Thursday, October 22, 2009

My blog needs a facelift!

anyone that is good with fixing up a blog, please give me some ideas! Its needs a major facelift and I really dont know what to do to it......

twitter anyone??

I am twittering, and love it, so if you would like to add me, my username is hope everyone is having a grand day today! we have been flooded out literally this morning!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I need something inspiring!

I have crafting and crafting, but I just cant put my finger on what I really want to craft! I want to come up with the next "big" thing! I like recycling, so I loved the scrabble tile pendants, but they have pretty much fizzles out. Besides, I didnt come up with that idea!
I did come up with some cute pendants that we call Ucube, but so far its not a big hit :o(
Im brainstorming and really really trying to focus on what the next big thing is!
I'll keep you posted....

Saturday, October 17, 2009

sleepy saturday!

I am so tired today! I am sitting here at work, thinking about how I wish I was at home lol. Lots of homework to do, but Im really looking to scout out something interesting blogs.....

Friday, October 16, 2009

25% off sale all weekend!

If you love vintage jewelry, dont miss this sale! Mention that you saw this add on my blog and recieve 50% off one item!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

happy saturday

hello everyone! I am here once again on saturday morning at work :o) Not too much to say today, I am kinda sad, my good friend's 8th grade son committed suicide day before yesterday for no apparent reason. I too have an 8th grader, and I just cannot comprehend why and how this family must be feeling. It is so hard now days to be a teenager! God bless the family and give them peace in some small way today....

Sunday, October 4, 2009

weekly meme: If you could be a....Which one would you be??

Today's meme: If you could be a MONKEY which one would you be? WHY?

My answer:
I would be a sock monkey. They are timeless, warm, always agreeable, and are a good friend in hard times!

Are you excited for the New Moon movie??

My children and I love Twilight! They can't wait until the movie comes out in November. We made the very popular pop tab bracelets that Kristen Stewart is seen wearing. Here a couple of pics, if you would like to buy one please look to the left for a checkout button.

I am finally back.... I think... LOL

My poor neglected blog, I promise to take care of you from now on.
I have been SO busy with school, and its not easy school either. Have you ever studied JUST how many bones we actually have in our body? Let me tell ya, its a lot lol.
Amidst all the studying, I have been being the football mom for my 8 year old son, ebaying, and yard saling. I just opened 2 booths at an antique mall as well.
I just know I HATE ebay. I hate paypal even! They are so greedy and are such a monopoly, I just wish somehow, someway someone would come along that could REALLY put them in their place!
I always have lots of neat stuff and junk to sell, and I am really trying to figure out a way to do it on the net without so much work. Any ideas anybody?
I have thought of my own website but that sounds intimidating. I will be extremely busy with clinicals starting in January. BUT I don't make a lot of money at my current job, so my sales on the side have really helped us out. Ebay is horribly slow right now, I am making no money there at all. I just want something that I can continually make a little money at.
I don't want to be rich, I just want to make it!
Anyhoo, I am just rambling, hoping to come up with an ingenious idea I guess. I have REALLY been crafting, and I will update with some pics later on this week. Please keep checking on me, I really am back :o)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Got accepted into the nursing program!

Just a quick update, I have been so busy with school, but my hard work has paid off, and I was accepted into the nursing program to start in January. Yippee!! Exciting!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I didn't fall off the face of the earth I PROMISE!

Hi everyone! I am FINALLY done with my exams, and YAH I passed math with a B. I have never been so relieved in my LIFE to pass a class! I have been super busy with school ending and such, but now I have more time to chat and post since I only have one summer class.
I hope everyone's sales on Etsy have been FABULOUS. Mine have been too many at times, to where I couldnt keep up!

Don't have a clue what we are doing for the summer yet. Kids are already getting in the pool daily!
OH and Im on a diet, and I Have really really really been doing great. I have completely redone my whole way of eating. I finally broke my sweet tea habit, and so far in 4 weeks I have lost 10 pounds which I didnt think was too bad!!
I will post again soon!
peace and love to everybody!!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hello everyone!! Im back I hope!

Well not officially, I am still right in the middle of exams so I have been SUPER busy , but I just wanted to stop in for a quick HI and let everyone know I am still alive, and I will be listing bunches of neat things very very soon! I also bought the neatest vintage princess DI stamps that I am going to turn into glass tile pendants!
Hope everyone is doing great, and I will check back in the next couple of days. Wish me luck on my exams!!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Are you an international buyer??

we are trying to compose a list just for YOU of Etsy sellers, willing to ship internationally! Here is the link:

Also, if you are a seller that is willing to ship internationally, please post a link to the thread!!

A Day Late and A Dollar Short LOL Here is the feature!

SORRY everybody! I fell asleep last night before I got the feature done, so here it is today instead :o))

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Time to promote again! RED AND BLACK tonight!

Heres the link to the thread where you can post your item that is RED or black!!

Posted by midnight tonight :o)

Meet and greet!

From left to right:
Kayla age 9, Noah age 8, Joshua age 11, and Breahna age 13

LoL thats actually a retail sales phrase, but this is regarding my children, here they are, please excuse the girls hair, dad had to fix it as mom had to work :o)

Happy Easter!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter today, and celebrates life with their families! I am thankful for the family that I have, and to be able to have another Easter with my children!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter!!

