Thursday, November 12, 2009

Productive Weekend!

Wow! I had a very productive weekend! I managed to finish 1 custom order, 3 pens, 1 whistle and almost finished a butterfly barrette. Here's the first two that are already listed in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I make these all the time and lots of people have been asking for the recipe. So here it is!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 C Brown Sugar (packed)
1 C Cooked or Canned Pumpkin
1/2 C Oil
1 tsp Vanilla

2 C Sifted Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Ginger
1 C Raisins or Chocolate Chips

In mixing bowl beat together sugar, pumpkin, oil and vanilla.

In another bowl sift together dry ingredients.

Slowly add dry ingredients to wet mixture. Stir until smooth. Blend raisins or chocolate chip in.

Drop by spoonful on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 12-15 minutes. (3-4 dz)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Auction Items

Well the day is here! The Dinner and Silent Auction are tonight! I am scared yet relieved that the day is finally here. There were a few Etsy and Artfire artist that contributed to this basket I put together. Some by donations other items were purchased because they fit in with our school mascot.

Here's the list of shops included in the basket ~

Etsy & Artfire Handmade Items

Panthers Wooden Sign ~
Glow in the Dark Panther Ornament ~
Gold Star & Cards ~
Panther Vinyl Window Decal ~
Football & Volleyball Ornaments ~
Beaded Butterfly Barrette ~
Fall Leaves Greeting Cards ~
Panther Wine Charms & Keychain ~

THANK YOU to all of you wonderful Etsy & Artfire sellers!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Etsy Twitter Shop of the Week - Firebirdhouse Designs

Kristen Evans, the owner of Firebirdhouse Designs, loves creating unique jewelry designs and textiles from vintage and new components, as well as recycled/repurposed vintage pieces and fabrics.

Originally a fine artist, Kristen says " I love turning beautiful things with history into useable and wearable art and that really began to be the core of my inspiration. I like the challenges that come with recycling and reusing in new ways." (to read more please see the Etsy Twitter Team Blog)

Buy Handmade

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Need some help....

I am now a part of the Panther Pride Athletic Association! YAY! We are a group of parents that are helping the student athletes at our local public school raise money for jerseys and other miscellaneous sports items they are in need of. One of our fundraisers is going to be a dinner and silent auction. This will be held in Early September. My goal is to put together a Etsy/Artfire gift basket. I am in need of some generous sellers though! Donations are greatly appreciated but I will also be purchasing a few items to add to the basket.

The school colors are black and gold. The mascot is a Panther. All store information (web addresses, item donated etc...) will be typed up for easy access for the basket winner. I will be taking pictures of the basket and the dinner event.

If you are interested please contact me through this e-mail or through the convos on etsy or artfire.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009


I finally got my butt in gear and made some new stuff! I haven't worked with paper in a while and I really needed a break from the custom beading orders I have been working on so I made these cute Christmas gift tags that can double as ornaments.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Etsy Twitter Shop of the Week -

Lisa Murdin is the creative genius behind the rainbow array of wristlets, pouches, purses and more at LMCreation. Whether from fabric, vinyl, or occasionally leather, the store's creations add a splash of whimsy and color to anything you wear.

For more information on this great Etsy Artist please see the full interview on the Etsy Twitter Team Blog~

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! We did. We spent the day cooking and getting ready for my sons 8th birthday party. The boys had a great time with Grandpa. Watching the monster truck crush cars, playing on water slides, playing in the river then finally settling down to a nice barbecue dinner and a Star Trek cake.

Once it started to get dark we moved our chairs out to the road and prepared to watch my brother the pyrotech do his thing. It was an awesome show yet scary at the same time. Watching the sky as the fireworks go off yet trying to watch the ground to make sure everything goes up into the air the way it's supposed to. Over all it was a really great day.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Etsy twitter shop of the week ~ RoseBushDesigns

WOW!!! Look at all the beautiful cards in this shop! Not only does she have great cards but she has post it note holders with beaded pens! If you would like to learn more about her please visit the Etsy Twitter Blog.

Buy Handmade

Monday, June 8, 2009

Etsy Twitter Team Member of the week ~ ndnchick

I am the featured Etsy Twitter Member of the week this week! In honor of that I am offering free shipping in my shop until Sunday June 14. (that includes international buyers!) I have already changed the shipping prices so there is no need to wait for an invoice or refund.

Buy Handmade

Monday, June 1, 2009

Etsy Twitter Shop of the Week - ThatsHeadley

ThatsHeadly is a wonderful shop where you can pick up some great new jewelry.

Buy Handmade

Went to the movies....

We had a family outing this weekend. We went to see Up with my parents. It was really cute! I found myself laughing when nobody else in the theater was. My boys liked it so much that we only had to have one potty break. That is a big deal since we had four of the five boys with us. :)

If you're looking for a great movie to see with your kids take them to see Up. We'll definitely be going to see it again. Maybe this time we'll go see it in 3-D.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

acageybee Etsy Twitter Team Member of the Week

I love this shop! This
A Grand Adventure Print has to be my favorite. If you are looking for artwork to brighten up your office or home, you need to check out her Etsy shop.

(photo is property of acageybee.)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Etsy Twitter Shop of the Week - curiousmess

You HAVE to go check out the Etsy Twitter Team Member of the week! Curiousmess' stuff is so great! I really like this Orange You Happy Brooch and this Cherry Blossom Fabric Bowl. You just have to go check out her shop for yourself to see just how awesome her work is.

If you would like to read more about it check out the Etsy Twitter Team blog.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Angel Kisses Jewelry

The Etsy Twitter Team Member of the week is Angel Kisses Jewelry which is a collective of related artists. To see the full article on them check out the ETT Blog.

Before you go you have to check out this beautiful Rainbow Fluorite Necklace.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

ETT Member of the Week~

The Etsy Twitter Team Member of the week is Beautiful Bridget!

Check out her Etsy shop for great items like this winter's eve scarf or this irish lass hat.

Beautiful Bridget makes beautiful items! Learn more about her on the Etsy Twitter Team blog.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

ndnchick has a Fan Page!

Come check ndnchick out on facebook!

I now have a brand new fan page. If you are a Hatchlings addict I have included that on the fan page!