Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What I Love Wednesday {No. 53}

so infatuated with doilies...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
font for numbers is called selfish

so versatile.
they easily add such a lovely look to anything.
i am looking forward to making a few little somethings for
Valentine's tea with my girls :)

can't wait to see what you're loving!

Monday, January 30, 2012

oh, how i love thee pinterest...

but, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
it is the east, and pinterest is the sun.
ok, maybe not a fatal love affair...
but a love affair nonetheless.
this recent article boasts that pinning and viewing 
eye candy on pinterest reduces actual consumption.
sometimes pinterest makes me feel behind, overwhelmed, jealous, wanting.
sometimes it makes me feel like i have to buy everything i see.
so the verdict is still out whether or not it reduces my particular consumption.
i hope we can be full just on His word alone.
a little food, love, and God is all we need, really.

some days i completely avoid pinterest, as i know the space-time continuum 
ticks forward all the faster when i am pinning and moments later it has been an hour.

yesterday i couldn't explain to my brother what's so addicting about it...
when he asked me i just sat and stared off into space thinking about it and drooling a little.
do you pinterest?
what's your user name?
i would love to see your boards
find me at lollipops


Friday, January 27, 2012

and the winners are...

for the $20 credit to Sew Beastly's shoppe
 the winner is
number 6 -the chatty mommy who said, 
"Love the wristlet in houndstooth and teal."
looks like you're getting it lucky girl!

 for the $25 credit to Sassy Lemonade
the winner is

number 18 -Rags to Stitches who said, 
"If I won I would pick the Heather Angel wing to give to a friend who recently lost her baby."

i am thankful for the random number generator for choosing this random act of kindness. 
can i get an amen?



i hope your week was lovely!
here's a peek of mine through instagram :)
home depot was having a huge rug sale. huge! 
we got a little chocolate shag for the living room.

on a lunch date with Mr. Boy

homemade cookies for my girls :)

he brought me the clock and said, "it's time to go to the park."
he usually gets whatever he wants since he's so darn cute.

something i made for january photo a day created by fat mum slim

 color for january photo a day

find me on instagram at lollipopscards
p.s. don't forget about the giveaways here and here ending today at noon!

linking up with:
Sweet Shot Day

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Shop Talk {Move to Storenvy}

Visit my store on Storenvy 
here's why i moved to storenvy
it's free! no listing fees, NO selling fees! what? i don't know. yea, pretty awesome.
that was enough for me to decide right there.

i also love the storefront, they make my product photos look so awesome!
i easily added a pretty background.

i love the individual product pages

it's a social shopping experience...

great dashboard

if you want to pay, add your own domain and discount codes (still can't beat the deal!)

here's the bad
so far no orders.
yes :(
help storenvy!
while i was with etsy i had my best sales out of the 3 places i have sold with.
is that just a coincidence?
not sure how to proceed other than keeping both etsy and storenvy
phasing out of bigcartel slowly as all my biz cards say bigcartel.
btw, just got an order through bigcartel last night! sooo, ahem.

for reference see my etsy vs bigcartel post here.

what do you think? 
have you sold/shopped with storenvy?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I Love Wednesday {No. 52}

ah-ha moments.
i am loving those :)
it happens a lot when you are learning.
i love learning,
i love ah-ha moments,
and i love coding and designing websites on the creative arcade!!!

what are you loving today?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pretty Clever {No. 13}

today's tutorial is how to embroider
courtesy of Martha Stewart (as i do not yet know how to do this lovely art).

i made you this lovely printable of embroidery stitches:

you'll find all the step-by-step instructions and tips for embroidery from Martha Stewart here.
if you don't already know how to do embroidery, 
i hope i have inspired you to and help you to begin.
i really want to make some pretty hoop art soon!
i would love to see what your working on! link up :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sponsor Love {Sassy Lemonade}

say hello to Shannon of Sassy Lemonade!

Shannon is Military Wife & Mother who likes to make all things Pretty & Sassy.

Shannon is giving away $25 in her shop Sassy Lemonade! yay!!!
to enter this giveaway please leave a comment below telling me your
favorite item from her shop.
added entries for:
for tweeting this giveaway. feel free to use this tweet:
@SassyLemonade is giving away a shop credit on @lollipopscards today! http://bit.ly/zgo9Q7
(please leave a comment for entry for each one of the above.)

the winner will be announced this friday :)

Friday, January 20, 2012


what a lovely week it's been.
while our upstairs bathroom gets a remodel i thought it needed something pretty 

a stack of pancakes for upside down dinner

a cozy fire for the cold weather...

and a hot cocoa, puts a smile on my face :)

reading "the lotus eaters" loved this line:
(she's a photographer in 1973 Vietnam)

and this guy, phasing out of his long naps, had me up at night.
i adjusted his nap to 2 hours instead of 3.5 and he's 
sleeping through the night. yay!

have a fabulous weekend! 
Sweet Shot Day