Friday, January 30, 2009


I've found them!

Now this will probably seem really silly to, oh just about everyone in the universe except for me...but I love pickles...if you know me, then you know it's true. I can't really explain it, but I can pretty much find a way to make pickles fit with any meal- my mom can too...and almost every day, for the entire 27 years and 18 days of my life...well I guess a little less then old are babies when they can eat solid foods??...I
have eaten a specific brand...Heinz Hamburger Dill Slices...and all was well until one day, they didn't have them in Shop Rite (side note: they don't seem to have them in Baltimore, so my mom would stock up and send them with me when I visited)...another week went by, and no pickles...I'd say as much as a month or two before the news was broken to beloved pickles were not on the shelves of any grocery store in the area... WHAT??? so I thought, well we have a large enough stash in the basement to last a while...but as the jars started to disappear off the shelf, I got worried... that was, until today... when I found...

Buy the

a whole case of pickles...that could be delivered right to my door... Disaster can go back to your normal routine...I will be fine :) :)

**thanks for listening to my ridiculous story :) my mom will appreciate it, so this was really for her ;)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Save the Dates...done & done

the second save the date I was currently working on...for Brandyce & Pete

A helpful tutorial

How to buy on Etsy...

Check out this tutorial...and all your questions will be answered!!

so, what are you waiting SHOP!

Gotcha!! A BEST Treasury :)

come see how beautiful our treasury is...nice and time for Valentines Day :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Birthday little brother :)

well, okay, so he's not so little...but happy 25th to my baby brother :) :)

still going to maintain that Jersey pizza is far superior to any other pizza...and can't have a birthday without a cake from Carvel :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Save the Date...Artemis & Seth

working on save the date cards for Artemis and Seth's wedding in October :)

I am proud to say the design is hand drawn...then scanned and digitally perfected :)

Double Trouble...Houston style

ahh twins :)

after spending three days with these little was hard to leave the 73 weather in January and head back home to Maryland...

but I did discover...that the Intergem show in fabulous...I'll be back!

Happy Birthday to my Panda :)

Happy 21st +6 ;)

ahh memories from our 21st birthday celebrations when I visited her at Clemson :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

how nice of Etsy

to wish me a happy birthday as well :)


I'm not quite sure where the time has gone...I remember the first 21 years or so taking a lot longer then the last 6 have...full time jobs, busy schedules, more weddings then I can count and moving, selling, buying houses, adopting pets...lots of fun trips to local restaurants, drinking local drinks, finally learning how to crack and eat crabs...learning to ski (sort of), traveling to see friends in NJ, PA, NY, VT, VA, FL, TX...I can't really complain because it's been a good time...but again...where does the time go??

it's weird, because 27 was always an age I was scared of...first of all there's my irrational disliking of odd numbers, but also because it's the end of the 20's- finally having to be an adult...and while the whole growing up and being responsible thing isn't too's just the matter of realizing that you have to do what makes you happy and what really matters because time really does fly :p

anyway...enough rambling...and thanks to everyone who's already sent cards or birthday wishes :)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Blog Carnival - January 16th Edition

What are your new year's goals for your blog and/or shop?

This year is going to be a good year- I am determined to finally pursue my goals, which I started the path for at the end of last year, but this year...this is the year of Lauren...(haha, I always think of Seinfeld, and the "Summer of George" when I say that...)

That being said...the goal for my shop, is to have a sale per month...that doesn't seem like much, but I had at least one in November, and I think keeping up that small goal will make it easier to accomplish, and not get discouraged while I work out the kinks of how I'd like to run the business...I also want to upload new designs once a week, and get on a good schedule, like create new designs on mondays, photograph wednesdays and upload fridays for example...

For the blog...I really want to come up with weekly topics, so that I can have some sort of format to follow- Friday Finds, New Shop Tuesdays, etc :p

so for's going to be a busy year, but fingers crossed, a successful one as well!

Etsy Bloggers Featured Member for January :)

There are so many talented jewelry designers on Etsy...sometimes I have to pinch myself when I think about the company my little store keeps in our wonderful online shopping world :)

this month, our featured Etsy Blogger is Rose Works Jewelry!

I love her woven bracelets, and the bright, beautiful colors used in her designs. So head on over to her shop, or her blog and explore the wonder that is Rose Works Jewelry :)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

chocolate with no fat...

my mom is so great...she got me this fantastic shower gel from Milk, White and Dark chocolate scents...

so everyday I can smell chocolate...without the calories :)

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Jersey Girl Chocolate??!!

two of my very favorite things...Jersey Girls and one! I found this while I was after Christmas shopping at the Hallmark store in my hometown...and I of course couldn't resist getting one! The chocolate peanut butter is to die for :p if only they sold them in Maryland...

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy Birthday B :)

yup,'re getting old hunny ;)

I know I am 9 days, but at least you'll always be older!

we celebrated with sushi and ice cream cake :) two of his favorite things :)

Thursday, January 01, 2009