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Monday, February 7, 2011

NEW FEATURE: debscrafts55

Okay. So I would've had this finished this morning if it wasn't for blogger taking on a mind of it's own. I had finally finished my post, and blogger was having a problem with me posting my post. Well, I've got one thing to say. Thanks alot blogger, now no one will ever see the wonderful and heartfelt post I wrote. LOL! Just kidding. I pretty much just told everyone to drink their nice warm coffee cause I didn't have any yet and I hoped y'all were enjoying it.

Anyways, I'd like to welcome the new feature of the week! Big round of applause for Debscrafts55!

I asked Debscrafts55 to tell me a little more about herself so we could all get to know her on a more personal level. I'm going to call this segment "The Artist Behind The Art" from now on.

The Artist Behind The Art

"I love to crochet and create new patterns. I don't sell my creations, I give it all away to various charities (and sometimes family and friends). I also give away my patterns free on my blog I am constantly scouring thrift shops, auctions and yard sales for yarn and other supplies for my charity crafting and often find craft related things that I'll probably never use but can't resist buying. Last summer, because of several factors coming together, I needed to reduce my stash and make some extra money so I opened my Etsy shop. I haven't even gotten through what I already had and I'm still buying more. I never know what I might find so you'll never know what I might list next in my Etsy shop."

Great idea Debscrats55!

The Knitty Gritty

Debscrafts55 has been around on Etsy since July of 2010. Within that time she's had 272 sales and 100% feedback! WOW!!! Way to go Debscrafts55! She also at this very minute has 371 items for sale in her shop! Even featuring her for a week, there is no possible way I could come close to posting all the beautiful items in her shop. I encourage all of you to head her way and check it out.

My Pick of the Day

Well, it's that time again....

And I picked....

I picked this really awesome "Neon Splash Fireworks Print". It measures out to be 3 1/4 yards long, 44/45 inches wide, and is 100% cotton.

This fabric is only $12. YES! I said that 3 1/4 YARDS of fabric is ONLY $12!!! I can't even get fabric that cheap at Joann Fabrics unless it's ugly! And this is FAR from ugly.

Check out Debscrafts55's shop on Etsy by clicking the link under "My Fave Links". By the way, I hope you all had awesome coffee. I did, and am on a caffeine kick as we speak. I'm going to go mop and clean. Yeah, I love energy ;)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 5 of Feature: The Best for Last

Yes, it's true, I'm saving what I thought was the best for last. I've been wanting to post this pic all week from Ladysilverwings shop. I would've posted this yesterday, but if you read the post from yesterday, you know the story and I don't have to re-hash it.

So let's get down to business, shall we?

This is a Leather Knotwork Bangle... AND I LOVE IT!!!!

Like I said earlier, I've been wanting to post this all week! It just looks so amazing! It's classy, and yet so simple to go with anything you're wearing! I could imagine myself wearing this in my little black dress (that just about every woman I know has their favorite little black dress) and going out with the hubster for Valentines Day.

Yeah, some of you don't do Valentines Day. Well, I take it as an opportunity. When you have kids you don't have much time for adult convo's. So I take times like this to have a date night and time to be with the love of my life. No, he might not be my "better half" ('cause I'm his), but he is a bit of a romantic and extremely sweet. So why not doll yourself up, seize the moment, and go out to enjoy the night with your loved one? Even if it is a made up holiday for the card companies.

I think we should all be thanking them for making an opportunity for us to show how much we love our significant other.

Okay, getting off track here. You all know what I'm trying to say, and I think most of you got the point. So, as I was saying. I want to wear this to give a splash of color to my outfit. Why not make yourself look extra good lookin' and make them turn their head, make them look again, and say "Wow. You look amazing." Accessories to WONDERS!

And this lovely little accessory can go with your little black dress, or anything you choose, for only $23! You can't tell me that's gonna break the bank. It's $23. It's better than spending a fortune at the jewelry store in the mall for your accessories. Geez, anyone see those prices lately?

It measures 8 inches around and should fit most wrists.

Well, my lovely readers (except you fellas reading, you don't have to be lovely unless you want to be), it is time for me to go get ready for a ton of little girls to storm into our home, eat a ton of pizza, ice cream, and cake. In case you're wondering, I'm talking about a birthday party. Yay.

