November 29, 2009

Cyber Monday Sale!

I will be having a sale in my shop for Monday November 29 all day. I'm offering FREE shipping on all items in my shop. For all my blog followers you can get an extra 10% off your total order by putting blog10 in the notes to seller. Discount will be refunded to you through paypal. Happy shopping everyone.

November 19, 2009

Trade-A-Holics Pre-Black Friday $10 and under SALE WEEKEND

I'm part of the Etsy Trade-A-Holics team and this weekend we are having a Pre-Black Friday $10 and under sale. You can check this forum thread to see which shops are participating.

Click on the post title to be taken to the forum thread.

Happy shopping everyone ;)

November 17, 2009

VivaLaModa Issue

VivaLaModa Issue

Imagine my surprise when I was contacted by VivaLaModa online magazine for permission to use one of my photos in a gift guide for their magazine! The issue has come out today and I'd love to share my excitement will all my blog followers and friends. VivaLaModa features Etsy Sellers and is an amazing collaboration of fashion advice and Etsy finds. You will fall in love with the magazine just as I did! Check out this months issue and see what you missed in back issues too.

New Rings

These are my newest ring creations. I've listed two so far and
will be listing the others soon. I started wrapping the wire a
different way and love the woven effect it makes.

November 11, 2009

Custom Order

These are bracelets that I made as a custom order for my friend Mel. She wanted a variety of bracelets. Each different some with charms, some stretchy, some with metal beads, and some with clasps.They turned out great and I had so much fun making them! I'm going to be delivering them to her tomorrow night and just had to show them off before they are gone.

Please share your thoughts on what you like or don't like about my designs. I'd like some feedback. Thanks so much!

November 10, 2009

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

This recipe was shared with me by a fellow stay at home mom, Erin. I've had many people ask for the recipe so here it is. Now I used semi-sweet chocolate instead of white so the filling doesn't have the pumpkin color to it and it has a totally different flavor. Each type I tried was delicious it just depends on your taste buds. White chocolate is very sweet for me so I tend to like milk or semi-sweet chocolate better.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles

2 1/2 cup White Chocolate
1/3 cup Gingersnap cookie crumbs, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup Canned Pumpkin puree
1/4 cup Graham cracker crumbs
1 tbsp Powder Sugar
1/2 tsp Orange zest (I didn't use)
1/8 tsp Ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 ounces Cream Cheese, softened

Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate in a double broiler over med-high heat or in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir often to keep the chocolate from burning. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add gingersnap crumbs, pumpkin, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, zest, cinnamon, salt and cream cheese and beat with an electric mixture until smooth. Transfer to a shallow bowl, cover and chill until just solid enough to roll into balls, about 2 hours.
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Melt remaining 2 cups of chocolate and transfer to a small, deep bowl. Roll one heaping tsp of the pumpkin mixture into a ball in your hands, then drop into the chocolate. Working quickly, gently spoon chocolate over to coat. Using a small spoon or fork, lift the truffle out of the chocolate, shake off excess and transfer to prepared sheet tray. Dollop a bit of extra chocolate on any parts that are exposed, then sprinkle with gingersnap crumbs over the top, if you like. Repeat process with remaining pumpkin mixture and chocolate, then chill truffles until chocolate is completely set, about 1 hour.

November 4, 2009

New Look!

I recently changed the look of my shop by purchasing a new banner and avatar from Bannersrus. I love my new design and went back to have her design a business card template for me! I hope having this new look with make my shop more uniform and make my business more professional. I love selling on Etsy. There are so many awesome people on there. They are so helpful and are willing to answer any questions you have.

I have joined two of the Etsy teams: Etsy Mom and Trade-A-Holics