Sunday, October 18, 2015

Hello There!

Wow, has it been a long time!  There have been a lot of changes since we spoke last...

I have gotten divorced, gotten a new job, remarried, and had a baby (another girl).  It's been busy around here, to say the least!

Today I also finally set up my shop in the Square Market.  You can still shop from me in my Etsy, but now you can also visit my shiny new Square Market shop!

I've also applied for Handmade at Amazon, and will keep you posted if I get accepted there.

I have a couple of shows upcoming, and will post about those very soon.

Talk with you soon!  :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lip Balm Mania!

All of my in stock lip balms are now up and listed in my Etsy shop!  Hooray!  And even the ones that were already listed have bright new photos. 

Can't decide which flavor to try first?  There's a Pick Two listing, feel free to mix and match any two flavors.  And yes, that does include the cuticle balm as well.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Treasury Tuesday - Tot School Time!

Yes, I know I'm a bit late for a Tuesday blog update.  Today was a bit busy, but hey, better late than never, right?  And any time is fine for Tot School Time!

Zoey loves doing Tot School.  An hour in the morning of fun hands-on learning with Mama.  Seriously, what could be better?  So last night while I was waiting on my printables for next week's Tot School to print, I browsed on Etsy for Tot School items.  I know Zoey would love them all! 

Wooden Rainbow Stacking Sorting Bowls, by HomegrownToys on Etsy

My girl definitely loves sorting.  I mean, she even sorts her M&Ms by color and eats all of one color before moving on to the next.  So she would definitely love these sorting bowls by HomegrownToys.  They also make tongs and acorns painted to match the bowl colors.  Perfect for working on developing motor skills.

Speaking of motor skills, Zoey had a hard time with clips for a good while.  I made something sort of similar to these with shapes on the clips, but it never occurred to me to make some with colors.  And since matching is sort of like sorting, Zoey loves it too.

Felt Number Boards, by MostlyMontessori on Etsy

Zoey also likes counting, and can identify numbers, apparently all the way up to 20 (And also the number 30, unfortunately.  "Mama, you're 30!").  But she's not quite ready to write them yet, even by tracing them.  Feeling the felt and letting me help her trace it with her finger would be a great way to help her get ready for that.

There are many more wonderful tot activities in my Tot School Time! treasury.  Stop by.  The toddlers in your life will thank you.  ;)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Father's Day Fun

For Father's Day Zoey had three gifts to make -- one each for her Daddy, Grandaddy, and Grandpa.  After spending time browsing on Pinterest (probably too much time if I'm being honest), I came across a really cute hand print card.  And no, I didn't care that it was supposed to be a Valentine's Day card.  Toddler hand prints are always in season.

I can't find the original one I pinned.  I swear I pinned it, but now I can't find it.  After a little searching, I finally found something similar to the pin I can no longer find.  And no, it probably isn't because I have too many pins to look at.  Unless we're talking food and drink pins.

Zoey had never had her hand print traced before, so having her hold her hand still was interesting.  Apparently it tickled.

After folding the card stock in half, I traced her hand along the folded edge and cut it out, so that it sort of made a heart when opened.  Then it was time to paint!  Zoey wanted to use her dot paints, and then the next day wanted to add glitter.  She had a blast making these, and was so proud that it was her hand.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Treasury Tuesday - Double Rainbow All the Way, Across the Sky!

OK, I know this video has been around for a while now.  But the song remix thing has been stuck in my head recently.  So I thought it would make a pretty great theme for a treasury.

KnotaGeek, on Etsy

This Summer Slouch Hat by BeKind teammate Knota Geek is full of bright rainbow color, perfect for hot summer days or hanging out at the beach at night.

CanvasBlues, on Etsy

I just love looking at this oil painting by Canvas Blues.  I think it's all the texture on the clouds, but it's beautiful.

ReLovePlanet, on Etsy

And who can resist a cute little unicorn?  These adorable clips by BeKind teammate ReLove are too cute to pass up!

Come take a look at Double Rainbow All the Way, Across the Sky!  Seriously, it's so intense.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Treasury Tuesday - Here's To You, Dad!

With Father's Day just around the corner, what better theme for today's treasury?  And seriously, Etsy is a great place to shop for these kinds of gifts.  There are just so many talented crafters out there!

ShesTutuCuteBtq, on Etsy
I mean, how can you resist things like hand print trees?  Too cute!  Plus, kids love to paint.  (At least, mine does.)

You may remember from my last treasury that I love baseball.  So obviously I love this photograph.  Combining baseball with a cute thumb print heart?  Love it!

signaturetshirts, on Etsy

Looking for a gift for the soon-to-be-dad?  No problem.  Clearly if your man has two thumbs and is going to be a daddy, he needs this shirt.

Stop on by today's treasury, Here's To You, Dad! and check out even more great Father's Day gift ideas.

Monday, June 3, 2013

More Beer Soap, Please!

Recently I made a batch of soap with Sierra Nevada.  Well, yesterday I took some photos of this sweet-smelling soap.  And then last night while watching a recorded episode of Iron Chef America (yay for Michael Symon!) I got it up and listed in my Etsy!

A friend of mine, who likes beer, asked if I could make a soap with a pale ale. Of course! Sierra Nevada gives the lather a rich creaminess, and all of the hops in the beer make for a sweet smelling bar of soap. A perfect soap for any beer aficionado.

Do you like me on Facebook?  If you don't, you might have missed the face I found while photographing soap yesterday.