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Monday, November 21, 2011

Super Specials -- THIS WEEK ONLY!

Are you a fan of my Facebook page? You should be!! I announce specials on my Facebook page first for all to see, so go on over & become a fan! http://www.facebook.com/honeybeeholistics Now for the specials!! This week I have been featuring specials EVERYDAY!! Come join in on the savings & be prepared for the BIG BLACK FRIDAY sale! ONLY revealed the night of Thanksgiving!! November 21 ▬
Buy 1 {2oz.} Organic Wrinkle Away Face Cream Get 1 {1/2oz.} Organic Wrinkle Away Eye Cream FREE
November 22 ▬ Buy 1 {8oz.} Organic Lotion Get 1 {3oz.} Organic Lotion FREE
November 23 ▬ Buy 1 {3oz} Organic Mentholated Body Rub Get 1 Organic Cold Sore Ointment Lip Pot FREE
November 24 ▬ Buy 1 {2oz} Customized Glaciomarine Clay Mask Get 1 {2oz}Organic Wrinkle Away Face Cream for 1/2 price
November 25 ▬ To Be revealed the night of November 24th!
If you are interested in taking part in ANY or ALL of these specials you MUST email me your order so I may charge you accordingly! honeybeeholistics@yahoo.com Thank You for your participation! I hope you are able to check off your gift list & save some money!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I'd like to introduce you to my friend Marcia of Be My Bee on Etsy!

~1. What is your name?

Marcia Terry

~2.Where are you located?

Tacoma, Washington

~3.Tell me a little about yourself and how you got started doing what you do?

I'm a stay at home mom to a very fun two year old boy. I taught kindergarten through third grade for eight years before leaving teaching to be with my son. I've always enjoyed making cards and sculpting quirky little figures. I'd never thought of selling them though until I met a wonderful mom who crochets and told me about her shop on Etsy (JustBeHappy). I decided to give it a try and here I am.

~4.What type of items would I find in your shop?

In my shop you'll find funny little sculptures (like Mr. Frenchie) and a bright assortment of mini cards, matchbook style cards and greeting cards. I enjoy embellishing my cards with unexpected details like felt animals and stitched paper. Most of the materials I use are eco friendly like bamboo thread ( a sustainable resource), eco-fi felt (made from recycled plastic bottles) and cardstock that is recycled or certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). The mailing envelopes and invoice paper I use are recycled too. As my shop grows I will be adding more eco friendly items and materials. I'd love to be a really green, eco friendly shop one day.

~5.How long have you been crafting?
Ever since I can remember! My mom loves making all kinds of crafts and she always let me craft with her. Together we painted, sculpted, sewed and baked. I loved it all with the exception of crochet, it's just something I never got the hang of so I really admire people who can do it!

~6.What inspires you the most to create?

People! Many of my little sculptures are based on people I've met throughout my life. They are the fun characters that you may meet for only a few moments but they make a lasting impression. When it comes to card design my inspiration comes from custom requests. One of my very first custom orders was for a birthday card for a four year old girl. The little girl had asked her mom for a card with an angel and flowers. I'd never made a card like that before and was so happy and relieved that my vision for the card was a perfect fit with what she wanted.

~7.What is the one "must have" item you need with you when you create?
My must have item is....solitude. I do my work when everyone else is asleep so I usually work at night and can squeeze in a bit of work when my son is napping.

~8.What is one of your favorite items from your favorites list on Etsy?

Oooh this is a tough one to answer, there are so many amazing items! Since I have to pick just one it's this sweet little mouse mom and baby print. http://www.etsy.com/listing/71429355/mama-mouse-and-baby-5-x7-illustration

~9.When you aren't crafting, what do you do?

I am so lucky to be home with my son and I do as much I can to enrich his life so we go on plenty of playdates, we visit the zoo, childrens museums, go for walks in the park and play outside as much as the weather allows. When we're home we paint, bake (always a VERY messy affair) and play whatever games his imagination conjures up.

~10.Where can we find your shop?

My Etsy shop is called BeMyBee and you can find it at:

I have a new facebook fan page too http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/BeMyBee/130567357006516

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I'd like to introduce you to my good friend Emily! She makes handmade baskets!

