Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm In LOVE!

The other day I found the most precious Valentine's goodies on Etsy! These are plantable cards for your sweetheart. The paper is imbedded with seeds for flowers so it's a bouquet and card all in one! I couldn't help it, I bought the 20 pack. I'm sure I can find 20 well deserving friends to give them to. I'm a sucker for unique things and this one did me in! I've also been drooling over her 2010 Calendar...might have to make another purchase soon...find these irresistable goodies right here!

P.S. Free shipping to boot!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


So, this is really a Christmas gift that I gave my husband this year but I thought I'd post it here for a Valentine idea. I have a husband who has pretty much everything he could ever possibly want or need. For some reason he seems to attract friends in the outdoor retail business who have excess 'stuff' and love to give it away...this means that he is already well equiped for pretty much all of his interests. Great for him, bummer for me when I'm brainstorming for gift ideas. Another interesting thing I've learned about my guy is that he's a 'quality time' lover. If you've ever read or heard of 'The 5 Love Languages' you know what I'm talking about. Basically it means that he really feels loved when you spend good quality time with him. He's also in the 'acts of service' camp too (another love language) he'll clean house or do the dishes or watch the kids for a day so I can go to the opera with a good friend (like he did this last Sunday:) just becuase he wants to show me that he loves me (don't I have a GREAT husband?!). Anyway, this year I was really trying to think of something he'd appreciate for Christmas that would speak his 'language'. I was checking out gift ideas on the internet when I came across a little notepad idea. It was so cute, made up like a little book of matches only with scrap paper inside. I didn't really have a use for that, but I decided it could pair quite nicely with the old coupon book idea. So, I made up a stack of coupons like '1 day of skiing with a friend', 'An evening by the fire with me', '1 steak dinner', '1 day to yourself', and so on. There are back rubs, car washes and coffee dates in there too. I did put an expiration date on them all of December 31, 2010 and a place to write the date that each one was redeemed. This way, he's required to use them all within the year guaranteeing that we'll spend some good quality time together and we'll also have a record of when we did what over the last year. These days, if we don't plan our time together it's likely not to happen!

Anyway, you can make one of these too! Just type and print out your coupons then cut and stack them in the order you want. Cut out some card stock that is a little longer than twice the length of your coupons (you'll have to use the 12x12 paper for this). Fold the card stock so that it wraps around the coupons and then overlaps toward one end and staple it all together. Then you can tuck the longer end of the cover into the stapled end and voila! You have yourself a cute little coupon book. This was a big hit for us, in fact a few of them have already been put to use. If you make this, write me a comment and tell me how it goes!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Check it out!

Here is my listing for Crafthope on Etsy. If you were thinking of grabbing a hat for your newbie this might be your chance! It's already made and is a perfect fit for bringing that baby home from the hospital. The greatest part is that the money you send for it goes directly to a great cause! To see the listing just go here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti!

I just stumbled upon this great shop at called Craft Hope for Haiti. It's a store that is full of donations from crafters all over the world. The proceeds will go directly to the organization Doctors Without Borders. I was so thrilled at the chance to use my hobby to boost the relief effort just a tiny bit. What a creative idea! So I signed up to donate a little hat there for sale and will be browsing through the items in hope of finding something to purchase soon. I would encourage everyone else who reads this to do the same if you can!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Don't forget the hats!

I have also been adding some fun things to my little shop...having a baby to model them is too much fun!!

Sneak Peak

Merry (late) Christmas and Happy New Year!! I'm finally posting here after what seems like forever! I had my baby on November 21st (boy #3!) and am feeling the urge to get back into the swing of things. I didn't quite get the stash of diapers done that I had promised before he was born so I'm just now listing them in my store! In fact they are newly listed as of today. In celebration of the New Year and the new baby I'm putting them all on sale! The sale is open to my blog readers only until next week when I will open it up to everyone. In other words, you won't find the prices that I'm offering to you in my store but if you convo me before purchasing I will knock them down for you (or if you forget you can always convo me afterward for a refund for the difference). The one size diapers are $20 and the newborn/smalls are $12 each.

Speaking of the newborn diapers, we have been LOVING them! I brought my little guy home from the hospital in one after using them the whole time there. He's been in them ever since and now he's 12 pounds! He started out at 7lbs. 14oz. which was perfect for those little diapers. It has been so much fun to have a little diaper that fits him so well, even under his newborn clothes. I've also had fun with his newborn longies! I am amazed at how quickly they grow though, he's now starting to get too long for his longies and he's in between sizes. On the diaper front it's great becuase he's fitting into the one size really well and still fitting his smalls.

I have some fun little longies coming up too that I will list for sale when I get them washed and lanolized. Can't wait to show them off!!