Monday, March 29, 2010

Another Wet Happened? review

I got the sweetest e-mail this week from April, who said:

"I know it has been ages since I ordered the wet bag from you, but I still love it! It is one of the best purchases I ever made! I take it on every vacation and every time I take the kids to the pool."

Thanks so much for e-mailing me, April! I am so happy you are pleased with your Wet Happened? wet bag!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


that is really all I can do over these new crocheted shoes.

These are on my ABSOLUTE must have list if I ever have a girl. I need to talk her into doing a few boy pairs, huh?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Cupcakes

I have a little party that we have to go to for Easter, so tonight I was trying to figure out what I want to bring.

I have this little egg mold, so technically I could make these:

I could be wrong, but somehow these look like one of those projects that go incredibly off tilt. You know the type. Martha makes it look so darn easy, and then when I attempt it looks all Suzy Happy Hands at Home:-)
So then I found these simpler versions, and I am leaning towards the top cupcake basket because I love coconut at Easter.

Can you guess what those carrots are made out of?

Orange Starbursts! Ingenious.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Prayers for the Taylors

I got a really sad e-mail from Seana, the mom that makes the personalized pacifier clips for me. Her five-month-old son died suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday morning.

Please join me in praying for this family during this difficult time. I cannot imagine the anguish and pain she must be going through.

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A few Easter goodies

Is it just me? I am obsessed with recycled crayons lately. I just got these in from a new seller to MiniMe BabyGear:

Lil Easter Bunny Crayons, wrapped for gifting in Easter Basket Grass $5.50

Lil Easter Set, $6.95

Easter LEGO Men, $4.95

Perfect for tucking inside that special Easter Basket:-)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baby Legs+ Baby Sweet Treats

I am so excited about these new creations by Baby Sweet Treats! Tina, the owner of Baby Sweet Treats, so graciously offered to create some of her famous cupcakes out of baby legs.

They are spectacular, no?

I only have a few in stock, retail for $16.95. Makes a unique baby gift!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easy and Quick St. Patty's Day Gift

My husband's favorite holiday is St. Patty's Day. Nope, he isn't even Irish. He did marry a red head though.

In honor of this Lucky Day, my son and I (okay, Kayden left to watch the basketball game long before these were finished) set out to create something fun for his teachers.
What you will need:
One pc. of 12 by 12 green paper
8 four leaf clover felt stickers (I got mine at Joanns for $1)
Half Yard Thick, striped ribbon
Half Yard Thinner, Dot Ribbon
Candy for the middle, preferably something with enough room to punch hole
Difficulty Level: VERY easy and quick

Step One: Cut your paper in half

Step Two: Fold

Step Three: Add Ribbon

Step Four: Add Stickers

Step Five: Add hole punch to top of candy and both layers of paper. I made two punches because my ribbon was so thick.

Lace ribbon through paper then through the candy and then the other side of paper. Yup, your ribbon ends will look all frayed.

Tie the ribbon, then clip the ends to cut off frays.

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. May your troubles be less and your blessings be more.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Facts and Figures

I am getting ready for taxes currently. Of course I always wait until the week before my taxes are due to start getting receipts together.

As you know, I love random facts and figures, so I thought I would share some with you.
  • 1.7% of my business comes from the State in which I live (Michigan).
  • I have to pay $97 in USE tax, meaning I have to pay 6% for the supplies I purchased out of state.
  • I spent $5300 at the post office.
  • My husband does postal runs almost every week day, so that is an average of about 250 trips.
  • I paid $1200 in business insurance.
  • That was way too much to pay for business insurance:-)
  • I just read on Itzy Ritzy's twitter account that Jessica Alba picked up a snack happened bag at the ENK children's booth this last week. FUN!
  • April 2009 ushered in my most amount of hits- 400,000. Meaning, that each website visitor that month clicked an average of 30 pages.
  • I currently offer around 500 items.
  • My favorite thing to do: find new items. I love the "hunt for handmade".

It is always fun for me to sit back and compare figures to see if I am growing and what areas can be improved.

Goals for 2010: double website traffic, work on SEO, find more charitable organizations to be involved with, run interesting giveaways/contests, be more consistent with my newsletter, carve out "business hours", and be better at recording for 2010 taxes (okay, that's not gonna happen, but a girl can dream:-)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cupcake Sets

My baby turns TWO next month.

I cannot believe it.
Thank God he still has cute baby cheeks that I can squeeze.
I have been looking around at party stuff, and found these cupcake sets. Aren't they to die for???


Reads the same forward and backwards....or does it?

Very cool.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Wet Happened? review

A review of the Wet Happened? wet bag:

"This bag is very well constructed and I like the chic material. The size is perfect for traveling with a cloth-diapered baby. I am able to fit 10 Gro Baby inserts plus 3 or 4 shells into the bag easily, and there is no smells nor worries about leaking. In general I am a penny-pincher, everything else I purchase for my son from clothes to toys are all second hand, so this was a major splurge for me. I'm glad I splurged. This bag is worth every penny I spent on it."

Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


A few new products added this week:

Onesie and Sock Lollipops

Set of Four Bumpy Name Labels- perfect for daycare, church, or just keeping your own kid's sippy cups apart.

A Onesie and Sock Cupcake!

A big thanks to Skip to My Lou for the awesome giveaway, and also Raechel Myers for her most excellent shout out for the Rufflebutt Bloomers:-)
Finally, a special little girl has been on my mind constantly, and I hope you will join me in praying for her.
Layla Grace is a 2 year old, fighting for her life with Neuroblastoma. Please pray for a miracle!