Thursday, July 31, 2008

Making some changes

You have probably seen some of our new labels and I'm curious as to what you think. I've been wanting to upgrade my labels a bit for some time now. My daughter came up with our newest label. She's moved on from making lip balms to heading up me IT Dept. In fact, she is my IT Dept. lol.

Anyways here are a few examples of the changes. How do you like them?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fishy Pedicures?

I know many of you have heard by now the latest trend in Northern Virginia. It's called a Fish Pedicure. Tiny carp nibble away at the dead skin on your feet. Don't believe me? Then watch this.

So what do you think? Want to give fishy pedicures a try? Well if your like me and not sure you want to be fish bait, try you Go Girl's Sugar Scrubs. You get the same baby soft skin with out the fish!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Check Out Ladies Who Launch

For those of you that don't know Ladies Who Launch is a great resource for women who are thinking of starting a business. I attended a book signing last year and left feeling so inspired that i picked up the book right away.

Since then, I have enjoyed receiving their weekly newsletters that feature a woman owned business.

Some of the great tools on their website include, a social network where you can connect with other launching ladies. They also have a templates on writing a business plan to info on women and angel investors.

So be sure to pick up the book, "Ladies Who Launch: Embracing Entrepreneurship & Creativity as a Lifestyle", and visit the website today!

Monday, July 21, 2008

What does your skin mean to you?

Today I came across a website called It's a new campaign of Vaseline that asks the question, "What does your skin mean to you". The film is to release at the 2008 ESSENCE Music Festival. In the mean time you can watch the trailer and listen to celebrity answers that are sure to inspire.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I'm going to try the coupon game.

Everyone needs to save a little money these days and I as I find tips I will post them regularly in my blogs. Here's my first tip.

After reading this Sundays paper, I thought I would try the latest trend in savings, coupons! While using coupons is old news, there's a lot of new ways to use them.

Now I know you've you probably heard the buzz about playing the grocery game by paying a monthly fee and clipping all your coupons and watching your sales flyers to get the best deal. Well, I came across a free website called that gives you plenty of free advice on how to start saving up to 60% or more on your groceries and household goods. The site seems to be a bit easier to use and I like the fact that it's free! Who wants to spend money to save money? Not me!

So I think I'm going to give it a try. I challenge any of you that have been considering this new way of shopping to also give it a try. I'll be completely honest with you. I'm an ALDI shopper because the prices are soooo low. However, if I can save even more with very little work, I'll do it.

I'll let you know how things turn out. Feel free to post your savings too!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Our trip to our first Sonic drive In

The other day my husband came home from work telling me that a co-worker said that a "Sonic Drive In" had just opened up in our state. Now I know some of you might be thinking big deal we have those everywhere, but in Minnesota there are none, until now. So being that it was a beautiful day, we decided to pack up the kids and travel to St. Paul, to see what all the fuss was about.

We arrived to see a long line and a traffic cop directing traffic! We didn't know what to expect, but it wasn't that. We waited our turn to be told that you have to wait in line and get a pass to enter the drive thru. We thought, "We've come this far, might as well".

Anyways, were not sure what all the hoopla is about. The food wasn't that great and the service could have been better. However, it was still a fun trip and we may give their "Coney's and Slush's a try another day.

Friday, July 11, 2008

New You Go Girl! Etsy press!

You Go Girl! has been featured in the MN Etsy blog! In their "Getting Crafty" section they chat with Etsy seller's to find out their summer plans and projects. Take a look at what they have to say about You Go Girl! and other great Etsians too.

Here's the link:

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Star Wars here we come- finally!

Yesterday I took my boys on a summer field trip to the Science Museum to see the new Star Wars exhibit. My son is a huge fan of Star Wars. He can tell you facts that many grown ups don't know and he's only six! To put it mildly, we had a blast! It was cool (even for me), to see the actual props for the Trilogy -the ships, costumes, etc. The three of us even made our own floating spaceships to race.

It was fun to take a break and do something exciting with the boys this week. I look forward to many fun trips this summer and I'll keep you all posted.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence (Indie) Day!

Happy fourth of July to everyone! As we celebrate our country's Independence, I can't help but to think about the freedom of being an Indie. Let's take a look at what it means to be an Indie.

Indie initially comes from the word Independent. Indie has several meanings. The first, -an independently owned business or self-employed; (of a business) privately owned. Another meaning is -An artistic work produced by an independent company or group. One article says "Just be yourself. That's true Indie".

I have to say I love being an indie. Having a say so in my business, staying home and working in my "grubbies", coming and going as I please, and spending more time with family, are just some of the reasons I made the switch from corporate to the entrepreneur life.

So fellow Indies, let's take the time today to rejoice in our Independence.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Cupcake Saturdays at Letterbox Creative

Recently on my quest for delicious cupcakes, I came a cross an email for Letterbox Creative, a card and stationary company, hosting Cupcake Saturday once a month. It was Saturday so I decided to hurry over a try their tasty treats. They were yummy and oh so cute. Even the father of the baker was in line to purchase his.

You can find out more about Letterbox by visiting their website at