Monday, December 29, 2008

Dinner at my house

Crazy. Impromptu. who knows?

Tonight, hubby was home, so I planned homemade lasagna with all the trimmings. Well, that was the plan anyway...

Hubby ended up sick today, and wasn't sure if he could eat anything. And, since the kids won't eat the lasagna (it has red sauce, and anything with red sauce is Spicy. no matter what Mom says) I decided to make meatloaf instead. If I make that in a cupcake pan, the kids will eat it. So...I go to turn the oven on...and the "bake" button will not work! All the buttons are dying: I haven't been able to cook anything under 300 because those number buttons don't work. Now it's the Bake. Good thing the owner of the house was already shopping for a new oven today...but it will be awhile. So, now what?

Fettucine Alfredo! The kids love my homemade sauce. So, I get a chicken breast out and defrost it. I get it cooking and go to make the milk! what?

Breakfast! I LOVE breakfast for dinner. It's something that I grew up with, and love it! Okay, I can do eggs, bacon, and pancakes, right? Right! Maybe... until the bowl of pancake mix I have (it doesn't require milk) starts moving... yep, I said moving! I look closer...weevils! Yeah, that went in the garbage.

So, last resort. I send my sick hubby out to get milk from the store, and bisquick. I make eggs and bacon; the pancakes get done when he got home. Finally! Dinner is made...or is it breakfast?

*sigh* Is it bedtime yet?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Etsy Christmas List

For those of you who care... Here's my Etsy Christmas Wish list!


Click on any picture to be taken to their shop!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Only 2 more days!

Friday is the last day you can order your Christmas goodies and have them arrive on time for the Holiday!

Mention you saw my blog, and receive 10% off of your order!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Cards!

Christmas is coming! Don't forget that essential item: your Christmas cards!

One of my favorite Card sellers is Heather's Handmade Cards. She can be found HERE at The Artisan Shoppe, or at her Etsy Shop.

She carries beautiful Gift tags and cards.

Her Etsy shop has her more humourous cards!

Heather's orders are filling up fast, so get your order in for your Unique cards today!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

An Amazing Etsy Christmas Contest - over $750.00 in prizes!


The Etsy Christmas contest is sponsered by

I am one of the donaters for a prize, and am also entering! This is an amazing contest with TONS to win! Check it out!

An Etsy Christmas Contest - Over $750.00 in prizes!

This contest is all about promoting mom blogs and small businesses (especially run by moms or for moms). Etsy is a site that has thousands of small shops that each sell handcrafted items. I have found an abundance of shops that you guys would like!

An Etsy Christmas Contest

Busy Mom Blog

- Over $750.00 worth of prizes - 2 winners
The Sponsors:

This and That - $20 gift card
Red Pajamas - Little Man's Tie ($8)
Baby Luv Gifts - Cute Custom Beanie ($15)
Baby Bears - $25 gift card
My Custom Baby Boutique - $25 gift card
Baby Goin Places - PocketChanger Diaper Changing Pad ($25)
Layla Legs - $15 gift card & free shipping
Second Story Window - $10 gift card
Inspiring Color Tie Dye - Youth pullover hoodie rainbow diagonal or swirl ($30)
Baby Peas - boy or girl cloth play blocks- set of 4 ($18)
Abby Chase Designs - Lotus Hair Flower ($13.50)
Tadpoles and Tutus - $20 gift card
Make it and Love It - onesie/bootie set of choice (14.99)

Four Dog Day - Cute Pink Key Ring ($8)
Jupita - $20 gift card
Zeba - Coin Pearl Earrings ($20)
Jodi Horgan - $25 gift card
One of a Kind Custom Jewelry - $20 gift card
Across The Pond - choice of any vintage button ring ($14)
Kerstin Hanson - $20 gift card

Bath and Body
Krug's Eco-Logic - $15 gift card
Indulgent Creations - Soy candle travel tin, soap and lotion ($16.50)
koko candles - holiday brownie cupcake candles ($25)
Dazzle Dott - $20 gift certificate

