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Martha Loves Etsy!

In article, etsy, martha, storque on February 29, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Remember to check out the Martha Stewart show this afternoon! Etsy will be featured on it, all the details are in this Storque article (: I hope I get off work on time!

Speaking of Martha, one of my friends is going to an inspirational conference in Vancouver this next week and guess who’s going to be there! Martha S. herself! Awesome hey? I want her to get an autograph for me (: Maybe I’ll send her down with a patch of fabric or something (:

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TGIF!

In plans, sewing, sledding, wedding on February 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm


It’s finally Friday! The tough week is almost over (ok, there’s still like seven hours until the day is over, but still!). Actually, these past couple of days have been ok, I’ve been getting my good attitude back and looking forward to the new job-adventures ahead.

I’ve had a good response from one of my resumes so hopefully that means I’ll have an interview early next week. HOPEFULLY Tuesday…I don’t think I can wait much longer than that! I’m dying to start a new job and leave this drama behind. I’m not into drama unless it’s a movie. Then at least it’s over within a couple hours.

One of the girls brought me Mini-Eggs today (: She’s such a sweetie. Chocolate makes me happy(ier).

I can’t wait for tomorrow, the hubby is going sledding (fyi: not tobogganing, the motorized ‘sledding’) so I have plans to brainstorm more with Krystal. We have a couple flower shops to visit and some more ideas to go over. She was trying to think of what to do with her favors, she has a few little things she wants to give the guests and didn’t know how to bundle them up. I thought that we could put them in little brown bags with ribbon handles and stamp the front with this great calligraphy stamp I have. We’ll have to see what she thinks. Hopefully we’ll be starting to make the center pieces soon and I’ll post pictures! I would tell you what they’re going to be like, but I think pictures will be better (:

I’ve decided I need to make curtains for my sewing room. I already have some, but the pull down ones are so old and ugly, I need something funky! Check out Martha Stewart’s instructions! I love her!

Risky Survivors

In food, friends, fun, games, party, risk, survivor on February 28, 2008 at 10:48 pm

It’s Risk night baby! All the guys and their wives are coming to our house this time. We play games a lot don’t we? It’s a good way to visit and to get to know each other. Us girls are going to watch Survivor too. I’m not really into that show, mainly because we don’t have cable so the channel we have to watch it on is a bit fuzzy. But the girls that are coming are in a Survivor Pool at work, so I guess it’s important for them to keep caught up! I do like the show, so it’s not like I’m not going to enjoy my self.

The hubby’s running to the store to get some chips and munchies so there’s going to be lots of food and drinks. I’m all about food!

Oh, and just because the guys are playing a game of “world domination” doesn’t mean we’re into that politically :b Just thought I’d clarify!

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2008 at 3:18 pm

I love this shirt! This is my kinda shirt (:

Bribes and Baking

In baking, banana, bribe, dog, eat, loaf, muffins, recipe, walking on February 28, 2008 at 2:30 am

Walking the dog (ha! I just typed ‘god’…yeah, we walk our god 🙂 every night is hard for me. I guess the walk is nice when we actually get going, but the fact that it interrupts my craft or writing time evvvery siiingle tiiime really gets old. Tonight I told the hubby that if he takes her by himself, I’ll make him banana bread. Is that a bribe? Maybe, but it’s a safe and innocent one I think. We’ll see if it works.

Banana Bread

2 Bananas
3/4 c. of milk
Lemon juice from a whole lemon (if your adventurous, I just used the fake stuff)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar (why do we say SHugar when there’s no ‘h’?)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. flour
A pinch of salt
butter for oiling the pan

*optional: Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp.

Heat the oven to 375. Mix oil, sugars and eggs and lemon juice in separate bowl. In another bowl add flour, salt, bananas, cinnamon and baking powder. Mix the two bowls together. Grease your pans. Bake for 1 hour if you’re baking in a bread tin, if you’re making muffins, bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

This recipe is different than the one my mom always used, and it’s slightly confusing. But they’re so yummy!! Great with a cup of tea.

