Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkins are Carved!

Our pumpkins are carved! We carved four pumpkins, and we have two more, but we're going to draw faces on those two. It's always fun to carve pumpkins, though! It's one of those things you can do together as a family and remember later on down the road. Each time we start to carve, and the first person sticks his or her hands in the pumpkin to pull out all the goo...Priceless memory right there!!! The kids totally draw their own jack-o-lantern faces! We bought one of those books with the stencils before...It's still unopened. The freestyle faces are much more fun! We had fun carving, and I think they turned out great! What do you think?

I think I only have pics of three out of the four finished pumpkins, but here are the pics.

Before


After



Do you carve pumpkins? What's your favorite memory of pumpkin carving?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Pumpkin Festival

Earlier this month, our family went to a Pumpkin Festival for the first time! Admission was free (that's always nice!), and it was a great way to spend the day. We saw lots of Giant Pumpkins and the theme was all about Pirates - and they boys LOVED that fact (I guess they have a new theme each year, and we picked the perfect year to come for the first time).

They had a contest to see which pumpkins weighed the most, but we didn't get to see the winner. There were so many vendor booths
for us to check out, and lots of bounce house structures for the kids. They also had carnival games in support of community organizations and schools, and a scarecrow contest (we voted)! There was a petting zoo, pony rides...It was a day full of FUN!!! Here are some pictures of the event:

Some of the Giant Pumpkins

A blow-up slide...Pirate style, with the kracken and all!

Some of the scarecrow contest entries...


Do you have a Pumpkin Festival in your area? I know we're going to go next year again for sure! =)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink Candles

Like candles? Like pink? Want to support a good cause? Then at least one of these is perfect for you!!!


Pretty great, right? Stay tuned, yep...More PINK Etsy finds are on their way to my blog!!!
I just realized that, somehow, my post was mixed up and posted yesterday. So I went ahead and posted this today (Friday). I'll keep bombarding you with PINK Etsy finds all day today. =)


And that wraps it up for the all pink posts for this month!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

PINK Everything

This is the last day of my all PINK posts, so I'm blasting tons of PINK Etsy finds!!! A little bit of everything - all in pink. =) And instead of posting it all at once (because there are LOTS of great pink finds), I'll be posting throughout the day. So be sure to come back and visit to see it all! Here's the first installment for you.


Be sure to check back in a couple of hours for more great PINK Etsy finds! There are definitely more to come...


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How do you like these PINK Pinback Buttons?




More PINK Etsy finds still to come, so keep checking back!

Pink Pretties

Today I share a few more pink finds from Etsy shops I was browsing while visiting the BNRBabes BNR last night. I hope you'll like the pink pretties...


I thought these were all great pink pretties to share for one of my last PINK blog posts. Be sure to visit the shops! You can click on the name of the item or picture to go to the item description, or you can click on the shop name to go to the shop home page. =)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Read with PINK

Here are some pretty PINK bookmarks, so you can show your support while reading! Take a look and visit the shops by clicking the links (top for the item, and bottom to go to the shop). Happy Monday!


Aren't they all so pretty?
This is my last week of PINK features, so if you have an Etsy shop or an Artfire studio, and you've got pink, send me a message with your linky!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Welcome New Followers!

First of all, I'd like to welcome all my new blog followers! =D

A little bit about the blog:
My blog is a fun little online journal of our family's home-based business adventure, plus lots of other life events that happen along the way. I've got four kids, ranging in ages from 9 months to 14 years, so there's always something going on! You might see a post about the adventures of teething, or something going on in my
daughter's first year of high school - or maybe something in between.
I support the handmade community by blogging about items I find on Etsy and/or purchases I've made. I also offer giveaways too!
I hope you'll enjoy being a blog follower and visit often. Thanks for joining me here in my little corner of the blogosphere! =)


This month, I've been featuring nothing but PINK items that I've found in the Etsy world, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Today I share a couple of beautiful bracelets. Hope you like what you see!


Pretty bracelets, right? Which one do you like best?

Prize Package Giveaway

We've recently teamed up with one of our very favorite blogs to offer a prize package giveaway! Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to win lots of items (some not even offered in our shop)!
Visit The Adventures of J-Man and Millerbug to find out how you can win. =)

What's in the prize package? Here's a list:

* "I <3 Music" necklace with crystal heart
* one of our Starburst Candy Wrapper Bookmarks
* a moody key chain
* a pair of earrings
* a butterfly car charm

Want to see pictures? Go visit the blog mentioned above to take a peek!
Giveaway closes on Nov. 9th. Good luck!
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And for today, another pink item - this time it's from our shop. =)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Angels BNR on Thursday

Yes, the Etsy Angels are at it again! There will be a Fundraising BNR on Thursday, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Angels shops featured will be donating to the cause, so you don't want to miss this opportunity to support a good cause AND get your BNR fix! =D

Date: Thursday, Oct. 20th
Time: 5:00 PM (eastern) - 11:00 PM (eastern)
Fundraising for: Breast Cancer Awareness & Research
Angels shops featured will be donating to the cause!!!

