Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No Featured Artist This Week---WISH LIST TIME!

Alrighty..it seems to be that time of year for shopping!! So since I am BROKE, I am going to skip ONE featured artist and make a little wish list of things I'd love to have!! So feel free to browse these stores and go shopping in my place! (and shop with me so I can do shopping!)

Here we go!

This just looks so yummy and I have no doubt it smells as good as it looks! And I SOOOOO want it!

Coffee scented Goat's Milk Bar Soap $4.99

From Oakenstone Handmade Soaps and Candles


Fun Popcorn Soap


From LoveLeeSoaps

I would love this for my son!!------------------>

Goodnight Monkey $15.00

FlutterBrush is one of my very favorite sellers and although I'm sad to see "Mama and the Moon" has sold before I could get it..I'm glad it has a home now!! :) Her work is amazing and very much worth a look!

Take one of these pieces home today!

What If You Could Fix Stupid- Men's Carolina Blue T-Shirt $20.00

whatifgear Has some really funny and unique shirts that we all think but don't say outloud!! Oh how I need this one........

Harley, Super Hero Sock Plushie Friend $10.00

I can NOT have a list without my fave sock monkey maker ElegantHobbies!!
I personally already own two monkeys and gave one as a gift but I'm lusting after this little one!!

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! -------------------->

Girly Kissy Monster $12.00

from jodieflowers !
I love these!! SO creative, interesting and love this new kissy face one!!

There are SO many more that I wanted to feature but am out of room!

All pics should be clickable and please go shopping!!
Use the tags "Cafemom team" and "lartisans team" when shopping! Don't forget the Black Friday Sales!!
And of course it would be great if you want to make a few purchases from me as well!!
Mama's Little Monkeys
Fleur De Ink

Happy Shopping!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blog Giveaway Winner Is.............

ANG of ranzangel!!!
My husband picked lucky #13 and Ang was it! (Sorry Cozy..I couldn't sway the unbiased number picker!! LOL)

So Ang will be getting her $15.00 gift certificate to either of my shops (I have a suscpicion of which one she'll choose though!!) Wink wink! :)

So congrats!! This was fun!!! Hope everyone enjoyed checking out the shops I featured and check back soon for another giveaway in a couple of weeks!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Items in the Shop!!

Happy to say I have added some new and different items to the shop! :)

Potpourri sachets for your car, home, dresser drawers and more!

Upcycled toddler hats are also up!!

And last but not least...but also because I want to show off my little man....

Yes...he's a boy...but he's my only baby model.....

Real men can wear pink right?

Happy shopping! All pics clickable!!
Don't forget the Cafemom Etsy Moms Black Friday Sale!

Shop Naked! Shop in your PJ's!
Shop in comfort and warmth of your home!!

Search www.etsy.com with the tag, "cafemom team" or
"black friday sale"

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blog Giveaway!

Alrighty folks this is how it's gonna work!! I'm going to list three shops and their links. You need to choose ONE item from ONE shop and state what item is your favorite and why. Leave this information in the comment section of this post.

When the giveaway ends, I will randomnly choose one winner--how you ask? Well, once the deadline has arrived and we know how many comments there are, I will have my husband pick a number out of the number of comments (i.e if there are 20 comments, he picks a number between 1 and 20) and that person is the winner! Pretty easy, don't you agree?

What do you win? Oh right..you'd want to know that!

Well...because I have a wide variety of item in my shop, what you win is this:

A $15.00 gift certificate for EITHER of my shops! Mama's Little Monkeys or Fleur De Ink Click either one to check them out! The gift certificate is for the TOTAL and FINAL price of the item. Of course if you'd like something that will exceed the $15.00, I will simply adjust the price of that item by knocking $15.00 off the item! :)

So here we go:

Visit these three shops and then LEAVE A COMMENT on THIS POST ONLY about WHICH item if your fave for any of these shops and WHY! Please leave the LINK to your fave item!!




Good luck and happy browsing!

***Contest Ends 11/24/08*****

Team meetup

Check out the Team Blog post...ahhh I let someone take my picture!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This Week's Featured Artist is...

Mountaineer Candle Company! Now I did not pick her because I am (still!) working on her new shop banners/logo.....nor because she's a member of the Cafemom Team, but because I dig her stuff! :) She very, very kindly concocted an appletini candle for me which I LOVE! It smells heavenly, looks very real and is perfect for a martini lover like me!

But that's not all the smelly greatness that is in her shop! (I mean that in a good way!)
I like to call this fella George. (Yeah, I'm REAL original!)

These are super nifty wax dipped creations that have all the smell of candles but none of the risk of the flame! Great for kids room, dorms or other non-fire friendly places!

These nifty little melts are perfect for the upcoming Turkey Day Holiday! Melt these bad boys on your tart warmer (so many jokes...) and your guests will be full of good food and yummy scents!

To find more of her great stuff please click any of the pics or visit:

Sorry no interview this time!! I've been personally and professionally busy!! :) Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Refer A Friend and Repeat Customer Program Info

Discount Program Code Information:

If you are reading this, then you probably have discount codes! Read below to learn how to use them!

