28 September 2009

It's Easy, Do Your Part!

I recently read these disturbing statistics;

• The US produces 250 million tons of trash each year
• The average person produces approximately 5 lbs. of trash per day
• The top littered item in the US is cigarette butts

It made me wonder why they are so high. If each of us made a little bit of effort we could greatly reduce these statistics. Making a few changes like recycling, using reusable bags and not littering could make a huge impact. Here are some fun, handmade solution based items to help you lessen your contribution to these statistics.

26 September 2009

Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Events...

I'll be at these events along with my fellow crafties. Come check it out and get some of that holiday shopping done early.

Saturday,October 3, 2009, 9a-4p
24th Annual Art & Crafts Spectacular
Woodhaven Presbyterian Church
3650 N. O'Connor Road, Irving, TX 75062

Saturday, November 21, 2009, 1-7p
2nd Annual Jingle Bash
Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm Street, Dallas, TX

Saturday & Sunday,December 5 & 6, 2009, 10a-5p
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230

Hope to see you there!

24 September 2009

Etsy Search: Cicadas

I love these little insects and I found that Etsy has quite the infestation! Check 'em out. Click on a photo to go to the Etsy shop currently housing them!

22 September 2009

Happy Fall!

Today is the first day of fall - check out these beautiful colors. yummy!

20 September 2009

Bags for the People

Bags for the People is a non-profit group that offers the public a great alternative to plastic bags for free. Check out their site for links to a pattern to make your own bag or request your own bag.

The great group has all kinds of events where people get together to learn to make bags and give them away.

Do your part to stop using so many plastic bags by getting or making your own reusable bag.

17 September 2009

Etsy Search: Narwahl Part 2

I recently discovered these creatures and I think they are just too cute! Click on the picture to go to the home shop. I have repeated the etsy search and look what else I found! :)

16 September 2009

Telephone Directory Opt Out

Did you know that you can opt out of having a phone directory delivered? Here's how;

AT&T/Yellow Pages
press 1 and be ready to provide your; home number, name, email address and home address. This opt out is good for 3 years and has the potetential to save lots of paper.

Verizon/Ideaarc Media
press2 and be ready to provide your; home number, name, email address and home address. This opt out is good for 3 years and has the potetential to save lots of paper.

What else do you do to save on your use of paper?

14 September 2009

New Paper/Glass Eco-Chic Earrings

I recently participated in a giveaway on the EarthJourneyBlog by giving away a pair of eco-chic earrings. I have been slowly adding this new style of paper jewelry to my Etsy Shop. Here's the newest design. Let me know what you think...

12 September 2009

11 September 2009

Weekend Deals

For this weekend, I'll be offering free shipping on items in this section of my shop -- some of them are on sale as well! Hurry, before they are all gone!

10 September 2009

Guess Who's Turning Two?!

Etsy Dallas is turning two years old on September 13, 2009. Join in the celebration, check out the Etsy Dallas Blog to see how we're celebrating. Rumor has it that there will be sales and silliness -- don't miss out!

08 September 2009

Front Page Love

Guess who was recently on the front page of cosaverde.com!? Me, along with other artists enjoying the color orange. Squeal, so excited!

06 September 2009

Have you heard of Cosa Verde?

I recently stumbled across this really cool site called cosaverde, which means "green thing" in Spanish. The site is a publicity site and not an internet commerce site. Here's my shop on the site. It links directly to your etsy shop. Joining has increased my Etsy Shop traffic considerably. Check it out and see what you think. If you decide to join, please let them know I told you about it.

04 September 2009

Have you heard of Cosa Verde?

About a month ago, I stumbled across this great site and I wanted to share.

The words "Cosa Verde" mean "green thing". This site is complimentary to your Etsy Shop. It's a way to increase your shop traffic. I have had great results with it so far and want to spread the word.

Check it out and if you decide to join, tell them that "laalicia" sent you! I hope you like the site as much as I do.

03 September 2009

i love etsy!

I just got an email earlier today that iloveetsy featured me in their tumblr. How exciting. Check it out to see if you're featured too!

02 September 2009

Etsy Dallas Rocks Red!

Click on the image to visit the real live treasury! :)

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