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Friday, December 17, 2010

Cell phone postcards? What will they come up with next?

I have to admit, I was not really sure how great cell phone postcards would be. I mean, how great can a picture look on a postcard? Little did I know it would look totally awesome!

I took a picture of my three little girls in thier new tinkerbell jammies in front of the christmas tree. I was really happy I hadn't sent out any christmas cards yet (yes, I am a procrastinator). I uploaded the picture I took to my computer and added it to cellphonepostcards.com. After that I added all the family I was going to send postcards too. It was really cool 'cause it's like an address book on thier site, and it's super easy to use, find people you want to send to, add family & friends, etc. So now they even made my life a little easier because I don't have to search my house for my address book!

Next I just typed in my little christmas message from me, hubby, & the kids, and voila! I was done in like ten minutes with my christmas postcards. If I was sending out other cards, it would've taken me forever. I liked this because it was a personalized christmas card that I didn't have to hand over an arm & leg to pay for it. I live two states away from my family, so I knew my mom would be thrilled to get this in the mail. They use the whole postcard and fill it with the picture you use.

I am a bzzagent, what that means is that I get to try out products for free from companies that want my opinion. I got 10 free postcards to send to friends and family. After the 10, they are only 99 cents. Don't worry, you get ten free too to try it out ;) I think that is more than reasonable (unlike the people at the mall who want to take your childs picture with santa and charge 22.99 for a sheet. No joke! We went this past week.)

The only flaw I can see with cellphone postcards is that they need some kind of protector over the picture. Some rain got on our picture(they sent a copy, luckily it was that one) and it messed it up a little in one spot. Not a lot, but what if we had had a thunderstorm? That's the only downfall I see. Other than that, cellphonepostcards.com, you are good in my book!

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Factor Tree




Okay, I know I usually do alot more Etsy stuff on my blog than anything else, but I did want to let everyone know about this amazing site. If you have children who are in preschool all the way to 6th grade, you will love me forever! :) At least I hope so...
I guess I should start at the beginning. Well, I am a bzzagent. What does that mean exactly? Well, it means I signed up to become a bzzagent and get some super cool samples from major companies to see what I think. Low and behold, they want me to tell others about it too! So I'm gonna share this awesome sample with my blogging friends. Being a bzzagent I am completely honest about my thoughts on the product and don't try to "sell" anything (I hate it when others try to do it to me), and tell you about the product without added "hype" so to say.

Well, here is my honest opinion about a site called TheFactorTree. Thus far I have tried it for about two weeks or so (as a bzzagent I got a free membership for a month), and I have loved every minute of it. I have two daughters that are old enough to use this service, one of which is a preschooler and the other is in first grade. This site has helped to see where my preschooler is struggling in math (I guess I forgot to mention it's a math site for preschool children up to 6th grade, huh?). It was extremely easy to sign up for, was easy to use (for me and my children), made math fun for them, and it was so very easy to see the progress and where they were struggling.

TheFactorTree helped me in knowing what I needed to work on with my children a little bit more in, which made my job of guessing the part of math they didn't get a little easier. Hey, and anything that makes my life easier as a parent is well worth my time!

Anyways, I did say I had a sample to pass on to my blogger friends as well, didn't I? Well, not only are they giving bzzagents a free membership, but they are extending that offer to you as well. You can get a free (yes, completely and totally free) 2 week free membership to TheFactorTree. When you sign up just enter the code BZZAGENT in the promo line, and voila! It's really that easy! I've made the image at the beginning of the post a clickable image so it will take you right to TheFactorTree website. Merry Math everyone!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

How many actual readers are there out there?

Just curious as to how many of you actually read my blog. So, i'm doing a mega giveaway. Through this weekend I am giving away a very special ornament. My mother learned how to make these from her mother, and so on, so it is a very secritive family pattern for these ornaments. And if you have enough patience to make them, you deserve them. There is a picture below.


As you can see, they look beautiful on a tree, or if you like, you can even hang one in your car. I like to because it catches the sun so well and it just shines and sparkles. It looks amazing if you use it on your tree also, it catches the light from the christmas lights and it just sparkles.

So did I make you want one? I hope so, because you can get one pretty easily, and no strings attached. I will ship you your very own ornament and pay for the shipping myself! All you have to do is tell your friends! Yup, that simple. Tell them to follow my blog & follow me on twitter, post your name, and voila! you've got yourself a beautiful, even better FREE, ornament! That's all you have to do! Simply search for RJBLUEYES in the search box on twitter & follow me, next come back here(If you follow my blog you don't have to do the next part) and follow my blog, (do this part though) and put a comment under this post with your name. That's it, I swear!

The person with the the most posts with their name(including your friends following me on twitter and on my blog) wins this beautiful ornament. Want an extra bonus? It's a surprise! ;) So get on out there guys and spread the word!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lazy days are gone...

No, this post is not being about lazy, nor have I been lazy. I really don't know where the title of this post came from, but it must be because I've had WAY too much caffeine and the fact that it is one o'clock in the morning.

