Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A few new things

As promised, there are a few new things in my Etsy shop.

I would love to get some feedback from you dear readers (yes this includes you dear Sis-in-Love)

So, please feel free to answer my questions honestly and truthfully. I will not be offended in any way. Promise! :-)

1. Do my things look like good quality?
2. Should I keep my shop open or wait till things improve?
3. Are the styles appealing/attractive?
4. Are my prices reasonable?
5. Would you like to see more items I make, or just cards?

If you would take the time to leave me a comment (whether you are a Chocoholic or not) I would so very much appreciate it!!! From the bottom of my heart appreciate it! :-)

So just take a quick peak at my Etsy shop and let me know. Thanks so much!!

Shameless Plug

Here is my newest card for Easter. So cute! This card is ready to ship to ensure timely arrival for Easter. Just hit that handy paypal button at the bottom and it will direct you to check out.

I will be adding new cards to my etsy shop today so keep an eye out. Like always, if you have a request for a type of card, please contact me and we will work it out. :-)

Easter Card $3.95

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Craft Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Craft Giveaway II is Sarah from The Fifth Street Palace.

Congrats to you Sarah. I hope you enjoy the Kraft kit!! :-) (email me your addy as soon as possible).

Thank you to all who entered. I will have two more giveaways this month. Stay tuned...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Button Flower card

This card I made for a sweet young woman who is turning 14 tomorrow. She is the little sister of my dearest friend. I hope she likes it. :)


Do you struggle with Priorities? Do you find that you are easily distracted by your computer, blackberry, t.v, etc?

Check out A Soft Place to Land. She did a series on her blog and part of it was about priorities. I fully admit, I sometimes struggle with this in my life. I love me some bloggy goodness. But when I am neglecting other things in my life, it's not so good.

Kimba at ASPTL has declared next Friday as "Unplug Day". Click on the button above and it will take you to her site. She will have a Mr. Linky to you can link up with your experience and the things you did while you were "unplugged".

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I've been awarded!

Sweet, sweet Kathy at Kathy's Red Door Welcome has given me the Lemonade award! I am so excited! :) Thank you Kathy!

The rules are as follows:

If you receive this award you must:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show attitude or gratitude.
3. Link your nominees within your post.
4. Let nominees know that they have received their award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you've received the award.

I am choosing ten dear bloggers who have made my life sweeter by their inspiring blogs:
1. Imperfectly Beautiful (she really is perfectly beautiful!)
2. April Showers (she is just so stinkin' funny!)
3. All Things Wonderful (she really is too)
4. Hullabaloo Home (becasue she is my SIL and I heart her!)
5. Jeremiah 29:11 (because I adore her heart and attitude)
6. Little Bella Bean (for simply that, her good attitude!)
7. Ribbonwood Cottage (her personality really comes through, and it's infectious!)
8. The Diaper Diaries (for her good, honest attitude)
9. Pretty Organized Palace (I heart her sweetness)
10. My Insanity (who keeps it together beautifully)

I love reading all of these blogs and then some! :-) Check them out, they are worth it!!

Thanks again Kathy.

My newest addition...

To my Etsy shop. I just Heart making cards!! :-)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Visit this Etsy shop...

I came across this wonderful giveaway today. The jewelery is so pretty and I just have to own a piece of it.

Check out Galit's Etsy shop and go to The Giveaway Diva to comment for your chance to win a beautiful necklace. Hurry, giveaway ends tomorrow!

Paper Craft Wednesday

*Don't forget to enter my recent giveaway! Ends Friday.*

Here are a few paper crafts I worked on this past week. The first is an altered journal I made for my swap partner on Swap-Bot.

The second is a plaque for my sons teacher's aide. Her last day is the 24th and his teacher is putting together a gift basket for things she will need when she has her own classroom. I hope she likes it. :)

This plaque started out like this (from the $$$ store):

I just covered it with scrapbooking paper, cut a template out of freezer paper, and painted the name on. I added a few flower embellies to help make it look pretty.

What do you think?

Craft giveaway II (get 8 entries)

For my next giveaway to celebrate National Craft month; I am giving away a Martha Stewart craft kit. Tissue Paper flower bouquet kit.

This is perfect for spring and will last the whole season! :) It would also be a great project for your children to help with.

