Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Check out http// for your last chance to win a FREE TUTU from The Bitsy Bean. Good Luck!

Summer is HERE! Unofficially at least.... close enough for my children to be ecstatic and thats close enough for me. :) Hope everyone has a safe and FABULOUS weekend. I know I will. Check back soon for some great new items from The Bitsy Bean!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Where does the time go?

I finally have gotten my upcycled dress collection in the works. I am so excited about them! Now to find time to get them all done and posted on Etsy....hmmmmm.....could be awhile. I have found that my latest addition to the family, a Mister Eli, has sucked up the rest of my non existent time! :) If he wasn't so cute, I could get a little frustrated! And now, my daughter has started T-ball (so fun!) and I am on the go with that now also. I never dreamed that 5 minutes of alone time to think would be worth so much. Thank God for Grandmas!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Smells Like...?

I just tilled up my garden for the second time this year getting it ready to plant. Every time I do, I breath in as deeply as I can to enjoy that fabulous smell! That's right.....I LOVE the smell of dirt! Fresh soil I should say, or people might think I am disgusting. It is one of the top ten smells I most enjoy. It evokes so many memories of my childhood, my family, spring.....just HAPPY memories altogether. I hope my children will have the same fond memories as I do and enjoy the outdoors just as much. I don't think I will ever tire of that smell and must admit, I sometimes dig a little hole in the ground wherever I am at and take a little whiff to relax. Call me crazy, but I call it dirt cheap therapy.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Favorite Things.....

My FAVORITE part of running my business would definitely have to be the designing part. I could spend all day (if I ever had a free day left alone, or even an hour) doing so.

Putting colors together makes me happy. I like to sit on my couch and surround myself with all of my pretty little shiny trinkets. Nothing gets my creative juices flowing more than encasing myself in a huge explosion of color. As I sit there staring at the chaos of colors all around me, design usually just comes to me. I frantically try to put one idea together before the next one arrives. Sometimes it works.....sometimes it doesn't. More often than not it ends up being an enormous colorful explosion of all things girly. But, I LOVE doing it anyways!

I would LOVE to hear what gets you inspired to design. Take a peek at my creations and let me know what item you LOVE and you could win it for FREE. Leave a comment letting me know which item you can't live without and I'll do a drawing to choose a winner on Monday April 26, 2010. Tell your friends and check back to find out if your a winner!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tweet, Tweet...

I just set up a Twitter account. As I was "tweeting" my first few chirps, I started to wonder what the purpose of it was. What makes Twitter so much different than Facebook?(besides the pictures) Is it better? It is slightly less time consuming, which with 3 children, homeschooling, an Etsy business and life, is a perk. Nothing sucks up my non-existent time like social networking, but it is STILL just another way to chat. I think I'll try it out for awhile and see if it is worth the effort vs. a little more time to run my life.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Timeless Wedding Tutus

I'm hopefully going to get my collection of wedding tutus in the works today. I have a fabulous vision in my head, but we all know that that doesn't mean anything! I am looking to pair up with a photographer when they are finished and do a shoot, so if you know anyone that would be interested please send them my way. I also am interested in knowing what peoples opinions are about a few different aspects of sewn or not sewn....too much tulle or not enough tulle, lined not lined, etc..... I'm going to set up a poll and hopefully get a few good responses. Check back soon to leave your opinion.

Friday, April 9, 2010

To blog or not to blog....?

Since starting this blog yesterday, I have read a MILLION ways to blog correctly. And just as many reasons as to why blog at all. Product one listens to new people...etc., etc., etc..... I think my reasons for doing it will change everyday, if not multiple times a day. I definately want to get my shop name out there and generate business, but I think the fact that no one listens to me half the day will probably drive me more! :) I have 3 young children, so these few minutes of escape to discuss whatever I want is PRICELESS!