Okay, I lied. Right now it is only 12:44. BIG difference there! Lol, anyways, I want to do a special week of posts, yes, starting today, tonight, whatever. So while all the early birds are in bed, night owls here is your chance! I want to do a special posting for Etsy sellers, advertisers, whateverelsers (like my make up name? yeah, I'm really tired) to catch up on all the months I've missed.

Have friends? Good. Have a Facebook page? Great! Have twitter? Even better! You are gonna need 'em. So if your friends owe you one it's time to call in that "ya owe me big time!". Believe me, it is gonna be soooooooo worth it!

What am I up too? Oh, nothing really. Just no good at all. ;) Read on my minions, read on....

Who wants a TON of traffic to thier specified site? (I do! I do!)

I will post in the morning afternoon and night everywhere I possibly can (where they won't criminally press charges for hacking into a web site, lol, jk. But really, I won't do that.) Facebook, blogger, you name it 'cause if I'm a member (there's hardly any sites where I'm not a member) It's soooooo getting posted. The only catch is that we are going to make this a little type of sweepstakes kinda thing, or a giveaway if you will.

You donate one small item(etsy) and in return I post all about your shop, EVERYWHERE. Meaning MEGA traffic for Christmas shoppers! I am only going to do this through Friday. So if you are interested use the contact button above and shoot me an email with a pic of the item you will be donating and sending to the winner, your links (facebook, twitter, etsy, etc.) that you want traffic to, and a number 1-12. The first four people to post a comment below will be the fortunate four. Good luck everyone!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What A Week!

Okay, between my garbage disposal, sprinkler head, sink faucet, and cable not working I haven't had much time to blog. To me this is saddening because it's my favorite thing to do!

I'm giving the heads up that I'll be featuring a lovely little shop on Etsy starting Monday, and I hope you all love it as much as I do. I'm not telling who it is, you'll just have to wait till tomorrow. :P

So my blog isn't going pictureless, I'm going to put a few pictures up of a few things I've recently posted on Etsy. I love putting pictures in my blog, it makes it more enjoyable and colorful than just plain text. I would've listed a new seller today, but that would be unfair to previous sellers I've had on my blog since I'd be giving this week's seller an extra day. So here it goes.








The above pictures are some new hair clips I've just listed, and some cute little berries that I thought would be cute in spring and summer projects. They've already been painted light happy color that remind us of warmer days (I can make some that aren't if you would like some like that). The clay and paint are non toxic. I have kids myself, so I always find myself looking for stuff like that.

Come back tomorrow to see our new seller. Show me some love, shoot me a comment!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bye Bye Blogger?

Well, I guess the poop has hit the fan. As you all may already know, google owns blogger. Google is getting rid of the FTP publishing. NOT GOOD!! FTP publishing is File Transfer Protocol publishing. What this means for us as bloggers that use blogger or blogspot.com is that we won't be able to upload pictures, videos, etc. etc. The list goes on and on.

Posttwo.com has a free script code, but I'm trying to find out where it is and how I can get my hands on it. The script code they have will fix what google is messing up. When I get it I'll post a link for my readers too. Ugh, I'm REALLY getting tired of google.

I think alot of the reason that Google is doing this is becuase of that lawsuit they had recently. I think they got sued by viacom for using copyrighted content from viacom that users were using in their videos on youtube. So now Google is going way over the top while really ticking alot of people (including me) in the process.

Until the next time, blog on my friends, blog on.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Don't forget!

In a few earlier posts I've asked for some of your favorite items from your favorite shops on Etsy. I'm going to be turning this into a contest, and there will be prize money!!! BerryBlueCreations won our last contest, don't miss out on your turn this time! Just post the links from the shops in a comment below. The only rule is that you cannot use items from your own shop(s). Have fun! :D

Okay, those ads didn't work for me

I was trying out those ads at the top of my blog, and they're yucky. Sorry bout that, I was just seeing how they looked. Anyways, you won't have to worry 'bout ads for quite awile. I really don't like the flash ones, they're annoying and give me a headache.

I'll stop complaining now, and show you some more totally awesome stuff from YCAF's shop.
Here we go! :D

In the doghouse? Need to love yourself a little? Then get this beautiful love in a jar! You can't loose, there's chocolate inside!!! It's absolutely gorgeous with the rose on top. The rose accents it beautifully. You can make it yours for only $10.



I've also chosen this beautiful crocheted brown and purple hat to be featured. I think y'all will like it, and even more so because it's ON SALE!!! That's right ladies! This adorable hat is on sale for only $3!



Happy shopping everyone!

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Talent search

Okay everyone, I'm calling on you! I want to show off some of the amazing talent we have on Etsy, so I want everyone to nominate an item that they absolutely LOVE. The only rule is that it cannot be from your own shop. Only one post per follower is allowed, so pick your favorite! You can post anything you like, but only posts that are submitted by followers will be accepted. Please post the link to the shop where you found the item. Believe me, you'll want to post in this because I'll be turning this into a contest. :) Nominations will end at the end of this week. Have fun!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Forgot to mention......