Especially for Mom
Mary Zoom - Pink Polka Dot Glam Cleaning Gloves ($10)
Maggie Sue Designs -A cup cozy and coordinating set of Tame Your Mane ponytail holders ($12)
Gaia Conceptions - "My Everything" piece (clothing, $40)
BoojiBoo - apron of winners choice (only ones in stock, $28.75)

Yummy Treats
A Sugar Affair - $10 gift card
Cakebox Cookies - $20 gift card
A Thyme 2 B Comforted - $25 gift card
Double Dipped Sweets - $20 gift card
KE Cookies - One dozen chocolate chip cookies ($8)
AngelPie Cookies and Cakes - One dozen decorated sugar cookies ($18)
Meg's Creations - 2 pack of cookie and brownie mix ($24 including shipping)
Cookie Art by Sarah - One dozen sugar cookie snowflakes and $25 gift certificate ($53)

Paper Crafts
Paper Treasures 4 U - 2 page 12''x12'' Christmas layout ($9)
Inkspot Workshop - 1 Set of 6 Snowman Gift Enclosures 1 Set of 6 Tree Bird Gift Enclosures ($12)
Take Note - 1 set of personalized notecards ($15)
Articulations - 6 lunchbox love mini cards ($5)

How To Enter: Go to!

Contest Ends Saturday, December 6th at 9:00 pm.
Two winners will be chosen and the prizes will be equally divided.

There are amazing stores donating prizes! Here are some of my favorites in each category.

LOVING the "little man's tie" from Red Pajamas!

And check out the great animal hats in BabyLuvGifts

Zeba has beautiful jewelry!

Bath and Body:
Check out the beautiful soaps at Indulgentcreations!

Especially for Mom:
Cute, cute, cute aprons at BooJiBoo's.

Yummy treats:
Well, of course I nominate myself for this category!! But...
A Sugar Affair has melt-your-mouth brownie goodness.
Cakebox Cookies and are both sooo yummy! best Pork sauce and salsa ever!

Paper Crafts:
Beautiful cards at
And how cute are these Lunchbox Love cards from Articulations.

Go enter the contest! You could win amazing prizes!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fabulous Artistic Moms Holiday Giveaway!

Are you looking for ways to save this Christmas? Check out the FAM team! Featuring great deals starting today, and going until December 12th! Check their blog daily, as a new deal starts every day!

In adition to great giveaways, all Purchases made at participating FAM shops during the FAM - Made Holiday Gift Guide Event, December 1-12, 2008, will be entered in a drawing for FAM Bucks. Mention "FAM Entry" in notes to seller when checking out.

Double Dipped Sweets will be participating in all 12 days!

Daily Promo Specials: The shops participating will be listed in Etsy Forums daily!
1) Link the FAM Gift Guide to your blog and receive an entry for the FAM Bucks drawing. (Post a link to your blog in the comments section of the blog post for today)
2) Free Gift Tag with purchase - See below for a list of participating shops.
3) Free Gift Wrapped item - See below for a list of participating shops.
4) 1st customer of the day will get ...(what the shop picks) - See below for a list of participating shops.
5) 10% off purchase - See below for a list of participating shops.
6) Discounted shipping - See below for a list of participating shops.
7) Today, December 7, 2008, purchase from a FAM shop listed below, and be entered in a drawing to have your Etsy Shop featured on the FAM Blog. **BONUS Special** The first 12 customers (that are sellers) to purchase from a shop listed below and post a transaction link in this thread will be featured in a FAM Customer Appreciation Treasury.
8) Coupon for future purchase in shop (at discretion of each shop) - See below for a list of participating shops.
9) Look for the item with a hidden "Secret" in each shop listed below for a super special discount on that item! Hurry, secrets go fast!
10) Link FAM-made Gift Guide to your blog and get 10% off every purchase that day from participating shops below.
11) Mystery freebie in package - See below for a list of participating shops.
12) BOGO 1/2 off - See below for a list of participating shops.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cyber Monday!

Cyber Monday sales are starting at 12:01am Monday Morning!

The first 5 customers will receive 40% off of their order! Enjoy 20% off the rest of the day!

All discounts are before shipping. Please put "Cyber Monday" in Notes to Seller, and wait for a revised invoice!

Come shop early, and get treats for family, friends, and coworkers!

