Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Little Bit of Nature's Beauty

I was going through some of our old pictures, and I thought I'd share a few pretty ones with you...

I also wanted to take a moment to share a HUGE giveaway with you. CLICK HERE to find out more about how YOU can win MULTIPLE prizes from one huge giveaway! Over $300 in prizes! It's a part of a team contest. Want to vote for our team (Promotional Frenzy Team) for the Handmade Top 10 List? CLICK HERE to go to the voting page!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our Newest!

I've kind of been busy with voting for the Promo Frenzy Team Handmade Top 10 List, and I've put the blog on hold for a minute, but...I wanted to share with you our newest item. My daughter had the idea, and we spent an afternoon creating these fun accessories! They are now available in our shop, so go ahead and check them out! This is also one of the two items I put on the Promo Frenzy's List for the Top 10. =)
We hope you like them!!! We're also showing you some pics of how they look in your hair.

Please don't forget that we're brand new to twitter and facebook! Follow us and become fans!
http://twitter.com/#!/shopjustByou
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ShopjustByou/194933760558689


Sunday, June 26, 2011

NOW on Facebook!

We're NOW on Facebook! Come visit us at ShopjustByou and like our page! We need 25 "likes" to have an official fan page! Help us out!!!

Continue to vote for the Promo Frenzy Team with my blog posts located below! We also need Facebook "likes." =)
Thanks for all your help!

Friday, June 24, 2011

LIKE it on facebook!

➡ CLICK on the rust-colored link at the top of the Widget. It will take you to our Voting page.

➡ On the Voting page, use the "Promote This List" buttons near the top on the left side to Facebook Like, Tweet and stumble. I'm pretty sure you can only Facebook and Stumble 'Like' one time. But on FB, you can 'share' from your Wall.

Do this for my Wednesday Post located below!!! The team is trying to get facebook "likes" today to help us win. =)
Thanks for all the help and support!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Check this out!

I am loving being a new member of the Promotional Frenzy Team!!! I'll blog more about that later...For now 9and the next 13 days) you can check out the team on the HANDMADE TOP 10.
Vote away while getting to see all the great items that our team members create!

Our First Tweet

Yep, you read the title right...Our FIRST tweet! justByou is officially on twitter. Pretty exciting.
Our twitter name is shopjustByou, because our name was already taken. But we're excited to finally be a part of the twitter community. We've still got a lot to learn, but we'll get there!
I hope you'll visit us (and maybe follow?) on twitter, and check out our profile pic...A new item coming to the shop soon!

Blogger has been giving me issues. It hasn't let me publish a post since yesterday. So hopefully this time it's successful. Happy Wednesday.

Update: The Blogger problem...I think it's an Internet Explorer problem. I'm on Firefox now, and it let me post! =)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Eczema Quiz on facebook

Last Friday for my Fab Finds for Friday post, I posted a picture of some super cute chrochet baby mittens (see post here). Under the photo, I explained that my youngest son has been battling severe eczema since he was only 6 weeks old.

What is Eczema? It's a chronic skin condition (atopic dermatitis), and there are different types, but atopic dermatitis is very common. Atopic dermatitis is also linked to asthma and hay fever (my son also has both of these). With eczema, dry, itchy, inflamed skin can affect only some parts of the body (very common is behind elbows and knees) or all over (in my son's case, it's mostly all over the body). Learn more about what eczema is with this link to the National Eczema Association (NEA):
www.nationaleczema.org/living/all_about_atopic_dermatitis.php

Well, for those of you not knowing too much about eczema, I thought it might be fun for you to test your knowledge. Here's a quiz from the National Eczema Association on facebook. Find out how much you know about eczema!

http://www.facebook.com/nationaleczema?sk=app_156233146501

The National Eczema Association is a great resource for people with eczema, parents of children with eczema, and friends. It is a nonprofit organization offering so much information and support while also creating more awareness about eczema. Learn more about this great nonprofit with the link below:

http://www.nationaleczema.org/



Friday, June 17, 2011

Fab Finds for Friday 6/17/11

Oh how I've missed doing this post! Right before my computer died, I was working on a really awesome post for Earth Day. I'll have to feature those finds later, but for today I have ONE shop to feature that I just found yesterday. And, besides the fact that all the pics are just WAY TOO CUTE, I found great baby stuff in this shop! Hope you like the finds!!! Here they are:


Now, my son (now 5 years old) has been battling severe eczema since the age of 6 weeks old. These cute little mittens would have come in handy back when he was small.