I forgot to tell all my loyal followers that YCAF is offering an amazing deal! They're having a buy one get one half off sale! This week only, and for only my followers! Don't forget to mention you heard about the sale on my blog to get your second item half off! Help support a new Etsy member and to boost their sales. Let's band together and help out our fellow etsian!

New Featured Seller~YCAF

Let's give a great big warm welcome to our new featured seller this week, YCAF!!!

YCAF is a mother & daughter shop. They have many beautiful crocheted items. I've listed a few below. But before we get to that, let me tell you a little more about YCAF's shop. YCAF started their shop on December 12, 2009. They've had 1 sale and have 100% positive feedback.

I found this awesome crocheted messanger bag. It's amazing! You can make it yours for only $20.



I also found this amazing summer wrap. It's gorgeous, and only $20!




Please visit YCAF's shop. You can see YCAF's shop by clicking on their shop link at the top left hand side of my blog under 'My Fave Links'.

New Advertising blocks

I have some extra space I'm wanting to lend out. If you're interested contact me by leaving a comment below or by clicking on the contact button above. In the smaller spaces for a clickable button I will make it for you for no extra charge. I can use your logo or anything you like. Get this great deal today!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Group on Facebook

In light of the newly passed healthcare bill I've created a new group on facebook. The name of the group is "Americans AGAINST the healthcare bill". It's a way for us all to come together and get ideas as to how we can stop this bill. You can join by clicking here

New Found Items from ThePixelPrince

Hi everyone! I was browsing around in ThePixelPrince's shop and I found a few REALLY funny posters that are sure to make you laugh too! Check them out below.

This one has an old saying on it with an added twist. It says "Where there's a will there's a way". Only when you look closer the "there's a way" is crossed out so it then reads "Where there's a will there are 500 relatives". I laughed so hard! I hope you get a kick out of it too.

This poster measures 11x14, and it's only $10! This would make a great gift for the funny person in your life. We all have one (mine is my husband).





This poster measures 14x11, and is $10. It has a picture of a dog on it and says "What do you call a dog with no legs? It doesn't matter what you call him he's not gonna come to you".




If these posters are too big or not big enough check out thepixelprince's shop on etsy. They make many of these posters in different sizes. I'm thinking of getting a different size of the "Where there's a will" one for my other half. ;) Shhhhhhh, don't tell!

You can get to thepixelprince's shop quickly and easily by clicking on their shop link at the top left side of my blog under 'My Fave links'. Happy shopping everyone!

Did you find something you like in thepixelprince's shop? Let us know and post a comment below!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New product!

This is a DVD of pictures from a family members wedding. I make and sell these DVDs. Please click on the thumbnail below to see the video.

wedding DVD

Please contact me for prices, or visit my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New found site for online shoppers~CouponChief.com

Amanda Fouts V.A. from CouponChief.com has contacted me recently to post an article about thier site. I am getting paid for this post, but I'm still remaining completely honest as to what I think of thier site.

CouponChief.com has a TON of coupons that range from wholesale and toys, to home decor and accesories. If you can find a site to shop at online, they probably have a coupon for it!

They also have a great incentive program for members called "Pays-2-Share". All you do is sign up for the pays-2-share program, upload coupons, and when someone uses the coupon you upload you get 2% of the sales! In case you're wondering, they do pay by paypal and by check. I'm not sure about other means of payment, but they do say they pay by paypal and check.

Another feature I like, and I'm sure you will too, is if you have an online store you can post it on couponchief.com for free! I found this on their hompage on the right towards the bottom. Since I have quite a few followers that have an Etsy shop, I thought you might like this. :)

The only thing that concerns me is that this site does not have an SSL certificate. An SSL certificate places security on the site and helps to keep information safe. When I asked Amanda about this she ensured that their members information is safe and no one needs to enter any insecure information if they so choose.

Since you won't really be shopping on thier site I think you'll be okay. You just get the code and go shopping. But I would safeguard information such as phone numbers, etc. just to be safe. You don't have to be a member to use the coupons listed.

I do want to mention that they have quite a few REALLY good coupons that expire very soon. If you like Vera Bradley you may want to hurry to get this coupon code. They have 17% off on any 1 item!

They also have an amazing Clinique coupon. It's free shipping for any order over $40. I use clinique and know how easily you can get up to a $40 purchase. I love Clinique because their makeup lasts forever and doesn't make my skin break out.

Here's the link to CouponChief.com. At least take a look around to see what you can find. They have some amazing deals! If you have an online store, this would be a great way to get some exposure to your site.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Featured Seller!~~thepixelprince

I'd like to welcome thepixelprince as this weeks featured seller! I tried to post yesterday, but blogger was having some issues.

