Saturday, September 18, 2010

And the winner is....

Busy Bee!
Send me a convo on etsy and let me know what you'd like for your free item!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

National Cupcake Week!

National Cupcake Week
Sept 13 - 17
How exciting is that! I know I've been looking forward to it for nearly a month now. Lots of goodies and deals in store! One lucky winner will walk away with the goods below, all themed around cupcakes!
That lucky winner will receive a deliciously themed box to include: a set of 3 mini frosting scented cupcakes. 2 mini cupcakes in the scents of birthday cake and frosted cupcake. A regular sized cupcake scented in a fabulous summery scent of raspberry mango colada and 2 bars of soap in the buttercream pumpkin cheesecake cupcake, and the cotton candy cupcake scents.

Winning it all is simple! Just place an order in my shop during National Cupcake Week. Each item you purchase will get you an entry. I will choose and post the winner Saturday, Sept 18. I will use to pick the winner.

And so my blog readers dont feel left out, I've got a give away for you! One lucky winner can pick out any item from my shop (up to 7 dollars). Just visit my shop and post a comment back here telling me what item you would pick if you won. Winner will also be chosen Saturday, Sept 18.
Happy National Cupcake Week!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Sale & Referral Program

Announcing the Referral Program
Here is a little treat to round out the end of summer. Refer your friends and earn a discount towards a future purchase. Here are the details.

1. Have a friend place a PAID order of at least 10 dollars (before shipping charges) in my shop. You'll earn a 2 dollar discount for each friend you refer.

2. Your referral MUST mention your name and etsy user name when they check out. This will make it easier for me to keep track and contact you with your total earnings at the end of the program.

3. The referral program will run 8/23 through 9/30. All orders, by your referrals, will have to be placed during this time to qualify. There is a limit of 5 referrals per person.

4. The fun part! This is when you get to cash in! Place your orders between 10/1 and 10/8. Your discount will be applied only to the purchase price of your items, not the shipping charges. Regular shipping charges will apply. Place your orders as usual and wait for the paypal refund, or convo me with a list of items and I will set up a custom listing reflecting your discount.

By participating you agree to my above terms. Have fun! And what better time to get started than now with our Labor Day Sale!

Labor Day Sale
10% off paid orders of 5 dollars or more (before shipping charges). Discount will be refunded through paypal. Sale will run 9/3 through 9/6

Monday, June 21, 2010

Give Away Winner is....

Redneck Candles

With the lucky number of 35, Red Neck Candles is our winner! Congrats and thank you everyone for entering.

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Gift Item (coming soon) and Give Away - now over 59 comments

Gifts Sets
(coming soon!)
These adorable little gift sets will be available soon in my bath and body shop. They will include 2 small wash clothes, a soap and cupcake of buyers choice. Cloths measure 5x5 inches and are made of patterned quality fabric and backed soft minky. Perfect for a little clean up, and make up removal since they are so soft and gentle.

So now, here's your chance to win one!
Here is what the lucky winner will receive:

2 minky wash clothes
1 regular sized cupcake, coffee scented
1 mini sized cupcake, sweet tooth & marshmallow scented
1 bar of coconut creme brulee shea butter soap

Sorry my bucket and soap dish arent included in the give away or the gift sets. How would I take my pictures without them!

Here are the details on what you need to do to win. Give away is open to US and Canada only. You'll get one entry for each of the following. Please post a separate comment for each. Give away will end 6pm on Monday, June 21st. I will post winner soon after. It will be winner's responsibility to contact me within 3 days, either through etsy, facebook or my blog with their shipping info.

Ways to enter (post a comment for each on my blog):

1. (REQUIRED)Visit my shop and tell me what your favorite item is.
2. Follow my blog, be sure to post a comment.
3. Follow me on Facebook and post a comment with your user name.
4. Follow me on Twitter make sure to leave a comment with your user name.
5. Blog, tweet or share my give away on facebook, come back and post the link.
6. Make a purchase (1 entry per item bought), come back and post the transaction.

Winner will be chosen by

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Grand Opening Coming to a Close

We are in the final days of the introductory prices of my clothing. Monday I will be switching over to the regular prices. The shop is almost fully updated now (though the scrapbooking layouts will remain until they sell or expire, they will not be relisted).

I have updated my banner (pretty pleased with it as I made it myself!) as well as having redone my policies. So be sure to check out all my hard work!

I'd like to take a moment to show off my newest dress! I have used the pattern for my layer dress to create this adorable piece. This is the first pattern that I've "altered" myself. The bottom layer has been lengthened to show off the patterned print, as well as ruffles added to each of the layers. I've used 4 different prints to create this boutique dress! I couldnt be more pleased with the outcome.

