the races. Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Calamity Kim's Apron Celebration Giveaway!!

I love reading this girls blog. I have it attached to my yahoo homepage so I can check out her new stuff everyday. This giveaway is very exciting. I bought the Apronology mag from Joann to get some ideas. I have to say, hers was one of the few I actually liked. Anyways, she's giving away a crazy amount of goodies!! Check it out and enter to win!! Spread the love!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Weekend Vacay at Shell Island

A moment of spontaneous combustion. I booked a hotel room for the weekend in Wrightsville Beach at an insanely low winter rate. Of course, we couldn't go more than 100 miles away... opps it was something like 129 miles. Dont tell the Army.

I've been aching for the beach ever since the first hint of spring. We used to be able to get to the beach year round in less than an hour, now it takes us at least 2. We are self-confessed beach bums and we love it!

Layla was having a little issue with the sand. She wouldn't move off the blanket. Not like she's never seen sand before. I had her at the beach when she was 5 months old, for srying out loud. Maybe it was a shell... I dont know. Eventually she got over it and was running like a mad woman through the puddles on the sand bar!

All in all, it was a good weekend and it went by way to fast. The ride home was a quiet one. Everyone slept (besides me) with the warm air blowing through the windows. I can't wait for white sandy beaches in Florida this summer!