January 28, 2011

{find a friend friday!}

I'm so excited today. We're starting a weekly Linky Party over here! Read on for all the details...

Welcome to week 2 of Find a Friend Friday. Last week we had a great week. This week it's being hosted by myself, Abstract Grace and Alissa at Rags to Stitches Boutique, and we are spotlighting Elizabeth at Sew Chatty

What inspires you?
So many things really! My faith and my family are biggies. That's what keeps me going. I'm inspired by the fabric itself too! Sometimes I can just look at fabric and know what it needs to be made into! That's super for for me!
What made you start your business?
We were low on dollars during the 2009 holiday season. I knew spending money we didn't have on presents was not going to happen so I made everything! I was posting pics on my Facebook and so many of my friends and family began to tell me that I needed to sell on Etsy...so here I am!
What do you love most about what you do?
I love the selling part if I'm being totally honest. I get giddy seeing those Etsy transaction notices come through my email! The feeling of knowing someone really likes something I worked hard to create is such a blessing to me!
What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
OOOH. I love ice cream. My fave is cookies and cream. Especially the one from Trader Joe's.
What's your favorite color?
My favorite color changes constantly! Right now it's gray. I know...how boring right? It's my go to color. Wearing a gray top today actually! Did you know that Honeysuckle Pink is the color of the year for 2011? I am a wealth of information. That color will likely be showing up in the form of Sew Chatty cuteness very soon!

You can also check out her Blog, Store and follow her on Twitter.

Rules? There are no rules. We just ask that you check out the first 3 blogs in the linky party and follow us if you like what you see. We hope you do! Also, there is a sweet little "Find a Friend Friday" button on the sidebar. Please do come back and see us soon!

Next week we'll pick another fun blog to feature! Happy Linking!

January 18, 2011

{link up!}

I'm bad, really bad. At being a dedicated blogger that is. I am constantly with my head deep in a handful of projects, but it seems I always forget to take pictures along the way. Then, discouraged that i'm not keeping up I throw any effort to blog about it to the wayside. Shame on me.

I've also been telling myself that I'm going to be better at self promotion. Linking up with other blogs, and working on boosting my friend/follower count. If only I had an extra 2 hours in the day. Sigh...

Well, i'm going to start taking baby steps in the right direction (gotta start somewhere, right?). I'll start by sharing this. Its a Welcome Wednesday "link-up" party hosted by Take It From Me. I'm participating, and I hope you do too! Here's how to "link up"!!!

If you want to be a part of Welcome Wednesday, just follow these 5 simple steps:
1. Follow the Welcome Wednesday Host (Take It From Me) as well as the 2 Spotlighted Blogs of the Week. (These will make up the top three slots on the Linky)
2. Link up your blog name and URL with our Linky. (You only need to add your info once for it to be seen on all the blog hops)
3. Grab our Welcome Wednesday button and include it in a post about the event on your blog.
4. Go to as many blogs on the MckLinky as you want and Follow them. Be sure to tell them you are from Welcome Wednesday!

January 3, 2011


Just thought I'd share a recent Etsy treasury I was featured in...lots of my favorite things in this one...Anchors!

Second row, last item on the Right.

It's the Hello Sailor! Pink Striped Hair Clip! Yay!

January 2, 2011

{goodbye 2010, hello 2011}

Goodbye 2010, and HELLO 2011! Happy New Year to all! I hope everyone had a great end to 2010 and are now enjoying the beginnings of 2011. 2010 was the most memorable year to date for me. Lets review:

1. I graduated Grad school May 23rd.
 Having an MBA in Business/Marketing at 24 is a pretty cool thing if you ask me.

2. I had a baby girl
May 31, Memorial Day (Yes, only one week after graduation, we were pushing that deadline close eh?) our little Ella June was born, 
after 31 long hours...

3. We moved.
In fact we moved over 400 miles from Northern California to Southern California. Boy was that an adjustment...BUT I met some AWESOME ladies and have life long friends because of it.

4. I had my golden birthday!
 25 years old on July 25th!And what did I do you ask? Why I went to Renegade LA and ate Mexican food of course!

5. I participated in my first Boutique.
Boy was it fun. In fact I did several events on the "boutique circuit" this fall, and had a blast. My business really grew this year, and I LOVE doing it. 

6. I saw a Double Rainbow! Ohhhh, Ahhhhh!

7. And to end the year...ANOTHER move.
Yep, after only living in Southern California for 5 months some unfortunate news we got the day before New Years Eve is causing us to have to move back to northern California. Gosh, what a headache, moving all that way, sacrificing so much for only 5 months! But the friendships i've made while here make it all worth the trouble that moving is. (See #3). 

Now on to 2011
Here are some "resolutions" if you will, for the new year. Nah, lets just think of them as "to do's".

1. Love on my Husband and little Junebug, until the smothering is too much. And then i'll sneak in one more kiss and hug. 

2. Save money! Save money! Save money! Downsize from all the unnecessary things, well except Anthropologie items, you can never have enough of anything from that store. 

3. Grow my business. I need to be more consistent in my blogging, my creating, sewing and all around craftiness. 

4. Lose the baby weight!

5. Enjoy life. Plain and simple.