Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Etsy Shop Sales - Check them out!

Yesterday I briefly featured my 45% off sale for my etsy shop which I extended for another day and today I wanted to help promote some fellow sellers with lovely items across the board that are having their own shop sale.

First Stop: 50% OFF DCREATED 
[Handmade quality baby items and purses]
This weekend bag is a generous size and has so many pockets so your not scrambling for your items! 

Check out this six piece baby gift set! 
Did I mention you can get the whole package for $12.50 with her current sale? 
Soft as can be - these handmade wash clothes can make your life easier without harming the little one!

Second Stop: 60% OFF SALE BestArtStudios2
[Original Paintings! Abstract - Landscape - Comic]
"I love you, do you love me"
Abstract Tree Painting - GORGEOUS! 
Tree Landscape

Third Stop: Doodlebirdie 
Add some nature to your room with this chic apothecary terrarium!!

Fourth Stop: 10% OFF Styren Designs
[Wood Craft Items For Him and Her]
Recycled Wine Cork Decor! 
Handmade Maple Earing Holder - Boy would this save me money on jewelry in the long run...!

- Liz

Monday, June 6, 2011

45% OFF Sale!!

Hey everyone!!

I have almost hit that 100 mark in my shop for items...listed some new soaps and make up...with more coming soon... :]

I have decided to have a 45% OFF sale through midnight tonight - just use the code SUMMER at checkout! Enjoy ;] -- www.wickedlyclean.etsy.com



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Person Verification Boxes...

Short and Simple:

I just failed the "person verification box" on a site 3 separate times and now it locked me out of my account!!! I have fantastic vision...but all of the letters were so close together...I was not sure what they really were >.< Has this happened to anyone else? It's frustrating to not be able to log into my account now for 24 hours..but it is a pretty good laugh as well :p

If this has happened to you, don't worry...you are not the only one!

Got my invitation to www.pinterest.com today finally!! Woo hoo :) I encourage everyone to check it out if you do not know what it is yet...


Hope everyone had a good Wednesday,

Monday, May 23, 2011

Handmade Father's Day and Patriotic Sampler Boxes

Happy Monday everyone!!

I wanted to spread the word about "Out of the Box Sampler," today! This is a fantastic opportunity for handmade buyers and sellers alike. As a buyer, you purchase a box from www.outoftheboxsampler.com  and you receive oodles of samples from Handmade sellers from all over.These can range from soaps, candles, wickless candles, delicious edibles and so much more. The best part is that they do show you each months box sponsors on their website so you know what kind of samples you will be getting. Don't be fooled by the word "sample," as these gifts do offer a generous amount of product to you at an affordable cost and often have discounts towards the shops as well.

I know father's day is right around the corner and there is a "Father's Day" themed box available for June, but that does not mean you cannot pamper yourself with an array of gifts as well. We all know if you cannot be happy, then how can everyone around you be happy?

The month of June's theme is "Perfectly Patriotic" and there is also a "Father's Day" themed box, so you do have choices!

I will be submitting 25 samples to go in 25 boxes for the month of June's "Perfectly Patriotic" box...but I won't tell you what I am sending in ;p

Stay tuned to www.outoftheboxsampler.com as they start to release the June box sponsors and sell dates!

[I currently have a 50% off deal on my 11oz soy tumbler set of 6 in my shop at the moment because I am discontinuing the glass tumblers. This is the perfect time to load up on several fragrances or all citronella candles if you find yourself outdoors often with that not so friendly visitor..the mosquito! Did I mention you can reuse these tumblers when you are done with the candle? You can view the listing here.]

-Have a great day!-


Saturday, May 21, 2011

My $300 mistake....

We have all heard about human error at work or just with life in general.  Today that phrase really hit home for me.  Upon collecting payment for a job our landscaping company performed I found out that the customer was not satisfied with the completed job. She claimed that it looked like the property had not been touched and everything looked the exact same as it did before. I immediately spoke to my boyfriend (Israel) who performed the job and explained to him her concerns. Rather than trying to figure out the problem over the phone with the customer he decided to drive to her property and show her exactly what we did as agreed upon in the bid (or so we thought….)

When he got to the property no one was home, however there was a woman 2 houses down staring at him curiously… at that moment my phone rings and it is the customer.  That’s when it clicks..I look down at my two sheets of paper and I see the error…I accidently wrote the wrong house number on the contract.  I didn’t have an explanation for how the error came about, all I knew was that it was clearly my mistake.  Lesson learned.

Luckily the customer was more than understanding and agreed to let us perform the job she needed done this next week.  I told Israel that there should be plenty of room in Osama Bin Laden’s cave now and I was already on my way to find it! Rather than being upset he was amazingly calm and it is moments like these that make you appreciate your significant other even more.  

I do wonder if the people that owned the accidental house were home when we performed the job and just continued to let us go about our way as we definitely added value to their property.

What mistakes have you made? 

Use the code "spring" for a 30% discount!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation & Spring Party Ideas
It is that time of year for graduation! All of this can be an exciting time, but if you’re the planner it can be stressful too. Please share your ideas/plans/experiences in the comment section below. Enjoy!
[Graduation/Party Invitations]
Graceprintables on etsy has a variety of invitations to choose from for an affordable $10!

[Lemon Blackberry Mini-Tarts]
Makes: 4 servings Prep: 20 minutes Chill: 2 hours Bake: 10 minutes Cool: 30 minutes

These tarts are great food d├ęcor, delicious to eat and have 8 simple ingredients.

Courtesy of Better Home and Gardens

[Crunchy, Sweet and Salty Snacks]
Popular snack mix with flavor that makes them an overall delight!