Monday, June 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
GOODLUCK TO ALL, AND START POSTING!
Friday, May 16, 2008
20 Things to do when its raining out..
1. Make paper airplanes and fly them across the room.
2. Have your own film festival. Pick a theme and rent several action movies, or sci fi movies, or movies with the same actor in them.
3. Go to a museum or an aquarium
4. Do crossword puzzles – even make your own puzzles!
5. Try sudoku puzzles, fun for the whole family.
6. Play Scrabble, Monopoly or Candyland or another board game.
7. Bake cookies and give some to your family or friends.
8. Tell family stories and take the time to learn about family history.
9. Call someone you care about for a talk.
10. Make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
11. Make shadow puppets with your hands and a flashlight on the wall.
12. Make mandalas.
13. Make paper bag puppets with lunch bags.
14. Teach the children how to say hello and goodbye in a foreign language.
15. Teach mom how to play the video game all the kids are playing.
16. Get pizza delivered for lunch and eat it picnic style on the floor.
17. Draw pictures to send to the grandparents and other relatives. Sit down and write actual letters to everyone.
18. Go to the library and have everyone get a book they like. Take turns reading out loud from your books reading to each other.
19. Watch the Discovery channel and learn about animals and nature.
20. Write a funny story together, everyone writing one sentence until you get to “The End”.
OHHH and i want to share this AWESOME recipe for a mini appetizer. Its SO good, and my cousin makes it all the time for family get togethers!
1/2 pound cooked ham, thinly sliced
1/2 pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced
1 pound processed American cheese, sliced
2 cups mayonnaise
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 onion, chopped
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, diced
12 hoagie rolls, torn into pieces for dipping
-Tear the ham, salami and American cheese into small pieces. Place in a large bowl.
-In a medium bowl, blend the mayonnaise and oregano. Mix the mayonnaise mixture into the ham mixture 1/2 cup at a time, until meats and cheese are well coated. Mix in the onion.
-Before serving, mix in the lettuce and tomatoes. Serve with the hoagie roll pieces for dipping.
Have a great night everyone<3
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Swim with a dolphin.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I have gotten enough people to send me their things for my PROMO packs. They are great. I made up about 10 of them last night. You can see how they look here in this post. I am hoping for some more people though, because some people only sent me enough things for 10 packages. They are great though. So many goodies and discounts. AND ITS FREE with any purchase. How awesome is THAT? I know i would LOVEEE to get one of these packs along with my order. :]
All my wonderful volunteers were super nice, and GREAT to chat with. I really truly enjoyed messaging each one.
One of the people who sent me their awesome cards was Weirdbuglady. SHE MAKES HER OWN BUSINESS CARDS OUT OF USED BOXES. I turned it over, and it was the back of like a ceral box. How awesome is that? SOOO creative and eco-friendly! I tried to get a good picture of them, but thats the best i could do. This person truly has a great shop. You need to go browse..or even buy ;]
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I will post sometime else this week <3
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I would love to start doing some promo packs to go along with my orders.
Next i found this awesome Etsy seller, MudHutt, a few weeks ago. I absolutely adore her shop. You can see a few of her items in this post.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Update when I can.. and have time. I listed more circle thank you's today though. Take a look.
Until next time...
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I really like it though when i wear the dress it falls completely to the ground and poofs out a little bit which i really like!!!
I will update later this week.
P.s- mention this post, and ill include a free card with any purchase!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
When I was old enough to hold a crayon! Though it truly developed into my passionate life's work, and a fun hobby all mixed in together I suppose.
3) What has Etsy done for you as a crafter?
4) Describe your work space.
Monday, March 24, 2008
I added some cute new things to my shop recently, im starting a new "bird" line, which i think is going to turn out to be really cute. I have only listed two of them so far, but more are coming i promise!! I think my circle thank you's are the cutest though.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Also, please take my poll that you see to the left.
Thanks so much, and HAPPY EASTER!!!!
Until Next time, Ally
"Steady feet dont fail me now..."
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I tried to get my etsy mini on this post, but it didnt quite work out well. So sorry! You just gotta go look at my shop.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Two years ago I started a business with my friend and neighbor. Although I loved being a part of the business I realized ultimately it was not what I wanted to do. I stepped back from that business last year but realized I needed something in my life besides being a wife and SAHM to 4 kids. I have always loved creating, whether it was decorating my house or making things for myself or gifts for others. So I started making hair accessories and bottle cap necklaces for my daughter and sold many of these to friends and neighbors. It was then that I decided that I could sell these. I have sold many of these at craft fairs, but the time and dedication involved with craft fairs was not something that I have. That is when I discovered Etsy! What I make and sell has evolved over time and I love everything I currently make and hope to add more!
I have been selling on Etsy since December of 2007. I am really excited that there is a venue for crafters and artists to display and sell their hard work. I also love that Etsy has the forums to ask questions, get answers and to chat with others who are also doing what they love. I have gotten some great feedback that has encouraged me to continue what I love. I have also asked for and received critiques that have helped me to make improvements to have a better product! Where else can you get all of this?
Etsy has given me a place to showcase what I make. Before I found Etsy I thought the only way to have a place to sell was to do craft fairs or create a website. I found that the time and cost involved with creating and maintaining a website would not have been cost effective and it would have made it very difficult to dedicate the time to my crafting.
I am lucky to have a room dedicated to crafting in my home. It is an absolute disaster at all times but I have gotten used to my organized mess!
How do you promote your shop and items (online and off)?
I am in the Etsy forums a lot and have gotten many sales this way. I think the forums are a great place to showcase your shop and also get advice, critiques and tons of helpful information. I have also done craft fairs in the past which have been very successful. I have done a few at home shows with other local crafters and artist. I also do 2 local craft fairs a year, one is at our hometown Fall Fest the other is at Christmas at one of our local elementary schools. I have sent out emails with my shop info to friends and family and have started putting fliers in stores that offer a board for advertising.
What else do you want people to know about you? It can be ANYTHING
I have 4 beautiful kids, 3 boys (ages 12, 8 and 3) and 1 daughter (age 3) and a wonderful husband!. Having a daughter has been more fun then I ever imagined it would be. She is so girly yet can keep up with her 3 brothers. I also have 3 crazy dogs, 1 fish and 2 frogs. I have been very blessed to have an amazing family and great friends who have encouraged me every step of the way!
P.S- arent these SUPER cute?!?!
Monday, March 17, 2008
I have been looking in alot of card books lately, looking for new techniques and such, and saw eyelets. So of course i went out and bought them, and then bought the tool you need to use them with. So.. You will be seeing alot of eyelets coming in my next couple pieces because they are just so cute! You can see that i used them in my tags...already.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I found this lovely persons shop the other day while chatting with them in the fourms. I immediately fell in love with this particular item. Their shop is all about recycling and repurposing items. To check out Green Artistry's shop click here. :]
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Next topic...remember how i was telling you the lights flickered a few times the other night, when i was having that really bad storm?...well turns out 5 minutes before i leave for work, the power goes out with no sign of it coming back on. I was like WONDERFUL, story of my life. I had to stay at my grandparents that night because there was no heat. My power didnt come back on until Sunday around 1. To say the least i was really missing the computer and my etsy! haha! I forgot how hard it is to live without electric! Stupid wind!
Last night went out to dinner with the boyfriend :] it was soo good. But I come home today to find my leftovers eaten. I was a little steamed, because i was really looking forward to munching on them!!!! :[ ggrrrr.