Thursday, November 27, 2008


Black Friday.

Come show support of local Seattle area artisans by checking out these shops with awesome Black Friday sales:

*Buy ONE (at retail) Get ONE Half Off! (Item must be equal or lesser value.)
*Buy TWO (at retail) Get ONE Free! (Item must be of equal or lesser value)
*Plus Free USA Domestic Shipping, and discounted International Shipping.
A revised invoice will be sent via Paypal or if customer has already paid, money will be refunded via Paypal. 11/28-12/1

*FREE shipping with purchase of $20+.
*FREE MAGNET (my choice) w/ any purchase for items under $20

*50% off ArtByNorm original paintings Fri-Mon

*Free Shipping on orders of $15 or more

GBaneyx Designs
*20% off jewelry (reduced price reflected in listings)

*BOGO Sale involving my Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments.
*Buy one ornament, get any one other item in the store (equal or lower value) half off.
*As well as free shipping for any jewelry items!

Haute Goat
*Free recycled Nt'l geographic gift box w/ purchase of wide scarf

*All Recycled Tshirt dresses 30% off (reduced price reflected in listings)

Pepo Park
*Free lip balm (flavor of my choosing) with every order.
*Free soap ball (scent of my choosing) for the first 20 orders over $20

Scary White Girl Designs & Counting Stars
*Free shipping on any purchase of $30 or more (which can be across the two shops), and it'll run from Nov. 27-Dec. 2.

Sew Cherie
*Cloth napkins:$1 each AND Buy 10 Get 1 Free (free item will be chosen at random)

Stark Horizons
*November 27 through December 1 - 20% off everything in the shop *Free Shipping to the US.

*Thanksgiving Day thru CyberMonday first paid sale of the day gets a free pair of "Fine Hoops"earrings.
*Thanksgiving thru Dec 6th free shipping and gift wrapping/gift card if wanted.

Wire Tree
*Free shipping anywhere with purchase of $30 or more

*All Quilts, Burp Rags and Bibs 20% off (reduced price reflected in listings)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Streuseled Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

This is one of my fave recipes from Cooking Light magazine.

I've made many times before NOT for Thanksgiving, and it works pretty darn well with a lot of entrees. Plus it tastes even better as a leftover...

pictures are from Cooking Light magazine, not me.

Assemble the potato mixture and sprinkle with the streusel, then freeze the casserole up to 2 weeks ahead of Thanksgiving. Thaw in refrigerator and bake as directed. Or cook just the potatoes a day ahead, mash and refrigerate and proceed with the recipe as directed (starting with the addition of half-and-half) the day you're serving the dish.

Add 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper if you want to add a bit of heat to this sweet dish. **I never do, I like it sweet :)**

18 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

14 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato (about 5 pounds)
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375°.
Place potato in a Dutch oven, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 12 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Combine the half-and-half and next 4 ingredients (half-and-half through egg) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add potato to egg mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine flour and sugar in a food processor; pulse to combine. Add chilled butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over potato mixture.
Cover and bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 25 minutes or until the topping is browned and the potatoes are thoroughly heated.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 250 (23% from fat)
Fat: 6.3g (sat 2.4g,mono 2.5g,poly 1g)
Protein: 3.3g
Carbohydrate: 46.1g
Fiber: 2.7g
Cholesterol: 22mg
Iron: 1.2mg
Sodium: 149mg
Calcium: 49mg

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sales

Here are some Etsy shops that are having really great sales on Black Friday, some are continuing thru Cyber Monday as well. Enjoy! I will post some more tomorrow!

