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!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Team EEAT's Valentine Virtual Bake Sale!!!

Team EEAT presents a Virtual Valentine's Bake Sale! Held on January, 28th, 2009 in Esty's Virtual Labs at 8pm EST!

Go See the team members present their beautiful work. There will be great contests, sales, and amazing giveaways! Start shopping early by searching for "team eeat"!

Why should I come?

Trivia Questions! Answer a Valentines day trivia question, and win a $5 gift credit in a Team members shop!

Giveaway! They will be giving away a grand prize worth over $100! Plus, 2 prizes worth $20 each! Prizes will be delivered just in time for Valentines Day!

Visit Team EEAT's Blog for more ways to win.

Get your Valentines Day shopping done early!Sales offered:

JustBakin'FREE Chocolate Cookies with every order.
LuckyDogTreatCompanyFREE bag of treats of Lucky's choice with any sized order!
DoubleDippedSweetsBuy one get one 50% off!Equal or lesser value applies; full shipping charges incurred.

SweetTreatMaryannFREE Chocolate Covered Grahams (3) with a purchase of any size

ASugarAffair1/2 dozen chocolate covered oreos with with each product bought

athyme2bcomfortedBOGO half off of equal or lesser valueFREE shipping with orders of $100 or more!

DelectableDelightsFor the Love of Chocolate25% off all chocolate covered items10% off everything else

LittleSnowflakes3 FREE Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles with Each Order**Order is refers to a completed Credit Card Transaction

CiaoHound20% off your purchase, before shipping!FREE priority shipping for orders over $15

CakesbySugarPlums2 FREE Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes with any purchase

BearsBakedGoods25% off all items, before shipping!

Pamper Your Hiney Satin and Silk Lotion

Shine Your Hiney Soap Co. New Addition

I’ve been wanting to expand the Shine Your Hiney Soap Co. brand. I’ve taken is slow and steady…..very slow. I’ve has Shine Your Hiney Soap Co. since May of 2008, and so far I’ve added Soak Your Hiney Oatmeal Bath Salts and Hiney Bubbles Bubble Bath. Well last night I added a new addition, Pamper Your Hiney Satin and Silk Lotion. Among with other moisturizers, it contains shea butter and aloe. I took a few weeks to figure out which lotion I wanted to carry. I ordered a sampler of 8 varieties from my supplier, and the satin and silk was by far my favorite. It’s not as thick as body butter, but pretty think, which I love. It hold it’s scent very well, and I can make it in any fragrance oil I have available in my shop, and my fragrances are listing in my profile. I currently have 2oz jars for $3.00.

Don't Forget!!!

Enter the giveaway for a chance to win an 8x10 print of your choice from Infivision!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Blog Giveaway!!! Infivision!!!

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.


I got to thinking about bees today, so that's what todays theme will be.

Penguin's Plunder

Penguin's Plunder makes jewelry, charms, and figurines in her shop on Artfire. Look at this adorable Chubby Bumble Bee Charm in her shop.

Always Adorable

This Bee Happy ACEO from Always Adorable, is just that, Adorable.

My Shop

I have this bee guest soap set in my Artfire shop.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I Heart You!!

I wondered what I could do for the people who follow me. Well, I thought I could try to feature an item from some of the shops. I'll try to feature items from 2 shops each day, but I may find another shop that's not following to feature on occasion.

Time and Chimes

Times and Chimes makes birdhouses and bird house ornaments, often from reclaimed wood. I thought this birdhouse ornament was adorable and followed the idea of hearts for this post.

Pastry Stitches

Pastrystitches is also a blog follower who makes various charms and items from polymer clay. I loved these heart earrings from her etsy shop.

My Hearts

I have these 1oz heart soaps, in my artfire shop, that are great for gifts or to keep for yourself.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Shopping Cart!

There are quite a few great food shops on etsy. I currently have items from two of the shops in my shopping cart. I have previously ordered from both of these vendors and know their products are top notch.

Double Dipped Sweets

I have this fruit bark in my shopping cart. I have ordered the pina colada bark on 2 different occasions, and loved it both times. This time Krista is going to make a special request that I have based on an apple I purchased from her.

My other Item from Krista is this Pina Colada Caramel Apple. I loved the bark, and know I can't go wrong with an apple. I have a little something extra that I want her to add, but Krista is great at working with her customers!!


The other food vendor that I've purchased from previously, and am going to purchase from again is Justbakin. I have her Pecan Pie Bars in my shopping cart. I have to order 1/2 with chocolate, for me, and 1/2 without chocolate for my hubby, who doesn't like chocolate. She also loves to work with her customers to make sure they are happy.

My Shop

I have this Caramel Apple in my Arfire Shop, Shine Your Hiney Soap.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside!!!

I haven't blogged in a while, and I really need to do it more often. It's cold here this morning 16 degrees, and not supposed to get past 30. I know that's not near as cold as much of the county.

My kids will drive me crazy today due to being inside. I hope they can play in their play room without fighting. They got a kitchen set for Christmas they do enjoy playing with. I traded with opheliamcphee, from etsy, for a felt big breakfast.

Maybe I should just go to knitsational's shop on etsy and get this Sky Blue Hood to keep their head and ears warm and send them outside.

Check out this Love Spell Bath Set from my shop Shine Your Hiney Soap on Artfire.