Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just thinking

I am sitting here listening to the radio (a gift from my cousin inlaw) and thinking about music and how it has changed over the years and yet stayed the same.  Most of the voices sound alike and as tone deaf as I am, all of the melodies sound pretty much alike.  I love hearing Reba and Randy and another guy whose name escapes me for the moment.  Randy sings songs from the heart and so does Reba.  Today, most "singers" seem to start their songs by either mumbling or screaming and continue doing so until the last note.   What is the point?  Am I the only one whose brain shuts down when someone is screaming?
I think about a preacher that was filling in at my church once.  He started his message screaming and he finished still screaming.  I don't have a clue what he preached!  Not one word!  All I can remember about it was trying to remember how to do CPR!  Because, I was sure he was going to have a heartattack if he kept on.
I am in the process of putting some of my photographs on another website to see if I can get sells.  I get alot of positive feedback on them.  I wish I knew what would turn the compliments into sales.  If someone reading this has a suggestion please tell me.
Spring is coming up.  I wish I had someone to help with booths at the different fairs coming up.  I miss having John here to help me.  Wish I could think of someone who might would like to do a booth together.  Maybe, I will think of someone before then.*********************************

Check out these shops.  Notice mine is the 2nd one listed.  I am offering 40% off with the coupon MOMSGRADS2011 for a limited time.  Mother's Day and Graduation are coming up soon.  Now, is the perfect time to buy Mom and the grads in your life a piece of jewelry or a photo to hang in their home away from home.  You can also get 9 custom magnets and I will refund $5 via PayPal.  The magnets can be all of one photo or a combination.  Just go to and convo me and I will tell you how to send your photos to me.
Perhaps you would like to have your graduation pictures laminated and turned into magnets.  I can do that for you!  All you have to do is send them to me in a convo in jpeg format.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I woke up feeling really bad this morning.  I felt achy and had a bad headache.  Got up long enough to take my morning meds and went back to bed.  Slept awhile and got up to eat some soup and check on my shop.  Then went back to bed and slept for a bit and got up to eat a bite.  I am going to try to stay up a little while, but I sure don't feel like it.
I don't know if this is from my Bonvia that I got y'day or not.  I felt bad before I got it so I don't think so.

Check out these shops!******************************

MomsGrads gets 40% off!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New items listed

I have added a necklace and pair of earrings to my shop.  Plus, relisted several items.  Check them out and tell me what you think!

More new items are on their way, so check often!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Today has been one of those days that makes me sigh.  I have been super tired all day.  I have managed to accomplish very little.  I hope tomorrow will be better,
In the meantime, please check out my shop (I have new items) and these other 3!
Use B10NR to get 10% off and as always, I love custom work.  Just ask!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Check these shops out!**************

God Is Good!

Made a couple of bracelets today.  I also started on a pin.  I just need to add the pin to the back of it.  I will need to shoot them tomorrow so I can add them to my shop. 
I need to get busy if I am going to have 150 items in my shop before the end of the month.  I am having the wonderful "problem" of selling items as fast as I add others!
I have made 10 sales this month so far.  My goal is 20 sales for March.  It is still do able.
Off to bed!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Check them out!***********************

Rambling Thoughts

I am sitting here thinking I should be in bed.  But, my mind is full of so many different thoughts.  I think about what Dawson is facing and how Annette is trying to be strong and brave for him.  I don't know if I could do that or not.  I am praying God gives them a miracle.
I am thinking about my health issues and wonder what is next.  Right now my foot is swollen and Coloa red and hurts.  I know Jack says to keep it elevated when I am sitting, but how do I do that and do my jewelry or work on my shop?
I spent all afternoon on a bracelet.  When it was finished, I didn't like it so I took it apart.  I made it again and it was too big.  Took it apart and made it once more.  Loved the way it looked.  Pulled the thread to get the knot "just a little tighter" and it broke.  Said my Sunday School lesson backwards.Collected the beads from all over the room and laid it aside for the moment.  Should go work on it before I forget what I want it to look like.  I suppose I really should learn to sketch out my design first, it would probably save me aggravation in the long run.  But, I really can't draw all that well.
I have had 7 sales in my shop this month so far!  My goal is 20 sales this month.  I know it can happen.  I just need to keep promoting and adding new items.
I am starting to get a few custom items and I love it.  If you have a photo you would like turned into a magnet, leave a comment here or convo me @ and I will tell you how to do it.
An approximately 3" square photo can be laminated and a magnet attatched for just $2.50!  Or if you would like the photo to be on a greeting card, I can do that.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sales In Shop

