Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PurrPrints and The Gourmet Cupboard

First, I want to remember all my reader about Satori story (you can read all about her story here).
Today Satori had her surgery and I want to give a special thank you to PurrPrints for donating this cute postcard to me so I could sent it to that little angel at the hospital.

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Now, passing on a lighter topic: A while a go I was the lucky winner on some chocolate pie mixes from The Gourmet Cupboard.
They arrived in the mail promptly last week.

Heavenly Chocolate Pie/Cheesecake

I must admit that I never made a pie before (I know, right?!?!) and I was very afraid to waste this delicious mixes, so I decided not to risk it and I used a premade pie shell and filled it with the chocolate delish! The mixes came complete with very easy to follow instructions, 20 minutes and voila'!

I think it looks good for being my very first attempt to make a pie, but the important factor for me was the taste: HEAVENLY is the right term!

I strongly recommend to visit The Gourmet Cupboard, there are a lots of yummy stuff, not only desserts but also dips, breads, soups, meals and beverages!

I think I'm gonna try the beer bread next!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday I'm going to introduce Kibbles and her
Cupcake Hang Tags
, but this shop is full of yummy cupcakes that I didn't know what to pick!

4 Pink Cupcake Scalloped Round Hang Tags, $1.25 by

4 Scalloped round hang tags measuring 2 1/2 diameter are cut from pink cardstock. Ive added a stamped cupcake and attached pink cotton ties.

Perfect to add that yummy touch!

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hershey's Better basket Blog Hop

Thanks to my blog Buffy Kayla of The Eclectic Element, I was included in a great cause that's going on brought to you by Hershey's and a ton of different online bloggers!

Here is some information on the Hershey's Better Basket Blog Hop:

"This Easter season Hershey is all about helping you to create Better Easter Baskets with their special limited edition Easter candies found at Walmart.

More importantly, Hershey wants to promote the idea of going good in our own communities. The Hershey Company is committed to making a difference in the communities where we live in, and has a heritage of giving back to the community."

Thanks to Hershey's and 20 different bloggers looking to blog for a good cause, baskets like the one above were created and given to charities of each bloggers choice to spread Hershey's ongoing message around: We are ALL working together to do good in and out of our own communities!

In addition to those 20 baskets donated to charity, Hershey's is also sponsoring a Better Basket Blog Hop where Hershey will donate $10 per blog post entry for the Children's Miracle Network, up to $5,000.

How fantastic is that!?

If you want to be apart of the blog hop, here are the rules:

* Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.
* Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
* Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket.
* Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
* Leave your link at comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
* Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).
* Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

So not it's my turn to give away some virtual Easter Baskets:

1. Sweet Irie Originals
2. Risky Beads
3. Va Beach Quilter
4. Taking time for Mommy
5. Recipe Korner
6. Mommy's Survival
7. Outta Sight
8. Made For Me by Oaklie

So please, please, please feel free to take the picture above and write your own blog post! Remember, it's for a good cause :)

For more information on the campaign, check it out HERE.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Randomness Saturdays

Coming from cleaning the bathroom floor due to an overflowing toilet, here it is!

♥ Update on Michelle: Her ears seems to be perfectly fine now but she got a cold virus. I guess we simply can't win.

♥ Update on Gabriel: He's keeping doing great. We had another baseball game and he hit the baseball by himself at his second try. Made mom and dad really happy!

♥ My March Madness promotion is still going: Use the code MARCHMADNESS during check out to be entered in a drawing for a 25$ Gift Certificate from my shop! Few More days left, so hurry!

♥ Easter is almost here: What are your plans? We decided not to make plans. We will wake up, see if everybody is in good health, the planet all aligned and in base on how much money will have on our pockets we'll go do something fun.

♥ The song I'm gonna share tonight: I Will remember you by Sarah Mclachlan. For some reason makes me go back in time, when my sister was 5 (kinda like my kids age) and we used to play and fell asleep reading stories and I always asked her if she would remember me and the time together when she grew up in a teenager....well, she does remember me ;)

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Congrats to Sweet Irie for being featured in the Etsy Finds this week!

And now link Away!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

A shop I love: TheStraightStitch

I found another treasury in twitter land and I'm going to share it with all of you: TheStraightStitch.

Parasols Cutlery Wrap, $10 by TheStraightStitch

Another plastic fork broken mid-salad? Another plastic knife for the landfill?

Have you been tempted to carry your own cutlery with you, for the good of the the environment, for convenience or to avoid that irritating broken fork salad situation?

Keep your flatware clean and tidy in this handy and stylish cutlery roll-up. The flap folds over to keep your cutlery from falling out, so you can toss this into your bag without even thinking about it. There's even a pocket for your napkin, cloth or paper, whichever you choose. Flip the wrap over and it would make a great little place mat.

Measures 10"x12". Comes from a smoke a pet free eco-home. Machine wash cold (preferably) and hang to dry.

Retro Flowers Cutlery Wrap, $10 by TheStraightStitch

I fell in love with this wraps thinking how practical would they be for hubby and the children that eats out every day, but there is a lot more on TheStraightStitch: you can find Enviro Lunch Bags, Wet Bags, Ring Slings and she also have a SALE section.

Dogs Cutlery Wrap, $10 by TheStraightStitch

The items that you will find in this store are made with unique, vintage and reclaimed fabrics. I aim to breathe new life into unwanted and outdated clothing/fabric by turning it into items that we need and use in our everyday lives. Let us be both Functional and Funky!

I hope you enjoy and pay TheStraightStitch a visit ;)

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Everyday Moms One Year anniversary and "Drop The Name" Giveaway

Today We celebrate the First anniversary on a very cool site Everyday Moms.

The owner and all the admin will be on line pretty much all day welcoming new members, chatting with current members, having fun and having giveaway! Yes you heard me!

I'm going to run to take my daughter to the doc (yet again) so I won't be available as I hoped for, but I left you a little surprise on my page ;) Good luck!

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: Lottie's Trinkets

This week's Featured Artisan is Lise - Lottie's Trinkets. Lise has beautiful creations that are each truly unique. She also does custom orders. Stop by Lottie's Trinkets and see all of her beautiful creations!

Find Lottie's Trinkets @"

Lottie's Trinkets

Artfire Shop

Madeitmyself Shop

Lottie's Blog

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday I'm going to introduce
Bud and Lucy's Kid
and her
Good Eats Pottery!

Pink Victorian Cupcake, $34 by
Bud and Lucy's Kid

This yummy cupcake is "iced" creamy pink and sits in a green cup. Sitting on top are three handmade roses and lots of small handmade flowers in soft pastels. Use as paperweight and/or a reminder of "delicious" times, it makes a wonderful gift.

Four coats of color glaze are applied, then two coats of diamond gloss glaze. The lacework is dimensional glaze applied not unlike cake icing.

Please handle with care, handmade flowers and leaves are fragile. Hand wash. Food safe. Do not microwave.

Measures 3"rd x 3.25"h

Please Note: Variations are to be expected as part of the charm of the handmade piece.

Shipping listed includes the 48 contiguous United States. For Hawaii, Alaska, Canada or
international shipping please see additional shipping information under "Policies".

Approximate shipping weight - 2 lbs.

Are you sure it's pottery?? I want to eat it!!

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Last Day for the giveaway and First day of spring (kinda!)

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

And on another note: Where did spring go???? We're still having winter temperature, so if you find her, can you tell her to come this way??? Thanks!

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Randomness Saturdays

Like *almost* every Saturday here it is!

♥ Update on Michele's mom health: She's at home now, still in pain, but on her way to recovery!! Healing vibes her way!!

♥ Update on Michelle's health: For the series, "It get worse before it starts getting any better" (right Kayla??), she got thrush all over her mouth back to her throat. Is going to clear up in a couple of days. I found some discharge on her pillow: hopefully whatever was inside her ear came out and she will probably not need any more medications or surgery. I will know more details on Wednesday.

♥ Update on Gabriel: He's doing great! He had another baseball game today and this time I took some picture (not great since Michelle was on my lap!)
I know I'm partial, but I think he's handsome like his daddy! You can see more pictures on my Facebook.

♥ My friend Allison started a blog: Mommy's Survival. She blogs about her story about being a mom, the circumstances about the birth of her second child (she's a young mom of 3) and reading her blog I found out she made a post about my cupcake with flower! I hope you all will enjoy reading about her.

♥ I won a yummy giveaway from The Gourmet Cupboard: mix for chocolate pie! Can't wait to cook it and to show it off (before it hits my belly! lol)

♥ And I leave you all with another song I love: No one by Alicia Keys

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Something I want to bring to your attention: would you send a postcard for an amazing girl? Read her story here!

And now link Away!

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Crocheted Little Things Newsletter #7

Happy Saint Patrick day and Easter! Click To Go Shopping
Hi there to all, this is Lu. Here it is newsletter #7. Saint Patrick's day is quickly approaching upon us, spring is in the air and before our next newsletter Easter will be over too.March Madness promotion going on: Use the code MARCHMADNESS during check out to be entered in a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate from my shop!

I'm starting with greeting you with an awesome giveaway! The first sponsored by Pieces Of Me Pendants on Sweet Irie blog.

Enter here

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

Also, my daughter Michelle was nominated in the Kid Of the Month contest on Everyday Moms: Would you vote for her?

Click To Go Shopping What happened?

New items are available at Crocheted Little Things while other products are phasing out. As I posted on my blog: Out with the old and in with the new. My 50% off sale is still going on for the items that are being replaced by an entire new section: Party items! Click To Go ShoppingI will try to get a sneak pick in here for you! In this new section you'll be able to find the perfect addiction to a birthday party like my cupcakes with a candle and party favors. And soon I will be posting sweet party hats and little gifts for school exchanges.

What's coming up?

Well, new items are in productions for sure, so check back often to stay in the loop of news. I also just finished my first wholesale order so, for people living in Ohio, Crocheted Little Things products will be available at Wholly Craft!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patrick day and prayers needed!

Happy Saint Patrick day! I Hope you enjoy my findings!

