Friday, July 6, 2012


Set of 12 receipe cards 

Well folks, it's been a while since I blogged, but I have been very busy with finishing off the last days of school which was on June 28th, a quick Canada Day get away and then getting the girls ready for camp!  There has not been a lot of room for me to get my affair in order until now!

I've finally got a few new items to add to my shop and I hope to have it fully stocked by the end of the month.  I hope to get in some design work with new items for the holidays (yes I said holidays and that means Halloween and Christmas!) as well as some new summery items for all to enjoy!

Happy Shopping and stay cool!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy Sunny Sunday

I found this to be an interesting read from

etsy infographic


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

7th Birthday Party

Well I'm not sure how this is possible, but my daughter is turning 7! and I need to plan a birthday party.

This birthday seems to have snuck on me and I'm in full panic mode trying to get her party together!

I have 4 weeks and a day to plan and execute the perfect party! Last year I started planning in November, so I"m not sure what the hell I'm thinking!

After thinking about it for a few days I have, I mean we have decided to have a spa party! I think that this will be perfect for her and her friends.
I was thinking of pink as one of the colors as I have two girls and pink is always the fallback, but I decided to go out of my comfort zone and pick another color, so I decided, I mean we decided on sunshine yellow and aqua! Let's not kid ourselves here I'm the one that is on the ball for this party! Baby blue was on the mind, but I found so many cool decor items in aqua that I thought that would be a great accent color to the sunshine yellow!

So after spending countless hours on the internet, I'm not sure what we did without it, and researching lot's of other spa party ideas, I think that I'm set! My only issue, which I'm sure that I'll encounter many, is the guest list! I have way too many girls to invite! I'm trying to not think about it and hope once the invites go out I'll have a few no's althought I need to know early enough so that I can order a few key items early enough so that they arrive on time!

My planning stages thus far

Colors - sunshine yellow and aqua blue
Theme- spa
Spa staff - booked!
Invites - layout planned just waiting to add one element in order to send them out
Printables - 3 completed of many (which I feel really good about)
Food- still working it out
Cake- not even on the top of my mind!
Layout - well we are having an unbelieveable warm winter/spring, so I'm hoping to be able to host my first birthday party outside!
The layout will include a food, craft, dessert, drink, and welcome package station

There's 4 weeks and 1 day to go, so wish me luck!
Oh did I mention that my youngest birthday is May 21 and she is expecting something fantstical!


Happy Shopping!

Friday, March 9, 2012

I bit the bullet!

Picture taken with my new Canon T3i

I have been drooling over the Canon Rebel T3i for a while now! The reviews have been fantastic and the pictures look amazing!
Well being an online seller, my pictures were always sucky! (I'm not sure that's a word, but it's the best one to describe my pictures!)
I started on my Project Life and as I was printing off my pictures the quality was terrible! The pictures are too dark and some are not in proper focus.
This lead me to Best Buy online! They were running a great sale on their Canon camera kits and I bit the bullet and ordered one! It took 2 days to arrive which was amazing!
I bought the
EOS Rebel T3i with 18-55mm
Canon Speedlite 320EX Flash
EFS 55-250 lens

It all came as a bundle! I'm not sure how to use any of this stuff and thankfully I do not have to run around today, so I was able to set up the camera and take a picture or two.

I'm in love!
It was expensive, but I think that my business and kids are worth it.

I'm already thinking that the macro lens, a carrying case and a remote controller are in my future!

I hope to be able to bring better quality pictures to my business as well as my life!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

You know when when you have an idea of a project and the conception seems awesome,but when you actually go to do the project your like what the fu#4!

This was me with my 6 year old Valentines day gifts for her class!

I loved the idea, and it seemed sweet and easy, but the actual completion of the project was a bitch!

I think part of the problem is that I'm sick and the last thing on my mind was let's complete 24 Valentine's day gifts for my daughters class.

I was in bed at 7:00pm with my DH and as we were talking about our day I said "Oh shit! I have to finish B's Valenines Gifts"
My hubby is so sweet, he heard me hacking up a lung as asked if I would like his help!
Well it was a simple print and asembley job in my mind, and I said "No thanks honey, I've got this!"
Can I tell you that 3 hours later, I don't have this!

This project involved so many steps that I can't think straight, and becuase I'm a perfectionist it took way too long!

I am all about presentation, and if I'm packaging a stick of gum, it's going to be the best packaged stick of gum that you've ever received!

I love the look of my daughter's Valentine's gifts, I just wish that I was not sick, and it did not take me so long to assemble!


Happy Shopping!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photo a Day

I thought that this was a great idea conceived by Fat Mum Slim!

I'm behind by 13 days! but I plan to catch up.
This is a perfect way for me to get back to photographing my life which will come in handy when I start my Project Life, I can't wait!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, January 30, 2012

EtsyGreetings Valentine's Day Blog Hop: Etsy Love

Love is in the air!
February is the month of love, with the 14th, which is Valentine's Day, being the official day.

A few members of the EtsyGreetings team are participating in a blog hop, so please be sure to view the blog before and after my post.

Love day is soon upon us and what better gift for your loved one, besides chocolate, diamonds or power tools, but a simple yet meaningful greeting card!

This is not to say that I don't fancy me some sparkling diamonds, but I would settle for this little gem from this wonderful Etsy seller All Things Tinsel

Vintage Enamel Flower Necklace Bib Statement

This necklace is big and bold and full of color and I'm sure that many lovely ladies would love to receive this as a Valentine's Day gift. Paired with my Valentine's Day card that says "Be Mine", when you give her this necklace I'm sure she would be yours forever!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy 2012!

Kitchen bar chair that is being fixed and recovered!

Well I must say that I'm shocked and surprised that it is already January 24th!
Where does the time go!

I have been quite busy with organization and home and shop clean up.

There has been many projects within my home that I've needed to address and I've finally gotten off my tuckas and started getting them done. I'm proud to say that I am now the owner of some artwork that is finally covering my walls. I am also in the process of having my kitchen 4 kichen bar chairs reparied and recovered. These may seem like minor things to the average Joe, but these are milestones in my books as I've been staring at these unsightly things for 7 (yes 7!) years! There are many more fix ups and clean up in the works!

On the shop front, I'm slowly trying to orgainze my supplies and studio, which seems to be a never ending process, but I've come to the realization that I'm a hoarder-in-training and I must do something about it NOW!

The focus of my shop has changed over the past 5 years and alot of supplies that I use to use are no longer relevant to me and I need to rid myself of them. The problem that I face is that alot of these items are still new in the package and I just can not bear to throw them out. I need to find a suitable solution soon, otherwise I'll never get them out of my spaces! Yes I said spaces.
My solution to my clutter problem is to spend an hour a day decluttering one room at a time. This sounds easier that it is, let me tell you!
I decided to start this on Monday and I'm already behind! So today I figure I need to spend 2 hours today and try and tackle 2 rooms!
My goal is to have my house decluttered within 1 month!
I wish the days were 26 hours long instead of just 24! Well hell I don't need to sleep for the next month!

Happy Shopping!