Now before I show you some amazing items straight out of thepixelprince's shop, I'm going to tell you a little about thepixelprince.

Thepixelprince is a husband and wife team on Etsy. Kenny and Rene are the creators of thepixelprince. They opened their Etsy shop October 26, 2009. Since then they've had 18 sales. They currently have 43 items for sale, and 100% feedback. Way to go you guys!

Now that I've introduced you to thepixelprince, here are just a few really cool items from their shop.

I love spongebob, so I HAD to put this next item in this post. This poster measures 11x14, and is one of the very few posters that are sold already framed. This is the only one that will be sold, so if you love spongebob like I do you better grab this fast! You can make this one of a kind spongebob poster yours for $19.99. What a deal!


I also found this really cool poster of the United States. It's totally awesome! All the states are made to look like their state flag. How cool is that? This poster measures 12x16, but they do have different sizes available. This awesome poster is only $13.99!


Both of the posters above would make great birthday presents for school birthday parties that your children get invited to. If you'd like to see more of the great items in thepixelprince's shop you can click on the "thepixelprince-Etsy shop" link on the top left side of my blog. Take a look around, there's definitley something you'll find in their shop that you'll love. They truly have something for everyone!
Tell us what you found in thepixelprince's shop! What do you think? What do you like? Tell us what you love, hate, or what you think by leaving a comment below. Thanks!




Sunday, March 14, 2010

The February Contest winner is......

Congrats BerryBlueCreations! You've won the Feburary Contest!! And if you've been reading my posts, you know that means that she's won $5! Way to go BerryBlueCreations! Leave me a comment here with your paypal addy or use the contact button above. Please put February contest winner in the subject line. Congrats BerryBlue!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I was out of town

I'm sorry I haven't been on here for awile. I went to visit my great grandmother in Ohio who was pretty sick there for awile. I apologize for not posting, and will post a new featured seller beginning next week. I am also going to announce the winner for the february contest. The winner will receive $5 to their paypal account.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Moola & Quick Rewards

I'm sure by now that you all have noticed the quick rewards button at the top of my page. My fellow Etsians know how hard it is to keep your Etsy shop if you aren't making any sales (lately). I use many different programs to help my Etsy addiction. I mostly use Quick Rewards since they pay by paypal and have no minimum cashout. I earn close to $2 daily, sometimes more by just clicking links, trivia, signups, surveys, etc. I mostly do clicks, trivia, and signups. If I'm in the mood I'll do a survey or two, but the signups pay better. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Check out the site and see if it's for you and if you like it.

I also enjoy moola. Moola is a site that is invitation only where you can play games and unwind from the day while earning a few cents here and there. They do pay through paypal or check. Here's the link to check it out, just see if it's for you by clicking here.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please use the contact button above to contact me with any questions or in the comments below. Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Traveling out of town

I will be out of town for a few days. I will be on and off of here and will post more of Fanzythat's shop soon.

ZeeBree, thank you for your comment. Please use the contact button at the top of my blog to email me your paypal address so I can send you your prize!

Have a great day!

(I hope you all like my new buttons at the top of my blog to help navigate it a little easier. This will also take care of clutter issues I've been having)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Newfound items in Fanzythat's shop!

I am up SUPER early today, maybe I drank a little bit too much mountain dew... Oh well, I'm getting a head start on today and am soon off to do some pilates. But before I run off, I want to show you these cute items I found in Fanzythat's shop.

I found this adorable little dinosaur. Fanzy also has a pink one, and a really cute one with something that looks like tiny feathers. They're just so adorable! I know my daughters would love them, they LOVE any and everything dinosaur. You can make this one yours for $14. To see the other little darlings just click on the direct link to Fanzythat's shop under 'My Fave Links'.





I also found this amazing afghan in Fanzys shop. I think it's increibly creative and colorful. You can make this an addition to your home for $35.





I hope everyone has an amazing day! I'm off to workout a little and maybe clean some before the kids get up (including hubby). ZeeBree, thank you for your comment. Since you were the first to post you get the $1 prize. Please leave your paypal address in the comments or send me an email at webmaster@river-breeze.net with your paypal address and I'll send it to you. Congrats ZeeBree!

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Featured Seller~~ Fanzythat

I came across this shop while in a newbie chat on Etsy. It is AMAZING!!

Fanzythat has been a member on Etsy for almost a year now! Fanzythat joined Etsy on May29, 2009, has had 3 sales, and all with 100% feedback! Way to go!!!!

Fanzy has some very unique and amazing items, I urge everyone to drop in and take a peek ;)

Here are only some of the things I found in Fanzythats shop~~

I found this adorable little mouse while looking around. This little mouse ( named Flower) is hand crocheted in a smoke free environment, is child safe, and all features are hand embroidered. You can make Flower yours for $6. Soooooo cute!



Next I chose these beautiful imperial earrings. They are $20 and worth every penny! You can tell just by the photograph alone that ALOT of hard work and love went into these earrings. Absolutely gorgeous! Great picture Fanzy!




