Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
When we were at the shelter, picking out our Mac, there was another dog there that I wanted sooooo bad. Her name was Precious. She was so sweet and excited to see us. I couldn't talk my son into picking her though, because she was a little hyper and he wanted a calm dog. I so wanted Precious to come live with us, but we could only handle one dog.
I'm sad to say that Precious is still at the shelter. I can't believe no one has picked her for a forever home yet. She is adorable and so loving.
So I thought I'd post her pick here and maybe someone out there in cyber world is looking for an extra special dog and will fall in love with her. Click here for the link to her page.
There are so many pets looking for a good home. They just want someone to love them. Please think about giving Precious or some other homeless pet a home. You'll be glad you did.
Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
All you need is:
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix only the ingredients listed above in a large bowl. Do not follow the actual cake mix recipe! Drop spoonsful of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool and eat them up!
I alter this recipe just a bit. I use egg substitute instead of real eggs and I use extra light Olive Oil instead of regular vegetable oil.
We have tried this recipe with almost every flavor of cake mix made - even angel cake. Our favorite is definitely the chocolate fudge cake mixes. And then we add m & m's to the batter, or sometimes chocolate morsels, peanut butter morsels, marshmallows - anything we can find really.
It's even better when you can get the cake mix on sale for super cheap - or even use a coupon.
The cookies taste completely homemade, so it's easy to fool your guests ;)
I wish I had a picture to show but we ate them all :) LOL
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Look for new designs in the coming days to be listed in my Pink Pear shop. Just as soon as we get a spot of sunshine, I can take some pictures :(.
It's been nothing but cold and yucky for the past few days.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thanks so much simplysuzula! Your treasury is clever and beautiful. Thanks for including Handmade Whimzy!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Click here to view the treasury and post a comment!
Thank you so much tamilyn!!! Your treasury is beautiful!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I'm still having Free Shipping and Free Gift Wrapping at two of my online shops - Handmade Whimzy and Pink Pear Designs. Need a last minute holiday present? Order today!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
The Gift Wrapping will be with one of my handmade pillow boxes, tied with a ribbon and with a handpunched tag attached.
Check my stores out for great holiday gifts for all the ladies in your life. My ribbon bookmarks make great gifts for coworkers, teachers, Sunday school classes, friends and anyone else who likes to read.
Monday, December 1, 2008
To see the list of all participating shops in Etsy Texas Crafters, click here: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5934515
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Shop both stores today, Saturday, November 29th and get free shipping with any purchase plus I will wrap the items in Christmas wrap complete with ribbon and tags. Small items will be wrapped in one of my handmade pillow boxes.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
1. Go buy a turkey
2. Take a drink of whisky
3. Put turkey in the oven
4. Take another 2 drinks of whisky
5. Set the degree at 375 ovens
6. Take 3 more whiskys of drink
7. Turk the bastey
8. Whisky another bottle of get
9. Ponder the meat thermometer
10. Glass yourself a pour of whisky
11. Bake the whisky for 4 hours
12. Take the oven out of the turkey
13. Floor the turkey up off of the pick
14. Turk the carvey
15. Get yourself another scottle of botch
16. Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey
17. Bless the dinner and pass out
Happy Turkey Day!
Monday, November 24, 2008
This year we chose to pack a shoe box with gifts for "Operation Christmas Child" through Samaritan's Purse. I saw a news story on a local channel about a girl who grew up in Russia. She was adopted by an American family when she was 11, but she still remembers the Christmas box that she received while she lived in the orphanage in Russia. She spoke about what a blessing it was for her and all the other children to get something that someone packed just for them and how it made her feel like someone was thinking about her and loved her. The story just made me cry.
So I said to my son and husband, "let's do Operation Christmas child this year". You could choose to pack a box for a girl or boy and of course, my son picked a boy. So we packed 2 shoe boxes. One for a boy aged 5-9 years and one for a boy aged 10-14 years.
We basically followed the guidelines given when buying items to fill the boxes. We bought socks, gum, school supplies, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hair combs, and toys. For the toys, we bought metal race cars and a small football for the older boy. For the younger boy, we bought small plastic animals, a stuffed animal, and a small football.
We took our boxes to the drop off location on Friday and we were given two sweet, metal, Christmas tree ornaments as a thank you. They had a big semi trailer in the parking lot and it was almost full to the brim with packed boxes.
I don't know when our boxes will be delivered but our thoughts and prayers are with the children who receive them.
Feel free to click any of the above links and donate to these very worthy causes or get yourself a new pet for Christmas!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
It's a beautiful treasury full of great Christmas items.
You can check it out here:
Thanks Marilyn!! for featuring Handmade Whimzy's nativity set in your great treasury!
Friday, November 21, 2008
This is the small size.
This is the medium size.
I'm going to list large and maybe extra large but I have to work up a pattern for them first.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
First let me say that the ETC Monday promo for today is "ETC has Secrets". I have 2 secrets in Handmade Whimzy and 2 in Pink Pear Designs. Find the secret, buy the secret and get a free pair of Christmas earrings like the ones listed in my Pink Pear shop! Search on etsy for "teametsytx etc secrets" and see what other participating shops have secrets. You have until midnight tonight! Go - Look!
Also, I have started making my own Pillow boxes. I wanted to offer year round gift wrapping for Pink Pear Designs and I thought pillow boxes would be sweet and still fit into a bubble mailer nicely. So, what to do with all the extra pillow boxes I've been making? Why open up a supply store on etsy, of course.
