Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Well tomorrow is New Year's Eve... Do you have big plans or is it just a low key night at your house? Sometimes the home parties watching movies and eating great snacks is just the kind of relaxing you need! My husband and I are having brunch at some friends and then just doing a home night in the evening! I hope everyone has a 'Happy New Year' and keeps on working towards those dreams and goals!
I've been busy working on fresh designs for my store, lets see I did some funny animal characters and used them on cute birthday cards and valentine greeting cards. I've also done some pretty valentine designs. Come by my store for a look at the latest creations.
Quote: Happy are those who have big dreams and are ready to move towards them. You can dream it or you can do it.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Well hard to believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Are you all ready? Got your wrapping and baking and dinner items ready to go? I believe I'm ready, did a little more baking yesterday and today was a cleaning day! Went to the gym this morning too, don't want to put the gym routines aside, it's important to keep up your physical exercise routine otherwise it can be hard to get back in the groove. Well I really want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and peace, love and joy for the new year! I've been working on designs for my store for Valentines, and birthdays. Pop by for a look if you like!
Quote: Love life, love people, share a little bit of yourself! You'll be glad you did!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Have you got your Christmas baking underway? I've been busy this last week making several different treats. Let's see I made Chocolate Toffee Squares, Toffee Almond Squares, Golden Butter Tarts, and Candy Cane Bark! The last 2 are my husbands favourites! Now the problem is every time we walk by the fridge those goodies are calling our names...I think it's alright to indulge as long as you keep on your fitness and exercise routine. I was at the gym at 8:30 this morning! I always feel better even if I have to drag my butt there sometimes! :-) Remember regular exercise can keep you feeling and looking younger for longer, and I think we all would like that! Anyhow, since I did all that baking, of course I photographed it and came up with some recipe greeting cards for my store. These are pretty cool as I've included a recipe inside the card! Pop by my store for a look, you can find them in the side bar under 'recipe greeting cards'!Shell's Designs Have a great week!
Quote: "Age does not cause one to get old, but inactivity can!"
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Just a reminder that as each of us gets busier this time of year be sure to remember to smile, laugh and stay positive as you're in the midst of shopping, baking, wrapping, etc. A cheerful spirit goes a long way and happy thoughts can keep you balanced! I've been busy again coming up with new designs and adding more products to my store. Zazzle is on it's 7th day of sales. 30% off totebags today. A new sale will be on tomorrow, so pop by to see what deals there are!
Quote: "Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another person up."
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Looked outside this morning and the vehicles are all covered in frost. I guess those days of ice scraping are beginning... oh for a warm holiday, guess I'll have to wait a few months for that!
Big one day Sale at Zazzle today... free shipping on all purchases, no minimum. Use code HOLIDAYSHIPS. Some awesome deals, I just purchased some Christmas cards and t-shirts for gifts for my family and friends! Pop by my store and see what I've been up too! Always adding fresh designs...
Quote for the week: "Great works are performed, not by strength but by perserverance" - Samuel Johnson
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I know it's only the end of Nov. but I did put on a Christmas CD this morning while I steam mopped my family room and kitchen floors. Just made me feel good! Do you have favourite Christmas songs that you love to listen to over the Christmas Season. I'm sure we all do!
Here are my top #5 Favourites - (It's pretty hard to choose"
1)The Little Drummer Boy
4)If Every Day Could Be Christmas - (by 98 degrees)
What are some of your favourites?
Well I've been busy this week adding more products to my store Shell's Designs. There are so many cute Christmas ideas that I want to create, so better get busy! Here's a few of my latest designs pop by my store to see more.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Well it's been an interesting week! Went to a conference with my husband in Victoria, B.C. Beautiful city... of course while I was there I had to do a little shopping and site seeing! The parliament buildings were lit up in beautiful white lights... gorgeous at night! The hotel had beautiful large Christmas trees in green and white lights. If you get a chance to visit Victoria, it's a great destination for a holiday!
Working on designs for my store... holiday and Christmas designs are at the top of my list right now. Stop by my storeShell's Designsto view the latest creations... don't forget to purchase your Christmas cards and gifttags, if you're looking for some unique designs I have lots of new ones!
Quote for the week: "Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week." Make the most of it.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Well it seems it's time to start some Christmas shopping. Zazzle has a sale on today $5 off any purchase of $35 or more. Use code VETERANSDAY9 at checkout! There are lots of items under $10, perfect for those stocking stuffers. I've been busy working on Christmas designs... lets see I've done some cool winter house designs, some pretty white Christmas tree designs, and I have some more ideas brewing. Stop by my store to see the new designs! Shell's Designs So I'll keep this brief so I can get to work on my ideas! Have a great week everyone!
