Sunday, August 9, 2009

I want my washing machine back!!

I haven't blogged in a while, and I hate for this to be my first one after a break, but I have to put this somewhere, or I'm going to scream. So here's the story. On July 4th my washing maching, a 3 yr old Whirlpool Duet Front end loader starting making this twittering noise and all of the lights on the control panel were flashing. I pushed the cancel button and even flipped the breaker to see if it would reset. Nothing worked, thankfully I had my kid's $10 sleeping bags in it, instead of a load of much needed laundry. I called Sunrise Appliance, the company that we purchased the washer and dryer from and also purchase the 5yr extended warranty that covers any problems. As expected the repair department was not in on Saturday, but I left a message for them to call me back. They called at 9 am on Monday morning and said they were backed up and couldn't come out until Thursday. I though "oh great, I have a 3 and 4 yr old, and a ton of clothes that I had already let go for wayyy to long," but I didn't have a choice. On Wednesday I went and bought a few more towels, washcloths and pj's for the kids, thinking I'd rather spend the money on items we could use instead of wasting it at the laundrymat when the washer would be fixed the next day. When the repair guy came out on Thursday, he looked at it for 5 minutes and said they would have to order the part and it should be in in about a week, this was on July 9th.

So on Saturday I had to break down and go to the laundrymat, it was only going to be once right? I spent about $14, thankfully I found a newer nicer one that had WIFI. I called on the following Wednesday, July 15 to see when the part was supposed to be in and see if I could go ahead and schedule the service. I was told the part would not be in until July 17th. What!?!?! That's 1 1/2 weeks, longer than I was originally told. She said that she could schedule the service for the following Wednesday, they needed to send 2 people out since the washer and dryer were stacked. On Friday I got frustrated and sent and email to the company, and as of today, I have yet to get a reply back. I went to the laundrymat again on Sunday, and spent about $10 this time.

The following Wednesday, July 22, they repair guys came out and replaced the part. It continued to make the noise, and they even tried plugging it into another plug just incase that was the problem. Then they determined they needed to replace the front control panel. I'm afraid to ask how long it will take to get this part, but to my surprise they said they could get it by the next day, and come out after dinner. I'm thinking "I can make it another day." Well they came back out the next day as promised and replaced the panel, guess what? It still did it!! Now everyone is stumped and have no clue what is going on. They said they had never seen anything like that before. They called Whirlpool, and Whirlpool said they would send it to the engineers and get back with them within 5 days, this was on July 23. When they left, I could barely speak, am I to go to the laundrymat and waste yet another day?

I could barely sleep that night thinking about how my weekends and family time were being spent in a laundrymat. I was so frustrated the next morning when I woke up. I asked my husband if he would go by and ask if there was any possibility they could give us a loaner washing machine. I knew he was the calmer and more rational of the 2 of us, I don't know what I may have said if I had gone and later regretted. At first he was told they did not give out loaners, but when he told them what the situation was, they sent him downstairs to talk with the guy over the repair department. Turns out, he's the one who had come out both days, so he knew the situation. He said that they would bring us a loaner that day.

I was thinking it would be 5 business days before Whirlpool would contact them. I waited until Monday August 3rd to call and see if they had any information, 7 business days, I was told they hadn't heard anything back, and when they did, I would be the first to know. Ok, now it is August 9th, and still no washing machine or information. It has been a month since the first person came out to look at it. I don't know what to do. I am thankful they brought me out a loaner, but this is a basic 1 function top loader that can only wash 1/3 of the normal load, and cannot handle delicates, or about 1/3 of my laundry needs.

I am at my wits end on this. How much longer am I supposed to wait? I'm not a very patient person, and I am trying to keep from calling them up and yelling, but how much longer am I going to be able to hold out?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Man, what a weekend, and change for the drawing.

This weekend has been such a rollercoaster, and the ride isn't stopping.

