Thursday, December 17, 2009
I have about 7 custom orders right now (no I'm not kidding), family coming in, cleaning to do, baking to accomplish, gifts yet to be completed, and work.... Not too mention that my 84 yr. old grandmother took a spill on a concrete sidewalk last night! We took her to the ER & she has a HUGE lump on her head, a banged up wrist (no fracture thankfully), & a dislocated left knee prosthetic (she has had her right knee replaced twice & her left already done once). She is a trooper though!
I will be back on schedule with the Featured Seller blog on Saturday...with a vengeance! ;) I am going to (hopefully) featuring around 10 Etsy sellers. Showing my favorite item from each of their shops...in hopes that this will make up for my absence.
Well, it is WAY past my bedtime & their are doctors visits in the early morning & holiday mailings that go out as well. Time to catch some zzzz's. Thanks again to everyone who has been so supportive!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
At $9.50 this necklace is the perfect accessory for the little holiday black dress.
Koi Pond Lariat Necklace ($15.99)
Orange Crush Ring ($9.00)
December Blog Giveaway:
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will be entered each month in our giveaways!
For December, we are doing a baby gift set giveaway.
Winner will be drawn on December 31st!
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If you are a follower of our blog, and you purchase by December
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM NUTSHELL FARMS!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Today's featured CJSCraftCorner has some great gift ideas (that are right on budget for this time of year). They are also offering FREE SHIPPING until December 14th!
Is there someone at work or in your family that is tea fanatic (I am-hint hint)? This Tea Wallet is the perfect gift for any tea lover! The vintage inspired fabric and beautifully creamy button, will hold enough tea bags to get you through your hectic day. This lovely tea wallet will fit nicely in your purse, or even a pocket! At $5.50; this is a perfectly priced gift for an office gift exchange, or even a stocking stuffer.
*You should check out Teaman @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/teaman for some great tea! They are also giving away free tea! You heard me right...FREE TEA!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
* Cyber Monday Sale runs from One a.m. Monday morning until midnight.
* Free Shipping on ALL orders over $20.
* 10% off all Neckwarmers.
* 10% off all Gloves.
* New Holiday Lines will debut.
* Other items will be on sale, you just have to check out the shop to find out! ;)
December Blog Giveaway begins November 30th until December 30th.
To enter: Log on to your Etsy account, convo me with "December Giveaway" in the subject box, and type your Name & Etsy member name (that I can reach you @) in the text body. I will then enter you into the drawing. There is no purchase necessary, but if you do make a purchase, you will be entered twice! ;)
This months giveaway is a baby gift basket: one pair of warm winter boots & matching hat (your choice of boy, girl, or gender neutral). Winner will be drawn on December 30th & I will notify the winner on December 31st. The gift basket will then be shipped on the next available USPS shipping day.
** DECEMBER 5TH: CRAFT SHOW IN WEST UNITY, OHIO 9 AM TO 4 PM
** All custom orders will be put on hold until Dec. 6th, at that time I will work on customs in the order of purchase. You may still convo me about custom work, order custom work, and even purchase custom work before the 6th. Please be advised though that the items will not ship out til after Dec. 6th. I will do my best to accomodate all orders. All items will be shipped out in time to make it to you by Christmas (if needed for that date). If a later delivery date is needed, even better! ;)
There will be a coupon posted this Monday as well for the Craft Show, check back Monday! All you will have to do is print it off, and bring it with you to the craft show...how easy is that?!?
Hope to see you all on Cyber Monday, or the December 5th Craft Show!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
There is still a lot of cleaning/cooking/picking up the house to do...so this one will be short & sweet! :) I will write an update later about the "going on's" of Cyber Monday. I already have 4 custom orders to complete of multiple items, after the 5th of December...the show is soon approaching (NOT READY YET!!!) on the 5th! YIKES! My head is spinning a little more right now. I will post a blog about the deals I have going on this weekend/monday after I have cleaned up tonight & am sitting down with a beer/wine/some sort of alcoholic beverage! ;) I don't think the dinner Sangria is going to be enough for me today. Yes, I said Sangria ppl...my infamous berry Sangria is making it's appearance again...can I help it if it is just SO DARN DELICIOUS??
