Sunday, December 6, 2009

Delilah Renee is here!

Born Nov 20th weighing 8 lbs 7 oz, 21 inches long!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Suprise Baby Shower!!!

I was starting to think I probably wasnt going to have a baby shower for Delilah since all of my family and most of my friends live in Maine. I had been talking to a couple people, online friends, and they suggested I have a long distance baby shower, where everyone mailed me their gifts. So I relayed the idea to my mom (who, unknown to me, had already come up with this idea). So she played along with it and said she'd see what she could do. A week or so ago my grandmother told me that they hadnt had any luck with the baby shower and that everyone wanted to wait till I had the baby, or they wanted to wait till we came to Maine again... So to mean, that meant no one wanted to send anything and I was really disappointed.

Thursday a HUGE box had shown up at my house. I knew my mom and grandmother were sending me some things, so I thought that is what the box was. I opened the box to realize it was my BABY SHOWER!!! It brought happy tears to my eyes, and then I started feeling bad, that I had felt bad about my family not wanting to send anything. Lol, but that was soon forgotten as soon as I started opening the packages!

I'm sharing pictures of some of my favorites. Now everything was amazing and I LOOOOOVE everything that I received, but I just had to share a few of them. Above is the quilt my brother's Fiance, Hannah, made for Delilah. There is a little handmade tag on the baby of it that reads, For Delilah From Aunt Hannah 2009, all hand stitched.

These items above are all from my sister Renee. I think she went a little overboard!!! But I love it all, including the purple corduroy dress. It's my favorite outfit! She also sent a pack of onesies, a hooded towel, wash cloths and a pack of receiving blankets.

This little outfit was sent by my Aunt Gloria. I love that she embroidered Delilah's name on the sweater. This outfit is sooooo soft and cuddly, the baby is going to love being wrapped up in it!

And finally this picture is a group shot of everything. In the end, Delilah ended up with 6 outfits, 5 sleeper/jammies 2 of them bag type, 6 receiving blankets, 3 regular blankets, a pack of diapers, hygiene tool, 4 hair bows, 13 onesies (because you can never have enough), 2 hooded towels, a picture pillow (which is hanging on the door to her room), a sound and light machine, diaper bag, socks and wash cloths!
Thank you to everyone who sent things for the baby!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Delilah Update

Delilah at 26 weeks

You can make out her sweet little face now. She's got to be really crowded in there. She was folded in half with both her hands and feet in front of her face... Hard to believe that in less than 3 months she'll be here! The pregnancy seems to be going much quicker this time around, and I'm enjoying it a lot more. I think it's because I'm older and I can appreciate it more.

We finally got on the ball and went shopping for her. I most likely wont have a baby shower since all of my family and most of my friends live in Maine. Though I'm sure I will be receiving some things from them in the mail. We used the Dr. Spock book and went through it for all of the clothing things it recommended. Onsies, play clothes, sleep clothes, blankets, towels, wash clothes etc. I wanted to get a good deal of it myself, but I always wanted to leave the option open for family who planned on sending things. Not pictured are the pack and play (all in one bassinet, changing table and playpen) and the matching swing. They are set up in her room right now, but both will be moved out once she's here.

I'm still hunting around ETSY for cute finds for her. I fell in love with this little dress the moment I saw it. I'll definitely be back for more of them. Be sure to check out her shop for the most adorable dresses and hair bows. The bibs are Velcro and lined with chenille to be soft against her neck and skin. This etsy seller offers lots of kid and adult friendly items in the most popular fabrics

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Better Bows

I'm finally getting it I think...
The above bow was my 4th attempt. Thinking the wider ribbon is the "secret". My smaller ribbons were making bows that were too long and thin. I'm thinking if I decreased the length of the ribbon I could make it work though, just producing a smaller bow.

