Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween Everyone!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Falling Friday

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - LoveKnots4Baby

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Fall 2011 Hemp Harvest Tunic

It's finally starting to get cold.

Let me define cold here. 60 degrees.

I had to bust out the fleece and the scarves.

Though I am a warm weather baby I think the fashion of the winter suits me best.

So if someone could invent a way to get me tan while I'm still wearing my scarves and boots it would be much appreciated.

And I don't wanna look like I'm from the Jersey Shore.

Happy Friday!
- Natalie

Thursday, October 27, 2011


#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Burshfirestudio

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Birthday cake hat with crocheted candle on top. Perfect photo prop for 1-year birthday shooting or gift for first birthday party.


No not the dresses silly.

Yesterday was my birthday. Hence the absence.

It was a great day and I enjoyed it to the fullest.

Wonderful family and friends.

I think you need this day once a year to go ....oh yeah...I am blessed.

In honor of birthdays I thought I would find a fun tutorial. How cute is this idea?

Happy Thursday!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Giveaway Winner!

Congrats Regina of Live Delightfully you are the Halloween goodies winner by Pam Creates!

Please Email me or contact Pam Creates on Etsy and let her know you are the winner!

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - SimplyRitzy

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Custom Boutique Texas Rangers Baseball Onesie

Why all the baseball?

I went to the World Series last night.

So. Many. Screaming. People.

Oh and I am falling asleep  on my keyboard as we speak.

So tired. But...

They won.

Go Rangers.

Happy Monday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Last Chance for Halloween Giveaway!

Look at all these amazing goodies - Yes you get them all! 

Click HERE to enter for this great giveaway by PAM CREATES! YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT =)

Happy Friday!
- Natalie

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tutorial Thursday #10 - Rope and Pom Rug

Reminder! Don't forget to enter the Giveaway - click HERE to enter for some great Halloween goodies by PamCreates!

Short and Sweet today.

I do not think with 2 dogs this rug would last long BUT it's an amazing tutorial and I think would be fun as a table runner.

Unless you have cats.

So animal and child free people. Here you go. Rope and Pom Rug.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Why didn't I think of that #3

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - mamableudesigns

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Silver Etched Swallow Flask by PastPoisions

Middle of the week.

We have almost made it.

Have you guys seen the little girl singing Nicki Menaje?

I can't decide if the whole thing is highly inappropriate or highly entertaining...

But you know what is not inappropriate? This why didn't I think of that.

Use an old tissue box to hold extra trash bags. Cute. You can also tell your friends your eco-friendly. Extra points. 

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Oh Brother

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Caitcreate

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - The Flash hat, made to order in adult sizes
*My brother was the flash for fitting.

Yesterday was a special day.

Brother turned 30. 

My husband and I surprised him along with my parents and flew out to California.

We ate at amazing places
walked along the freezing beach
gave up on my hair being straight
laughed a lot
went to Disneyland
screamed our heads off on Space Mountain
and ate a Mickey shaped doughnut.

Whew. And we also went to see where he works.

I think I had to give a blood sample to get it.

He's famous. Makes computer games.

Heard of World of Warcraft? Yeah. Talented.

He always has that eye. He can draw anything. He doesn't even know it's a talent because he's just so good at it.

So to my brother who let me color his amazing drawings even though I never ever stayed in the ya.

Happy Birthday. Old man. 

- Natalie

Friday, October 14, 2011

Some Pig

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - AbbyBerkson

#2 - ITEM of the DAY -Ceramic Pig Planter Vintage Design in Lemon Yellow

Charlotte's Web.

I totally forgot about this book until I saw this treasury.

And all those great childhood memories starting coming back.

What is it about books and such simple stories that make your heart so happy?

It's a pig and a spider.

Makes no sense but it = Love.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tutorial Thursday #9 - Autumn Leaf Bouquet

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - CreoleSha
Eco Upcycled Clothing for Casual Living

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Dude bird with moustache-crochet
How cute is this??

I think orange has to be one of my favorite colors.

It's warm.

It reminds me of pumpkin.

And whoever is serving pumpkin is making money off of me right now.

Pumpkin pancakes you say? $50 ...i don't care.

On to the tutorial.

Great eco-friendly bouquet using items literally in your back yard.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Why didn't I think of that #3

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Pupcakebitsandpieces

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - The Original "Hello My Name Is" Silver Pet ID Tag -As Seen In Modern Dog Magazine

Have you seen the movie Marley?

Still crying? Yeah me too.

I have my own Marley. Her name is Zoey.

Do not be fooled by her 11 lbs. She. Is. Cunning.

Minus the fact that she has managed to escape her kennel, locked, with 2 extra locks, scratch out my carpet under my door and put holes in my socks, I still love her.

Why? I don't know. She wouldn't even go outside today because it was raining.

If this is any preview of my future children... I may just need to get some fish. 

This "why didn't I think of this idea" is less of something you build... more - why have I not turned into those creepy pet people and done this yet??

Because. I AM that pet person.

Raise em up people. Raise em up.

Happy Wednesday
- Natalie

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Giveaway - Halloween Goodies by PamCreates

It's almost that time Halloween - and what better than a spooky themed giveaway by PamCreates!

Look at all these amazing goodies - Yes you get them all! 

Let's get to know the Giveaway Sponsor - PamCreates!

Name of Shop -  Pam Creates

Category of items you sale -  Die cuts, Gift tags, Specialty fibers and scrapbook supplies

1. How long have you had your shop?
March 3, 2009

2. What inspired you to make your shop?
I have always liked to craft and get the most joy out of making crafts for people.

3. Who or what inspires you to create?
The people who buy my stuff inspire me the most.

4. What has been your biggest accomplishment as a shop owner / artist?
Learning photoshop and being able to create unique items with it.

5. What has been the hardest part about starting a business?
Getting people to it.

6. What would be your biggest tip to a brand new shop owner / artist on etsy?
Promote yourself, on blogs, in giveaways anything and everything you can do to get exposure within a small budget.

7. Where can we find You?


1. Follow the HotGlueHangover
2. "Like" PamCreates on Facebook HERE
4. Extra Entry - Refer a friend to this giveaway

*Make sure your report back with all your entries!!

*Prizes will only be shipped to the U.S. and Canada

Good Luck and Happy Monday!
- Natalie

Friday, October 7, 2011


#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Imali

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Blooming Coral Necklace by Cocorojewelry


Doesn't that just sound nice.

It sounds like a nap or hot chocolate by a fire.


Treasury by wildpaperflowers. 

Happy Friday!
- Natalie