Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chocolate Bananas for School

So last night was spent making chocolate frozen bananas for my daughter's class today. The school is having a food fair, and to top that off, her last class of the day will be full of food too! I know she won't come home hungry...

We made two kinds: Vanilla Orange Chocolate & Milk Chocolate. The orange bananas came about because we wanted to try to do different autumn colors. But in the end, we both agreed that the milk chocolate bananas just have a be
tter look.

Vanilla Orange Chocolate

Milk Chocolate
The milk chocolate bananas look a whole lot better, don't they? Well, she's taking both to school today, and we'll find out which ones the kids like better.

We almost have our Peppermint Barks ready to add to our shop too. Here is a picture of what will be added later today!

What do you think? Does it look yummy? Do you like peppermint chocolate? I do!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Treasury for Tuesday

It's been awhile since I've made an Etsy treasury, so here's one for Christmas trees and music! Check it out. Click and comment. Have fun!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by. =)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday is Today

It's Cyber Monday, and our shop - just B you - is having Cyber Week! All week long we will be having select items at discounted rates in our "ON SALE" section, with FREE SHIPPING...PLUS - you can still use our coupon code RockinHoliday to enjoy an extra 15% off! The deals will change daily, so you don't want to miss it! Here's what's on sale today:

Fleur de Lis Mood Necklace

On Sale for only $9 - regular price is $12!!!

Don't forget the Etsy Rock Stars with the ROCKIN' HOLIDAY SALES EVENT! Click HERE to find out more about great shops with amazing sales, going on NOW!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stocking Stuffer Sunday 11/27/11

Here are a few ideas for stocking stuffers! Thanks for all your ideas and thoughts when I asked for suggestions a couple of weeks ago. It was great to read all your input! =) Here are a couple of items I found with your help.

My 9 year old son would love that bookmark. He loves all things pirates and skulls! The Glove Puppet would be great for baby girl, who will be turning one year old. I can just imagine her giggles when seeing the puppet! I'm still completely undecided, but I know I want at least one or two handmade items in the stockings this year. And the search is still on!

So...Do you have any more ideas for me? I love the idea of the oranges and/or tangerines. I used to get those in my stocking too...I had just forgotten! After reading some of your comments, I remembered. =)

If you're an Etsy shop owner, and you have stocking stuffers in your shop, send me a convo! I'll feature you on my blog.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Look what's NEW in our shop, just in time for holiday gift-giving! We promised more sweets/chocolates/candies, and here's one that's sure to be a family favorite.

Even more candies coming soon! Come visit our Etsy shop and have a look. =)

If you're an Etsy shop owner and like to participate in BNSs, we're featured here today: SuzieQ's A Time to Give BNS and we'd love for you to come by and say hi.

Don't forget that today is Small Business Saturday! Support small businesses, and support handmade!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Etsy Rock Stars Rockin' Holiday Sales Event

It's holiday time, and the Etsy Rock Stars team is ready to have a Rockin' Holiday with the ROCKIN' HOLIDAY SALES EVENT!!!

Look below and click around these awesome shops offering Rockin' Holidays Sales, all in the name of Rock Stars team spirit and holiday spirit! Each shop is offering a special, and the
universal coupon code is ROCKINHOLIDAY. Happy shopping! =)

Bloom and Bling AccessoriesOffering 20% off!

Powers of LoveOffering 20% off!

Crimson Hill Soaps & ScentsOffering 20% off entire shop and more special offers!

Calico Palace ShopOffering a special Black Friday section in the shop!

Moana's Unique DesignsOffering 15% off orders of $15 or more (before shipping)!

The Pickin PostOffering 15% off everything in the shop!

Moma Donna'sOffering 30% through Cyber Monday!

Cindy Did ItOffering 20% off everything in the shop!

Our shop - just B youOffering 15% off everything in the shop,
plus special deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday only!

Visit these shops today and see what you can find for YOUR Rockin' Holiday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Have a smartphone? Scan our NEW code!

It's also on the right hand sidebar.
Scan it and you should go to our Etsy shop. Try it and let me know if it works (I don't have a smart phone...). Leave a comment (with email or contact info), and you'll be entered to win a surprise from our shop! Enter before Nov. 30th, 12:00 pm PST. Thanks for your help. =)

Monday, November 21, 2011

So the Sales Begin!!!

Why wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday when you can shop HOLIDAY SALES today??? The Etsy Rock Stars team is kicking off a ROCKIN' Holiday Sales Event you don't want to miss! All shops participating will have super sale items, percentages off, maybe even some free shipping! Check out the team blog post here:

Our shop is offering 15% your entire order (before shipping), even on our items already on sale!!! Plus, we will be having special sales for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday (more details on that to come). And...To top it all off, NEW ITEMS are coming, THIS WEEK!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Words for my Wednesday

This week's Words for my Wednesday comes from PIY Designs on Etsy.

Do you have a quote or words you would like to share? Please do with a comment!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Some Paper Goods

Today I share some paper goods to share with you. Need Christmas cards? How about holiday gift tags? This post is for you! Christmas time will be here before we know it...

When I was little, my family would save all the Christmas cards we had received and displayed them throughout the holiday somewhere in the living room, near the tree. My grandma would also recycle/upcycle those cards and make little gift boxes and put those on display the next year. =)

Do you send Christmas cards during the holiday season? Do you receive any? If you receive cards, what do you do with them?

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Search on Etsy

Did everyone read my latest post? Well, if not, here's a brief summary...

