Friday, August 7, 2009

Boro Beads

I got a chance to make beads to day and they turned out really good! I am excited to clean and photograph them tomorrow. Since I have two toddlers, I rarely get to go to the garage studio during the day. Today I was able to get them both down for a nap within 15 minutes of each other. I grabbed the baby monitor and ran to the garage! I stayed out there for 3 1/2 hours because my husband made it home early and before the kids woke up. He said I could stay out there and he would tend to the little ones until they woke up. I loved it.

A long session like that can be pretty hard though because it is HOT! I am in Northern Cali so it was a hot day and being in the garage in front of a torch with a big flame is super hot. I usually don't spend more than 2 hours at a time either, but I had the time available to me so I went for it. I got 4 sets done and a few stragglers to add to my next orphan set. I will post some pics tomorrow. Good night!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blog Launch!

I am always getting fussed at for my inability to provide fresh pictures on a regular basis and my lack of recording things that happen with my kids. Well.... here it is! I will try to keep this updated often and new pictures added regularly. It is a great medium for me to do it all in one place. All three kids, activities, developments and PICTURES! Feel free to leave comments under each post and I will try to make it as user friendly as possible. I will put some of my business feed items in the columns to link to what else is going on during our (my) day.

Google Chrome

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to Google Chrome. It is a new browser by Google that I downloaded yesterday. Wow is it fast! I have been going between both Internet Explorer and Firefox on my new computer and they are both painfully slow. I have been blaming this on the fact that I never uninstalled bloatwear and haven't really spent a lot of time trying to figure out why it is slow and fix it. Sometimes, especially when loading pics for new listings in Etsy, I will get up and go do something for a few just to pass the time.

Google Chrome is not fancy and doesn't have a ton of special features. In fact, the default is a 3/4 screen but boy is this baby fast! When you open a new tab, the page if full of thumbnails of you most frequently visited pages. It imported my saved passwords from my other browsers and fills the fields in after the first letter, instead of the usual second letter entry. Easy peasy to use. Go to the official google blog for more info and to download. Leave a comment on your experience so far!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

StudioHaus Feature

I was playing around in Promotions on Etsy yesterday trying to drive some traffic to my store, and ended up finding a great buy one get one free promotion by and bought these cool thank you cards to send out in my packages. Tried to make money... end up spending money! During my time in promotions I found a seller looking for colorful items to feature on her blog for a popularity contest. I submitted and she chose my item, which is the most colorful item I have :) I would love it if you could go over to her blog and leave a comment voting for my bracelet! It is item #5. Click here to go to her blog.