Soooo exciting! And a little scary.
(I actually have to ship these things out… quick-like!)
So if you’re lucky, tomorrow I’ll update everyone on the adventures of shipping!
(Wish me luck.)
In the meantime, check out these great Etsy sites:
I am taking the plunge into the wild wild world of Etsy! You see, I’ve stockpiled my vintage treasures for toooooo long and there is just no room in our small apartment or time in my schedule for me to appreciate them all, so off they go. (Hopefully.) I’ll keep you updated for the first 30 days of my Etsy adventure, sharing the trials of amateur photography, staging, writing descriptions, tagging, figuring out shipping (whaaaaa???!) and my general clumsiness in the whole endeavor… hope you’ll come along for the ride!
Take a sneak peak and see what I have listed so far at www.shedabbles.etsy.com
A friend of a friend has started a great magazine for people who live gluten free. Even if you don’t, there are great recipes to try out for you or your family! Here’s a short blurb on what it’s all about:
“Check out this amazing new magazine! Delight gluten free is a fun food & lifestyle magazine for people with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance and food allergies. It hosts delicious gourmet recipes and easy semihomemade as well. Don’t miss the Gluten-Free Meals on a Budget either. Whatever your food allergy you should be able to find something that fits your household, in their February issue they offer gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free and even some rice-free recipes. Not only that, this magazine has a travel section coming in May that will host lots of fun ideas and good advice for when you venture out on the road. Personal stories, inspiring articles on Autism, Q & A with the Doc are among the other features of this magazine.”
Computer died. Argggg….
Just wanted all 7 of you to know that I will be back with a vengeance next week! And oooooh, do I have a lot to catch up on… pumpkin patch outings, doughnut hunts, before and after pics of decorating our new apartment and more fabulous fabulous finds! (See fabulous find below) Tighten your seatbelts…
Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know that we’re still here (meaning alive, but just barely) after a hellish moving week involving crazy ex-landlords trying to steal our money, 90 degree weather with almost 100% humidity, 10 hour deep cleaning yesterday with no air-conditioning, and today we’re forgetting it all and celebrating Blinn’s 2nd birthday!! Can’t wait for life to get back to normal and to show you pictures of the new place and hopefully some great before and afters as I purge all of the stuff cluttering up our beautiful new apartment! (Painted lovely shades of grey thanks to my wonderful parents!!) Hope to be back up and running next week once our internet connection is back up- see you then!
In the meantime, check out these great sites:
This afternoon during Blinn’s nap I sorted through this mess of toiletries, cleaners, jewerly, makeup, etc. for 2 hours…
After 2 tedious hours picking those darn invisible rubber bands out of clumps of necklaces and throwing away a garbage-full of stuff, here’s what I ended up with!
So I made progress! Everything is separated into 13 boxes: Hair stuff, extra toiletries, medicine/first aid, Blinn’s toiletries, herbal medicine/vitamins, Greg’s toiletries, makeup, jewelry and accessories, my toiletries, misc. box (humidifier, hot water bottle, Blinn’s potty seat (to be used in the next few months!), and two different cleaning supply boxes. (1 box of stuff to keep/take to new apt, 1 box of stuff to use to clean old apt. and then toss).
I’m still haven’t switched over a few of my cleaners to more natural/organic/non-toxic ones. Here’s what I need help with: toilet bowl cleaner and carpet cleaner. Anyone tried a good healthy version of either??
So here are some reusable grocery bags that I’ve been eyeing. Thanks to Emily, I now know that the Baggu Bags I featured yesterday are a little slippery on the shoulder! Here’s a few others that have caught my attention- let me know if you’ve used, liked, disliked any of them. The search is on!!
So, starting this week we are painting the new apartment and hopefully moving a lot of our stuff over there. (It’s just across the street, remember…) So of course I’ve been thinking a lot about the place and how it’s going to function for our family. And I tend to be a dreamer and have high aspirations. Combined with a love of new experiences, new spaces, new places… I can spend hours a day just THINKING about these things! There are a lot of changes we’ve been wanting to make in our home anyways, and a move is the perfect time to do that, so here are a few broadly stated dreams for our new home. And I’ll be blogging about each topic more in detail it the next week or two, with more great links and tips that I have found to be helpful and inspirational!
These are just some things I dream about. I am looking forward to talking about these more in depth in the next few weeks!
Because today was the “busiest” day on SheDabbles in the past 46 days of existence… over 90 views today! Wow. Now I feel like I have to actually start posting something original and interesting. Thanks for checking out the site while we’re still in first gear and getting started! If I had the time, energy and moolah, I would bake all of you blueberry pancakes, make you an awesome DIY fruit basket, give you an Orla Kiely bag to put it in and bestow unto each of your children a set of wooden Russian blocks since you probably can’t afford a ticket to Moscow.
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Thanks again, all you ghostly anonymous viewers, don’t forget to say hi!