Friday, November 30, 2012

Feature Friday - Finding the Undiscovered Part 5!

Well, this Friday we finish up the Finding the Undiscovered feature! I had a great time getting to know all these sellers and seeing all of their great items in their shops!

If you missed any of the Finding the Undiscovered features click here for a list of the previous features.

And just because Finding the Undiscovered is over - does not mean Feature Friday is! For December we will have the Christmas is in the Air features! So be sure to check back next week, and every Friday! :)

And on to this week's Featured Sellers:

Thursday, November 29, 2012

For the Minecraft Lover's Out There!

Do you play and love Minecraft? I know my brothers and husband are playing a lot, and they are always coming up with new things to build. (The other day though, sadly my husband's house burned down.. :( it was a devastating moment for him).

Well, if you love Minecraft and want to accent and clean up your mining and crafting area's a bit, this is the video for you!

My brother put this on YouTube - subscribe to ProjectReidia for more Quick Tips video's in the future!

Do you have some photos or videos to share of your Minecraft projects? Leave a comment below with a link! :) 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Meet & Greet Blog Hop #2

It's that time of week again! I've already found some great bloggers just from last weeks blog hop :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Feature Friday - Finding The Undiscovered Part 4!

Well, Thanksgiving is past us, and Christmas is in the air! Today is a BIG shopping day for a lot of people. It's Black Friday!!

I wanted to share some specials quick with you for Black Friday/Cyber Monday -

Own Something Awesome
Black Friday - Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY - Receive 25% off your total purchase!
Saturday/Sunday - Coupon Code: FREESHIPPING - Free Shipping on all orders!
Cyber Monday - Coupon Code: CYBERMONDAY - Receive 25% off your total purchase!

A&K Gift Gallery 
Black Friday - Coupon Code: HOLIDAYS10 - Receive 10% off your total purchase!
Saturday/Sunday - Coupon Code: FREESHIPPING - Free Shipping on all orders! (domestic shipping only)
Cyber Monday - Coupon Code: HOLIDAYS10 - Receive 10% off your total purchase!

Visual Remix 
Black Friday - Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY - Receive 15% off your total purchase!
Saturday/Sunday - Coupon Code: FREESHIPPING - Free Shipping on all orders! (domestic shipping only)
Cyber Monday - Coupon Code: CYBERMONDAY - Receive 20% off your total purchase!

Happy Shopping!

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! I know our bellies were full! Lots of food and spending time with family. I am very thankful for my family, I don't know who I would be without them. :) What were you thankful for this year?

And on to Feature Friday! We're continuing on with my goal to find 10 sellers on Etsy who haven't really been discovered yet, and try to help them get discovered!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you are spending a lot of time with friends and family, and filling up those bellies of yours with some delicious food!

This year I am thankful for my family - which is pretty common. But even so the last 2 Thanksgivings, since my younger brother passed away, I have been very thankful for them. In hard times, we've all stuck together and helped each other out when needed. That's what family is for right?

I found this lovely printable wall art on Etsy by BitsyCreations and thought I'd share it with you all for Thanksgiving! :) 

Happy Thanksgiving and feel free to leave a comment with what you are thankful for this year! :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Why You Should Have A Business Plan!

This is for all my fellow Entrepreneurs out there! 

How many times have you had a great idea you wanted to act on, and the idea was just in your head - then weeks or months later, you're not any closer to achieving that great idea?

Or have you acted on a great idea, then realized, because you didn't do the research or plan it out very well, that it really wasn't that great of an idea?

Well, these are some of the reasons why I want to discuss why you should have a business plan! It's time to get out that notebook and pen and write it down!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Feature Friday - Finding The Undiscovered Part 3!

The holidays are drawing near, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, and then the prep for Christmas begins! My husband, son, and I head out to a couple Thanksgivings all within a couple hours of each other every year, so by the time we get home, we're definitely stuffed! But, since we go to a couple places on Thanksgiving, and after we got married I wanted to start having a Thanksgiving Family Feast for just our family, we actually have a little Thanksgiving feast here usually about a week after. It seems like A LOT of turkey for 2 (now 3, and soon 4) people, BUT, we freeze a lot of the turkey and come up with all kinds of different ways to use it. What kind of dish are you making to pass around at your Thanksgiving feast?

This is the last Friday before Thanksgiving, next Friday will be Black Friday! For this Friday we continue on with finding 10 sellers on Etsy who haven't really been discovered yet, and try to help them get discovered!

So on to our Featured Sellers!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's Craft Show Time!

So, if you’re in the Frankenmuth, MI area on Saturday, you should definitely check out this craft show at:
Frankenmuth High School 
Saturday,  November 17, 2012
10am to 4pm

My mom (owner of TKCT and All4Blythe) and I were on a waiting list for quite some time so we didn't think we would end up getting in. Well, lo and behold, on November 4th, we found out we had a table! 