Just kidding, I'm really excited, my middle little girl is turning 4. She's not technically four until Monday, but you really can't have a party on a weeknight, so yeah...

I need to go fill myself with some caffeine and tylenol. There's still traces of a headache, and I have a feeling it'll be MUCH worse if I don't go take some now.

Get ready little screaming children touching my walls with blue frosting and throwing wrapping paper across my living room... Here I Come....

Ladysilverwings, I loved featuring your shop this week. It is a very lovely, beautiful shop with very unique and beautiful items. Keep up the creative work! I encourage all of you to visit her shop and heart her shop. It is truely amazing. Today is the last day to get your free notecards as well, just make any purchase at her shop and mention in the notes to seller that you saw her shop featured on my blog. You will get the most unique and beautiful notecard you've ever seen. I can promise you that! If you want to take a look for yourself, there's a link on day one of the feature for Ladysilverwings shop. There's also a direct link to her shop on the left hand side of my blog under "My Fave Links".

Ladysilverwings, I hope you are able to make all your dreams come true with Etsy. I hope you are more than able to put yourself through college with the profits from your shop. Help out a fellow Etsian by helping her through college. I encourage all of you to help, or at least favorite (heart) her shop for future reference.

I've got to go get myself mentally ready for this party, although I doubt it will happen, it could. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, February 4, 2011

DAY 5 of Feature will be tomorrow

Sorry about this everyone. I've had a killer headache today that just knocked me out. I am actually awake for a few minutes and not knocked out by my medicine just yet, so I wanted to let everyone know what was up. I will be doing the final feature of Ladysilverwings shop tomorrow because it is unfair to her shop not to finish her feature, headache or not.

So for now just send me lots of love by commenting below, and some chocolate couldn't hurt either. ;)

I will write tomorrow about the great treasures found in Ladysilverwings shop. Goodnight everyone, I'll be the same old sarcastic me tomorrow.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 4 of Feature: Pretty in Pink

Okay, first off I would like to apologize for not having a post up at the crack of dawn. I know, so many of you were eagerly awaiting my post this morning that your day could just not go on without reading my post even before your first cup of coffee. If you don't drink coffee, that's cool.

Anyways, I didn't get a chance to write since my two younger kids decided they were going to come running out of their room with nothing on but pullups as soon as I walked back in from putting my oldest daughter on the bus. I swear, it's like clockwork. They know I need/want to get something done, and it's like they ate a ten pound bag of sugar. After this morning, I wish I had.

Anyhow, since most of you are still waiting mindlessly at your computer until I post this because your life depends on it, (ha ha, laugh it was a joke) I will make this short and sweet.

Here is my pick of the day:

I picked the "Pink and Black Cross Charm Bracelet" as my pick of the day. Why might you ask? Cause I wanted to! :p Lol, just kidding you guys.

I picked it because I liked the uniqueness. You don't see this everyday. The cross charm is original, and I LOVE the pink and black glass beads! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

Now, let's get down to the knitty gritty...

Ladysilverwings said in the description of this item that "My charm bracelets are a simple beaded designs with a single charm." If that's a simple beaded design, I want to know how to do that!

To you it may be simple, but I think I'd rather pay you to make me something like that. It's too elegant looking to be extremely simple! (by the way, that's a compliment)

This bracelet has a silver-tone charm, has pink glass spacing beads, pink and black stone beads, and black faceted beads. Unclasped it measures about 8.5 inches long.

Beautiful work Ladysilverwings!

You too can be pretty in pink with this stunning Pink and Black Cross Charm Bracelet for only $14.99! I think that is a great price! It is quality made and just sooooo beautiful!


DON'T FORGET!!!! If you purchase ANY item from Ladysilverwings shop and mention that you saw her featured on my blog, you get a free notecard! I've seen her notecards, THEY ARE AMAZING!!!

If you would like to see them for yourself, look at the day 1 post for Ladysilverwings. I have not only a link to her notecards, but her shop too! There's also a link to her shop on the left side of my blog under "My Fave Links". I've said this probably in every post, but I still can not believe that she is giving away those notecards for free! OMGosh! Those things are AWESOME!!!! At least check it out.