First of all, my hubby and I left friday to go on a weekend trip for our 11th anniversary. It had been years since we've gone on a trip for our anniversary. We had the arrangements made for my hubby's aunt to watch the kids for the weekend made weeks ago, and even took the carseats over on thursday. My husband's grandmother was watching the kids until she could pick them up. Well about 1/2 way up we get a call from his aunt, she said that my hubby's cousin died (not her daughter, but neice she was close to), and we could tell she was very upset. So we go into a frenzy trying to think of someone who could watch the kids at the last minute (it was either find someone or come back home) I called a friend of mine who has 2 children the same age as mine, and thankfully she was willing to drop everything and watch the kids (you find out who your friends are)

Ok, so we get there and this B&B was supposed to have WIFI, well, when we get the laptops out, nothing. We go to the desk and the owner says that it wasn't working, and told me I could go look at it. Well I reset the boxes, and the whole internet system goes down. (Now I'm thinking he's going to kick us out, and wondering how much worse our weekend could get). Another couple comes in, and he's going to take them to their room, there is a drink machine outside with $.50 20oz cokes (you know how cheap that is?) so hubby puts in 2 quarters...nothing. So he tries to put a dollar bill in, and it keeps giving it back, well finally it takes it. He hits the coke button, and it gives him a very hot diet coke. Ok, so now I'm really feeling bad. Thankfully the owner wasn't upset over the internet deal when he gets back, and goes and gets us 3 very cold 12 oz cokes.

Ok, so later we go to eat dinner and we find a place that boasts that it's the largest buffet anywhere. It's high ($15/person) but we think, Why not?. Well the food is extremely bland, not salt or seasoning (It only said largest, not best), great the icing on the cake.

A candle light dessert is served as part of the stay at the B&B, and we were given the choice between a hot fudge brownie or cheesecake. We got the brownie. I bet our eyes were as big as saucers when it came out. A huge brownie with 3 scoops of vanilla icecream, whipped cream, cherry and fudge. OMG it was delicious.

We get back to the room, and all we hear till we go to sleep is someone walking back and forth (I guess they were missing their treadmill). Neither of us sleep very well.

So the next morning we wake up at 7:30, and guess what? More walking. We go to breakfast, and the owner's wife asked how we slept, we told her not well and what the deal was. Breakfast was wonderful, the first great thing to happen yet.

We leave the room and go to Gatlinburg, and walk and window shop, we had a great time, the weather was wonderful.

That evening we went on the sunset cruise offered by the B&B, it was really nice, we were going to have a great day, right? Wrong. (BTW this was our actual anniversary).

There was a seafood restaurant a mile from the B&B that was supposed to be great. Well, we go, and we ask if they can salt and pepper the flounder and popcorn shrimp. "All we can do is bake or fry" was our response, we should have left right then. We sit there for 20 minutes and people who were seated before us already had their food when ours was brought out. I barely recognised the flounder, it looked like processed fish, and the food was luke warm. We didn't eat it.

We go back to the B&B and got the dessert, 2 huge slices of cheesecake for each of us, WOW, and it was great.

That night we get in the hot tub, we slept great that night. (BTW, we found out the people above us were the owners relatives, they moved them to another part of the B&B.)

Sunday we woke up at 7:30 to a beautiful day, and get breakfast, again a great breakfast.
The trip home was uneventful. We come home and get the dogs settled (the new lab stayed with someone else for the weekend). Then we go get the kids (We bought my friend a $25 gift certificate for stepping in, I know not much, but it was a little something).

We leave there and go visit the aunt who's daughter died. Hubby was a pall bearer today. I've told everyone that I would not be able to be there, since my 2 babies funerals, I just can't do them anymore.

So that was my weekend, and the roller coaster is still going.

Oh, and I had 2 wholesale inquiries over the weekend, but not holding my breath.

So, that being said, there was no time to do the drawing for the giveaway, nor would I have time to get it made and shipped in time for easter. So this is what I'm doing. I'm going to continue the giveaway to Friday April 10th, and I'm gonna give away $20 in products. The previous entries will still count toward this drawing.

Also, if you make any purchase in my shop you will get 2 additional entries, just post your transaction number.

I will also give you 20% off on any purchase in either my Etsy shop or Artfire shop. Just put "Blog20" in message to seller.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One Dozen Egg Giveaway!!

These eggs are not quite as fragile as the ones from hens, nor do they need refridgeration. They are soap. These eggs are great for Easter Baskets, to give to friends, or even be stingy and keep for yourself.

