Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Wish List

Hello friends and family! Welcome to my 2008 Christmas Wishlist! Feast your eyes on this wonderful array of quirky, colorful, cute, and admittedly useless stuff I want for Christmas this year!

Tokidoki Rain Boots - $120 - Here - Size 10

Pink Devil Shirt - $33 - HERE - Medium

HK/Tokidoki Cell Charm - $48 - HERE

HK/Tokidoki Plush - $55 - HERE

Sandy - $25 - HERE

Wall Candy - $45 - HERE

Chinese Laundy Black Boots - $109 - Macy's - Sz 10

Dr. Martens "Christina" Ballet Flat - $60.00 - Macy's


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Things that make me happy!

Random list of possesions I own that make me smile!

My Harajuku Lovers Blue Hightops!

My Ciao and Adios dolls! Jakey bought them for me last year for Christmas.

My L.A.M.B. perfume -- YUMMY!

My cute Domo-Kun Plush!

My Tokidoki EcoMondo Purse!

I have a HUGE list of things I want for christmas! stay tuned for more Japanese Pop obsessions!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Magpie? What's that?!?!

Chirp, chirp!

It sounds intriguing, but I must find out more info on it! Anyone have cliff notes?

From what I gather so far, you allow Magpie to use your twitter profile to place ads in your name.

The ads will be relevant to what you are twittering about of course. You decide how often the ads show up, every 1 tweet, 5 tweets, 20, tweets, etc.

You get paid a certain amount depending on the "hotness" of your twitter profile and the ads that are chosen for you. Then after you have a certain amount, you can cash out with paypal!

Ok, I think I got it now, I had to talk myself through it!

If you are interested, check it out HERE

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

History In The Making

I need to take a moment to stop and take this all in.
Today is day for the history books. Not only did we
just elect our first black president, but we elected
someone who FINALLY will lead the US to greatness.

This has been a long time coming, and I think the
whole world partakes in our excitement today. The
world looks bright and hopeful again. We feel like
we can achieve anything again!
My parents came to this country to achieve The
American Dream, and after so many years of it
being a nightmare for some, it seems achieveable
once again!

Jake and I are in a scary situation right now, we
are in the middle of purchasing a house and people
are being laid off at Jake's work; all hope felt lost,
but starting today, it seems so much brighter. I am
not afraid anymore, because I know Barack Obama
will not let us down.

I know he cannot do it alone and I am prepared to
help in anyway I am asked to. For once in my life
I feel proud to be an American and I feel patriotic,
and I feel hopeful for my future!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I love him.

I'm feeling an overwhelming urge of love towards my husband right now!SexyCute.
Young and Adorable.

Silly! LOVE.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My Living Room Wishlist

I bought my first "REAL" piece of "GROWN UP" furniture this weekend! My definition of 'real' and 'grown up' means not purchased for less than $50; not a hand me down; not 30+ years old, and does not come in a box!!!

Now mind you, there is nothing wrong with any of the above - in fact my ENTIRE house is furnished with things that meet those criteria, however I've been saving up for a while to buy new furniture for when we move into our new house and this just happened to be on SUPER SALE!!!

Here's a pic of the couch, the color is a little off, its a lime greenish color:

My current living room is black and red, so I am going to have to get new accesories - oh how sad (wink, wink). Here's a provisional wish list:

Bouquet of Red - SkyeArt

Capricious - Papermoth

Creamsicle Chubby Nester Trio - TimaryArt

Sunny Chocolate Duo - atelierBB

Oak Leaf Trio - LynnCardwellPottery

This is it for now! I still have to find a table, a rug, and some accents! I can't wait, this is going to be so fun!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

HOST - the Etsy Helping Others Street Team

If you haven't already, please take a moment to check out a very important team I belong to: HOST - the Helping Others Street Team. We formed at Christmas time last year when someone asked a very important question in the Etsy forums: is anyone in need this season?

It was such a simple question and I don't think any of us were prepared for what followed. I couldn't believe the amount of people that flocked to not only tell their stories but for all the help they gave as well! It was amazing! And it all happened so fast.

