Sunday, September 28, 2008
I did get some bows done. Aren't they cute? I made a whole bunch of bows for Rustic Star and husband went and mailed them yesterday! I hope they do well. I guess she sold about $40 worth within the first week. I sent a whole bunch of LSU bows so hopefully those will do well.
Eric has Thursday and Friday off. So Brooke can stay home with daddy while I'm at school. I like that because then I don't have to fight traffic on the way to her daycare and then fight traffic going to school.
Alright, I should get going. :) Check out my bows below!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
It's dangerous bringing your laptop to class and having internet connection. I end up talking to friends online instead of paying attention in class, and that's never productive.
I got two things back today that I turned in last week. One was my first Sociology take home exam (the class that I never study for and haven't done a lick of homework) and got an A. And I also got back my first history paper that I studied my rump off for, and got a C+. Go figure. But I think I know what to do for my next paper so I'll be better equipped to handle the next one. I hope I do well on my psych exam. There are small take home quizzes that I've been doing pretty good on, but this is a lot of points toward my grade. Yikes. She did post a study guide and said that if we know the stuff on there, then we should be in good shape. I hope so because that's all I'm really studying.
I got this new instant messenger application called Adium and it's pretty cool. You can intagrate a lot of different chat clients so you don't have a lot of windows open. The one stinky part is, my yahoo part doesn't always seem to connect. So irritating. But it connects to MySpace IM and FaceBook IM. I really like the fact that it can host GMail jabber in there as well.
Now on to some CafeMom Etsy news!!! Below you will find a list of all of sales that will be ongoing throughout all of October. There are a lot of wonderful ladies so make sure you take advantage of their sales! I am on the list as well. I will take 15% any order before shipping.
Cafemom Etsy Moms Pre-Holiday Sale
Starting October 1st and lasting until October 31st the talented Cafemom Etsy Moms are having a Pre-Holiday Sale! Each store is offering a great pre-holiday promotion. Be sure to check out all of the shops to see what each talented Cafemom Etsy Mom has to offer!
To get your Pre-Holiday Sale discount use the Code "Moms Rock" in the notes to seller, to receive discounts in the following Etsy Stores:
Funky Stuff for your Punky Princess!
25% Discount on purchases over $20
A Sporktakular Mix Of Ladies Clothing and Jewelry
25% Discount on purchases over $10
Everything Your Baby Needs to Stay Hip and Funky
15% OFF Everything before Shipping (Excludes Special Orders and Shipping Costs)
Everything Mama Needs to be Funky
Aprons, business card cozies, grocery bag cozies, sewn goods.
25% Discount on purchases over $10
10% off orders over 10$(EXCLUDING Wendy's Children's Wear)
15% off orders over 10$
30% Off aside from custom
Handmade punk rock baby and mommy things too!
Free Shipping on all Skull Caps from baby to adult.
20% off all orders over $15 (before shipping)
Specializing in gel candles, soy candles and wax dipped bears.
10% off purchases over $15.00
Free Shipping on orders to US
Hair Accessories and a little more
10% off orders over $10 before shipping
30% Off all orders, excluding custom OTHER THAN baubles.
Bauble special orders qualify for the discount.
Sweet Clothing for your Little Sweetie
10% off all orders
Free shipping to all US orders
10% of all orders over $10 before shipping
15% off orders over $10.00 (before shipping)
Unique children's items and hair bows
10% off orders over $15 before shipping, excludes custom orders and oopses
Ring sling infant/toddler carriers
Free Priority Mail US Shipping
1/2 Price Priority Mail International Shipping (that's only $6.50 anywhere outside the US!!!)
Handmade Fun Felt Goodies!
20% off $10 or more (before shipping).
Handmade Infant Gifts and Children's Hairbows
Free U.S. Shipping
Get 10% off all orders over $15 before shipping
Children's clothing and bedding. Fashion accessories for mom.
10% off on orders over $15, before shipping.
Handmade toys for boys(and girls), delightfully whimsical prints and more
15% off orders below $25(excludes shipping)
25% off orders over $25 (excludes shipping)
Purchase 2 or more items and first class shipping (U.S. only) is FREE!
FREE SHIPPING on ALL purchases over $20!
GIGANTIC CLEARANCE SALE!!!
25% OFF EVERYTHING IN ENTIRE SHOP!!! (excludes shipping)
15% discount on an order over $10 before shipping.
Free Shipping US orders only
10% off all orders over 15.00 (excludes shipping)
10% Off all orders over 20.00 (excludes shipping)
20% Off all orders over 50.00 (excludes shipping)
Creations for mama and baby
Free US shipping on any item
15% off (excludes shipping)
10% off all October Orders
15% off all Hoiday Ship Cakes
15% off everything (excludes shipping)
Fresh and fun photo jewelry.
10% OFF Everything before Shipping (Excludes Shipping Costs)
20% off all orders over $15.
Magnifique offers Bath Bombs, Powdered Bath Fizzies and Yummy Lip Balms!
20% Off All Orders Over $15 Excluding Shipping. FREE SHIPPING for Silicon Valley Residents!