I've been out of blogging for a while, so I thought I'd come back with a fun giveaway. I'm giving away a dozen of these eggs, and a 4oz jar of Pamper Your Hiney Satin and Silk Lotion (a $24.00 value). You get to choose the color and fragrance of your eggs and fragrance of your lotion. I will end the giveaway on Monday (I will be out of town on an anniversary trip this weekend), so I can get them made and shipped by Tuesday in order for them to arrive in time for Easter.
So, here are the details:
First Entry: Put your choice of color and scent (up to 3) that you want for your eggs,
and choice of scent for you lotion in a comment.
Second Entry: Blog about this giveaway, and comment.
Third Entry: Twitter about this giveaway, and post it here.
Each entry must be listed in a seperate comment in order to be counted.
So for the not so small print. Giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Canada. It will end at Noon on April 6th.
But most importantly: HAVE FUN!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Twenty Hiney Bucks!!

Who doesn't like freebies? I am going to give away $20 to be used in my shop. It will be valid for up to $20 of free products in my shop, or $10 off of a purchase over $20. Will not count toward shipping.
What do I have available?

A wide variety of soaps.

How do you enter to win?

1st Entry: Go to my shop and post what you would like to get with your $20.

2nd entry: Blog about this giveaway.

3rd entry. Tweet about this giveaway, and post back here.

Please post each entry as a seperate comment. One comment will count as one entry.

When does the giveaway end? March 6th at 12 noon.

Who is eligible? Anyone, it's open worldwide.

Also get 10% off on orders less than $20 and get 20% off of purchases of $20 or more, put "blog" in message to seller.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hubby's Birthday Smurf Cake!!

Pastrystitches is gonna get a whippin! A vanilla frosting whippin!!! Congratulations!!
Hubby's Cake

Today is my hubby's birthday, and I made him a Blue Velvet cake from a Paula Dean recipe. It came out really well, but I call it a smuf

It's very similar to a standard red velvet, but the frosting is made from cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, coconut and pecans.

My 4 year old son kept saying "Daddy's birthday cake has a hole in it."

Monday, February 16, 2009

Just a Little Green!

Well, I was feeling green yesterday, but I'm gonna show of some green items!!

These bookmarks from BookWormz are so neat! To secure your Bookwormz, just place the ribbon in your book, close your book, and then slip the elastic band over the button on the outside of your book.

This Wall-Mount Magnet Board from MooreMagnets is great for all ages. I even had a booth beside of her at a street festival.

Friday, February 13, 2009

My First Three Angels!

Some of you may know my story, but most of you don't. I have had 5 babies, but only have 2 here with me. So here are the stories of the first three.

Payton Ryleigh

Payton Ryleigh was my first daughter. I found out I was pregnant on February 18, two dayse before my husband's 25th birthday. I was so excited that I forgot his birthday, at least until his mom called. I told my husband that morning that we were going to have a daughter.

The first half of my pregnancy was normal, no problem. Well, besides the fact that I had to take my hubby to the hospital for labor pains, I swear I could have set a time to them. Well, 20 weeks along I wasn't feeling her move. My doctor would listen, and brush it off because she was hearing the heartbeat (great doctor right?). I asked again at 28 weeks, and she still would not do an ultrasound.
At 31 weeks I went for a check up, and she didn't measure me, but said all was fine. That night after the visit, I started hurting in my hip so bad I couldn't move. So I ended up in the ER, and was sent up to the labor and deliver Department. I kept joking with my hubby about them sending me to the L&D, I wasn't in labor. They measured me, and I measured the equivalent of a person at 41 weeks pregnant, a full 10 weeks farther along than I should have been. One of the other doctors from the OB/GYN office came in and did an ultrasound, and there was this tiny baby floating in a ton of amniotic fluid.

I was sent to a hospital an hour away by ambulance, not a fun ride. I spent 5 days in the hospital, and was told that my baby (I didn't know the sex yet) only had a 5% chance of survival. The doctors gave me the option to teminate, but to me that wasn't an option.

I went back to my ob back home, and she told me that if my baby hadn't moved by 36 weeks she would have ran test. WHAT!!!! I realised then she was insane, and transferred to the Maternal/Fetal Specialist an hour away. He convince me to have an amnio done. I found out the following Monday that I was going to have a girl. That Friday I went to a check up and they did an ultrasound, and found out the baby had died. I was put in the hospital that day and induced. She was stillborn at 2:10 am on September 30th 2000 at 36 weeks.

