A few picks from my store
Recent items listed for sale at my store
Gentlemen Start Your Search Engines
I will be changing the Featured Seller from week to week. The next spot available is Feb 20th 2009. (If you feature my store, let me know, i will automatically put you in line...if you need help with html codes, just ask!)
So...to be featured here, Gentlemen (ladies) Start Your Search Engines!!!!.
Which movie does this quote come from?
"Guys, a woman's purse, alright, it's her secret source of power. Alright? There are many dark and dangerous things in there, that we, the male species, should know nothing about"
Post your answer to the question below as a comment on my latest blog post. 1st correct answer wins. Even if i have featured you in the past, you can play again . I hope you have fun.
Shutterfly Personalized Cards
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Anyway let get back to crafting...I think it's high time to put more fabric items in my store and as the season changes, knits and things are going to come back into play....hasn't this year just whipped on? It's already July this week! Soon it'll be time for classes again with HR Block...so much to do.
Found some adorable crochet patterns and knitting patterns as well as sewing patterns..now all i need is to find the time
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wow, had a big learning experience yesterday when someone told me she was so disappointed with her business card order. She made some valid points that i had not thought of before but i just wondered if she realized and took into account that she wanted something handmade. Of course i'm going to give her a full refund though it's really hard to shake this feeling of being appalled by her reaction. I do want to take it as a challenge though to improve and have taken the business card listings off my store for now. I understand better now that business cards if they are a reflection of the business and are seen in that light by my buyers then i really really have to step it up so this doesn't happen again. How else to get unfadable photo-quality cards without a 2 ply approach? hmmmm....think think think
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The rules of this award are:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contrubuites to the blogger community, no matter of language.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y pico"blog , so all will know the origin of the award.
5) Show these rules.
Here are my 5 picks from Singapore to Sydney:
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Who founded Facebook a social networking website launched on February 4, 2004 ?
Answer: Mark Zuckerberg (here he is!)
Like all things with drama, Aaron Greenspan, a Harvard classmate claims that he created the original college social networking system, before either Facebook or ConnectU were founded.
Mr. Greenspan is said to have established a web service that he called houseSYSTEM in 2003, 6 months prior to Facebook launching. houseSYSTEM was used by several thousand Harvard students and provided similar features to what is found today in Facebook; Zuckerberg was a user of houseSYSTEM. Greenspan is also claiming credit for Facebook’s name: he showed the Times an email dated Sept. 19, 2003 describing the newest feature of houseSYSTEM as “the Face Book.” Facebook initially launched under the name and URL of “TheFacebook” in 2004.
Unlike the founders of ConnectU who are suing Zuckerberg (of course, this is the states) for control of Facebook, Greenspan’s claim so far only extends to wanting recognition by others as being the founder of Facebook.So anyway, the winner is from my Fabulous Artistic Mom team (FAM), Cindy Joy.
She will be featured here on this blog beginning 7/18
kristen from 6/27
craftgirlalli from 7/4
And my simple life 7/11
Don't forget to check out my new question in Gentlemen Start your search Engines!!!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Came across this movie today and was surprised by all the ironies of it. This was Christopher Reeve's last film prior to his accident in 1995. In the film he plays a decorated police officer who becomes paralyzed and also finds out about his wife's unfaithfulness with his brother. Just days after it aired, he was paralyzed in real life, more severely than portrayed in the movie. His wife, Dana, also had a small part in the movie. Prior to the accident, he did comment in this regard about the movie he had visited a spinal cord trauma unit in Van Nuys, California, to prepare for this role. He said these prophetic and widely quoted words: "A couple of days spent out at the spinal cord trauma unit and you see how easily it can happen. You think, 'God, it could happen to anybody.'"
After the accident, in 1998, Reeve said that he does not watch Above Suspicion when it is shown, but not for the reason we might expect. "...every time I left that rehab center, I would say, "Thank God that's not me." I was very smug about it and relieved to leave the hospital, and I regret that so much because I was setting myself apart from those people who were suffering without realizing that in a second that could be me.... I'm ashamed about my smugness, my complacency, you know, and it brings back a bad memory, so I don't watch that one."
On the top is a picture from the movie after he is paralyzed, on the bottom is a picture of him in real life after he is paralyzed. I believe to our generation he will always be Superman and though i liked the movie only somewhat and personally think it drags out quite abit, i still find myself rooting for him all the way to the end
Monday, June 23, 2008
When i used my first store bought one, the owner gave me a tip and that was to take a hammer to these bath bombs to break them down if i was afraid that the bath would prove too strong, that's since been the best way i've found to be able to control how much of the bomb is used without wasting it as once it touches water, there is no going back.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Had a great time at our company picnic last Thursday. Took some shots and was pleasantly surprised with how they turned out. Nothing like hotdogs, burgers, salad and iced soda, while not having to work on a workday. Paid to picnic...an awesome concept don't cha think? One of my first friends at the job. Her last name is the coolest Nacagilevu...i don't even dare say it really as i can't get it out properly. From Fiji...i just have to take a trip there some day. Can't believe it's been 5 years. So much has happened since then. Am really thankful for a steady job and a good supervisor
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Trivia question was...Y.E.S. 93.3FM is a radio station in which country?
The answer is Singapore! Congratulations to "and my simple life" for being the first to answering it correctly. She will be featured on my blog beginning 7/11 (kristien will be featured from 6/27
craftgirlalli will be featured from 7/4). Don't forget to check out my new question in Gentlemen Start your search Engines!!!
Y.E.S. 93.3FM is a radio station of MediaCorp Radio in Singapore. Its target audience are people from 15 to 35 years of age. The station specializes in Chinese popular music, featuring artistes from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. 93.3FM is one of a select few radio stations in Singapore which boast a 24-hour non-stop broadcast with the above 9 DJs. Want to learn more? visit http://yes933.sg/portal/site/yes933
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Today i also found a fabulous Etsy Painter who also happens to be a Mom. RebeccaGrantham
Her work brings out the "Ethereal" feel that i had when i thought up the name "EtherealRhapsody". Find out more about her work through MadebyMoms Boutique
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
My first little jar of pickles i harvested from my first cucumber plant! Yippee! Today was a great day. I slept in, Brian made breakfast complete with my favorite sausage. We found a small but dream pub table at Cost Plus World Market...who'd have thought?! I had curry and prata for the first time in 2 years! It was all good.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Question was who starred as the tempermental diva named Carlotta in the movie The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and for 6 folks to each name one of the songs from her 2007 album "Seastories" Congratulations and thanks to HauteMommy, abby and kristien for participating and winning. Special thanks to DanaeWinters for her participation on my blog
HauteMommy will be featured from 6/6
abby will be featured from 6/13
DanaeWinters will be featured from 6/20
kristien will be featured from 6/27
craftgirlalli will be featured from 7/4
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Two hours later, we had to leave for Sunday School and thankfully this was completed. I even had the presence of mind to snap a picture for future reference. "Not pressed is homemade" my sewing teacher had always disapprovingly ingrained into our minds...oh well, she'll definitely know it's homemade now. It's always nice to try to get away with the fact that something looks professionally made that someone doesn't go "did you make that?"
When i gave it to her though, she was so surprised and pleased, wanted to pay for it, imagine that. Now my husband is urging to add it to my Etsy Store...hmmmm?