Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sharing some colors!!

After this long gloomy winter, I thought was nice to share some colors, so here you go an awesome treasury made by Sweet Irie!

And if you didn't have enough colors, check out this post from my blog buddy, Kayla!

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Randomness Saturdays

I hope it is really Saturday today, I haven't been sleeping much in the past week, so I'm in one of those phases when all the days are so crunched together that seems it's been a month lol.
Here you go some random fact! Enjoy!

♥ Personal: Daughter Michelle is still sick. Er...I must say, was??? She had a really rough time between Thursday night and this morning at 5 am. She was in a lot of pain, feverish even tho she's on antibiotics for the last 2 weeks, throwing up and of course crying and no sleeping. Then she went to sleep for a couple of hours to wake up at 5 am asking for hot dogs, sausages and raisins....didn't stop eating ever since. I think I can officially say she's getting better, finally.
But since the rough night, we were all cooked about noon and we all slept through Gabriel's first baseball game....yup, we missed it! :(

♥ And since we're talking about you know that all doctors are mean, stupid dummy heads???? There, I said it. I'm not proud, but honestly they are very full of them just because they have few years of college more than me (hello??? I have a degree in nutrition!!) and make more money, but you don't understand or care to understand people. Just sayin'!

♥ I got some nice things in the mail.
First I got a prize for a giveaway hosted my Everyday Mom: it's Moonjar like the one you can find here. It's really cool! he boys (aka My husband and Gabriel) decided to share it between them to buy more video games (Awesome plans boys!!!)
Then, I did something that I didn't do from hmmm years!! I bought myself a BOOK! And I'm not talking a parenting book, or a teacher book or the latest book on autism, I'm talking about a BOOK for my pleasure: "The Biology of Belief" of Bruce Lipton. It came in the mail today and can't wait to start reading it.

♥ Since I'm on a grumpy mood, this week I'm gonna tell you which moving I DO NOT recommend you to watch: "The Mist". It supposedly based on Stephen King's book, but they changed the ending.....It made me cry but not in a good way and if you're freaked out by bugs and spiders like me, definitely do not watch it.

♥ And now I leave you with this song, that pretty much sums up how I felt all this week! (lyric in the video)

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Enjoy, talk to you all tomorrow!
Link Away!

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday I'm going to introduce
Norma's bath and body

Cotton candy cupcake soap, $4 by
Norma's bath and body

cotton candy is to be enjoyed all into this bar of cupcake soap.. yum! super moisturizing and makes your skin nice n smooth, leaves a nice sweet fragrance on your skin. this soap takes you back to the days at the fair.

who doesnt love cotton candy? made with glycerin and shea butters..

kids n moms will love them to bathe with! I welcome bulk wholesale. great for parties!
3 oz bar.
can be made with candy sprinkles or not. let me know:)

I must admit, I'm fighting with all my self the urge of buying all her shop. Her cupcakes (and her prices) are too yummy to pass up. I guess I found my birthday present....

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blog Awards day!

Ok, so I've been rewarded with a lot of awards lately and just forgot to blog about them, so I'm gonna do a global post and share for all of them.

London, from Outta Sight shared with me her first award, the Sunshine award

Then, My blog buddy Kayla from The Eclectic Element gifted me with many:
Best Blog Comments Award

Sugar Doll Award

Happy 101 Award: I just took this one from her blod 'cause has cupcake on it :P

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Randomness Saturdays

Hi you'll! How everyone is doing? I'm doing ok here, except for my little Michelle that got a very bad ear infection and is in a lot of pain :(
Let's the random stuff start, shall we?

♥ I was working on some Easter bunny hats the other day and my daughter saw one that was incomplete, missing a ear of the bunny. She immediately picked it up, to bring it to my attention (I got side tracked doing something else). With a note of worry in her voice she told me: "Look mommy, the bunny is hurt!" I promptly assured her that the bunny was ok and I was going to fix it, picked up my crochet hook whipping up the missing ear and attaching it to the hat. She seems pleased with the result and wasn't worried any more. Few Night later, she woke up in the middle on the night with very acute pain in her left ear. Trying to calm her down, I sweetly whisper to her that mommy was going to fix her ear. At this point she stopped crying, crawled out of the bed and went to pick me up....well, you guessed a HOOK. I didn't know if I wanted to laugh or cry, trying to figure out how to tell her I couldn't fix her ear with a crochet hook.

