Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Fun!!!

So, I've recently become a member of the EtsyBloggers community. They have a few requirements that must be met on occasion...kinda like homework! Here is my first blog entry for their "Blog Carnival"--basically a biweekly topic we choose to discuss.

The week after school gets out in mid-June, my husband and I are going to have our belated "real" honeymoon to Maui! YAY!! I was married last October, and it's pretty hard to take a honeymoon during the school year... especially when your wedding date falls within conference times. Luckily, I had some incredibly understanding parents, and they were extremely flexible. The school district, not so much, but that's a story for another day :)

We did get a few days after the wedding to ourselves, and we went up to Mendocino. However, we really wanted to take another trip this summer. We thought we'd do Europe, but it was so expensive at the time. While peeking at Expedia, I found an incredible hotel, airfare, car rental deal in Maui that I could not pass up. Thus, here we are many months later, and we are that much closer to it!! I have never been to Maui, and my husband has never been to Hawaii period. We are super excited about it, so if anyone has any great suggestions, please let us know! We plan to do some snorkeling, of course. We're going to be tourists and snorkel this crater off the coast called Molokini. We're also doing a zipline with Skyline Eco-Adventures in northern Maui, which I'm secretly terrified about. :P We still need suggestions on food and other fun activities, so if you're a pro, let us know!

As for after, there's the Etsy biz that I plan to work on--new types of necklaces, bracelets, rings perhaps. :) I am also planning a mini trip with my girlfriends to Vegas, just for some fun! We figure that we'd better get it in while we're still young without "responsibilities!"

In retrospect, my summer plans seem pretty fun--ha ha! I don't usually have great plans, so I am definitely looking forward to a month and a half of relaxing time for just me!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New fonts!

Ack! The month of May is always a hectic time in a teacher's schedule. Open house, statewide mandated testing, and so on. Thus, I have not blogged for a while. But the month has pretty much come and gone, all needs have been met successfully. However, my store was continually open throughout, and I'm raring to go this summer! As a great start to it, I have some new fonts to add to our availability!! Yay! Of course, our exclusive "Emote" font, which is seen on most of the items in store, is still available in lower case. We also have "Whimsy" which is available in lower and upper case. It can be seen here in our Sweet Tooth necklace. It's very curly and cute. I love it! I alo have a lower case "Classic" font, which is seen here: It's simple and sans serif-y. We always have our typical block fonts which we use a lot for numbers. In a week or so, I should also be getting an upper and lower case "Script" font. It's definitely serif-y. I promise to upload a pic as soon as I've stamped them out. I love that there are going to be so many lovely options for fonts. Truly it will give the customer greater freedom in design.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Custom orders

I've been receiving a lot of custom orders, which of course, are my fav! :) I thought I'd showcase a few here since I didn't get a chance to on Etsy. What do you think? :)


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