Kolby Greyson

We made the decision to try again after 3 months. I got pregnant in April of 2001. I decided to start out going to the specialist for my visits. I had ultrasounds about every 4 weeks. Everything seemed normal, until 31 weeks. The doctor noticed that Kolby was smaller than he should have been that far along. Kolby did kick and that was wonderful, since I never felt Payton move. I was sent to the hospital for testing, and Kolby wasn't responding. The only option I really had was to wait it out and see what happened.

At 36 weeks, the doctor decided to go ahead and induce. Kolby was born at 10:50pm on November 30th 2001. At that time the pediatric staff was there to tube him so he could breath. I didn't get to see him. After about 5 hours I was allowed to go to NICU to see him. Long story short, we had to make the decision to take him off of life support at 17 days old.

We were fortunate to have the Ronald McDonald House to stay in. They had the best staff.


In 2003 we decided to try for another baby. I found out i was pregnant February. On April 4th (mine and hubby's 5th anniversary) I knew something wasn't right. My ob got me in and did an ultrasound and we found out the baby had died. I had a D&C on April 12th.
I think I got depressed more after this loss than the first 2. I think I gave up hope of ever having a baby. My husband and I had talked about kids before we ever got married, and it was something we both wanted.
Good News

Well we never gave up. I got pregnant and found out on Easter of 2004. This pregnancy went well, and Brennan Grady was born on November 6th of 2004.
Again in 2005 we decided to try for one more and in August found out I was pregnant again, this time it was a girl. Iveigh Meadow was born on March 24th 2006.

We finally had 2 babies of our own.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Who Wants a Whippin?

First I would like to announce that Jody won the Lemon Verbena Giveaway!!! Congrats!!

Whipped Soap

This is one of my newest products, and I'm so excited!! This is a creamy soap that will give you loads of luscious bubbles. It will leave a clean, soft and moisturized feel to your skin. It can be made in any scent of choice, and I have 2oz and 4oz available.

Ok, here comes the fun part!!

I will give a 2oz whipped soap with every $10 or more order (before shipping) in your choice of scent! Just put "I want a whippin in ____________) put your choice of scent.

You also have a chance to win a 4oz whipped soap!
First entry: Go to my profile and list your favorite scent. This is the scent you will receive.

Second entry: List your favorite item from my shop!

Third entry: Blog about this giveaway and post a link in the comment section.

Five additional entries: Make a purchase and post your transaction number
(if you spend over $10 prior shipping and get a
free 2oz whipped soap)

Please post each entry as a seperate comment (use one comment for purchases).

When does it end? One my hubby's birthday Feb 20th

Who is eligible? This contest is open world wide.

Please be sure to leave some way to contact you. If you comment anonymously, please leave and email. Otherwise, how would I know who you are?

Friday, February 6, 2009

What Color is Valentines?

Well, if Valentine's Day was a color, it would have to be red!!

I've gotten away from featuring my followers, so I'm doing it again today.


I wish I knew about Kaboogie, (or the handmade movement) when my little ones were babies. I definately would have gotten a pair of Kaboogie's Suede Mary Janes!

Spool of Plenty has this adorable fabric cube for you favorite baby!!

From my othe etsy shop!

Yes, I have another etsy shop!! Koltons. I have this pink and red cupcake purse, great for putting small Valentine gifts into!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bath and Beauty Giveaway!!!

I have partnered with another Bath and Body Artisan on Artfire to do a joint giveaway!! Who is it? Rebecca from Soapdeli!!

What is Soapdeli giving?

Two Lemon Verbena Salt Soap Bars. They are perfect soap for dry or troubled skin. Great as a facial bar or all over, this bar contains both shea and cocoa butters as well as an abundance of skin loving oils such as Olive and Rice Bran, both known for their moisturizing properties. It also contains sea salt, known for it's healing properties. It leaves behind a bit of excess oil to smooth and rehydrate your skin. Leaves you feeling moisturized, not oily or greasy. Also makes a great shampoo bar.

Also a Lemon Verbena Honey and Goat Milk Lotion with Shea Butter and Aloe. It's a nice and thick lotion!!

What is Shine Your Hiney Soap giving?

A Lemon Verbena Hiney Bubbles Bubble Bath. Enjoy luscious bubbles while relaxing in the tub.

