Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
When it first went up (when it was still white) we were convinced that it would get tagged. And sure enough, only a few days after it was painted this color, it was. I wish I could post those pictures, but that would be inappropriate :)
I still shake my head and giggle everytime that I see it - especially since this olive orchard doesn't grow martini type olives.
Now I'm just waiting for us to be on one of those TV shows! It's just a matter of time.....
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I'm so excited! I just found out that the lovely ladies at Team EtsyBABY made me... yes, me... Team Member of the Month! It's such a thrill and I'm so honored! The ladies that have received this award before me are so talented and do so much for this team and I am just incredibly thrilled to be a part of that group! I was just thinking today about what I would be doing if I wasn't doing this business and I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing in my spare time. I have met such amazing people and developed friendships that I absolutely treasure! I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Quite a while ago, I noticed Smilebox on a friend's blog, totzhatz, and accidentally downloaded it. Then for months and months, I'd get these little updates and little notes saying "come try me out"! Well, yesterday morning, although I really didn't have the time for it, I decided to try it and LOVE IT! It's so much fun and can't wait to have a bit more time to play around with it.
But, for now... here's what I did... hope you love it as much as I do :)
|Make a Smilebox photobook|
Sunday, August 9, 2009
of CB Design Studio on etsy!
I had recieved "One Lovely Blog Award" from this super helpful and terrific EtsyMom teammate in June! Make sure to check out her etsy shop and her blog - she has some absolutely beautiful pieces of jewelry!
I was so excited to recieve this award from her, especially since it's been a challenge for me to fit this blog into my schedule and find things worthy to write about! And to have someone notice it is such an honor!!
In acceptance of this award, I will post the rules:
1. Accept the award, post in on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other fabulous blogs. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Here is my list in no particular order:
WHEW! That was tough!!
I also did a happy birthday banner that matched the colors of the party - you'd be proud of me, Kristi :) I used brads in the corners of each letter card and strung a piece of ribbon through the whole set. I think next time I might have ribbon on each one and tie them together... we'll see!
Not wanting to do the traditional party bags, mostly because I wanted to try to make a starfish mermaid wand, but also because it was summer vacation and I had all the time in the world... right?!?!? Well, not really, but I did enjoy doing these! I made the starfish part from colored felt and hand embroidered glass beads to them, added the tulle and wrapped the ribbon around the dowel (MUCH harder than it looks, by the way!) and voila! Here they are! I also drew the mermiad onto a plate pattern from a Make A Plate kit I got at a kindergarten conference and had all the kids from the party sign it. I can't wait to send it in and get the actual plate!!
Maybe it's the teacher in me, but I always feel better when there's a great project to do! So... (in my spare time!! - Nicole, you'll get a giggle out of this one!) I went out and bought a Yudu personal screen printing machine and printed the mermaid design onto a t-shirt for each party goer. They turned out GREAT! I put out some small cupcake tins with fabric paint in each section, laid out some paint brushes and let them decorate away! They turned out so cute!
The party was a huge success and now there are so many more things I'm going to add to my shop... when I find some "extra" time - is that even possible?!?!
THANKS KRISTI, for tagging me! I had such fun :) Now to tag the next 6 bloggers!!! Here they are in no particular order:
I can't wait to see what their "six by six" is :)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Thanks so much for the honor, Jackie!
Now I get to pass it along to 5 other blogs!! Here's how it works:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 other blogs which show great ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE!
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have recieved this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you recieved your award.
Here are the 5 blogs that I am passing this award onto:
1. baby cheeks/the trendy tot - her two shops are incredible full of such darling things and her blog is really fun to read! (not to mention, the fun I'm having chatting with her on facebook!)
2. Banana Ice Cream Kids - super cute clothing items and a fun, fun blog!
3. Handmade Gone Wrong - what more can I say about this one?!!? I saw the link on facebook (sorry, I don't remember who posted it!) and can't get enough! These ladies say all the things you try to keep inside your head!!
4. Mommy Loves It! - this blog wrote one of the first product reviews for me and it was such a great experience! The author, Heather, is super sweet and does such a wonderful job!!
5. Red Sox Mommy - being a HUGE Red Sox fan and raising one myself, I just love this blog! What more can I say?!?!
Jackie has been on etsy since 2008 and has such an adorable assortment of hatz! You can find always find her posting on the team threads with such kind as supportive words for everyone! She has a great blog and is featured in two different etsy shops: Bloome and ImogensGarden. Well done, Jackie!!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Now, how is this connected to Thankful Thursday you ask?? Let me tell you!
Not only is this hardworking small business owner, faithful teammate and wonderful designer good at what she does, she is also a warm and helpful person - someone I am proud to call my friend!
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that she was about to hit 200 sales and I thought to myself, WOW! What an accomplishment!! And like anyone else would, I thought, I wonder how she did it. So I asked!! And right away Sandra made a list for me to follow of things that she has done to get the word out about her shop. And as I'm gearing up for another school year, I am busy getting it all in place so that I can continue to follow her suggestions as life gets a little more complicated.
And the best part?!?! As I am starting and trying new things, she has been there to bounce ideas off of and to get a second opinion from. I have appreciated her honesty, even when it wasn't what I wanted to hear. Every suggestion she has made is from the heart, from her own objective eye and is made because she wants me to succeed. And the bottom line?? I trust her opinion! I mean, who wouldn't with a record like hers!!
