Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's a blustery day out today!

Why do I feel like Winnie the Pooh today? It probably has something to do with how windy and fall like it is outside. :) And this blustery day is promising to turn into a very raining day as well! We are supposed to get 2" of rain! I guess I'm staying home for the rest of the day. :)

I didn't post anything yesterday, because I had to take my youngest to the doctor for his physical. He got shots. That was fun. :P Luckily today he (and his brothers) are in a pretty good mood, so I actually have gotten a lot done today already! :) That of course includes today's treasury: Clothing Across Etsy! This one is a chocolate cream flavored treasury. I guess I was hungry when I made it! Enjoy! :)

Blouse with Chocolate Charmeuse by TheSparklingCocktail

Real Dark Belgian Couverture Chocolate Shoe by Elektra1

Baby Shower Thank You Notes with Onesie by graciegirlnotes

Blythe Doll Chocolate Cupcake Dress by pistachiolibby

Snow and Chocolate Lace Textile Cuff with Vintage Button by Folk

3D Origami Shirt with Pink Tie Favor Box by PaperScissorsRocks

And make sure you check out the even more delicious main treasury!

Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway! There's only 4 days left to win free candied, chipotle, or chocolate covered bacon!

Check out my Giveaways page for more details. Have a sweet day! :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's raining, it's pouring!

It has been gray, rainy, and blah out for the last two days. Now don't get me wrong, I like a nice fall rain, and we sure could use it around here anyway. But, I think rainy days are best spent curled up with a good book and some hot cocoa under nice warm snuggley blanket. :) Now that I'm a mom, that's not really an option anymore. :P This leaves me very unmotivated on days like this. I should be doing dishes or laundry or something else productive, but instead, I've been making treasuries. :) So today I actually have two treasuries to share with you! :) The first is the second half of Dolls and Miniatures: Miniatures Across Etsy!

- Miniatures Across Etsy -

I love miniatures, and I think this treasury came out perfectly! :)

The second treasury I did, was based on the Crochet category. This was an interesting one to do. I had no idea that you could crochet things out of metal! And some of the pieces are so small and delicate looking, it's amazing! :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Lace Doily Ikebana Vase in Tan by kensgardenpottery

Cafe au Lait Mushroom Garden by WanderingLydia

Gilbert - Miniature Mohair Bear by knittingdreams

I Love Crochet 8x10 Photography Print by heatherkingdesigns

Laptop Sleeve for 13" Macbook by sandrastju

Celtic Reversible Afghan by DogwoodRainbow

And make sure you check out the big treasury for more amazing pieces!

And if you're like me and you get the munchies on rainy, gray days, make sure you enter my giveaway to win free bacon! :)

Have a relaxing day! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday is Giveaway Day! :)

Since I'm not a fan of Mondays, I thought I'd start this work week off with something fun. How about some giveaways? :)

As you might now I am currently running an awesome giveaway with HashDelectableEdible. She has been kind enough to offer one of my loyal blog readers a sample order of her scrumptiously yummy bacon!

And not just any bacon, this is candied bacon! If you win, you can choose between regular, chipotle, or chocolate covered! And yes I did say chocolate covered bacon. See?

And I can tell you from experience, that the chocolate covered bacon is REALLY good! :) So now that I have your complete attention, I bet you're wondering how you can win this mouth-watering treat. Well it's very simple, just follow the instructions below. :)

- First, Follow my blog.
- Then, Go to HashDelectableEdible and check out all the yummy treats available.
- When you're done, go Here, and tell me in the comments on the page, which flavor bacon you'd like to try and why. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you, so I can let you know if you're the winner.
- You can also get an extra chance to win by favoriting HashDelectableEdible on Etsy! :)

The contest runs through October 4th and the winner will be announced on Tuesday October 5th. :) For more information on this contest you can check out my Giveaways page.

And there's more!

Just in case you're not a big bacon fan, I'll be starting a non-bacon giveaway next week! What will the giveaway be? Something cute and cuddly and looking for a good home. I'm of course talking about an orphaned kitten. :)

Isn't she cute? :D So come back next week for your chance to win Mia the Kitten from threadbareknitter! :) Make sure you check out my Giveaways page for more information!