Happy Thanksgiving! (Health & Beauty)
*BUY ONE(at retail) GET ONE HALF OFF! (Item must be equal or lesser value)
*BUY TWO (at retail) GET ONE FREE! (Item must be of equal or lesser value)
I will send out a revised invoice via Paypal or if customer has already paid I will be refunding the extra money back to them via Paypal.
Plus free USA Domestic Shipping, and discounted international shipping. Valid 11/28-12/1 (Baby)BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTS AT 5A.M. (INDIANA TIME) AND ENDS AT 6PM ON CYBER MONDAY.BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF ON ALL DISHRAGS AND SOAP BAGS.BUY 2 HATS AT REGULAR PRICE AND GET A 3RD FOR HALF PRICE.SPEND $20.00 OR MORE AND SHIPPING IS FREE IN THE US ONLY.IF YOU CONVO ME BEFORE CHECKOUT I WILL REVISE LISTING TO THE RIGHT PRICE. (variety)50% off your total purchase plus a free Mini Round Dishcloth from 3am to 3pm EST on Black Friday. There will also be an item marked for free shipping. From 3pm Friday to Sunday 11:59pm 15% off the purchase price. From 12am Monday to 12am Tuesday EST 25% off the purchase price and a free tiny facial wipe for Cyber Monday. Check out shop announcement for details. (Jewelry)10% off any single or combined order that totals $40.00 or more, and free shipping. (Crochet)Everything in my shop will be ON SALE for 25% off from Fri to Mon. Just convo me the listing you're interested in and I will change the listing for you. (Pillow Covers & Napkin and Placemat Sets)10% sale on everything in my shop from Friday thru Monday. Convo me with the listing you desire and I will change the price and reserve the listing for you. (Jewelry)Purchases made on 11/28 through 12/1 will receive FREE SHIPPING. In addition, all purchases are packaged in a pretty brown paper kraft box with light blue ribbon. (Multi crafts)15% off purchase price on anything in my shop,and free shipping on orders over $30.00. (Jewelry)50% off everything in my shop AND free shipping. (Jewelry) (Tags)
Black Friday if you need it to list. 3am-3pm(pacific time) free US shipping, free gift for every purchase, and %30 off cards and card sets. Please check out shop announcement for details. (jewelry)Buy two items from my shop and get a free pair of mini beansprouts starting Nov 27-Dec 1st (Baby)FREE SHIPPING anywhere in USA OR CANADAfree gift with any purchase over $20(also there is an ongoing "theme of the month special" for a discount with certain purchases) (Knitting)FREE SHIPPING anywhere in USA OR CANADAfree gift with any purchase over $20. Plus all purchases during the period are entered into a drawing to win a free set of gift bags (Jewelry) (Jewelry) (Jewelry)20% OFF storewide, plus a FREE GIFT on all orders over $50!!! Simply wait for a revised invoice for your discount, or you may choose to go ahead and pay then get a refund - choice is yours! (Crochet)EVERYTHING IN BLACK FRIDAY SALE WILL BE A 20% off with free shipping on your total purchase over $40.00, International orders included! (Jewelry)Free shipping on ALL orders and a free pair of earrings on purchases over $15.00. A "mystery" discount coupon anywhere from 10-40% off a single item will be added to all shipments from this sale good on a future purchase. (Vintage)FREE SHIPPING SPECIAL! free shipping on domestic (US) orders until December 15th!we ship worldwide! buying over $50 of merchandise? shipping is free!NEW SALE SECTION! purchase any two items from the sale section for only $20! ( has no store) (Jewelry)Free shipping on all purchases on Black Friday (Vintage) (Jewelry) (Candles, Tarts & Soaps)50% off your total purchase from 3am to 3pm EST on Black Friday. An item will be marked for free shipping. From 3pm Friday to Sunday 11:59pm 10% off the purchase price. From 12am Monday to 12am Tuesday EST 25% off the purchase price for Cyber Monday. Check out shop announcement for details. (Greeting Cards)Free set of gift tags with every purchase. (Alternative Apparel)Free shipping on all underwear (Yarn Goods) (Vintage)
FREE shipping and 20% off all orders/items over $50.00 (Multi crafts)Free international shipping plus 25% off most items. (Jewelry) (Purses and wallets)Offering 15% off entire purchase and if you purchase in amount of $100 and more you'll get also free shipping. (Multi Crafts)Offering 15% off entire purchase and if you purchase in amount of $100 and more you'll get also free shipping. (Recipes) (Aprons)FREE GIFT WITH EVERY PURCHASE UNTIL NOVEMBER 30TH (Art)Free surprise gift with purchase. Black Friday through Cyber Monday only. (Jewelry and Tins)All pendants %4.00 each. Black Friday through Cyber Monday only. (Vintage)free shipping within the US and half off shipping to international friends. (Quilting Supplies)Free US shipping for order over $30.00 or 10% off our already low prices for our international customers. (Jewelry)15% off and free shipping on orders over $30.00 (Jewelry) (Jewelry)November 23 through December 1. Thanksgiving sale. 10% off any item in my shop plus a FREE HOLIDAY GIFT. DON'T MISS IT****Send me a convo with "TS08" in the subject line for your discounted price. (Jewelry)15% off and free shipping for orders over $100 Friday, 11/28 through Monday, 12/01.convo me with the code LR2808 to receive your discount. (Soaps) (Jewelry) (Jewelry) (Jewelry)10% off and free shipping for orders that total $50.00 or more. (Jewelry)I will throw in a free pair of surprise jewelry and offer free shipping (Cards & Photography) (Teddy Bears & stuff)20% off all the bears and 15% off of everything else.