Double Dipped Sweets would be happy to cater your Holiday Party! Discounts available for large orders.

Visit Fabulous Fun Finds for more great deals!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday is coming soon!

The Friday after Thanksgiving in the USA is generally known as "Black Friday", because it is the biggest shopping day of the year! Stores hold massive sales, and giveaways to the first customers through the door.

Sound like fun? Well, how about shopping at home this year, and avoiding all of those long lines? Double Dipped Sweets is here for you!

From November 28th to Monday, December 1st, Double Dipped Sweets is having an amazing sale!

The first 10 customers will receive 40% off of their order, before shipping! Every following customer will receive 20% off! (A revised invoice will be sent you your email address, or a refund will be given.)
The sale will start all over on Monday, the 1st; with the first 5 pepple getting 40% off, and then 20% off after that!
Come shop early, and get treats for family, friends, and coworkers!

Double Dipped Sweets would be happy to cater your Holiday Party! Discounts available for large orders.

Thursday, November 20, 2008



Who wouldn't want free goodies for the holidays! Now, just in time for Christmas, Team EEAT is giving away 2 $10 gift certificates!

The giveaway starts November 17th, and runs to December 5th! The winner will be notified, and will have 5 days to pick their prize! Your goodies will arrive just in time for Christmas!

How to Play!

Each of the following team members has hidden a picture of a CANDY CANE (above) in their shop, item descriptions! Go searching, find the links to 3 hidden Candy Canes in 3 different shops, and email them to The winner will be picked on DECEMBER 5TH!

Other ways to enter:
* Blog about our contest, including a link back to our site.
* Sign up for the Mailing list on our Team Blog

That's it! Good luck on your hunt!

Participating team shops:

Double Dipped Sweets


A Thyme To Bee Comforted

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In the Groove

You know those days when everything seems to go wrong, and you are just exhausted at the end of the day? This happened to me last Monday. I was behind on my orders because my car broke down over the weekend, and we spent ALL DAY Monday in various cars doing errands, picking up the fixed car, etc. I didn’t get home with the kids until 5:30! I was exhausted!!
I fed my kids, and then crashed on the couch for about an hour. When I got up, an amazing, and perhaps miraculous, thing happened! I was IN THE GROOVE!
I went in the kitchen to start my orders, and it was amazing! By midnight, I had finished 7 orders and was completely caught up! Things just “worked”! My kids went to bed without argument,I turned on my favorite tunes, and started baking! My timing on everything was perfect, apples looked great…for how tired I was, it was a miracle!
I was up late labeling and starting to package, but I WAS DONE! 2 days of work in 5 hours! Yeah!

Question…can this please happen every night?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Chocolate Bark for the Soul!

Introducing our new line of Chocolate Barks! With so many to choose from, you'll have a hard time deciding!

What is Chocolate Bark? Well, I like to compare it to a candy bar. It is basically a layer of chocolate,(or 2 or 3) with mix-ins and toppings added. There are a multitude of flavor combinations!

I made some traditional barks, such as Peppermint and Eggnog, and then whipped up some new concoctions! Above is my Nutty Chocolate Bark that comes in any variety of nuts and chocolate you can think of! Or, try my favorite, Creamy Peanut Butter Bark below!

I also offer fruity barks in flavors like Pina Colada, Caramel Apple, and Dark Chocolate and Cherry!

More of a sweets person? (well obviously if you are reading this!) Try our Toffee Bark, or Crunchy Mint Bark!

I have over 20 Bark flavors listed in my Etsy Shop! Just can't decide? Pick up a Bark Sampler pack! The pack weighs 2-3 pounds, and offers you 4 different flavor choices!

Grab your bark today for the holidays! I am offering a 10% discount on pre-orders, up to 2 weeks before Christmas! Check out my Black Friday sale from Nov. 28th, to December 1st, for more great deals!

Have a "sweet" day!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holiday Sweets for you!

I have been hard at work creating super treats for the Holidays! Why slave over a hot stove, when you could let me do it for you!

Discounts are available for large purchases, so order for all your friends and family!

Tell your friends that they are sweet by giving them high quality sweets!

Shop Here!

Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn

Peppermint Bark or Eggnog Bark

Nutty Bark

Monday, November 10, 2008


Etsy's front page features a curated treasury, or showcase, of other sellers items. It is a BIG deal to be on the front page! This is only my second time being on the first page, and I missed this one! Thankfully there is a wonderful group of Etsians who screenshot every front page (it changes many times a day) and post it to flickr. Here is my "moment of fame"!

Here is a screenshot of the very first time I was on the front page!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I was tagged!

THE RULES:*** Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.*** Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.*** Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their name as well as links to their blog.*** Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I have 3 children, the oldest is turning 6 in December!

2. I worked as a vet tech for 10 yrs; the last 2 1/2 years as a Hospital Directo (Manager of one of the hospital branches.) I still have dreams about working in a Vet office- they are often very weird and impossible, like any good dream!

3. My favorite breed of dog is the Brindle Boxer. I'll get one someday...

4. I could eat Mexican food every meal.

5. I want to go home to AZ for Christmas. My parents haven't seen their grandbabies in almost 2 years. I don't think it is going to happen though. *sigh*

6. I go to Church every Sunday, and teach the 9-11 year olds in a class called Primary.

7. I dream of opening my own store when my kids are all in school, where I can sell my treats. My store has to have a drive-through window for moms with both a chocolate need and kids in the car!

I tag:
Pegasus Handmade Soaps
Abbey Lane Baby Boutique
Hannah's Tutus
A Thyme To Bee Comforted
Whimsy and Spice

Have fun tagging!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Friday Food Fest is here!

Team EEAT would like to announce its Friday Food Fests! Held every 1st and 3rd Friday in Etsy Chat rooms, the team holds contests and gives away free or discounted prizes! The Fest is lots of fun! Come chat with us, get to know us, and win prizes!! Friday Food Fest starts at 8pm EST right here: . You will be glad you came!

See our Team Blog for sales and discounts!

The Artisan Shoppe and Spotted Cow Soaps

I was recently invited to join a new blog/selling site called The Artisan Shoppe. They are home to up to 30 artists, ranging from food (me!), jewelry, cards, soap, and beyond! Check them out for your Christmas Shopping!

Today I would like to feature Spotted Cow Soaps. She is one of the Soap Artists on The Artisan Shop, and also has a shop on Etsy.

As you can see, she specializes in all kinds of soaps. Don't they look beautiful? That gift basket of Bath Fizzies above would make a great gift - or multiple gifts!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I recently discovered, and instantly fell in love with, HannasTutus. Feast your eyes on these works of art.

Go visit HannahsTutus etsy shop to see more of her artwork. She is having a holiday sale of 10% off! Just enter HOLIDAY in the Notes to Seller on checkout!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Spot me on TasteSpotting!

My wonderful Team EEAT has been submitting photos of our products to Each picture has to be approved by the editors. They have to be exceptional photos, a great looking food, and lead to an interesting blog.

One of my items made it in! Go see my Election apple! Here it is for you to view; a Caramel Apple made in honor of the upcoming Presidential Elections.

A big thank-you to Mark for the wonderful photography of my work!

Thanks to DelectableDelights for entering my photo!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I wanted to announce that I will be on "business vacation" from November 1-8. I have decided that I need a break to de-stress and catch up on all the other aspects of my life! I will be getting my house in order, spending some quality time with the kids, just not even thinking about my business! It will be sooooo nice!

I'm leaving my etsy shop open for Holiday Pre-orders. I will be responding to convoes and emails. I will probably still be in the forums and chat rooms during my regular job - what else is there to do? But no selling and no stress! Yeah!

Thanks to all my customers who have made my Etsy experience so wonderful! Miss me!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ooohhh... I'm in heaven...

As you know, I started a Food team on Etsy. Etsy teams are based on either location or interest. Etsy's Edible Arts Team is obviously based on interest!

The best part of the team is the trading we do with each other! Yeah for goodies! I traded recently with TheFetchingHound

She specializes in "Bitty Bites", little bites of cake mixed with frosting and dipped in chocolate. Now, I'm normally not a huge cake fan...but I am now! Just look at what I got!

Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl/ Itty Bitty Bites

These are truly little bites of heaven.
Not only am I not a cake fan...strawberry cake is not high on the list. But cheesecake? Yes! So I jumped and chose these. They are HEAVEN!! NIRVANA!! Absolutely WONDERFUL! So moist, they just melt in your mouth.

The other Bitty Bites I received were the Coconut Dream/Itty Bitty Bites

If you know me, you know I adore Coconut. Now, I WORSHIP coconut! These bites are perfection. Moist, coconutty - they taste like an exalted form of Almond Joy Candy bars.

Last night we ate our last bitty bite...moment of silence please...

You know what the best part of this whole experience was though? Working with the master chef herself! Christina is so nice and has an amazing sense of humor. I am so glad I have gotten to know her!

So, thanks to you, Christina, for making my mouth very, very happy!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Friday Food Fest with Etsy's Team EAT!

It's the 3rd Friday of the month, which means...FRIDAY FOOD FEST!

We will have a chat room on open! Come check out the great sales and giveaways!

Search "team eeat" on etsy to see all of our yummy goodies!

Team members are having sales in their shops, here are just a few:

20% off your order before shipping! Buy now for Halloween!

BOGO- Buy one at regular price, get the second item (equal or lesser value) for 1/2 off! Before shipping

BOGO- Buy one at regular price, get the second item (equal or lesser value) for 1/2 off! Before shipping

Vegan BOGO - Buy one vegan cookie Dozen and get another dozen of the same cookie 1/2 off!
Halloween sale! 10% off all Halloween Cookies

15% off all ORGANIC items, before shipping!

15% off all items, before shipping

Friday, October 10, 2008

Nice post!

Check out this wonderful post that a fellow EEAT team member wrote about me!

Well I have be partaking in my teams delicious items again.....hmmm I wonder if they are going to chip in for the weight loss plan I am going to have to get on...or maybe for my gym membership......

Well it has been a BUSY month for "partaking"..... my first indulgence was Double Dipped Sweets Sea Salted Caramel Apple.

This apple was delicious, it was the perfect balance of sweet, salty and tart. Her apples are HUGE...I think she may have some magic dust that she sprinkles on them to enlarge them...I know I have not seen apples that big here in AZ!! The apple was big enough for me to share (not willingly) with both of my kids. When you bite into the slice of apple you get the immediate crunch from the fresh crisp apple, then you taste the sweet Carmel and then your taste buds are assaulted by the salty goodness of the sea salt. The Carmel is also a perfect consistency, not to won't glue your teeth together like some other apples!!

Well I also got some little presents in that package from DDS (as I call her in chat) she sent me a sample of her Ginger bread popcorn.

All I can say is that popcorn puts the kettle corn that you get at the fair to shame!! It was scrumptious!!! Crunchy and sweet and like taking a big bite of a gingerbread man!!

The other little gift I got was her Coconut Haystack Bark, omg it was soooooooooooooo good!! Just the right balance between chocolaty goodness and coconut. Your tongue is coated by the delicious chocolate and then there is a slight chewy crunch from the coconut.

Let's just say I had to fight off the kids from each one of my "gifts". Hmmm I think I should of locked myself in the bedroom, I will have to do that next time I buy from DDS!!

Give your family a treat from DDS you won't be disappointed!! I also suggest the following apples also......heheheh I told you it was a busy month of "partaking"!!!

Apple Pie Caramel Apple and Fall Delight Caramel Apple

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I feeling introspective today. Life, family, work, religion...keeps one's mind busy. My little online shop has grown into a online world. I've become quite the internet social expert. Mark laughs at how much I do and know that I didn't do and know in January!
I've created and run my own Etsy team- that includes a Ning site (social), a blog, and networking.
I'm on Facebook, and Photobucket.
I'm on numerous social sites like BuriedTreasury and IndiePublic.

I just opened a shop on a new selling site: Handmade FuZion
and soon will be selling on Lollishops

In the midst of all of this, I have to wonder if it is worth it. I have to balance my priorities and realize what is important. I've constricted my "social" and "work" time to when I'm at my real job in the mornings (don't tell my boss!) and after the kids are in bed. I make my orders when the kids go to bed, and get trips to the Post Office done as quickly and as painless as possible.

