Thursday, October 15, 2009

Looks Yummy!

Turtle Pumpkin Pie
Doesn't this look good?
(picture from kraftfoods)

I was looking through my Good Housekeeping magazine and found this!  It is a Turtle Pumpkin Pie!  The recipe can be found in kraftfoods website.  I am always looking for new and yummy recipes to try, and can't wait to try this one.

I would love for you to share your favorite with me a comment.

Monday, October 12, 2009

new stuff on my blog

I added "my etsy favorites" to my blog.  You can find it on the right of the screen, you might have to scroll down a little (it's under my facebook badge).  When I am in etsy it is a lot of fun to browse all the different types of items sellers have.  So, I thought it would be neat to share my favorites with my readers.
I will also be doing another post of items from my facebook friends I am finding!  Check out my first post on that (a couple of posts down), I found some really neat stuff!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I think I fixed it! I think I fixed the whole "comments" issue.  A lot of people have been letting me know they have been having issues when leaving a comment on my blog, and I had no idea what to do.  Thanks to some fellow etsy friends I think I have finally fixed the problem.  Although I will not know for sure until someone tries, I really do hope it works now.  If you are reading this, please try to leave a comment so I will know whether or not I know what I am doing (ha ha)!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Facebook Friends' Items!

So I am enjoying facebook and meeting a lot of crafty people.  I am browsing their etsy shops and thought I would share some really neat items I am finding.  These would make great Christmas gifts, and would be fun to get "just because"!

She sells a little bit of everything from stained glass jewelry to baby hats, check out these earrings! I totally love purple and how cool...stained glass!

She makes the cutest art dolls! I love teddy bears, isn't he cute!

She is a really talented painter with a unique style. So pretty!

The shop is full of Scandinavian textile art and unique handmade supplies.  I really think this would be a lovely addition to anyone's holiday decor. Isn't is pretty?

She has really cute hair accessories!  As a mom I am always looking for cute things to put in my daughter's hair. This is just one of her many creations!

Okay so these are just a few of my favorites I have found browsing all my facebook friends' shops.  Enjoy browsing their shops, they really do have some cool stuff!  Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite is.

I will be adding more of my favorites I have found, so keep checking back!

I would love for you to become a follower of my blog, all you have to do is click the "follow" button located on the right side closer to the top of my blog...and you will be able to stay updated with all my favorite items I am finding!  (Okay so I am new to all this "blogging stuff" and I am sure most of you know how to become a follower of a blog...but for those who don't I thought this info would be helpful.)

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Let's Bake Up Somethin' Good

cookiesYep, I am on a baking craze!  With the holidays coming up I find myself wanting to be in the kitchen baking more than we can give out and eat ourselves!!  But, it sure is fun.  I am always looking for great, fun, easy, kid-friendly recipes to try.  If you have any recipes you would like to share, I'd love to know.  Leave me your favorites in my comment box or post them on my facebook.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Angel Bracelets

I am so excited to have finally started listing my angel bracelets in my etsy shop!
These angel bracelets have been a best seller at a lot of the craft shows I have been in.

I seen the angel and knew it would be real pretty to wear as a bracelet.  The angel is made from swarovski pearls, pewter angel wings, and a crystal rondelle for her halo.  I surround the angel with czech fire polished glass in a wide variety of colors spaced with seed beads.  I have made these bracelets in almost any color you could imagine.

I really wanted to add an extra special touch to the bracelet design, so I decided on charms.  I found my "believe" charms and it just works.  I also put my signature "made with love" charm on the bracelet.  I believe the words on the charms add a little bit more of meaning to the bracelet.

 I have listed a few of the colors I have made.  Still more to come.  I also take special requests on my angel bracelets.  If there is a certain color you want or a specific size you need, just let me know.  I would love to make one especially for you.  These make a great gift as well, so keep me in mind for the holidays! 
And don't forget I offer FREE SHIPPING, so you can order as many as you want and not have to worry about high shipping costs!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One more day left and a special thanks!

 *Just a heads up!  If you are wanting to take advantage of the special I was running for the online fall expo you have one day left.  Special ends tomorrow, Wed-Sept.30!
Free earrings with any purchase!  So go visit my esty shop: and have fun shopping.
Don't forget that in order to receive your free earrings you must put special code in note to seller.