~1.What is your name? Emily Sommers

~2.Where are you located? Walla Walla, Washington

~3.Tell me a little about yourself and how you got started doing what you do?
I'am a christian, stay-at home mom to Todd, 8 and Amber, 6. We are in the process of adopting another child thru the state of WA. We love adoption, and are so blest that God has led us down this path! My husband and I lived in N. Carolina the first 4 years of our marriage, and that is where I learned the art of basket-weaving! ( The Appalations are full of baskets! ;) I immediately felt 'connected' to the art, and my mind has hardly stopped churning out new ideas since. :/ My husband is extremely supportive, and is my biggest 'fan' ! =) We moved out to the great Northwest in 2002, and I have continued weaving, and also have gotten into teaching basket-weaving. I feel so blest being able to do this, and all the wonderful people I meet are such an added bonus! Such as my students in my weaving classes. Here is a pic of a few of my students with the baskets they made! I am the one in the middle:)

~4.What type of items would I find in your shop? Baskets!! =) I like practical, useable baskets, so that is mostly what you will find in my shop. I like to offer a product that I know will last you years of use.

~5. How long have you been crafting? I've tried everything from painting to cake decorating, counted cross- stitch to knitting, ever since I was a wee one! :) .. ... and still like to mess around trying different things! My other one thing I enjoy a lot is peicing and quilting, I do that when I find the time.

~6.What inspires you the most to create? My daily life, I think. The jobs I'm doing, and altho I'm not a huge gardener, a lot of my baskets are designed around my garden and harvesting, etc. Hobby Farm Home magazine and Country Sampler and Mary Jane's Farm Magazines (s) always inspire a creative streak too. ;)

~7. What is the one "must have" item you need with you when you create? This is funny, and one I don't share it a lot but,I have a CD player by my workspace, and whenever I'm creating I have to have something playing. ;/ ...Just background noise... ( my husband thinks it's funny ;)

~8.What is one of your favorite items from your favorites list on Etsy? Oh, please, I don't know.... I like them all, really why do we 'favorite' them? ;) I think tho, that it would be the homeade soaps... I really like homeade soaps, and always have a basket in my bathroom with a selection in it. The children grab one to suit their mood for their evening bath, and put them back in the basket when their finished, it's a fun thing for them.

~9.When you aren't crafting, what do you do? Ha! =) I'm a mom! laundry, baking, cleaning, doing homework with my son, gardening, babysitting for church friends, just mom things! ;) Sundays are always church and family days, I don't weave on Sunday.

~10.Where can we find your shop? Please stop by and visit! =) .... I really need some more FB fans too! ....;)
and I'm on facebook too!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

So Sorry Feature Friday was not posted due to technical difficulties! So belated....I would like to introduce you to my friend Holly!

~1. What is your name?

~2.Where are you located?
I am located in Burlington, Washington which is about 2hrs north of Seattle.

~3.Tell me a little about yourself and how you got started doing what you do?
I work full time as a bookkeeper for a doctor’s office in Mt. Vernon. I Recently got married in Vegas. I love cupcakes! I decided to take on a personal challenge of baking 101 different cupcakes. So I setup a blog to document my journey. After baking a couple different cuppys I realized I really love baking! So I looked into started my own cupcake business but after lots of research, I just didn’t have the money or space to take on something like that right now. But not wanted to give up my dream of owning my own business I looked into different options. A friend of mine actually told me about etsy a year a so ago and loved the site as a buyer so I thought why not be a seller? Since I love scrapbooking and having lots of supplies, I took two of my most favorite hobbies and combined them and that’s how I came up with Delectable Delights.

~4.What type of items would I find in your shop?
Cupcake Toppers and Wraps

~5.How long have you been crafting?
Scrapbooking for over 5yrs.

~6.What inspires you the most to create?
My son Aidan, holidays, the weather…. I just try to create fun unique things that I would have fun using.

~7.What is the one "must have" item you need with you when you create?

~8.What is one of your favorite items from your favorites list on Etsy?
I came across this shop Sugar Robot though one of my favorite blogs-Cupcakes take the cake awhile ago and this shop make edible images/toppers for you’re cupcakes. These butterflies are one of my favorites and I’m just waiting for an excuse to buy them!!!

~9.When you aren't crafting, what do you do?
Hanging with the family. With summer on it’s way hopefully lots of camping and trips to the beach.

~10.Where can we find your shop?
On etsy- www.etsy.com/shop/hollyandarron

On Facebook- www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Delectable-Delights/186419601381777

On my blog- www.cuppycakechallenge.blogspot.com

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's FEATURE FRIDAY again, and I want to introduce you to my friend Lucia from Isreal!