I'm sorry this past week for not having a featured shop on my blog, I am having a few family issues. Nothing with my children or husband, but some distant family members that are very close to me are going through some rough times. Please keep me and my family in your prayers.

On a lighter note, since it's soooooooo hard for me to give away money on my blog, the first to comment on this post of what they think of Fanzythat's shop will get $1. Please post your paypal addy also. Good night everyone!

Don't forget the February Contest!

This is posted under January, I gave you all an extra day :) So far, berrybluecreations is the only one entered.

Ok followers, I'm calling out to you. As you can see, I don't have many followers. So I'd like to help us all out. I'm giving $5 to the person who reffers the most followers.

RULES:Your referral has to become a follower and post a comment on this post with your screen name. I will count up the referrals at the end of February. The winner will be announced the first week in March and will be paid through paypal the same day. The contest will end at 11:59 February 28th EST.

Good luck everyone!

No comments left, so I'm randomly picking

No one left a comment on the super bowl post, so I've randomly picked a follower. Amongtheruins, you've won $1! Congrats! Please leave your paypal addy below.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl~who's gonna win?

Alright, I want y'all to post who you think will win the super bowl. Everyone has until kickoff to post. Don't forget to post you're winning score too! By posting who you think will win and the winning score, you'll be entered to win $1. Whoever is closest to the winning score will get $1. Any posts posted after kickoff will not be entered in the contest. Good luck all!

Tina's blog reaches 1 million hits!

If you read my blog you'd know that I have a blog list on the lower left side. You'd also see part of the post about her blog getting 1 million hits. It's really not too hard to believe since Tina helps out sooooooooooo many bloggers.

There are so many (including me) that keep going back to her blog to find out how we can make ours look better, add cute little gadgets (like my butterfly button), and where we can find even more help if we need it.

Tina, in honor of her 1 million hits, is giving away some amazing prizes! Her first place prize is $15 AND 3 months FREE advertising! Second place will get $10 and 2 months FREE advertising! Third place will get $5 and 1 month FREE advertising! All you have to do is blog about her giveaway on your blog and leave her a comment letting her know that you've done so. You can click on the button at the bottom of my blog to see the rules (and Tinas awesome blog!).


I've used Tina's advice over and over to help my blog become what it is today. It used to be one of the templates that blogger gives you. I wanted my blog to be more like me, my style, and something unique. If you want to be unique and make a better blog, follow Tina! She gives great tips and it's so easy to change your blog into something that YOU want.

Flip your blog today and click on the blog fairy button at the bottom of my blog! Don't forget to enter the contest! This would be great Etsy advertising!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Contest~~followers only!

Ok followers, I'm calling out to you. As you can see, I don't have many followers. So I'd like to help us all out. I'm giving $5 to the person who reffers the most followers.

RULES:Your referral has to become a follower and post a comment on this post with your screen name. I will count up the referrals at the end of February. The winner will be announced the first week in March and will be paid through paypal the same day. The contest will end at 11:59 February 28th EST.

Good luck everyone!

Last post for KiraAnnDesigns

I'm very sorry to see such a wonderful shop leave as a featured seller. It's been a very short week that has flown by. If you haven't visited KiraAnnDesigns shop you have to do it soon! This is her last day as the featured seller, but I will leave her link up for the next week.

I have fallen for her creative cards. These are 8 beautiful note cards that are just gorgeous. They're so bright and colorful, they have me anticipating spring! Sending one of these cards would be a great way to put a spring into someones step, especially to someone you love who may be going through a rough time. They are $6, and worth every cent!




While I was browsing I also came across some lovely tags. Great for those valentines gifts for that special someone, to attach to the flowers for mom, and many more creative uses! You'll get all 4 for only $3!





Don't forget there is a direct link to KiraAnnDesigns shop from my blog. Just click on her Etsy shop link under 'My Fave Links. I've definately enjoyed having KiraAnnDesigns as a featured seller on my blog this week, and I hope you have too. Leave a comment to tell us how you feel.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

No butterflies this time :)

Ok, I'm trying not to post too many butterfly pics. I've been posting them alot lately, so I promise I'll cut back on them (at least a little).

I saw these paper buttons and thought 'Wow! How cool are those!' And when I think that, I just HAVE to share my finds with my followers. The paper buttons below include 10 blue buttons and 10 cream buttons. You get all 20 for $1.50. These would be great to make cards with, or to scrapbook, just all kinds of creative things!



I couldn't take my eyes off of these adorable mini note cards. They are just too cute! You can get this set of 8, including the envelopes, for $6. Alot of my followers sell on Etsy. This would be great to buy so you could stick a quick little 'Thank You' kinda note to send along with the purchased item. Better yet, why not send it to previous buyers to ask if they had enjoyed the item they bought from you, and to let them know before anyone else that you're having a sale? These are beautiful cards, and you won't get this kind of quality from walmart.






