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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday Night Special February 28

Well it's been a pretty hectic Saturday as always!
I know that I'm trying to fit a week's worth of work into 1/2 a day, not even a full day,  and this has got to change. Somehow I need to figure out how to add more hours to the day in order to get everything done, if I can do that, I'm sure that I'll be a bazillionaire!
Well I've updated my blog, check, and I'm running a SNS, Saturday Night Special, check!
Be sure to go to my shop to check out the great deal that I'm running today.

And if anyone can help with the more hours in a day thing, please share!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Etsygreetings Team Challenge- Luck of the Irish VOTING


Head on over to the EtsyGreetings Blog and vote in the February Team Challenge which is "Luck of the Irish"

If you vote for my card and it wins, it will be yours!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I'm a Winner!

pic courtesy of cicada daydream
I won a blog giveaway from Cicada Daydream!
This beautiful bag is making it's way to my house as we speak, and I can't wait to put it to good use!
This is a great blog that I subscribe to and you must check out both her blog and shop!

Michelle makes and sells incredible textiles that are vibrant in color and have wonderful and interesting patterns.

I'll be sure to post my beautiful tote once it arrives.




Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday Night Special February 21


Hey peeps, please check out my shop to view my Saturday Night Special!

Just a hint, there's a percentage involved!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Babies


Babies are showing up everywhere and I love the way they feel, smell, and look!
Within the past year there have been 5 babies born, no not all to me, but I have contributed 1 of them I'm proud to say.
As everyone knows, with the arrival of a new little one comes gifts that will require a thank you card and I'm a firm beliver in sending out thank you notes for gifts received.  Sometimes after the birth of a little one or two, the last thing on your mind is going out and looking for stationery, this is where I like to step in.
I have designed baby staionery for each of the mother's that I hope they will use and enjoy.
Look for them to make it into my shop real soon!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Year, New Look

As this is a new year I've decided to make some changes in my shop.
I love the was it looks, but I also know that there is also room for improvement.
I've started with my packaging.  I've now changed the way I package my gift and journaling tags and I could not be happier with the outcome.
There was  a slight printing error, I'm sure it was not my fault, so I've had to become creative.  I don't think that it deters from my concept in any way.  
I'll be sure to have it corrected when I do another run. 
Next I'll take a look at my packaging for my multiple greeting cards.
I hope to unveil that in the near future.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day


Happy Love Day!
My DH and I celebrated last night with a great night out just the two of us and we had a fabulous dinner.
I've been able to update my shop today so come have a look at some new products.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Dream of the Gym?


That's my home gym that gets little to no use!
The bad news is that I can't even feel assured that it's holding up my laundry as it's on a completely different level in my house.
Well I guess the good news is that I'm back in the gym (even if it's not my own),  and as in "I'm back", I mean that I'm actually trying to go everyday.   I was on quite a bit of a routine last year, but I got sick and the holidays came round and I abandoned my workouts.  I was going to start back up again in January but I really hate going to a crowded gym so I figured if I started in Febuary all of the people who put "working out" on their New Year's resolution would be over it by then, and I think I was right.
I really don't like working out and I was one of those people with a great metabolism so I never had to work out but that was pre kids and also when I was in my 20's!  I am now the proud mother of two daughters, out of my 20's  and have to deal with an out of whack body.
Well as I was running on the threadmill I had a stricking thought, why don't I train for a marathon?  Well then I did a bit of reasearch and saw how long a marathon was and realized that was not going to happen anytime soon, so I've decided to do 5km run in April.  I think that this is doable as long as I stick with a program.
I'll keep you updated about my "training" haha

By the way have you stopped by Pinky Creations lately?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Winter Fun

video

Well this winter we were able to get our little one on skiis and she absolutely loved it!
I don't mean to sound like a bragging mom, but she was amazing!  She was graceful, balanced, enthusastic and overall having a great time.
If you don't want to take my word for it, her instructor said that she was the best first time skiier she had ever seen in her 6 years of teaching!

We've gotten her out about 7 times and considering the hours and other obligations that we have going on, that is amazing!  My husband has been going out with her and he is also enjoying getting back into skiing.  