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
So on the holiday front: new items coming soon to the shop!!! :) YEAH! With Christmas just around the corner I am going to be putting up a limited amount of x-mas inspired items. I will also be participating in the "Cyber Monday" craziness. I have yet to decide if I want to do the madness that is Black Friday...I'm leaning towards no, unless my mother talks me into in again this year. I really don't have anything that I HAVE to get that I am willing to put up with the nuts-ness for.
On Cyber Monday I will be offering discounts (yet to be determined). I need to look at inventory and then a few days before I will advertise the items and the discounts that will be available for this one day only sale. I'm really excited as this is my very first holiday in an open store! :) YEAH again!
I am also working out the details of the craft show, and piecing things together to make sure I have enough items. I'm excited for this as well. It will be in the Kissel Building in West Unity, Ohio on Dec. 5th. I will also send out details in a couple weeks about this event, and then post again as a reminder the week of the show. Hope to see you there, or on-line Cyber Monday!
Friday, October 30, 2009
I definately need to get back to work! :) Cheers.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Other than that, I have just been working away at creating new products, trying to study for school, and falling a bit behind on my cleaning...yikes! :) I am also trying to get everything in order for craft shows for this December, as well as figuring out packaging for the items I am selling as well. SO MUCH!!! AHHHH! I think I am running myself a little thin lately as I have come down with a cold, AND have been yucky sick the last two days. It doesn't help any that my immune system is a litte down right now, but then to run myself ragged isn't helping any either! :)
Well, I should be off...no time to waste! Cheers!
Monday, October 12, 2009
So far, the shop has been slow...but I must admit that I have been slacking a bit and not really pushing it much. The last few weeks have been super hecitc, and I just haven't had time to really push it forward. I am going to be doing a couple craft fairs before Christmas, and I'm really excited for that! :) I just want to get my name out there, and really show people what I can do!
I just made 20 lbs worth of blueberry-lime jam. I also have been working like mad on some cowls/gloves/scarves. I am going to be working on some more crochet baby blankets, and I am ready to try out some new baby bootie crochet patterns that I have. They are super cute, and I'm ready to put them together! :)
I also have some AMAZING fabric, and will be pumping out some crib quilts as well! I am so excited to get started on these, as the fabric is super cute!
Well, enough of this nonsense...it's time to get back to work! :)
Monday, September 28, 2009
It's FINALLY autumn in Northwest Ohio...and I LOVE it!!! Harvest/autumn is my favorite time of year. Its a cold and very windy day out...although I could do without the spitting of rain every now and again.
So far I have a handful of items listed in the shoppe, all of which are crochet. Soon I will put up some canned goodies, crib mobiles, quilts, and some other items. I just need to get in gear! :) Definately easier said than done!
I am in the process right now of completing my very first custom order!! I am stoked! It is a pair of charcoal grey wristlets. I am also working on a present for my youngest nieces birthday (which is Wednesday), and my mothers birthday present (Oct. 4th). I am also working on some cowl designs to put up on the site.
I can't believe it is almost October. I'm afraid that the next couple weeks are going to be slightly grumbly, and I really don't want to find myself in a funk again. The last six months have gone by quickly, and I have finally pulled myself out of my funk coma. I think the shoppe has really helped with keeping me busy, along with school..work...life in general.
Well, enough of this blog stuff...I've got to get back to work if I want to get dinner made, projects completed, homework done, etc....lol!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
There will be many more items to come, I'm sure the next few weeks will be a frenzy for me as I'm trying to juggle work, school, homework, house stuff, and life in general.
I am going to try to keep my blog updated, as it will be tied into my shop. If you have never checked out Etsy before, you should (not just because my shop is on there lol)! There are so many cool things on there just to look at. I must get going...life is calling! Thanks everyone for your support! :)
I almost forgot to post the link to my shop! :)
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I still have my ideas about what is acceptable behavior and not...but why be so angry anymore. I have a second chance to live my life the way I want!