25% off everything
BOGO 1/2 off
10 % off everything in store ( excludes shipping)
a boutique for mom & baby
10% off all purchases in October, excludes shipping
Free Shipping within US Only for all orders over $20.
custom tutus for princesses of all ages!
10% off your order OR Buy 2 tutus and get free shipping!
25% off all puzzle balls and photographs
Free shipping on fabric appliques only.
20% off all orders over $15
Sock Monkeys, Sock Plushies and more....
Free U.S Shipping, With the purchase of Two or More items
All Items-- buy one get second 1/2 off!
20% off anything you see!
anything in my store 10% off (not including shipping)
carry kids clothes (infant-toddler) baby blankets, aprons, "play"capes, hairbows
20% off all WRAPPED baby wraps. including custom made, and lil' wrapper
And that should just about wrap it up! I'm looking forward to the two 4 day weekends starting not this week but the next!!!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I pulled all my bows from Everitte's and sent them down the street to Rustic Star. Rustic Star is a consignment shop where different vendors put their wares up for sale. The owner actually emailed me and wanted to sell my bows there. She said that they were the best quality and the best made she'd ever seen. She said that she gets a lot of customers in asking if she has bows and she thinks that mine would do really well. She has a couple of other vendors that sell their bows there, but she thinks mine are a lot better. :) That made me feel good. So I had a friend of mine pull all of the bows from Everitte's and bring them to Rustic Star. The owner said she hadn't even had them a day and already sold six. She was trying to organize then and customers kept coming up and inquiring about them. She seems a lot more organized than the girl at the other shop, so I'm really looking forward to working with her. I have a lot of bows here that I need to ship to her, about 100+. I've spent the last couple of days inventorying and getting them priced accordingly. I am waiting on some personalized postcards from Vista Print that I'll be using as bow cards. I ordered close to 1000, so we'll see how long it takes. Then I have to cut the slits in them and get them mounted. I am excited. I've been making a lot of LSU colored bows because she says they sell really well. I hope to have a good batch of them sent to her so I can just send her steady streams of bows here and there, but she'll have a good inventory on hand.
I'm sure I'll write later, but I need to go wake-up my husband and daughter. Haha.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Eric will be in the field the first four days of this coming week. I am not looking forward to that. I wonder how well I'll get my homework done. Ha. Should be interesting. I really should start looking for a regular babysitter. I think I'll talk to Danielle about leaving Brooke at her house for a couple of full days. That way I'll be able to get some stuff done without any interruptions.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I went grocery shopping today. My usual $200 grocery bill was $300. All of the prices here are so ridiculously high, I can barely afford to buy food! I hope it was a little high because I bought bulk meat, another 2 packs of diapers and some halibut. I HOPE. Because at this rate, we'll be eating ramen everyday for every meal. Won't that be delicious?
I got a large order for bows today from one of my Louisiana playgroup friends. :) Her family PCS'd to Ft. Rucker. We sure miss them. She placed the order this morning and I was able to ship it this afternoon! I hope she likes them and passes me on! My sales are starting to pick up thank goodness. Hopefully it will keep going this way. It sure keeps me busy, along with school and my daughter.
Well that was a quick little snippet. I really should go work on my history paper. My husband took my daughter to go pick one of our friends up from the airport. He is PCSing here and got in tonight. His plane landed at 7:30 and it's almost 9:30. The peanut's bedtime was at 8, so we'll see how she fares when she gets home. Straight to bed with her!!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Yesterday was pretty uneventful. I was waiting for the moving company all afternoon to come pick up our empty boxes. I finally called the company and they said they had called the number that was provided to them (which was my husband's) and no one answered, therefore did not come pick up the boxes. So, I called my husband and gave him an earful. Common sense, you give the phone number of whoever is going to be present when they people come!!! DUH. I had so much to do, and I wasted a whole afternoon. I hate wasting time. It's bothersome. So I got irritated, and decided I wasn't cooking dinner. We went to Hacienda (Mexican) and it was delish! Brooke HAD to keep dipping her chip into the salsa and threw a fit when we took it away. (She was a mess.) She's getting into that stage where everything has to be done on her terms and on her time. It's getting very frustrating since her coordination is still developing. But, she has to learn right?
So this morning I woke up, took a shower, and went down to get my screaming kid. I had school, and found a parking spot right away! That never happens on Tuesday and Thursdays...Had a good Humanities class. We learned about our group presentations. Wowza. Hopefully this isn't going to be more of a headache than I'm anticipating.
After Brooke woke up from her nap (I actually woke her up, which happens very rarely now), and dragged our asses into rush hour so I could get an estimate done on the damage the RV left when it decided to bulldoze us in the Fred Meyer parking lot. I went to three different buildings before I found the right one. When I worked for a dealership, all this crap was in the same building! What a novel idea!!! Turns out, the damage is $2700 worth. Ouch. What sucks though is that we had gotten hit in the same area about two years ago. We had it fixed. Well, when we got hit THIS time, my husband noticed that when it was fixed last time, they didn't replace the part they said they were going to replace, they just bondo'd it. So, they took our money and didn't do the work. So I called the shop today, guess what?! They're out of business!!! HOLY SHIT! Big suprise! So I told the lady, we want our money back. She gave me the run around for about 10 minutes, I had enough of it and just point blank told her, we want the money. So she's going to look for our paperwork and get back to me tomorrow. Yeah right. This evening I emailed the estimate to the insurance company of the RV that hit me. I also told them I need a rental car because I have a toddler and I go to school FT. :) I don't think she liked that much, but what are you going to do?!