Have a great Monday! :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Quick Post Today

Not feeling real well today, so I'll just do a quick post. I finished up the next Across Etsy treasury, but I didn't get time to make a mini treasury for it. Today's theme was the Dolls half of Dolls and Miniatures. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to do the Miniatures part. Here's one of my favorite pieces from today's treasury. :)

- Dolls Across Etsy -

You can click on the picture to see the whole treasury. :) And don't forget to visit my Giveaways page to enter a chance to win some delicious bacon from HashDelectableEdible!

Have a great day! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy First Day of Fall 2010!

Today is the first day of fall! And of course it's going to be 85 degrees here today. Stupid New Jersey weather! But at least its going to be nice on Saturday, because my family and I are going apple picking! I can't wait! I love walking through the orchard and eating apples right off the tree! :) Then we get to come home and make apple crisp and apple pie! Yum! What fall things are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments! But first take a look at some beautiful autumn inspired picks in today's mini treasury! Enjoy! :)

Copper Tree and Leaves Bookmark by kitandcaboodleshop

Caramel Apple - Ganache Body Butter by solsticescents

Miniature Poison Apple Pie by PixieDustMiniatures

Autumn Leaf 11x14 Fine Art Photograph by octoberphotography

Votive Candle Holder Autumn Maple Leaves by kueblerelves

Milk Glass Bowl with Ceramic Apples from thisisthisthatisthat

And if you liked those, check out the big treasury that matches it!

Fall is perfect for hot breakfasts! And what is the perfect breakfast food? Why bacon of course!

Stop by my Giveaways page or click here to learn how you can win some free bacon!

Have a beautiful day! :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So sleepy...

I've started to notice the sun is coming up later and later in the morning. I actually like it when it gets to this time of year because (luckily for me) my husband gets up with our kids in the morning, and I don't have to get up till he leaves for work at 8 o'clock. So if the sun wants to sleep in with me, I'm totally cool with that. However, for some reason, it seems that I am sleepier in the mornings when there is less light. Is it possible I'm solar powered? Maybe I'm so comfy in bed when it's dark, that part of me is still there after I get up? Whatever the reason, for the last week I have been dragging every morning. I'm hoping my body readjusts to the new season soon, or I'm going to have to get a caffeine IV drip for the mornings from now on! :)

Luckily I was awake enough this morning to get today's mini treasury done! :) Today's theme is Furniture Across Etsy! :) Enjoy! :)

Hand Knit Cream Armchair Slip Cover by BiscuitScout

Red Miniature Wood Cabinet by stampersaurus

Eames Rocker Painting - Acrylic on Canvas by moderncasestudies

Starfish Mirror Beach Decor by beachgrasscottage

Dandelion Scatter Cushion with Insert by bluegingerdesigns

Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman Fabric from fabricworm

And if you'd like to see more unique furniture pieces, make sure you check out the big treasury that matches this one.

Hungry for more? Stop by my Giveaways page or click here to learn how you can win some free bacon!

Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth!

Wow! That was hard! As you may know from reading my blog, I've been working through a series of treasuries based on Etsy's categories. I take the title of a category and use it as a search term, then go through all the other categories looking for cool items based on the search. It's a fun way to see all the different ways you can use different techniques to make wonderful pieces of art! :) So far I'm a little more then halfway done and I've only had one or two that I've had a hard time with. Today, however, beat them all!

Today's theme is Geekery. Now I know what you're thinking, "There's tons of geek stuff on Etsy, why was today's treasury so hard to make?" Well actually, that ended up being the problem! There is so much great geek stuff, from so many different aspects of geekdom, that it took forever to narrow it down to a theme and color scheme. It has literally taken me hours to sort through all the amazingly cool geeky stuff on Etsy and narrow it down to only 16, then 6 items!

Unfortunately, I was not able to include ALL of the aspects of geek life or all of the different types of geeks out there, but I did my best. And I hope you enjoy, this colorful ode to Geeks Across Etsy! :)

Pwn That Shower Dice Soap by rainbowdarknesss

Geek - The Word Wall Art by artworksstudio

Knit Dice Bag with Dice by ThreadbareKnitter

Set of 6 Rainbow Ninja Companions by Lilley

Transformers Greeting Cards - Set of 4 by creativeapples

Tetris Messenger Bag - Original Fabric by pecansandies

And for even more geekiness, make sure you check out the big treasury that matches today's post! :)

And what geek doesn't like bacon? Stop by my Giveaways page or click here to learn how you can win some free yummilious bacon!