♥ I was live with my cam on Thursday night: I was given a shop spotlight to promote my wares by the amazing site: Everyday Moms. Let me tell you.....was brutal being live, but was also fun! Hope you will join use next Thursday on Mingle Media TV at 8.30 pm Central Time. I also just accepted (kinda few minutes ago!) the offer to become admin of the site, so it's a good way if you'd like to connect with me more!

♥ More people to thank since they featured me:
- Lori, of the Handmade Highway, included me in our weekly newsletter.
- Shiela from the Antique Pocket Watches for featuring my other blog, Indie Discounts.

♥ Time for the recommended movie: The Bucket List. I love it every little bit of that movie and really help putting things in the right prospective.

♥ I'm leaving you my "stuck-in-the-head" song, hope you'll like it!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Enjoy, talk to you all tomorrow!
Link Away!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Winner and more Giveaways!

Ok, the Pieces and me Pendants giveaway is over :( I know it's sad, but good news for you!! We have a winner and I have more giveaways for you!
So, let's stop the yapping and let's go to the juices!
The winner of the Scrabble Pendant is:

Karen A on February 15, 2010 6:28 PM said... #128

Pieces Of Me Pendants ...... Scrabble Tile Pendant ...... Personalized - Pink Bow and Polka Dots Green...with

Congrats Karen, I emailed you and you have 72 hours to get back to me and claim your prize! Thanks for entering you lucky girl!

And if you didn't win this time, here more giveaways for you!

I'm very excited to announce that I will be live in Everyday Mom Web show tonight and we're going to have a LIVE GIVEAWAY! Hope to see you all there!

Win (Prize):: Cupcake key chain
From (Shop):: Sponsored by Crocheted Little Things and hosted by Everyday Moms, live on Mingle Media TV, 7.30 pm central time - 8.30 easter time
Open to (Restrictions):: INTERNATIONAL, EVERYONE
End date : February 18, 2010

Direct link to giveaway::

PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is LIVE! Someone in the viewers of this show will win the prize. You cannot "enter" until the show is up, so set your clocks and support fellow handmade artist Crocheted Little Things by watching her live on Everyday Moms.

More giveaway expiring tomorrow!!

Click For Contest
The Crocheted Little Things Funny Child Contest
(Click here to go to the contest page)

  • Prize; Prize Value: Crocheted bed air freshener doll in white, $20

  • How Many Winners: 1 winner

  • End Date: 02/19

  • Can Be Won: Worldwide

  • Prize From: Crocheted Little Things

The sponsor's description of the giveaway rules: To enter into this contest you must first visit one of Luisa’s sites:
Crocheted Little Things OR Piccoladonna2006 (Items 50% off)
Then come back and leave a reply with your favorite item from one of those sites and your entry submission of a funny thing your child has done or said.

Click Here to go to the contest page!

Click For Contest
By Hand Giveaways
(Click here to go to the contest page)

  • Prize; Prize Value: Crocheted Earrings $5

  • How Many Winners: 1

  • End Date: Ends 02/19/2010

  • Can Be Won: 18+ US

  • Prize From: Crocheted Little Things

The sponsor's description of the giveaway rules: Comment on blog post; 1 mandatory way to enter, plus 5 optional entries.

Click Here to go to the contest page!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Newsletter #6

Hi there to all, this is Lu. Here it is newsletter #6.

I'm starting with greeting you with 2 awesome giveaways! The first sponsored by Pieces Of Me Pendants on my blog.

Enter here


Scrabble Pendant (your choice of pendant and chain) by Pieces Of Me Pendants

The second one sponsored by me, Crocheted Little Things on Every day Moms ning group.

Enter here

Crocheted bed air freshener doll

What happened?

I'm expanding and looking into wholesaling my items. I'm already in contact with some stores, so stay tuned to know where my items will be available next!

Plus I will be collaborating more with the Everyday Moms site and samples of my works will be available in their goodie bags, so check them out!

That's all for now! Have an happy Valentine's day and if you need a gift in a hurry don't forget about my 50% Off sale still going on in my ArtFire Studio!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday I'm going to introduce
The Rockin' Cupcake
and her Lovey Baby Blanket.

Chocolate Cupcake Chenille Security, Comfort, Lovey Baby Blanket, $15 by
The Rockin' Cupcake

~A little cupcake meets functional, Top stitched for strength and detail.