So today I opened Whimzy Supplies, to sell my handmade pillow boxes and destash supplies.
Wish me luck and check out my new shops!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I'm working on making my own boxes, but I haven't quite perfected them.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Bullard is such an adorable little town. The festival was in celebration of Veteran's day and it was awesome. They had a parade, Miss Armed Forces contest, art contests for the kiddos, an arts and crafts fair, some yummy food and lots of performances by local folks.
My booth did fairly well considering it was a pretty small festival and it was my first time. I met a couple of etsy sellers that I didn't know and saw a couple of sellers that I did know. Betty over at Glassyboop who does awesome fused glass, sold me a really sweet Christmas tree ornament and is making me a custom piece that I will be giving as a gift. Can't say what it is because the giftee might peak and not be surprised.
I also saw AlexiaJean, who is one of my fellow Etsy Texas Crafters. She makes things for wee ones like little bows, dresses, things like that. I know she had a great weekend at the festival and seemed really happy at the end.
One last thing to mention, they had the most wonderful portable potties there that I had ever seen. They had heat and A/C, running water, soap, paper towels and a little bowl of mints. Everyone who used them was soooooo excited. Thanks Darlene for getting us those great toilets!!!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
AMI makes gorgeous jewelry! I love this bracelet in her etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16303745 So pretty!!
Thank you so much for featuring my necklace, AMIdesigns!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Both of my shops Handmade Whimzy and Pink Pear Designs are having 20% off sales!! I will combine shipping if you want to buy something for both stores!
Check out our Etsy forum thread http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5889005 for the list of all participating shops!! There are over 95 stores participating. Now is the time to buy for Christmas!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Pink Pear Designs was in two more treasuries this weekend!!
The Flutterby Treasury from Earmark is a gorgeous use of plum and sweet butterflies!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
My sign hanging up in back is handmade by me and it matches my business cards.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The venue WAS gorgeous and it was so nice having indoor potties.
Here are some beautiful pics of some of the roses courtesy of The Tyler Rose Garden.
Oh well, the next show will be better and at least the weather was perfect!
Friday, October 17, 2008
We went tonight and set up our tent and carried all the heavy stuff in. We have a good location, right by the entrance and our neighbors that we met seem really friendly.
The Rose Parade starts at 9 a.m. and I'm thinking that we will be really busy once ends as there will be so many people already in the area from the parade. Let's just hope the traffic continues.
I have tons on new stuff for the show - unfortunately, no pics :(
I even have some special lampwork glass rose earrings in red and yellow.
If you're in the area, stop on by and visit!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Have you ever heard of the Boo game? It's where you make up a bag of treats and leave it on your neighbor's doorstep with a little picture of a ghost and a poem. The poem basically says that the person has been boo'd and that they should now boo someone else. However, I don't like the part about making the person feel like they have to boo someone else. I just want to leave treats for some of the neighbors. So I started looking on the internet and found several people who had the same idea as me.
Crazedparent.org has a post about Booing and there was a great poem left in the comments for people who don't want to make the recipient feel as though they have to continue the Booing.
Here's the poem:
The air is cool, the season fall,
soon Halloween will come to all
With Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore
trick-or-treaters at your door
The spooks are after things to do,
in fact, a spook brought this "Boo" to you
The treats that come with this short note
are yours to keep, enjoy them both!
You don't have to spread this cheer
but if you do,
do it to someone you hold dear
Here is how to make a Boo:
Place a goody bag beside the door
include this poem and one thing more
A special treat or something fun,
now your Boo is almost done
Don't sign your name, don't leave a clue
cause that's the magic of a Boo!
This website - organizedchristmas.com has some really great Booing signs and more info about it.
So go out there and BOO someone. This would be a great way to raise the spirits of an elderly person in your neighborhood or anyone else that needs a little fall cheer!
Friday, October 10, 2008
P.S. Connie has several cool totes in her store right now and they are almost as beautiful as mine. LOL
Monday, October 6, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Check out our Maker Faire Page here.
And as always, you can search "teametsytx" on etsy.com to find all the great listings for members of our talented group!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Armadillo Tex is hiding in all the participating shops. Find him, buy the item he's hiding in and get a free gift!
I have two secrets in my shop. Can you find them?
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Here are the just listed today pics!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I based it on the devastation left by Hurricane Ike and other past hurricanes. Please click the pics and leave comments. I'd love to hear what you have to say!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Here are some of my challenge items!
OOOH! Spooky spiders and pumpkins - oh my! Perfect for Halloween!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Festival on the Square was canceled this weekend as a result of the proposed bad weather and the need for efforts to be concentrated on helping the evacuees.
I think we'll all be glad when Hurricane season is over!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Labor Day is also the first Monday of the month which means ---- Etsy Texas Crafters 1st Monday Sales Event! YAY! My shop is having a 15% off everthing sale. Click here to see all the great stuff!
Or click here to see the etsy forum thread that has a list of all participating shops. There are some really great shops participating, some having sales up to 50% off! You can't beat that.
I just bought a flaxseed eye pillow from sweetwolf.etsy.com for 20% off! That will come in handy in yoga class! Click here to see!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
School started back for us yesterday. I always get really sad, because it means my son is growing up and one day he'll leave me. :( My friend says she thinks of the start of school as a new adventure. I guess I need to start looking at it that way - that's very positive.