SPECIAL CODE:  EXPO   (put this code in note to seller, so I know you want FREE earrings)

If you have any problems please convo me!
*I would like to give a shout out for Dee.  Thank you so much for putting on this fun and awesome online expo, it was really great to be able to meet some of the other fellow crafters.  Great idea.  Thanks again Dee.
*I have had several people let me know they can't leave comments on my blog.  I am not sure what is going on, because others are able to??  I'm sorry for any confusion this may have.  I would love for all to let me know they were here and if you have suggestions on what might be going on please tell.  Thanks!

Friday, September 25, 2009


As I said I would have more information about this really neat Fall Business Women Online Expo I am participating in, which starts tomorrow and runs through the weekend!  September 26th and September 27th.

There was a little confusion on the expo start time, it starts tonight at midnight!  So all you who come and visit click on this link  "FALL EXPO" and have fun!  There are a lot of really neat booths.  So crafty :)

So I am excited to announce I will be running a special during this expo!
FREE EARRINGS anyone?  During the expo I will be offering a FREE PAIR OF EARRINGS with your order.  So make sure to visit my esty shop: and place and pay for orders this weekend to take advantage of this special.  In order to receive this special make sure to put special code in note to seller.

SPECIAL CODE:  EXPO   (put this code in note to seller, so I know you want FREE earrings)

Please, put this in the note to seller so I know you were part of this awesome expo!  If this is not in the notes I will not know.  If you have any problems please convo me!  My special will end on Wednesday, September 30th.  So if you want to take advantage of my special make sure to place and pay for order before it is too late.

I would love to know you visited, so post a comment on my blog!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Proud to announce!

I am so happy to announce that I was given the opportunity to post an article in one awesome website for moms.  Click here to see!  All you moms, if you haven't visited momgadget do it.  Lots of great info.
You can find my article in the Beauty & Style section of the site.  I would love to hear what you think, so please leave me comments!

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and view my article!

Come See


I am happy to announce I will be participating in the
First Annual Fall Business Women Online Expo
Which will start on Saturday, Sept. 26th at midnight

I will be booth #12!

Click on link for more info!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Havin' Fun & Learnin' Lots

Boy, isn't it so easy to just get hooked to the computer.  I started my etsy shop and blog back in July, and now I am on the computer non stop.  Well, not literally but it sure seems like it.  Long, long nights and even early mornings just to get things done.  And you know what I am actually having a ton of fun and learning a lot as I go.  It is so easy to start searching for one thing and then winding up with a list of another 20 things I need to search for.  Anybody else do that?  I do have to limit the time I'm on the computer during the day, though; so I can actually have a life that is not run solely by the computer.  It is definitely a balancing act!  So much to explore I guess.
I added tons of new items to my etsy shop, so take a peek! 

Oh yeah... almost forgot...I have had several people tell me they are having issues leaving comments on my blog...I'm curious if anyone can and if there is a certain way it needs to be done??  I really don't know that much about blogs (isn't that bad to say), but I really don't.  If you have comments for me and can't do it on my blog, please let me know in my etsy shop (you can just convo me).  I would really appreciate the feedback on this.  Thanks!

Don't have an account on etsy?  It is easy and FREE.  Just go to and start an account, you won't regret it!

Friday, September 18, 2009


I would like to thank a fellow crafter I met at a craftshow this year.  She encouraged me to set up shop at etsy.  After much contemplation, I decided to take the plunge and just do it.  She really was willing to help and gave me a lot of great tips.  If it weren't for her I probable would have never done it!  She also has a shop on etsy, and makes exquisite jewelry items made with swarovski crystals.  Go visit her shop, you won't be disappointed.  Just click on the link below and it will direct you to her shop "Youniquely Chic".
Youniquely Chic:: Distinctive Crystal Jewelry Designs
Thank you so much Tara!  Hope all is well.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Who likes to scrapbook?

I totally love to scrapbook! Just found an awesome site on facebook for scrapbookers.

But, I have a confession-
Though I really love to scrapbook, I find it hard to get started! Anyone with that same problem?

All my scrapbooking stuff is packed away in tubs, because of lack of room for a specific "scrapbooking area". So, I find it really hard to motivate myself to get all the tubs out and sort through everything (which seems to take forever) just to get started. And once I get started (which is then when the creative juices start flowing and I really start to love it) I make a mess of the kitchen. I mean paper and stickers and pictures and glue and on and on are all over. I really do like to have everything out so I can see what I have, so I don't miss out on certain things I bought years and years ago with an awesome plan in mind.