~Totally gorgeous 100% Cotton Prints/With super soft and plush chocolate chenille backings.

~At 17x17 this is a perfect size blanket, Great for in the car,crib or anywhere. Perfect for little hands and will be their favorite blanket.

~Machine washable with other baby items.

~Will arrive wrapped ready to give or receive.

~Get the matching Rockin'Cupcake bibs,burp cloths,nursing pads in more in this great fabric

Click To Go Shopping
Let's share some LOVE! Jenette is a new seller and has some awesome items!

Cherry Cupcakes Fabric Cuff Bracelet - JUST $5

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thanking people!

I didn't get around to do my Saturday randomness yesterday since an horrible headache forced me to go to sleep at 7.30 pm (I didn't mind too much tho!). So I will skip that for next Saturday, but I will go ahead and thank all the people that featured me this week.

♥ I want to thank Stanza at The Good, The Bad, And The Gotta Have. She reviewed my blog and my Artfire shop and I had fun being interviewed by her. Both my blog and my shop scored a "Gotta Have" rate and you can read about it here: Blog review, Shop review and my interview.

♥ Friday morning I woke up to a nice email update for a blog that I like a lot: The Eclectic Element. Kayla, the owner, comments often over here and she was very sweet in featuring me in her "Supporting my tribe" series. Your can read all about it here

♥ Then the morning proceeded with a message form Venus that informed my my round washcloths were featured on he blog, Happy Find, with other cool ruffled items.

♥ In the afternoon, I received another message from Monarchdancer telling me my cupcake key chain is included in her treasury

So I think I can say in all fairness that at the end on the weekend I felt LOVED which is just appropriate since is Valentine's Day Today.
And to wish you all an Happy Valentine's Day, I'm gonna share this video with all of you!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Enjoy, talk to you all tomorrow!
♥ Happy Valentine's Day♥

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

I got mail: Thank you Mandie!

Some of you might remember when I featured Mandie d her tutorial for making cupcake candles on her blog Taking time for mommy a while back.

She was having a giveaway for her cupcake candles a little bit before Christmas and guess what???? I was the winner!!
And yesterday I got Mandie package in the mail and I must say that it felt like Christmas all over!
In addition to my 2 cupcake candles, she included a cupcake bath scrub (the top is a sugar scrub the bottom is a salt soak), perfume, a really cute silver tone watch from Avon (and a mini bubble bath.....Gosh, she sure spoiled me, didn't she??? I guess was my lucky day!!
I can't wait to have a nice bath my my cupcake bath soak and lite my cupcakes candles...they don't only look cute, but also smell fantastic!!
Thanks Mandie, you made a SAHM feeling like a princess!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Featuring: Fig Tree Boutique

Snack Bag Set ReUsable Eco Friendly Kitty in Paris, $5 by Fig Tree Boutique

I had the pleasure of working out a very nice trade with Elaine, the owner of the Fig Tree Boutique.
I was in need for some nice sandwich and snack bags since my kids use them in their lunch boxes at school and I was sick to buy and toss away the plastic ones.
So, one day while I was thinking to start sewing my own, I came across the Fig Tree Boutique on twitter and Elaine graciously agreed to trade with me....YAY Double score!
So my daughter Michelle got the pink ones above while Gabriel got some with a superhero fabric that he fell in love with!

So we put them to good use and that's what I have to say about them: LOVE THEM!!!
If someone is in the market for sandwich and snack bags, I will definitely recommend them!

Elaine craftsmanship is really nice, the stitches very accurate. In the sets that I got for my kids the bags have different sizes: 6 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" deep for the large bag enough for a little sandwich and 6 1/4" wide X 4" deep on the small bag with plenty room for sliced fruit, crackers, cookies or cereals with a turn flap for closure that insure nothing will spill out. And the best part of all: the inside is lined with no rip nylon with sealed seams, so the crumbs don't get stuck but come off easily with a shake and I can just wipe them off to clean or wash them in the washer if they're really dirty.

I think this is every mom dream! Funny prints for little ones, easy to clean and eco-friendly for Mother I need to say more????

Go visit Fig Tree Boutique and get your own!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: Chrysalis Designs

This week Featured Artisan is Chrysalis Designs - owner/designer is Regina McDonald. Gina also has a shop call T.A.I.S.I. on Madeitmyself. She does beautiful work and her T.A.I.S.I. shop 40% goes to the Refuge House in Florida.

You can find Chrysalis Designs at:

You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook!

