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