Quote for the week: "Essentials to Happiness - Something to work on, Someone to love, and Something to Hope for."
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Do you have a lot of friends and family that you keep in touch with over the holiday season through a note or a Christmas card? It seems to be the perfect time to let people know you're thinking of them and wondering how they're doing? I've been working hard on several new Christmas and holiday designs for my store, winter scenes, whimsical trees, adorable snowmen of course ( one of my favourites to create) and other fun designs! Zazzle has a fantastic sale on this week for holiday cards - 40% off from Nov. 2 to Nov. 12, you won't want to miss this deal! Just use the code HOLIDAYCARD4 at the checkout! Happy Shopping!
Quote for the Week:
"The seeds we sow today determin the kind of fruite we'll reap tomorrow." - Hess
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I was reminded once again how much time and energy good teachers put in, to help develop great students! Lets face it, it's not an easy job these days! Show your thoughtfulness and appreciation with a little gift! I was recently told that teachers do appreciate receiving a small token of thanks for their efforts and hard work! So I've been busy creating some great little gifts that I think any teacher would be happy to receive. Christmas is coming and it's a great time to pick up a little something for the teachers on your list. These could include school teachers, music teachers, coaches, ect. Pop by my store to find some more cool designs!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Well I did my first Christmas gift shopping yesterday, just a couple of items but I've started! I like to spread the shopping out over a couple of months, so as not to kill the budget all at once! The stores are all filling up with Christmas and holiday items! I do love to look at all the ornaments and new decorations each year. However, I realized when I go to the shopping centers how much I don't like the crowds and busyiness. So this year I am doing as much on-line shopping as I can. I ordered a few items from Zazzle yesterday, cool t-shirts for my guys! It's great to be able to find great items that you know they'll love. Zazzle has a sale on now 10.31% off entire order when using code TRICKORTREAT at the checkout! Check out my latest designs in my store Shell's Designs
Quote for the week: "To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already acheived but at what he aspires to."
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
We all know those curious clever little animals called Raccoons that seem to find there way into our neighbourhoods. I remember in our previous home the raccoons would be sneaking their way along the top of our back fence and eventually would make their way over to the side yard and find the garbage cans! I remember my husband and I jumping out of bed one night when we heard some clanging and banging around below our bedroom window, sure enough it was the raccoons knocking off the lids of the garbage cans and making a wonderful mess! After that the garbage cans stayed in the garage, at least we can outsmart the raccoons that way! :-) Those little critters inspired my next designs for my store Shell's Designs. I came up with these funny cartoon raccoon characters that you'll find on mugs, t-shirts, cards ect. hope you enjoy them! They may just put a smile on your face!
Quote for the week: "Knowledge is realizing the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway."
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Well it was a long journey but I made Giant Squid! Okay, I'll explain myself here, to become a Giant Squid one has to have 50 top notch lenses. When I first started writing lenses for Squidoo I never dreamed I would be able to come up with 50 different topics let alone write 50 awesome lenses. It took some time and a lot of updating and constant tweeking of my lenses to bring them up to snuff, but it was well worth it! There are some great perks to being a Giant Squid! It doesn't mean that you can stop making lenses just because you've reached 50 now I must strive to reach 100 quality lenses! Oohhh, I'm getting tired just thinking about that! It'll be a fun process with lots of learning curves I'm sure! :-) I've also been working hard on designs for my store Shell's Designs! I'm designing Christmas and holiday themed items right now. Just finished these fun 'snowflake' designs and now working on some more snowmen! Gotta get busy, we're heading into the busy season!
Quote for the week: "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Well it's Oct. hard to believe! Last night my husband and I went to a Jason Mraz concert in Vancouver. His music is kind of a mix of jazz and pop. Love, love, love his voice, a concert really gives you so much more of an appreciation for what these guys can do. He has an amazing talent! His band was rockin' as well with saxophone, trombone and french horn players, these guys had some kickin' talent as well! It was a good night!
I've been busy working on squidoo lenses so look for some new ones in the sidebar! The next leg for the 'rocketmoms' is holiday lenses, these are my favourite to create, especially Christmas ones so stay tuned for those! I'm also working on lots of holiday designs, finished some adorable snowman designs. I'll feature a few here for you to see! Pop by my store Shell's Designsfor a look at all the new products!
Quote for the week: "To give and then not to feel like one has given is the very best of all ways of giving."