Here is just a taste of what you'll see featured:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Send it Pink

Today I'm sharing ways that you can send it PINK! Have a friend with a birthday this month? Or how about sending a little card for inspiration? Whether you send a lovely e-card, or a pretty card by mail, here are just a couple of ways to send it PINK, Etsy style!


How do you like to send your greetings? Do you like sending by email, or by what is now often called "snail" mail? Me? I like both. I check email every day, but it's always nice to get something in the real mailbox too (something other than bills)! How about you? Please leave a comment and share your thoughts! =) Happy Monday, everyone, and thanks for reading.




Friday, October 14, 2011

Beautify with Pink

Here are a few products for you to beautify with PINK!!! Today I feature one shop, as it is raising money for a Breast Cancer Awareness walk fundraiser event. Every little bit helps, and all support is greatly appreciated. Together, we can help fight for a cure! Check out these awesome items, from Orchid Blue Cosmetics:


Feel the need to beautify with PINK this month? Visit Orchid Blue Cosmetics and see what else they have to offer!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Plant it PINK

And today, I show you some pretty pink finds so that you can plant it PINK! These pink pots are colorful and fun, bright and cheerful. Need a pot for your flowers? Plant it pink! Take a look at these great pots and the Etsy shops you can find them in...

Hand Painted Breast Cancer Flower Pot Kit
Pink Ribbon Butterfly
by Ellen's Clay Creations

***Update***
Ellen's Clay Creations has sold out of the Pink Ribbon Butterfly Pot featured today. Congrats on the sale, Ellen! Because of this, I am also featuring a hand painted bird house of hers.
Breast Cancer Bird House


Pink Polka Dot Planterby Adam's Designs

I thought these were great! I can picture some pretty flowers in either one of them. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pink Owls

Today's pretty pink finds are PINK Owls! So cute. Hope you like them. Both shops featured today are Etsy Angels shops, so they are donating to the cause in support of Breast Cancer Awareness & Research. Give a HOOT! Visit these great shops.


Are you an Etsy shop owner with PINK items? Interested in being featured here on my blog? Leave a comment or contact me via convo in Etsy. Show me YOUR pink!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wear it Pink!

Yes, today I'm sharing some PINK wire wrapped rings. What do you think??? Wear it PINK!!!

Gold Pink Pearl Wire Wrapped Ringby The Adorned Article

Hot Pink and Black Ring
by Moma Donna's

Pretty cool, right? Check out the shops today! You'll love what you find. =)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Make Your Etsy Shop YOURS

Today...Oh yeah, more PINK! (I know, I know...By the time this month is over, I'm gonna be seriously all pinked out!) But the shops I share today can help you make your Etsy shop YOURS. These are two great shops that offer graphic design. Need a new banner & avatar for your Etsy shop? Check these out! I've chosen PINK items, but these shops offer soooo much more. Please, click the pics and shop names to find out more.

If you want CUSTOM, this is the shop for you. Lots of options, and it's all about YOU!

Premade Etsy Banner & Avatar Setby Kelly Designs

Just want a new, quick banner? Look at this little lovely!

Bright Pink Butterflies Premade Etsy Bannerby Erin Kimberly Designs

So, if you're an Etsy shop owner, what are you waiting for??? Make your Etsy shop YOURS!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pretty Pink Finds

To keep the THINK PINK momentum going, I'm sharing a couple of Pretty Pink Finds for little girls with you today. Click on the picture to see the item, and click on the shop name to visit the Etsy shop. Here they are:

PINK Crocheted Newborn Hat

by Powers of Love

PINK Blooming Halter Tutu Dress

by Bloom and Bling

Do you have a PINK item that you would like featured? I'm looking for PINK items to feature throughout the rest of the month! Leave a comment for me, or send me a convo in Etsy, and show me your PINK!!!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Great Giveaway

I thought maybe some of you might be interested in a great giveaway I found. You have the chance to win a Kindle Touch! Click the picture below to find out more about the Kindle Touch and what it has to offer.Yes, I am entering!!! I want one! Do you? If so, please check it out. Go to THE ART INQUIRER (clicking the link will take you directly to the giveaway post) for your chance to win.

This blog is owned by a fellow Blogging Buddies team member, and it's a great blog! It's truly an interactive blog, as the first one I've seen with the option for audio. =) So cool!