Well, I've gotta hit the books and study a bit. Hope everyone has a great day!

Leave me a comment, let me know if you're the least bit curious with what my surprise is going to be next month. I at least want to know if anyone is interested in the slightest to know. :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cute new items in KiraAnnDesign's shop!

I was wondering around in KiraAnnDesign's shop, and I've spotted some brand new listed items! Check out these!

These bookmarks are REALLY cool! They are origami paper bookmarks. And if you read as much as I do (especially Nicolas Sparks books) you're gonna need these! You get a set of 4 for $2. What a steal!



And of course I couldn't pass up posting these cute little butterflies! They are recycled (made from magazines) so when you buy this beautiful set of 20 butterflies you're also helping the environment. And that's really what all Etsians do, right?
These beautiful beauties can be yours for the bargain price of only $2.50!



For a direct link to KiraAnnDesign's shop click on the link at the top left under 'My Fave Links'. That link will take you directly to her shop on Etsy.

Ok, I don't know if no one is interested in having thier Etsy mini at the top of my blog or no one reads my blog. I want to hear from all of you. Let me know what you think so I can make this a great blog that's enjoyable for everyone! I don't know what you think unless you leave a comment, so please leave your two cents!

One more question... would anyone want to win a free customized button for thier blog as a giveaway? I'm going to have a REALLY good giveaway in February. Just wait and see...(are you curious ;) ? )

New Gadgets~ What do you think?

Ok, I want everyone's thoughts on my newest gadgets. Do you LOVE them or LOVE to HATE them? I wanna know! So show me some love, leave a comment!

Monday, January 25, 2010

UPDATE~CONTEST~ Get free advertising for a week!

Ok, since no comments were left I'm just gonna ask a trivia question. To win you will have to be a follower and be the first to post a comment with the correct answer. Your desired link will be posted at the top of my blog (for example, the Etsy mini, or like the quickrewards link at the top). No pornography or anything of that nature that isn't appropriate for children to see will not be accepted as an advertising link.

Everyone ready??

Okay, how much does website hosting (which includes website design) cost on our business website and how often?

Hint: The link River Breeze Networks under 'My Fave Links'

Have fun :) and Good Luck to everyone!

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Like my new blog button? I've decided I will also give away a customized blog button to one lucky person. Keep reading this week to find out how.

New Featured Seller!! ~KiraAnnDesigns~

That's right, I'm back! Finally back up on my feet again, and ready to start a new week with a new featured seller. I sure hope everyone else is, 'cause this shop has alot that you just can't miss!

First, let me tell you a little about KiraAnnDesigns....

KiraAnnDesigns is a SAHM(stay at home mom) who lives in New York with two small children. She has many talents in many crafts, but for right now her concentration is on paper, literally!

To date she has 60 sales and a 100% feedback rating! Currently she has 49 items for sale, so check it out! If you click on her shop link on the left under 'My Fave Links' you will be taken directly to her page. If you want a glimpse of her shop, just scroll down a little to see these amazing items!

I saw these cute valentines and had to share!


These cards measure 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches. You get 6 for $4. Way cool KiraAnndesigns!





Now take a peek, at yes, BUTTERFLIES!! You all know how much I absolutely LOVE butterflies :)

These beautiful beauties are only $1.75! You'll get all 30 ~10 red, 10 pink, and 10 red & pink (which are hand stamped) for only $1.75!!!



I almost forgot to mention that KiraAnnDesigns currently has a customer loyalty program in her shop. If you buy 5 sets of cards (like the really cute valentines above) in a 12 month period you get a FREE set with a value up to $5! I've seen KiraAnnDesigns cards that are around $5, and they're AWESOME!!!

Tell us what you think. Tell us what you like, don't like, and show us some love!! Leave a comment!

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

No featured seller this week

I want to apologize to KiraAnnDesigns. She was supposed to be the featured seller this week on my blog. Unfortunately I was unable to post about her beautiful shop. This past week I've had a badly infected tooth. Part of it had recently fell off, and the left half side of my face is swollen.

I've been on antibiotics and oxycotton the past few days. I don't even know if I'm spelling words correctly, but I'm trying not to look too much into it as I still feel pretty dizzy.

Since I was unable to post KiraAnnDesigns shop this week I will start posting featured sellers again next week. My apologies KiraAnnDesigns.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

No comment posted.....

Well, since Angela didn't comment on my last post, I have no other alternative but to select another winner. The runner up for the free week of advertising for thier Etsy shop will be Jen @ Simply Inviting Cards! Congrats Jen! Please post a comment below with your Etsy shop link so I can convo you. I will check back tomorrow morning or early afternoon. If Jen has not posted, I will announce another winner.

And the winner is............

Yes, the contest is over! And the lucky winner of the free advertising for your own Etsy shop is............ at the end of this post! While you are madly scrolling to find out who the winner is please take a look at Riaann's Etsy shop. This is her last day being the featured seller, therefore, the last day to get your 20% discount! Don't forget, you'll need to use the code rjblueyes at checkout!