On another note, I was featured in TWO Treasuries on Etsy! It's the first time I've known of some of my stuff being featured, but it makes me all warm inside. but now for the life of me, I can't find which ones they are so I can't post links. Dangit.
Alright. I better get my ass in gear.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Brooke and I went to the post office to mail our pictures we got done back in December to Grandpa ("Pa-pa"), Auntie Allison and Auntie Bubba. We also mailed a custom order to a wonderful buyer in Illinois and headbands to the boutique I sell bows in down in Louisiana. I also bought stamps. I had a whole bunch, but I don't know where they went. :(
While Brooke was napping I worked on some homework. I did some psychology and was reading and taking notes all about the biological make-up of our bodies. It's pretty interesting. :) I still have about 20 pages to read through and take notes on, but it shouldn't take too long. I have a take home quiz I need to print off so I can do it while I'm reading. then I have to type up my humanities essay, read and take notes for history, and start my paper for history. Thank goodness I have Fridays off and Eric is home on the weekends so I can focus on other things than my precious Brooke! I think when Eric deploys I'll find someone to come over a couple times a week so I can get some homework done. :) This summer won't be too bad, I think I may take a couple of classes so I can add credits, but I don't think I'll do a full load. Next school year I'll take more classes (I'm thinking). But we'll see. This will be our first deployment together. Who knows what will happen! And who knows what will happen with the upcoming elections.
You know what really bothers me, the severe right wings who sit there and completely bash the Democrats. And I'm not just talking about Obama, I'm talking about people like me. I am a Democrats, and very proud. I grew up in a democratic family and take pride in making my political decisions. But I don't go around making Republicans feel like they're stupid for being apart of that party. I'm sick of seeing things like "dumb-o-crats" and bashing Obama. There are a lot of supporters of Obama out there, and I am one of them. My husband is a Republican and will most likely be voting McCain, but we don't sit here and bash each other for our voting preferences. I am educated. I read the papers. I talk to people. I'm not ignorant and I wish people would stop implying that Democrat's are ignorant. If you have an opinion, great, but do it in a mature non judgemental way. And the funny thing is, most the things I'm seeing posted are by people who are older than me. It's frustrating. I did register to vote the other day on campus, and when I checked the "Democrat" box, the person signing me up was very happy I was an Obama supporter. We see how our current Republican leader has lead us for the past 8 years, and we're not doing so hot are we?
On another less political topic, I have a lot of GREAT printed 3/8 ribbon! One of my orders I sent out today was for 12 of them! I think they're great because they can match different outfits, and they're very inexpensive to buy!!! Aren't they adorable?!
Anywho, I should go. I don't think my chicken legs are going to thaw out by the time dinner comes along...Oh! And I think I may chop my hair off tomorrow. I always feel like I'm going bald when my hair starts getting long. Plus it's easier to take care of shorter. :) And tanning! I love tanning. <3
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Brooke is getting so big. I can't believe all of the milestones she reaches everyday. She signs, talks, throws temper tantrums, runs, jumps, laughs, plays...it's amazing! I took her to Office Max today to get a couple of photo mailers and I let her just walk on her own. She LOVED it. She loved the freedom. There was a lot of "Brooke, put that back!", and "Brooke! Come walk next to mommy!". But she listened. Haha.
I have been working on a couple of orders. I had a lovely buyer buy 12 simple clips and a pumpkin clip. I also have a custom order for 6 clips, 6 simple bows, 3 ladybug bows and a Christmas Tree clip. :) Let's hope this keeps up! I will be a very busy lady with school, Brooke and bows. I guess it could be, books, Brooke, and bows! The three B's. Ha.
We're having people over Saturday night. It's so odd having people over. In Louisiana our house was such a crap house that we were embarrassed to have people over. But now that we have an awesome house, we're excited to have people over! I'll be making baked ziti. YUM. It's Eric's favorite.
Alright, I need to go finish these bows. Ciao!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I've been trying to promote my bows. It hasn't been working very well. I've had a couple of orders, but it's pretty pathetic. I know I don't make ugly bows... I've seen some bows where you just go "wow, that's bad" and they have more sales than me!!! What's their secret??? I have so many different styles and I keep my prices VERY competitive, cheaper than most! Especially for the quality. I mean shoot, , how cute are those?! (I did those last night because I was super stressed...watching 90210). Someone send me some business! I LOVE making them, and love to see other kids wearing them even more. I am determined!
I'm in my second week of school. My classes are kicking my ass. Well, all but one. History, humanities and psychology are really keeping my busy. So much reading and taking notes. Holy cow. I have so much to do this weekend. The husband better keep the daughter entertained!!! Haha.
Alright. I should go and try and get this stink out of the carpet. SO GROSS.