Saturday, January 31, 2009

I'm going to Disney World!

Well, guys... This will be my last post before we leave for Walt Disney World on Monday! I absolutely can not wait!!! I can already hear Pop Century calling my name. ^_^ Hehe...

When we get back, I have quite a few items that I plan on adding to my shop. :D Fairy items, Disney World themed items, new beaded cupcake ornaments, and maybe even some new sweet summer treats! (It may be a bit too early for those, we'll just have to see!)

Here's a little sneakity peak at the cupcake ornaments:

I'll give a full report when we get back, too! With pictures and everything.

I hope you all have a wonderful two weeks! Stay warm!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Ha! It's actually snowing a bit here, and some if it is actually sticking to the ground! How amazing is that???

Of course, today was already a day off work because of Martin Luther King's birthday. Be sure to check out his speech here. I know a lot of people who have never heard the whole thing!

Not much going on here today. I have a bit of a cold, so I'm staying warm inside the house. Just drinking hot chocolate, working on some orders. Ahhh... This is the life! lol

Oh! And last night I worked on the pattern for a beaded Disney World Monorail bracelet!!! Boy am I excited about that! It's nothing too fancy, but it is looking very cute so far! The prototype that I have almost finished is the red-line monorail; my favorite. But when I have it completed, I'll offer all the different lines... Pink, lime, yellow, silver... I'm all about being able to customize things! lol

And now I'm off to make myself some Lipton Alfredo Broccoli for lunch. This is probably one of my favorite 'quick' meals of all time! (On a side note... Has anyone else noticed that I usually post a new entry right here before lunch??? Weird!)

Hope you all have a wonderful, snowy day!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I am so sleepy! lol I just can't seem to get caught up on my sleep; I need another week or so off from work! (Ha! I only work 20 hours a week anyway... I sound lazy, don't I???)

So... We will be checking in at Disney's Pop Century Resort in just 27 short days!!! Ahh! That should wake me up a bit! lol I can never believe it when a Disney World trip starts getting so close. I feel so lucky to have found such a special place. I truly believe in the Disney Magic that is found there, and love sharing it with everyone who will listen. :) It gives me warm fuzzies and goosebumps just thinking about my 'happy place'!

I'm hoping to write a trip report this time when I get back. I've always wanted to write one. I really enjoy reading other peoples' trip reports, and I like to write. I hope I can get one finished!

I am also hoping to have some of my fairy goodies listed in my shop before the trip. I'm so excited about the little beaded fairy ornaments, fairy wands, fairy wings, and other fairy-type things that I have started working on! *giggle* I love it when I have a theme to work with! :D

On that note, I'm off to find a snack!

I'll leave you with this picture of Bi-Zu's new 'bed'...

I hope you all have a lovely evening!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Just wanted to share...

I got the little Valentine's Day treats all packaged up and ready to go! I already have the cookies and strawberries listed in my LolliShop! The Love Bugs will be listed there soon! And everything will be offered in my Etsy shop early this week!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I'm ready for Valentine's Day!

I am so excited about Valentine's Day this year!

It got to the point where I had waay too many ideas and patterns made up for this sweet holiday; I finally had to make myself decide on just a few items to 'cook' up for the shop this year. Hehe... And, since I just ran out of time to add any Christmas themed items to my shop, I wanted to be sure to have Valentine's Day goodies for everyone! Shortening my list of Valentine's Day items helped me to get these little sweeties done!

This is what I have available...

3 Chocolate Valentine's Day Heart Cookie Ornaments

3 Vanilla Valentine's Day Heart Cookie Ornaments

2 Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Ornaments

And 4 Love Bug Charms

I'm going to be listing these in the shop next week, after I get the cards finished. That's right! These are all going to be mailed out attached to little matching handmade greeting cards! I love the idea of getting a little card and a little keepsake all in one! The idea came to me over Christmas break, as I was watching several people scramble around for a 'little something' for so and so... Ah ha! A card and a keepsake!

One very important thing about these little treats... If you would like one, and want to get it by Valentine's Day, the last day for mailing these out is Saturday, January 31. We leave for Disney World on Monday, February 2, and will not be back until around the 13th, depending on whether or not we stop anywhere on the way back. So please be sure to place your orders in time!

If you would like me to reserve one for you before they go up in the shop, just let me know!

Valentine's Day Heart Cookie Ornaments - $8 each plus shipping
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Ornaments - $8.50 each plus shipping
Love Bug Charms - $6 each plus shipping

Whew! That's all for today!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hello, 2009!

Wow! Where in the world did last year go??? They just keep going faster and faster, huh? lol

The past few weeks have gone especially fast. We've had family in town from everywhere for the holidays. It's been a really fun, although super busy, Christmas break for me.

Today I've finally had a chance to sit down and work on some new Valentine's Day items:

Hehe... That's a little peak at the beads I'm using for these new items. I just got waaaayyy too busy this holiday season to list the Christmas goodies in my shop in time for anyone to actually get them in time for Christmas. So, I'm saving those for next year, and going ahead with the Valentine treats! They will hopefully be up next week.

I'm trying something sort of new with these Valentine charms. (Hint, hint! Hehe...) A new line of little gifts for people to buy when they just need a little something unique, and aren't able to spend a lot of money for the whole gift and everything. I'm really excited about them, and I have a bunch if ideas. It's just a matter of finding time to actually work on them!

As for the big project I blogged about earlier... I don't know when that will ever get finished. Lately, I'm learning more and more about the sorts of projects that I like working on, and about the style of goodies that I like creating. I have found that I like the sweet and simple items the best.

I love being able to finish up something during an evening spent watching So Dear to My Heart, and sipping cinnamon vanilla cream hot chocolate. (Which is what I plan on doing tonight!) Or something that I can easily take to work to play around with during a movie day. It isn't that I don't put as much love and attention into these smaller projects. It's just that I know I can share more of my treasures if they are on a smaller scale. I also love having a nice variety of things for people to chose from.

What are your thoughts on this?

Hmm... I'm quite in the mood for some beading now! (And hot chocolate!)

I hope you are all having a wonderful 2009 so far!