Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cheesecake Marshmallows!

Just made this morning - our first batch and they are DIVINE! I already know these are going to sell out before Christmas!

Friday, November 20, 2009


What a week!

Tuesday we were featured on the FRONT PAGE of Etsy!!

[Not the actual Front Page photo - had to search the archives at craftopolis and find it]

I had no idea when it happened! I was at work and all of a sudden I logged in and saw we had a few sales and tons of convos. I was always interested in how much could come from shops being on the FP and this is what we saw:
500 visitors that day (we average 150)
20 sales (were seeing about 1-2 a day)
100 new shop hearts

So - yea - it was AWESOME!! That night was a little hectic getting everything all packaged and ready but I'd do it again in a heartbeat lol.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Baking Tip #1

I'm sure this is going to be very common knowledge with most folks but just in case I thought I'd share my massive brownie FAIL that occured mid-Hurricane Ida!

I wanted to try using our Mint Extract in a standard box brownie mix as an easy way to spice up the usual amazing fudge brownies...

The mix tasted delicious and as usual I probably ate about two servings of brownies in raw batter :)

28 minutes later they were perfectly done and I waited patiently to take them out of the pan...

Then I realized...that was not going to happen lol. I buttered the pan before I put the mix in but Chef Boyfriend informed me after the fact that I should have also rimmed the pan with I ate a decent amount with a fork then gave the rest to him to take down to his restaurant to let his staff devour :)

Oh well - guess I just have to make more this weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just made this morning!

Chocolate swirl marshmallows.

Enough said!


So I woke up this morning to see that a item we just listed yesterday had an incredible amount of views (our mushroom oil). I checked to see if we had been featured anywhere and imagine my surprise when I see that two of our items have been featured in two different etsy gift guides! I've been on etsy for almost a year selling jewelry and I've never been in one so this is the best news I've received all week! Here are some screenshots (yes, I'm bragging and I'm sorry but I'm just so darn happy)!

Off to make some chocolate mint brownies with our mint extract - will post pics tonight!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Our first treasury!

Our homemade Vanilla marshmallows made it into the Treasury on Etsy! I'm so excited :)

Love you etsy!

P.S. - We're in the midst of hurricane Ida. I have off the next two days and will be baking up a storm (ohhhh 'a storm'...get it,...I'm lame lol).

Come check out the shop if you haven't already and support my habit!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Local Love

I decided to do some snooping on etsy and found some amazing etsians located in my very own town! I highly encourage you to do the same at some point - it's great seeing the local talent.

Butter yellow bridesmaid dress - $64.99,

Pink stripe adjustable dog collar - $12,

Dark Princess Gold Cameo Necklace - $43,

Hand-dyed silk-screened scarf - $18,

Pink Rain Hood - $22,

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Shop is Open!

I'm so excited that we were finally able to list a few products tonight! Look for dozens more new ones in the coming weeks but for now here is a small peek and what's in store :)

Lavender and Sea Salt Grinder - $7,

Really, Really, good Hot Chocolate mix - $15,

Citrus, Lemon and Lime, Extract - $6,