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In Uncategorized on March 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm

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“I look good. I mean real good. Hey everyone, come and see how good I look!”. (A quote, from Ron Burgandy…not really what I think of myself. But I sure do think my shop looks nice!).

Book Worm

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I was reading one of my Daily Reads tonight about her Saturday and she got me thinking about books. I could spend hours and hours in a book shop, browsing the shelves, reading a chapter here, a chapter there.

One of my favorite shops to visit in Edmonton or Calgary when we go to visit, is Chapters. I get so excited just seeing the store, and going through those big wooden doors make me grin like a school kid in a candy shop.

My dream book shop though, was in Lewes, England. When I was there last, about ten years ago (wow, that makes me feel OLD!), my Uncle took me on a tour of the town. We came to a corner in the street, at the top of a cobblestone alley where book shelves stood, stacked full of books, on either side of a sunken doorway. Of course I had to take a look. Inside, after my eyes adjusted to the lack of light, the walls were lined with tall shelves, all sagging from the weight of the antique books they held. There were tables in the middle of the store, stacked high with more books, and even more books stacked on the floor beside them.

I dont’ think that I’ve posted on here but: Hubby and I are planning a trip to Europe this spring! It’s a slightly “spur of the moment” trip, and it isn’t going to be as long as I had wanted, but it will be GREAT to see my family over there and experience the culture again. I’m so in love with England it’s not even funny! And we’ll also be taking a couple day trip to Paris while we’re over there, so I’m THRILLED to see the Eiffel Tower and have crepes and wine and cheese at a Parisian cafe. I’m such a romantic!

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Spring Outfitting

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm

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I can’t wait to get my hair cut! Tuesday, it can’t come fast enough! I’m imagining this dress, with my new hair cut and this cute little flower. Both cutesy items from Etsy and perfect spring colors. You know what the best thing is about these two items? They’re both really well priced! Ok, well maybe that’s not the BEST thing…but it sure is nice.

By the way, the awful winter weather has subsided here in My Little Town and a spring breeze is rushing through, melting the snow away. Hubby keeps saying he thinks it’s spring, but I don’t have the courage to say that yet. This country always teases us.

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Smeeta

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm

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Smeeta, Smeeta I love Smeeta. Talk about a colorful store! If you’re looking for a cute, bright and spring-ish fix, this is the shop to visit. These just make me smile.

~It Works~

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm

First day, and already I’m seeing Twitter in action! I found this event from a Etsy seller I’m following on Twitter and I’m blogging about it, there: Twitter Works!

Here’s a SUPER great Etsy event that’s happening tonight, just go take a peek and see if you can be involved! It’s really easy and so much fun! Like a secret treasure hunt, or jumping out to scare someone and then laughing your head off at their frightened expression (Yes, I still do this and yes, I laugh SO hard!).

You always wonder about these different promotional sites. Do they really work? Is all the hype ligit? Will it work for me? Well, I figure, if it works for so many other people, it’s bound to start working for me at some point!

Wowsah!

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I had THE best night last night. It started off with cleaning the house, which wasn’t so great, but ended with a GREAT Arbonne party…I mean GREAT!

Oh, and I also watched part of Running In Heels, which is now added to my “Favorite Show” list (The Mentalist, Private Practice, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Project Runway, ANTM…How I find the time is beyond me!).

But back to the Arbonne Party.

I had a Spa Night with a girl and told her that if she brought a friend or two, I would give her a free Arbonne item. I got nervous when they hadn’t showed up on time, thinking that they weren’t coming at all, but they arrived and the party started. She had brought one friend and received the Sea Salt Hand Scrub, which is an AMAZING product (but what Arbonne products aren’t? :)).

I started off by giving the girls their facial. A face scrub got things going and then a rich mask. We got our tea ready and headed to the living room where I had soft music playing. The girls applied the foot treatment, then sat back as I gave them a hand scrub and massage. With the candles flickering and the music playing in the background, they were almost napping.

By the time they were ready to leave, the girls had ordered almost $400 of product each! Within two hours I had made $200. Talk about a sweet job! I love pampering people and helping them feel relaxed and I earned quite a bit of money doing it, what better job could a girl have?

I have another party tonight and I’m hoping there will be a few girls there to give the spa treatment too. Then on Saturday I have a Tea and Cupcake Party happening at my house for a bunch of friends. I’m going to have my Arbonne products displayed and we’re all going to have a facial. It’s going to be FUN!

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Linkey Loo

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2009 at 6:28 pm
  • I’m considering getting this hair cut. I’ve booked the appointment, but I might chicken out on such a short style…I’m getting something short for sure, but maybe not quite this short (:
  • I want my own personalized stationary.
  • Sears has the cutes dresses this Spring. I was just looking through their catalog as the car was warming up this morning (-15 again today!) and was super impressed! I’m interested in finding an Etsy seller that would make something similar for me.
  • I’m about to go read this interview.
  • I’m looking into doing the Welcome Wagonas a full time job when I’m done at my husbands office. Hopefully between that, Arbonne and Etsy, I’ll be able to work out of the house full time!
  • I have two new favorite daily reads: Old But New  and Wunderbug.

Yellow Cake

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2009 at 12:54 am

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Yellow Cakeis one of my FAVORITE shops on Etsy, gorgeous items, so unique. I just wish I had some money to spare and I’d grab up a few of their items! One day…

Check out YC’s great site, even if you just want to hear some great music…or their blog. Yellow Cake is participating in a “Project Runway” type contest tonight, I can’t wait to see how she does and what she creates!! (Check her blog for more info!).

In Uncategorized on March 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I love this girls work! There’s something attractive to me about re-purposed clothing and the designers process is always interesting.

My dog is sitting beside me on the floor, nudging her ball towards me and watching it with begging eyes. She’s so weird. She’ll purposely roll it under our living room chairs and then look at us like “Please help. Please!”.

This weekend was so nice! Saturday afternoon I had an Arbonne party, a Spa Party, where I pampered the girls with a facial, foot treatment, hand scrub and massage. I love pampering people! One girl booked another party, so I can pamper her and her friends too. The guests were so relaxed they were saying they wanted a nap!