This beautiful and charming floral pendant is $10. I love it because it reminds me of spring. With your 20% off discount it's only $8!!



And don't forget to take a look at this beautiful multi layered card. It's $4, but not with your exclusive 20% discount! This would be great to give to someone whos under the weather, in the hospital, or just because you want to show your appreciation. You can give it to family or a friend.



If you haven't seen Riaann's shop, take a look! She has 20% off on everything but her Christmas items. That's only because the Christmas items are already marked down to 50% off! This is the last day to get your exclusive 20% discount from her shop, at least take a look around! You can find a direct link to her shop on the left top side of my blog under 'My Fave Links'. She'll have her link up for another week, but today is the last day to get that discount!

Well, I suppose I should announce the winner now.

CONGRATS TO ANGELA GIZE!!!!! You are the winner of a week of free advertising for your Etsy shop (which starts tomorrow)! So drop me a comment Angela if you want the advertising. Leave me your etsy shop link so I can convo you. Congrats!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CONTEST!!!

How are everyone's Etsy shops coming along? Would you want more traffic & more of your items seen?

Well..... I will be having a contest for my followers. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog ( if you're not already) and you're automatically entered!

The winner will get a free week of advertising on my blog! As it stands you all have a 1/25 chance to win. So..... to double your chances tell your friends/family! Get referrals, have them follow my blog, and then have them post a comment with YOUR name in it and you'll get an entry for each referral!

You'll get your Etsy mini right under my followers ( a $5 value!) so you're shop will be seen for sure!

Good luck everyone!

Cute, Cute, Cute!!!

This lovely door hanger is the perfect accent to any girls room. This is a newly added item in Riaann's shop. It is $7.00 (don't forget the 20% discount with the code: rjblueyes). I love it and think it's one of the most adorable things I've seen!

The Simple Wishes stamp set (below) are gently used stamps. They are $6.00 (not counting the discount). You would probably pay more than this at a crafting store for such high quality stamps. She also shows a picture of the bottom of the stamp. If you would like to see those pictures you can click on Riaann's link at the top left of my blog under 'My Fave Links.



I will now be selling advertising for your etsy shop on my blog. if you would like your etsy shop to show up on the sidebar (either side) you can do so by commenting on my blog. The first to comment will get advertising next week. It will be 4 rows, 1 column for $2. I will also sell advertising under the pics of my followers, this will be $5 a week.

The first to comment with 'I want to show off my etsy shop!' in a comment below with where on my blog they would like to advertise will get the spot. There will only be one advertiser a week.If you want your link up under 'My fave links' it will be .50 a week if you are not/ have not been a featured seller. You will only be able to purchase two weeks total at one time. Meaning you can only stay on the side for two weeks.

Payment for advertising will need to be processed by paypal only. payment MUST be recieved within 24 hours or advertising spot will be given away.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How cute!

Well, as you can tell by my title, I've found some really cute items in Riaann's shop. She has this beautiful card for only $4.00! That's not counting the 20% off my loyal blog readers get with the code: rjblueyes!



I also found this Valentine butterfly wall hanging. I'm a sucker for butterflies, so I have to post it. It's original price is $12.00, but not with a 20% discount!



Ok, I've also asked Riaann if the Christmas sale items were also included in the 20% off. She said no, but with an already deep discount of 50% off Christmas items, she's hardly making a profit as is. She has to pay Etsy with something. :D

I've also put a few items in my shop as well, but if you want to see them you'll have to go to my shop. I don't want to post any pics of my items while I have a featured shop. Just visit mine after you take a look at Riaann's shop.

Let us know what you think, what you like about the featured shop, and what you don't like about the featured shop. We want to know! Leave a comment.

Have a great day, and Happy shopping everyone!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Featured Seller!~~Riaann~~

Please welcome Riaann! She will be our featured seller this week. Before I get into showing you her shop, I'd like to tell you a little bit about Riaann.

Riaann is a SAHM(stay at home mom) to two beautiful children. One boy and girl who are twins and are 3 1/2 years old.(WOW! I thought I was busy!) She's been married for 9 years! Congrats Riaann!

Riaann has been stamping and papercrafting for almost 10 years. After chasing twins around all day she enjoys creating new and fun projects to help her relax.

Riaann has been a member on Etsy since November 1st 2008, and currently has 42 items for sale in her shop. She has made 8 sales and has 100% feedback. She has so many beautiful items that I can't possibly list them all in a week, you'll have to take a look for yourself! There's a direct link to her shop at the top left of my blog under 'My Fave Links'.

Riaann is also offering a 20% discount to my loyal blog readers (that's you guys :D ) with the code: rjblueyes. Make sure you use this code at checkout to get your 20% off discount!

Now, take a look at these beautiful items!

I LOVE these fluttering butterflies in a shadowbox. They're beautiful! It's $20.00, but you'll get 20% off this week. That's only $16! Get it while you can!


