Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Busy Morning..

Today started off a rather busy morning! Relaxing, but filled with progress! I've been trying to get all of my ducks in a row with my online business and all the book keeping that goes with it. I set up my etsy direct checkout (finally!) so waiting for that to be fully
 operable for shoppers! This should be exciting! I also took the plunge and started using google docs for my book keeping and checked back up with to set up my financials! Feels good to be organized! I even got to skype with my friend, Jenipher Brody! She has a wonderful online store too! and Check out her stuff, it's adorable! Her and I brainstormed a little on this whole online business endeavor that we have undertaken! Blogging is a great way to keep people connected, so I've been trying my best to keep up with this and share some fun things with you all! In just a bit there will be an online webinar with Right Brain Business Summit! This too is fabulous! Great info with so many great people and the woman behind this is Jennifer Lee and she is brilliant! Fun to watch and listen to! I always look forward to these! I got a surprise sale last night (Yay!) and will be using these funds to purchase Jennifer Lee's book- The Right Brain Business Plan You can even get this on your ipad if you download the ibook ap and its just $9.99! Sweet deal!! I highly recommend checking out her website where you too can see what all this fun is about and it offers free printables in constructing your own personal business plan! As for the rest of my day, I'll be playing around with my 4 year old and just hanging around the house doing my thing as a mom! I hope your day is productive and that you had a chance to take a look at Jenipher's websites as well as Jennifer Lee's website and book! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Taking a break away from craft fairs for awhile

I've decided after a 2-1/2 year long run of vending at local craft fairs that I will be taking a break. I really enjoy being out in the public and sharing my artwork with others but it is time for a break after this long run! With that being said, I still have a bunch of craft fair inventory left here in my house that is just sitting here boxed up! I would like to share it all with you! I have things that I do not offer in my shop for sale too! Here are a few photos of what I have and I definitely have to add a few more photos as well so keep checking back for these products at a clearance price! All charms come on a 16" necklace chain (or bracelet if you prefer) and the cost of those will be $12 each and free US shipping! Regularly these items sell for $15-$17 on my site so this is a great time to purchase something at a lower cost! I also have earrings that are typically $15 that are on clearance right now for $12 and free US shipping. Felt made plushies too are for sale that are not usually for sale in my shop and these sell so well at craft fairs! A fun toast with a pad of butter and an adorable smile to go with it! One poptart plush is left too! Just $9 shipped in the US. ( If you happen to want something and are not within the US, please add $4 shipping cost to figure out your total cost of the item. Unfortunately, international shipping has gone up so much this past year and is out of my control.) If there is something you would like please comment here below or email me directly at Enjoy and share with your friends!!!

$12 shipped! take your pick!

$12 shipped! take your pick!

 $12 shipped! take your pick!

 2 for $5 plus shipping ($2)
 $7 shipped
 $8 shipped!
 original canvas' the little cupcake and toast ones measure 2x2.. the others are slightly larger at 3x2 and the light blue baby one is about 4x3 if i remember correctly! They are tiny and cute! Just $12 shipped!
 AWESOME find here and hard to come by! Its a corelle percolator! All parts are here! This is not electric. Super clean, no chips,no missing paint! Just the bottom has some ware but thats the bottom where the coffee pot sits and nobody would ever see! I doubt this was used much. $35 shipped!

handmade plant sticks topped with a little polymer clay leaf I molded and handstamped letters for each herb! I have a few other herbs too! Just $6 shipped!!!
Toast plushies and one poptart push left!! Hurry! Just $9 shipped! Made with love <3

If you know of any friends that would be interested in any of these items, please pass it along!! Spring cleaning going on over here!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Thrifting Adventure

It's been rainy here all week in south Florida so today it was finally sunny and no rain! yippy! I decided that when I woke up at 7:15am that maybe I would go thrifting with Sherry of She too loves to thrift and is an early bird. Sure enough, she agreed to go thrifting with me! We headed out with my coffee and her water and giggled the whole way there doing funny monotone creepy voices! Girl time is always fun when being a mom all day long to my little one! We scoped out a few great pieces! Sherry, who has pyrexia, even skipped over this cute butterfly gold dish and sure enough, I wanted it. Lately, butterfly gold has been a favorite of mine. I grew up with those correlle butterfly gold plates so it brings back memories. I just love finding pieces of my childhood while thrifting! I also scooped up white owl salt and pepper shakers that were too cute for just $3! I also added these to my growing owl collection! Sherry got all excited over a green purse that even had a bonus inside of it! Smeared chocolate. Oh yes, it had chocolate smeared on it inside. Well, she hopes it's chocolate! hahaha We giggled over this too while in the store and made jokes and a store worker said, "I've been hearing you two girls giggle all over this store!" We just like to enjoy life and laugh! We finally made our way downstairs after our fun finds upstairs and headed outdoors to a sea of furniture and other goods all under tents and pathways! I immediately headed down one path and to my right sitting on top of another table was this awesome white clad ice box. It definitely is a replica since it doesnt have any metal tray inside. Totally fine with me, it's still an awesome piece and did I mention the price? No, I didn't. It was..(insert drumroll here) $25.00! Yes, $25.00! WHAT! A steal I tell you! I passed by it contemplating after petting it and checking out the piece and had to head on back for it. What was I thinking passing up this awesome treasure that I've always wanted just screaming, "take me!". So, I listened, I caved, and took that piece home! My aunt has this very same one in her kitchen! We grew up in her house as a kid spending weekends and parties there and we used to sit around a big table eating and in the corner of the kitchen there was, and still is, this old ice cabinet with a tv on top. You can really use these things as great storage or end tables etc. A fun piece to have and at $25, its even better! I could always resell it, but this one is too great to sell! Excellent condition too! All good things must come to an end and I had to get home and back to being a mom so hubby can get ready to head out to work! Our thrifting adventure today was fun with lots of laughs and great finds!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Life of a Creative Mother

The life of a creative mother is often challenging to say the least. I am a mother to my almost 4 yr old daughter, Ava, a wife to my husband, a mom to my 2 furry sons (cocker spaniels), a maid, and a small business owner. I often wear all of these hats, and mostly all at once somehow. I forgot to include chef too. It's not always a walk in the park when I am out and about with my daughter running errands or just having plain old fun when I have a business to run and have emails to respond to, orders to make, shop for supplies etc. It is constantly on my mind at all times. Let's face it, I have no real "free time". In my "free" time, I spend it tweaking my website and brushing up on some SEO tips and seeking out other information to better my business. I absolutely love what I do, don't get me wrong, I just wish there was an easier way to juggle all these. Perhaps more time in a day could fix this, but that is simply unrealistic, unless its a leap year- one extra day to indulge into anything possible! (While I'm writing this, Ava is begging for an ice pop for breakfast! Really, child? really? Let's have some cereal first please!) I hope to seek out someway to corral all of my thoughts and errands in a more organized way. One think I have done is that I do not do any business stuff on Friday or Saturday. This seems to give my poor hands a break from creating any orders. At this very moment while writing this blog, the chef has been called in to make pancakes this morning, the maid needs to clean the kitchen, the mom to the furry ones needs their breakfast served, and the emails need to be responded to and I wouldn't change any of this for the world! Today will be a GREAT day!