Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Front Page?? AWESOME!!

We made it to the front page of ETSY!! WOO HOO!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ten Percent Tuesday!! Tomorrow!

We just wanted to say thank you, to YOU!!! Thanks so much for following us and being a fan!

Tomorrow we are offering 10% off (refunded through paypal) your items purchased. Each item purchased will also increase your chances of winning the gift certificate drawing we have coming up! So stop by and get some pre- holiday shopping done, or treat yourself!

Thanks again for all of the support!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Night Spotlight
Pretty owl pendant on a nice 24" goldtone rope chain. Owl is embellished with green rhinestone eyes and a jade body.
The owl measures 2.25" long and 1" wide. What a cute gift this would make."

I found this cute owl and thought I'd share him with you! Thanks Suzeeez for the great gift idea!!

How do I follow you?

I haven't figured it out yet! If you follow me, how do I go about following you?

Dandelion Pear Soap

Cinnamon Cider Soap! YEEEEEEES!!!!!

This bar of soap smells exactly like it sounds: Delicious!! It smells like fresh hot cider, mulled with cinnamon stick; fresh and spicy. This is the perfect soap to put out this holiday season to impress your guests.

White Tea and Ginger has Arrived

This soap just smells soooo nice!! It's one of my favorites for stocking stuffers, because everyone loves it!

Almond Soap is Listed!!

This is one of my very favorite soaps!! It makes me think of the wonderful almond drop cookies my mom makes at Christmas!! Soooo Good!!

Vote for me!! on Craftjuice!!

This web site is having a contest for Halloween, and I'd love to win :) so send me your votes!

Friday, October 16, 2009


So. . . my little sister crashed her car, and bad too!! Luckily she ( and Tom) were not badly hurt. I can't say the same for the car though.

Here is how things happened. . .

All of my brothers and sister were gathering for my moms birthday party. Birthdays are a big deal in my family and we don't miss them ( unless you have a good reason). My sister and Tom had a wedding they needed to attend, so they were not expected for the festivities.

We were just putting candles into moms cheesecake birthday cake when the phone rang.

Mom answered.

After a few minute conversation, (where we heard key words like how badly hurt, what hospital, when, ok I'm on the way, ) mom told us Chelsey and Tom were in a crash leaving the wedding and were being transported to Hartford Hospital and that she needed to go. So keys in hand, mom left for the hospital.

My dad was at a boy scout camping trip, that he couldn't leave (he was the chaperon ) and he called to let us know what had happened and that he had been told not to worry too much, that Chelsey wasn't going to die that night.

After 4 hours of waiting, and thinking the worst, my mom got in contact with us from the hospital. Chelsey was alright. She broke her collarbone, hurt her foot, and bumped her head. But she was alive and would continue to be. Tom was alright too, he just had some bumps and bruises.

They had been driving on the highway- not speeding- when a downpour started, and Chel couldn't even see. She tapped the brakes to slow down, at which point she hydroplaned, spun out and crashed. For 10 minutes she was sitting on the side of the road before someone pulled over to offer assistance!! They had no medical training, but said to Chel "we don't know how to help you, but we know you are not supposed to move- so don't". Chelsey had already called 911 for herself. How she still had her phone, I can only guess. After being cut from her car with the jaws of life- she was transported to the hospital.

I guess the reason behind this post is this:

Always wear your seat belt!
Do not drink and drive! (neither of them were btw)
Keep your phone on you if possible (not it use- in CT you would be ticketed)
Obey speed limits

and if you see a crash:
Call 911- don't assume they did. Not everyone has a cell and they can get lost in a crash.
Put your hazard lights on.
Pull over and offer assistance. Even if you don't know what to do, tell them not to move and just
offer reassurances. The person in the car is freaking out. Just calm them down. It means so
much to them to not feel alone until help comes!

Put ICE into your phone!! It stands for In Case of Emergency!!
If you are in an accident and are unconscious, that is how we can find out quickly who we need
to contact, to let them know there was an accident with you in it!

Drive safely!!


So I started a Twitter account at someones prompting. I think I need to do some poking around to figure it out. . . . but if you are interested in following us there as well. .. .

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Secret Sale Coming Up Soon!!

We have a secret sale coming up soon, to all of our blog followers, facebook fans, and email newsletter followers. So, keep tuned and we'll let you know the when and what soon!

Ahhhh the anticipation!

We're going to do another Gift Certificate drawing soon as well, so. . . . . . . .

Monday, August 31, 2009

We were feautered on Top Etsy Finds blog!!

I received a message from the author of this blog, informing us that we were featured on her blog! Woo Hoo. This is our first blog feature since we took our shop to the Etsy site. Thanks for the honor of appearing on your blog paradiseknitting!!