Also Lemon Verbena Soak Your Hiney Oatmeal Bath Salts so you can moisturize and relax your body while soaking.
This giveaway totals $32.00 in bath and body products!!!!!!
How do I enter?
First entry: Visit Soap Deli's studio, and comment on your favorite item from her shop.
Second entry: Visit Shine Your Hiney Soap Co.'s Studio, and comment on your favorite item
from my shop.
Third entry: Blog about this givaway and post the link.

Please comment seperately for each entry!!!

When does it end?

February 11th at Noon Eastern.

Please make sure I have a way to contact you. If you have a blog with either your email, etsy shop, or artfire studio, that will work. Otherwise leave your email with your comment.

Hmmm, What is that yellow stuff that's good on almost everything?

Ok, I'm a honey mustard freak, not much I don't like it on, but the only honey mustard I like is what you get in most restaurants. I've never been able to duplicate it, and I always got frustrated. Well, we had some leftover chicken tenders from eating out last night, and I forgot to ask for some honey mustard to bring home, so I got really desperate. I took regular yellow mustard out of the fridge, and mixed honey in it. Of course this had the mustard sourness, yuck. I thought, and thought on what could give it the creaminess, and soften the sourness. HMMMMM? Well, I had a light bulb go off...Mayo!!! So I mixed in mayo, and BINGO!!! Not an exact duplicate, but pretty darn close. Yay!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Birthday Quicky Post!!

Today is my birthday, so I'm not going to do a big blog post. Just remember that my birthday giveaway ends tomorrow at noon eastern.

Check out my favorite lotion, it is scented with Birthday (which is my favorite scent btw) and I thought it would be fitting.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Have You Ever Met a Guy Who Quilts?

Well this guy does, and he's doing a crazy Valentine Giveaway. Including wax tarts, a candle, dishtowel, and other goodies.

Go to his blog for all the details!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

We have a winner!!!

The winner of the Pamper Your Hiney Giveaway was amanda sue!!! She will be receiving a Pamper Your Hiney Satin and Silk Lotion in Coconut!! Thank you for everyone who entered!!!

I have a Birthday giveaway with over $20 in products going on now!!!

For details go here!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's My Birthday!!!

Ok, so my birthday isn't quite here yet, but it will be Tuesday Feb 3. So for my birthday, I'm giving a gift.

I have teamed up with Julie, a friend and owner of Knitsational, to do a giveaway. She gave me one of her Sweetheart Washcloths, and I am including a Love Spell 3.5oz heart soap, 4oz Hiney bubble Bubble Bath, 4oz Soak Your Hiney Bath Salts, and 2oz Pamper Your Hiney Satin and Silk Lotion. A total value of $20.50.

Who is eligible?

Due to the weight of the set, it will only be available to US residents.

How do I enter?

Main Entry: Visit my shop and tell me what your favorite item is.

2nd entry: Visit knitsational's shop and post your favorite item from her shop.

3rd entry: Blog about this giveaway, and post a link here to your blog.

5 additional entries: Purchase and item from my shop and post your transaction id.

Please leave seperate comments for each entry (one comment for purchase) to ensure that you get accurate entries.

So you have a possibility to get 8 entries.

When does the giveaway end?

Feb 4th at 12 noon eastern. (Yes my birthday is Feb 3rd, but really, do I want to be here on that day?)

Have fun!!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine's Giveaway!!!

A friend, co-etsian, craft booth buddy, and customer (so many titles) of mine, knitsational, is having a giveaway on her blog.

She split up her washcloth set, she has the red with the pink heart, and I have the pink with a red heart.. And we each are giving away one of my Love Spell soaps, she is throwing in a sweetheart scrapbooking ribbon and a set of four nesting hearts cookie cutters, to get you in the Valentine spirit.

Go to knitsational's blog for details on how to enter the contest.

Be sure to check back here Sunday when I start my half of the giveaway!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Double Dipped Sweets Give Away!!!

Double Dipped Sweets of Etsy is having a delicious giveaway!!

It's the new year...things are new and changing! While it is a time for weight loss resolutions, it is also a time to enjoy the finer things in life! So, to that end...

She is giving away a Gift Basket worth over $50!

What is included in this wonderful delight?

2 Caramel Apples of YOUR choice

2 1/2 sized Gourmet Caramel Popcorn's, of YOUR choice

1 dozen Dipped Oreos

1 set of either Dipped Pretzels (5) or Chocolate Bark (1/2 lb)WOW!