Honestly, how cute is that??? You can't help but smile. =)

These are just a couple of the oh-so-cute items that can be found in the shop called Good Karma Crochet. Please visit the link and check out all the great finds!


Thanks for joining me for today's Fab Finds for Friday! Be sure to come back next week for more finds that are absolutely fabulous!
















Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WORDS for my Wednesday

Some great quotes I've found for today's WORDS for my WEDNESDAY post. Enjoy. Be inspired.

"When you do something from the heart, it usually works." - Unknown

"At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself." - Albert Einstein

"You have the power to make someone's day." - Dan Zadra

Do you have any great quotes you would like to share? Leave a comment and share!!!

Have a great Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Treasury for Tuesday

It's been a long time since I've made a treasury! Since summer is just about here (supposed to get up to 95 degrees today in Northern Cali), I thought I'd make a treasury for those beach days coming...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Back to All Things Etsy

Aaaahhh...I'm getting back to all things Etsy now. I've missed visiting all the team forums. And, while I was away, I was accepted into a new team - Promotional Frenzy Team. I was so excited to be accepted, but then I couldn't participate in any team activities because I had no computer (and this is the first team I've joined to have activities)! I was deactivated from the team before I could even meet any team members! So yesterday I made an attempt to be reactivated, and today I found out I've been accepted back to the team! Yay! I can't wait to participate now! All the teams that I've joined are great. And I've missed chatting with Etsy "friends." =)

Anyway, while we've been offline, we've made some new creations. I took pictures and everything. And then we JUST got this new computer. This morning, I did some photo editing... WOW! I mean, I know my old computer was practically a dinosaur, but WOW! What a difference! Some simple photo edits that used to take me a good 40 minutes or over, I did this morning in maybe half the time, if not better. It's SOOOOO fast! I'm loving it. Some things are waaaay different (like right now, I'm having trouble just centering some of the text for this post), and I have to get used to it still, but it's great so far.

So here's what we listed today, brand new for our section HANDMADE by the KIDS.

Glow-in-the-dark Zipper Pull


If you like it, please visit the page and give it a heart, or tweet about it, or like it on facebook! Or, even better, do all three! =)

We'll be setting up facebook and twitter pages soon! Yep, we're stepping up our social networking...Finally, you might say. This is something that I've thought about since the beginning, over a year ago, but I never made the step to do it. With this new computer, we're ready! There will be a lot of learning as we do this, but it will be fun, I'm sure.

Stay tuned for more updates (hint: giveaway coming REAL soon), and MANY more new items are coming. =)







Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Trying to Get BACK!!!

Thank you sooooooo much for all of you out there still following and reading, even though I've been gone for so long! It really means a lot to me. =) I even have some new followers! This is great - I can't even believe it.

My computer crashed the day before my big Earth Day post! =( I was so disappointed. It happened while I was in the middle of writing the post (and it was such a good post, with awesome shop features), everything on the screen went black. My computer did more than crash...It DIED!!! Since then, I haven't posted at all. I've borrowed a friend's laptop a couple of times, but never long enough to do a blog post.

Right now I'm in the middle of trying to get a new computer. So I'm trying to get BACK! Back to the online world, Etsy, the blogosphere...I'm trying to get BACK, I promise! I guess you could say I've had somewhat of a vacation (at least from anything computer-related). I've been having computer issues for a year now, so it's time for an upgrade. Wish me luck as I make the journey, trying to get a new computer, get it set up, and get BACK! =)