Wednesday, October 29, 2008

mmm...yummy big news

So my little sister is getting married in a month -almost a complete surprise! If I didn't tell you and you feel you should know, now you know (provided you read my blog of course)!

And my big sister is expecting! - still early days yet so if you know my sister and you're reading this don't go running your mouth.

So my mom basically said she can't handle anymore excitement so I have to keep things calm. I told her she need not worry. The biggest thing going on in life is my lip balm.

While it might not seem monumental, if you know me, you know I love lip balm. I think in my yearbook there is even something printed for all eternity that reflects my love of lip balm.

Anyway, I found the shop KreatedbyKarina a while back but did not take the lip balm plunge until recently. She is a bath and body seller on Etsy and she has some pretty awesome looking things. Like rose petal soap?!?!? I think I might need to get some for my mother in law for her bathroom. It is sooo her.

But back to my lip balm. I got two flavors - Peppermint Ice Cream and Vanilla Frosted Cupcake. They are absolutely yummy!!! They are made with shea butter and feel so nice going on.

So mom, that is my big news. I love lip balm and found some really great flavors. I wonder which one I should try next...perhaps New York Style Cheesecake...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Picking!!! How to pick

Well today we went pumpkin picking. I have never picked a pumpkin in my life. It was cold and windy but it was fun! David had a blast going around trying to choose pumpkins. In the end we got this one:

Need help on what you need to go pumpkin picking? I know I did (I'm a city gal. I was all out of my element). My fellow Etsian, WinchesterLambourne, had some great information. Hope you can find it useful! Here it is below:

WinchesterLambourne says:
- Select a pumpkin that is completely orange. (Green don't ripen in time or even at all after you pick them)

- Size is an important factor. Medium pumpkins are best for pumpkin carving. Small pumpkins are better for cooking.

- Do not lift or carry a pumpkin by it's stem. The pumpkin stem gives it character.

- A ripe pumpkin has a hard shell that does not dent or scratch easily when pressing on it with a thumbnail. Do this on the back or bottom of the fruit.......never on the face or you'll get mobbed by the seller LOL.

- Examine the entire pumpkin carefully for soft spots. If you find even one soft spot, go on to the next pumpkin.

- Check the pumpkin for cracks and splits. If you find one, examine it to be sure it is not turning into a soft spot or has mold inside of the crack.

- Look for bugs and insects. Specifically, look for holes in the pumpkin, which are indicative of insect problems.

And, finally equipment wise:

- Bring a small wagon with you. It's easier to haul tired kids and pumpkins.

- Wear boots or old sneakers. It could be wet and muddy in the pumpkin patch.

- Bring a sharp knife or pruner.

- Cut the vine on either side of the stem. After you get it home, you can trim off the remaining pieces of vine, and cut the stem at the perfect spot.

For more tips, some for real, some fun visit this thread:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

right now my blog is super pink

We'll see how long this lasts...
I'm playing around with it. I changed the banner to match my store. And then of course the colors became all wrong. I am thinking I'm going to change the layout as well.

Boy, how weird is it that as soon as I write off my blog, I start paying attention to it. heh.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Arachnid Series

OK. So right after saying my blog was the Henry and Twitter was Gio (Ugly Betty reference), I turn right around and have a new post. Love is fickle. ;D

So I've been trying to work out some Halloween items and it was just going wrong. I didn't want to just do Halloween. I wanted to do something that fit my shop. So I think I finally hit upon it! I present to you, the "Along Came an Arachnid" series. And yes, along came a spider was too easy.


Two listings this week to make up for none last week! Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Twitter is my new man.

What is Twitter you ask? It's like really really really short blogging. May be right up my alley! I'll probably update it way more than my poor poor blog. Sorry blog.

Blog- you are like that old boyfriend that is as comfy as a pair of socks. But you are not very exciting. You are vanilla ice cream.

Then in walks Twitter. Oh Twitter. Twitter is like adding french fries or potato chips to your ice cream and discovering how wonderful it is though you were worried at first. Twitter is quick and dirty. And my fingers quake from the excitement!!!

So in short, here is how you can follow me on Twitter. Go here:
BeadsintheBelfry was too long of a title sadly.

I'll still be indulging in narcissistic postings no doubt. But they'll be short! ;D

But don't worry Blog. I still like vanilla ice cream. And sometimes I want that pair of comfy socks. This is not goodbye. It is see you around!