Friday, July 30, 2010

New Selling Blog!!

Check out my friend Nikki's new selling blog!! You will love her stuff!! She's a great gal and has wonderful talents I'm sure you will find something you can't live without!!
Have a great day everyone!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I know you have heard this before, but I really am hoping to start blogging regularly and today I am starting off with a Blog Party over at a blog called Tools are for Women Too!! Imagine that!! Anyone who personally knows me knows that I love nothing more than getting tools for any holiday!! This blog this week tho is featuring alot of links from different Etsy stores and blogs. This blog has a huge following and there is already tons of items listed so you should definitely go and check it out. Just hit the link to the left to see all the goodies!! I hope to see you here tomorrow same time same place???? Thanks for looking and reading!!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Click above to go to my website!

So tomorrow April 20 I will have been married for 25 years!! Wow it even sounds strange saying it. I just don't feel that old. Tomorrow also brings the official Grand Opening of My Favorite Things!! This has been a long time coming and the store is looking great!! So to celebrate both events I am having a sale on my website. From now until Sunday I am offering 25% off on all items on my website!! I have been adding products furiously and still have more to go, but right now we are over 200 items to offer you and will continue to add even during the sale so keep checking back. So kick back and browse through the huge selection and don't hesitate to email me if there is something you would like but don't see on my site. Thanks to you all for your loyalty from repeat buyers to all of you who pass my site along!! Enjoy!!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Hey guys check out this AWESOME giveaway from my friend Brenda. Go check her blog out!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


OK friends I am going to be a total downer right now, but I am so mad and so sad at the same time that I really feel I have to put this out there. There are three things in my life that are a constant for me...God, my family and my military family. Recently in the news there is a man whose son was killed on active duty serving in Iraq in 2006. When this child/man, he was 20 so he is a child to me, was brought home to be laid to rest by his parents a church group Westboro Babtist Church from Kansas protested outside this Marine's funeral. The images of signs that say "God hates soldiers" was probably the one that got me the most, but there were plenty of others here's some samples..."God loves IEDs", "God loves dead soldiers", "Thank God for dead soldiers"....absolutely disgusting and makes me wanna cry every time I hear and see these because I know my God is far from what these people are calling truth. They are actually protesting against homosexuals and say that God is punishing America and that's why we are at war. Now how they are thinking it's to do this at a funeral is beyond me, but they do and they are unfortunately getting the attention they want, but in any case Albert Snyder Matthew's father is taking this group to the Supreme Court and the case was approved to be heard yesterday. He trying to make it so this group can't protest at these service member's funerals. I for one am going to contribute to this cause by donating 10% of my website sales to this cause and I encourage you to contribute if you can or at least go to Mr Snyder's website. There is a link there where you can find the contact information for your state representatives and you can let them know how you feel on this issue. The website address is and maybe send an encouraging word to this family. What a personal sacrifice they have already made and continue to make. Thanks for listening!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend and remember the sacrifice our Lord made for us as well on Good Friday. God bless you all and God bless our service members who are serving to protect our freedoms that some take for granted and use irresponsibly. God bless America!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Well I finally got this thing up and running. Let me say that loading products up on a website is not my favorite thing to do and it's kind of like the laundry it never seems to be finished, but then again, I love adding new stuff for folks to see and hadn't updated my old site in so long that this site will seem like this is the first time I have had a website. I have to give most of the credit to Bebe from Off the Beaten Path Designs she is a genius!! Not to mention super patient. She had designed the graphics for my first site, but when I found out that I could also host my site with her I decided what a great time for an update. She did almost everything for me, short of loading and if I would have paid her I bet she would have done that too, cause I sure wouldn't expect anyone to do it for free!! Anyway, if you are thinking about a new website, freshening up the old like me definitely drop her a line or check out her site at you will not be disappointed. So please stop by my new site and let me know what you think!! The address is still the same Well folks I am off to lunch with the daughter in law. Hope you are all having a great day and having wonderful sunny weather to enjoy!! Til next time.......