So, check us out, and check out paradiseknittings blog and etsy site!

Her etsy site:

and of course, the link to our etsy!

Let us know what you think!!

Good Intentions!

I started this blog with the best of intentions, but I kind of lost track of time, and hadn't realized how long it had been since I last checked in. So, my new resolution- post at least every other day. That being said, The reason for my absence, work, work, work!

We are creating over at Aerie Mountain and soon, we will knock your socks off with the fun and funky things coming out of our studios. Jewelry has been coming out of studio and onto our etsy page quickly, and more soap is being poured! SO, check in with us often and see our new stuff!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Before drill tonight

Well, I was able to make one new necklace today, get covered in ice cream and get Gavin a nap all before getting ready for drill. Tonight's drill- hose advancement. We also are taking a look around the newly constructed addition to our local library. I'd love to visit the library more often, but they are only open a total of 4 hours a week; two of them being while I'm conducting drill.

I was hoping to post a picture of the new necklace, but my phone isn't charged, so I'm going to substitute a pic of Gavin in his parade uniform. He marched in the parade with me. What a ham!! I'll get the pic posted up later! This one however is better posted now!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Swimmingfor the first time!

It's been a very weird summer. It has rained almost everyday, and the days that it's not raining, it's cold and not really swimming- with- a- baby kind of weather.

But the day was really warm, around 92 and the only real day it's felt like summer, and the pond was great. We fed the fish and did lots of splashing. We saw a turtle and some old acquaintances and tired ourselves out good!

When we got home, it was Rock Band 2 for the adults (It's so addicting) and corn on the cob and a nap on the chair for Gavin. He cuttled up with his puppy and fell asleep. So cute!

If you have Rock Band 2- we should play against you some time- once we get more practice. I have no hand-eye or hand-mouth coordination it seems, as I can't even sing the words to a song unless it's one I know. Oh well. It is so fun anyway.

Hopefully today will be like yesterday, swimming followed by a band rehearsal. Who could ask for more?

New Earrings and Necklace are listed on Etsy

I spent the morning watching Little Einsteins, and listing 2 new items on our Etsy shop. Hopefully I'll get everything up soon. Just a few more weeks I think at this rate.

I am so excited!! We have some wonderful new things are on their way out of the studio. Mom has been playing with some new ideas and you all know that that always leads to spectacular! So go check us out and let me know what you think!


Sunday, August 16, 2009

I plan to stay Deet free!

My dad is in the boy scouts, and has been my entire life. He started when my two older brothers were little and is a leader for our towns troop.

A few weeks back, his troop had their yearly week at a scout camp, where they do different events and get merit badges for completing them. It is a very nice camp, but a lot-a-bit buggy.

While he was there, he used someones bug spray to try and ward off the masses of mosquitoes which are terrorizing our part of the state, as he forgot his. The effect- a horrible rash; chemical burns, on his arms and legs where he sprayed himself. This also caused a former chemical burn (from cleaning agents) to flare up and become infected. So he went to the doctors and was given a prescription to clear up the infection and make his ankles look like ankles instead of volleyballs.

What is interesting to me, is that when he went into the pharmacy to pick up the prescription, the pharmacist took one look at his arms and said "bug spray?". He said that he'd been seeing it all summer long. It seems more and more people are reacting to the chemicals in bug spray. Or maybe it's not that people are reaction differently to the bug spray, but that the bug spray has more chemicals than before.

I'd rather not find out if it's me or the chemicals that has changed. I love the bug spray I use. I like the smell; I like that I can spay my baby and not be concerned about chemicals and I can even go to sleep without washing while we are camping, because it's all natural. There is nothing in it that will irritate my skin. I guess natural doesn't appeal to everyone. Some people think it's not as effective. But i'd rather take my chances with the few bugs that aren't deterred by the spray, then to take my chances with my skin and chancing chemical burns.

We have an Etsy Shop!

We have started on Etsy shop, to make it easier for our customers to place orders online, for our jewelry and some of our bath and body products.

Our shop doesn't currently support a shopping cart, and having an etsy shop allows our customers to sign on any time, day or night, and make purchases. If you'd like to use the old fashioned way of giving us a call, we'd still love to hear from you. :)

So come check us out and let us know what you think. We'd love feedback!

I'll try to link the page for you:

So our blog begins. . . .

I have decided after days of bumming around the internet, that we need a blog. It's fun to be able to see the ins and outs of a business or even to be able to follow a person. So, here is our blog. I'll try to keep this up to date, with the going- ons of our shop, and hope you enjoy it.