Here is my 3rd attempt. I was so happy with it when I was finished. Both bows are just being held together by the tie in the middle as I have yet to glue them or attach them to headbands. Over all I'm happy with them.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Delilah's Goodies

More department store finds for Delilah. The 3 top items (hat and onesies) we cute discount items at Walmart. Couldnt pass them up. Hope no one notices she's wearing beachy clothes during the winter. The purple outfit is from Sears and I love it. I tried to make matching bows for it, you can see those in the bottom picture. Finally the group of onesies are a garden set we also found on sale at Sears.

A couple more bows I found on etsy that I love! I'd buy one of each of her bows if I were rich! Check her out. and her new shop

Finally, not nearly as cute as the bows I've been buying, but here is my second attempt at a bow to match the purple outfit above. I gotta saw, bow makers are very creative and very good at what they do.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Weekend Cupcake Sale Buy 2 get 1 FREE

Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes! All kinds to choose from, 19 currently.

Buy 2 cupcake bath bomb listings and get a 3rd cupcake listing for free (equal or lesser value). See the shop for full details. Sale runs through Sunday, August 9th. Have fun and indulge yourself... get something sweet for your skin :)

My Beloved Uncle Johnny 1961-2009

1961 -2009
Last week was a very sad week for our family, and the friends of my Uncle Johnny. After a short battle with cancer (37 days), my uncle passed Wednesday morning. However sad and heartbroken we may feel, we know he is in a better place. We are relieved that he is at peace and in the arms of God now.

As I remember him...

A great man with a kind and giving heart. Laughter came easily when he was around. Just a mention of Uncle Johnny and a smile would grace my face. He brought happiness to everyone who knew him.

My favorite memory is of him and my dad singing "We're not gonna take it" in the car. I was young, 4 or 5 maybe... Smiling now as I think about it. As a child he and my mom would take us on mini vacations to FunTown. We had some fun times there. I remember him being so proud of his "turbo" car. We (us kids) would always ask him to downshift it... and of course we didnt know what that was, but it was cool to a child.

We have endless Christmas memories... Us "kids" had made a tradition in these past few years, to buy him a case of his favorite energy drink and gather at someones' house for a big family feast.

And in recent years, I had grown up conversations about life and some of the issues he was going through (maybe even girl problems ;) ) via email (since I no longer live near my family).

He left us with several memories and moments to cherish. I no longer want to be sadden when I think of him and our loss. I know he is where he wanted to be, with God. So I'm going to be happy for, YOU, Uncle Johnny. You're in Heaven now looking down on us. I cant be sad for that. Someday we'll all be together again, until then...

This is a wonderful poem that my Nana found and gave to my Mom to be read at the funeral.


Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up you heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Thanks for reading. I want the world to know him. A wonderful man with a great heart.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday Night Sale SNS

Having SNS sales in both shops tonight.

Buy 2 get 1 free, equal or lesser value, in the bath and body shop. Just add your free item choice in the notes to the seller. Several new cupcakes and scents to choose from with more coming soon including, blueberry, lemon, & cucumber melon. I will also be adding bath teas in the next month.

25% off your order in the scrap shop. Discount will be made through PayPal. I'm adding back many of my 12x12 layouts and new embellishments, however I have discontinued my cards.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Another triple layered delight! I was thrilled when my new blue colorant arrived this week. I couldnt wait to try it out. I used it to color the bubblegum chunk layer. Below that is the yummy Pink Flamingo scent. If you've never smelled it before it's a perfect mix of citrus fruit and cherries. A great fragrance perfect for summer. The final layer is my favorite, Orange Creamsicle.

I love making and using these layered soaps. Why use just one scent when you can have more?

Currently I'm offering these layered soaps for 3.75. Stock up now while the sale is on! Buy 2 get 1 free on any in stock item in my shop. This excludes custom listings and custom orders. See my shop for details.

Friday, July 17, 2009

For Delilah from Etsy

Here are a few of mine finds on ETSY for baby Delilah. I've been searching all over, every free minute I have. So far I love what I've discovered.