Have a geeky day! :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Epic Giveaway!

*UPDATE* This Giveaway is Closed! You can see who won by going to my Giveaways page! Thanks to everyone for entering!

So I hope you're hungry this morning, because today is the first day of my first giveaway! :) Over the weekend I was lucky enough to get to sample some products from a remarkable Etsy shop: Hash Delectable Edibles!

If you've never been to her shop you must check it out! In addition to yummy baked goods such as delicious sugar cookies and pies, she also has a unique and awesome item that everyone must try! What is it? It's bacon!

Candied Chipotle Bacon

And not just your everyday run of the mill bacon, but yummy delicious candied bacon, candied chipotle bacon, and even chocolate covered bacon! Now I know what you're thinking, "Chocolate covered bacon?? That's weird and probably tastes funny!" Well I am here to tell you, that not only is chocolate covered bacon unbelievably yummy, it is also addicting! I tried some of the Milk Chocolate Covered Candied Bacon and it was amazing!

Milk Chocolate Covered Candied Bacon

First you get the sweetness of the chocolate, then all of a sudden, WHAM! You get the saltiness from the bacon. It sort of reminded me a chocolate covered pretzel that was chewy instead of crunchy, but with just a touch of smokiness. So good!

Not much into bacon? Well luckily for you the baked goods at HashDelectableEdible are just as good! :) Since she was sending me a sample of her bacon for me to review, I also ended up buying one of her Craveable Sugar Cookie Sampler. :)

The Works Craveable Iced Sugar Cookies Mix

And if you think these colorful cookies look good, you should try tasting them! :) You get one cookie of each flavor:

Raspberry, Strawberry, Cherry, Orange Creme, Lemon, Key Lime, Coconut, Blueberry, Buttered Rum, Vanilla, Chocolate, Almond, Root Beer Float, & Peanut Butter

My family's favorites were the Orange Creme:

And the Coconut:

Except my husband, he liked the Almond the best! :)

Her best seller overall is the peanut butter. And I can certainly see why! The frosting was so think and creamy, it was amazing! :)

Peanut Butter Craveables Frosted Sugar Cookies

All of the sugar cookies were soft and moist and the frostings were sweet and flavorful! If you love sugar cookies, I would definitely suggest picking up some these tasty treats. And if your pretty sure you already know which cookie will be your favorite, she also offers a Pick Your Own Craveable Mix, where you can get an assortment of your favorites, or just a whole bunch of one kind! :)

So now that I've got you all hungry and drooling, wouldn't you love to win a free sample from HashDelectableEdible? Well then today is your lucky day! All you have to do to win a free order of yummy, delicious bacon is do the following:

- First, Follow my blog.
- Then, Go to HashDelectableEdible and check out all the yummy treats available.
- When you're done, Come back here, and tell me in the comments below, which flavor bacon you'd like to try and why. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you, so I can let you know if you're the winner.
- You can also get an extra chance to win by favoriting HashDelectableEdible on Etsy! :)

This contest will run through October 4th and is open to US residents only. The winner will be picked randomly, then announced on Tuesday October 5th. Good luck everybody! :)

*Mandatory Disclaimer* I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did received a product sample of the bacon to review, but the cookies I purchased myself. All opinions expressed here are truthful and mine. Your opinions may vary. :)

And now I'll leave you with my latest mini treasury: Glass Across Etsy! Enjoy! :)

Old Fashioned Hard Candy Sea Glass Candy by tHeENDpeace

Tiffany Woodbine Reproduction Lamp by BoomGlassArt

Happy Bubbles Hand Painted on Glass by avgustvarjanja

Orange Thumbprint Glass Vase by Jesswainer

Pyrex Glass Sunflower Mixing Bowl Set by cheshirecatantiques

Amber Winds Silhouette Candle Holder by TreeWingsStudio

And make sure you check out the big treasury that matches! Have a sweet day! :)


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