Go here for details on how to enter!!!


As parents and concerned citizens I’m sure most of us at one time or another have been confronted with the question of lead poisoning. But have you asked yourself what your government is doing to protect your children from lead contained in toys? The answer? They're banning toys, taking books from schools and libraries, hurting low income families, killing entrepreneurial spirit and risking putting the economy in an even greater depression than we've seen in decades. I'd like to introduce you to their solution: the CPSIA.

Do you know about the CPSIA? No? Then I ask you to take a few minutes to find out about it.

The CPSIA stands for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, a new set of laws that will come into effect on 10 February, 2009 and will impact many, many people in a negative way. Make no mistake, this is very real. View it for yourself. If Forbes, the American Library Association and numerous other media are paying attention, perhaps you should too.

How will these new laws affect you? Well, here are a few examples:

To the Parents of Young Students:Due to the new law, expect to see the cost of school supplies sky rocket. While those paper clips weren't originally intended for your student to use, they will need to be tested now that your 11-year-old needs them for his school project. This law applies to any and all school supplies (textbooks, pencils, crayons, paper, etc.) being used by children under 12.

To the Avid Reader:Due to the new law, all children's books will be pulled from library and school shelves, as there is no exemption for them. That’s okay though, there's always television. Our children don’t need to learn the love of reading after all.Article from the American Library Association

To the Lover of All Things Handmade:Due to the new law, you will now be given a cotton ball and an instruction manual so you can make it yourself since that blanket you originally had your eye on for $50 will now cost you around $1,000 after it's passed testing. It won't even be the one-of-a-kind blanket you were hoping for. Items are destroyed in the testing process making one-of-a-kind items virtually impossible. So that gorgeous hand-knit hat you bought your child this past winter won’t be available next winter.

To the Environmentalist:Due to the new law, all items in non-compliance will now be dumped into our already overflowing landfills. Imagine not just products from the small business owners, but the Big Box Stores as well. You can't sell it so you must toss it. Or be potentially sued for selling it. You can't even give them away. If you are caught, it is still a violation.

To the Second-Hand Shopper:Due to the new law, you will now need to spend $20 for that brand new pair of jeans for your 2-year old, rather than shop at the Goodwill for second hand. Many resale shops are eliminating children's items all together to avoid future lawsuits.

To the Entrepreneur:Due to this new law, you will be forced to adhere to strict testing of your unique products or discontinue to make and/or sell them. Small businesses will be likely to be unable to afford the cost of testing and be forced to close up shop. Due to the current economic state, you'll have to hope for the best when it comes to finding a new job in Corporate America.

To the Antique Toy Collector:Due to the new law, you'd better start buying now because it's all going to private collection and will no longer be available to purchase. “Because the new rules apply retroactively, toys and clothes already on the shelf will have to be thrown out if they aren't certified as safe.”

To the American Economy:Already struggling under an economy that hasn’t been this weak in decades, the American economy will be hit harder with the inevitable loss of jobs and revenues from suppliers, small businesses and consumers. The required testing is far too costly and restrictive for small businesses or individuals to undertake.

To the Worldwide Economy:Due to this new law, many foreign manufacturers have already pulled out of the US market. You can imagine the impact of this on their businesses.

If you think this is exaggerating, here is a recent article from Forbes

And for those of you prepared to be stupefied and boggled, The New Law

Did you know? If this upsets or alarms you, please react.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pamper Your Hiney Give Away!!

I have a new line of products in my Etsy Shop!

I currently offer 2oz jars, and hope to offer larger jars in the near future, and I am currently sending 1/2 oz samples with each order. You have the option to choose your favorite scent, which is listed in my profile.

Now for the good part!!!

I am giving away a Satin and Silk lotion in your choice of scent!

What do you need to do?
ONE ENTRY: Got to the profile in my shop, and tell me what your favorite scent is (this is
the scent you will receive).

GET A SECOND ENTRY: Tell me what your favorite item is in my shop and post it.

GET 2 ENTRIES: With a purchase.

So you can get up to 4 entries. The winner will be chosen by a random.

Who is eligible?

Residents of the United States and Canada.

When will the winner be chosen?

