Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I swear I'm alive!

Between Twilight, being sick, having a computer melt down, and me just being me I've neglected my blog D: But I am back now! My computer's alive, I'm not coughing up a storm, I'm done with Twilight, and I'm out of my funk.

I've been seeing more and more scrabble pendant jewelry, which caught my eye. As I was searching I came across this wonderful shop! Each tile is eclectic but cohesive. The whole shop fits together in a disorganized way, and I love it!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Poof! I'm gone!

So it's been a few days since updates or features .. the reason? I've been sucked into the Twilight fan frenzy. My mom let me borrow the first book and the rest is history.

I promise, though, that I'll be back to normal as soon as I finish the series!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Shop Make Over

So, I've been looking through my shop for the past while and thinking ... I could do better. I've made a list of things that I think need improvement. The main thing: Photos.

Here's what I mean. This is the before photo:

Horrible. Slightly out of focus, and yellow! It's as if I spilled coffee all over it!

After a photo shoot lasting about an hour and a half, here's the second photo:

Worlds better! Not perfect by any means, but I don't shudder when I look at it. What'd I do? I admitted that taking photos 9:30 at night when the sun had been down for 4 hours isn't the way to do it. Good photos require NATURAL light. Not frellin' light bulbs.

I still have a lot to do in my shop but it'll be worth it :D

Come see an eclectic shop with an vintage air about it.
Everything in there I can see in a '50s movie along side the greatest starts of the time!
My favorite? The Paris Paparazzi Coasters.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Yay! So I got another sale today! I'm happy but nervous. It's gonna be my first time shipping overseas!

I fell in love with the mug cozies the moment I saw them. They're so adorable!
I want to curl up with a romance book, and a nice mug of cocoa cradled in one of those cozies =3

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Okay, so this shop has more than 75 sales, but I just had to feature her! When I saw the shop I squealed aloud! There are the most amazing and adorable necklaces and rings in there.

My friends bought me a new camera for my birthday :D Yay! My other one was dying and I was sad. So they poped over with a happy birthday bag and I was like "YAY!"
I'll get pictures of it later 'cause it's pretty =3

Monday, January 5, 2009


First thing's first: Yay! I got a sale =3 First one in awhile.

This seller has many gorgeous items in her shop. Each of her pieces stands out at me, making me go "oooooohhh". There are plenty of things to chose from, including sale items!
Check out this wonderful shop, I'm sure you could find something to buy :3

Now, on a different note, here's a letter that made me cry from laughing so hard:

This is an actual letter sent to Procter & Gamble from **** ****, Austin, Texas, regarding their feminine products. . . .

Dear Mr. ****,

I have been a loyal user of your Always Maxi Pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuardCore(tm) or Dri-Weave(tm) absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favourite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a period, Mr. ****? Ever suffered from "the curse"? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my "time of the month" is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call "an inbred hillbilly with knife skills."

Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customers' monthly visits from "Aunt Flo." Therefore, you must also know about the the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy!

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants . . . which brings me to the reason for my letter.

Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful wanted to reach inside my body and and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on on the adhesive backing, were these words: "Have a Happy Period."

Are you f**king kidding me? Does any part of your middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness is possible during a period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, ****? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak girl, there will never be anything "happy" about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local KMart armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like "Put Down the Hammer" or "Vehicular Manslaughter Is Wrong," or are you just picking on us?

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flexi-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullshit. And that's a promise I will keep.


**** ****
Austin, Texas


W00t! I'm finally getting around to telling the world about the best thing in my blog - monthly give-aways! :D
How it works is the end of each month I will put the names of my followers into random.org. The name chosen is the winner!
I will do this between the 25th and end of each month, depending on how busy I am or if there's money for shipping XD
I think the only "fine print" thing involved in this is: If you win one month, you have to wait three months to win again. If your name comes up again, I'll just random-ize another name.

Any questions or comments on this? Just let me know :D

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Absence Yesterday, Feature Today

So yesterday I didn't do the usual feature 'cause I was feeling under the weather; aaand my husband insisted on moving the living room around (without measuring everything first). I slept all day, so here I am 3:35 am and I'm up. Though, my husband's up, too, watching The Karate Kid 2 or whatever it's called xD
Okay, well on with the show!

When I saw this shop it made me laugh aloud with delight :D I've never seen anything quite as lovely as her crocheted elephant plushie. It makes me wish I had the extra money to get it even though this tiny house is crammed to the brim already!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Second Day of a New Year

It's a fresh new year and I've decided to take fresh new pictures! A few days ago I made a light box out of, well, a box! :D I used a few different tutorials and improvised (seeing as I cant STAND to have someone tell me how to do something :P). I'm rather proud seeing as it was a spur of the moment project.
Lightbox :D

I was sooo excited to use it and started snapping pictures furiously. It was about 3/4 of the way through my session I noticed something was a little off ...

See it? It's yellow. I thought that's what a light box was supposed to prevent. So I moved the light around and tried again. Same thing. I've determined it's the bulb I'm using. Until I can get a "natural light" bulb I'll have to open the curtains.

Wow! Look at all those beautiful bracelets and necklaces!
This shop has such a variety of styles and colors. Anyone could find something in there.
Beautiful pictures and excellent prices has landed this shop as my seller of the day =3

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Some MORE New Years Cheer

Since I posted earlier before really thinking here's another post!
For this month only ... take 20% off anything in my shop.
And, as an added bonus, tell me you found out through my blog and get 25% off shipping :D

BTW: Check this site out. It's a make your own snowflake program. Sooo addicting.

I've been messing with it on and off since my last post.

Some New Year's Cheer

As a new year, I've decided to do something new in my blog. Every day (or whenever I get around to posting) I'm going to feature an Etsy seller! There are so many wonderful people with amazing items in the world of Etsy and they need a lot more credit, so I'm going to do my part to give it to them.
Most of the sellers I feature will have under 75 sales 'cause they need the most exposure!

This talented seller makes and sells her own high quality chokers, necklaces, bracelets and plugs/gauges (for gauging ears).
Check her out!

I couldn't sleep so I was up on Stumble Upon, and I came across this page: http://rinkworks.com/said/courtroom.shtml
It's real things said in a courtroom by lawyers and witnesses. My favorite?

* Lawyer: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?"
* Witness: "No."
* Lawyer: "Did you check for blood pressure?"
* Witness: "No."
* Lawyer: "Did you check for breathing?"
* Witness: "No."
* Lawyer: "So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?"
* Witness: "No."
* Lawyer: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
* Witness: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar."
* Lawyer: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
* Witness: "Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere."

Then this one:
* Lawyer: "Doctor, did you say he was shot in the woods?"
* Witness: "No, I said he was shot in the lumbar region."

I laughed so hard my husband nearly woke up.

On a different note, I love a new year. I think I've needed a new one to roll around since about 4 months ago. Everything feels so fresh and clean.
I think my New Years resolution is to work harder on my business; make it a real job. I'll hopefully do something related to it 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. The best part about it is I don't have to listen to anyone but myself and I can pee any time I want xD I also can watch Law and Order SVU all day! I can sew to it, work with clay to it, even promote to it if it's an episode I've already seen.