Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

From ColorCache, to you.
Bad news: My camera was stolen. So, I can't post any new crayons until I have a new one and that doesn't look like it's going to be anytime soon. I'm really sad about it. I thought about closing up shop, but I may as well leave up what I already have until it sells.
-Alicia

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Woah, Has It Been 5 Days?

I guess I've been super busy because it's been five days since I blogged. I have been taking care of orders, working on creating my own custom cupcake mold (so excited!) and Christmas present shopping. I think I'm about done with the latter, finally! It's so exhausting.

To come:
Cupcake crayons
Your name/word crayons.

-Alicia

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hot Chocolate Weather


It's chilly enough that when I go outside to take my pictures I have to bring a cup of hot chocolate with me. Milk, not water. I can't drink it with water anymore, even though that's what I was raised on.  Milk? Check. Marshmallows? Check. M&Ms? CHECK! 1 million calories per cup? Triple CHECK!

Friday, December 10, 2010

100 Fans!

I woke up to a special surprise this morning- 100 Fans on the Facebook page! That makes my endless and shameless promotion totally worth it.

In a few days (the 13th), I'll be on Etsy for one month. I think I've done pretty alright for myself so far and can't wait to see how much better I can do. In this month, I've been featured quite a number of places:

Blogs:
This gift guide.
This blog.

Treasuries:
Wall Street GREEN is Good
Might I suggest a colorful holiday gift guide?
eco-christmas
Legoland
Gift ideas for the crafty, creative child
Holiday Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers under $15
Kid's Christmas gifts for $10 and under!!
Rudolph
Pretty Pink for Christmas and beyond


I've been pretty busy the past few days. Last night we went out to Applebees at 10:30 at night. I love, love, love the Chicken Penne off the 2 for 20 menu. It is the most delicious nummieness known to man. It could only be better if it had bacon.

Today's game plan is to make stuff to restock my store, ship the sales I made yesterday and work my other job. I've been getting side-tracked this week with other projects.


A pouch for me. I'm not quite sure what for yet.


A pouch for my boyfriend's mom to keep her phone around her neck. She said it's "adorbable". (Intentional typo :) ) <-- Doesn't that make it look as though my smiley face has a double chin?


 -Alicia

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spotlight Thursday- NeonCanvasStudio

This is somebody I met in chat about a week ago. NeonCanvasStudio lives close to me, which is what initially got me to take interest in their store.

My favorite is the giraffe, followed closely by this kitty cat:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Just Posted


Shop!

I think I'm having a stay-in-by-myself night tonight. I really want to work ChaCha (the company I work for) and watch ridiculous Netflix movies.

Monday, December 6, 2010

NBT 10 and Business Cards


I went to an all day concert yesterday. This was actually the concert that I first saw my boyfriend at (and was too afraid to say hi) last year. Really now, who would have thought that someone who caught my eye from a distance would be someone who lived right down the street from somewhere I worked for almost a year? I'm surprised I never saw him. Regardless,  it was nice to be there with him this year. We sat on the lawn with friends and had tons of snack/junk food. All in all, it was a good day.


Throughout the day, there were spontaneous performances and I happened to get pretty darn close for the Switchfoot one. Everyone else stayed in their seats, but Megan and I are adventurers!


Ta-Da! This is the shirt he wore last year when I noticed him too. He stuck out. :)


It was pretty chilly out as the day wore on. I'm glad I made a scarf Saturday!


And finally, the mail-man brought me these today! I was surprised because I had forgotten that I ordered them. I can't wait to start giving them out!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Words Cannot Describe

Words can not describe how much I love this war scream and this man.

video

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Apple Pie and Kitty Cats

Today was surprisingly cold, which was nice. I love when it's actually a little chilly here, like it should be. I think temperatures were in the 40's when we left Game Night tonight. Nothing beats playing Apples to Apples for hours with friends. I even made some mini apple pies for the occasion, but I left them at the boyfriend's house because I thought they were too doughy to bring for a group. I'm a big critic of myself. I think they would have been better had I rolled the dough out thinner, but it actually took 4 hours to do all the prep PLUS 3 hours to chill that stupid dough. I was beyond DONE with the recipe by that point. I really love the blog I got the recipe from, and I'm sure if I had more patience they would have turned out delish, just like everything else I've made from that blog. Here's the recipe in case anyone wants to brave it. Next time I'll just make a whole pie using her filling ingredients because that part was yummeh to the max.



Yesterday I cut up one of my old Walgreens shirts and made my cats a catnip toy. They decided they didn't want to share, so to avoid a feud, I quickly rolled up a sock, stuffed it with stuffing and catnip. Tilly ended up stealing BOTH toys in the end. The stinker.

Rainbow asking her little sister to share.


Tilly saying "but I'm a baby and I get both!"