What kind of plans does everyone have for Easter?? I have big plans!

No really, I do have to work lol! But what can I do?? I gotta make a living. Oh well, there will always be another Easter I guess.
So I hope everyone else has fun, and enjoy spending time with your families!

OH and Im having a half price sale today through tomorrow at midnight!! check it out!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

happy weekend!

Is everyone ready for Easter?? Im not ready lol but its coming anyway! I hope everyones weekend is off to a grand start, and that all the treasure hunters found something good at the yard sales today. I didn get to go, I had to work :o(( I sold my cherries purse that I showed on here last week !!
What about you guys, anyone doing anything special this weekend?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

regarding bonanzle and a cute cherry purse!

Just an FYI, I joined bonanzle a couple of weeks ago, and I have already sold some items! Might be a good idea to check it out if you are trying to test waters other than ebay!

I listed some really neat vintage stuff last night! Isnt this cherry needlepoint purse the bomb??

And a super cute PINK sewing machine!
Also, if you love vintage, check out my aunts shop, she is having a 25% off sale all week this week!
Heres mine!
What has everyone else been listing??

Monday, March 30, 2009

My sale was a good one!

Just an update, my huge sale was paid for so it was legit! Yay!

Great week ahead!

WE are in for a great week! WHY ? Because I said so! LOL, we gotta stay positive right?? I am in limbo here. Last night I made HUGE sale of 40 items to one person. On one hand I was excited, and another scared. I havent heard back from the customer yet. I convo'ed another seller that the seller had bought a lot from and she emailed and told me she was good for her money, and she didnt think I needed to be worried yet.
SO. We will see! But won't that suck to have to relist 40 items if its not a legit transaction??? Its really sad, that we have reached a point online, that fraud takes away our joy of selling. Know what I mean? I mean back in the good ole days of ebay you would be have been ecstatic to have sold that many items to ONE person. And never questioned it validity! But today, with fraud runnning rampant, every transaction can at any point raise red flags.
I hope hope hope it was a good transaction! Not for the money, but because I REALLY REALLY REALLY dont want to have to relist 40 items!!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Anyone else having a good sale right now? If so post it here for all to see!
Mine if 50 percent off through tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

HI all! Do you treasure hunt?

I hope everyone is having a great week! Just wondering how many treasure hunters are out there! By that I mean, do you go to yard sales, flea markets, antique shops, and resale shops, in search of the ultimate treasure? Well, I am the biggest treasure you will every find. I LOVE love love, to look for things, and find things that are worth money. Because I love money? NO! LOL, I just get a thrill out of learning about new things, especially antiques and collectibles, and then going to a sale and finding a piece of gold for a dollar thats worth 200. I have had many many home runs, (a home run is something you buy for a dollar, and get at least 100!) but havent really found much lately. But I thought I would share with you something I just recently found. As you may know, if you ever look in my Etsy shop, I LOVE jewelry.
Not any particular brand or line, I like it all! Well, a couple of weeks ago, I went to a little resale shop in Nacogdoches Texas. I bought 30 dollars worth of jewelry that day, and came home with a pretty big bagful. One of the things in the bag, was this sorta cute, sorta ugly, sorta gaudy fertility looking God plastic and rhinestone pin. I thought it was neat as it had tons of rhinestones, and was just DIFFERENT. Original price 2.00, on sale half price LOL. Cant beat a dollar right??

So, I go through my new jewels and list my newly acquired vintage pieces on Etsy, and even sell a few right away. My cute little pin sits to the side, just beggin for me to say "HEY why dont I look you up today?"

Today was the day! My little pin man was happy, as I searched for the marking that was on the back of the pin.

Hattie Carnegie

So I always choose ebay as my first search option. Looked on there, and was pretty astounded, couldnt find MY little man, but some sorta gaudy and such.

This is an example of a Hattie pin!
To make a long story short, she was a famous designer, and designed jewelry from the late 20s to the 1970s. Most of items are all worth money. But the pins and bracelets that are figural with the lucite plastics on them and clearly signed are worth a bunch!
Here is a link to some pins, to show you what to look for the next time you are out treasure hunting!

Ok, now that you have seen what Hattie looks like, let me finish my story! So my sorta cute little man has now been researched, and the total of his value is 600-800 dollars!
So he is now listed to go to a new home through a popular venue called RUBY LANE.
Here is a link :o)
Pretty interesting stuff huh?
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Giving a shoutout!

Have you ever heard of Bonanzle?? I hadnt either, but another Etsy member referred, and I must say, I LOVE IT! Now, its different than Etsy, I wasnt looking to replace Etsy by any means, I love my ETSY! BUT I have been looking for a place similiar to ebay to sell items that I cant sell through Etsy such as kids clothing. Have a look at it wont you?? Everyone is super super nice, they have this live chat feature, and to list is FREE, there is just an end of item charge, so its way cheaper than ebay, AND there is a lot of traffic!!
Here is my shop web address:
Let me know what you think!!