Thursday, March 10, 2011

Going Green Etsybloggers Blog Carnival

When I saw the topics for this month's Etsyblogger Blog Carnival I knew this one was perfect for me, Going Green! I offer a few "green" products in my shop and also try to live as green as possible.

I started off learning about being more environmentally responsible when I began cloth diapering my boys in 2007. I joined a cloth diapering online community and there are lots of chat about other "green" things other than cloth diapers. Of course, cloth diapering was a big part of us being "green," but we also started looking at all the plastic and paper we were using.

We got rid of using paper towels almost entirely and now we use unpaper towels. They are the same size as a paper towel and even snap together on a roll like paper towels but they are cloth, washable, and reusable! I also started using reusable grocery bags. I love those things! You can really use them for anything.

When I started my business in 2008, I included some of the green items in my shop. I make wetbags for dirty cloth diapers (no more plastic bags) and reusable sandwich bags. My sandwich bags are affordable and save you so much in the long run. I don't know about you but even packing one child's lunch I was using at least 3 sandwich bags. That doesn't even include all the ones we use for snacks!

So there is a peek inside my little "green" life. Maybe I taught you something new!

Wetbags (used with cloth diapers)

March Featured Etsyblogger

The March featured Etsyblogger has some beautiful jewelery to share! Mystic Wynd sell's some beautiful one of the kind pieces! I absolutely love her style. I'm not a big jewelery person, but this is one shop I will be hearting. Go check her out and give her some love!

I've picked out some fun, spring looking pieces to share with you!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Etsybloggers Blog Carnival: I Love Red!

Valentine's Day is coming up and I just love red! Perfect opportunity to created a red inspired treasury. Make sure to take a look at all these wonderful items. Some are from my Etsybloggers teammates. Check it out!

Monday, January 31, 2011

It's the perfect time for a custom!

Spring is quickly approaching and my customs list is open! Perfect time to get in your order for a new spring bag! Lots of styles to choose from. Contact me if you are interested!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

January Featured Etsy Blogger!

This month's featured EtsyBlogger is The Art of Joy! She has the greatest little shop with the cutest designs. I love all the Kawaii designs. Soooo cute! I have her hearted for a reminder for the next time I need birthday invites. Go visit her shop and blog too!
I'm keeping these gift certificates in mind of my own shop!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Enter to win!

Want a chance a win this handbag? Go visit The Spotted Box's facebook page and enter to win!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Something for ME!

Well the house actually, but that counts, right? I was reading some blogs this morning and stumbled upon this great Patchwork Plastic Bag Holder tutorial over at Retro Mama. Tutorial is originally from Saidos da Concha but Retro Mama throws in some nice helpful tips.

Now, I know your wondering, you don't really still use those things do you? And I can happily so no, not usually but there are the times that I forget my Chico Bags and have to use plastic. Or ya know, the hubby forgets. So I do end up using them for big messes that require on the spot garbage pick-up or in the bathroom trash cans.

Anyway, back to the tut. I'm not usually one to do patchwork because that takes time and I like quick stuff but I decided to give this a go and it turned out pretty good. Just don't look too close at my quilting.... seriously. I used a couple different prints. I'm not sure of all the specific names but they are from Cosmo Cricket, Michael Miller, and Amy Butler.

So get busy and go make yourself one!