So.... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, my dear friend!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The Clever Kitty - http://www.thecleverkitty.etsy.com/
Little Elephant Compay - http://www.littleelephantco.etsy.com/
Chubbas n Boop - http://www.chubbasnboop.etsy.com/
Lil Boo and Company - http://www.lilbooandco.etsy.com/
Tutu Cute and Moore - http://www.tutucuteandmoore.etsy.com/
Pumpkin's Boutique - http://www.pumpkinsboutique.etsy.com/
Tootsie Bear - http://www.tootsiebear.etsy.com/
Rozzi's Sweet Peas - http://www.rozzissweetpeas.etsy.com/
All Things Girly - http://www.allthingsgirly.etsy.com/
Zuzu Girl Handmade - http://www.zuzugirlhandmade.etsy.com/
Chichiboulie - http://www.chichiboulie.etsy.com/
Mary Had A Little Party - http://www.maryhadalittleparty.etsy.com/
Flirty Bird - http://www.flirtybird.etsy.com/
Swiedebie - http://www.swiedebie.etsy.com/
Here is a little sneak peak at the magazine... I just know you are going to love it!!
Thanks so much to everyone who commented on the blog post and for those of you who sent me ideas through etsy! Although I wasn't able to get it all done before going on my trip, I was able to decide on my favorite and Daisy Creek Overflow really caught my attention. Now the easy part (right?!?!) - I just need to get the logo, avatar, shop set up and items listed. Well, maybe that's not the easy part, but it's so much easier now that I have a name!!
Thanks so much, rozzissweetpeas, for your creative suggestion!! You rock!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I'm heading to Europe on the 19th to see my dad and need my shop up and going before I leave, so I decided to have a contest to come up with a name. I'd like, if possible, for it reflect the "mother store" Daisy Creek Designs, I'd like for it to reflect that the items are finished/discounted/ready to go and I'd also like for the name to be fun - a play on words maybe.
Possible names can be submitted to me by leaving a comment to this post. You must have these to me by Friday night (June 12th) at midnight pst. I will then post the top 5 that I like the best here, in a new post on this blog. Voting will go until Monday night (June 15th) at midnight pst and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 16th.
The best part?!?! The winner will recieve a FREE rhinestone tee - infant, child or adult - any style, color, size with any design...
Up for the challenge!??!?! I hope you are! I can't wait to hear what you come up with!!!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
One evening on the etsy thread, I saw a post from ImogensGarden and it was asking for ideas for names. So, on a whim, I sent her a convo offering my nickname "Liz" and my middle name "Jo" thinking that neither of them sounded very good for a wooden doll.
I'm now so glad I sent the message because look and these sweet little girls :) The one in the blue is Lizzy and the one in the red is Jo. And it's so fun to see them so close together because my hubby calls me that (Lizzy Jo that is!) The other part that I love is that each of them is carrying a daisy (and my shop is Daisy Creek)!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Today, while I was on twitter, (which I still don't really get, except that I may have "met" some business connections today) I clicked on a link about what has been happening on facebook. SO DISTURBING!!! Here's the link: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,494064,00.html I am so glad that I haven't gotten into that!
Now don't get me wrong, I've heard of several friends who have been able to find people who they haven't been in touch with for a long time and in that respect, I think that the process is great. But, I'm so glad that I know what I know now before getting on there. I have a friend (whom I LOVE!! Hey Tracy!!) and she had asked me to get on facebook to catch up with high school friends. Am I curious, sure. Would I love to get in touch with people again, sure. But do I have the time to really interact with everyone I find or everyone who finds me? not so much. I can barely keep up with regular email with the people I see all the time!
Am I saying that I will never do facebook? no, I'm not saying that. What I'm saying is that I'm so glad that I saw this article first. Now I will be so much more careful - especially with regard to personal information and photographs.
I hope you read the article and become more aware!
I'm so excited about this review! It's only the second one that I have done, but it was great working with Joanna (and the review was fabulous)!! I am eager to do a contest with her to get even more traffic to my site and think that it will be a good way to get the word out. Here's the link to the review:
Check it out!!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The first blog entry was the hardest. Getting myself started... UG! How much do I tell about myself - am I telling too much or not enough?!?!? And then a couple of promotions organized by one of my etsy teams (etsybaby) came up and I thought this would be an easy thing to write about. And just as I started getting into the grove (my goal was to write once a week).....
more and more information started coming out about the ramifications of CPSIA (http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/cpsia.html). And at first I kept thinking that it will all get changed for sure. This had to be a joke! No one in their right mind would allow this to happen to so many small businesses! So, I waited and started reading up, and waited, and did more reading, and waited some more, and started reading about people starting to test to be compliant, and kept waiting, and read more about getting MSDS (is that right?!?!?) sheets to prove the lack of lead, and I kept on waiting....
you could say that I am still waiting ;) I've had a few sleepless nights, I've started becoming more active in the fight against it and I've really started thinking: What am I going to do??
I just start to think that I have it all worked out (at least until August when the law gets worse) and then I get more and more confused. So.... for those of you who might actually read this, bear with me!! I still have absolutely no idea what I am doing :)