Sunday, May 31, 2009

Announcing Edible Arts Team Sampler Boxes!

Can't decide what to buy?
Too many shops making you drool?

Well, no more worries! Here is your opportunity to try many different sellers at once!

The Etsy Edible Arts Team Sampler! (The boxes will not look like this!)

The Great American Bake Sale!
100% of the funds we raise go to help FEED KIDS!

The boxes include treats from up to 15 of our Team Members!
A Sugar Affair
Double Dipped Sweets
Just Bakin'
Caramel Jubilee
Vintage Confections
Del Alma Bakery
Sweet Treat Maryann
Sugar Smitten
A Thyme 2 b Comforted
Fancy That Cookies
Le Bella Caramella
Sweet Lollipop Shop
Ciao Hound (Pet Treats)
Megs Creations
Fortune Cookie Cafe

Boxes are on sale NOW!
Buy them right now:

Cost: $30 total
Price includes Shipping!

Buy them HERE on (coming soon)

Please help feed KIDS by feeding yourself!

Donate directly to the Great American Bake sale here:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Oh, my Sweetness!

I've now been immortalized in a LOLLIPOP!

The DoubleDippedSweets caramel sour apple lollipop

The description says:
Vintage Confections
Pucker up! Sour apple lollipop drenched in caramel. A sweet and sour treat that can usually only be found at Halloween time by a famous candy maker. Now you can have these delicious pops year round and they're better because they're made by me.

These are not so sour that you'll actually tear up but they have a bit of a bite that is quickly eased by the sweetness of caramel. These suckers are inspired by fellow Etsian and TeamEEat member, DoubleDippedSweets who offers a caramel apple selection like no other. Thanks DD! Check out her shop after you're done purchasing these:

Six lollipops to an order. Each are individually wrapped. Perfect for gift giving. Each pop is about 2" in diameter.


Be sure to check out the rest of her shop! It's sinfully sweet and delightful!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day and "The Good Guys"

How was your Memorial Weekend? I hope that you all enjoyed it, and stayed safe. I wanted to share a little tidbit straight from the mouth of my 3yr old daughter. It really caused me to think about what Memorial Day is all about.

Sunday, we went with Mark's family, and visited numerous family grave sites throughout Utah. As we were driving around one cemetery to get to the far side, we drove up a hill, looking down at a field of military graves. Lines of white markers with the American flag proudly waving. My kids noticed this and asked what they were for.

"Those are the graves of the men and women who fought in wars for our country. They helped to keep our country safe, and to keep us free." A simple explanation for young kids.

"Oohh..." Said my 3-yr old. "The good guys."

Mark and I had a good chuckle over that, but in all seriousness, they are the "Good guys".

THANK YOU to all those that serve our country. You put your life in danger so that we can live ours as we wish. Thank you.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bounds of Creativity Unlimited

Posted: 02 Apr 2009 01:00 AM PDT

"If you are a mother, you participate with God in His work of creation—not only by providing physical bodies for your children but also by teaching and nurturing them. If you are not a mother now, the creative talents you develop will prepare you for that day, in this life or the next."You may think you don't have talents, but that is a false assumption, for we all have talents and gifts, every one of us (see D&C 46:11–12). The bounds of creativity extend far beyond the limits of a canvas or a sheet of paper and do not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano. Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before—colorful gardens, harmonious homes, family memories, flowing laughter."What you create doesn't have to be perfect. . . . Don't let the voices of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside."If you still feel incapable of creating, start small. Try to see how many smiles you can create, write a letter of appreciation, learn a new skill, identify a space and beautify it."

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Happiness, Your Heritage," Ensign, Nov. 2008, 119

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I couldn't help it...

I had to take NCDesigns up on their Buy 2, get one Free offer on my previous blog post. The wonderful ladies there were kind enough to extend the offer to me to include the brown watch I had previously ordered.

So... here's what I got!

PLUS a new silver watch face!

I wore red to work as soon as I paid the "delivery man" (her husband) I slipped on the red one! I LOVE it!

Thank you Danielle and Nicole!

Our Winner is...

The winner of the Pretzel giveaway is Michelle from

Congrats Michelle!
Please respond w/in 24 hours, or another winner will be picked.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dipped Pretzel Giveaway!

The giveaway is now CLOSED!
Double Dipped Sweets is giving away 5 FREE Chocolate Dipped Pretzels!

Why? Cause I feel like it!

Contest runs until Wednesday, May 20th.

How to enter:

This Giveaway is now closed! Thanks for playing!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Quote of the Day

I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke
~ Mary LoVerde

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Friday Food Fest with Team EEAT!

Are you ready for a party?

