Friday, April 25, 2008

I am currently being featured in fellow Iowan and Etsian Plaidfuzz's blog . She makes beautiful cards and crocheted items - and like me, is also a mom. I've included a photo of one of my favorite items from her store right now. It says, "God couldn't be everywhere, so he made moms." I love this saying now that I'm a mom, but I'm pretty sure I would have rolled my eyes at my mom if she had said it to me when I was younger. Oh well.

Friday, April 18, 2008


I've got another happy customer.
In other news...I'm engaged! Brian asked me to marry him on Wednesday and of course I said yes. I'm already stressed out about a guest list and reception location and blah blah blah. Mark your calendars for sometime September of 09.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My record coasters were featured in this blog today. Many thanks go out to Moesewco.

In honor of Record Store day on Saturday, I'm offering FREE shipping via USPS parcel post to anywhere in the continental United States. This deal will last through Saturday.

In other news, I bought the BEST lampshade on Etsy. It's made out of old slides of state "welcome signs." I bought it from here. And here's a photo of my lampshade:

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I'm really bad about updating this thing. I'm going to attempt to be better, but that's not a promise.

I sold four items in 24 hours, and I was really excited. So far my best-selling item is my vinyl record coasters, which are pictured above. For some reason my shop has been getting a lot of traffic over the past week. I'm not complaining. Of course, any money I made went right back into the "business," as I call it, buying more supplies, so hopefully the attention doesn't wear off.

In other exciting news, my items are now available at ZZZ Records, and hopefully soon will be available at another shop in Kansas City that may or may not be named at a later date.

In the meantime, I'm off to work on my next line of items. If there is something you'd like to see, let me know!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


This has *got* to be an April Fool's joke. At least I hope it is.

I had a "how the hell did I get here" moment on Sunday night. It's not that I don't think about what my life has become, but sometimes I just have this moment of realization that my life has become something so foreign to me. And I don't mean in a bad way. I just never saw myself having the life I have now. Never - at least not at this age. On Sunday it hit me as I was wandering around the kitchen. I had Stella on my hip and Bickley in the other room watching cartoons. And I was attempting to juggle a wiggly baby not content perched on my hip while moving things in and out of the microwave for Bickley's dinner - all the while trying not to burn me or the baby. And I had it again later that night while I was laying on the couch trying to lull Stella to sleep (because she's having trouble doing it on her own) only to have a squeeling 6-year-old burst into the room laughing at something she'd seen on Cartoon Network and totally thwarting all of my efforts. I'm a mom to one and a stepmom to another and I had to step back and take a good, hard look at myself - and laugh. And then, of course, it was back to reality - and lulling Stella.