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Monday, December 29, 2008

It Was A Merry Christmas

It has been a while since I have updated anything on my blog so I think it must be time. The last thing I wrote was about a good friend that was having a really hard time. Well, Santa Clause was very good to her because she got some help for herself and her son. It was a good Christmas for me because now I am not as worried about her as I was. Its so very good to hear a good thing during the holidays with all the strife and mean things going on. If only the good hearts would stand up the rest of the year our world would be better off. Happy new Year everyone

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Just wanting to help

Hi everyone.

Today I have felt very low. I suffer from depression and some times it really is hard to fight. I see threads in the Etsy forums asking for help for this person and that. I would like to help in some way, but like so many others the times are just too bad and there's not much to spare. I have a very dear friend that is a widow with a 12 yr old son that desperately needs help. she makes too much to get food stamps, she's on a waiting list for a heating assistance program and she and her son wont have a much of a Christmas this year. I so desperately want to help her and her son, I had hoped that I could send her some help with some sales from my shop, but that has dried up also.

Just tonight my husband hit me with the fact he is having to take another paycut to help the company he drives for make it thru the winter. Freight is slow and he's been gone on the road almost a month now trying to keep us going. Jobs are scarce here so I stay home and scrape and try to make a little with my jewelry sales. I know everyone is having a hard time nowdays, and I dont want pity or help. But if you know of anyway I can help my friend out Please let me know. She lives in PA and she really needs some help.

Sorry to vent all this on my readers, I just needed to write it down . Have a great night all.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.--- Max Ehrmann, 1927

A Blatant Promo

Hi everyone

I have great prices in my shop and my items are lovely in real life Almost everything in my shop is marked down from 5% to 50% and will stay on sale until New Years Day. If you buy 2 stretch bracelets you get a 3rd one free. Free shipping on purchases of 10.00 or more before shipping. I am proud of my work and I hope you will check everything out. Thank you for stopping by

Time for another featured shop. Its a cute little shop with lots of nice items. She has bags, baby items and lots more. Check it out

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hi everyone this is marked down, has free really needs a new home
Check out my shop for great sale prices in my Happy Holiday and Christmas sections. Everything is marked down from 10% to 50% in these sections. Also, buy any 2 stretch braclets anywhere in my shop and get 1 free. Convo me for your free choice. they make great stocking stuffers. I am just 8 sales away from my 70th sale. The lucky number 70 will receive a free gift of their choice up to 10.00 from my shop. After Christmas day all the Christmas Themed items will disappear to make room for other great items. Get them now while you can, the prices are great and will never be lower.

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Promotion

Hi everyone I have a great Happy Holiday sale event going right now thru Christmas Day. I also have sale items in my Christmas section. All items are marked down from 10% to 50%. Buy any 2 stretch bracelets and get a 3rd one free. Just convo me with your choice. When you purchase $15.00 or more, not including shipping,shipping is free to the U.S. I can also do non pierced earrings, Almost any earring can be made with clip on earrings, just let me know, also I can change earwires if you would like a different kind. I can adjust sizes on most bracelets. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your visit,come back often.

I recently made my 60th sale. On the occasion of my 70th sale I will be giving away another free 10.00 item from my shop. is a great leather goods shop. " Here you will find a variety of handmade leather goods crafted using designs taken from the 18th & 19th century leather working trade. You will see modern pieces here as well." Beautiful work so check em out

Sunday, December 7, 2008 is the cutest little shop for Barbie lovers, get in touch with her for great handmade barbie fashions

FireBirdFlamework.etsy.com is a great shop. Its full of beautiful lampwork beads,pendants chainmail and all sorts of lovely items. All you jewelry creaters and jewelry lovers check it out. is a great little shop and has some really cute and interesting vintage items. Here you will find gentlely used vintage purses, Waterford crystal, and a lot of other great items. Check them out. If you love vintage this is a great shop.

My Big Sale

Hi everyoneI have a great Happy Holiday sale event going right now thru Christmas Day. All items are marked down from 10% to 50%. When you purchase $15.00 or more shipping is free to the U.S. Also Buy any 2 stretch bracelet and get a 3rd free. Just convo me so I can set it up. out my Christmas section also for some great marked down items

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Hi everyone, today is kinda a slow day for me. havent been feeling well and so I have not been doing as much online as usual. My friend TheBeadedHeart made this Treasury and was kind enough to include a necklace from my shop. Check it out

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

my promo

Hi everyoneI have a great Happy Holiday sale event going right now thru Christmas Day. All items are marked down from 10% to 50% in my Happy Hoiday Sale Section. I also have great Christmas items in my Christmas Section, they are marked down also. Also Buy any 2 stretch bracelets and get a 3rd free. thats any stretch bracelets in any section, not just Stretch Bracelets. Just convo me. I am giving a free gift to the person that makes my 60th purchase. Anything up to 10.00 free. When you purchase $15.00 or more shipping is free to the U.S.

this and that

Well, with the government finally deciding we are in a recession everyone is trying to find ways to save money. Times are hard for us all. I made my own business cards yesterday and they didnt turn out too badly. I think each time I print a sheet I will feature a different piece of jewelry on my card. This one is my sun,moon and stars bracelet. Anyway, thats my money saver for me today.

new featured shop

Hi everyone. I hope you are all having a great day. I am so far, I woke up to an etsy sale today.

