Thursday, March 26, 2009

My little visitor, a sale, and a treasury

Apparently the little guy couldn't resist my daffodils. I don't have the heart to kill ants, so I end up just scooping them up and putting them back outside. They're neat little critters, but I'd prefer they stayed outside.

On to the sale...


TNT stands for Thursday Night Temptation. :)

This week's special is buy one item, get a second of equal or lesser value half off! (If you want a gift certificate, your other item will be half off) The difference will be refunded via PayPal, or I can reserve an adjusted second listing for you if you need to use a check or money order.

This sale is in effect until Friday, March 27 at noon EST. Happy shopping!

click here to visit my Etsy shop

I've also been picked for a treasury! It's the first time someone has chosen one of my lip balms, so that's very exciting, plus I just love it when people like my things enough to feature them. :) You can view the treasury (which is this person's first one) here: click away!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Little Bird House Wind Chimes

Just in time for Spring! I have one more set to paint, as soon as I decide what colors to paint them. :)

click here for the listing

My poor little blog.

I've been neglecting you, haven't I?

I promise to try to make it up soon.

I wanted to quickly share this article, having to do with restaurants with horrible health grades, especially since more then one of them surprised me.

do you eat at any of these?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ugh (Plus my SNS Sale for the week)

Apparently our car is being repo'ed. I found out yesterday, and it's supposed to happen any time now.

Isn't that nice? My husband's adopted mom is also in the hospital. So, I'd appreciate some happy thoughts.

Speaking of happy thoughts, even thought I'm a bit late this week, I am still having a SNS (Saturday Night Special) Sale. I've been fighting off a migraine all day, people shopping cheers me up. ;)

This week's deal is:

Buy one item, get one of equal or lesser value 30% off! (Good on everything but gift certificates)

I will refund the difference via PayPal, or I can reserve an adjusted listing for you if you do not pay have PayPal or a debit/credit card.

This sale is in effect until midnight EST Sunday, March 22.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

And the winner is...

*insert drum roll here*

FaeriedTreasures!!!! Congrats lady! :)

I hit 300 hearts last night, so I drew the winner at random just now.

Keep an eye out, because I'm sure I'll do more. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Awesome Chicks of Etsy Spring Challenge Entry!

Yay! It made it! :)

You can see the article here...

Such a fun blog

Spring is in the air...

I can't believe how close Easter is!

I have new items in my shop, so if you have a second, check it out. :) Also, I'm still taking entries for the giveaway of a $10 gift certificate to my shop. Feel free to simply comment or send me a message via Etsy to enter.

Now, I should get back to work. I have a pile of things to list!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I love Etsy, really I do

I've met some absolutely wonderful people, and I really don't want to leave, but I have to say there are times where I'm disappointed with the site and how admin handles communication. Especially of important policy changes. I really hope they get their crap together, but I was hoping the same thing after the renewing/relisting debacle. Let's hope that two strikes is all it takes, because I'd hate to see anything bad happen to the site I like so much most of the time.

I've been toying with listing on other venues, and I may still, but I just obtained a domain name and will hopefully have the skeleton of a running website up by the end of next week. I may just wait and put half my eggs in that basket. I don't want to spread myself too thin, but I'd also like to give people the option to buy directly from me without having to set up a buyer account, which some people do not want to do, and I respect their choice.

In other news, I love how it's totally okay for credit card companies to bend us over without the benefit of lube OR dinner first.

Check out this article and protect yourselves my dear friends...

this is kind of horrifying

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ah, Saturday...

Happy St. Patty's Day!


Buy two items, get the third (of equal or lesser value) 25% off. This is good on anything in my shop except gift certificates. :) Refunds given via PayPal, or I can reserve adjusted listings for you. This sale is good until midnight EST Sunday, March 15th!

Also, I'm doing a giveaway for a $10 gift certificate to my shop! you can simply convo me to enter as well. :)

I've been featured in a lovely blog!

Check it out!


Friday, March 13, 2009

Another treasury!

I just think it's so cool someone picked me for another treasury. :D

You know you wanna look...

clickety click

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Enter to win a $10 gift certificate to my Etsy shop!

