Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's been a while but!!!!

I have some news! I opened an etsy shop!! You can find it here. It's still a bit rough around the edges, and I'm learning the site and how it all works so bear with me while I perform opening maintenance. :)

I'm running a sale right now - 10% off all bow holders, orders over $25 ship free, and a free set of clippies with every order. I'm working on some items to have "in stock" along with the custom listings. Hopefully everything should be looking a bit better by this time next week.

Among other news, I'm still waiting on my camera. It arrived and then we found it was still broken so off it went to Geek Squad who shipped it off again to Canon. I'm so sad without my camera. I've had to use the cellphone and it just not do anything justice with the lack of flash and proper camera functions.

I did manage to get the pictures of my beautiful oldest daughter's birthday party off of the memory card before we sent the camera itself back out for repairs.

The birthday girl, waiting for the party to start:

My middle child, reluctantly posing. Recognize the skirt? And the crown?

See this guy? My handsome nephew Braedyn. I love him and I miss him and cannot wait to see him this Christmas. He makes a handsome prince, no?

The castle pinata that would never break. Hubby worked so hard on this and only ONE kiddo (a 4 year old) was able to make a puncture in it. Eventually it fell down and the (40 pounds of) candy was dumped out for the kids to attack and devour.

Lastly, the 48 cupcakes I slaved over the morning of to complete. They had pink and purple centers and magenta frosting that I colored with food coloring. The 9ish year old boys were really excited to see who got what color cupcakes. Seriously. They were having a competition.

So that's about it. I'll have pictures of things I've been working on soon. I'm going to really work on staying focused on the blog and updating as I get things done. I'll try. Really, I will.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Being kind and generous - giveaways, raffles, and auctions

I've been really busy lately. I have big news and lots of pictures to post, but my camera is broken and we're waiting on the repairs to be finished. Until then I can't upload anything. And I'm not ready to share my big news...just yet.

So I figured I'd link you all to some exciting and sweet things going on in the virtual world.

First - there's a great raffle and auction going on to benefit a WAHM, Katie of Ewe Need It. On Fairytale Boutique, many mamas have donated their items and services for raffle as well as some auctions. All proceeds are going directly to Katie and her family. To quote from the listings,
"Katie's husband has cancer again and will be undergoing both testing and treatment in the coming weeks/months. Her family is struggling right now and we are all rallying together to help them! Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated tons by Katie and she thanks everyone for the generosity, love, and support."
Please go check out the shop. Maybe you'll find something fun for yourself or your little ones! I won the Oct 1st listing of a custom set of 3 mama pads from Happy Booty Boutique. I can't wait to work with that mama on those!

Next - head on over to Zakka Life. She's giving away tons of craft supplies courtesy of Elmer's. Paintpens, glue and more! Check it out, contest ends Oct 9.

Now why don't you head on over to Mommy of 1 and Counting and enter in the giveway for Girl Gotch. They're really cute, comfy little undies for little girls that are made more like boyish underwear, designed not to ride up or twist and bunch like typical girly undies do.

And after you've done that, sneak on by Stacey's blog And... So it Goes. She has a giveaway running through the weekend for a copy of chicks-n-chickens' Lullaby Exercises dvd.

That's probably enough stimulation there for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend (ours is looking dreary and rainy indefinitely).