1. a DOUBLE MINKY BABY BLANKET I found on sale at
2. MEDIUM PINK BABY HEAD BAND BOW and she was sweet enough to send me the white princess bow as well. Found them at
3. a BUNDLE OF BURP CLOTHS from could these be any more cute? Almost too nice to use, but I think I'll manage. These arent little light weigh cloths either. Thick and durable, they'll be able to clean up any mess Delilah throws at them.

I think next on my to-buy list will be a dress or some type of clothing and I'm pretty sure it's gonna come from here I cant wait!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


(Peach Raspberry Layered Soap)

It's time for my first TNT Sale and BOGO Sale, all in one. Buy one item at regular price, get one of equal or lesser value at 50% off. Convo me for a price reduction or wait for a refund through paypal. Tonight only!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

She's a GIRL!!!!

We found out Thursday afternoon! I've gone a little overboard on little girl items, but let's face it... I need everything for this one. I've held off buying anything till this point because I wanted to know what the baby was first. And YAY!!! It's a GIRL!!! The above items are all store bought but I've been searching ETSY nearly non stop in the pursuit of the cutest and frilliest baby girl items. I'll share a grouping of the etsy items at a later time.

So there you have it! It's a girl. On a small side note, today is the last day of my baby celebration sale. Anything you want in my shop, all at 25% off.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to my etsy baby shopping spree!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's a Baby Sale!!!

That's my sweet pea, feet and all! Only 12 weeks here, but they were thinking the baby might be a girl!!! So my fingers are crossed. We'll know for sure in about 3 more hours! I cant remember the last time I was this excited...

After my appointment I want to come home and do some shopping on etsy! I have 100's of things hearted, it'll be even more fun if it's a girl, since most of that hearted stuff is girly. Keep your fingers crossed. But my paypal account is almost broke, and shopping without money... well that's just not shopping.

So for the first time EVER, and the first time in my scrapbooking shop, EVERYTHING (no exclusions, no exceptions) EVERYTHING is 25% off. So get that layout you've wanted and at a bargain. Or stock up on soap and bath treats. Plenty to choose from and it's all 25% off.

You're discount will be refunded through paypal.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

1 Dollar Sale

Nooooo everything is not a dollar, but almost as good! ONE DOLLAR OFF for every item you buy! There are a few exclusions however... offer doesnt apply to sample or trial sized items, single mini cupcakes or the discounted section. Everything else in stock, in my shop is 1 dollar off!

Sale will run till Friday noon central time. Discount will be refunded through paypal.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cupcake Toppers and Embellishments

I spent most of the day making little toppers for my cupcakes. I combined the 2 things I love, scrapbooking and bath bombs! Now all I have left to do is add the tooth picks and put them on the next batch of cupcakes. I'm planning on making these removable from the cupcakes, but first I've got to figure out a way... we'll see what I come up with.

And as always with scrapbooking I went a little overboard making waaaaaaay way too many. As I was making them I thought they would look adorable on cards or a layout. So I combined them with some other embellishments that I had previously made to create to embellishment lots. The first of which is now in my scrapbooking shop.

Just a reminder, but today is the last day for the free shipping offer in the scrapbook shop. When you spend 35 or more you'll receive free shipping on your order.

Friday, June 26, 2009

16 Rocks

Indeed it does...
Here is another of the custom orders. I created it yesterday. I love working with this die cut paper. I'm gonna have to load up on more. The paper is actually a collection called Peyton, which is the name of the girl in the layout. She wanted it to be rock n roll theme and I think I covered that here. I love the guitars. I cut them on my cricut. Sadly I bought that cartridge just for those guitars.

Contact me in my scrapbooking shop, for all your custom needs. Dont miss the sale. Free shipping on orders of 35 or more!

Also wanted to mention I'm on twitter now.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bits of ETSY Goodness!

