Tuesday Treasure Trove  November 11, 2014

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

Things of Note:

Not much to say today. Work & life as normal over here at the moment. So let’s mix things up: tell me some good news you got recently!

Right Now  November 10, 2014

Right Now

Right now, I am…

watching Ian trim the tree over the driveway. He has the week off and is apparently in yard work mode. He already tackled hunting out new fire ant mounds.

fighting off what feels like the beginning of a cold. Yes, right after a craft show. Again. This is becoming a pattern I don’t like. Do show, don’t sell much, get sick. Not a fan. I’ve got one more show this year, let’s hope it breaks the pattern.

glad that we got our Christmas plans finalized this weekend. We’ll be going out to Arizona to hang with Ian’s side of the family. Flights are booked, puppy boarding and day camp reserved. Good to go. Bonus? I get to see the Grand Canyon for the first time, as we’ll be taking a mini side trip to go see it. Woohoo!

playing my way through the Myst game series. I got the 10th Anniversary pack for my birthday (thanks, sis!). I played through Riven this past weekend, and now am in uncharted territory as I never played any of the games past that back in the day.

still surprised to have taken my old Macbook out of storage/the closet to find that the battery had exploded. Apparently this is not an uncommon thing once laptop batteries hit ~7 years old? It looks like my computer got into a car crash and internal air bags exploded.

plotting out my Christmas gifts for everyone on my list. Some people are tricky.

hoping I don’t have to cancel ladies coffee date tomorrow because of this stupid almost-cold becoming a full cold.

needing to put away all of the stuff from the craft show that made it out of my car but not farther than the living room. But really not feeling up to that undertaking right now.

going to go investigate our tea cabinet and see if we have any of the throat tamer or antioxidant stuff left from last time I was sick.

How’s your week kicking off?

Shop News  November 6, 2014

First and foremost, don’t forget you can find me this Saturday at the Rockin’ Around the Holiday Bazaar in Round Rock, TX. More details here, and you can RSVP/share the even here. I’d love to meet some of my blog readers and shop fans in person! You can print off this postcard and hand it in at the entrance to be entered for a door prize:

Holiday Bazaar Postcard 2014

Click for PDF version.

Secondly, Annie’s Artist Lookbook did a wonderful surprise write-up on me and my shop, which you should go check out. Thanks, Annie!

And last, if you haven’t already seen, holiday-themed items and stocking stuffer sets have been hitting the shop, so be sure to check that out.

Green Dragon Trio

One of the stocking stuffer sets.

That’s all for today, folks! I promise to return to my normal blogging schedule next week after the show craziness is past.

What’s keeping you busy lately?

Tuesday Treasure Trove  November 4, 2014

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

Things of Note:

My vacation is officially over, and now of course everything is busy busy busy between work and getting ready for the craft show this weekend. Yesterday wasn’t bad, though – I was uber productive and got back with everyone who had emailed me over vacation. Plus ran some errands, volunteered at the library, went to a vendor meetup, etc etc. The rest of the week looks exactly like all that, too. I’m trying to figure out when I can go grocery shopping, haha. On the plus side, being back to work means wrapping up projects and invoicing people, which is always a fun part.

What’s your week shaping up like?

November Shop Charity  November 3, 2014


In case you missed it at the start of the year, one of the things I’ve decided to do with my shops this year is donate a portion of all sales to charities or causes that I support.

Regular blog readers are probably aware of this, but I am a huge bookworm. Curling up and reading a new book is one of my favorite things to do. I love writing, too, and have even attempted November’s NaNoWriMo a few times. The idea that there are adults out there who can’t even read well enough to fill out a job application makes my bookworm heart hurt. Accordingly, the beneficiary for November is ProLiteracy, a group based on the idea that every adult has the right to literacy. They believe that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population. They develop and promote literacy content and programs to help adult learners, and advocate on their behalf. If you are a fellow bookworm and want to help give the gift of reading to others, you can support the cause by a direct donation on the ProLiteracy site, or by shopping in either of my shops (screen printing or digital) this month.

At the beginning of this month $5 was donated to the October shop charity. Slow month for sales, apparently.

Friday Favorites: Dotan  October 31, 2014

Thanks to the boy’s satellite radio, I can actually instantly know the band for a song that catches my attention while we’re driving somewhere. This happened with Home by Dotan the other week, and I promptly bought the album it came from on iTunes when we got home. And it’s been on repeat since then. Here’s a few of my favorites from the album 7 Layers:

Dotan by Amanda Cobb on Grooveshark

I checked out his previous album, too, but I think 7 Layers is better.

What’s caught your ear lately?