I've got plenty of things that I want to accomplish before I "settle down"...I just need to focus on those goals! Life will work itself out!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
So, it seems that news of a miscarriage spreads MUCH slower than news of a pregnancy! I know people mean well by telling me how sorry they are, (well that's nice and all) but after a month...I'M SICK OF TALKING ABOUT IT WITH STRANGERS! I don't even like to talk about it with close friends! I'm not a "sharer" when it comes to personal (deeply personal) issues.
When does common sense click on in an average humans brain? Well, I'm learning that the majority of the town of Archbold seems to be lacking that gene.
I guess that's not really true...not for everyone. I am grateful to those people who knew about the miscarriage, and right away gave their sympathies...then we moved right along onto our regular lives.
I now have people coming up to me congratulating me on a pregnancy that is not anymore. Other people seem to not get the idea that when I mention drinking, or they see me drinking; that I'm not pregant anymore. I'm not ignorant...I do know that drinking harms a fetus...do you REALLY think I would drink if I WAS pregnant??? Like I said...common sense!
I just want people to understand that I'm drowning in this little town, with people who don't seem to understand/respect boundaries, living a life that's not completely my own, in my own self pity...just trying to claw my way out of my own personal cloudy hell. If I want to talk to people about my personal life...I would bring it up.
Well...that's enough venting for one lifetime on that subject! :)
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I have started some of the other things on the list...I have already lost 4 pounds!!! YEAH! I am working out almost everyday, I had to take off yesterday because I was so sore from chopping firewood...yes you read me correctly! :)
We put in a wood burning stove this last winter, and I would recommend it to ANY homeowner. It saved us a bundle on our gas heat bill this year already! So now we have a huge pile of wood for next winter that still needs to be chopped into more manageable pieces for the stove...then stacked. As soon as all that gets finished, then I can start to clean up the yard.
I am going to be a busy bee for a while. Not to mention that I am "applying" for a babysitting gig for a couple in town. They have a 2 1/2 year old boy, and a newborn. One more thing on my plate for this summer, but I think it will be nice to be at home at night for a change during the summer! :) Well....this will definitely be a busy year I am guessing...GREAT! HA!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The fruit trees definitely produce enough that I have learned to make my own applesauce/apple butter/apple-cranberry sauce (an adult fave), and can all those items. I also did pear butter last year, which turned out pretty good. We canned/froze quite a bit of our crops last year also. Needless to say...we won't be growing green beans this year...possibly not even next!
Any who, this year we are growing: carrots, corn (we will conquer this elusive veggie!), potatoes, jalapenos, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, cantaloupe, asparagus, garlic, and strawberries. I am also going to get my hands on some raspberry, gooseberry, and rhubarb plants this year! REALLY excited! HA! With that being said...we are expanding our garden by over 100%! We are going to be busy little bees this summer when it comes to pulling weeds, watering, etc! I'm glad I have some cheap labor (in the form of nieces & a nephew)!
Did I mention that for the last year we have been raising chickens? HA! Yes, we are your average little farm...in the middle of Archbold! We only have hens, so no noise for the neighbors. I can't complain too much about the stinky little birds...we get one egg from each hen a day!
We have our seed order in, and soon we will be able to get the sod cutter rented...and start planting! I just wish everyone had the great opportunity that we have (and the yard space!) to be as self sufficient. It is a really good boost to the self-esteem to know that I can provide for myself.
I think it might just be the idea of a fresh start to life, spring always brings a sprouting of fresh foliage...just showing you that life will renew itself, heal itself, grow again...exactly what I need right now!
Monday, March 30, 2009
It's a very sunny Monday, and I think that it is time to get my day started and do something of importance...you know...laundry, chopping wood, cleaning house, etc....BLAH! :) It has to get done though!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thanks again, and much love.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
We go in 3 weeks to hear the heartbeat...hopefully that will make this whole situation a little more "real" for us.