I've learned that my house CAN be a mess. My kids need me, and memories are formed when we play, read, or are just plain silly with each other. They are not going to remember the sink full of dishes. They will remember that fun day at the park though.

Mark and I don't see much of each other right now. But, we've learned to make those times meaningful through talking and sharing. It's important to keep in touch.

So, enough writing and off to LIFE! Now where was that primary manual...???

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Introducing.... indulge! Double Dipped Sweets Newsletter!

also Introducing...

This 1st Ed. of indulge contains fun facts, coupons, and DDSweets holiday plans! It's a must read!

Go to to read all about it!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Latest

Hi all! I wanted to give you an update on what's been happening lately!

We've moved into our new house: a duplex in the Sugarhouse area. It's tiny, but it is in a great neighborhood. We are slowly unpacking boxes! Where's Mom when I need her...*Sigh*

We signed my oldest up for kindergarten last week!!!!! He starts on Sep. 5th. We went and peeked into his classroom (it was locked) and that's when it happened. The tears. Yes, I started crying just looking at his classroom! My baby is going to school! He is so excited and very ready. It's just Mom that is not ready!

The other 2 munchkins are doing well. Growing up so fast!

Pictures will be posted soon of the house and kids! Promise!

Love to all family and friends!

Thursday, July 31, 2008


A fellow Edible artist, ASugarAffair, and I have created a team on Esty called Etsy's Edible Arts Team! (EEAT) We are very excited, and already have about 20 members. It's a great team, and a fun place to meet and chat.

Here is our team blog:

Our team is having a great sale Friday night. The "Friday Food Fest" will kick off at 5pm EST, with great discounts and offers in many of the stores.

We are very excited to be having a Virtual Bake Sale on August 11, 2008 in Etsy labs. Each team member will be able to show off some of their home-baked goodies, take questions, and sell items! To join us, register as a user of Etsy (free and easy if you are not already. Then, go to Community, Virtual Labs, and then click on the room that we are in!
This is a great time to get holiday treat ideas!

I'll see you there!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I've been featured!

Good Morning! I am so excited! I received a convo this morning from an editor at Moue Magazine. Moue is an online blog "magazine". They did a full feature on me today under Indie Retailer of the Day! Check it out at

Thanks for sharing my good news!

Friday, July 11, 2008

We've moved!

Good Morning! I thought I better add another installment- it's been awhile!

We have finished our move! Yeah! We are now in the Sugarhouse area of SLC, and are really enjoying it. We are in a duplex, on a nice quiet street. There are a few kids on the block that are the same ages as mine.

Our ward is really great. It is very, very small. The primary has about 15 kids that show up, and so they were very excited to have our 3 come in! Tanner is really liking his class, and McKenzie is loving nursery. Then there is Michael. *sigh* He has never been a fan of nursery/primary. I had to stay with him the entire time the first week, which was fine. The second week, Mark walked by 1/2way through and heard him crying, so went in with him. Hopefully someday he'll be happy! We don't have calling yet, but expect them soon, and this ward needs help!

Our jobs are going well. DDSweets is doing well too. I have added 11 new creations to my etsy shop. In doing this, I have discovered my two absolutely favorite Caramel Apple flavors: "Nutella wanna-be Hazelnut Caramel Apple" and my "Peanut Butter Caramel Apple" in which I use the PB topping from my PB popcorn. It is divine. It tastes a lot like a Snickers bar, only with more PB taste. YUM!

Tanner starts Kindergarten soon, and we're hoping to get Michael into a Preschool. Life continues to be crazy with 3 kids and multiple jobs!

We would love to hear from family and friends! Our phone numbers and emails are the same; if you would like our new address, let me know!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My first Etsy Treasury!

I just got my very first treasury on Etsy. A treasury is a place to show off other Etsians work, not your own. The demand to get a treasury is very high, and you have to know just when they are opened and snag one fast! Here it is! I featured items from my FAM (Fabulous Artistic Mom" Street Team. Enjoy! As always, click on the pics for more information or to go buy!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Etsy Favorites

Good Morning! I'm bored at work today, so I thought I would show you some of my Etsy Favorites! These are from Sellers I've bought from, or I wish I could buy from! Click on any of the pictures below to go to their Etsy shops! Have fun looking!