I found this cute little fairy a couple weeks ago while I was chatting in the Etsy Chat. I thought she'd make an excellent addition to my garden. Well so far she's made it to my baby/computer room, but eventually she'll make her way to the garden! I'm afraid she is just the first of many. You can sell all her friends here
Here is a recent trade I made. I couldnt be happier with this one. It's a dispose a diaper bag. Something I'm sure to need once the baby arrives! You can bet I'll be coming back to for more baby treats!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

From a Sketch

When I'm browsing layouts, I see them as sketches. Now a sketch is a vague outline of where your paper and embellishments go. You can be as creative with it as you want. Well this is my first layout that I have created from an actual sketch, shown below. I picked it up in the gallery.

I changed it around a little bit, but mostly followed the outline, to make it work for this layout. The flourish is a one of a kind creation that I put together using prima crystals and prima felt. I just cut the felt pattern apart and pieced together a new one. Then to finish it off I added the prima crystals. I'm pretty pleased with all the detail and how it came together. I'll definitely be creating from more actual sketches in the future!

A new layout can be found in my scrapbook shop. along with my newest sale running through the end of the month. Purchases of 35 or more will receive free shipping. See the shop for the selection and all the details.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yay I'm Back after the Break!

As you may have known, we found out in April we were expecting our second baby. I took a mini break from etsy doing everything but shutting my shops down, and offering only my in stock items for a couple of months. Well now the morning sickness has passed and I'm feeling my creativity coming back to life! I've craved a lot of watermelon through the first month or two and that has been my inspiration for my latest creations! These all smell good enough to eat. Pretty visually tempting too ;)

Buckets of watermelon cupcake goodness! I knew I had to save enough of this fragrance to try it out on the cupcakes. They smell perfectly juicy and sweet, just as you'd expect watermelon in the summer to taste and smell. Of course I dont recommend tasting them...

Watermelon is quickly becoming my new favorite scent. I've only had the fragrance for a week or so and already need to order more. This is definitely a scent I'm keeping around. I've used it in every type of product I make, so you have options. The shea butter soap (I have a bar in each bathroom!), the cupcakes from above, sugar scrubs and a bath salt. Head over to the shop to check them out. Get them now at a discount! 10% off your entire order when you purchase a sugar scrub or bath salt!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sugar Scrubs & Bath Salts

One of my favorite shower necessities, sugar scrubs, and because they are my favorite, they are on sale! Also included in this sale are my bath salts. Just purchase one of these shower and/or bath temptations and you'll receive 10% off your entire order.

Sugar scrubs are great for polishing your skin while removing dead and dull skin cells, leaving your skin silky smooth. I keep a jar of this in my shower!

Or enhance your bath experience with some bath salts. I use a combination of Epsom salts and dead sea salts to get your blood circulating, and help relieve stress all while moisturizing your skin.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Brother Opened an Etsy Shop!

Finally my 24 year old brother has opened an etsy shop. I mentioned etsy to him back when I first opened my paper shop and am sooooo happy that he is no offering his pieces here. I adore the work and the craftsmanship in the pieces he has created for me including a wooden display cabinet (can be seen in the post about my raggedy dolls), a bench, a weathered looking barn ladder, and even one of the trivets like the one shown above. Be sure to check out his latest creations!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Showing all my mom friends some love! My son woke me up, this morning, to a bracelet he made me at school. Something I'll treasure forever. Next year at this time I'll be celebrating with two babies! I've been meaning to show my ultrasound for a while now. It was done at about 9 weeks. I'm 11 today! Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Birthday Sales

Happy Birthday to ME!!!
Today is my 27th birthday... boo hoo, my 20's are almost over lol! But there is still time to celebrate, and I am!!! It's sales all around. Sales in both shops! First in my PaperPrincess34 shop, buy one 12x12 layout at regular price, get one at 40% off! One discount per person in this shop.

