Welcome to my blog! Here is where you'll finding me rambling about a variety of subjects, including my family, vintage, thrifting, Etsy shops I love, and more!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Latest Listings

Hi there!

I thought I'd do a quick blog to show you a few of my latest listings from my 3 Etsy shops! If you get a chance please check out http://www.jenscloset.etsy.com/ http://mymilkglassshop.etsy.com/ and http://thechinagirl.etsy.com/



Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm Cleaning

Not to obsess about twitter... well actually I will obsess about twitter! It's down! This is awful! I had to start cleaning the house! I didn't know what to do with myself!

It was actually a good thing twitter was down! My daughter, Katherine, had a big birthday party here (to celebrate her 17th birthday)...lots of teenagers, and a big mess to clean up!

I have to say, all of her friends are very nice! I could only get one quick picture, I didn't want to be the old lady hanging out with the kids, so I snapped this one real quick, while Katherine was opening a gift.

I did have Katherine introduce me to everyone, since there were quite a few I've heard mention of, but didn't know what they looked like, so that was fun!

I know you've heard this a million times, but it is true, your kids grow up so quick! Katherine is my baby, and I cannot believe my baby is 17! There's a lot I miss about the younger years! I loved the cuddle time and reading books to them! But the teenager years are also fun! My son Mark is 18, Katherine is 17, and Lindsey is 26 (wow!). They're nice people and that's what I'm so proud of! I'd like to think I had something to do with that!

And if twitter's not up later today, I will be posting another blog!


Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm Telling You I Love Twitter

I had to explain twitter to someone today. A non-twitter person really does believe we just tweet about what kind of sandwich we are eating at the moment.

I try to explain that, for me, one reason I love twitter, is the friends I meet there! Since I work at home, I think of them as my cubicle friends! I chat with them just as I would chat if I was at an office in one of those stuffy cubicle things.

Anyways...one of my good twitter friends, has been so sweet to RT my links and promote my blogs, so I wanted to give her a big shout out!

I love vintage and that is why I now have 3 vintage shops! I also love this great vintage Etsy shop http://www.vintageeye.etsy.com check it out! I love that she has a section just for guys! After all, men love vintage too!

Plus...Kathleen also has a fantastic sense of humor! Don't take my word for it, just check her twitter at http://www.twitter.com/vintageeye fun fun!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Buy From Etsy!

From gifts to personal items, Etsy has just about everything you could possibly want or need!

Everyone uses soap, right!? (well you should)...check out http://www.morganstreet.etsy.com/ for not only gorgeous looking soap, but also high quality and oh-so-fragrant! Right now I'm using the Patchouli Essential Oil Soap. It holds up well and lasts forever! I also purchased the Solid Sugar Scrub (which I love!) and the cute bars of "Girls Night Out" soaps, which I haven't used yet-but they smell great too!

Another thing most of us need, especially if we love to cook, is potholders! I recently purchased an oven mitt and two pot holders with the cutest rooster pattern from http://www.sewinggranny.etsy.com/ ! These are perfect! The mitt is lined and even has a ring attached so it can be hung up for easy access!

I love my Etsy purchases! I will continue to buy from Etsy and I highly recommend you check them out! Don't forget they also have great vintage shops (including mine)!

Happy Shopping!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm here!

I'm here! Wow! It's been awhile since I updated my blog!

Been busy with my three Etsy shops! If you follow me on twitter you know that I have a stress fracture on my ankle, which bums me out because I can't do my usual workouts!

So let's see...oh, I know! My next blog will be about two Etsy shops that I love and have purchased from! I try to blog about my Etsy purchases. If you haven't shopped on Etsy what are you waiting for!? http://www.etsy.com/ amazing amazing talent there...and of course, amazing amazing vintage shops (including mine!).

You can purchase everything from handmade soap, jewelry, ceramics, artwork...and so much more! I love Etsy because they welcome not only handmade items, but vintage items as well! Anything over 20 years old is considered vintage on Etsy.

Take a few minutes to visit Etsy and do a search on anything and see what you come up with! I'm betting you will be pleasantly surprised!

Happy Shopping!!