February 1st.
Be sure to leave someway to contact you. If you have blogger blog, I will be able to find you that way, if you do not have a blog, then make sure you leave an email address where you can be reached.

And the winner is...

Whimsbymari!!!! She won and 8x10 car porn print from Infivision!!! Thank you to all who entered the giveaway and visited Infivisions studio!!! I will be announcing another giveaway later today.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Babies seem to be everywhere, and soooo many people are pregnant. So here are some card ideas.

Sanctumds has these adorable baby shower invites in her shop. Great if the mom to be is having a boy or a girl.

hdawnparratt has the cutest baby shower card in her shop.

My Shop

I don't have cards, but I do have these heart soaps that would be great for shower favors.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

25% off in my shop!!

I am having a 25% off sale in both my Artfire Shop and my Etsy Shop. 25% off applies to any items prior to shipping. Included in the sale are Shine Your Hiney Soaps, Pamper Your Hiney Lotions, Hiney Bubbles Bubble Bath, Soak Your Hiney Bath Salts, Bath Mitts, Soap Savers and more!! It's a great time to stock up! This sale continues until my next blog post, whenever that may be.

Pamper Your Hiney Satin and Silk Lotion

Bath Mitts

Feel free to post your Sales tonight in the Comment section and link to your shop!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wow, that's a lot of color!!!

I love color, and the brighter the better. No, I don't wear crazy colors, but I love it in the items I buy. So here are a few items that have a lot of color.

This Ohhh Ducky Its Paul Frank Sock Monkey from bluesaphire's shop is adorable. Who doesn't love duckies?


This Huge Passionate Pink and White Flower Hair Barrette, from FuzzyImit, is bright and cheerful. It's also on sale, so you get a great deal!

What do I have that's bright?

I have this bath mitt and soap set. You can choose your bath mitt color, and soap.

What I'm working on today.

I'm finishing up two Soap Saving Monsters for orders.

What in the world is a Soap Saving Monster

A soap saving monster is a crocheted cotton sack that you put your soap into. Mine just happen to look like monsters. They have a drawstring that you pull to close so the soap is secure. There is no need for an additional washcloth.

How do you wash the soap savers?

Simple. You remove the soap, and toss it in with your towels.

Why would I want a Soap Saving Monster?

Well, you may not, but I bet the kids in your life would. My kids have a hard time managing a washcloth and bar soap, but the soap savers simplify it. It's all in one, they just use the monster and scrub with it. Plus, monsters are fun!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Perfectly Pink!

Valentines is quickly approaching, and it's time for the guys to seriously think about what they are going to buy for the love of their life. Here are a few ideas!!

Art Desire Glass has a beautiful dichroic fused glass brooch appropriately named, Let Me Call You Sweetheart. The piece measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" and has a silver pin back.

Maybeads makes adorable glass beads. This turtle is adorable, and perfect for a valentine who loves turtles. What can I do with a bead? The possibilities are endless. You can make her a bookmark, a necklace, a key chain, use you imagination.

Well every girl deserves roses.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Giveaway Ending on 1/26!!!!

Just a reminder!!!
Infivision is offering an 8x10 print of your choice from his Artfire studio. The contest will last for one week. I’ve chosen my favorite print, Spring Open. I love the color and detail. It reminds me of the upcoming spring and new life that will burst forth.

What do you need to do?

1. Got to Infivision’s Studio and find your favorite 8x10 print (this is the print you will win if chosen).
2. Comment on your choice on my blog.

Who is eligible?

Anyone! Infivision is being generous and shipping world wide.The winner will be notified on 1/26/09. I will then send Infivision your address so the print can be shipped.

A Little Bit of Greenery!!

Well, most of us are seeing either brown or white, since we are in the dead of winter. So I thought I'd bring us all a little bit of greenery!!!

Look at this stunning Twilit Forest Pendant from Sojourn Curiosities' Etsy shop! I have a pendant myself from Soujourncuriosities, and it is beautiful and well crafted.

This green pincushion ring, from Barbara Lous's Boutique, will come in handy for any sewing project. How many of us have lost pins while sewing only to get stuck with them later? This nifty creation will put an end to that.

My shop

Oliver is in my shop and waiting for someone to take him home. He is waiting for a special child to help with a bath.

Give Away

Don't forget to go here and enter for a change to win an 8x10 print of your choice!!!