Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Giveaway

Here it is as promised folks!

My very first giveaway and I am extremely pleased by the amount of sales I've made with the limited amount of items in my shop.  I've been real busy lately and it's wonderful to still have a sale (even if it's just one) while I'm away from the computer.  That and I just got a new job, so I am one very happy camper! A busy one, but still a happy one nonetheless.  God is oh-so-very good!

So without further ado, enter to win the following...

• Bottle of OPI Black Shatter nail polish to get you ready for Halloween!
• Free Item from my Etsy Shop
• Custom Item (Etsy Shop Banner Set, Business Card, etc)
• $5.00 via PayPal

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Polyvore Addict!

Sooo... while taking a break from cleaning, I decided to do some browsing on pintrest, which lead me to polyvore, which lead me to creating these...

Right now there are only four, who knows how many I'll be creating by the end of the day... or this week as a matter of fact!

 If you end up addicted like I am, feel free to add me ;)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sssstolen! All About Me, A through Z

Ah, the infamous stolen survey.  I snagged this from LuciRae, who stole this from one of my sponsors, Kristen (By the Book Paper) who stole it from Janet at Lazy Owl Boutique.  Well, needless to say it is a thief survey thread so feel free to copy and paste this and fill it out for yourself so we all can see!

A. Age: 27
B. Best Friend:  Hard to claim just one
C. Chore that you hate: Dishes!
D. Dogs: I have one mix breed. She's the best dog ever and I  can't believe she's 7!
E. Essential start to your day: A working snooze button and possibly some coffee
F. Favorite Color:  Again, hard to choose just one :)
G. Gold or Silver: I like the look of silver but my skin tone goes better with Gold =/
H. Height: 5'0"
I. Instruments you play: Piano and learning how to play the guitar
J. Job Title: I am a full-time student working part-time at a portrait studio and a freelance graphic designer on the side.
K. Kids: Love 'em! But I have none.... yet :)
L. Live: Delaware
M. Mother’s Name: Susan 
N. Nicknames: Everyone seems to come up with their own.  "JB" is the most common.
O. Overnight hospital stays: When I was younger, I forget why though
P. Pet peeve: Someone chewing with their mouth open and smoking.
Q. Quote from a movie: 
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: Younger sister 
T. Time you wake up:  Between 7-8AM
U. Ultimate vacation: (almost) anywhere in Europe!
V. Vegetable you hate:  brussel sprouts
W. What makes you run late: My dog OR misplacing something OOR I snoozed in my sleep (it has happened folks)
X. X-Rays you’ve had: I took a bunch this week actually. It was for the military. 
Y. Yummy food that you make: Chicken Adobo and Pot Roast! YUMMM!!!
Z. Zoo Animal: Tigers!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stylish DSLR Camera Bags

Lately I've been itching to get a new camera bag (if you haven't noticed, I have a thing for bags).  

Right now I have the Swiss Gear Diana Bag, it's a really good bag but looks just like my purse - so I'm looking to get something more stylish and colorful (since I can now being out the military because we were only allowed get plain black for everything while in uniform).  

I found these two websites and fell in love with the colors and styles!

Lovely looking bags aren't they?? Does anyone own one of these by the way?

If you're like me and love bags but none of these suit you, check out these notable finds. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

I love me some cheese steaks!

I went to PA this weekend for one of my church events and finally got to stop by Jim's Steaks to try them out myself.

I've tried both Geno's and Pat's steaks (I forget which one of the two that I liked better). Either way, Jim's Steaks is BY FARRRR the best out of the bunch! I could have ate another one if I wasn't so full already (ya I'm a rook). I'm adding more stuff next time!  - Don't mind the photography btw, I took it real quick with my cell phone camera prior to devouring it).


I don't have very many items in my etsy shop... YET.  I think I only have about 9 items :(  I've had a pretty busy schedule lately but I've been adding a few things whenever I can.  But I was sooo stoked to have my first sale!  I plan to add a few more banners, shop sets and some other templates or whatever else comes to mind.  Special thanks to Michelle of My Lens Your Life Photography for her lovely images!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Semi-Productive Day

First off you gotta read this blog post by my new sponsor Kristen, titled "RUT".

The image she featured on her post has my name written all over it.  It screams, "Jayne! Jayne! Jayne!"  lol.  Well for today anyway, since today was supposed to be my packing and prepping day for my trip starting tomorrow morning (I'll be back Saturday though).  I had laundry to do, dishes to clean, so on and so on.  Guess where I was? On the computer doing absolutely nothing.  Ok, well I did do a few things here and there - I didn't totally bum it out today and I did end up finishing everything. So anywho....

Guess who finally joined pinterest! I didn't think I was going to get an invite so quick, so if you're one of those still waiting for one, contact me and I'll send you an invite!  It's pretty cool if you're like me and enjoy having a bunch of things other people like all in one source.  I'm still getting the hang of it though.

Notice the nails in my pinterest btw?  Pretty huh? Which lead me to my next find...

Cloe's Nails - This girl has talent!  I love to do my nails (and others - see previous entry) and I addooooreee her designs.  I had a hard time choosing which ones I wanted to feature on my image above.  So many to choose from, I highly suggest you visit her website.  I'm sure there are thousands of nail art designs out there, I've ran into a few - but her style is definitely similar to mine.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Handmade Handbag Treasury

So I'm learning about this who treasury thing and decided to make my own!  This particular treasury features my most loved and adored purses that I've ran into on Etsy.   As you can see I'm a big fan of the HOBO style :)  Feel free to link your own!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Future Project

I am VERY picky when it comes to shopping for purses.  Once I find one I fall in love with it!

Lately it's been very hard for me to find that "perfect purse".  Being that I am a "do-it-yourself-er" I decided to just go ahead and sew myself one and I came across this purse pattern on etsy.  Cute huh?? Well I think so anyway! I do love the textile used as well and could easily buy it, but I think I'm going to accept the challenge and make it myself :) 

Any suggestions for a good textile shop? 

One extreme to another

Two newly created designs from my etsy shop

I created an etsy account about a month ago but it's only been about a week that I actually started adding designs.  It was such a struggle for me to pick a certain "style" to stick with since I love it all!  From bright and loud colors to a very minimal simplistic style.  

I've been trying to add a new design every day and I have about 10 items so far.  My goal is to reach about 50 items by the end of the month and possibly 100+ items overall.  No sales yet (I was told about 30-50 items was the magic number?).  But I was contacted via Etsy to design a customized Etsy Shop Set and new Logo design! I'm very thrilled about that! 

Also, if any one has any ideas on what items TO design, that would be very helpful as well! 

I'm a mommy!!!

... to a blog that is :) I'm not a huge blogger but I do see the relevance in having one when it comes to marketing and claiming a piece of web space - even if it is a free blogger.  Especially for those, such as I, who do not have a facebook page (what's that? everyone has a facebook page? AND their mothers? Well then...)

With that said, please bare with me. I joked about being a mommy to a blog, but in fact I feel like the infant when it comes to this whole blogging thing lol.  This should be interesting :)