Since the change over to regular prices will happen on Monday this dress does not have an introductory price and will not change once the change is complete.

So stop by and check out The Ruffled Princess at

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Exciting News - Another Princess!

The Ruffled Princess
We are up and opened now! So you're thinking, what is the Ruffled Princess? Well, I've put together a collection of dresses, top and pants to outfit your little "princess". Clothing will be mainly for babies and toddlers, up to 4T, however, if possible I may be able to accommodate larger sizes upon request.

Where can you find these goodies? In my shop! Prices show are grand opening prices, only here for a few weeks or so.

And in other new, I'm transitioning out my layouts and scrapbooking products. Prices have been drastically reduced for quick liquidation. So if you scrapbook, you better hurry over there before the deals are gone!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Etsy Goodness

Some More Etsy Goodness

By now you all know I'm a cupcake queen! I love anything CUPCAKE!!! So of course, when I came across the cupcake necklace, I wanted it! The only problem... I dont wear jewelery. But hubby fixed that problem for me. After more than 9 years of sharing one vehicle we bought a second! I immediately knew where I could hang this adorable little gem, from my rear view mirror!!! Ok, so there was a little whining and complaining from hubby, who didnt want to drive my car with a cupcake hanging from the mirror. Well too bad, baby! I spent the last 5 years driving a truck and carting around your army gear, I think you can deal with a little cupcake!

The cupcake is a lamp work bead, made of glass and completely handmade. Natasha of is a sweetheart. She sent me a message as soon as she sent it out and was super quick with getting it to me. I highly recommend her!

It speaks the truth! Now, this shirt isnt mine yet, but I'm thinking about it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Vote for my Doll!

Vote for Miss Delilah

Votes will be counted for today and tomorrow in the "Cutest of them all" bow contest on Facebook. All you have to do is click on my little girls picture (Delilah Renee) and type "vote" Please do! Winner will get a free 100 gift certificate for more bows!!!

Thank you much!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ready for another Etsy Shopping Spree?

My etsy shopping addiction continues!
Shhhhh, dont tell (ok you can tell) but this is my favorite kind of shirt I've got for Delilah. This is the second one, we have one in pink too (of course!) If you want to score yours, visit Whitney (who is super sweet) at On a side note, the sewer in me wants to take out the yellow ruffle on this skirt and add my own ruffle!

I would have had pictures of this adorable dress sooner, but the first time I put her in it, the little bugger pooped on it before I could get pictures!!! But she liked it really! And luckily I was able to get it out. I love the little ruffle on this dress and how cute is the apple print? She makes the bows to match the dresses, and they come along with the purchase!

I'm starting to have a thing for bloomers! Some of you may know, Daddy is a drill sergeant, so I HAD to get these little ruffle bloomers. was very friendly and fast making these for us. She was so helpful in aiding me in picking out a size that would fit her for more than a month. I cant wait to come back for more.

I think she likes it!

I'll take one of EVERYTHING from I absolutely looooooove this dress! Quality cuteness, be sure to check her out. You'll be in awe!

Till next time...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sewing, a new hobby!

After buying so many pillowcase dresses, I decided it was time to put my sewing machine to use. Keep in mind, the only thing I had ever sewed were blankets! So I searched etsy looking for a good pillowcase pattern, some fabric and a quick trip to Wally World to pick up some tread. Several phone calls to my grandmother (for the mean of sewing terminology) and a few hours later I had a dress! Not too bad for my first attempt!

So by this time I've been adding lots of fabrics to my favorites on etsy. I decided to change up the dress patterns just a little and add the zebra stripe print rather than the polka dot for the tie. Love how it came out!

Now this is my favorite dress pattern thus far. It took me ALL DAY to complete. I ended up having to take out lots of seams, but it was my own fault for not understanding what the pattern was asking. I think the sizing is off on this pattern as this is the 6-9 mo size on my 4mo daughter. She normally wears a 6mo size.

A second attempt at the double layer dress. (My favorite) And it went much quicker this time. Only had to take out one seam, and again my fault for not reading the directions more carefully. This time I made the dress in 1T-2T size. Much better fit for her!

Another double layered dress. I tried to do something a little softer and more vintagish. The blue bottom layer was supposed to be a black polka dot, but it showed through the top layer. So I had to improvise! I was almost able to make this dress without looking at the instructions!

So after wearing out my first two patterns I decided it was time to buy another. Here is a halter top dress. This patter is by far my most versatile! I got it from There are sooooo many options. The straps can be made as shown, or I can use knot straps, buttons etc! The ruffle can be a band (like in the pillowcase dress) and the ruffle or band can be done in any lenght! AWESOME! I'm out of 3/4" elastic and so is Wally World, or esle I'd have made more of this style!