Tomorrow is Ladysilverwings last day as a Featured shop on my blog :(
So remember to look at her shop, pick something great (everything in her shop is), and get yourself a free notecard. It's so worth it.

So if you want to get one of Ladysilverwings notecards in your hands, you HAVE to do it TOMORROW!!!!!!!! And make sure you come back to see my last pick of the day from Ladysilverwings shop. You're gonna LOVE it!

I will blog at 'cha later ;)

Is it time for dinner yet????????????????? NO?!?!?! dang it...........

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

DAY 3: The eye of the tiger

Wondering what the title is all about? Well, I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with my pick of the day from Ladysilverwings shop! You'll get to see it shortly, don't worry.

I'm sure everyone is enjoying a lovely freezing cold weather, if not I'm sure it's colder than what it was earlier this week. (It was in the 60's where I am, but the stupid cold front is gonna make it snow.) Do you think that we really need a groundhog to tell us it's gonna snow???? Seriously people! Read the farmers almanac! That thing has been mostly right on! Geez, and who's idea was it to use a groundhog as a weather forcaster? I just hope he/she didn't reproduce, because that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of.

My daughter asked me about groundhogs day. When I explained that the groundhog "tells us the weather for the next 6 weeks" she just looked at me with this blank expression. Seriously? Meterorologists can't even do that with all the technology they have!

Ok, now that I've had my rant about this crazy tradition, I will show you my pick of the day! YAY! I know, I know, you just can't wait cause your life revolves around this! ;)

My pick of the day is............


Yes! The pick of the day is this Tiger Eye Beaded Lanyard. Isn't it gorgeous?! So now do you get the title? HAHAHAHA! I'm so funny. I crack myself up.

Anyways, now that I'm the only person laughing at my jokes, I will explain this lovely lanyard in more detail.

Ladysilverwings lanyards are made from double beading thread, and tons of different beads including glass, stone, shells, and synthetic materials.

This lanyard is made with a genuine tiger eye stone, black glass beads, bronze-tone spacing beads, and a faceted tiger eye focal bead.

The lanyard measures about 29 inches total. So this is a great way to look spiffy at work and ditch those material lanyards that rub against your neck and itch all day. Next thing you know the material lanyard is all gross cause they're cheap, and you've got a rash on your neck. I know, I used to HAVE to wear one. The material ones suck. But with this one you'll have some style!

She's got lots more lanyards if you don't think this is your style or it wouldn't match your wardrobe. Stop making excuses! She's got some lanyards that will match any outfit! Ditch the cheapo lanyard, and splurge on yourself a little. You deserve it.

Well, it's closing in on 8 o'clock. Time for me to split.

Hope everyone will check out ladysilverwings shop (link on the left under "my fave links"), and don't forget about your FREE notecards! Get yours free with any purchase from ladysilverwings shop. All you have to do is mention you saw her featured in my blog in the notes to seller section. If you want to see what her notecards look like I have a link in day one of the feature. Check it out!

They are really awesome and origingal. Very cool ladysilverwings, VERY COOL. They are incredibly amazing, and I for one cannot believe she's offering them for free! It's definately a deal.

Anyways, I've gotta run. Everyone have fun watching an overgrown and overfed pest that we all love for some reason. In case you didn't know, I was talking about the groundhog.

See ya!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

DAY 2 OF FEATURE: Ladysilverwings

Alrighty, since I was able to get my lazy butt outta bed this morning and get my daughter on the bus on time for once, I decided to get online. Especially since my 2 younger daughters were still asleep, and still are. You are probably thinking "Why?" Well, I'm thinking the same thing. I should go enjoy being able to hear myself think, enjoying a cup of coffee, and watching the TODAY show knowing I'll be able to hear it and not have to turn on the captions so I know what's going on. But I have a feeling that today is going to be one of those days that if I don't get it done early, it ain't getting done.

So I hope you enjoy todays post Ladysilverwings, I'm giving up a steaming cup of coffee and having peace and quiet just for you. LOL ;)

So, since I've had my time to ramble on about nothing, I think I will tell you what my pick of the day is.

Well....wouldn't you like to know?