There are 5 ways you can enter (earning you 8 separate entries)

1. Leave a comment
2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link
3. Follow me on twitter and leave a comment
4. Add my button to your blog and leave a comment (3 entries)
5. Become a Chocoholic (Follow) and leave a comment(2 entries) (if you already follow, Great, leave two comments)

Please leave a separate comment for each.

Doing all five of these will earn you 8 chances to win!!! :-) (but you do not have to do all of them, just one).

Giveaway ends Friday at midnight.


Of the Acrylic stamp giveaway is Marci @ All Things Wonderful. :)

Email me your addy and I'll get this to you right way.

Thank you to all who entered! Check back later today for my next giveaway. :-)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Card Making

*Don't forget to enter
my giveaway, ends today at noon*

I have been making a lot of paper crafts this past week. I know it's not Paper Craft Wednesday, but I will have plenty more to show you tomorrow. Today, I wanted to show you another Birthday card I made for another woman at church.

I love making cards. And I am in love with my newest design. I have made three cards using this style and everyone Loves them. Their first reaction is always "You made this?!" They then like it more. I love being able to Bless others with something so simple. It truly is the thought that counts! :-)

I was thinking of adding a few cards to my Etsy shop. What do you think? I would add this one, the other (which I forgot to take a picture of) and the Rooster card, along with others.

What's your opinion? Honesty here people, you will NOT hurt my feelings! :-) Thanks so much you wonderful Bloggy people. I can't wait to hear what you think.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm on the band wagon...

It's official, I am hurled myself into the Twilight band wagon. And I am NOT getting off!!! :-)

I can't believe I haven't read these books!!!!!!!!!

I read Twilight Friday night and am almost done reading New Moon (started that last night).

*Please do not spoil these books when leaving me a comment*

I am loving the story and I can't seem to read it fast enough. Now I can't wait to get my hands on the movie.

I especially love that this story is nothing crude or sexual in any extreme. I prefer to guard my eyes, mind and heart when taking anything in.

How many of you have been addicted?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Giveaway for EVERYONE!

I have two giveways today. One of them is for Everyone! :)

Notice anything new? :-D
I have a new outfit! I love it. It's pretty isn't it? Notice anything else? I have a new accessory! My very own button!! :) 

You too can have your very own "Our Daily Chocolate" button. Just copy and paste that little code there and upload it to your blog. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

For the second giveaway...

In celebration of National Craft Month, I am offering a few giveaways for the rest of the month. 

The first giveaway is a set of 3 journaling acrylic stamps and two acrylic blocks. 

All you have to do to enter is 

1. Leave a comment
2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link
3. Follow me on twitter and leave a comment
4. Add my button to your blog and leave a comment
5. Become a Chocoholic (Follow) and leave a comment 

Doing all five of these will earn you five chances to win!!! :-) (but you do not have to do all of them, just one).

*giveaway ends Wednesday at noon.

We have a winner!

Random.org has selected a winner (comment #2) of my Blogiversary!

Congrats to Kathy at Kathy's Red Door Welcome!

Please contact me with your addy so I can send it to you as soon as possible!! :-)

Thanks to all who entered. Check back often this month, I have several more giveaways! (another one today) :-)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I can't believe it!!!!

I missed my one year Blogaversary ! I am such a dork! :)

One year ago on March 5th, I started this little blog. I had a several month long break, but March 5th was the launching date.

In (belated) celebration, I am having a wonderful giveaway!


Here is a list of all the goodies:

$5 Gift card to Starbucks
$5 Gift card to Target
Cloche covered stand
Mini Chalkboard
Yummy smelling Candle
Martha Stewart Scallop Cutter

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. Blog about this giveaway and you earn an extra entry, just make a second comment telling me you blogged about it. If you do not have a blog, please leave your email address so I can contact you should you win. Giveaway ends Saturday @ 10am. (I would like to ship Saturday if possible, so please make sure I have a way of contacting you, otherwise, item will ship Monday)

Good Luck! :-)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Frame

I have been itching to make a Spring/Easter craft this morning. So, instead of doing laundry, I made a spring themed frame.

I found the frame at the $$$ store yesterday, they only had one. I am going to check other stores and see if I can find any more. They are perfect to use. The window opening is 4x4.

I found some inspiration on Etsy this morning and the juices just started flowing. I love when that happens! :)

The paper is Amy Butler and Making Memories (garden party).