Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

some new things i made this weekend.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Buy Handmade

Saturday, October 31, 2009

happy halloween little punkins!

we left our festivities just giddy. we had so much fun! there is nothing cuter than a pack of adorable kids all dressed up. this was a "trick or trunk" affair. there was 5 of us that decorated our trunks (of our cars) and filled it with candy, tricks, and pretties. all of the cars were great. the kids lined up and went from car to car.

we started out the day with a craft session, and all the kids made bags and filled them with other fun goodies. then we had a Soup Cook Off ie: Contest, and a winner was announced. it was so yummy to test out 5 different soups. then they fished for ducks. after that, was a hay ride on a really cool tractor, and then...a pinata! but that was the trick! this pretty pinata was filled with "treats" like Carrots, Toothpaste, and Celery. a few of the kids were all, WTF, and some of them (lanna) was all "wow, this is the best pinata ever!" the poor confused dears. :) it was so funny. lanna grabbed ALL of the carrots and thought she won the lottery. it was gut wrenchingly hilarious.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

i just can't help it.

...posting my pretty tree everywhere i can. i love it!

yesterday we spent the day in Coeur d' Alene at Lightening Comics where Art Thibert was doing a signing. What an awesome guy! He is one of the nicest people we have met. He is super funny, very approachable and you just want to have dinner with him. He was at Nathan's show last year, and while Nathan got to talk to him, i did not. So i was happy to this time. Nathan waited in line for almost 2 hours to get to him and it was worth it. While he was waiting, lanna and i went next door to a cute bakery and had some treats and coffee. lanna had hot cocoa.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

uh, is anyone missing the "notes to seller" besides me?!


as you may have noticed (i hope you have) etsy did an update a few weeks back. the email format in which we receive orders are different, and the notes to seller are moved. i don't like it. I am very much into the ETSY HACK section, and they all work so wonderfully. i am going to post some links here. some i have found, some have been shared with me. all of these are in the forums section as well.

i use FireFox as my web browser and i love it. so, if you have FireFox, these hacks will work for you. they have been created just for FireFox. if you use Internet explorer, these will not work. you are able to have both browsers, and if you'd like to install the hack to NEVER MISS YOUR NOTES TO SELLER AGAIN, please do. i did it, and it works just as I'd hoped. what it looks like is this: when you are looking at your SOLD ITEMS page, the notes to seller appear in RED directly under the order.
you do not have to open each order individually, they are all visible and clear.

you can find it here:

you basically need three things:
1. firefox -
2. greasemonkey -
3. install buyer notes -

also, this little gem. you can see who has hearted your shop, single items, ect...all in one place. it's the best!
etsy craft cult:

if you know of other etsy hacks that are super cool, please be awesome and post them here!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

pumpkin patch

we had the most lovely day at the pumpkin patch. this was definitely our most fun trip. last year was so so cold, and this year it was just cold. we picked our own pumpkins, and got the biggest pumpkin any of us have ever owned. it's beautiful. we got a bag of fresh apples, a jug of cider, did the hay maze and petted a pony.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

sweet petula's handmade trunk show is almost here!

come on over to the Handmade Trunk Show at Sweet Petula
this Friday and Saturday
click the Sweet Anthem Perfume photo for details. hope you can make it!
Friday, October 9, 12:00pm- 5:30 om
Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Friday, September 18, 2009

this little kitten dressed for the fall makes me happy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

yah, it's that time

i don't like to say it, but fall is almost here. you might as well take advantage of it.
enter the hotness.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

August Giveaway Winner!

Shooting Stars Mag was this months winner! Congratulations!
My September Giveaway will be put up tonight.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

where did this weekend go?

it was a nice long weekend for us. we started it on thursday and headed to idaho to have some water park fun. we had a great time and i really loved just being gone for 1.5 days. it was the best to get back from "vacation" on a friday and enjoy the rest of the day. i discovered a new medium this weekend. i worked with some fine silver and below i will have photo's. it was hard to wake up today, i still felt quite tired, and then i worked on my pretties for about 6 hours. and then BAM the day was gone. it feels like i just woke up and now it's bedtime. and i still have lots of orders to wrap. what did you do this weekend?
view of the gondolas
on the ride there
on our balcony
the indoor water park that was hooked to the resort
the courtyard
here are some of the things i worked on this weekend

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

lanna does karate

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dove. Evolution of Beauty

Saturday, August 1, 2009

park fun

at 7pm tonight we decided it was a good idea to take lanna to the park. tonight we went to Audubon Park, where they have a splash pad that is so so awesome for hot days. we waited until 7pm because it dipped to 90 degrees and it felt good to be out there. the sun was going down and the temp was perfect. normally 90 is not the 'perfect temp' to be in, but this was really nice. lanna went to this park twice last week with her class and she had been dying to take us. we brought a big container of watermelon, pineapple and sandwiches and had a picnic dinner after we played.


i will make this for you in your choice of brass or silver.

this is a brand new necklace that i just finished this week. it's a tiny little .5" bottle of freshwater pearls-and it can be yours! just post a comment and tell me a suggestion on a new lip balm scent. i have some new fun ones planned for the fall and i want to hear some others! a few ideas that i have: caramel apple, marshmallow, s'mores, raspberry, caramel, blueberry pomegranate, chai tea latte, and pumpkin cake. tell me what you'd like to see!

it's 101 degrees today. and to keep cool we will be having an obscene amount of Strawberry Lemonade, popsicles, and nice cool dips like Tzatziki and chips, and salsa.