Aren't those awesome plans GREAT! You find a great deal or just a really cute item and you know it would work great for that certain page you've been trying to finish or START for, oh I don't know, months and months now and just never got around to it. Yep, awesome plan huh?

I really do love to scrapbook and I wish I had more time and more motivation to get started.

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Well, it has been suggested to me that I try facebook!
I decided to go for it. I just got set up with a facebook account, and am not sure what to do. Trying to find time to get on the computer is hard, because I know once I get on it's hard for me to get off! That means I'm focused solely on the computer, and that's pretty much all. Forget the dishes, laundry and housework! Well, that does sound nice, but not a really good idea. I really do try to limit my computer time. It's just so addicting!
So hopefully all will go well with my new endeavor.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I am excited to announce I am going to be shipping to Canada, as well as United States!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back to School SPECIAL!!

I'm excited to announce that I am offering an awesome Back to School Special. For every purchase you make on my etsy shop you will receive a FREE pair of my handmade earrings. My handmade earrings vary in size, shape, and color. Pictures shown are some of the many I have available.
The FREE earrings will not match the jewelry listed in my etsy shop; I will randomly pick for each order and they will vary. I hope that you will be able to take advantage of this special. The special will end on Monday, August 31st. So make sure you place & pay for your order before then!
Still adding new items!! Check out the new bracelets & anklets I just put on today. I will also be adding jewelry sets, which will include a matching necklace & bracelet. I'll have some with swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, and a lot of fun & bright glass beads. So, keep on checking back! I appreciate those who are continually viewing my pieces and hope to hear from some of you soon.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

New Items!


Just a quick note to let you know I just got done adding more jewelry to my esty shop. I am going to be adding several more pieces within the week, so keep checking back. I hope to have several more bracelets, anklets, & necklaces. I hope to be adding my baby bracelets soon as well.

I'm curious to see how things go before I go crazy with listings. Not for sure if that is a wise decision, but for now it's the best one for me. If you have any comments regarding this please let me know.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New Pictures!

I've been experimenting with new ways to take my pictures for my esty shop. I've heard natural sunlight is better?? Anyway, I just finished posting new pictures of my jewelry on my etsy shop. Let me know what you think. Cork or White background?? These are just a few of the new ones. Check out my esty shop for all new pics by clicking on link to the right. I am really curious to hear peoples thoughts, please let me know.

Also, I will be adding new jewelry designs to my etsy shop within the next few weeks, so check back.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to hear lots of opinions about my pics.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Check me out on Etsy!

Hello to all & thanks for stopping by!

I just set up a shop on Etsy, and am so excited!

About 3 years ago I started to participate in craft shows around my area. I really enjoy being able to meet everyone that shows interest in my jewelry. My jewelry designs have also been featured in various shops in my area. I now have decided, after being told over and over again by family and friends, to set up shop on the internet.

I make jewelry, jewelry, jewelry. I love jewelry! My whole life I have been around relatives that handmade jewelry and it has now inspired me to do the same. I first started out with simple beaded bracelets, and now I make everything! Baby jewelry, adult bracelets, anklets, necklaces, earrings, pendants, and rings. I also have enjoyed being able to expand my own jewelry collection in the process.

My new
est designs are wire wrapped pendants, which I started learning how to make about 6 months ago. It takes some time for me to pick out everything to use in my wire wrapped pendants, because I am so picky. I have to have everything perfect. All the components in my pendants have to match and all the wire has to lay a certain way. I have to make sure the necklace cord goes with everything in the pendant. Although, some people prefer to wear them as a brooch versus a necklace; I like the fact that my pendants retain their beauty no matter how they are worn. The pictures below are a just a few of the many wire wrapped pendants I have made and sold. My pendants are one of a kind and I find it really hard to try to match a design already made, it's easier just to start new! Although, I usually can get stones that appear similar they all have their own characteristics. I love finishing the pendants off with beads strung on the wire that compliment each individual stone. Wire wrapped pendants are such a fun, creative way to step up the way you wear jewelry.

Everything I make is handmade with love and I find it very hard not to keep for my personal collection of jewelry.

Let me know what you think about my designs. If you are interested in designs for sale at this time visit my etsy shop: