Friday, June 24, 2011

The Top 10 teams contest

The Promotional Frenzy Team has entered into the Top 10  teams contest. Friends and Family Please help me out! All you have to do is click the link where it says Handmade Top 10 in bold, and then click the "Promote This List" on the sure to vote for all team items and then click the LIKE button for FB. I want my team to win!!! I so appreciate your help. Vote, Vote, Vote!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Miniature Gardening

As most of you probably know, I love gardening. I've been adding perrenials to my flower beds for the past 3 years and they're really coming along. But with the heat of summer, I was looking for something else to do where I wouldn't feel like I was going to drop dead at any second due to the temperature and humidity.  A few months ago I came upon an article about miniature gardening. I found it so intriguing, that I decided to give it a try. Now let me warn you, it's not for the faint at heart. By the time you add finishing touches, you've got quite an investment on your hands. But as I delved deeper into it, I found great shops on etsy to purchase all sorts of miniature items.  I discovered  from a friend that you can add pieces from the toy department like fairies or pagodas from the fish department. Also found items to add from doll house collections. I even found a jewelry shop on etsy that made me some birds nests. I was officially addicted, kinda like the Crimson lip balm thing. So now I have quite a stash of items and have just ordered plants for my 4th miniature garden. Here's my first three, hope you luv them.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Moanas New Life Experience

Last week I had a new life experience and at my age of 50 something, why couldn't it be nice, sexy, fun or heartwarming. It was not pretty -  identity theft. I am a lot wiser now after dealing with issues the entire week. What is wrong with people? Where have things gone so wrong? Why have morals disappeared? Maybe I'm showing my age here, but I am constantly amazed at the cajones people have and how corrupt things can get. All I could think of was "WTF"?  REALLY?  Then amongst the chaos, random acts of kindness. An fellow etsian convoed me to tell me how much she liked my shop and would I please add her to my circle. She said with 100,000's of shops, she didn't want to loose track of mine.  No one had ever done that before. A friend at a bnr gave up their spot for me so that I would have a chance at a sale. Isn't it strange how people you've never met can become a friend.  Didn't know this was a service etsy provided. RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS ♥♥♥

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

How Pinterest is changing my perspective

There has been a lot of chatter about Pinterest in our team threads. So, being the techno genius that I am, I decided to check it out and join. My first impression was, why do I need so many boards, am I really going to pin so many things? Where do I find all these great photos? So I decided to revisit my favorites list. And I must admit I ♥'ed many things during the past year. What a new perspective it has given me. I had truly forgotten all the wonderful items in that listing. It made me remember how beautiful I thought each individual item was and why it touched me. My life has many challenges at this stage of mature citizenship. And I was leaving all that beauty behind, forgotten.....Well, needless to say, I am up to 18 boards and having a blast. All my favorite things just make me feel warm inside and relaxed. As a few team members have now followed me, I have had a lot of their pictures to review as well. We have a very diverse team. We all have our own perceptions of what beauty is and the form that it takes. Our team has had some rough spots here lately. But overall, I have now discovered we have a lot more in common than I initially thought. Pinterest is truly changing my perspective. I've added my pinterest link to my blog. Take a look and join the fun.