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I hope everyone is having a great day and spring weather!! I have been busy here as usual with more than one project. I think I have ADD and it is impossible for me to concentrate on only one thing at a time. Sorry Terry I guess you do after all get it from your Mom, love ya son!! The most exciting news is that I am working on a new website with new graphics and am LOVE LOVE LOVING it!! I am shooting to launch the 1st of April so please check it out. I was worried I might be losing some with the old graphics and that folks thought I only made military signs and that's not the case at all. So to add to the many new military signs I have I will be getting my everyday for every person signs on this new site for all to enjoy. Not too mention that my military enjoy a sign that is not necessarily military themed as well, LOL. So I hope it is well received. I will also be venturing into some cyber parties product parties so stay tuned for the details on that!! So I am off to do some painting and wait for some deliveries. I hope you and your families are well!! Take care!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


So sorry I am late on this guys, but if you know me you know I am always behind the power curve, LOL!! Anywhooooooooo our winners of Signs of Patriotism's first giveaways is....

for the military sign it is Jane Jeffress Thomas

and the primitive sign is Social Studies Soubrette


Happy St Patricks Day to you all and I hope all find a pot o'gold today!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Marketplace

Hey guys checkout the shop I have featured today!! Cindy has some great treasures offered in her Etsy shop. Please check her out!!

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

Artbyme That is my name on Ebay and wanted to keep everything the same.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Little over a year
3. What type of items do you offer?
Primitive Folk Art Dolls
4. How long have you been crafting?
Over 20 years
5. Who or What inspires you?
I can get inspiration from just about anything. I do get a lot from other creative people.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Halloween items. I love creating Halloween items.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hey guys check out this giveaway!! Dan from Yesterday Once More is giving away all three of these items!! Last day to sign up is March 20th so get your entry in soon!! Go check out his pics of his house too!! His home was featured in Country Sampler need I say more???? Anywho if you are looking for some decorating ideas check out his blog AND sign up at

Have a great day!! Til next time!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Wow!! The last several weeks have been quite busy!! I had 3 wholesale orders at once then all the orders from Etsy and the website!! How incredibly blessed I am to be so busy!! I have been able to buy some new equipment and I am super excited about having the addition. The store is doing well and we are excited for all the upcoming events that will be upon us before we know it!! Hubby has been working on some bottle tree art and they seem to be a huge hit with passer-bys and definitely bring people's attention to the store. I look forward to selling out of them during the upcoming Artwalk that is planned for this month.
I hope all is well with you all and don't forget to sign up for one or both of my giveaways down below. I will be drawing names on Monday!! If you have a blog please post it there, but if you don't you are welcome to still enter!! Have a great rest of the week and until next time.....

Friday, March 5, 2010


Ok so I couldn't leave out my military family so here you go guys this one's just for you!! My husband has been retired now for 5 years!! It's so hard to believe we have been out of the Army that long. Anywho, I love my military people and pray for them ALL!! I hope you guys like this!!
Ok so now to be able to register to win:
1. you must follow my blog
2. you must post this to your blog if you have one
3. please comment with your email addy so I can contact you if you win!!
Good luck!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Check it out guys!! I am having my first blog giveaway!! Trust me this won't be the last!! I am super excited and plan on doing this on a regular basis. Anywho, I am celebrating a great month of sales during the month of February so I am offering this brand new sign that I just listed on Etsy. Entering is easy.....
1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Post my giveaway on your blog if you have one
3. Just comment and leave me an email addy so I can contact you if you win
And that's it!! I will draw for the winner on Monday the 15th so get your entry in today!!
Please make sure you check out my website and Etsy. There is a mixture of all kinds of signs on both so make sure you check them both out!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Firecracker Kid's Giveaway

My friend Carol over at Firecracker Kid is offering this wonderful treasure to celebrate her and her hubby's first date!! They had their first date on St Patrick's Day so that's when the drawing is. It's a great item and I must say the selfish part of me doesn't want anyone to enter, LOL so my odds are better, LOL!! Anywho you really should go over and enter today, be forwarned I plan on winning!! I hope you all are having a wonderful week and thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!!
Here's the link for Carol's blog:

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Yes My Favorite Things has finally opened it's doors!! I can't tell you how excited I am for the opportunity to be such a big part of this project!! There is so much going on there right now. Of course you know there is Primitives and Signs of Patriotism and Polish Pottery, but in the last week some local Louisiana artists, Flo Fessler and Goober Art have brought in their items along with Girlie Girl Bows by Debet and don't forget she can take care of all your monogramming needs!! We also have two jewelry vendors, Jewelry by Dayna Dickie and Look n Good by Cindy Clay, both have fantastic pieces that are so unique to each artist...BEAUTIFUL STUFF LADIES!! Don't forget the Shabby Chic area. We will be adding to that as well. So you can see we are adding and vendors are coming in everyday so please come and check out what "the shop with the purple door" has to offer, you won't be disappointed!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Marketplace

Hey guys today I am featuring Lisa Reiman from The Moonlit Stitch. She a wonderfully talented lady with prim sewing projects as well as Etsy Banners. Check out her interview then checkout her Etsy shop for some treasures!!