Now it's my turn.  I'm unsure how I feel about being in the freezing cold and potentially being upstaged by a 3 year old.  I will endure the elements because that's what mothers do.

That's her in the pink!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Dinner and a Show

Well actually it was a show and then dinner!
My hubby purchased tickets for us to see Jersey Boys as a Christmas gift and today was the day of the show!
I really had no idea what the play was about so I was really just excited to be spending a few hours out of the house with no kiddos.

For those of you that don't know the show is about the life of Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons.
I had no idea who they were or what they sang, but as the show progressed I found out that I did know quite a few of there songs and they were quite popular in there times.
The show was exciting, interesting and overall entertaining.  I give it 2 thumbs up and suggest that if you are able to see the show that you do!

Here are a few songs you may know
Sherry Baby
Big Girls Don't Cry
I've Got You Under My Skin



Friday, February 6, 2009

I MADE IT! I MADE IT!


Onto the Etsy Front Page that is.
I can't believe that I made the front page and I missed it!  I did not even know that I was listed in a treasury much less the front page!
I really only thought to check the flicker link because someone on Twitter was wondering where you go to check to see if you made the front page on Etsy, and I knew that I had it bookmarked, and to my shock and excitement I saw my beautiful Red Chair Greeting Cards listed.

Well I did not sell any of those beautiful cards, but it was great to be recognized on the front page, and a lot of people did view the card and my site so hopefully a few people will come back and order something!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Princesses

My 3.5 year old daughter went to a princess party after school!
It was the cutest site ever.  10 little girls dressed in their princess dress with their wands and tiaras/flower head bands, it was priceless!
 The girls played nicely with each other and there was very little yelling, screaming or crying.  I was in shock at how well behaved everyone was.
The party was a great success in my little girls eyes.  She was very excited that she got to meet a "real" princess, Belle, from Beauty and the Beast.  She even wanted to sleep in her dress, which I thought to myself why not, you're only a kid once!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Etsygreetings Team Challenge- Luck of the Irish

This month's Team Challenge is based on St. Paddy's Day!
This is a favorite holiday of mine seeing as my dear hubby is Irish!
It's a great excuse for a party, not that you need any excuse for that.
You can find more details here Etsygreetings Blog.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Twitter


I'm hopelessly, completely, and officially hooked!
I've even downloaded the app on my iphone so that I can twitter away wherever I am!

Well I'm not sure if you've heard about twitter, and if not, have you been living under a rock!?
It's the hottest way to communicate on the web in real time.  I'm still pretty new to tweeting, but I'm slowly getting the hang of it.  I've met a lot of nice people on there and it's a great venue for promoting my business and just general chatting!

If you have some time, and don't mind that you may get nothing done in the day come on over and check out Twitter.

You can follow me here!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday



Well the day has finally arrived!
Thousands of sports fans and some non sports fans will be making there way today to the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa FL to see either the Steelers or the Cardinals in the 43rd annual Super Bowl.  All information gathered from the internet!

I would have to say that I'm a non fan who gets caught up in the hype.
Normally on this day, I would prepare a bunch of food, chill the beer and hubby and I would sit and watch the game, well he'd watch the game and I'd be on my computer, however this year my hubby is off to Tampa Bay to see the game live.  I am very excited for him, the atmosphere and vibe would be incredible.  I've insisted that he text me every step of the way so that I can live vicariously through him.  I'm sure that this will not go over to well with the other 30 guys that he's with, but oh well!

So I'm left to hold down the fort with the two kiddos and I'm not sure exactly what we'll do today. Finger painting, card making, online shopping, retail shopping, phone shopping, oh and of course watching the game(wink!)

Please be sure to check my shop, I'm running a Super Bowl Special!
FREE SHIPPING on all items in my shop.
Sale ends 6am EST 02/02/09.

UPDATE:
I just want to say that was a pretty exciting game!  I watched it on and off and I'm glad that I did because there was some pretty incredible plays!
Hubby came home at 3am exhausted so I did not get a real good commentary, I'll have to get the run down later today.