My next favorite find in Riaann's shop is this butterfly plaque. It's quite an encouragement, and beautiful as well. It's $12.00, but only $9.60 with your 20% discount! What a deal!!



I almost forgot, she also has Christmas items on sale for 50% off! Let me ask her if you can use your 20% discount with the 50%. I'll let you know in my next post.

Don't forget, there's a direct link to her shop on Etsy from my blog! Please comment here what you found in her shop that you liked, if you bought an item, tell us what you bought. We want to know! Let us hear your voice, we want to know what you think. Leave a comment!

Happy shopping everyone!

Last post for Luvmymonkeys-Check out her shop!

Hello everyone! Can you believe how fast this New Year is going? WOW!! I hope you've noticed, I've got a new counter up, FINALLY! I recently found one I liked. Lol, it looks like an odometer. :D

This is luvmymonkeys last day, and her link will remain on the side of my blog for the next week only. I would like to keep links on the side, but it would make my link list WAY too long. Anyways, check out these cool items in luvmymonkeys shop!

I found this lip balm in her shop. It's an all natural chocolate mint lip balm made with beeswax, oils, and butters. This is perfect to pamper yourself even a little with these harsh winds and freezing temps. The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this was "WOW! This is cheaper than burt's bees!" It comes in .5 tub for only $3.50!



I also found this coffee scrub for your skin. I found a recipe once in a magazine for it, and it really does make your skin look and feel amazing. The mess of making it on the other hand wasn't so great. Save yourself the hassle and the cleanup and get it from luvmymonkeys shop for only $3.50! That's WAY less than you would pay for an exfoiliating skin rub in any store!



This next VERY useful item is for anyone like me. Luvmymonkeys makes an ouchpouch. What's inside? Well, usually all the things you kids pretend boo boos fix. Bandaids. My kids play doctor, or fix thier boo boos and I don't have a bandaid for a paper cut or when I barely slice my finger with a knife cutting veggies. It also includes insect relief pads (great for the summer), and alcohol(not the drinking kind either, that's just wishful thinking! Just kidding...) But this is great. I've checked and she sells out of these pretty quickly. This will fit easily into your diaperbag or purse, probably even your car dash box. I have a very small dash box in my mini van, and not too much can fit in there. If you're like me, this is wonderful to have (my kids get hurt ALL the time). Only $5! What a steal!



And last but not least is this really cool laundry soap. I think she sells more of this than her pot holders! This is an all natural detergent that is very good for sensitive skin. Her daughter has psoriasis, so her skin can't handle all the extra gunk they put in detergent. You get thirty loads of laundry for $5 bucks. 30 loads for $5!!! No wonder this sells so fast! Where else could you get all natural detergent for $5 and get 30 loads out of it?


I hope you've enjoyed our featured seller this week. If you have, please leave a comment! Tell us what you liked from our featured sellers shop, and what you didn't like. We don't know what you think unless you tell us, so leave a comment! You will find a direct link to luvmymonkeys shop on the top left under 'My Fave Links'.

I will be posting our new featured seller soon, so stay tuned!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Check out this!

After spending a few days in bed I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I never realized how much I would miss being online and talking to all my e-friends. :) I was browsing through luvmymonkeys shop and found these really cute items! Take a look for yourself.

This is Chamomile Herbal Bath Tea. I've been wanting to get some, but she's almost always sold out of them! If you want these you better grab 'em fast, 'cause at only $2.50 they're gonna be GONE!!!

I also found this photograph that reminds me of spring. I absolutely love it, and want to hang it on my wall just so it can remind me that spring is right around the corner. This fountain of youth photo can be yours for just $5!



Well, I'm gonna try to stay warm today and keep the kids busy. No school today :( Oh well, maybe I'll make them dust and be my cleaning helpers :) What are kids for, right? I'm just kidding, have a great day everyone!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Featured Seller!~~~luvmymonkeys

Please welcome luvmymonkeys! She is a SAHM (stay at home mom) that loves to craft in her 'spare' time. Although she has a little bit of everything in her shop, she loves photography and crocheting the most.

Luvmymonkeys has had her shop on Etsy since November of 2008. She has had 133 sales, and has 100% POSITIVE feedback! Way to go luvmymonkeys!

She also let me in on a secret. She will be adding bath and body products to her shop soon. Such items will include all natural sun screen, etc. I think all natural sun screen is a great idea personally. You won't have to read a label in microscopic print to see what exactly you're putting on your child. I've got three kids, so it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack if they're allergic to something on one of those bottles. It definately doesn't help if you can't read what's in it either.

She also wanted me to let you know that she is offering free shipping on this item for the USA and Canada. Very beautiful work luvmymonkeys!



I also found this beautiful afghan in her shop. She's one crafty girl with a crochet hook!



Luvmymonkeys does ship internationally, however, you do need to contact her for a quote. You can find the direct link to her lovely shop on the above left under 'My fave links'. Happy shopping!