I'm on the search for affordable stocking stuffers! Lots of you left some really great ideas and suggestions.
Thanks for all the great feedback! I had completely forgotten about the oranges in the stockings! I grew up with those too (or mandarins)!!!
And I'm so glad that so many of you like our Candy Wrapper Bookmarks! Those were the kids' idea. We have a few listed in our shop, and more to come. =)

So, since I'm on the search...I did an Etsy search for "stocking stuffer" and here are a few things that popped up on the list, and are under $20:

What do you think so far? Which one is your favorite? It's the first installment of my stocking stuffer finds. Be sure to check back for the finds for kids! And there are many more to come for all ages, so stay tuned!

Have any ideas for me? Do you have an Etsy shop and an item you want featured? Leave a comment! =)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Needing Ideas

With Christmas coming soon (sooner than I'd like), I find myself needing some ideas for stocking stuffers (and preferably, affordable stocking stuffers). How about you? I'm trying to think of stocking stuffers that I can remember from my own childhood, and besides the candy - like the multiple packs of LifeSavers in a winter "book", I'm coming up blank.

Actually, I take that back. One year I got a few pairs of earrings in my stocking, and I remember that because my ears weren't even pierced. That being said, I'm going to be on the hunt for affordable stocking stuffers, and I'll share my findings here with you! If you have any ideas for me, submit them here with a comment (or if you're on Etsy, send me a convo with a linky).

For now, I'll share a few of the items in our Etsy shop that could be great stocking stuffers (affordable and fun)!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Words for my Wednesday

Here is a quote I found as the Words for my Wednesday (and a picture of the last of the flowers in our yard):

Just the simple kindness of strangers can mean everything.
- Lisa Harlow

Do you have a quote you'd like to share? Please do and leave a comment!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Are You Stumbling?

StumbleUpon is a great thing. It's easy, it's fun, and you can "stumble upon" so many great sites for all of your interests from cooking and recipes, to fashion, news, business, and oh-so-much more.

Courtesy of

What is StumbleUpon? Click HERE for the Wikipedia definition and info. Basically, like the homepage of the StumbleUpon site reads, [it's how you can] Discover the Best of the Web! You mark your interests when you first join, and you can then click on the "stumble" button and it will lead you to a site that you just might really like. When you do come across a website that you like, you can click a "like" button, and that site is added to your list of favorites. Other StumbleUpon users can see your favorites and browse through them. So (with over 20 million members) it can be a great networking tool as well. And, it's just super fun to go and "discover" what's out there on the web. =)

So...Are you stumbling? Check out this link to see why you should be:
And here's another one, short & sweet, right to the point:
Are you paying attention to StumbleUpon yet?

I'm looking for more Stumblers to follow, and for more Stumblers to follow me. So, if you're stumbling, come follow me here, and I'll follow you back! =) Let's network!

Here's my direct link:

Happy stumbling! Go explore the web and see what YOU can stumble upon. =)

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Girl's New Shoes

It's pretty much a known fact that most girls love their shoes, right? I was watching an episode of Criminal Minds the other night, and one of the characters (Reid - the really smart guy) had no idea why noticing that a woman only had four pairs of shoes in her closet could be part of her profile, or a fact that mattered at all. I thought that was pretty funny. =)

Anyway, my little girl's got a new pair of shoes! And I thought I would share with you our review of the purchase. Our family is a big fan of Pediped footwear, but this year we found My Mini Mocs in the Etsy community, and we're all about trying new things (plus, we love to support handmade). The shop is also a part of the Etsy Angels, so we knew we were going to support for sure!

These super cute shoes are from My Mini Mocs on Etsy, so they're handmade! They are soft-soled shoes, so they're recommended by pediatricians for those tiny, growing feet. They are genuine premium
leather and machine-washable (which is always nice). They have a stretchy elastic ankle, for a GREAT stay-on fit. They're just great!

Here they are, a few pics for you to see:

Super comfy on her little feet!

A view from the top, looking down
(we had to pull her pants up a little so you could see)

And look at those soft-soled bottoms!

And here are a few of the shoes in the My Mini Mocs Etsy shop, available for purchase! Visit My Mini Mocs and have a look - they offer more than just shoes too!

If you're looking for pediatrician-recommended shoes for your little one, or you want to give a great gift, these soft-soled shoes are perfect.
The review of this item is completely our own. You can think of it as a "buy and try" review. =) Our family recommends My Mini Mocs, because we are 100% satisfied customers.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

On Sale

Just a quick post today to show you what's ON SALE in our Etsy shop!

We're going to be adding lots of new items in the shop. There are lots that are just waiting for me to take pictures...I'm a little behind on that! Stay tuned, because some of the new items will be shown HERE first. =)

Don't forget about the great Prize Package Giveaway that we're sponsoring! You can still enter - until Nov. 9th! Check out this post for more info:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

For the Scorpios

I've noticed that there have been a couple of birthdays in my Etsy "circle" at the end of October. So I thought it would be fun to see what kind of Etsy items I could find for the Scorpio zodiac sign. Here are a few items from my Etsy search, using the word "scorpio."

Lastly, a really great image I found from googling the words "scorpio sign" in google images. =)

Happy Birthday to all the Scorpios out there! This post idea came about after celebrating the birthdays of two lovely shop owners from Hahn Made & The Crafting Place in a BNR hosted by the fabulous shop owner from 1ofaKinds!!!

What zodiac sign are you?