Today is a wonderful day, it's my little chicken nugget, Vemelope Sweetie Pie Lover Lambchop's 3rd Birthday!! Yay! She's had lots of birthday fun today, including a trip to Pet Smart where she got some special doggie cookies WITH frosting, a squeeky Rubber Chicken Dressed as Santa, a Purple Monkey and a blue Puppy Snuggie!!!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
My little Miniature Dachshund, Vemelope aka Mel, HATES wearing any sort of dog clothing. In fact, she is so humiliated by wearing clothes that she sinks into a deep depression whilst the garment is on her and either scurries away or runs to the nearest person to lay her little head on their shoulder while she cries.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I've been wanting to start incorporating faceted gemstones and cabochons into my jewelry for a while now but have struggled with doing so in "my style". The other day I had a rush of design ideas and did some quick sketches and this is what I came up with!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wow! I've been so productive the past couple days that I'm really impressing myself! I've been feeling the pressure to be more and more prepared for the holidays on Etsy, and I LOVE to offer lots of items in my Under $30 section because it's so great for holiday gifting! So, I decided to get myself ahead of the game and get all my Under $30 offerings in my shop (although I DO have 2 left to list today, so I can't toot my horn too much!).
Friday, October 16, 2009
At the urging of Amy over at Ponder & Stitch, I've recently been trying to put together my own take on locks and keys. It took a lot long than I had anticipated to come up with my own key design that I felt was cohesive with my brand and style, lovely and structurally sound...the locks came a bit easier for me, but the key, the key was the issue!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This past weekend, I spent some time shooting family portraits for my lovely neighbors, The Poiriers, all around Saratoga Springs. We had a lot of fun and I'm really happy with the images that came out of the session!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"Is it weird in here, or is it just me?" -Stephen Wright
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Look what I got! A beautiful wood sign from my friend over at banished.etsy.com! I'm so excited about it because it turned out better than I could have ever imagined! Yay!
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Last month, I introduced you guys to singer/songwriter, Jes Hudak. Jes is a fellow Saratoga Springs native, now based in Los Angeles, CA, with some serious pipes and heaps of personality. So I figured, I just have to show her off once more :)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I hope everyone enjoyed the Pumpkin Apple Muffin post from yesterday. I have successfully made myself obsess over the muffins since posting it, so I'll be making another batch very soon :) If you make them too, let me know what you think!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
2 Cups Sugar
1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs, slightly beaten
1 Cup Solid Packed Pumpkin ( Be careful not to use Pumpkin Pie Filling!)
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Cups Peeled Chopped Apples ( We use fresh Macs or Granny Smith Apples)
4 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Today marks the one year anniversary of becoming an Etsy Featured Seller. One year ago today, October 6th, 2008, my stomach was in knots, filled with butterflies and wonder, while my mind raced a mile a minute as I anxiously awaited for my feature to go live on the front page at 1pm. It was such a fun and stressful time all at once!
Monday, October 5, 2009
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Yesterday, I made the 2 and a half hour trek from Saratoga Springs, NY, to Hartford, CT for a gem show. I have to admit, I wasn't especially excited to go show for stones this time around since I was feeling so under the weather, but I pushed through it and I'm so glad I did!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Remember when I told you guys I was feeling sick, but felt like I managed to curb it by drowning myself in Emergen-C? Yeah, well, I lied, I'm still sick and am feeling especially awful tonight. Boo hoo! It's no fun to be sick! I hope your all feeling bad for me right about now as I type this while drinking even more Emergen-C and prepare for a 2.5hr trip to a gem show tomorrow, which I am very much dreading.