I was at work when the thread started and I followed it for over 3 hours. When it was time to go home I was just so amazed that I couldn't leave my computer! Needless to say, I left work a little late that day! When I got home I kept following, I couldn't stop reading in awe.

Click here for the original thread - there were 2,933 posts in that first thread! What followed was the formation of our street team, then a store but most importantly, amazing friendships!

If you are a member of Etsy or know someone who is, and ever find yourself in a jiffy, don't hesistate to talk to us! Do a forum search for HOST and you'll find us! We'll do what we can to help :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

I did it! I made a dress!

After much fighting with my sewing machine, I finally made a baby dress I was happy with. I found a fantastic fabric I wanted to use for little baby Sophie but first, I had to do a trial run...
Let's take a moment to remember the poor fabric that had to be sacrificed before getting a winner... and here is the finished product!!!

Its a reversible dress, which after I got the hang of it, was surprisingly easy!
White on the outside, yellow on the inside!

Close up of the fabric.

BUT the final dress will be made from this beautiful fabric:

Isn't it gorgeous? I can't wait!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Vibrant Etsy Treasury

The wonderful Cynmb has been kind enough to feature one of my Note Scribblers in a treasury!

Check it out!

Thank you Cyn! What wonderful company you have me in!


Friday, July 18, 2008

New Frontiers

I ventured into new and unknown territory this past weekend. I received some beautiful felted beads from HandBEHG and decided to make some earrings, and a few necklaces. I have to say I was very surprised at how difficult it was! I now have an even GREATER appreciation and admiration for all the fabulous jewelry artists on Etsy! Its hard work what they do!

So this weekend I made two necklaces: a simple one with ribbon and beads, and a more complicated one with ribbon, beads, felted balls and chain. It was so pretty and I wish I would have taken a picture (I'll post it later). I showed my little sister, who is my toughest critic and to my surprise she loved it - so I gave it to her.

The necklaces will have to be my next project but, what I want to show you now are the earrings! My good friend Maisy from Etsy, encouraged me to list them, so they MIGHTgo up this weekend...if I don't chicken out!

She gave me some awesome tips on wire wrapping and how to use the pliers, so I hope I can master it! I gotta say though, its not as easy as it looks! And Maisy has A LOT more experience than I do. If you haven't already, check out her shop - it's absolutely fabulous!!


And now for a display as to how a professional does it...

Sodalite drops - Maisyh

Cherry Flower Earrings - MCNovelties

I HEART white howlite brushed sterling - MCNovelties


If you haven't already, head on over to her shop, its filled with eye candy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Etsy's New Feature

Refer a friend!
Its not like people weren't doing this before but now they have a way for you to send a message out to specific email addresses. It's an invite to join Etsy and it gives the person a direct link to your shop!
So if you haven't done it already, check out Etsy!!! Hello and welcome to your new addiction...

Hello - SarahJaneStudios - $24

Thursday, July 10, 2008

If I had a million dollars... (part one) spend on ETSY this is what I would buy:

Radiolaria Brooch - Nervous System - $75.00

I've been drooling over this brooch forever! So pretty, plus its ridiculously elegant!
Handmade Wilderness Project - RubysLounge - $345.00
When we buy our new house, this will be our housewarming gift to ourselves!
Granny's curtains - StarOfTheEast - $50.00

Beautiful, I think the picture speaks for itself.

Pui Coasters - StudioWonJun - $40.00
Wow! The color is magnificent!

Knitware Vase - AlyssaEttinger - $150.00

This would make any arrangement look so elegant!

Blue Haired Sea Side Doll - MilkRun - $175.00

Oh man! Just look at her! She is so cute with her little blue hair and cute little octopus!

Hand Painted Glass Vase - MaryWibis - $80.00

This would go perfect with my kitchen! Also, check out the Spring pitcher!

Twig Pendant - EhmeGlass - $48.00

I love the blue one - all of her beads have beautiful colors; check out her bird beads!

Mustard Pea Coat - Stewwie - $180

The Utah snow ain't got nothing on this coat!

Ahoy Vest - MissBrache - $68.00

Ahhh! So cute! I want! I want!

That wraps up this addition of "If I had a million dollars".