Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Halloween Candy Without The Commercialism

I love Halloween, besides Christmas it's my favorite holiday of the year. The chance to play dress up, decorate inside and out like a creepy horror movie set, having neighbors ask if we're going to decorate again this year (we're apparently known as the Halloween House!), it's just so much fun!

I just had to make new Halloween lollipops for the Lollipop Shop - a sweet natural alternative to the commercial junk in the stores and so far we have a few listed with lots more to come.

My favorite so far is the haunted house lollipop, the detailing on the pop is wonderful and it's a perfect size, not too small, not too big. One thing I hate sometimes is not being able to catch the details on some of my pops in photographs but I think this one came out great.

Car Trouble

So I turn on the minivan to move it to the end of the driveway on Saturday morning as we were having our yearly clean out the garage yard sale. It begins to make some odd sounds, sounds like its coughing almost and then a few seconds later the check engine light comes on!

Like come on already, you've only just been fixed a few months ago for a check engine problem and now you have a new boo boo???

I didn't realise just how much I relied on my car until yesterday when I had to ask my husband to pick up some groceries on his way home from work, but there has been a plus side, I was able to stay home and get some new soaps made and listed although it didn't make me slow down at all, I was up late again making up packages at 11.30pm!

What can I say, I have an obsession with getting things sent out quickly :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Lollipops!!

After an insanely busy summer, the kids are back at school and I'm back to working hard and getting new lollipops up and online.

I really love this one, not that I didn't like the original unicorn, but this one is so huge and is of the entire unicorn instead of just the head. I've always loved unicorns, the mystical and magical stories that include them have always been intriguing to me.

Inventory now shows I have over 300 different mold shapes in stock and I just placed orders for about 50 more new ones, especially for Halloween and Christmas, so I'm definately on target for getting 300 plus in the etsy store - - by Christmas time.