January Sponsor Shout Out

Only a couple more weeks left of January, how crazy! This month I have had some super rad sponsors! Make sure you check out their shops and blogs, and give a little handmade love! xo

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Kiser Krafts makes unique and wonderful plushies from socks. Kelly also crochets, and is working on a rad collaboration with Cody from Lu & Ed. These awesome hats are open for pre-order with 50% of the sales being donated to Drumm Farm. http://drummforkids.org . Also, if you are looking for some cute Valentine’s Day decor, Kelly just listed this gorgeous crocheted bunting….that I might go buy after I type this post up….Kelly also does an awesome handmade link up on her blog weekly, so make sure to check it out if you have a handmade shop!

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Hamburke is a cute shop carrying hair bows, ponytail ribbons, crocheted baby items and reusable sandwich bags and wraps. I’m in love with these crocheted baby booties! Too bad I don’t know anyone having a baby, because they would make the perfect gift! Also, just in time for Valentine’s Day, these crocheted heart clips are just darling!

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Violet’s Buds is an eco-friendly handmade accessories store, overflowing with cuteness. I love all her new hoop art, it’s such a fun and creative way to decorate! Of course I like to brag about my sushi hair clip, you can get your own here. Also, take a look at her awesome blog overflowing with handmade goodness and fun contributor posts. If you have a handmade shop and would like to be featured, you can sign up here!

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My Craftily Ever After is an awesome blog by Ashley full of crafts and recipes. If you are a football fan, she has a great post about Superbowl Party foods, with a super cute set up. She also has a great collection of crafty projects in an archive, making it easy for you to find a weekend project. Don’t forget to check out the yummy recipes! I can’t wait to try out a couple of them soon!

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Little House of Crafting is one of my favorite stores to buy little geek gifts for myself! Toni makes perler bead art and pinbacks/magnets. If you have a handmade shop, you can order custom buttons with your logo (which i recently did and they are awesome!). I know she is working on perler bead kits, where you can make your own perler art at home! Can’t wait for those! She also features handmade geeky shops on her blog, check it out!

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Be sure to check out all these lovely ladies blogs/shops! Thanks for supporting handmade! xo.

PS I have sponsor spots on my blogger, but wanted to show some love on this site too.

Showing Some Love

I wanted to return some love for everyone who has been kind enough to support me! It means a lot that you take the time to read my blog, follow and like posts on Facebook, talk to me on Twitter, and buy my creations.
Please use the code FBlove to get 20% off anything in my shop! Thank you again for being awesome and supporting handmade and the arts!

Ch-ch-changes

I’m making some changes around here, so sorry for the confusion. I’ve decided to move my blog back to blogger after continuous frustration with WordPress. If you would like to continue to follow my blog, please follow me on bloglovin or you can click here.

A few more changes:

I am now taking sponsors, so please check out my advertise page.

I am also phasing out my Etsy store. When my listings are expired I will no longer be selling there, but at Storenvy. You can use the code GoodBye for 40% off in my Etsy shop!

I am excited about these changes and the opportunities they will bring! Thank you for all your support!

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1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

One year ago I started this blog. Time has flown, this blog has grown and I’ve met lots of great new friends. As a thank you for following, I wanted to do a fun giveaway with a few of my favorite things!

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You can win, from left to right:

1. Stickerdoodles Owl Stickers for all your scrapbooking needs or just to cute some stuff up!

2. Malabrigo Yarn which is hand dyed and made in Uruguay. This lovely yarn was purchased at my favorite shop Fancy Tiger in Boulder, Co.

3. Burt’s Bees Blueberry and Dark Chocolate Lip Balm, which is my new favorite as crazy as it sounds.

4. Mini Chococat Notebook to carry around and write down all your fabulous ideas in.

5. Hello Kitty Nail Stickers. I’ve never actually tried these, but I’m a fan of nail stickers in general.

6. Washi Tape is one of my favorite things to use on everything. This one has fancy roses.

7. Handmade crayon skull candle, because I like skulls.

8. Skull bracelet of awesomeness!

9. One of my favorite manga that I recently talked about on the blog, Kitchen Princess. It’s so cute, you’ll just die!

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10. And of course a fun 17″ Scrawny Girl Halloween Doll!

The giveaway is open until midnight on Wednesday, October 23. (International Readers too!) Since WordPress won’t let me post javascript code, please click the link below. Thanks!

