Monday, April 20, 2009
I gave it a name. (Sugar On Top Boutique)
I put it to the test. (Etsy)
I had a great time.
I heard about a law. (CPSIA)
I couldn't sleep.
I put my shop on "vacation mode."
But not because I am in the Bahamas.
Now we wait.
Until I am sure my supplies comply with the law.
The future of this BLOG?
My baby ballerina. A perfect little sou-sous.
Friday, April 17, 2009
All proceeds of this auction will go to Mom It Forward.
"The Secret is in the Sauce" is hosting this amazing event.
(Scroll almost all the way to the bottom to see my item in the auction. You can leave a comment there if you'd like to bid! It's not much, but I'm donating a custom-made hair bow of the winner's choice, and the Disney DVD, "101 Dalmations" ).
I was first introduced to the idea of social businesses by my brother-in-law last summer. I am very intrigued by this concept. "A social business aims to be financially self-sufficient, if not profitable, in its pursuit of a social, ethical or environmental goal." Basically, they are founded upon the theory of using financial, networking, and many other resources to empower other people for the good of humanity. Where profits are made, they are used to stimulate small businesses in needy places, from my understanding.
Here is a social business I'd like to introduce you to:
PS- This is really bad timing, seeing as I'll probably have more traffic here than usual, but I just put my Etsy shop on vacation mode for a while. I'm sorry you won't be able to view the bows in my shop, but this blog will still be active, so check in periodically, and I'll let you know when my shop returns!
(There's this new law that is consuming my every thought, and it's really strict about lead levels. I feel it's my duty to make sure all my products are compliant with it before I am willing to sell anymore).
To the person who wins the custom hair bow- I'm buying some new supplies that are certified with all the new laws, so rest assured! We'll be in touch!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Another snow day.
Learn how to make pictures on my blog BIGGER.
If you love photography, like I do, and want to look like you know what you're doing, enlarge your pics! I'm pretty sure all photography blogs post their pictures larger. So much easier to view, and pleasing to the eye.
Leave a comment if you want to learn. Perhaps I will do a tutorial.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I'm so excited I could faint!
I have the best news ever...
I WON THE HGTV DREAM HOME GIVEAWAY!
Aren't you so excited that you "know" me!
Looks like I'll have TONS to blog about.
I will be posting lots of pictures about the whole process.
And guess what else?
This is an awful joke.
I only WISH it was me who won the HGTV Dream Home.
It was my sis who gave me this idea.
Sorry to let you down everyone!
Stay tuned for next year's prank. Be prepared. :)