Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Movin' On Up!!

Whee! I am moving up Jewelry by Tara's Top 100 (plus) Handmade Sites list! I am currently number 73 on the list of top Handmade Goods sites.

Check it out!

Click Here to Visit Jewelry by Tara\'s Top 100 Handmade Sites

This is a great place to link to a lot of fun sites selling handmade goods, too.

Ok, back to work. I've been selling lots of lotion lately and need to restock my lotion cupboard!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Eternally Optimistic!

Sometimes I crack myself up because I make no sense.

For instance. If you list 12 photo note cards and you get lots of views, but only three sales, you would think that maybe that is something that doesn't really sell well online and move on to something else!

Not me! No way. I decide to list ANOTHER photo note card. I just can't help myself. I love my photos (and my husband's too - some of them are his!) and I just have to share.

Plus, I keep taking more photos with cards in mind. So I better just make cards with them and hope and pray someday, someone will want some. I am running out of places to store them! Hehe.

:) Blessings to you today! Megan

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Every now and then I just get a little bit depressed. Down in the dumps. Frustrated, cranky, melancholy.

Today I went to church and got a kick in the pants! I have been re-inspired with the love God has for me and all the blessings He has given me and the amazing things He has done in my life! And once again His joy has spread throughout my soul and I can feel it glowing from within me again.

Funny how every time I get lazy and selfish and take my eyes off Him, I gradually head toward the abyss of depression. You think I would remember that and avoid it the next time, but - human being that I am - I always seem to take my eyes off the path and stumble.

Thankfully He is always willing to pick me back up again, brush me off, give me a hug (and sometimes a stern rebuke), and set me back on my feet again, holding my hand gently in His.

If you have never felt this awesome and amazing feeling, then I pray that you will open your Bible to the book of John. He loves you no matter what, but you will have so much more joy in your life if you accept His love!!

Blessings to you! Megan

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I love TEA!!!

Maybe it is because I have English blood in me (maternal grandmother, paternal grandfather), but I love tea. Especially fresh brewed loose tea. Even more especially hand-crafted fresh brewed loose tea.

So the other day I got some tea from a fellow Etsyan. Kate at TeaNoir is amazing. First of all, she is really nice. But second of all, she has AMAZING hand-crafted loose leaf tea!

I got some of the Lady in Red blend. It is a rooibos tea with hints of vanilla, cloves, and roses and I have to say it was about the best tea I have ever sipped! I added a little milk and sugar to it and just basked in the beauty of it!

So if you are a tea fan - and I know there are plenty of you out there! - then please, do YOURSELF a favor and check out TeaNoir's shop!

You won't regret it! :)

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

The Pressure is ON!!

Well, my husband and I had "the talk" two nights ago. Yep. Come June I may have to get a part-time job. Ok, so that wouldn't be the end of the world, but when we started our family, our goal was that I would be able to stay at home with our kids full time until they started school. I did work part-time until my 2nd son was born, but since then I have been at home full time and it has been wonderful!

I did start up an online business selling my lotion (and other handmade items) as a way to supplement our income, but so far I am just not selling enough to make a difference. I am still hopeful that my Etsy sales will pick up momentum by the end of June and I won't have to go job-hunting. We will see how God leads us.

On another note, my youngest finally is healthy and happy again. He got some sort of stomach bug that really wrecked him for about 10 days. Poor thing. We took the boys to Arby's for dinner the other night. Our first dinner out in weeks. We all had fun and the boys got so many sips of our Jamocha milkshakes that they had quite the sugar high that evening. We had quite the fun time running around the house and wrestling! ;)

Well, thankfully, I did sell a few lotions yesterday, so I better get busy making them!
Thanks for stopping by and please say Hi! :) Megan