Reading

In author, bloggers, blogs, business, comments, entrepreneur, etsy, readers, seller, writing on February 27, 2008 at 10:27 pm

So I was reading a decorating magazine last night, one of the few I bought lately…I think it was Decorating on a Budget (which is published by Country Living)…and I came across an article on women entrepreneurs. That’s inspiring enough! There were quick blips on how they got started and their experiences etc, which were super interesting (I wish they were longer, but their web site actually has more information). As I’m browsing through the different success stories (seriously, I hope I’m one of them someday!) I stop on a name that’s familiar. “Alicia Paulson”, where do I know that name from? I knew I knew her from somewhere! Then I read that she blogs and it all falls into place. Alicia Paulson is the author of one of my favorite blogs, Posie Gets Cozy, and daily reads (:

Not only is she an inspiration to me because of her success as a business woman, but also because of her success as a blogger. An example: She posted a blog yesterday, as in February 26, 2008, and it already has 79 comments on it. Not that comments are everything, but they sure are an encouragement to the author AND they show the amount of readers the blog has. Amazing.

So last night the meeting with Krystal went really well. I felt so professional sitting there for coffee and going over my list of questions and ideas. She said she’s so relieved that I’m helping her, she’s not near as stressed…which makes me feel so good! That’s all that I need (:

Most of our ideas are now written down and the biggest decisions have been made so all we need to do now is start to get the crafting items together so we can start to make the center pieces and other decorations. I’ll be posting pictures as we start creating! I can’t wait!

One of the many ideas we have decided on is to get these chair covers, ivory with green ties, for the reception. Should look stunning!

Plans and Flowers

In decorating, flowers, plans, wedding on February 26, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Ok so I’m now officially obsessed with decorating for this wedding. It can be good or bad I guess. I know when it gets closer I think about it 24/7 and dream about planning and preparation. But it does keep me busy and I love love love the planning!

I found this great site for flowers, I’m not sure if Krystal is going to want real ones or silk flowers for the tables but look at these great deals!

I’m really loving the thought of cream roses with hydrangeas. And the prices really aren’t bad at all!! I’ve never really worked with real flowers, but I’m sure I could handle it. The only thing I would be worried about would be when the flowers would arrive. I wouldn’t want them to arrive too early and then be wilted, but I have people I can talk to about this issue. It’s good to have friends that know stuff! (:

Yay! Tonight Krystal is coming over to discuss all the wedding plans, her expectations, budget, colors…I’m so excited! I told her to come around 7, but I think I need to call her to come earlier, I’m just to excited!

Lucky Skinny!

In etsy, featured, laminx, magazine, seller, skinny on February 26, 2008 at 5:05 am

Quite a while ago I featured an Etsy seller in my other blog (EtsyAlberta), Skinny LaMinx, a brilliant store that I just LOVE! I bought a couple of magazines last night and guess who I see in one?! Skinny! What a huge honor to be in such a great magazine! Lucky lucky.

Also, I just ordered this book. Hopefully it will help me with this next wedding reception I’m helping with. I already have so many ideas and I’m having coffee with Krystal tomorrow night, but I’d love to see what this book can offer (:

Need A Laugh

In comedy, concord, laugh, new, work, zealand on February 26, 2008 at 3:13 am

After a hard days work (today sucked!) I needed a laugh. Here’s Flight of the Concord, a New Zealand comedy group (: I hope you laugh as much as I did!

Brilliant Business Plan!

In etsy, flowers, planning, resume, seller, sellers, store, stores, wedding, work on February 25, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Today has been a rough day. I just don’t want to be at work, I need to be handing out resumes and getting my next job rolling. Not even that, I just don’t have my heart in my work anymore! But it was cheered up with the delivery of a raspberry yogurt thingy which totally made my day. One of the girls here at the office got it for me…so sweet!

I love raspberries! They make it feel as though summer is here. When I was little we used to gave raspberries and ice cream at my Nana’s house in the summer, so I think it all stems from that. I planted raspberry bushes (ok, twigs!) in my garden last year so I hope they have a couple more berries on them this year!

Ok. Business Plan #1: There’s a company here in town that individuals can present their business plans to and if they approve them, they will fund you for 54 weeks of pay while you get set up. They will also fund for business cards, rent of office space and start up supplies. One of the girls the other night suggested that I try doing this with my wedding planning stuff. I’m really considering trying it! If it doesn’t work, well at least I spent 54 weeks giving myself a head-start, I can always get a job and keep trying the wedding planning on the side.

We’ll see how it goes.

I love this pictures. It’s by Irene Suchocki. You gotta check out the rest of her store too…it’s amazing!