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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Why Dogs Hate Halloween

I received this in an email - why dogs hate Halloween. Warning: put down your drinks lest you spew the liquid by laughing. Costumes are adorable.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Linda's Top 10 Thursday Finds from Etsy

Thanks for reading. Here are my Top 10 Thursday Finds from Etsy. There were several entries this week and Iit was hard to choose.

I'm honored to present some team mates and some blog and Twitter friends' items. Please visit their shops and tell them that Linda B sent you.

1. Dark Teal Coffee Sleeve

2. Ruby Upcycled Pendant

 3. Organic Nesting Bowls - Set of 3 in Walnut

EtsyTwitter Team mates made these:

5. Bell, Book and Candle T Shirt Yarn Necklace

7. Crocheted Antique Lace Pineapple Shawl - I'm honored to have Crochetgal here - Welcome!

8. Tetris Nintendo Needlepoint Magnets

9. Concord Dewdrop Moebius Neckwarmer

10. Blue Modern Swirls - Sterling Silver Ring

Please Tweet and blog about this so we all get lots of views. And, watch for my forum post for Linda's Top Thursday Etsy Finds next week if you haven't been selected.

Thanks, Dear Blog Reader,

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Birthday to me & other Scorpios - October 23 - November 22

Happy Birthday! Scorpios are born from October 23 - November 22. Scorpio is Latin for "the Scorpion" (Skorpios in Greek).

Scorpio is all about power and self-mastery. Scorpio is known as the physician's sign, as Scorpio also wants to give to others. Scorpio is often psychic, making excellent diagnosis of illness (my husband is good at this). They are good investigators, detectives and either enjoy working with detail or hate it (from personal experience). My husband and I are at opposite ends of the sign, he hates details and is great in emergencies and I love details. We're a great team.

Scorpio can be protective of loved ones in the home. Do not try to hide antyhing from Scorpio because they like to know everything. Scorpio has very strong likes and dislikes and lets all know what they are.

The element is Water and the sign is fixed.

Scorpio gemstones are:
The traditional november birthstone is Citrine, but the mystical tradition has the pearl and the Ayurvedics use the Topaz. Other traditions use the Diamond (which isn't a bad gem to use for just about anything.)

At this time, I don't have any citrine or topaz items to offer you, but I do have pearls.

White Pearl Sterling Silver earrings

Way back when citrine was carried to protect against evil thoughts and snake venom. In modern times, people who use crystals for healing use Citrine for upliftment. Citrine encourages the yellow ray to support the body. This stone also helps one process energy work.

Scorpio celebrities are:
Charles Bronson
Richard Burton
Johnny Carson
Billy Graham
Katharine Hepburn
Grace Kelly
Vivien Leigh
Martin Luther
Mike Nichols
Pablo Picasso
Charles, Prince of Wales

Happy Birthday! Birthday wishes to November babies: Bill, Peter, John, and Valerie

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cape Code Jewelry is the EtsyTwitter Team Shop of the Week

Cape Code Jewelry is the EtsyTwitter Team Shop of the Week. For Halloween, Linda has marked down items. Check out this Golden Amber Witches Brew Chandelier Drop Pendant

I like her "Puzzle me THIS... Green w/ Red Speckled Beads and Puzzle Earrings"

Check out Linda's specials for this week as the Etsy Twitter Team Shop of the Week.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Items and Works in Progress by Linda B

Here are some of my Works in Progress and new listings in my Etsy shop.

Holiday Magnets

Flower Magnets - look at flowers all year round

Santa Pendant

New listings on Etsy:
Deal of the Day!
Honey Onyx and Siam Swarovski Bracelet

Big Pearl Necklace 24 inches long.
matching earrings are available

It's time to play and go out with my dh.

Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Today's Adventures

I'm just popping in after playing 1,000 beads pick up off my dining room floor. Somehow my bead containers tipped over and 2 of them with multiple compartments splattered. Add the fact that this was during Gray's Anatomy, my favorite show, and that doubles the frustration level. Buddy, our cat reacted first by launching himself out of the room, as fast as a rocket.

My reaction was uttering an expletive, and I left an online shopping chat room to begin the process of picking up the beads. Unfortunately, they were previously nicely organized by color and now the reds, pinks, pearls and black beads are together, but I did manage to separate the greens. I even scooped up some seed beads, but I don't use them very often. Now they're jumbled all together.

Before that, a friend popped over to pick up a tarp that I borrowed from her. I gave her a mini tour of my craft areas and she  was a "pretend" consumer and responded to my questions about what she would pay for a couple of new items I've been working on for craft shows. Several are so new that I haven't uploaded the photos yet.

I handmade blue vanilla square candles in the yellow containers. Would you pay $3 or $3.50?

Next, we decided that my scented pinecone ornaments would go for $1 each and be free with a certain dollar amount (to be determined) purchased.

I'm going to add a doodad so it can be hung on the tree

New listings on Etsy:

Owl Tweet Greeting Cards

So, I'm winding down, writing this blog post and watching the Mentalist on TV. Then, I'm going to Tweet it. I'm an artisan, writer, blogger, Etsy twitter team member and a tired woman.

Good night,

Threepeats Jewelry - Etsy Twitter Team Shop of the Week

Threepeats Jewelry is the Etsy Twitter Team's SHOP OF THE WEEK! Her unique, affordable jewelry is recycled.

To celebrate, everything in the shop is 20% OFF (not incl S/H). Just write ETT in the Notes to Seller section when you make a purchase and your refund will go to your Payapl account after the purchase is completed.

"She loves to recycle and 'Everything is designed to be long, light, easy-to-wear and affordable and each piece is UNIQUE!'" which you can see from her shop photos.

These are my favorites from her shop.

Desert Sky Dangle Earrings

She is a terrific lady to "chat" with on Twitter too. She has a kind word to say or links to quotes.
When you visit her shop and place your order, please tell her Linda B from the team sent you. Wink, wink. No, I am not getting a commission. I just love to spread the word.


Linda's Top 5 Thursday Etsy Finds

I'm grateful to the people who responded to my thread and searched for interesting items to share with you on Linda's Top 5 Thursday Etsy features.

I love yellow, so I'll begin with this Yellow Blouse

2. A Birthday Cupcake Print

5. Early Bird Special - Wrap

 Please visit all these wonderful Etsy shops and think about your favorite. Comment about 1 or more items here and you'll be halfway done to be considered for next week.

Tune in next week to the Forums and watch for my thread about Linda's Top 5 Blog Features. And those you are included, please spread the word to everyone so we all get views/hearts/sales.