~1.What is your name? My name is Lucia Verona.

~2.Where are you located? I am located in sunny Tel Aviv - Israel!

~3.Tell me a little about yourself and how you got started doing what you do?
I'm a 29 year old independent fashion designer, originaly from Slovakia. Shortly after moving to Israel in 2005, I fulfilled my
life long dream of becoming a fashion designer, and started studying at the prestigous Shenkar fashion institute.
Soon after, I started selling my designes in various boutiques in Tel Aviv, working from my home studio.

~4.What type of items would I find in your shop?
My designs are always about creating timeless and elegant pieces with a strong emphasys on fit, comfort and versatility.

~5.How long have you been crafting?
I've been crafting for as long as I can remember, always trying to transform things that surround me.

~6.What inspires you the most to create?
It sounds funny but I draw my inspiration from everyday life events.

~7.What is the one "must have" item you need with you when you create?
The one "must have" item I need in order to create is my sketchbook which I carry with me everywhere.

~8.What is one of your favorite items from your favorites list on Etsy?
One of my favorite shops on Etsy is "Ellemoss" , a photographer which I adore.

~9.When you aren't crafting, what do you do?
In my spare time I love to cook and invent new recipes.

~10.Where can we find your shop?
Six months ago I had a great opportunity to start selling my clothes on http://www.Etsy.com
You're always welcome in my shop:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Now for the review of my newest product....Organic Bath Salts made with Dead Sea Salts!

Spring is a time for renewal and cleansing of the old. Dusting off cob webs, cleaning the curtains, scrubbing the floors...Also a time to scrub off old winter skin to reveal your new Spring skin! A great way to do this is to start out with a soak in a hot tub with some of my Organic Bath Salts sprinkled in it!
Dead sea salts promote healthy skin regeneration, skin permeability, elasticity (who doesn't need this!), and helps your skin absorb and retain moisture! Dead sea salts are sourced from the Dead Sea in the Meditteranean. It is loaded with many minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and bromides. Since your skin is the largest organ that absorbs almost ANYTHING into your body, why not make it beneficial sea minerals! I have combined these beneficial salts with some of my Organic Herbs & Organic Essential Oils for maximum benefit!
♥~Organic Rosemary Mint Bath Salts~♥
This combines Organic Rosemary leaves & Organic Peppermint leaves to help loosen up muscles and combat fluid retention. It is also a mind stimulator helping with memory and recollection.

♥~Organic Lavender Rose Bath Salts~♥
This combines Organic Lavender buds & Wild Harvested Primrose Flower Petals to help soothe away the stresses of the day while helping to relieve depression. It also helps heal bruises and skin ailments with its antibacterial constuients. This would be great for those who suffer from any types of dermatitis.
I have featured the Organic Lavender Rose Bath Salts in my Organic Lavender Gift Set which would be great as a Mother's Day gift!! Check it out here

I will be offering larger sizes very soon at My Etsy Shop and my Website!

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Feature Friday! I would like to introduce you to my new friend Samira of Sam's Crochet on Etsy!

~1. What is your name?
Samira Loflin

~2.Where are you located?
I am from a bit of everywhere. I was born in San Diego, spent grade school in upstate NY, and a year back in California, before my family settled back in to the Willamette Valley in Oregon where my parents are from. I lived in Seattle for about 6 months, and Louisiana for a couple years. Back to Oregon for a handful of years, and now I’m living in Missoula, MT. I ADORE Missoula, and have had an awesome time here in Montana. I expect to stay here a long while with lots of trips back to Oregon to visit family. Go Griz!
~3.Tell me a little about yourself and how you got started doing what you do?
I’m 26. I finished massage school last June, and hope to be licensed here in MT at some point in the near future. Health and fitness has always been part of my life. I spent afternoons doing homework in the back of aerobics classes while my Mom was up front teaching. Her studies have been in the medical field, and I have been browsing her books for years. Now I have my own selection of bodywork books.
I started to crochet when I was about 8. My grandma taught me the basic stitches. The last few years, I have been crocheting more regularly, and have self-taught myself some more dynamic styles.
The tattoo I have in the middle of my upper back.

~4.What type of items would I find in your shop?

Handmade Health & Fitness: Apple Cozies to Yoga Accessories!
Health and exercise accessories. Water bottle and yoga mat bags, blankets and slings, apple cozies, and leg warmers, headbands, and beanies.

~5.How long have you been crafting?