On a serious note: prayers are need.
Michele's (Sweet Irie) mom was rushed to the hospital 2 days ago for an emergency surgery. I don't have any other details other than that, but please pray for her, for a fast healing.

And if you all don't mind, pray for my daughter Michelle too? The antibiotics are not working and we're going to have to put tubes in her ears. Thanks!

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: KP Designs

Kathy is the owner and designer of KP Designs. She has wonderful pieces, each crafted with love! Stop by and see all KP Designs beautiful creations!

You can find KP Designs @:


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Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday I'm going to introduce
Laura's crafts
and her
Cupcake Birthday cards!

Cupcake Girl Card, $3 by
Laura's crafts

This little girl is super sweet and ready to wish someone a very happy birthday. Image has been hand stamped and colored with artist markers. The sentiment has been hand stamped. The image is placed over a great birthday embossed layer of cardstock.

The inside of the card has been left blank for your own special words.

Card size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

OMG it's just too cute for words!

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Say WHAT?????

I was scrolling in the news title on the web and this article caught my eyes: Teacher Writes 'Loser' on School Paper.
Say WHAT???? I'm sorry, I usually don't engage in personal judgment on my blog 'cause I don't like to point fingers. But, this article touch 2 topic very dear to me at the moment: teaching and children.

Most of you know that I'm working my way in the teaching field and I LOVE children (not just my own) and there is no way that I can justify this teacher behavior. He must no be in his right mind and he needs to seek help ASAP before ruining the self esteem to poor innocent children.

It's also sad that in this recession, there are a lot of people that are unemployed and would do a wonderful job while people like this are allowed to have a job in such a way.
I really hope the school will do the right thing and remove this "teacher" from his position before he does more damages.

I just finished to read a very interesting book: The Biology of belief by Bruce Lipton. Dr Lipton empathize the importance of parents and caregiver figures in passing on children their believes. If you're told by young age that you're worthless and unloved, you grow up with that belief in your subconscious and it will take years to convince you that that's not the truth.
I invite all of you reading this post of mine to find a person in your life (family member, friend, coworker) and start showing your appreciation to them verbalizing and stating that they are doing a good job. Observe this person for months and you'll be amazed by the difference.

I saw it everyday with children with special needs: believe that they will accomplish things and they will. And the satisfaction inside is so sweet and has no price...

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Randomness Saturdays

Almost sleeping on the key board but here I am :)

♥ Update on Michelle's Health: My baby had still discomfort and pain to both her ears. I brought her to the doc again that told me that even if the infection cleared up, could be that she still have "stuff" between her ears and her nose. Sooooooo, we're on antibiotics again for the next 2 weeks and if that doesn't take everything away we'll have to put tubes inside her ears.

♥ Update on Gabriel: We got his first baseball game today and he had a lots of fun! I failed to bring my camera and take pictures, but he's smiling and energy today was amazing and I enjoy every second of it!

♥ I feel really tired. I actually I felt this way all week and I'm not sure way. If I seat for more than 2 minutes, my eyes close by themselves.....what's going on??? Not sure, but whatever it is, I hope it will go away soon.

♥ Crocheted Little Things Newsletter is coming up in few days.
Have you subscribed yet? If not, you can do it here.

♥ Movies that I'm watching. My hubby introduced me to the Terminator series and the Transformers. Not crazy about either. The Terminator stories has major flows and the new Transformers movie is, in my opinion, a movie to entertain teenagers, definitely not me.

♥ Song that I'm gonna share tonight: Bubbly by Colbie Caillat. She's the sister of Jennifer Aniston, I discovered her recently and I LOVE her voice. This song in particular is sweet and fresh. Enjoy!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Crocheted Little Things Newsletter is coming up in few days.
Have you subscribed yet? If not, you can do it here.

And now link Away!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Big Thanks!

Big Thanks are in order today to many people for many reason.
So, let's start and give those thanks you's!

♥ I want to star to thank my friend Allison, one of the admin on Everyday Moms, that sent me a little surprise in the mail the past week! There you go!

The cupcake towel comes from Made At Nanas and the cupcake soap comes from Norma's bath and body.

♥ Than I want to thank Allison's daughter Kiya: ever wonder what my customers think about my cupcakes? Wonder no more: watch this video!

♥ I have to thank Deb for featuring my shop on Indie Juction: I felt very honored!

♥ Least, but not last, I want to thank Tammy that highlighted my plarn bag in this blog post. I really enjoy reading all her findings.

Ok, now it's time for me to take a shower with the lovelies that were in my mail!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New products at Sweet Irie!

Michele is been really busy and wonderful new product and fabrics are picking out her shop! Let's take a look together, shall we??

Tweet Checkbook Cover, $11

Sugar Pop Wristlet and Wristlet Keychain Fob Combo Set by Sweet Irie, $25

Lime Aid -Wrist Key Chain, $6.50

Lollipop Lanyard ID Holder or Keychain, $10

Makeup Bag Sewing Pouch Purse -Sweet Treat, $14.50

Wristlet Key Chain Key Fob -Piggy, $6.50

I could go on forever since there is much to see at Sweet Irie!
And don't forget to check out her blog for a super giveaway!

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