Next in my MyOtherPrincess shop, 25% off your entire order when you purchase a cupcake! Discounts will be made through paypal. Sales last for the duration of today only! Happy shopping!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I'm POSITITVE - No Joke!

So today I planned on sharing some of my most meaningful country pieces around my house, but instead, I've got some news.

For the last week I've been pretty crampy, you know, the regular monthly thing, except, no monthly thing! My skin hates me right now, I'm all broken out, lets not even talking about emotions. I'll start crying. And of course, the nausea!

So on a hunch, I bought a pregnancy test while I was at Walmart yesterday. I dont do a good job at keeping track of when I'm supposed to "start" so I didnt know if I should use it yet or not. After thinking about it all night long, I decided, I have enough symptoms right now that if it's pregnancy hormones making me feel the way I do, then the test would detect them. So I peed on it...

Almost immediately the positive sign appeared! Now being April Fool's day, my hubby didnt believe me at first when I told him... today isnt such a good day to let news like that out of the bag!

I asked my son (who is 7) if he wanted a brother or a sister... he said BOTH! Then he told me my belly wasnt big enough to have a baby in it...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Weekend Sale 25% Off

A while back I was sharing my latest Prima supplies. It's not often that I go outside of my comfort zone and make something with a Punk theme. So here is my take on it, keeping it punk, but girly at the same time. I could totally rock this layout!

On a side note, I'm having a spur of the moment sale, 25% off, in the paper shop for the remainder of the weekend. I have a large selection of cards and layouts to choose from as well as a couple mini albums. This sale will end 11:59pm central time on Sunday evening.

Another little note, I will be discontinuing my cards as they expire this time around, so get them while you can.

Save 10% On Cupcakes

What a collection of cupcakes I've got now. I'd love to make more, but I'm running out of room to store them all! You'll receive 10% off your entire order, excluding shipping charges, when you purchase at least one cupcake. Buy 1 or ton, large or small, as long as you have one in your order, you'll receive a 10% discount on your entire order. Refund will be made through paypal.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Give Away Winner - Kati!!!

Congrats to Kati for being the winner of my cupcake give away. You've won a set of 3 bath cupcakes!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I've Got SOAP!!!

It's finally here, and in my favorite scent ORANGE CREAMSICLE!!!! I've got one in my shower now and the hubby has already used up his entire test bar! Yeah, it's that good! This particular bar is Goat's Milk, but I will be carrying Shea Butter as well. More scents coming soon! Bars are between 3 and 4 oz and will leave your skin moisturized and conditioned!

Dont forget, today is the last day for the cupcake give away. Winner will be posted tomorrow. Enter now!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Featured Seller- LollyBopBaby

Time for another featured seller. LollyBopBaby has the most adorable shop on etsy. Everything you need for baby! She makes me wish I had a little girl to dress up! I've got to tell you, I've been drooling over these baby shoes since the moment I first saw them! How adorable!!! They are just my "doodle" style and I love the bright vibrant colors. Now... if only they were in my size... Just kidding, but they totally would be mine if I had some little feet to put them on.

Her baby crocheted baby blankets are so sweet and you can imagine how soft they are from the texture in her photos! Her shop is the first place I will be shopping should I ever have another child... or well, if I need a baby gift for someone special.

Check out her shop. Give her some love!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Weekend Sale 20% Off

It's SALE TIME! Now through Sunday 20% off in Discount will be refunded through paypal. I have a great selection of scents and items now in stock in my shop. Bath cupcakes (bath bombs), bath salts, and vigorous sugar scrubs.

Just a little blurb about the sugar scrubs, and I'm not just saying this because it's mine and I made it, but really, the sugar scrub is the best scrub I've had the pleasure of using. I'm going on about 5 days now since using it last, and my skin is just as soft as if I had applied it this morning. I'd say you really only need to use it every week to week and a half. The 4 oz tub will last you a long time.

So go on, shop and save money! Remember every item gets you an entry into my blog give away. Dont forget to post the transaction ID in the comment box.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's a Blog Give Away!

