Baby Steps

(originally posted @ My Day Job) It all starts with baby steps.Step One: Come up with plan for life without paying job.  CheckIt's not easy.  It took a lot of agonizing, soul searching, a few talks with The Man of the House, some praying, and some waffling before I finally came to a choice about what I wanted to do.   After almost 13 years at paying job, I am ready to step out of the office and back into my home.  I will tend to ...more

Shhh... I Bought Myself a Late Birthday Present from MadCitySparkle

I'm a huge fan of trays of all kinds: bar trays, trinket trays, perfume trays- they're a perfectly fashionable solution for grouping things together (if you're like me, so you don't lose something.) I've been inspired by a number of creative alternatives like this cake stand used as a perfume tray from bellemaison23:...more

Taxidermy, pink hearts, nose warmers, gator-feet, vampire slaying, and the zombie apocalypse on Etsy

As I start writing this, I’ve been up since 11:30 pm because of the baby. It’s 3:00 am and she has more energy than I don’t even know what right now. What.the.hell. We’ve watched Dora. Lots and lots of Dora. If that isn’t enough to make anyone madd under normal circumstances, I don’t know what is....more

My Handmade Picks from the Etsy Universe

My Etsy Christmas picks:1)ANY of the gorgeous handbags made by Stacy Leigh right in my home state of here.Like this one.... For Entertaining, perhaps some of these etched wine glasses to put one in a festive mood for the holidays! What atmosphere!Red Wine Glasses:...more

Its so Etsy: Snowflake Onesies, Red Christmas Glass and more Holiday Delights

Are you using your Etsy iPhone app to shop for the holidays? Just in case you don't have one yet, here are just a few of the many lovely handmade items at Etsy: ...more

Etsy Love: Thanksgiving Decor

I love me some Etsy. Don't you? ...more
It is so hard to find a "Thanksgiving" decorating item. I guess the marketing people have ...more

It's So Etsy: Addictive Window Shopping and More with New Etsy iPhone App

 If you love handmade crafts and vintage stuff, then the new Etsy app is a must-have app. Here are just a few of the cool app features: amazing photos of popular items in Treasury Lists, search function that almost reads your mind, access to your personal Etsy account, and much more. I just opened a new Etsy shop yesterday with another designer so this app has perfect timing! ...more

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It's So Etsy: "Let It Snow" Embroidery Wall Decor

We are expecting a big snowstorm this week and it is not even Halloween yet. So when I saw this cute embroidered "Let It Snow" wall decor by Danielle on Etsy I had to share it with you. ...more I know the feeling! It's a miracle we haven't had snow yet :)more

Unique Design makeup bag - New in my handmade store

You are going to love those new sweet makeup bags that I have uploaded to my handmade store today.A unique art design zipper makeup bag. The outside of this cosmetics pouch is a unique digital art, designed by me using the talented mix made artists Tangie Baxter and  Sausan designs scrapbooking kit and was printed on a high quality cotton fabric in my own home studio....more