Sunday, October 19, 2014

Secret Sale...Shhhhhh!

Dear Gentle Readers.....

You are the first to hear about my "Secret" sale I have up for the pre-holidays. From Nov 4 through Dec 2 everything in the store is 30% off!!!

That means Black Friday starts early and you can shop from the comfort of your home for goodies for the entire family.

No coupon is needed, heck, you can even request a custom item and I will give you the discount!

Mark you calendars! 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Worst Flu EVER

Seriously...this past week had to be my worst bout with the flu ever. Not only the flu, but strep throat on top of that. It started out fine and I got some meds from my doctor and then it went downhill fast.
  A week later and 5 pounds lighter I am finally getting over this thing. I will be getting a flu shot and encourage everyone to do the same!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

First attempt at knitting a shawl

Well, I finally decided to dive in and knit a shawl. I am starting with the most basic of ones, the Confidence Shawl from Lost City Knits.
  For something that is supposed to be easy, I'm already confused one row in. I don't really knit with charts and I am getting lost on the yarn overs. :(
  I am going to keep trying and get this thing going! I will not let the chart beat me up. I will post pictures as soon as it looks like something. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Feature on the Etsy CIJ Blog

I was lucky enough to be featured this month on Etsy's Christmas In July Blog. You can read all about it here:

http://etsychristmasinjuly.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/member-feature-mink-couture/

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Halloween Items!

Just added to the Etsy store.....Halloween treat box ornaments. These are 6" tall and not only do they decorate your trey, but they also can hold some tasty candy or a tiny surprise inside!
Halloween Ghosts

Steampunk Ravens

Creepy, Crawly Spiders

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Best summer drink ever!

One of my coworkers told me about this drink he used to make at the Farm he worked at. The would have weddings and he was the bartender. This drink is the easiest thing to make and it tastes refreshing. I have yet to come up with a snappy name in his honor-I think it deserves something classy.

Best Summer Drink Ever

Pour some bourbon in a cocktail shaker (I used 2 ounces of Jim Bean). Add some apricot jam or orange marmalade (to taste- I used 2 tablespoons). Add ice and shake. Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with Gingerale.

You can fiddle with the ingredients to your taste. You get a wonderful jammy, fizzy drink without the punch of bourbon.