My aunt was a big yarn crafter, and loved both knit and crochet projects. As the only one in the family with a love of yarn, I was the one who received her closets full of yarn when she passed a few years ago. I have used almost all of her yarn, and am still going strong, so most of my sales will drop right back into the purchase of new yarn, so I can continue that which I love to do.

I dabble in cross-stitch, and am working on my first knit scarf (started about 3 years ago). I have done some latch-hooking, and a bit or plastic canvas work.

I think I’ve crocheted at nearly every one of my jobs. I was working front desk at a local gym, and had lots of time to crochet. Many of my customers would compliment my work and mention that I should sell my items. I eventually did some research online to see where there might be a good place to do so, and came across Etsy. The very first item I made with health in mind, and not just hats and scarves, was a ribbed/spiral yoga mat bag. It was so much work, and way too bulky. I would have had to charge about 2x what anyone would want to pay for a bag. Lots of lesson learned though, and my mom got the first one in the style I currently create my mat bags in.
That First Bag
Mom’s Bag

~6.What inspires you the most to create?

I see items to be made everywhere. If I see something, I automatically work out in my head how I would recreate it. I do this especially for anything healthy and useful. Most of the new things I’ve done lately are customer requests. One of the most recent things I’ve recreated is a bag I use all the time which my best friend thought would be good for her mother in-law. First photo is the bag I use for my yarn projects. It’s a reusable wine bag that you can get at your local grocery store. I don’t go anywhere without Mountain Dew. The pink bag is my version that her yarn-using-mother-in-law loves! Her husband saw this bag, and requested a 6-pack Frisbee golf bag in a similar style. Things just seem to grow from previous samples.

~7.What is the one "must have" item you need with you when you create?
I have yarn everywhere. If I emptied my space of yarn, it would be pretty minimalist. I have plastic tubs, drawers, and a couple laundry baskets full. I recently acquired a car-ful of hand-me-down yarn to overwhelm my little space. Organization is one of my fortes, though, so I mostly know where everything is. If I am not organized, I can’t get anything done. I’m the sort that cleans house before I can do anything, so I’m always rearranging, and sorting in my little space.

~8.What is one of your favorite items from your favorites list on Etsy?
My purchase from CamdenCreations has been my all time favorite Etsy purchase. http://www.etsy.com/transaction/43762996 I have been collecting items for my soon-to-be niece in this lovely fabric, and the apron is phenomenal. Reversible, customized, and will be well loved.
I am a member of TradeAHolics, so I am always wandering new shops, and finding great new things. If you are a new shop and would like to increase your sales, and show some feedback, trading is a great way to do that!

~9.When you aren't crafting, what do you do?
I love sociology, and theology. When I am crocheting, I love to listen to audio books or documentaries about all sort of history and philosophy subjects. I bowled and played tennis in HS, and carry my racquet around in my car trunk. I definitely bowl more often than get to play tennis though. I have two brothers and a sister in-law that I love to be around. We are a crew of board game fans, and so can usually be found competing over cards with snacks and drinks nearby. I love to camp, and be in the water and woods in the summer time. I’ve been caught crocheting in front of a campfire pit barefoot and happy. To tell the whole truth, I’ve been caught crocheting nearly everywhere I’ve ever gone. (Shhhh, I can crochet and drive at the same time.)

~10.Where can we find your shop?

I have a few places where I have an online presence. I have been on Etsy since February 2009, and have recently added a shop at ArtFire, Storenvy, Big Cartel, CraftIsArt and Zibbet. I especially love Storevny. It is easy to navigate and mixes well with Facebook.
One last thing I’d like to add is some advice for fellow Etsians:
Keep going. Work at your pace. Be the shop owner that you want to deal with when you shop.
I work with the “if there’s time to lean, there’s time to clean” theory. There is always something you can do to improve your shop. My three daily goals are (1) Make Something (2) Sell Something (3) Tell Someone. When I first started it was mostly making, and telling, finding more online places to show put my link, show off a photo. I posted in the crochet FB links just to share what I’ve made, and to pull some ideas. The selling goal can be tougher, but I can often make a trade through the TradeAHolics team most days. This adds feedback and sales to my shop. One of the things I am most proud of is with nearly 400 feedback, not one has been negative or even neutral. I try to go above and beyond for each customer. Part of the sell something goal also, is to post a new listing everyday that I can. Sometimes that a renewal of a sale, and sometimes it’s another size of multi-pack option, just to get a new listing up.