So, what have I been up to? Well, since I didn't think we would get in, I wasn't that prepared. When we were accepted, I realized how tiny my inventory really was! I've been trying to crochet as much as possible since that day (Nov 4) to make sure I had some kind of display! 
Now I have a pretty decent inventory, and everything is priced and ready to go! 

If you do stop by the show, make sure to find our table – everything is priced at a Show Special Price – at least 25% off! Also, some other great tables to check out – Puppets by Margie and CarvingbyTom

This is also the perfect opportunity to get some of that Christmas shopping done and support local artists by buying handmade! 

My mom will be tending our table. I might not be able to be there due to my husband’s work schedule and having a 21-month-old to take care of, but if my husband ends up having the day off for some reason, I will definitely be there and would love to meet you! :)

Have a great rest of the week! And don't forget to check back tomorrow for Feature Friday

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sharing is Caring! - Hospice Dreams - "Dreams Are Ageless"

So, back in August, A very nice lady named Kamie contacted me about my crocheted double layered scrubbies. She told me Hospice Dreams was hosting their first annual Dreams are Ageless Golf Outing on September 24th to raise funds to grant Dreams in my area and across the Midwest. At the awards reception after the golf tournament they were going to hold a silent auction for all the donations. She loved my scrubbies and thought my work would be "an amazing contribution to our fundraiser". She was working on gathering a few items for a bathroom accessory basket and wanted to include one of my scrubbies in the basket.

I was honored to donate a scrubbie to this event. I told her not only would I provide a scrubbie, but I would also provide enough items for a kitchen gift basket as well. See, after losing my younger brother in September of 2011 to a tragic car accident, I was going to look into giving to the Make A Wish Foundation. I didn't even know about Hospice Dreams - and how could I not donate to something like that? To know I'm helping someone get one last dream before the end.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature Friday - The Family Feature!

So for this week, we are taking a break from Finding the Undiscovered - but no worries, we will continue on through the rest on November with them. :)

This week I wanted to share all the different shops my family has on Etsy. I come from a family that's all pretty creative, and all have a bit of entrepreneurial blood in them. My family has been my inspiration through all of this, and was gave me the idea of starting my own business in the first place. I always knew I wanted to do something business-related ever since I think about the 3rd grade, I just never knew what. Then my senior year in high school I wanted to be an accountant, and that's what sparked the idea of being my own boss. Well, after my first year taking classes, I then decided I wanted to go a completely different route and re-find my creative side. Where better to look for inspiration than from family who was already doing what I was dreaming of one day doing? Then, just this past year, I finally was able to recruit my husband into the world of Etsy as well! He's always supported me with my business endeavors, but it was really exciting when he decided to join the Etsy world too and now we can stay up talking about different business related things, ways to improve, and what we would like to do with our shops in the future. Anyways, that's just a little background. Here are the shops and a little bit about each of them!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's National Hug A Bear Day!

So, I've just stumbled upon this news - today (November 7th) is Hug A Bear Day! Now, I'm not going to go out and look for a live bear to hug... but I found some adorable bears online!

The orange and blue bear are still available in All4Blythe's Etsy Shop! 

And I absolutely love this Crocheted Koala Bear in NicolesCritters' shop! Koala's are my favorite bear! :)

We've all seen the Sock Monkeys, but what about the Sock Bear?? theRemakerie makes a range of perfect, plump little sock creatures with their own little sweaters!

And of course, what's Hug A Bear day without the classic teddy bear? Check out this lovely Handmade Classic Light Brown Teddy Bear from FifiStitch!

Happy National Hug A Bear Day! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Why Buy Handmade?

Well, I could say all day "Buy Handmade" but just saying those 2 words probably wouldn't influence most people. I want to explain WHY I think you should buy handmade products. You may not agree, and you may continue to shop where you normally do - but with this post, I may inspire even just one more person in the world to buy handmade products, and that is quite all right with me.

All it take sometimes is to find one more person - and after they are satisfied, they tell others. Out of the 25 people they may tell about their great new item, or experience, maybe only one of those 25 is inspired to buy handmade, just like the first person - and so that's one more person. 2 is still better than 0 right?

So why personally do I think you should buy handmade? Here's 5 reasons:

Friday, November 2, 2012

Feature Friday - Finding The Undiscovered Part 2!

So for this week, we're continuing on with my goal to find 10 sellers on Etsy who haven't really been discovered yet, and try to help them get discovered! :) I decided we will continue on with Finding the Undiscovered through 5 parts. :)

If you missed last week's Featured Sellers - Check out the post here!

And on to the 10 featured sellers this week:

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