Http:// (Bath)20% off my whole store. (Jewelry,toys,clothing)Buy one get one 50% off of everything else. (Candy & Cookies)40% off to the first 10 customers, then 20% off! (Crocheted items)15% of everything and free shipping to US and Canada. Revised invoice through paypal or refund if already paid. (Jewelry)Buy 3 get the 4th one free. (Lamp worked glass accessories)10% off plus free shipping on orders over $100. (Vintage)10% off everything plus free gift with purchase over $15.00 (Paintings)20% off all originals and print. (Painting)I'm offering 20% off all items PLUS free shipping. (Jewelry) (Art)Free shipping on Black Friday, Just convo me before purchasing so I can take the shipping off! (Jewelry & Multi-craft) (Jewelry)Free shipping if I am convo'ed first. (Stationary) (Jewelry) (Sewing Supplies) (Soap & candles)25% off Black Friday from Midnight until 3pm. Everything will be 20% off from 3pm Friday until Midnight on Cyber Monday. (Pottery & Jewelry)Free shipping on my knitted items and jewelry. (Christmas dolls) (Bags) (Business Tools) (Jewelry) (vintage)Starting Friday my shop will be having a Buy one item get another (of equal or lesser value) 1/2 off sale. This sale includes everything in my shop- even clearance items! (Jewelry & Accessories)25% off any purchase made from Friday - Sunday. Free shipping on any sale over $50.00.Convo me with code HAPPYBIRTHDAY on 11/29 for a free extra. (Jewelry) (Jewelry)Free shipping select items Black Friday and Cyber Monday. (Variety)Free Shipping to the US and Canada on everything in my shop until Christmas (Jewelry)Black Friday through Cyber Monday, take 20% off all items! (Crochet Jewelry) (Quilting)Free shipping on all orders (Jewelry)Free shipping, from black friday through cyber monday 11/28 thru 12/1! (Art & Photography) (Children & Babies)Free shipping on all: Sensory blankets, Twisty Towels,Baby Bibs, and Cloth Wipes. Black Friday Only. Shipping will already be adjusted.~~~~~~~~~~Day After Thanksgiving ONLY!!~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Floral Pens)Free shipping on all single flower pens. 20% off pen bouquets. Prices will already be adjusted.Day after Thanksgiving ONLY! (Baby & Toddler) (Scrapbook Pages & Greeting Cards)Friday after Thanksgiving only: Free holiday gift with every purchase; Free shipping Fri, Sat & Sun on orders over $15 (Tie Dye) (Baby Items)25% off from wednesday til sunday (Art)On Black Friday 20% off sale (Tea)I'll be doing Thursday-Sunday Free Shipping after 1st item. ANDFree sample tin of tea included if add "FTBF08" to comments. (TuTus)sale on my tutu dresses some up to $15 off! Thru Dec 1st (Greeting Cards) (Jewelry & Metal Art)15% off black friday thru cyber monday (Cards)free shipping black Friday - cyber Monday (Variety of Crochet)In honor of my shop's two year anniversary, and to coincide with Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I'm offering free shipping on any purchase of $30 or more, from Nov. 27th-Dec. 2nd (Repurposed & Upcycle Items)In honor of my shop's two year anniversary, and to coincide with Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I'm offering free shipping on any purchase of $30 or more, from Nov. 27th-Dec. 2nd (Art and Vintage) (Vintage) (Wall Hangings)HUGE MARKDOWNS ALREADY!! (Cards)25% off the entire shop and free shipping on orders of $30 or more

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Etsy Shops With BlackFriday/Cyber Monday SALES

Here is a great list of Etsy Shops who are going to be having great deals and sales on Black Friday THROUGH Cyber Monday!

That's Thursday Nov. 27 thru Monday Dec. 1st! 5 full days of sales!
*Have sugar-plum filled dreams of free shipping... % gifts with purchases...*

What's better then being able to sleep-in, wear your comfy pants and slippers, sip some coffee, eat pumpkin pie for breakfast, all while shopping awesome handmade/vintage/supplies shops online?

No need to get into a fight over a parking spot. No need to stand in line outside at 2am to get anumber ticket.

Nope. Come one, come all to

Buy handmade this Holiday Season and help support your local businesses and indie shops!
**This list is for participating stores of Holiday Etsyfest, there are other shops that will beoffering sale son Etsy that are not listed.