So I'm creeping up on 300 hearts, which is just fantastic. In honor of this, I will be giving away a $10 gift certificate to my Etsy shop. :)

Simply leave a comment to enter. You can convo me on Etsy or email me at as well. I will announce the winner when I reach that 300th heart.

This offer is good on anything in my shop, and does not exclude shipping. Spend it right away, or give it as a gift!


I finally broke down

I made a Twitter
you can follow me here

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another spotlight

"A little taste of alternative fashion"

you know you want to look

Stuff and things

I really meant to get more done today, but it always seems like time slips away from me. I have one hell of a time adjusting to Daylight body is on the same schedule, but the clocks mock me with that one less hour until my internal engines readjust.

It also doesn't help that I seem to have acquired some very unpleasant gi bug. I hope it passes soon (uh, no pun intended) because I have a bunch of stuff I want to finish and being constantly interrupted doesn't work when you've just melted some ingredients and need to mix everything before it sets.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"A little love to my friends"

A spotlight I made

I like It's a nice artisan social networking site, still a bit new, but I like how easy the spotlights are to make, and there's no waiting like Etsy's treasuries! I love sharing other people's work, so here's the first of what I'm sure will be many. Please click and look!

Would you like to be featured in a blog?

Here's how you do it...

"Would you like to have your product featured on ByHand Window Shopping like the metal crafted items below? If so, then all you need to do is the following:

1. Tweet about ByHand Window Shopping.
2. Comment with the link to your tweet and a link to your best item.

That's it! I'll then select items for my next feature!

Your item must be available on one of the following venues: Etsy, ArtFire, 1000Markets, Dawanda, SilkFair, ShopHandmade, Zibbet, Made It Myself,, or Wink Elf."

Go to this blog
ByHand Window Shopping

My SNS Sale

BUY 3 ITEMS GET THE FOURTH 1/2 OFF. :) (this offer excludes samples and gift certificates) Refunds will be sent via PayPal, or I can reserve an adjusted listing for you for your fourth items if you do not use PayPal. Be sure to convo me to let me know what you want.

This sale is good until Sunday, March 8th at midnight (EST).

Be sure to stop by my Etsy shop and let me know what you think of my new items. I love feedback. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

So not a good picture of me, but my cat looks adorable

My Boone. I didn't name him, and I call him either Pooka (which is what I wanted to call him but I was outvoted) or Ricardo Monteboone (because he's very smooth with the ladies).

He's my kitty husband, and regularly likes to remind that biped I married that he was here first. His favorite way of doing that is by doing "happy paws" on my husband's throat. It's all part of his secret plan to kill Ash so he can have me all to himself again.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I have an interview I should be finishing...

...and I will, I swear! *tries to look innocent and sweet*

I've been meaning to update on new stuff for my shop...I've posted a fair amount, and have a fair pile more to add. Not to mention a rather huge to-do list that I almost find daunting. Almost.

Some new fragrances are: Fresh Cut Grass, Cinnamon Buns, Ylang Ylang, Brown Sugar and Fig, Raspberry Lemonade, Witch's Brew, Fresh Laundry, White Tea and Ginger, Berries and Cream, Cinnamon and Apple Orchard. They all smell absolutely divine! The Cinnamon and Ylang Ylang smell like the natural stuff which is great.

I also will soon have soymilk soap (for you vegans out there), shaving soap, a new honey sweetened glycerin, and more shampoo soaps.

There's fresh cut re-batched goat's milk scented with green tea and mandarin sitting on my cutting board as we speak.

So yeah, a bit of a "new, cool stuff" type of announcement.

Now, time to list some items and then work on those interview questions!

This definitely falls under the heading of beauty (and health)

Anti-aging diet tips

Very good tips on diet. :)

PS the method for putting links in this blog is stupid.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Dear Diary

My uterus hates me.

No really, it does.

I've been down for the count for 3 days already this month and I have shit to do. My endometriosis can kiss my backside.

That is all.

*goes back to being curled up in a ball of misery*