If you do, then you shall.


The beautiful cross pictured above is called the "Cross Knot Necklace". It is hand tied and knotted, and uses wooden beads. The picture i chose doesn't show them, but if you go to Ladysilverwings shop (there's a link on the left under "My fave links") there are pictures showing the beads on it.

The necklace is 26.5 inches in total length, and is made from a soft suede like material. It is also adjustable so you can make it your desired length. The only question I have for this one, is how long is the cross itself?

I will contact Ladysilverwings and give you an answer as soon as I know. My answer will be posted below in the comments.

I chose the Cross Knot Necklace with Easter in mind. It's february people! Do you not think that Easter isn't going to sneak up on us? Hello! Before we know it it's gonna be Christmas again! I said it, I know you probably don't like it, but I said it. And you KNOW it's true.

Anyways, before I forget what I'm talking about, I thought that the Cross Knot Necklace would make an awesome Easter gift. And for only $28 bucks, that's better than alot of the cheap crap you find in walmart. At least you know that this will last, it is unique and not mass marketed, and it's handmade! I've seen stuff like this on Etsy alot, and it's WAY more pricey and digs deep in you wallet.

So save some cash, get something cool, and get something free out of it too! Yeah, don't forget, mention my blog in notes to seller on ANY purchase made in Ladysilverwings shop and you get a free notecard!

If you would like to see what her notecards look like, please feel free to look over yesterdays post.

That's it for today my fellow bloggians. Hope you enjoyed it, I know I did. But know the kiddos are awake.


Monday, January 31, 2011

NEW FEATURE OF THE WEEK: Ladysilverwings

Congratulations Ladysilverwings! She will be my featured shop of the week. And it is my pleasure to do a feature on such a lovely shop!

I know I haven't featured anyone for awhile, but I thought what better time to start up again than in the spring? So, enjoy learning about Ladysilverwings and all the other Etsy shops to come in these coming weeks.

I checked out Ladysilverwings shop and... here are the results! Ladysilverwings shop opened on Etsy on February 26, 2010. Happy 1st anniversary! She has had 15 sales, and 100% positive feedback! WOOT! WTG Ladysilverwings!

I asked Ladysilverwings to tell me a litte about herself for my readers.
Here's what she wrote....

"I'm Katie Hinton, and if you can imagine a 5' tall elf with hair past her tush and allergies to the modern world, that's pretty much me. I live 15 miles from the middle of nowhere on a farm in northwestern Texas, and have been in a distance-education homeschooling program for ten years. I'll be starting college soon with a double major in history and art. I hope to make my crafts a paying job while I'm there, as one of my highest philosophies of life is to do the work I love. One of my great loves in life is finding unique materials to work with and turning them into things of beauty. I get inspiration for my designs from a lot of things, like nature, history, music, literature, dreams, travel, faith, and sometimes just walking into a store and browsing. I'll try just about any style of creation I encounter, but my main creative obsession is making jewelry. I started playing with beads when I was five, and remain willfully addicted to them. I have my own sense of style and fashion, and it shows in many of my pieces. Everything I make shares a bit of myself, and like me my style tends to evolve as I encounter more of the world."

I find this very inspiring. Great job Ladysilverwings! I hope Etsy makes your dreams come true so you are able to craft your way through college.

And now for the unveiling of my pick of the day.....


I chose this "Soaring Dove Necklace" for my pick of the day. I saw it and it just gives me peace and inspiration as I look at it. It just gives me hope, that no matter what kind of winds or storm we are currently in we can still come out soaring, and be at peace as a dove is.

The Soaring Dove necklace can be yours for $66.00 in Ladysilverwings shop. She is also offering a free notecard to anyone who purchases an item from her shop this week if you mention that you saw her shop featured on my blog. Just mention this in the notes to seller section when making your purchases.

Here is a link to see what her notecards look like: Ladysilverwings Notecards

I have to say, the notecards are absolutely amazing, and I can't believe she's offering a free note card with every purchase. Just remember to mention that you saw her shop featured on my blog and one of these notecards could be all yours!

You can find a direct link to Ladysilverwings shop on the left side of my blog under "My fave links".

Until tomorrow my blogger friends, blog on, blog on.