Monday, March 29, 2010

I have some exciting news!!!!


After the many pregnancy tests, blood test, and telling my family and friends. I'm still having a hard time believing it's true.

I'm hoping for a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable pregnancy! If there is such a thing. ;)

My hubby and I are really happy and excited! And so nervous too! I hope I'm a good mommy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I've been a little ill the past couple of weeks.
I have this cold that just won't go away.

As soon as I start feeling better I will be back!

Friday, March 12, 2010

First Wholesale Order!

I made my first wholesale order last night. I can't believe it. This week has been awesome for my Etsy shop. Things are looking up! All of the items were rattles. These items are going to be sold in a small children boutique store in Davenport, Washington! I hope they sell!

I'm also really close to 100 sales in my Etsy shop! 13 sales from 100! I'm hoping to hit 100 sales by the end of this month, maybe by the end of next month.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Milestones and Updates...

I still can't believe it... Someone bought SEVEN of my items this morning. This is my first large order. I'm searching for a box big enough to put all those items in! I've never had that problem before. With all the sales I've been having lately, my shop is starting to feel empty. But I'm not complaining!

Here is what she bought:

  • Apple of my Eye
  • Mustard Yellow Elephant
  • Pearl Gray Elephant
  • Burnt Orange Elephant
  • Fuchsia Elephant
  • Pair of Pears
  • Red, Yellow, Blue Hippos

Once I got the email about the sale I couldn't believe it... I was dancing and running around the house screaming "I just sold 7 items!!!" WAHOO! I hope my hubby hasn't installed hidden cameras anywhere. I probably looked like a total dork.

In other Etsy news. About a month ago someone contacted me about a wholesale order. I gave her my price. And I never heard from her again. I was a little upset. But I totally forgot about it. Then I get a etsy convo from her last night. She still wants to purchase her order! This made my day. I changed the listings for her, and now I'm just waiting for the payment. I'm so excited! She is going to sell my items in her children boutique shop in Washington! Thanks is so freakin' awesome. I'm crossing my fingers that I get the payment.

Here is my crochet to make list:

  • Apple of my Eye
  • Mustard Yellow Elephant
  • Pearl Gray Elephant
  • Burnt Orange Elephant
  • Fuchsia Elephant
  • Pair of Pears
  • Red, Yellow, Blue Hippos
  • Lion
  • Panda Bear
  • Dark Teal Elephant
My crochet hook will be on fire the next couple of weeks!!

Okay, enough with the Etsy stuff.

My life has been pretty good so far. Not having a part-time/full time job is awesome. I'm so glad I made the decision to quit. I don't regret it one bit. My Etsy shop has been keeping me busy. I lasted a whole winter without going completely insane. Which is really good.

I started my diet about a month ago and it's going well. I'm counting calories, fat, carbs, fiber, sugar and protein. I'm trying to eat around 1,300-1,500 calories a day. So far so good. I've got to the point where I'm not hungry all the time. It was a little rough in the beginning. Once I started looking at the actually serving size for lots of food, I realized I was eating the serving size times 2. Ouch. Not good at all. I'm eating more fruits and veggies than I used to, and trying to stay away from the processed junk. But I really love potato chips! My biggest weakness! I've lost about 8 pounds so far, and I'm feeling great. I've been trying to exercise more. Thanks to mother nature for all the snow we got this winter. Shoveling snow is a great workout! I still play wii fit for about a hour. And now that's it's getting nice out, I've been taking 30 minute walks. I want to go out and try on some clothes to see if I've actually gotten smaller. I don't feel skinny. But my sweatpants are really baggy! That must be a good sign, right?

Phew! What a long blog post. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

My Burnt Orange Elephant made it to the Front page on ETSY today! Yippee!!!

I also sold an item....

My cute chubby lion! He's going to New Mexico!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Elephants Everywhere!

I'm not sure what's going on.... but my past 7 sales have been my elephants! I'm not complaining. It's just a little strange. I'm having a hard time keeping up, But I've loving it!

New color elephants coming soon!!

Eggplant Purple
Lemongrass Green
Scarlet Red
Cadet Blue
Slate Gray

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I like reading books with my ears...

I'm currently reading this book. Or shall I say the current book I'm listening too:

I love crocheting with listening to audio books.

What book are you currently reading/listening too?

Monday, March 1, 2010


And both of my cats approve.

I think they love it more than I do.