30 June 2008
ok, I had so much fun searching for my own name on etsy that I picked another name at random and here's what I found. To be honest, this may become TOTALLY addicitive. Here's what I found...
Pierre original painting by Vivienne Strauss from vivstrauss
and Petit Pierre, a pocket fairy tale (how cool is that?) by lapomme
This magnet by FunkyFolky is too cute!
and this colorful pendant by SelenaFlora.
29 June 2008
I did a fun search on "sunshine"...that was a good search term.
Well, it's very sunny here in Texas today. So, check out DotsAudrey's sunshine bracelet.
...and this Wensleydale Roving from JulieSpins
...and last but not least, this sunshine yellow cluster ring from HeadsTwogether.
Happy Sunday! :)
26 June 2008
There is tons of cool stuff around the internet to find and here are some groovy links;
25 June 2008
This cutie little flower monkey -- Po Po is from the shop of the shadowcat and looks like she is on the verge of a lil' giggle. Check out the rest of this cute shop for a few more giggles and oddles of cuteness
Happy Wednesday! :)
24 June 2008
A fellow etsian recently suggested searching your first name to see what would come up in the search on etsy...
These fun characters! :)
23 June 2008
You can make your own with Dixie cups and wooden popsicle sticks - here's the recipe.
Pick a liquid to use for your pops -- juice, koolaid, tea, soda, coffee or chocolate milk. Or a combination if you like. Coffee with chocolate milk (equal parts) makes a lovely delicious mocha pop. Half orange juice with half gingerale makes a refreshing citrus pop. The herbal teas with a little honey make a nice lightly flavored pop. Use your imagination and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
- Fill the Dixie cups about 3/4 full of liquid. If you would like the add fruit pieces, go for it (a sneaky way to get in a serving of fruit) -- pineapple chunks, strawberry slices, halved cherries, halved grapes, melon balls, kiwi slices or blueberries. Koolaid with fruit pieces always looks fun and tastes good too -- a party on a stick. I love party on a stick! :)
- Then insert a wooden popsicle stick into each cup -- if you'd like them centered in your pop - you can use a piece of plastic film on each cup to keep the stick in place as the cups freeze.
- Give them a few hours to freeze through. When they are ready peel away the paper cup and enjoy! If you have messy wee ones - slide the cup down the stick slightly - the cup will help catch those pesky drips.
21 June 2008
This fun citrusy print is by nutandbee -- please check out her site and shop and all her other fun items! :)
For those who don't digest dairy well, this is a delicious alternative with LESS calories than ice cream! My friend made this recipe earlier this week and it was delish! This one's for you Jennifer! :)
Zest of 1 lemon diced small (the zest is the yellow part of the peel - leave out the pith which is the white part it's not tasty)
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup mineral water
Make a syrup by combining the finely diced lemon peel with the water and the sugar in a non-corrosive pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. This will dissolve the sugar in the water so there is no grainy textured sugar left.
Remove from the heat and let cool. Combine the syrup with the lemon juice and the mineral water.
Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer directions. Or if you don't have an ice cream maker, use a freezer safe pan (cover with plastic wrap) wait 30 minutes and then scrape sorbet surface, repeat every 30 minutes until the sorbet is at the desired texture. Sorbet is generally served at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream.For an interesting twist, you can replace the lemon with orange, tangerine or grapefruit. A mixture of all for is a nice combo too.
19 June 2008
18 June 2008
It's summer. What would summer be without ice cream? Etsy has lots of ice cream...here are some fun ones I found on a recent search. To view the person's shop just click the picture. I think it's absolutely impossible to not smile while eating ice cream!
Beware the dreaded ice cream headache! :)
17 June 2008
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11 June 2008
Today, I'm featuring fellow etsian Meagan. Check out my interview with her below...
I am Meagan of Meagan's Designs and Kaedan Krafts. I have 2 shops: Meagan's Designs sells my crochet and knit items, like handbags and clothing, and my photography & Kaedan Krafts sells my Diaper Cakes(they make the ultimate baby shower gift). I am also a blogger, I love to blog about other etsy shops and anything crafty.
- My fav color is purple because I always associated that with royalty and growing up I wanted to be a princess.
- The picture that I drew of my oldest daughter, Kaeleigh, is my proudest accomplishment. It was done with charcoal and graphite, which was my first time using charcoal! The picture was drawn from a photo that I had taken of her at a farm and looks just like the photo.
- My biggest promoting comes from the etsy teams I am apart of: Etsyhookers, EstyMoms, EstyACEO,CafeMom and the One A Day Challenge(informal group). I also have a myspace page that I promote alot of my work on.
- If I won a $1 million dollar lottery, first I would pay off all my debt, second buy a house in the country, third start my own wedding dress design company(Vera Wang is my idol)!
- My fav movie is "Breakfast At Tiffany's" because I love romance and that is the ultimate romantic movie. She lives the life I would love to live in New York City and to the outside world she is carefree but inside she has a heart and loves the people around her (a lot like me)!
- No one knows that I still love Joey McIntyre from New Kids On The Block (taking me back to when I was 10)!
10 June 2008
Shopping for antique (100 years or older) and vintage (25 years or older) items seems to be the original form of recycling. These days everything old is new again. I have quite a few vintage earrings in my shop. I have enjoyed finding these at auctions, estate sales and antique malls. Check them out by clicking on the pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed finding them.
09 June 2008
I was reading the Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning news yesterday and this graphic made me gasp!!! Beer, coffee and water are more per gallon than gas? Hmmm...interesting.
Currently, I am working at home a few days a week. This is helping hugely with my gas bill. In addition, the days I am at home, I eat lunch at home which cuts yet another cost. I am using more electricity at home by throwing in a load of laundry when I take an eye-break from the computer but laundry has to get done and I would be doing it anyway just at another time. So overall there seems to be a savings in resources and time - since my 2 hour commute has been greatly reduced for the work week! More benefits, the time spent working at home is MORE productive -- no interruptions, can listen to the music I like, and there's no office politics!
What changes have you made recently to conserve your resources? Please share, we can all benefit from each other's experiences.
06 June 2008
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02 June 2008
I'll admit that I have been incredibly busy lately. I looked up at the calendar and wondered what the heck happened to the month of May!!?? I had a list as long as my arm of things that I needed to complete this month -- I think I have completed 4-5.
- ► 2015 (13)
- ► 2014 (46)
- ► 2013 (101)
- ► 2012 (116)
- ► 2011 (195)
- ► 2010 (189)
- ► 2009 (172)
- sunshine sunday?
- Rain Rain go away!
- Monkey Wednesday
- Free Ad Space Available
- I got a treasury -- it features Etsy Dallas Team M...
- summer yummy
- Make yummy lemon-y sorbet...
- ice cream...calorie free
- WHAT?!! You have GOT to be kidding me!
- Get your giggle on...
- Meet Meagan ...
- do you shop vintage?
- PER GALLON?
- Recent Vocabulary Lesson For Me and Maybe You
- Do you RME?
- I'm in an Etsy Treasury! :)
- More summer reading...books on CD
- Where did May go?
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