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Just For Fun Quiz

I saw this quiz on Lariats and Lavender, which was linked from Little Chief Honeybee. I miss the good ole blogging days of meme’s, blog buttons, and what’s in your bag posts. So just for fun I thought I’d play along!

1. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

There is lots of Amelia cuddling, because she’s a morning person and is pouncing on me and talking non stop. I ask her if she will make me some coffee, and we head to the kitchen where she beats on pots and I make coffee (because she’s only 9 months and can’t reach the coffee maker yet lol).

2. What is the 3rd picture on your phone? Share it!

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My cuteface husband from 2011. I’m pretty sure he just got a haircut, which doesn’t happen often. I always take a picture afterwards lol…

3. What TV show are you most excited about returning this Fall?
Once Upon A Time! I’ve gotten addicted, and so have my friends which is a good thing. I get to go over to my friend T’s house and watch it, instead of waiting for it to come on Netflix in a year. I also follow all the actors on Twitter, and live tweet along with them. Yes, huge dork right here.
4. What is something really popular that you secretly (or not so secretly) loathe?
Breaking Bad…sorry entire universe I’m just not into it.
5. Do you have any pets? Tell us about them! Bonus points for pictures.
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I only have one puppy now 😦 My evil one, Loki. He’s a mini wire haired dachshund. Loki thinks everything pink or Hello Kitty is his, will drink your beer, and likes to cuddle but hates children….
6. If you could put together one outfit that represents you perfectly, what would it be?
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This is an oldie from my Polyvore, but it’s pretty much my go to. Flannel. Cats. Red Lipstick. Mocs. Vintage. Coffee. Hat. Also now that I’m a mom and at home I do the most awful thing….I wear leggings ALL THE TIME…I’m iffy about wearing them out in public, but I might get there eventually.

7. What is your favorite adult beverage?
I love Woodchuck cider, the Sophia Coppola wine in a can, and a good ole Bloody Mary.
8. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Buying expensive nail polish, listening to Paramore and Taylor Swift…hurts my hipster status just admitting that LOL
9. What are 3 positive words to describe you?
Quirky, Geeky, Creative
10. What is your favorite Friday afternoon/evening activity?
My days tend to bleed together, but I enjoy a good bubble bath with some wine and a good book if I get some alone time.
11. A day in the life: What does you typical day look like?
Amelia wakes up about 6am ready to play! I feed and change her, try and get Clint up to go to work, while I make his lunch. About 7am Amelia and I go back to sleep until about 9:30am and I make coffee while she watches Sofia the First in her high chair waiting for me to make her oatmeal. Next it’s mostly Tinkerbell and MLPFIM while she jumps around and plays and I check Twitter, IG, and try to catch up on a few blogs. I take pictures of her for the family to see, sometimes Facetime my sister, and talk to my mom on her lunch break. Around noon Amelia eats and gets into her swing for a nap, I try to blog and drink more coffee, work on dolls and other crafty projects. Sometimes I do laundry and dishes. When Amelia wakes up we play play play, then she naps around 4 and wakes up when Clint gets home around 5:30. I make dinner, we watch something on Netflix, and get Amelia ready for bed. We always read Lucy Ladybird, and then put on Tinkerbell until she falls asleep. I usually go to sleep too because playing all day is exhausting.
12. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
Japan! I love the culture, the food….everything!
13. You’ve got a whole day to yourself…what will you do?
Wow…I would drink lots of coffee, eat lots of cupcakes, hit up the thrift store and Hobby Lobby. I would get a mani and a pedi, eat sushi, go to the local anime/manga store, hit up the little boutiques downtown, have more coffee and probably froyo. I would probably fit in a nice bubble bath with some wine and a full nights sleep uninterrupted. A girl can dream….
14. Dream job?
To be a voice actor for Funimation or do a voice in a Hayao Miyazaki movie.
15. Least favorite chore?
Doing the dishes.
16. When do you most feel like a rock star?
When I wear eyeliner…not kidding. I have small eyes, so I don’t wear it often, but it makes me feel like a badass.
17. What is something you are currently trying to improve within yourself?
Finishing what I start…always a huge problem with me. I get distracted easily and have too many ideas and things I want to do.
If you play along, leave a link in the comments for me to check out!