Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Decided to bake some cookies tonight!
1. I fail because they were box cookies
2. I win because they are organic cookies
3. I win because I bought them onsale for super cheap
4. I fail because I didn't use organic butter
5. I win because the kids helped
6. I win because now I get to eat cookies! nom nom nom!

mmm Lets make some cookies!

Stir stir stir.

Stir a little more.

Time to make perfectly round cookies! haha Just kidding!

Patience my dear children...

Waiting waiting waiting..


Nom nom nom!

Chocolate face and fingers!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


A couple of weeks ago my son was feeding our fish. We had just gotten them about 2 weeks before that. He got all excited because he said he had just seen a teeny tiny baby fish. My husband and I tried to look for it, but we never saw anything. We told him it was probably just a flake of something and wasn't actually a fish.

Jump ahead to three days ago and I'm feeding the fish and what do I see swimming around in the sunk'n ship!?!? A baby fishie!! Of course I hop online to see what I can find out about our fish. Apparently they give birth to live fish. (kinda cool) and if you have a female fish she is most likely pregnant because they can store sperm in their uterus. Which may have been nice to know when we got them. The fact that we would most likely end up with babies.

I've only seen two, I'm guessing that if there were any more they probably got eaten. These two seem to be doing well. They spend most of their time hiding though.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Old ugly buttons

So what do you do when you have a pile of old ugly buttons, that most likely would never sell as destash? Even if they did sell it probably wouldn't be worth the trouble of listing them. You string them together and turn ugly into fashion. You make a new bracelet out of them! Although it is still kinda ugly, but in a fashionable kind of way.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A little more green

I was recently visiting a friend who uses cloth napkins. I try and do my part to be more 'green' but for some reason I never really thought about using reusable napkins.
We always just ripped the napkin or paper towel in half to make them go a little farther. After using the cloth ones for the weekend, I realized how much paper and money we were wasting. So I made my own! Right now I only have some green and pink ones done. The kids love them! At dinner time it is my daughter's job to count out enough napkins for everyone. I didn't make them fancy or anything. Just used some cheap fabric and serged up the sides. I have more colors to make, but my serger went wonky on me.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Don't forget the TNT sale!!

DIYscene's TNT sale happens tomorrow from noon to midnight EST! This is a weekly event. We have many awesome shops featuring great deals!!
For a list of participating shops go here: TNT shop deals
TNT stands for Thursday night temptation and is run by the DIYscene team.
You do not have to be part of the diyscene team to participate, any Etsy seller can hold a TNT sale. If you would like to join the diyscene forum go here:
You can go to to be added to the list of participating shops.
Just add a comment.
After you spend the day shopping stop in our chat room and meet the sellers. Anyone with a TNT avatar is having a sale.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Marketing tip for today

If you drive like a douche, don't advertise your business on your vehicle. Also If you can't park right the first time, perhaps you should back it up and adjust. It just looks bad for business. Why would I use someones business who can't even take the time to park within the boundaries of their parking space. I went to the bank today and I was pulling into a spot, but I ended up having to circle the lot again because the car I was going to park next two was a foot into my space. Ah.. yes really not that big of a deal, but to me it's careless and looks bad. Hey if you want to park like you own the world then don't advertise your business on your vehicle.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Look Look!

I just added a social bookmark to all of my postings. It was super simple.
I got the tutorial from Allover Art. You can read it here!
Was that the worlds shortest post ever? yeah pretty sure it was!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just listed!

Just listed on Etsy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Curtains

After living in our house for over 3 years, I finally broke down and replaced these ugly-ass lace curtains. Ok I guess they are not soo ugly, but I was really sick of looking at them.

Before (livingroom)


Before (dinning room)


I still need to sew them. Right now they are pinned up with safety pins.
Maybe the are still ugly,
but at least they are not lace.