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, February 17, 2010

Pluggin' Away!

Notice I've been away for awhile!!? You haven't!!?

I've been busy stocking up my latest Etsy shop http://www.thechinagirl.etsy.com/ -so if you get a chance, please take a look! I hope you like it! I've been thinking about starting a china shop for awhile since I have so much here! I've already sold 8 items, so I'm excited about that!

I am also keeping busy with my original shop http://www.jenscloset.etsy.com/ and my 2nd shop http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com/ and excited that these shops are also doing very well!

I still love twitter and if you can't find me just check there http://www.twitter.com/jenscloset !!

My next blog will be about some of my latest Etsy purchases-so I hope you'll follow my blog and visit often!

My best to everyone!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!! Don't forget...it's Sunday!

I received some great gifts today!

In the mail, from my daughter, Lindsey...I received a gorgeous hand knitted pink and lacy shawl (yep-made my her!!). Thank you so much Lindsey! and no, Lindsey, I haven't picked up the crochet project you started for me at Christmas time!

Also--I want to congratulate my daughter Lindsey for her big promotion at work!! Way to go!!

Now, for a gift I just received from my very sweet and thoughtful husband, Bob!! Bubble wrap!! Yes, you heard that correctly...bubble wrap! I use a ton for my shops http://www.jenscloset.etsy.com/ http://www.mymilkglassshop.etsy.com/ and my brand new shop (already had my first order!) http://www.thechinagirl.etsy.com/ !! And he also gave me gorgeous fresh flowers-which I also love to use when I taking pics of things I'm listing in my shops! I just love fresh flowers! They cheer up these snowy days!
I also included a picture of cute valentine bags my daughter, Katherine (16), filled with her homemade sugar cookies! I didn't get a chance to take pics of the decorated cookies, but believe me..she's like a mini-martha (yeah, martha stewart)..let's just say she's a little particular with the decorating of the cookies, and I'm not really allowed to help!

So Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Remember, it's the little things that you do throughout the year that really mean the most...but, of course, we also love receiving gifts on this love-filled holiday!!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Big Announcement!

I've decided to take the plunge and open a 3rd Etsy shop! I've collected quite a bit of beautiful china in the past several years and I think it's time to devote an entire shop to it!

If you get a chance, please check out http://www.thechinagirl.etsy.com/ ...I just opened it today, so bear with me...I'll be adding more in the next few days!
I'd love to hear what you think of it so far!



Saturday, February 6, 2010


Yes-that's why I said! Bionicles! My 12 year old adorable nephew, Bobby is here, and he brought some of his Bionicle creations! I am amazed at how quickly he can create these guys!

They don't have names (yeah, I was silly enough to ask him that).

Bobby has always been very good at creating Legos and Bionicles! Even when he was very little he would take the instructions and study them (so cute)...and then like magic, make a Lego master piece!

I, on the other hand, would not even attempt to even think I could possibly make anything! I'll leave that work up to Bobby!

Hope you all have a great weekend!