**Also, if this list makes your eyes go cross-eyed, feel free to browse by category by clicking the Holiday EtsyFest red logo to the right on the top!

The List:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas is Only...

Christmas is 37 Days Away!

Man, it always sneaks up every year huh?

Well, this also means that the infmaous Black Friday is 10 days away!!!

If you're like me, I absolutely HATE large crowds of people. Hate it. And huge crowds of people who push and shove and make me spill my coffee all over my white jacket...

But this year WILL be different! I took the handmade pledge and am trying to buy ALL local and/or handmade products for gifts this year, and what's even better is that the lovely Heatherknitz has came up with a great holiday sale starting 11/27 and going until 12/1!

Here is a link to her Holiday EtsyFest Blog post about all the awesome shops (including yours truly), who are participating and where you can find them on Etsy, and she even categorized them for your shopping pleasure :)

These are shops who handmake their items AND who are going to be having GREAT Black Friday discounts!!!
What's better then browsing Etsy shops in your slippers while sipping coffee, and watching the local news and laughing at the people at the malls on Black Friday?

Click HERE

Wanna win an eye pillow?

I'm participating in a blog giveaway, where you can win 5 items, one of which is a lavender eye pillow from my shop!

Click Here!
Winners picked on Thursday!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Holiday WishList #2

The second post of my Holiday WishList...

Here are a few more of my faves from Etsy:

For the Traveler in Your Life....
Custom Vintage Map Cuff Links by sherrytruitt

For the BookWorm in Your Life....
Personalized Copper BookMarks by wiretree

For the Guitar-Player in Your Life...
Sterling Silver Guitar Pick by androscreations

For the "Dilbert" Lover in Your Life...
Blue Geek Kitty plushie by amyjoshandmade

For the Friend/Family Member You Can't Bear to Tell Them to Their Face.....
Holiday Ornament by tinaseamonster
*trust me, go to the listing and see what the back side says :) *

For the Newly Married Couple....
Small Dotted Vase by marymeestudio

For the Carnivore in Your Life...
Broccoli Print by cleverviolet

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trunk Show tonight!

Yayyy it's finally here!

Come visit me and other EtsyRain members in the Virtual Labs on Etsy tonight at 6pm PST/9pm EST !!

*Click on the big green square titles Treehouse*

We have tons of great discounts and sales going on!

For a sneak peek of what sales will be happening click HERE

Today thru Sunday the 16th all items in my Etsy shop are Buy One Get One Half off (of equal or lesser value).

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Holiday Wish List #1

Thanks to Skully on the Etsy Forums for bringing up this great idea :)

Here are a few of the items I have favorited/hearted on Etsy. Etsy has a huge variety of handmade items, vitnage items, and supplies. Men, women, young, old, you can find just about anything on there for anyone.

For the "Green" Person in Your Life...
Produce & Bulk Food bags by goodkarma
*I actually did buy these and love them, perfect sizes*

For the Person Who Is Constantly Cold in Your Life...
Peace & Love scarf by Happiknits

For the Man in Your Life....
Green Bottle Opener buckle by Metalogical

For the Chef in Your Life...
Colander w/ Dish by RedHotPottery

For the Animal Lover in Your Life...
Pacman Frog by WeirdBugLady

For the Hopeful...
Hello I am Tin by mikeatron

For the Stinky Person in Your Life...
Lumberjack Crack soap by soapwithballs

This concludes today's list...

Look for Wish List #2 soon!

Also, let me know if you have your own WishList on your Blog in the comments!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

T minus 7 Days...

One week until the Etsy Trunk Show!

And I just learned other teams are participating that entire day! Make sure you check it out!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

EtsyRain Trunk Show

Why hello there...

Sorry for being absent for a couple weeks, it's been busy with school, work, etsy, etc...

I have been trying to re-take photos and list items into the Etsy shop because I was invited to be one of the people in the EtsyRain Trunk Show on November 13th!

Here are the participating shops:

EtsyRain is the Etsy street team located in the greater Seattle area of Washington state. I'd really appreciate it if you stopped by the Virtual trunk show on Thursday Nov. 13th at 6pm PST (9pm, EST/etsy time). This will be a great kick-start to your holiday shopping!

I do believe the Trunk show will be held in the Virtual Labs on, but I'll post more info as I know it :)
Items above:
1. Peppermint muscle relief from LoveMeKnotCreations
2. Sterling and Gold Fill Open Circles bracelet by WovenChains
3. Sanata Soap by Seattle Sundries
4. Pure Cashmere scarf- Christmas tree by HauteGoat