Friday, January 30, 2009

Its been a year...ALREADY???

It is that time again, when my two older girls compete with there teams against other cheer teams across Texas and parts of the U.S. So we have travled today for nearly 10 hours. Yes, I am writing this as my family trys to sleep, dh sleeping next to me...well was. See the thing is that the girls are sick! I know right before competiton!!! It is a symphony of coughing here. Whats worse is I cant be with them until after they have finished their competiton. I hope they do ok.

Ok so while Im trying to get some things done on the net, i have found some wonderful sites.
I have added a link to the side bar over here ---------------->>> its called Cafe Handmade. It is a virtual CRAFT SHOW!!! HOW ABOUT THAT??? I cant wait to get home and make up some stuff and buy a spot!!! This is so cool. I mean you dont have to LUG around your items, you dont have LUG around a table and other stuff that you have to take to Craft shows! This is all ON LINE!!! In the words of the little kid from the movie "INCREDIBLES" at the end of the movie "THAT IS SO TOTALY AWESOME!!!" Just had to share my little tid bit here. Also if you havnt noticed...I am on twitter. You can follow me by clicking on my link over -----> there too! Ok, Im off to bed, my girls are all aruging because they dont have "engough" room in that HUGE bed that the have...*rolling eyes* Ill let yall know how it goes on Monday when we get home. I wont be able to use the internet here very much...the Hilton is EXPENSIVE!!! They charg you 10.00 to connect to their WiFi!!!???? CRAZY! So THATS HOW the Hiltons GOT rich...Im in the WRONG BUSINESS!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Beautiful but cruel!

I am talking about mother nature.  I picked up my girls and when we got home Monikah (my 7 yr old) said while looking up at the tree "MOMMIE LOOK THE TREE IS BLOOMING! Its beautiful!"  I looked up and I did notice that the tree started to bud.  Im here most of the day, I'm the one that goes in and out of the house all day long and I hadn't noticed. I should have known that spring is on its way...all the animals around here are in HEAT! hahahaha there are so many male cats outside my house, I want to call the ASPCA to come and pick them up.  They are after my cat, who is a girl, but she's fixed...thank GOD. 

No that is not the cruel part.  You see Ive been battling  a cold...or so I think.  Now that I come to think of it, I have a lot of sneezing and coughing.  So I think I have severe allergies. I guess as they say "All if fair in love and war". So here are some photos for you to enjoy of my "budding" tree.  dont sneeze!!!









Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How do you fix....YOU?

Yeah I dont know that answer.  Since Nov.  Ive been runned ragged. Rebekah, was suffering from migraines then she gets hurt, bruised ribs.  My other kids get sick as well.  They start missing school and then holidays.  2 weeks off of school, running around making sure my girls have fun filled days.  I guess sometime during then and now, I wanst paying attention to myself.  Now, coming Feb 10th, I will not be able to make childrens item.  Yup..due to CPSIA, anything targeted for children under 12 MUST MUST be tested for lead and phthalates (stuff that makes plastics really hard).  There are protests all over the Etsy world.  People are listing items that normally would cost you 12-40 buck at over 12,000.00 bucks!!!  Yes that is right, its not a typo. 

Here is an example:


this is an item made by seller name Mamaslittlemonkey on etsy.  Its listed at over 3K. Like it? Would you pay 3K for it? Think its a bit crazy? Well yeah it is, but that is what the government is going to do to handmade!

Ok so what does all this have to do with "fixing you?" My body is now protesting too!  I have been sick...SICK, SICK, SICK.  I think Im doing so much, but sometimes I feel like Im not doing much.  I want to help.  I love meeting new people, I love helping people, I love doing things.  I help my dh in his business, I run my kids around for their practices, I love it.  if Im sitting down doing nothing, I fee like my time is being wasted.  I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW!!! I need to let my body rest.  Well its telling me to rest.  I have been batteling a col, flue, allergies since...again... late Nov. to early Dec. I doesn't completely go away.  The day after my 12th wedding anniversary, Jan 17, I woke up like I had just gone 8 rounds with Muhammad Ali.  My face HURT! My eyes burned, my throat itched, my body ached.  I have it all.  The bad thing...about a year ago or two I had walking pneumonia, I think Im getting it again.  Thats how bad I feel.  SO...I need to rest...the puter is going to be my lifeline.  I will most probably be in bed, bedrest that is.  Ill be surfing the net, checking out the latest listings on Etsy.  I might actually try artfire, who knows?  So thats whats going on with me.  I hope I didnt make your head spin!  My life is crazy, but I love it. keep me company my peeps! Show me some love

OHHH AND DONT FORGET!!! Visit my girls a   They are the best.  They make the most awesome things you will  find on the net.  OK as the Germans say "tschuse!" 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cafemom Etsy Moms

Our Etsy Street Team has a new home!!!