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday cupcake Find {Special edition}

This Monday I'm going to introduce you all to Olga at the CupcakeTree shop and her Rubber stamps.

Chocolate Birthday Cupcake Hand Carved Rubber Stamp, $8 by CupcakeTree

Hand carved stamp in the shape of a chocolate cupcake with a birthday candle. ***If you would like this stamp personalized, you can purchase the listing ‘ADD NAME TO ANY STAMP’***

Give your craft items a personal touch with this hand carved stamp. Use it for scrapbooking, cards, gift tags. Stamp it on fabric, wood projects, walls or books. The possibilities are endless!

Stamps are carved on a highly durable, eraser-like material that will not crack or crumble and has a pink color. Stamps are mounted on a 1.5” x 1.5” stamp mount with two grooved edges to aid in gripping and placement of the stamp when crafting.

This is a special edition because I happen to own my very own stamp that Olga designed for me and I love it very much!

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Randomness Saturdays

Sorry if I didn't post this yesterday, but there was an awful glitch in my etsy shop that really got me in a panic attack.
Now, back to normal with some random things from this week.

♥ Personal: Both of my kids are sick with a strong cold: nothing to worry about, but they will stay off school for a couple of days.

♥ Michelle enjoyed her first week in school a LOT and her potty training is going awesome!!

♥ Heard from a store that is interested in carrying my products: the order is a little bit smaller of what I was hoping for, but it's a start!

♥ This song was stuck in my head all week: thought some of you might like it! the lyric is in the video.

♥ The movie that I recommend this week is "Bedtime Stories" with Adam Sandler. It really amazed me how much creativity and fantasy kids may have, how life can get an unexpected turn and how much waiting for your dreams to come true really pays off :)

♥ My newsletter is coming up: have you signed up yet?

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Enjoy, talk to you all tomorrow!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Featuring: Whimsical Wares

Hand Etched Blue Butterfly Glass Coffee Mug Tea Cup, $15

Today's feature is for Melanie, the owner of Whimsical Wares, that makes hand engraved glassware, hand stamped pottery, coasters, and hand-painted art.

Custom Dog Bowls Small, $25

That's what Melanie has to tell us about her shop:

"Hi Friends~
I call you friends since you are like a neighbor coming onto my back porch for a cup of coffee. Stepping into my store is a lot like a friend stepping into my home. My store displays a lot of my favorite things--hydrangeas, angels, little monsters. You may say "little monsters?" Yes, I am a mom to 3 little munchkins and several of our pieces are inspired by them--monsters, aliens, rocket ships.

I started this store out of love for them and a desire to help support our family since my husband lost his job. My items are inspired by the imaginations of my children and my faith...and each piece has a touch of whimsy. :)

Whimsical Wares is a joint effort between me and my husband of 13 years. Our designs are inspired by our faith and living life with 3 small children and 1 dog. Our items are made by hand and have a whimsical flair."

Set of 4 Tile Love Bird Coasters great for Valentines Day Wedding or Anniversary, $16


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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pieces Of Me Pendants Giveaway!!!

Scrabble Pendant
(your choice of pendant and chain)
by Pieces Of Me Pendants

I was in ecstasy when Lisa contacted me about sponsoring a giveaway here!!!
Yup, one of you lucky readers will end up with your choice of one of the beautiful pendant that Lisa make!!!

Pendants are made from wooden Scrabble® tiles (approx. ¾" square), decoupaged with graphic images that are sealed with a high gloss non-toxic finish with a sterling silver plated bail attached.

Each pendant purchased will be gift packaged in a bag (colors vary) making them ideal for gift giving.

Please read contest instructions below for your chance to win this beautiful handmade prize.

How to enter this contest:

1) Visit the sponsor’s shop. Pieces Of Me Pendants

2) Return here and post a comment telling me which pendant you would like to win and either ball or snake chain, and your contact information (name and/or shop name and/or username and/or email). Entries without contact information will be disqualified.

3) BONUS Entry: Follow the Indie Craft Corner blog and post a comment to let us know for an extra entry.

4) BONUS Entry: Follow the this blog and post a comment to let us know for an extra entry.

Contest lill last 2 weeks and will ends February 17th, 2010 at Midnight EST. The winner will be contacted shortly after contest closes. Winners must respond within 24 hours after being contacted otherwise another winner will be randomly selected.

Contest open to: Worldwide.

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