Come on over to Etsy Chat rooms and join the Team EEAT Food Fest!
Friday, May 15th, 8pm EST

Super Sales listed on the Team EEAT blog!

I am doing a 10% off sale
2 Secrets. Look at the blog to find out more!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Random Tuesday!

I know I need to blog's been a few days...but I have no ideas of what to write about! So... Random Tuesday!

* Saw a brand new baby last night. Had no desire for one of my own. :)
* Met a lot of my hubby's coworkers last night. Now I understand why he enjoys work so much. Lots of laughter!
* You can always tell what color popsicle your child ate by looking at their chin...and neck...and shirt...
* They are shocked by mom's amazing powers. "How did you know?"
*Today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. What is fibromyalgia?
* Find one humorous moment today, and write it down!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Shine Your Hiney!

My dear readers know how much I have become addicted to Handmade Bath and Beauty.

Today I am featuring Shine Your Hiney Soap! She is not only a good friend, and amazing woman, her products are top of the line!

Here are a few of the products that I have tried, LOVED, and will keep using!

Sugar Scrub, Amazing Whipped Soap, WONDERFUL Lotion, and Kid's car soaps!

She has a wide selection of soaps, from bars to whipped, and amazing scents. She recently sent me a "sampler" pack of 15 lotions in different scents. I fell in love with many of them, but my absolute favorites were the Monkey Farts (try it), and Coconut Lime Verbana!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Angels around us

Emissaries from God

Posted: 05 May 2009 12:00 AM PDT

"I testify of angels, both the heavenly and the mortal kind. In doing so I am testifying that God never leaves us alone, never leaves us unaided in the challenges that we face. '[N]or will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man [or woman or child] upon the face thereof to be saved' (Moroni 7:36). On occasions, global or personal, we may feel we are distanced from God, shut out from heaven, lost, alone in dark and dreary places. Often enough that distress can be of our own making, but even then the Father of us all is watching and assisting. And always there are those angels who come and go all around us, seen and unseen, known and unknown, mortal and immortal."May we all believe more readily in, and have more gratitude for, the Lord's promise as contained in one of President Monson's favorite scriptures: 'I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, . . . my Spirit shall be in your [heart], and mine angels round about you, to bear you up' (D&C 84:88). In the process of praying for those angels to attend us, may we all try to be a little more angelic ourselves—with a kind word, a strong arm, a declaration of faith and 'the covenant wherewith [we] have covenanted' (D&C 90:24). Perhaps then we can be emissaries sent from God."

Jeffrey R. Holland, "The Ministry of Angels," Ensign, Nov. 2008, 31

Monday, May 4, 2009

Feature and Thanks!

So, I walk up to my door on Saturday to find a package! My kids yell, "Mom, you have a box!" Yes. they know by now that I am the only one who gets boxes in the mail! Thanks to Etsy!

So...I take a look and see the best sticker on the box! It's from Bonnie at JustBakin'! My wonderful friend has sent me a box of goodies for my birthday! I was so excited!! Here's what was inside!

A wonderful book called "Mommy Diaries, The: Finding Yourself in the Daily Adventure" by Tally Flint. Bonnie and I talk a lot about our kids, and our role as a mom. She read this book, and knew I had to have one!

Then she sent TONS of goodies from her business! I got Dark Chocolate Brownies, Pecan Pie Bars, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. She knew that I had picked these as my favorites!

The brownies are amazing. Soft and moist. FULL of flavor! I can only eat 1/2 at a time!
Don't get me started on the Pecan Bars! Soft, full of pecans... mmm... they definitely were better than I thought they could be!

I HIGHLY recommend you RUN to Bonnie's shop! You won't be disappointed!

THANK YOU BONNIE for being such a great friend!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Feature Friday!

Feature Friday with NC Designs!

I recently discovered NC Designs, and fell in love with their watches! I work with her husband, so I had the opportunity to have her designs brought into the office so I could drool over them!

Her shop is fantastic, and her prices are great! She has tons of variety to choose from, and will gladly do custom orders! You pick a face, and then choose 1, or 2, or more watch bands that you can mix and match!

Here's the watch band that I had her make especially for me! I'm not a fan of "huge" so she made me a band with smaller beads.

Go NOW to her shop and find a band that you will fall in love with too!

NC Designs would love to offer my readers a special deal!
Buy 2 Get 1 FREE! Mention my blog in notes to seller!
(Watch faces are on back order, but expected by second week of May)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Birthday Sale!

I'm turning 30 today! So...

************* 30 Birthday Sale ************
30% off entire purchase*
Use code: Birthday (Must include in notes to the seller to receive discount)
*Excludes shipping. Discount will be refunded to your PayPal account at the time order is processed. Offer Expires at Midnight 05-03-09