Monday, June 9, 2008

We're moving!!

Good Morning! I wanted to announce to the great big Web World that we are moving! Yeah! We've been living in the In-laws basement, and now are moving about 20min. south into a Duplex that we will manage for Mark's parents. It is in a very nice neighborhood, with good schools. This move will happen this weekend! Yeah!

Etsy news: My store is temporarily "closed" while we are moving. I hope to re-open on Monday, June 16th. NEW FLAVORS of Popcorn and Apples are coming soon!!

Weekend News: My Aunt D is moving this week to London to spend 6 months there teaching. What fun! So, this past Saturday she had a goodbye party. My Grandparents were there, and it was good to see them. We had the party at a park in Provo. Tanner discovered a water fountain outside our Pavillion that didn't have a basin. The water just went down to the ground which was mud and tiny pebbles. By the time we left, there was a lake and lots and lots of mud. Tanner and McKenzie were covered in mud and shivering because they were wet and cold! Tanner was actually sitting in his "lake" shivering, but refused to get out! So, we went to Aunt A's house and cleaned them up. They had to wear their cousins shirt until their clothes were clean. McKenzie loved this, and was dancing around the house in her big shirt. Tanner thought it was "stupid". But, we tied the bottom of his shirt so it was like wearing shorts, and then he didn't mind!

Sunday my brothers came to visit! They were in town visiting an Uncle who took them camping. We only got to see them for a few hours, but it was a lot of fun. They are so grown up. I still think of them as little boys, but they are men now. Where does the time go?

So, it was a good weekend surrounded by friends and family. There is no better way to spend your time!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Chocoholics Anonymous!

This is the newest addition to our Double Dipped Sweets family! Chocoholics Anonymous is a Chocolate of the Month club! YOU pick the approximate arrival date, YOU pick the selections! No wondering what you are getting- unless you want to be surprised!

Here is the info from my Etsy site:

Imagine going to pick up your mail, and lo and behold! A box of Chocolate!

The Chocoholics Anonymous is for those of us who crave Chocolate, and want it RIGHT NOW!!

Each month on a date of *your choice* you will receive yummy Chocolate goodies that *you choose!* You get to pick the rough date of delivery, AND what you are getting!

You also get the following member benefits:
· 10% off any additional orders during your membership time! This is in addition to any sales I might be having! PLEASE mention your membership in notes to seller. Only good for original membership holder.
· Special monthly coupons will be mailed with your order! Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or sale.
· You will be signed up for our email newsletter for more special deals! You may opt out of this at any time!

Go through the shop and pick an item for each month you are signed up. List what you want in notes to seller.

During checkout: Place the following in Notes to Seller:
Pick a date: I want Chocolate on the: 1st, the 15th, or the 30th. (Dates are approximate)
Pick your selections and write them here. If nothing is picked, then I get to choose!

Shipping costs are included!
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Introducing my Family!

I don't post for weeks, and then 2 posts in 1 day! I've been wanting to add pictures, but haven't had them available. I decided it was time to post pics of my family, including me (ugh)! Here is my family!

I'm hiding in the background... Kids are Michael at left, McKenzie, and Tanner. Husband Mark!

Here's my youngest, McKenzie, age 2:

McKenzie wearing a beautiful dress from

And here's Michael, who is 3..

Learning to dress ourselves is fun!

And here is my main man Tanner who is 5

He's all boy.. discovered Mud Pies!

Isn't it nice when they get along?

My dad used to crack Easter eggs on our heads. Tanner decided to use his own.. what a nice guy!

Me holding McKenzie, July 2007

Well, that's us! Hope you enjoyed!

What I did last weekend

I have crazy moments in my business, as I'm sure all of you do. Last weekend I dipped 101 Caramel Apples!!! They were for 2 local schools celebrating teacher apprecitation day. What a great gift- "Apples for the Teacher"!

Here are some pictures of my adventure! (Don't worry- the kids didn't touch!)

Son Tanner

Husband Mark

The apples arrived on time, and everyone enjoyed them! I'm doing 34 more apples this weekend! I'm basically buried up to my elbows in caramel and chocolate! But having a ball!
Have a great weekend everybody!