Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Help Name my shop, Please!

Okay everyone I have decided to go for it and open shop. I am going to do it through Artfire. I have not set it up yet because I need a name. I have some ideas I am going to throw at you so please vote for you favorite and feel free to throw in some names that you think would work.
I am so excited and am ready to do this. I am also going to make up flyers and mail out and pass out in my area.
Wish me luck and your participation is desperatly needed.

My Names List:

Fanciful Neccesities

La Di Da Designs

Lazy Daisy Boutique

Cotton Blossom Creations

Apple Blossom Lane

Kathy's Kloset

Okay now any of you got any extra ideas or like any of mine just let me know.

Monday, June 29, 2009

To etsy or not to etsy?

Inform me if you please about etsy.com. I am planning on opening shop online and trying to find the best place to do so. I see a lot of people using etsy and went on there and read all the terms and such last night but would still like some insider info. If any of you out there use etsy please share your experience with me before I begin this walk. This is a big step for me because it may be my new income, long story will give you all details on that later. My plan is to get this going this week so info is needed ASAP......
Thanks gals for all your support.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Some pics of my Family

Okay thought I would share some fun pics of the family. Our back yard as you can see is non existant. We built our house a year ago on 5 acres and have started working on the front yard 1st so the back is just a piece of land that is fenced so far for our dogs.

Any way here is my sweet hubby chillin n grillin and our youngest Ms. B being silly.

And here is Nai an Brother James sunnin. And Bry and Charlie lookin to cute.

I don't know where Justice was that day prob. hanging out with her bff so, thought I would just add this photo of her, she's so pretty.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Should I open shop?

Hi bloggers, yes I am back after a long time of no blogging but, I have been reading blogs and keeping up with all my friends in blog land.

My 3 oldest kids from my 1st marriage lost their great grandmother on their dad's side this last weekend. Nora Casaus died at the age of 82 of a sudden diagnose of cancer that hit quick and took her life even quicker. She was a very love mamo, mother, friend, aunt and sister. We will all miss her dearly. We love you Mamo see you some day again in Heaven.

Well as you can see from the title of this post I am trying to decide on how to go about setting up shop, online that is, to start my own business of selling some of the hand made items I make. The items range from handmade jewlery, cloth dolls, childrens clothing, purses, and other goodies that I may create. This has been a dream of mine for years and I have finally decided that I need to just go for it and start somewhere. I am not very familiar with all the ins and outs of having an online shop so I am hoping that some of you out there can give me some advice and lead me in the direction I need to go to make this happen. I am not sure whether I should set up a blog with all my items or join etsy or maybe there is some place out there that is better then either of those for a home based business. There are a ton of questions I have that I am hopeing some of you can help me with also like, do I need to get a business license, do I need a tax id #, are the websites like ebay and etsy and such expensive.
If any of you ladies out there are willing to give a gal a hand in making a life time dream come true I would be so appreciative. Just lead me in the right directions and I will take it from there.

Onto other news, as I was saying my 3 oldest kids lost their ggrandma so we left Friday on a two and a half hour drive to attend her services. My little one stayed behind with Daddy because of our house load of animals we now have, that is a whole other story that I will have to update everyone on, a quicky is we now own two female ferretts(which we now love) and we added a 4th dog to our family, a german shephard that we adopted from the pound so now we have 2 female and 2 male dogs sharing our bed for most of the time, which is really making our queen sized bed feel more like a twin bed. Ugh......but we love them. Anyway back to what I was saying, the kids decided they wanted to spend some time with their family so they stayed and sent me back home by myself. I have talked to them daily and they are all having a great time and doing lots of catching up with Aunts, cousins and their Pampo and Grandma. The house is so quiet without them and lil sis is really starting to miss them. They are suppose to come home on Sunday unless they talk us into another week or so, it is their summer vacation too so guess we will have to consider that when they ask to stay longer.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Sorry I know we have all been waiting for warm weather but my gosh I didn't think it would come over night we usually are able to work up to it by having some 70's then 80's then comes the humidity and hottness but not this year one day it was cold and the next you were sweating. My kids love it ofcourse cause they get to spend their hot days at the pool while mom and dad slave away at work, well atleast I am indoors all day, my poor hubby:(

Anyway, now that I am done whinning.

I have still done no sewing but have cut out a few patterns and have cut out some fabric using one of the ones for a skirt which is a very simple skirt and could be sewn up in 30 minutes if I would just do it.

I have missed all of you. I have been reading all of your blogs and staying up on what is going on with all my gals even though I have not posted myself.

Hope to share some pictures with all of you soon.

Happy Sweating, lol..................................