Leaving on a Jet Plane

Audrey and I are flying off today with our dear friend Kristin for a week away. We are headed to the Lone Star State where yummy restaurants and decent shopping are on every corner. I can hardly contain my excitement!

This past week has been a whirlwind. My sweet little family and the shop have kept me busy, busy, busy. I have to admit that I am looking forward to a break. I haven't really had one since...well, I can't remember when.

While I am away, I have a few things I have been thinking about that I wanted to pass along to you, my dear blogging friends.

::1:: I have a love affair with ETSY that is growing stronger by the day. I feel such a sense of gratification in making something lovely, packaging it up and shipping it off to a happy new home. Working directly with buyers is is very empowering. One buyer that I am super excited about is Deb from Ruby & Crickette. Deb lives in Australia with her husband and 2 little daughters. She also runs an online jewelry business that specializes in lovely one-of-a-kind pieces. You MUST check out her stuff! I was lucky enough to put together a new line of packaging for Deb's business, and I have to tell you, she is a dream to work with!

[this bracelet is one of my favorites from Ruby & Crickette]


One of the most fun things about ETSY is the opportunity it has afforded me to have contact with women from all over the world. In the past week I have had conversations with women from Finland, Spain, Australia, England and of course, the USA. Another great thing? The feedback! What's better than hearing how much people appreciate the little treats you mail to them? [don't forget to leave ETSY feedback, it seriously makes my day]

::2:: Dwell Studio is now offering up some pretty things for baby at Target. I bought Audrey this, this, and I really want this. My Target doesn't have it, but maybe a Target in Texas will.

::3:: One goal for this spring is to plant a garden with my children and I need advice! What are fun and easy things to grow? Any great books out there that will be helpful?

::4:: Three new crafting books I must have: This one, thata one, and definitely this one here.




Have a lovely week.

I may check in while in Texas, but if I don't, plan on hearing about all the fun on Monday!

17 comments:

  1. Have a big time in Texas. You live next door to 2 of the finest gardeners on the planet. If you can't grow a garden there Dandee on Ruby, there is no hope for the rest of us. Your shop is turning out to be a very rewarding experience and that is something to be grateful for. It is fulfilling your needs as a creative person and I think that is great. Have fun with your babe and friend.

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  2. Have fun on your trip. It's gonna be a blast and can't wait to hear about it.

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  3. Have a great trip Danyelle and Kristin!

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  4. You are going to have so much fun, I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  5. I LOVE Texas! Yes, the shopping is very good. As for gardening, I'm starting a garden this spring, too. It's a first for me. I'm told the zucchini is great because it is low maintenance and just one or two plants produce a lot of squash. Also pumpkins are said to be pretty easy. I'd love to do an herb garden so let me know if you learn something great!

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  6. i've had my copy of "the creative family" on pre-order for months now. anxiously awaiting it's arrival. amanda blake soule has a beautiful little bloggy that inspires my mommy-ness everyday.
    i am in awe of the etsy adventure you have been on for the past few months. what an amazing creative outlet you've discovered.
    happy texas to the three of you. please think of me with every oooohhhh and awwwhhhh of all things pretty. love, lindsay

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  7. Have a blast! You definitely deserve a break. Love those first two books, especially the patchwork one. I really want to learn the art of patchwork. But first I have to learn how to thread my sewing machine. Ha!

    That Ruby & Crickette bracelet is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!

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  8. Yehaaaaa! You'll have a great time in Texas! Relax and be spoiled! I love your creations! Very clever!

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  9. Those baby clothes are so adorable. We'll miss you while you are gone.

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  10. Welcome to the Lone Star State. I can't wait to see you and Kristin.

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  14. I know that you are having a super time in TX. I am sure having strange red heads approach you in the airport is more than enough adventure for all you girls. Mike was happy to see some familiar faces. He feels so popular when that happens! Have a great time!

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  15. As for the garden, pumpkins and watermelon and corn are a lot of fun, they grow fast and furious and are fun to eat and carve for halloween) As for the pumpkin and water melons, you will need to wrangle them in, they will take over your garden.. but one nice thing about them, they take up a lot of room and keep the weeds down... (this is "Catherine used to be Powers" from your old ward)

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