On a side note, this was my first try at a ruffle, and I love it! I'm already thinking of adding ruffles to some of my other dresses!

Finally, this is my most recent dress pattern purchase. Another halter top dress. Well, it's supposed to be a dress, but it came out more like a top on her. I need to take into consideration that she is a lot taller than your average 6 mo old (at 4 months even!) Next time I'll lenghten the body of the dress and I'm thinking of adding one of those adorable ruffles to the bottom!
I'm LOVING sewing, and considering adding some of these dresses to my scrapbooking shop. If you are interested in one, let me know. I'd be happy to make one for you!!! Any excuse to sew!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Etsy Wardrobe - More from Delilah's Closet

My new favorite thing to shop for on etsy, DRESSES!!!! There are so many styles and options offered from many talented sellers on etsy. I found a month or so ago while pouncing (big shock, I know!) I ordered this super sweet cupcake pillowcase dress, and I've been hooked ever since. Her dresses are just adorable, well made and shipped very quickly.

I look forward to picking out dresses, and I find myself checking out her shop a few times a week for new styles. Right now she is running a special. A selection of dresses for just 10 dollars!!!

To date, Miss Delilah has 3 of her dresses. Being as roomy as they are I know they will fit her for many months to come, which is a huge advantage when it comes to baby clothes. Once she's out grown it as a dress, she'll be able to continue to wear it as a top.
The above dress is our most recent purchase (my son helped pick it out) and should be here any day now!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Etsy Shopping Spree

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know I love to shop on Etsy! And if you dont, well then you should! One of my very dear Etsy friends makes these adorable beanies, as featured on my little doll! She was sweet enough to send one as a gift for Delilah.
Besides beanies, 2kute makes crochet hats, soap savers, mary janes, wash cloths, scrubbies and appliques. Be sure to check her out.
And as a special offer, when you purchase and item from 2kute from 2/14 to 2/21 you'll receive a 10% discount on your next purchase in my bath and body shop! Just post the transaction ID in the notes to seller and I'll refund your 10%. Excludes shipping charges and can not be combined with any other offer.

So as I mentioned, if you follow me on facebook, I do a lot of Etsy shopping. One of my favorite features on etsy is Pounce. Pounce is a great way to discover shops who have yet to have a sale, as well as shops who have just sold something. I'm one who likes to browse the just sold items.
I'm known to pounce several times a day! One of my recent finds was from I've been looking for a case for my camera for some time now, and this monster digital camera case was just too hard to pass up!
You'll also find cases for all kinds of gadgets, like cell phones, PSP, iPods, and DS just to name a few! There is also adorable pencil cases that any child would be proud to show off at school!

My final Etsy pounce find for today is this feather pen. My house is constantly eating my pens! I can never find one when I need one. You can bet this one from is never too hard to find. This feather is super soft and makes this pen hard to misplace. You might have even spotted this as a photo prop in my shop! So get your shop on and start pouncing, but be careful. It can get costly and addictive!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's True, I'm Candle Crazed

My favorite candles EVER!!!

I've tried them all, from Yankee, to cheapie Wally World and everything in between, and Auntie Di's has the best! The scent throw is amazing. I'll be burning the candle in the kitchen and I can smell it through out the house. Yankee cant do that. They burn clean and evenly. No wasted wax here.

I truly have an addiction! I'm constantly burning my candles so I can hurry up and buy more. She offers many scents, including my favorites, Banana Nut Bread, Pumpkin Souffle, and Apple Pie.

Not seeing what you want? Just ask her. She's super awesome with stuff like that!

So not a big candle fan? Not to worry. She also has a tart shop which I am equally addicted to! As her name claims, she'll definitely be "tempting" you. Her scents are true to life. After smelling the Banana Nut Bread, my brother asked if there was real banana bread in it! Yah, it's that good.

So head on over, tell her I sent you and pick up some goodies!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hair Bow Diva

Well it's been a while since I was able to post last. Having a new baby is keeping my hands full! Miss Delilah is approaching 3 months now! Seems hard to believe and time sure does fly.

Back in my scrapbooking days, I used to do a lot of work for one very special lady, Melissa and her sweet daughter Tori. She always had the most amazing and darling hair bows on her baby. So I vowed that if I ever had a little girl, I was gonna dress her the same way. Now back then I never thought I'd have another child, so what a surprise to have Delilah come along!

Since then, the sales from my soap shop have gone to fund my hair bow obsession.

If you've ever done a search on Etsy for hair bows, you know there are tons of choices. One shop that has really caught my eye is If you have a little girl, you need one of these bows!