Everyone knows I love to share! So this is my first give away and I'm making it a sweet one! I've got 3 life size bath bomb cupcakes. Here are the scents I've selected.

1. pink sugar
2. orange creamsicle
(my personal favorite scent)
3. creme brulee

Entering is simple. You can get one entry per type except for number 4.

1. Visit my etsy shop, and comment here with your favorite item.
2. Follow my blog, comment back here.
3. Blog about my give away. Be sure to post a link back here.
4. Finally get one entry for EVERY purchase in my etsy shop during the give away. Just post the transaction ID for each item (one item per comment) in the comment box.

My give away will end at 11:59pm central time on March 25th. The winner will be posted on my blog. Give away is open to US residents only due to the weight. Have fun and good luck!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Now They're Mini!

How can you make a cupcake anymore appealing than it already is? Make it MINI!!! My mini muffin pan finally arrived this week and I could hardly wait to use it. I've been making one scent after another and now it's cupcake madness in my kitchen, but it smells sooooo good. I'm selling these in sets of 3. You can also get them as singles. Dont be surprised if you see a couple PIFs pop up in the shop. I love to share!
I've decided to make a few of my other goodies in smaller sizes. Just the right size for sampling or traveling. Currently I'm offering my vigorous sugar scrubs in this smaller 2 oz size.

Check out my shop for all the newest items!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Get the Winter Skin off Ya!

The sugar scrubs are here! I created these with Turbinado sugar from Hawaii. Perfect for slumping off that dry skin from winter! To that I've added the very moisturising Sweet Almond Oil. This oil feels more dry and goes on smooth. The excess easily rinses off leaving you feeling silky and soft. I've topped my scrub off with a touch of Vitamin E oil.

What a pleasure it was to test it out. Of course I made mine in the Orange Creamsicle scent. I think I even heard my skin sing a little...
Look at that texture? A little will go a long way. No need to be aggressive with this stuff. It does all the work for you. Just gently massage it into your skin, the sugar and oils will do the rest!

Now available in the Orange Creamsicle scent in MyOtherPrincess shop. Other scents coming soon.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Prima Prima Prima!!!

I was stalking another of my favorite online scrapbook stores earlier this week and noticed with Prima CHA releases were finally available. Yay. While I've already ordered many of the new items, these ones were not offered on the site where I did my pre order. So Yay! I got the cute cute cute rub ons and of course I couldnt pass up the flowers. I already used them on a layout this afternoon. It was my first PUNK layout. Maybe I'll show it off a little later...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Sale in the PaperPrincess34 Shop

Well MyOtherPrincess shop is having a sale, so PaperPrincess needs to have a sale. Friday, March 13th (one day only) my fabulous 40% sale is back!!! Buy 1 layout at regular price, get one of your choice at 40% off. Only one layout at 40% off per person. Convo me for price adjustments or, I'll just refund the difference through paypal.

I just had to share my Pretty In Pink layout. Hair color has come up a lot in the etsy chat. Yes, it's true, I've had pink hair. I think I rocked it pretty well too :) The picture was quite a few years ago when I was 21 or 22. That's 5 or 6 years ago for anyone keeping track... Do we need to hear the story, cause of course, I didnt make my hair pink on purpose. I was getting highlights, blonde and red, and well the red ran into the blonde and turned pink. She offered to fix it in a couple days (had to wait a while to avoid further damaging my hair), but it grew on me and I ended up keeping the look.

Now that I've shared my hair story, dont forget about the sale in my PaperPrincess shop. For details about the sale in MyOtherPrincess shop, read the post below.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

25% off in MyOtherPrincess Shop

I think it's about time for my first sale in the new shop! 25% off everything in This sale will only last through Friday. So hurry and get the goodies while you can. Discounts will be made through paypal. So hurry, go grab your favorite cupcakes and bath salts at a discount while you can!