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?I chose “The Moonlit Stitch” because often the only time to work on my projects is during the “moonlit” hours of the night or early morning when everyone else is sleeping!
2. How long have you been on Etsy? I joined Etsy in February 2008. It’s a wonderful place to buy and sell handmade items and meet folks with similar interests, like the ladies of “Old Farmhouse Gathering”.
3. What type of items do you offer? Primitive style make-do’s, dollfolk (snowmen, santas), ornies and bowl fillers.
4. How long have you been crafting? I can remember crafting with my mom and grandma at a very young age and have never stopped!
5. Who or What inspires you? Inspiration is all around us! I love the changing seasons.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why? Currently I have some fabric candy canes in an old canning jar listed. I was selling these at a craft show recently and a gentleman looked at them and asked why I would put old fabric candy canes in a jar. I chuckled and said, “It’s a PRIMITIVE thing!”
7. Other places where you can be found:I occasionally sell on ebay as “the*moonlit*stitch” You can visit my blog at: My etsy store is:

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Well guys here's some new pics of inside the store, more specifically my red room. I love my red room!! This is the display my friend Dee at Icehouse Crafts helped me come up with. Still needs a little work cause the signs keep sliding down, but it's getting there and at least those darn things are inventoried, LOL, but as you can see there are still several items that have not made it to the
racks as I have run out of space. The other pic is of one of my picket fence displays. I have 3 of these FULL!! Super excited that there isn't a spare inch of space to be filled that will look so good for the Grand Opening!! T
he next pic is a prim bench that hubby made over the summer. Still some work on this display to do, but it's coming along. Love the prim doll my friend Joan Minervini from Vintage Keepsake Trunk on Etsy is consigning with us. It is one of many many treasures she has sent us to sell for her. Anywho, just wanted to show you all what I had been working on this week. Slowly but surely we are getting closer to an opening date. I will update later as the rest of the store comes together. Thanks for following and for all the prayers!! I think this week we are going to need them, lol!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Marketplace

Hey guys here's something new that I will be bringing to you every Monday from the Old Farmhouse Group that I am a part of with Etsy. All of these artists are so talented and I hope you not only checkout their blog, but also their websites or Etsy stores. I hope you all have a great Monday and are staying warm!! Enjoy!!

Today I am featuring Bette from Tomorrow's Treasures!!

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
I have three Etsy shops.
Tomorrows Treasures for the patterns I design. My business name is Bette's Tomorrows Treasures but it had to be cut down to fit for Etsy.
Thrifty Notions is where I sell supplies and some vintage items.
Handmade By Bette is my newest shop for handmade items.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Two years.
3. What type of items do you offer?
My own patterns, supplies and vintage items and a variety of handmade items including purses, hot pads and feedsack pillows.
4. How long have you been crafting?
I was taught to knit and crochet at a very young age and learned to sew at 16.
I started my business 20 years ago.
5. Who or What inspires you?
I am a trend watcher. I love trying new things and sometimes it is an old craft done in a new way.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
My favorite medium to work with is recycled jeans. My favorite item is the embellished recycled jeans purse I designed recently.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
Etsy Shops:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Can you guess?? Yep another giveaway!!

Harvest Moon Primitives is offering this new giveaway!! Man I have got to win one of these darn things at some point wouldn't you think?? Anyway, good luck to all those who enter.
Keep tuned in Signs of Patriotism will be doing a giveaway soon to celebrate the opening of My Favorite Things!!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Here's another one!! Super easy to enter so go and get entered today!!

Go to:

Let me know if you win!!


Ok how cute is this?? Willowtree Treasures is giving this away at the end of this month, I really love these little guys. Go to her blog and enter today! If you don't you just make my chances better at winning, LOL!!

Enter here:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another Giveaway!!

Check out this new giveaway I found over at White Sheep Primitives selling blog. She is giving this treasure away to celebrate her new selling blog. Signing up is super easy so check it out!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Super cool giveaway going on at Seasons of the Past!! Check it out at What a great gal to have a giveaway like this. It's awesome to see what kind of resolutions folks have come up with this year!! I hope you all had a great Christmas and holiday season and that is the best year for you all yet.