Life is funny.  And God's Timing is perfect.  I was feeling really down for alot of different reasons.  And I got 3 sales yesterday evening.  I had prayed and asked God to show me if I was still on track with my shop.  I guess 3 sales was a pretty awesome indication.  I give God the credit and honor for everything I sell because I could do none of it without Him.
My heart is heavy, though.  I can't stop thinking about Dawson and his sweet mama.  I love them so much and thinking about what they are facing hurts.  I am praying for a miracle and I know God is very capable of delivering one if it is His will.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Check them out!*********************

Beautiful Day

Woke up sometime this morning to a thunderstorm.  I decided to stay in bed just a little longer and went back to sleep.  I slept too long and now, I am wanting to go back to sleep.
I am sitting here thinking about Dawson and Annette.  It breaks my heart to know he has yet another tumor.  I am praying for a miracle.  The doctors aren't offering much hope but, I know Jesus Christ can do anything.  If it is in His will He will remove the tumor.  Please pray for him!  No 9 year old should ever have to hear the words "You have cancer.".

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Check out these shops!*********************

Back Pain

It appears that my 2 rather bad falls in the last few weeks has aggravated the muscles in my back.  They are very sore and spasming.  It hurts like the dickens.  But, I keep thinking of my little friend and his sweet mama.  The MRI results were not good and they face a scarey future.  My heart is breaking for this family and I am crying out to God on their behalf.

Thursday, March 10, 2011*********************
Check out the above shops on etsy.  I can't vouch for their items, but they may have just what you want.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

LipPenny's Etsy Shop

I have gone through my Etsy shop and have slashed prices dramatically!  I am trying to make room for exciting new items!  New Spring and Summer colors in jewelry.  Some fun new cards are in the works!  St.Patrick's Day is coming up!  How about a bracelet in different shades of green?  Graduations are just around the corner!  Why not get that grad some nice jewelry without going broke?  Haven't ordered Graduation Invitations yet?  Don't panic!  Contact me and I may be able to help!

Who is Pearl?

Pearl is my short and fat furbaby.  She is a rat terrier/jack russell cross that loves her food dish too well.  Her favorite things in life are to eat and to snuggle against her human Mama at night.  She thinks fetch is pointless!  "Why bring back something a human threw away?"
She will let anything that gets too close to her space know that they need to back off.  But, if I like the human, then that is ok with her and she will ask for a head scratch.  She loves the mailcarrier (Mr.Dennis) and the drugstore guys who deliver because they will take a second to notice her.
Pearl hates when I seem to be spending too much time if front of the computer and will nudge me until I take a break and talk to her.

50% off

Visit my etsy shop today and say 50% by using 50xBlessed.  Offer good until 5PM Central today only!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cold and Dreary Day

Today has been cold, dreary and nonproductive for me.  I have a few ideas for items I want to make for my shop, but I need supplies that I don't have the money for right now.  I need some large orders so I can restock jewelry supplies.  But, I know God is still in charge and the sales and money will come in His Perfect Timing.
Please take a moment and check out my shop.  I have jewelry that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or to give for Mother's Day.  Put B10NR in the note to buyer and get 10% off at check out.
Here is the link:
Also, take a look at all of these shops!

Etsy BNRs

If you are not familiar with etsy take a look at these BNRs.  With BNRs, you can look at 16 shops at a time and get an idea what you might would like to buy.
Etsy shops are made up of primarly of people who are selling handmade items or supplies.  There are a wide variety of items from the ones that will make you go "Awwwwwwww" to "How do they sell that?!".  Anyway, I hope you will stop my shop and see what I have to offer.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Trying To Generate Sales

I started my shop on etsy because I felt it was what God wanted me to do at this stage of my life.  Mama is gone so my days get long and lonely without her to care for.  I enjoy making the jewelry and cards and am delighted when someone else likes an item well enough to buy and wear it or give to someone else.  I love finding God's beauty all around me.  It's fun to just randomly shoot a camera and see what I capture.  One of my favorite photos of Mama's cat is one where it looks like she is laughing.  She is actually in midsneeze in that picture.  But, I love the comments I get about it.  Especially, when I put the cartoon bubble coming out of her mouth that reads; "You are how old?".  Laughter is indeed the best medicine.