Saturday, July 28, 2012

Blue isn't sad when you add sparkles

Blue Sparkle Beret
Just listed this new blue sparkle beret! My boyfriend bought me the yarn as a present to make something with, and it told me that it wanted to be a beret.  Well who am I to argue with that?

As with all of my items, there is free shipping anywhere in the US and Canada, but worldwide shipping is also available at a reasonable price.

Now it's time to work on some more goodies.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Favorites: Only $20

With things so expensive nowadays, it's awesome to find a great deal, and look at what great deals there are to choose from. Each of these items is only $20. That's not too much to treat yourself or a loved one.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Submissions: $20 Items

Hair Kerchief $20
Every Friday, I put together a treasury of some of my favorite items made by other sellers on etsy, post it on my blog and call it the Friday's Favorites!

Last week's treasury, Fun Furry Finds, had 98 views, 32 comments, 40 clicks and 10 admirers.

This week I'm looking for $20 ITEMS! If you have anything in your shop that you sell for $20, then post the link here and check back tomorrow for the Friday's Favorites.

Don't have any $20 items? Feel free to nominate a friend and help spread the love.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Identity Theft

We think of identity theft as a human problem, but apparently it is an issue that all species must deal with!

Elephant Theft
Bunny Theft
Fish theft
Penguin theft

                                                                         Mier cat theft

Raccoon Theft

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Beret

Green Beret Hat
I just listed this Green Beret Hat on etsy.  I realized that I was out of stock on hats in my hats and headbands section, so I got cracking.

This is one of the two berets that I made.  I'll probably try and list the other one on Wednesday or Thursday. 

As it is green in color, it qualifies for the birthday sale.  Receive 20% off anything green until August 4th by using coupon code: GREEN

Sunday, July 22, 2012

2 miles... getting there

So today I did a little over 2 miles today.  I'm slowly getting back to the 2.7 that I could do before my vacation.  I'm finding that I have a really hard time pacing myself.  I want the run to be over with so I go faster, and then I use up all my energy and I feel like I'm going to die.

I did walk once on my run today, for a couple tenths of a mile, but I finished at a run.

I know I can get back to where I was, I just have to build up my indurance again and watch my pacing.  Easier written than done, but I am determined.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday's Favorites: Pet Things

We love our pets, and giving them gifts can be fun for the whole family. Look how happy these fur children look. Does 
your baby need anything too?

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Submissions: Things for Animals

Green Stripe Dog Sweater
Every Friday, I put together a treasury of some of my favorite items made by other etsy sellers, post it on my blog and call it the Friday's Favorites.

Last week's treasury, Green-ing from Ear to Ear, had 208 views, 72 comments, 115 clicks, 37 admirers and 2 sales!

Fancy Dog Sweater
This week, I'm looking for THINGS FOR ANIMALS. Yes, our furry friends need stuff too, and here's a great place to show them off.  If you have something an animal needs, post the link in the comments and check back tomorrow for the Friday's Favorites!

Don't have any animal stuff?  Feel free to nominate a friend and help spread the love.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Two Hats Done ... hmmm... a blanket?

When looking at my shop, I realized that my hats were really lacking.  I just finished making two new ones in a beret style.  I'm hoping to have them listed by Thursday, but sometimes time can get away from you.

Next project will have little to do with etsy.  When I was on vacation at the boyfriend's family's lake house, there were a ton of afghans that his grandmother made. Now I'm inspired and want to make a new blanket for the boyfriend's chair. (The dogs claimed the comforter that was on there before)

I haven't made an afghan in years... probably since I opened my etsy shop.  I've had a granny square one in the works for a while now that I add to whenever I have scraps, but I don't count that since it might be years before I have enough scraps to finish it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Post Vacation Run

So today was my first running day since returning from vacation.  Yeah, I know I could have run during my vacation, however there were so many steep hills, I really didn't think that I could have made it.

Instead, I did high intensity interval training. Yes, there's an app for that, and I used it every three days for my entire vacation.  You get a good work out in a short amount of time and you don't really need a lot of space so you can do it anywhere.  The day after every work out I would be sore, so it must have done some good.

During the first run, my legs actually felt great from all the muscle building I was doing during my time off. However, because I hadn't done any indurance training, my breathing was way off and I got really winded. I only made it 1.7 miles... I actually went further, but I turned my pedometer off when I started walking.

I think I'm going to keep doing both types of training since they are good for different things, and we shall see if I can go faster and longer next time.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday's Favorites: Green

love green. It's my favorite color. 
In honor of my birthday next month (August 4th), and in honor of my birthday sale, I thought gather some happy greens to spread the love.

All green in my shop is 20% off until August 4th, coupon code: GREEN

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Submissions: Green

Back from vacation, and the weekly treasuries will now return!

Every Friday, I put together a treasury of some of my favorite items made by other etsy sellers, and call it the Friday's Favorites.

Shrug, on sale now
This week, in honor of my birthday sale, I'm looking for GREEN.  If you have any green in your shop, post the link in comments and check back tomorrow for the Friday's Favorites.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Getting ready for class

Today, I'm only performing for a half a day, then it's time to shop.

I'm not getting to get clothes or shoes, but magic supplies.  I'm going to be teaching a magic class at a circus camp tomorrow.  15 children will be learning a few magic tricks. The hardest part is the fact that their ages range from 5 to 12.  That is a huge range and a very different amount of skill sets.  Hopefully it won't be too easy for the older ones or too hard for the younger ones.  Also, hopefully, I have enough stuff to keep going for 2 hours. We'll see how it flies.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's a Desert Out There

It takes me a while to get settled back in Vegas.  I had a massive headache all day yesterday. Going from super humid to super dry is really difficult and my sinuses were rebelling.

Despite all that, I did manage to get everything on my to do list done.  There was a lot of lying on the couch with the dogs in between tasks, but I still managed to do it.

Today is my first day back working at the Venetian.  I have a huge list of to do's to accomplish in between the shows.  Sometimes I think I'm more productive at work doing things on our short breaks than when I have a whole day off.

That's all for now. Got to finish my computer stuff and put on my make up... I haven't worn make up in 2 whole!

Monday, July 9, 2012

I'm Back!

Back from the funeral...
Back from my vacation...
Back in my own bed...

Gibbs in the moonlight
The vacation was fun, but it was really hot, and that's saying a lot from someone who lives in Vegas. The main problem with the heat was not the humidity, I like humid, it was the lack of air conditioning.  I'm so spoiled here where everything has central air.  Of course it's just my luck that I go to a cool place like Wisconsin and they're in the middle of a heat wave! Go figure!

There was lots of swimming in the lake, but believe it or not, there were two days where even the lake was too hot to swim in.  On the other days, however, it was awesome to get super hot and then jump right in.  One morning I had my coffee while on a floaty chair in the water.

I did miss having the camp fires at night, but it wouldn't have been enjoyable this time around.

Now I'm back in Vegas with my central air and loving life.

In other news:

New sale going on now.  20% off my favorite color (green) until my birthday (August 4th). 
Coupon code: GREEN

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