How it works:

*On your next purchase, simply use the code on the business card and you will receive 10% off that one time purchase.

After 5 purchases, shipping on your 6th is FREE!

Refer-a-Friend Code:
*Give your friend their code, located on the back of the business card.
*Every time a NEW friend uses that code, you will get an email from me with a code for 10% off a future purchase!

**Repeat Customer Code good for ONE TIME only on the purchase of your choice.

**Repeat Customer Code and Refer-A-Friend codes may not be combined in the same purchase.

**If you ever lose your codes, don’t worry! I keep a running list of all codes and buyers. Your codes are specific to you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Weekly Featured Artist..this week it's....

Modest Milk! I found this great shop just by searching around Etsy, which I rarely get a chance to do! (Search Etsy to shop and browse? You mean other Etsy sellers can do that!?)

Well I REALLY WISH I'd found this shop when I was first nursing Eli!! This stuff would come in mighty handy! And although I could probably sew most of it myself...sometimes you just don't wanna!! :)

So she shared a little with us, enjoy! And click her pics to see the items up close and personal. Surely everyone knows a nursing mother or pregnant woman who could use this stuff!

Long Live Mama Milk!!

* What is your shop name and URL?
Modest Milk

* What type of items do you sell?
I sell a variety of items for the breastfeeding mother. Nursing cover clips, nursing bras, reminders, pads and toys. Anything to encourage moms as they breastfeed their kiddos!

* What is your FAVORITE item to make?
My favorite things to make are items for people when I know their story, a mother who is finally able to breastfeed after struggling for a long time. Or a special gift for someone who is just starting out. Creating for me is about contributing to someones story and journey with their child when I know a piece of that when I create then the creation process for me comes alive.

* How and Why You got started on Etsy?
I first got started one etsy when my dear friend and I decided to open a shop together. We'd both been crafting for awhile but the idea of a business license was a bit frightening so we took the plunge holding hands, so to speak, and since have branched off into our own little shops. One of my passions when I started selling on etsy was to connect and encourage other moms to nurture their kids through affordable items and friendly communication. One of my favorite parts selling here is the community aspect. Many of my sellers ask me questions or tell me about their experiences which makes working with etsy more then just crafting or a business but the ability to join in with other people right where they are at. I love it!

* One piece of advice for an Etsy Newbie:
My advice for an Etsy Newbie is to do your research before you set up shop. Hang out in the forums and look at what does and doesn't work with shops. Then when you open your shop participate in the forums and seek out advice on your products, when you find your niche take great pictures and renew often until you have some exposure. Etsy is a big place so make it easy for people to find you!

* What is on your wish list as a buyer and seller?
As a seller I have a long wish list of supplies I'd love to get and ways I'd like to increase my product line. As a buyer I've had my eye on these for awhile: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16781551 There is something so fun about tatoo socks. I guess it is a bit of the wild side in me.

* Tell us a little about your non Etsy life:
I am a mom to three girls. Marylou Janice is waiting for me in heaven and her twin sister Providence Joy is now two and a half and recently potty trained (yeah!). My youngest daughter, Rosemary Hope is 10 months old and is so close to walking. I enjoy teaching pre-school to my daughters, playing games with my husband and anything outdoors. My family can be found backpacking and kayaking in the summers and enjoying outdoor fire pits in the winter. I am passionate about helping parents with preemies and those who have lost children at a young age and so I create care baskets for NICU moms and am involved in some counseling groups as a volunteer to help others who have experienced loss. I am also very excited about helping women learn to breastfeed and guest speak on breastfeeding your preemie at several hospitals in the area. You may also catch me teaching a class or two on American Sign Language or interpreting select events. I like to keep busy.

* Where else can we find you?
If you visit Australia you'll see my Modest Milk Clips in a boutique but if your not in the area you can find me at

I wish I'd found THESE when I was first nursing and before I blew a life savings in Lansinoh!

Are just downright genius and adorable!!

And this one is just because I think breastfeeding should be celebrated and rejoiced!!

So if you know anyone would need or want these items, pass along this blog and her shop!

Oh and of course...should you want to get a nursing pillow or baby bib, or other baby items....come see me!! :)
Mama's Little Monkeys

Monday, November 3, 2008

It's All About the Print

So Im a bad Etsy shopper..I bought these super cool pendants a couple of months ago and keep meaning to blog about it but life just gets int he way!! (http://martinisandms.blogspot.com)

Anyway! I got buy two, get one free scrabble tile pendants from www.itsallabouttheprint.etsy.com
I don't know WHO came up with the idea but its genius, adorable and so freakin cooL! :)
Look how cute!

There are SO many I'd love to get!! I'd probably buy them all if I could and had that many necks!

I love this one!

And many more! If you are interested in a super cute gift this season..check out her shop here!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fake Treasuries!

Ok, so I can NEVER seem to snag a treasury! So I decided to MAKE MY OWN! So periodically, as I get the urge, I will make my own fake treasury!! It's not the "real" thing but if you pass it around you'll get noticed!! :)

Enjoy!! This is the first one...I have since made a standard layout for it...but hey..be honored..you're first!!


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