Friday, December 30, 2011
It is truly my dream to someday have The Paper Nut grow into a "real" business. Right now I'm like Pinocchio in his wooden puppet phase. I don't have a day job to quit, but I want my little Indie line to pull a real income and become something that has a solid presence in the design world. For now, I'm raising preschoolers and trying to get half of our unfinished house finished. Anyway, these "Quit Your Day Job" articles on Etsy are fantastic. I found this one from Kin Ship Press really inspiring because she talks about how she didn't have to qualify for a loan or credit card to get started or have a ton of income saved (she was living from paycheck to paycheck). That was very soothing to hear, because I've often whined that the only reason some people make it is because they are married to Andy Spade, have a lucrative background and/or are founded on an amazing previous career. Check out all the "Quit Your Day Job" articles in the Etsy Seller's Handbook.
Friday, December 16, 2011
I had to buy this tee (like 3 copies) for my Jewell. Abstract Disney Princess ballerinas (with glitter accents, of course). It's brand new on the Disney Store site, but only $8 on sale and free shipping today with FREESHIP code. And no tax...if you happen to mail it to Oregon.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
My daughter won't wear any shoes except her pink Keeley Crocs. So how stoked was I to spy a little add saying they are having a great sale at the Crocs website: Buy one, get one 50% off. Yay! No code necessary AND freee shipping. YAY!! I was amazed at all the color and size options they have in stock, seeing as how the pickin's have been slim at other retailers. Remember if you order that they run a full size larger than most shoes.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
So I have already ordered 4 of the dolls from the Disney Animators' Collection (Aurora, Snow White, Ariel, and Cinderella), and let me tell you, they are the cutest dolls ever. Disneystore.com has free shipping on all toys (ends today) with code TOYSHIP. The dolls are only $20 each. Sadly, Rapunzel* has been sold out for a while, but the rest are still there. Get them while you can ;)
[Note: Since I posted this, Rapunzel is back in stock]
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I just saw this adorable calendar on June Craft (via PaperCrave). Great gift idea, for sure! This is my favorite so far for next year. Some year I will do a calendar, but I want to have time to do it right. 18-month-olds are so occupying.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I just ordered some things from Deseret Book (sells Mormon stuff, for those of you who aren't familiar). I couldn't resist this adorable little nativity and a Family Home Evening Board (organizes weekly family night assignments for those who are like, "what's Family Home Evening?"). The FHE board was half off for only $12.50, and if you spend $50 you can get $10 with code GGUIDE11 (until December 31).
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Here is a free owl pumpkin design, which I created last night for our own family carving night. I wanted to make this a downloadable PDF as I have in freebies past, but I don't know how to do it without my hubbie's help, so we'll just do this instead. Click on the art above and it should bring up the large 8X10 version to drag to your desktop (you may need to click "show original" and zoom in). You can rescale the art in your own computer programs. Feel free to repost this art or distribute it...just don't sell it or use the art for anything you're selling. Enjoy!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Here is my updated Mermaid Mommy & Baby print, available next month. I decided to revamp the old print because it just wasn't quite what I wanted (I hate to say this, but the more I look at it the more the mommy mermaid's face looked like an alien). I likely we still tweak this some, but I'm much more happy with it.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I post a lot of things that I use the word "adorable" to describe, but aren't these? I just got an email from The Disney Store (I do a lot of online shopping) apologizing for technical difficulties caused last Tuesday because a record number (thousands) of people tried to purchase dolls from the Disney Doll Collection at the same time (kinda like Target's Missoni Madness bogging down the site all day). So as recompense they are giving a 25% off your purchase from their site, today only (October 21). In case you're interested, here's the code: THANKYOU25
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Alright, I just did a post for Land of Nod, but I've got to share the adorable additions to their Bla Bla line. These are relatively pricey compared to your average stuffed animal, but they are so worth it. They are completely fair trade, handmade, and amazing quality. Here's some that would be perfect in a boy's room. I have a doll for each of my girls, and despite the taunts that your kids won't care a lick about "designer" toys, my girls LOVE theirs. Jewell sleeps with hers (we named Lollie) every night.
Friday, October 7, 2011
These chairs are just in and don't they just make you WANT them? Land of Nod has some new cutie cushy chairs with matching "Noddomans," and they're all 15% off until this Monday.
Note: inspired by the recent request of my mom-of-twin-boys friend, I am going to do an all-boys week of posts starting Monday! Let's see what I can find....(I don't have any boys myself).