At My Shop

November 27, 2009

I forgot to mention last night, that I will be having FREE shipping on all the items in my Etsy shop over the weekend. If you need a sling or any custom order, let me know!

Brown Linen Ring Sling

mamakates.etsy.com

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Shopping

November 27, 2009

Tomorrow is Black Friday. To some, this means getting up before the sun, shoving your way through crowds of crazed shoppers, standing in long lines, and most importantly getting a SALE! This whole idea sounds pretty unappealing to me, but some people love it–my husband being one of them. I don’t get it. Anyway, I’ve got the remedy for anyone who wants the sale, but not the crazy shopping trip. Shop online! Etsy is full of sales from Black Friday until Cyber Monday. My team on Etsy, The Busy Moms Team, is offering quite a bit of special offers this weekend. Check out the entire team’s listings here, and check out these lovely pieces I found.

Newborn Gift Set

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geeklingdesigns.etsy.com

Kids Room Octopus Painting


pittsburghcakegirl.etsy.com

Adjustable Coffee Cozy


bagelcreations.etsy.com

Bird Appliqued Play Quilt


pachamamma.etsy.com

Snowflake Holiday Greeting Card


tricia16.etsy.com

Happy Shopping!

Buy Handmade

November 13, 2009

I’m not sure if any of you are aware, but it’s already November! It seems like just last week all the leaves were green, we were thinking about mowing our yard, and plans for our weekends were to go swimming. Well now, the leaves are suddenly gone, the air is chilly, and Christmas is just around the corner.

With the holidays coming, this means most of us are doing more shopping. We, of course, haven’t started, but we are at least talking about it. So, while perusing the wonderful world of Etsy, I found quite a few things that would be great gifts. I put together a treasury of the highlights from my search to give you an idea of what really neat things you can find. My search was for Eco-Friendly items. Maybe this will get more people to consider buying green as well as handmade for the holidays.

And here we go!



www.thecraftpantry.etsy.com


www.MissMotleys.etsy.com


www.laurabucci.etsy.com


www.artandphilanthropy.etsy.com


www.dpholkdesigns.etsy.com

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Paper or Plastic? No, Thank You.


www.zJayne.etsy.com

My Hiatus

July 8, 2009

I just got back from a 4 day reunion with my extended family that came from Louisiana and other parts of Indiana. We all stayed at my mom’s house, which has been the tradition since my grandmother was the matriarch of the house. The house is on the lake, and is large enough to cram a few families in to stay for a few days. Playing on the lake with my crazy family is one of my fondest memories and most favorite things to do. We ski, we swim, we throw each other off of wave runners … fun is had by all.

Another activity that my family enjoys is a good debate. I sometimes participate, but it’s usually a discussion that involves my Uncle Irwin, Uncle Bill, Aunt Peggy, and my cousin Kevin. You would think that after all these years they have already said all there is to say about their opinion on abortion or war or WHATEVER, but they have not. These debates will go on until the end of time! Sitting down to listen to them is another one of my favorite things.

This year was a little more hectic than prior reunions; we had a FULL house! To give you an idea of the insanity I just endured, I will list off who stayed in the house and where. My mom and her husband stayed in her bedroom, my brother slept on a blow up mattress in the sun room by the deck, an Aunt and Uncle stayed in my brother’s old room, my cousin and his girlfriend stayed in the living room, John, Jackson, Archer, and I stayed in the front porch area on another blow up mattress, and upstairs in my old room were my cousin and his wife with 2 little ones, and my other Aunt and Uncle. Oh my GOD was it crazy! But, it was fun and wonderful to see how the family has grown.

Now, I am back home getting our lives back to normal. John is on a business trip and won’t be home until Friday. So, I’m trying to keep busy and sane with my boys before he returns. I am going to attempt to get groceries soon. That should be a good time … or really stressful! I could wait for other family members nearby to get off of work to watch Jackson while I shop, but we are out of so many necessities, that I can’t wait.

Spitting Crickets

April 22, 2009






Last Saturday we woke up WAY too early for my taste, and went to an Easter celebration at John’s place of work. It was really nice. There was a catered breakfast, games, an egg hunt, an art station, and time to spend with the Easter bunny. Fun was had by all. *smirk*

After that we came home to get ready for the bug bowl at Purdue. Archer took his first stroller ride and Jackson spit his first cricket! Of course I didn’t get a picture of the actual spitting of the cricket; only pictures of before and after–thanks to slow cameras. Jackson also had the chance to try out fencing with his daddy. It was a fun Saturday.

Cool Cat

April 13, 2009

This was Jackson’s Easter attire this year. The jacket was his daddy’s when he was little.

Have you ever seen such a cool cat?