Friday, February 26, 2010

VOTE to get Jeff on SURVIVOR!!


My cousin's brother-in-law has been trying to get on the reality show, Survivor, for 10 years! CBS had a Casting Call and Jeff made it to the finalists. Now it's time to vote. Visit his VOTE FOR JEFF FACEBOOK PAGE to become a fan and go to CBS Casting Call for Survivor to vote for Jeff Troxell! When you vote for Jeff, you are voting for the average hard working American with a passion for adventure!
Jeff Troxell

Monday, February 22, 2010

Make a Wish....

I stayed up late last night to look for gorgeous & whimsical items from ETSY sellers to feature in a new treasury. For those that do not know what a treasury is ~ describes  them a an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery of handpicked items. When I make a treasury, I always have colors and a certain feel in mind. BUT, how do you choose from thousands of beautiful items? It's not easy. I also try to pick items from as many categories as possible. Please take a look, leave a comment if you'd like, and click on each item (make sure you are signed in Etsy for each click to count!) Some of the sellers are undiscovered. Let's get this to the front page!
Click here to go to my Make a Wish...Treasury on Etsy

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pinch me, I'm dreaming!

I am so excited! Yesterday, my Spring Butterfly Earrings were featured on the front page of!
Pinch me...this is a dream come true! I'm glad Facebook alerted me or I would not know I was on their front page! Etsy linked my featured item to my Facebook fan page though the My Etsy application. WoW! I'm learning something new everyday whether it's on Etsy, Twitter, or blogging! I'm glad I got a chance to snag this screen print! Enjoy all these spring beauties that were selected.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Who are Leo and Junie?

Someone recently asked me, who are Leo and Junie? Are they your kids' names or pets? No, to both! I love my kids' names and dogs' names, but they didn't sound good together. I guess I  originally was not too unique with my list of names for my new Etsy jewlery shop. Everytime I would come up with something clever, I would get knocked down, because it was taken already. There are a lot of good shop names out there.  I thought that naming my designs, Christine's jewelry designs was a little too plain and boring. I always liked stores that had names like Lisa Rinna's store in California, Belle Gray (google it) or Dave & Buster's (restaurants located all over the U.S.). Then a light bulb went off in my head (it does everyday, but if I don't write it down it disappears)! My closest lovies are born in August and are so true to their Leo sign. My beautiful daughter was born in June. I would call her my June-bug. One night I had a dream that I owned a little brick and mortar gift shop with handmade items. Leo and Junie was on the front window. There goes the light bulb! The birth of Leo and Junie arrived! I think they sound pretty good together. Don't you think?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dear SUMMER....Come quickly!

This is my newest treasury, Dear SUMMER...
I'm sick of all the snow in the Northeast! Summer, please hurry up!
Take a look and support handmade sellers!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's weekend!

I was on Facebook last night and Barnes & Noble asked it's fans: Friday Face-off, Valentine's Edition: Chocolate or Flowers? I say jewelry! Here's my pitch:

Flowers will die. Chocolate will disappear ;) BUT Jewelry is forever!!
Anyway, here was my part of my Valentine's dinner
 my sushi dinner..yummy..octopus on the left!

I had to spend Valentine's Day will my honey a few days early, because he has to work this weekend. We ended up going to a Sushi place, Hana Sushi. The streets of Nazareth, PA were not totally plowed yet!! There was no parking so we had to walk to the restaurant. The payoff? We had the place all to ourselves! Our dinner was delicious and the staff was awesome!
Well, I hope you enjoy whatever you do this weekend.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Come visit my newest Etsy treasury right from Fairyland 

Hearts for Haiti

Please visit Hearts for Haiti to purchase donated handmade items to help Doctors without Borders.
Here are my earrings that just sold today:
You can visit Hearts for Haiti on Etsy's website:

Pink skies

This was the view from my porch on Sunday at dinner time.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Aye, Chihuahua! I'm cold!!!

My little Chihuahua is so cold. He's always snuggled with a blanket, one of his humans, our Boxer, or all three at the same time like in this picture (taken with my hubby's cell phone).

Attention Etsy sellers!

I would like to start featuring fellow Etsians on my blog. I would love to promote others in the handmade world. Especially, if you have a new shop like mine! If you would like to be featured on my blog, email me at, leave a comment, or you can leave me a convo at my Etsy shop.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Need a pick me up?

My friend makes amazing lattes the old fashioned way on the stove. Ohhh, they are sooo good. That was my inspiration for my 3rd treasury on Etsy. I am addicted to treasuries as I am addicted to lattes! Take a peek, it's yummy!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I made my first Treasury last week, Avocado Avenue

I am now addicted to the Treasury!!!!

Let's see how long this path stays here...

Ok, so my hubby cleared a path for our puppies to go outside. As for the snow drifts and more predicted snow, I'm not sure how long the path will last!
It looks so peaceful out here.

Winter Wonderland...

This is a tree that I can see from my living room window.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Got my second treasury today!

Check out my new Dark Romance Treasury on Etsy 
This is my second treasury and I am so addicted. I had
a huge list of unique dark, but cool items. You can only
list so many. It was well worth it. I like coordinating the
theme and searching for items. It's so much fun! I already have my next one ready to roll out...Please support handmade on Etsy!