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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I'd love to know what everyone is doing for New Years. Whether it be hanging out in front of a fireplace at home (like me), or traveling to see family and friends. Leave me a comment, I'd love to know!

I might be jumping ahead a little, but Valentines day will soon be apon us. I found some really cute cards in MHaynes2009 shop. She has these adorable Dora cards (below) for $3! These would be great to send to nieces, cousins, and granddaughters! You'll get 4 cute Dora cards, put some cute valentines stickers with them, and voila! You've got a cute little reminder to your youngsters that you've remembered them on Valentines day.

If you need some more cute cards for Valentines day, check out the ones below! These would even be great for other occasions than just Valentines day. For just $3 you can get these 4 beautiful cards that could be used anytime during the year!

I've gotta go finish making our New Years feast of saurkraut, kilbasi, porkchops, potatoes and carrots. Hope everyone has a wonderfully happy New Year! If you're traveling or going out tonight please drive safely! I wish everyone the best in the year to come. Happy New Year! :)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Are you single?

Me and hubby are starting a new dating site. We are still working out a few bugs, so it's not quite ready yet. However, we are taking names for testers to test out the site. If you test the site you will receive free membership to the site as long as you need until you find that special someone. :) Please tell friends, family, etc. because the testing spots won't be open long!

Please use the link to River Breeze Networks under fave links on the top left of the page. Then click on contact us. Fill out the form with 'free membership' in the subject line.

Jib Jab--New 2009 Year in Review video

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Who's who-The creative mind behind MHaynes2009

Who is MHaynes you may ask? MHaynes is a teacher in Wisconsin who has been one of our fellow etsians since July. She loves to keep busy during the summer months doing crafts such as making jewelry, scrapbooking, and beading.

If you've taken a look around her shop you'll know in a heartbeat that she sells crafting supplies at amazingly low prices! From jewelry and tags to cards and scrapbooks, you'll find it all at MHaynes shop!

She realized how expensive crafting supplies were in her area and decided to sell supplies on her site for a much more reasonable rate. What a great idea and job you're doing MHaynes!

Since she's opened her shop in July she's had 98 sales, all with 100% positive feedback!

I found this new item in her shop today. This would be perfect for Valentines Day jewelry, etc. Now would be a great time to start getting ready for Valentines Day, it'll be here before we know it!

This heart is only $4, and MHaynes is offering 15% off to new customers! You can get this heart at MHaynes2009 shop by simply clicking on the link at the top left. That link will take you directly to her shop. Don't forget to mention my blog and that you're a new customer to get your 15% off of these already low prices! Happy shopping everyone!

Frugal finds

I was checking my email and browsing MHaynes shop when I came across these beautiful items below and had to share them with you. Below there's the cutest little snowflake keychain that's just $2.00!

I also found this lovely lot of undrilled beads. I'm seriously considering making jewelry, after I learn how. I was thinking that these stones would look great wire wrapped. Just think how many different things you could do with them! You could make earrings, necklaces, bracelets, even rings! I thought $4.00 was more than a reasonable asking price for these stones.

It's time to go get myself some coffee and get the kids some breakfast, so I'll be on here later. Remember, there is a direct link to MHaynes2009 shop at the top left under "My Fave Links" for your ease of shopping and browsing. Have a great day everyone!

New found treasures

I found some lovely charms today while I was browsing MHaynes shop. So many charms, so little time! I found these beautiful Oyster charms today..

These lovely oyster charms are only $2.50! They are made from pewter and are 2 centimeters. I'm not quite sure why, but they made me think of Spongebob.

I also fell in love with these lovely deep blue drop shells. I think that a lovely pair of earrings and a matching bracelet could easily be made from these lovely drop shells. You can make all 20 of these drop shells yours for the modest price of $1.50!

These are amazing prices, and if I were talented enough to make jewelry, I would definately buy these beautiful items!

You can gain access to MHaynes2009 shop by simply clicking on her link to the top left under 'My Fave Links'. Happy shopping!

If you are a fellow etsian and looking to be featured on my blog, I am sorry to inform you that at this time I am not accepting anymore shops. I am totally booked through April 3rd! I will begin looking for shops to feature again toward the end of March. I will be in chat rooms on etsy, or you can send me a convo through etsy the last week of March.

I am looking forward to featuring all of our upcoming etsy shops in the near future, as I'm sure they're looking forward to being featured. If you are going to be featured please don't announce it on this blog, I want it to stay a surprise so everyone gets their very own week to be featured. However, if you're found to be announcing it on this blog then you will forefit your week to be featured. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Good night everyone!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New Featured Seller! Please Welcome MHaynes2009!