Today I am featuring This is a cute little shop. She is a member of the Etsy Hookers Team and she makes nice items in crochet and plastic canvas. Check out her shop. I saw several really nice items I really like.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hi everyone. I decided its time to get back to the task of etsy survival. Sales are so slow right now in my shop, I hope I can help someone else.
I discovered on one of my many forays into the etsy forum jungle. She has a great mix of items and I really like the christmas stocking pictured above. Check out her shop , who knows you might find something you have been looking for

Hi everyone. I have a great Happy Holiday sale event going right now thru Christmas Day. All items are marked down from 10% to 50% in my Happy Hoiday Sale Section. I am giving a free gift to the person that makes my 60th purchase. Anything up to 10.00 free. When you purchase $15.00 or more shipping is free to the U.S. I can also do non pierced earrings, Almost any earring can be made with clip on earrings, just let me know, also I can change earwires if you would like a different kind. I can adjust sizes on most bracelets. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your visit,come back often, the shop is always changing

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just a brief little post to wish everyone a very safe and HappyThanksgiving. Mine will be great because my daddy is home and doing extremely well after his surgery. May your day be joyous and full of love.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hi Everyone

Just a quick hello to everyone, I wont be online and writing much this week. I hope I can get a minute to do a featured shop or 2 tho. My daddy had gall bladder surgery yesterday and they kept him overnight because of his age. Hes 85 and came thru with flying colors and we brought him home today. He is doing great and was so happy to get home to see his cats lol. He has very little pain and after a few days of taking it easy his doctors says he should be back as good as before.

Thanks to everyone that said a prayer for him and I will be back as soon as I can

I have a great sale going on right now. Every thing in my Pre Thanksgiving Sale is marked down. Come on in and check it out. You just might find some really nice gifts. Check back often because the closer to thanksgiving, the more I will mark down. I just made my 50th sale and am counting down to number 60. Be number 60 and receive a really nice gift of your choice of anything up to 10.00.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Promo time

Well, I didn't add anything new and interesting to my shop today, I guess I am not feeling creative. I will show a few items that have been lazing around my shop too long . They can all be found in my shop.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and please say a prayer for my daddy as he faces surgery on Monday the 24th. He's 85 and at that age its kinda hard to have surgery.

An Interesting shop I found

Good morning all, its cold way down here in the south. I hope the island of Etsy is warm and cozy. In my travels around etsy I discovered this interesting shop.

She has interesing items from the Latin culture. "I love colorful and interesting cotton print and unusual trims, especially those that remind me of Latin America." thats a quote from her profile. Her work is lovely and different and her shop is worth a visit. She has pillows and ornaments that are really lovely. Check her shop out

Friday, November 21, 2008

Another Featured Shop

Here I go featuring another shop, I dont remember if I found this shop on my Santa's Helper thread of just stumbled upon it somewhere else. But I fell in love with her Violet Fields earrings and I hope one day I can get them lol. In her favorite materials she lists
Swarovski crystal,sterling silver,anything bright and shiney. I will say that sums it up really well. She has beautiful earrings and bracelets. Check out her shop and maybe find a great gift for someone.
The two pictures are some of my favorites in her shop

Happy Friday

Well, the holidays are fast approaching and sales are still slow for me. I sure hope they pick up for everyone.

New listings today

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Everyday things just keep getting harder. The economy is terrible, everywhere people are losing their jobs, thier homes and some even their lives. As I struggle along I cling to the hope that things will get better and I wont lose my home, I already lost my job. Luckily my hubby still has his. I hope that even as bad as things are there will be good things to see and share every day and I say my prayers every night in hope they will be heard.
Please say a prayer tonight for everyone in need, and say a prayer for my daddy who faces surgery next week.

Hi all, I am trying really hard to promote my shop and my sales. I have a great sale in my Prethanksgiving Sale. Everything is marked down as low as I can go with it.
I also have a nice sale I haven't featured much. Buy 2 stretch bracelets and get a 3rd free. If you see a couple you like just convo me and let me know and I will remove which ever you desire as your free gift. If you have any questions just convo me.




Good Morning all.Today in my ramblings I am going to feature two shops on Etsy.My 1st featured shop today is Chelynns Creations! Chelynn features beautibul items created from a product called Friendly Plastic. Her items are lovely and unique ,bright and sparkling. Photos of a few of her work are at the top. They are lovely. You can view her shop
at stop by and give her shop a look.
My 2nd featured shop today is She posted in my Santa's Helpers are looking for gifts thread in the etsy promotions forum. She has beautiful items created from seed beads. She has amulet bags, ornaments, jewelry and many lovely items in her shop. Stop by and check it out.
In your Ramblings around etsy and in the blogs, if you should see a deserving shop with out many sales or any new shops let me know and I will feature them . I hope to help get these nice shops a few views and possibly some sale