A year ago I found Cafemom Etsy Moms.  From the moment I joined I was felt so welcomed and all the advice and support is so great.  Now we have a new home!!!  Cafemom Etsy Moms is now on Ning!  You will find all of our group members information all under one 'roof'.  You can window shop and look around.  Ask our members questions and so much more.  Find sales going on as a group or shop by shop.  There is so much you can find with CEM.  Go ahead and take a look! visit

Friday, January 16, 2009


So I am starting this year on the right foot.  Well I want to and I hope it goes as planned.  My first step is to try to calm my anxiety down.  I have such bad anxiety that its ridiculous.  I mean I feel something touch me and I think my arm is falling off!!!  I know Im weird.   So thats one. TWO! I want to generate income. DH is the only one bringing in the dough.  Now Im not talking about my business.  So that is 3.  I want my business to be a success this year for sure.  I have put my mind into it. I think I found something that no one has ever thought of before and I hope it takes off.  However that will not generate income right away.  SO I am applying at Hobby Lobby.  I will still be working with my husband helping him, or should I say his dad, with accounts receivable.  So it seems to me that I have a lot to do.  However, right now I have creators block? I guess thats what I would call it.  I know what I want to do, I just cant get what I see in my brain OUT HERE IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD.  In the marketing world there is a saying "It takes 100 NO'S to get your first YES"  I think it might be the same as a business owner. It will take 100 tries before you get it right.  Thing is my patience is running out and I sometimes feel hard pressed.  So many things, so little time.  Not to mention that the next month and a half, the girls are practicing almost daily for competitions. So time will be short. 

Oh well.  One foot forward at a time. right? slowly but surely.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'M on cloud 9

I have never been featured as a blog writer or anything else before! I am so happy because one of my favorite sites JOURNAL MODISTE has me as a blog feature!  I'm so happy, I'm BEYOND HAPPY!!!  It just seems like the things I have planned out for me and my business, have started on he RIGHT FOOT! 

So with that in mind, I have just added new headbands to my shop. You can get these headbands not only in the size I mentioned on the listing, but also  in 1" and 1.5" widths.  These are perfect for mommy and me wear! 






There you have it.  This week I'll be working at reloading my web site itself.  Due to my error, my web site was taken down.  EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING was lost!  So I have lots of work to do.  Also in the next 2 weeks I will be working on new items as well.  I'm going to get some St. Patrick's day stuff, and hopefully some Mothers day items.  Don’t forget to check often and sign up for the newsletter.  OH and I am working on new batches of soap, baths and trying to get a good bath bomb's. Body washes, Body butters and all sorts of luxurious stuff will be available soon!  I am so excited for this year. Im so happy thank you JOURNAL MODISTE!  This feels like good, no GREAT things will be happening!

*on Etsy, search Cafemom Team, etsycrafterstx, and etsy mom team. For valentines day search valentine, red, white, and pink.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Love is in the air!!!

WOOAA!!! Valentines is around the corner, time is flying!

So I have made valentine headbands! I have them up on etsy already and I will be putting them up on my shop as well.  Now I have my soaps ready to be sold as well.  Dont forget to orders yours.  They make perfect gifts for teachers!

This one here is glycerin.  I have added coconut oil to it as well. It is rose scented.


This one is goats milk also in rose, with almond oil instead.


you can two of these heart soaps one of each for a very low price!


Now we all know lavander can ease anxiety, and here are some lavander infused soaps! I have added some lavander flowers into the soap as well.



also search valentine, valentines, red, white, love, cafemom team, etsycraftersTX  and etsy mom team.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Soap Brain!

No my head isnt full of bubbles...I am now going to beautiful hand made soaps full of aroma and oils.  If you dont like aroma or not to strong, I will have some that are scent free and mild.  Also available will be hand and body creams and some bath salts. 

The one below is a 4 oz oatmeal bar infused with honey.


This one below has a most wonderful scent.  I love it and it is a bit strong but a good strong, not overpowering.  It is vanilla and pomegranate.  I added some apricot seeds for some exfoliation. 




Here you have a classic bar of soap, it too has apricot seeds but not as much as the vanilla and pomegranate.  It has the wonderful light scent of rose. 



I will also carry gift sets and I will be sending them in gift baskets. Here you see the vanilla & pomegranate bar with the matching body cream and bath salts.  You can create a luxurious spa like experience in your own bath tub.


For now, those are the ones I have.  I am working on some more. 

I am also thinking of making candles as well.  My website has been down.  It was accidentally deleted and so I have to work at putting everything back.  For now, etsy is the only place to get my stuff.