MHaynes2009 will be our featured seller this week. She has many lovely items in her shop, including these beautiful brass dove charms. You get 35 for $4. What an amazing price!
If anyone would like to get me these lovely items for a belated birthday present I would love them! Especially the ones below, I love giraffes! *wink wink* These giraffes can be yours (or mine) for only $3! What a deal!

She also has many beautiful beads, stamps and cards. Please take a few moments to look at her lovely shop. The link to her shop will be posted to the left under my favorite links.

Again, as I have posted in previous posts, I am just trying to help fellow etsians with their shops and do not recieve any money or otherwise. If you would like to be featured on my blog, please send me a convo on etsy. Thanks, and happy shopping!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gingerbread house and decorating day

I'm going to attempt to make a gingerbread house today. The kids will probably eat more of the candy they put on, but it will be fun. I think the reason I never made one before was cause it would mostly just be for me, and I would have to have to have it perfect.

Now that the kids are old enough to actually know what's going on I think it will be fun. (I say that now, remind me I said it when I'm done) It may not be a perfect gingerbread house, or look the best to the untrained eye, but to me it will be.

This may not make sense to alot of people who are not parents, but to alot of parents it will. Something doesn't have to be perfect to be perfect. I know this gingerbread house, and our overly decorated tree will be perfect. I'll post pics before the kids tear into it and devour it. Talk to y'all later :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Great Deals at Serenasgifts!

Serenasgifts is offering free shipping on all orders! She also let me know to tell everyone that she will also make a customized free gift to go along with your purchase! How great is that? Like I said in a few earlier posts, Valentines day is coming fast.

I like flowers, but the only thing about them is they die after a few days. Why not get something that lasts? Serenasgifts has VERY reasonable prices, free shipping, and you get TWO pieces of jewelry for the price of one! What a great deal! If you haven't looked at her shop yet now is a great time to do so. Get these great deals while you can! Don't forget to mention you heard about these great deals here on my blog to get free shipping and free jewelry with your purchase!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Who's Who- the mind and artist behind Serenasgifts

My name is Serena and I have a store in Indianapolis that is truly my heart and joy. I opened the store about three years ago and it has changed and molded into what it is today. It is a small shop that offers other artists in the community an opportunity to sell their items. I charge 20 a month for them to put items in my store, I charge no percentage or any other fees and 100% of the money goes back to the artists and their families here locally.

Not only does this help select families but it helps our little community overall by keeping our money local. I chose to do this even though I make nothing from it in order to be a positive role model to my three female children and to other women in our area. I truly love what I do.

I design and create jewelry, all of it is one of a kind and no piece is ever duplicated. All of my designs have meanings behind them and are made so that the women who wear them can not only feel pretty but can be empowered. Some are reminders of things we need to think about, for instance Wind's Wings is a reminder that being free and responsibility come hand in hand and some women forget they can still feel free while being responsible for their families. So wearing a piece like that you can have a physical token to help you remember that freedom is not something you grow out of but something to treasure and enjoy every day regardless of age or consequence.

Personally I am a wife and mother of three girls who are 17, 13 and 13. My husband was a career Military Police Officer for the Army until he got hurt. He has served overseas and is truly my hero in every aspect. We have a dog named Orion who is incredibly spoiled and very much part of our little family.

New shop featured today!--Serenasgifts

Serenasgifts has some beautiful unique jewelry. Such as this lovely wire wrapped copper love note necklace for only $19!

Also, this lovely Copper and Red Glass Crystal Teardrop Necklace for only $22!

Common fellas, valentines day is coming up! *wink* What woman wouldn't love a unique piece of jewelry no one else has?! And if you live in or near Indianapolis Indiana you can visit her store! You can find the address to her store in Indianapolis, or shop at her store on etsy by using the link to the left under my favorite links.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What's new

Ok, I have found some AMAZING treasures on There is something for everyone, all the items are unique in thier own ways. Everything on Etsy is handmade or vintage. On etsy you can find things from handmade/vintage jewelry to handmade kids clothing. They have everything on there!

So to help my fellow etsians out with thier shops, I will feature a new shop each week. They are not paying me to be featured, they just have some great shops and I want to help them get the word out. So please tell the featured shops that you saw them on my blog. And don't forget to tell your friends and family too! I've found some great friends and some amazing things, please take a look at these wonderful shops I will be featuring.

If you are an etsian please leave me a comment here to be featured in this blog.