Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Giving this a little shot - not sure how thin I can stretch myself tho!

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Flavored Lip Balms now listed on Etsy and my website! Click below!



Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thank goodness for Smoke Detectors and Sump Pumps!

I have 4 different melt pots for my wax - One is a great big turkey fryer - the others are presto pots. I have had the presto pots a long time and had issues with the temp control cord/ probes before (and have 2 pots now that I have had to share one cord which can be a "pain"). Last night suddenly my smoke detectors went off - and when I ran downstairs my presto pot that I was melting wax in was smoking up a STORM! I quickly unplugged, added more wax to cool it down and opened all the windows. It was a little scary! I just found a site on line and ordered 2 new sets of cords/ temp controls. *Whew* I don't want to think about what might have happened if I hadn't gotten to that when I did!

Now today it's raining- pouring! - on top of what was 2 feet of snow - we even had thunderstorms last night. It's around 50 degrees and now about half the snow is melted. When my house was built my builder put in a sump pump and drain tile. If you stand downstairs right now it sounds like there is a stream running under the house! The sump pump is pumping water out about once every minute. I can't (and also don't want to) think about how much flooding I would have down there if I didn't have that!

So today I am very grateful.... to say the least! Now if I could only figure out how my mail carrier is going to pick up my packages while my (unpaved) driveway is still solid ice!

Friday, December 26, 2008

They're here!

Now that the Christmas rush is over - I have finally gotten some time to get my lip balms in process! If you are a lip licker/ biter like me you really need this kind of thing this time of year - and having a wide choice of flavors can't hurt!

Scents like:
Key Lime
Pink Lemonade
French Vanilla
Strawberry Cheesecake
Mega Melon
Pina Colada
Very Cherry
Honey Bee
Wild Berry Burst
Root Beer

and there is always combining too - like chocolate and mint together!

Here's a sneak preview of how the tubes will look:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

One LONG driveway to shovel!

I actually shoveled it all today. But you'd never know it now as it just won't stop snowing. I don't think my 52 year old body can do it again tomorrow without a day to rest in between - plus I think there's gonna be a lot more snow on it now! They say this weekend we're getting a warm up so we'll have some melting and then it can all freeze back up again. I wish I was a bear and hibernated all winter!

Reddog was hilarious though today I really laughed and laughed hard. He had his tennis ball and he would drop it - then try to move it with his paw - like he could on "dry land" and of course every time he did that the ball would go deeper and deeper. Then he'd have his head way down in the snow trying to get the ball and his tail wagging - was too cute. He eventually came back without the ball - we most likely won't see that one till Spring (good thing we have more). Wish I had gotten more pictures of that!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

it's only just begun - winter that is!

And the snow hills get bigger and bigger!

Friday, December 19, 2008

A little snow?

Not sure the mail carrier will get down my drive today unless the snow stops first and my neighbor plows - could be close!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fail Blog

Funny - disgusting - insane - browse through the pages of this blog and see what you find!

My DD brought this site to my attention - she always finds the interesting things!

Fail Blog

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wowser! I also had one of the treasuries I made - make it to the Etsy front page! Sure it had to be at 4:45 am so most of my teammates missed it - but it was there!

Pretty good couple of days for me! :) :) :) :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Etsy Front Page!

Finally made it to the Etsy front page!

Monkeys on TV!

My teammate Dulce got some fantastic publicity on Channel 13's Take Five today!
Her Sock Monkeys are adorable - I have one of her keychain ones!

I tried to embed the video but it says the tag is broken so I will just supply the link to it:


Friday, December 5, 2008

Ok I changed it again - there are so so many cute ones to pick from. I'll probably be changing a lot - I love free stuff!

Blog Overhaul!

SO what do you think??? The only thing I don't like is that the left margin of my posts runs too far into the decoration. Otherwise I really like it!

Feel free to comment! :)

Feature & Give-away!

I've been featured on a Bath, Body & Candle Blog - check it out! And there is a free giveaway!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


My favorite website lately - if you missed your favorite tv show - or are looking for something on a channel you don't get - or just want to watch something and be able to pause it whenever you want - try out hulu.com

I watch the Daily Show (I love Jon Stewart!), any episodes of Lipstick Jungle, Gray's anatomy or Private Practice I miss - and right now am going through old seasons of "The Practice" - yes i know that's an old one. But I love multi-tasking so I watch/ listen while I answer emails or print shipping labels. And pause it whenever I have to go downstairs to my shop.

Check it out!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Survived Cyber Monday!

Actually it wasn't much different than any other day :)

Paypal working again and I am hard at work - had a wonderful November and working hard to stay caught up and barely succeeding! Ok no time to chat - back to work!